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Banks, liquor stores, PennDOT centers closed for Thanksgiving


Pennsylvania – Banks, liquor stores, and PennDOT driver’s license and photo centers will all be closed statewide for Thanksgiving. The US mail will also not be delivered that day.

Schools have all gone on Thanksgiving break for the four-day weekend, and many have decided to switch to virtual or hybrid models.

CLICK HERE. USA Today has a list of nationwide chains and whether they will or will not be open on Thanksgiving. 

Be aware that some store hours may vary by location, so please call your local store if you need to check.

The U.S. Postal Service won’t deliver mail tomorrow, and all government buildings, including driver’s license centers and liquor stores will be closed.

Although not required to by the government, most schools and banks will also be closed.

All schools in our area will have the day off on Thanksgiving itself, and most will also take the day off for this Friday and upcoming Monday.

There will be no trash pickup, so check with your particular trash company to see when your pickup has been rescheduled.

However, other people don’t get to take Thanksgiving off to spend with their families. Police officers, firefighters, military members, EMTs, doctors, nurses, and other public servants will still be hard at work, protecting us and keeping us safe. If you see one of these people during your holiday, please thank them for the good work they do year-round.




Harrisburg, PA The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 26, through Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2020 is available online.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot/.

Additionally, COVID-19 information is available at www.health.pa.gov. For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov or www.PennDOT.gov.



Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board reminded customers that Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across Pennsylvania will be open through Wednesday night, and specific store hours of operation are available at FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com. All Fine Wine & Good Spirits will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen Friday.

FW&GS stores will continue to limit the number of customers in the store at any time, capping the number of people (employees and customers) in every location to ensure social distancing and crowd limitations can be maintained appropriately.

Customers wishing to shop inside a FW&GS store are encouraged to avoid crowds by shopping during off-peak hours, like mid-morning and early afternoon, and to allow extra time for their visits, as there may be a wait to get into the store.

The first hour each store is open each day will continue to be reserved for customers at high risk for COVID-19, including those 65 years of age and older. Voluntary compliance from all customers is encouraged in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our most vulnerable community members.

Customers and employees will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart, guided by signage throughout the stores.

Signage will also encourage customers to follow traffic flow guidance and refrain from touching products unless they intend to buy them.

All FW&GS employees are provided with masks, gloves, and frequent opportunities to wash their hands. Store employees will perform enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfecting, and store hours will be modified to ensure appropriate time for cleaning and restocking.

All sales are final, and no returns will be accepted until further notice.

Customers who are unable to adhere to in-store safety measures due to medical conditions and those who simply prefer a contact-free experience can continue to use the curbside pickup service, which continues to be available at every FW&GS store. Contact a store to place an order and arrange for curbside pickup.

Customers can also shop a wide selection of wines and spirits 24/7 from the comfort of their homes at FWGS.com. They can order Chairman’s Selection® products, online exclusives, highly rated products, and more.

Online orders can be shipped to home or business addresses. Online orders over $99 will be shipped for free to any non-store address.

Customers shopping online are also encouraged to place their orders as early as possible, as many national retailers and shippers are predicting record shipping levels this year.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling nearly $17.9 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit lcb.pa.gov.