Monday, September 3, 2012
Here's a gentle reminder about adjustments in Wildwood and Eureka, due to the holiday—plus the history of Labor Day itself and why it's an annual tribute to the contributions of U.S. workers.
Wildwood and Eureka city offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day Holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Trash pickup for Monday's Labor Day in Wildwood will be adjusted. All customers will be delayed by one day for trash/recycle/yard waste collection this week. For those whose regular service day is Monday, pickup will be on Tuesday. If one's regular service day is on Tuesday, pickup will be on Wednesday, and so on. All trash pickup service days in Eureka also will be changed from their scheduled day to the following day. Area banks, post offices and schools also will be closed for the day. Most retail and dining establishments will be open, but it's advisable to call ahead. When looking for a …
For Labor Day, Patch looks at how jobs have changed during the last century.
This is a story about jobs that, by and large, simply don’t exist in the United States anymore. Or if they do, are holding on by a fiber-optic thread that will soon extinguish the occupation for good. Some jobs are history, like the iceman, who has not cometh since the Eisenhower Administration. And others – including the minimum wage Walmart “greeter” - were here just yesterday. A LESS DISPOSABLE TIME At The Sun newspaper of Baltimore – where many wonder if reporters will eventually go the way of the typewriter (and the skilled folks who repaired them) – there used to be an aged, exceedingly polite elevator operator named Barney Barney. [Yes, his first name and his last name were – inexplicably - the same.] Though extraordinary buildings …
Sure, school is back in session, but the kids don't have to be the only ones hitting the books this month.
Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbecues and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. Until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. And that means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good book atop your favorite lounge chair. Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade. Fiction Non-fiction Be sure to tell us in your comments about your favorite summer read.