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Presidents' Day in Pine-Richland: What's Open, What's Closed?

It is a federal, state and county holiday—but other many other offices and businesses are open.

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.

What's Closed

  • 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

What's Open

  • 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.

What does Presidents' Day mean to you? Tell us in the comments box below.

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