Monday, Feb. 18, is Presidents' Day.
The holiday was originally titled "Washington's Birthday," a federal observation honoring the nation's first president and implemented by Congress in 1879 . By the mid-1980s, with a push from advertisers, the term "Presidents' Day" began its public appearance. Today, the holiday has become well known for being a day in which many stores, especially car dealers and furniture outlets, hold sales.
- Pine-Richland public schools
- Most banks
- Federal, state, and Allegheny County offices and courts.
- Pennsylvania driver license and photo centers are closed Saturday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 18. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us.
- State liquor stores
- Post offices
- Pine Community Center
- Pine Township Municipal Offices
- Richland Township Municipal Offices
- Northern Tier Library
- Vogel Disposal—The regular schedule is unchanged for trash and recycling pickup in Pine and Richland townships.
- The Port Authority is running regular bus, T and incline weekday service, but the downtown service center is closed.
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