Monday, December 18, 2017
News Roundup

Labor Day holiday closings

Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed .

Pinellas County Animal Services will be closed.

Courts

Federal, state and county courts will be closed.

Buses

PSTA buses will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

Garbage collection

Kenneth City, Seminole, Pinellas Park and Gulfport have no change in residential trash pickup.

St. Petersburg: Residents with regular garbage collection on Monday will be shifted to Tuesday. Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday, and there is no change to Thursday and Friday collections.

Largo: Residents with regular garbage pick up on Monday will be shifted to Tuesday, and regular Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday.

Post offices, mail delivery

Post offices will be closed. No residential mail delivery.

Schools

Pinellas County public schools, St. Petersburg College, University of South Florida St. Petersburg will be closed.

Eckerd College offices will be open as the fall semester begins.

Local attractions

Great Explorations will be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunken Gardens will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The DalÍ Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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