In observance of Labor Day, Suffolk City offices will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. The City observes all State-designated holidays. Labor Day is considered a holiday for the Commonwealth of Virginia and all State offices are closed on this day.
The Suffolk Tourism Visitor Center will remain open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014.
All Suffolk City Libraries will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014.
The Suffolk Art Gallery will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1, 2014.
Suffolk Parks & Recreation joint use recreation facilities will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014. East Suffolk Recreation Center will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. The Suffolk Parks & Recreation Administration Office will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014.
Suffolk’s four major parks – Lone Star Lakes, Constant’s Wharf, Sleepy Hole,
and Bennett's Creek will remain open Monday, September 1, 2014; however, no park attendant will be on duty.
Cypress Park & Pool will be open Saturday August 30, 2014 and Sunday August 31, 2014 with regular hours but will be closed Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.
The Suffolk Executive Airport will remain open on Monday, September 1, 2014, however, the Terminal will not be manned.
Suffolk Public Works Department will pick up trash as scheduled next week. TFC Recycling will also conduct their normal recycling collection routes. Suffolk Public Works Department reminds you that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 514-7630.
The Southeastern Public Safety Authority (SPSA) Transfer Station in Suffolk will be open from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014. The Regional Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014.
The Annual Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon and Sunday Night Concert will be taking place this weekend at the Oceanfront and Virginia Beach Police is expecting very large crowds and an increased volume of traffic in and near the resort area. Click here for traffic and event info.
Senator Mark Warner will join Congressman Bobby Scott at his 38th Annual Labor Day Celebration
Newport News - Congressman Bobby Scott will host his 38th Annual Labor Day Celebration. The annual event will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014. The traditional holiday event at his family’s home, located at 914 Shore Drive, Newport News, Virginia will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
In addition to the usual draw of 1,000 to 1,200 guests, the Scott event also serves as a very visible platform for any number of political candidates seeking office this November.
This is the 38th Annual Labor Day Celebration sponsored by Congressman Scott. The event is open to the public.
Rain Location: W. Henry Maxwell Family Life Center at Ivy Baptist Church, 50 Maple Avenue, Newport News, Virginia
Red Cross Issues Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend
EASTERN, NC, August 28, 2014 — Many people will be taking road trips, spending time at the beach and having cook outs this weekend. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time.
“We encourage everyone to take a few simple, safety steps when spending time on the road, at the beach and at cook outs,” said Barry Porter, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross of Eastern NC. “Start by downloading our free First Aid and Swim apps.”
People should also follow these safety tips:
Tips for Safe Travel
• Take emergency supplies such as food and water, a flashlight and a first aid kit.
• Let someone know your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive.
• Buckle up and obey traffic signs.
• Avoid texting and talking on the phone while driving.
• Don’t drink and drive.
Tips for Safe Swimming
• Check weather and beach conditions throughout the day.
• Always swim in an area supervised by a lifeguard and obey all warnings.
• Provide close and constant attention to children in or near the water.
• Stay within arm’s reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers while they are in the water.
• Young children, inexperienced swimmers and boaters should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.
Tips for Safe Grilling
• Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Keep children and pets away from the grill.
• Never add charcoal starter fluid after coals have been ignited.
• Use long-handled utensils.
• Don’t leave the grill unattended while in use.
The Red Cross has a series of mobile apps in case people run into severe weather or need expert advice on what to do in case of an emergency. People can go to redcross.org/apps for information.
To keep traffic moving and reduce congestion, VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and highways from noon Friday, Aug. 29, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 2.