Thanksgiving closings in the Historic Triangle

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To brine or not to brine
This turkey image from the 1825 book “American Ornithology” by Charles Lucien Bonaparte. (Photo courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

Thanksgiving’s a holiday for local government workers, so no matter where you live in the Historic Triangle, don’t assume you’ll able to work out a rec center during the long weekend. Or haul trash to the dump. Or check out a library book.

In fact, before you bring your recycling to the curb or head to a local park, check this handy list.

By Monday, everything should be back to normal. At least until Christmas, that is.

James City County

County offices will be closed Thursday Nov. 24 and Friday Nov. 25.

The Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse will close at noon on Wednesday Nov. 23 and remain closed until Monday, Nov. 28, when it will operate with normal hours.

The James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center will be closed Thursday Nov. 24 and open Friday Nov. 25.

JCC Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 23 and remain closed Thursday and Friday.

Convenience Centers and the Garbage Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday and open on Friday Nov. 25.

Williamsburg

City offices will be closed Thursday Nov. 24 and Friday Nov. 25 at the Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette St.

The Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and remain closed until Monday, when it will reopen with normal hours.

Quarterpath Recreation Center will close at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and reopen with regular hours on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Williamsburg Regional Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and reopen with regular hours on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Waller Mill Park will be closed on Thursday Nov. 24 and reopen with normal hours on Friday, Nov. 25.

There are no changes to the trash and recycling collection schedule.

Any payments deposited on Thursday or Friday in the city’s drop-off box at 401 Lafayette St. won’t be posted until Monday.

WATA

For students leaving town by Amtrak, the WATA Green Line, which serves the College of William & Mary, will add service to Williamsburg Transportation Center on Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 7:30-10-30 a.m. and from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The Green Line will shut down for Thanksgiving break on Tuesday Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. and start back up again on Monday, Nov. 28.

WATA will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and there will be no public transportation service.

On Friday, Nov. 25, WATA will run on a Saturday schedule.

York County

York County Courts and the Virginia Cooperative Extension will close at noon on Wednesday Nov. 23. York County Public Libraries will close at 5 p.m.

County offices and most county services will be closed on Thursday Nov. 24 and Friday Nov. 25, including: York County government offices, York County Public Libraries, York-Poquoson Social Services, the Virginia Cooperative Extension, York County courts and the Waste Management Center Administration.

Garbage and recycling normally collected on Thursday will be picked up instead on Friday, Nov. 25. Friday pickups will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Goodwin Neck Transfer Station and citizen dropoff for garbage and recycling will be operating on a normal schedule Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26.

For more information about garbage pickup and recycling in York County, call 757-890-3780.