Friday, February 23, 2018
News Roundup

South Pinellas Veterans Day closings

Government

All federal offices will be closed.

All state and county offices will be closed.

City offices: St. Petersburg, Kenneth City, Pinellas Park, Seminole and Gulfport will be closed.

City of Largo offices will be open.

Pinellas County Animal Services will be closed.

Federal, state and county courts will be closed.

All PSTA buses will operate on a normal schedule.

All post offices will be closed.

All Pinellas County public schools will be open.

St. Petersburg College will be closed.

University of South Florida St. Petersburg offices will be closed.

Eckerd College will have its normal class schedule class on Monday.

All library branches will be closed.

All banks will be closed.

Trash collection

St. Petersburg: Monday collections will be on Tuesday. Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday. Thursday collections will remain the same.

Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park and Gulfport will have no changes to residential trash pickup.

Malls

International Plaza, Tyrone Square Mall and Westfield Countryside mall will operate on normal hours.

Local attractions

Great Explorations will be open.

Sunken Gardens will be open.

The Dalí Museum will be open.

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg will be open.

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