George H.W. Bush and National Day of Mourning: What's open and what's closed
Bush’s service dog, Sully, lays beside the casket containing the late president’s remains at a Houston funeral home.
President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush ahead of his state funeral in Washington, D.C.
While a day of mourning is rare, generally observed after the death of a president – the last one was on Jan. 2, 2007 on the day of Gerald Ford’s funeral – a lot of services are affected, including the closures of the federal government and financial markets.
Here is a full breakdown of what is closed on Wednesday and how it can affect you….
According to the White House website, the American flag will be displayed at “half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions for a period of 30 days from the day of his death.”
We had a great day of music and delicious food at the Soulful Giving Charity Event Saturday.
For more information about this event you can find it here.
Our office will be closed at 5:30 today and we will be ready to rock by 7am on Thursday July 5th.
If you need to schedule a delivery and it is after 5:30 you can do so online. If you don’t have online access and would like to get set up, please click here.
From everyone here at On-Time Delivery have a very safe and Happy 4th of July!
As we close out the month of June and look forward to a sunny Fourth of July, I’ve got some not so great news.
The Great Traffic Apocalypse will begin on July 8th!
As if traffic wasn't bad enough.
Starting July 8th and running through August there will be major roadwork on I-5 and I-84. The most disruptive project will require “around the clock” closures of three of the bridges connecting Interstate 5 and Interstate 84.
One bridge will close at a time, and the bridge connecting I-5 northbound to I-84 eastbound won’t be closed during the day. But the closures will last for two weeks or more.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is predicting heavy delays.They actually suggest that if you can, you should take this time off for vacation during the construction period.
Since taking a 6 week vacation isn’t an option for most of us. We will have to deal with it.
We won't really know the effect on traffic until it happens but it's a good guess, given the current state of rush hour traffic, that it’s going to suck!
We are going to implement the following in order to help insure that your orders get done on time and on schedule.
If you could allow for additional time for orders coming in and out of those areas that would be greatly appreciated.
We will let you know as the date of the Apocalypse gets closer. In the meantime, you can read more about it here.
Below is from ODOT’s website. It lays out the schedule and at the bottom is their suggestions on what travellers can do to avoid being affected by the delays.
Night time work begins in June 2018 and will continue until fall 2019. Expect night time lane closures for paving work on I-5, including paving exit and entrance ramps, replacing the median barrier, upgrading sidewalks, improve signage and upgrade ADA ramps.
The following full closures of I-5 are scheduled to occur in July and August over four full weekends.
Southbound I-5 will be fully closed between the Fremont and Marquam Bridges on the following two weekends:
What Travelers Can Do
2018 SHAMROCK RUN PORTLAND SUNDAY MARCH 18th at Waterfront Park
35000 runners will hit the streets (many hungover from St Patty’s Day) to run or walk anywhere from a 5k to a half marathon.
For those of us with a bad knee or common sense, that don’t want to run for miles in the cold and rain, here are some things to do that won’t require tights and running shoes.
1. Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Portland, OR Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Portland by attending the All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. This family friendly event features performances by several Irish dance troupes, children’s activities, traditional food and beverages, and a raffle.
2. Paddy’s Bar and Grill, Portland, OR A street party featuring bagpipers, Irish bands, and outdoor food tents combine to make this annual event a favorite among Portland residents and visitors. This event is family friendly until 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Children’s Cancer Society.
3. St. Agatha St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Portland, OR Middle school marching bands, bagpipers, children on festively festooned bikes and wagons, and shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage combine to make this parade and festival a well-loved event in the Sellwood/Moreland neighborhood of Portland. A children’s carnival with entertainment awaits participants and bystanders at the end of the parade, while adults can raise a glass of Guinness to the spirit of the day in the nearby beer garden.
4. Kells Irish Festival, Portland, OR Portland loves its Kells Irish Pub so much that one location isn’t enough, so lucky residents and visitors get to choose between two locations. Dancing, piping, feasting, and general revelry can be found at each one when St. Patrick’s Day is in the picture. Just like one Kells isn’t enough, one day isn’t enough either, so expect to enjoy four full days of Irish fun. Sunday is family day, with face painting, children’s activities, soccer, arts-and-crafts, and an appearance by the famous Kells furry friends, the Irish wolfhounds.
Did you know that even if you don’t use the online ordering system you can get an email confirmation when your delivery is completed?
Many of you don’t use the online ordering system which is great. We love talking to everyone that calls in. But if instead of wondering if your delivery has been completed or having to call back to get confirmation you will just have to check your email.
This just gives you a little peace of mind and saves you time in the event that the person receiving the delivery can’t find it. Instead of calling, you just have to check your inbox.
The email contains all the details of the order and the name and exact time it was delivered.
If you primarily phone orders in and would like to start receiving an email confirmation please let us know the next time you call in. Unfortunately for phone in orders the system can only send an email to one email address.
Good Morning ,
As I am sure you are aware from the news reports. Protesters are going to be in downtown Portland today starting around noon.
From previous protests, this is going to make traffic in downtown a real headache. With street closures an almost certainty, as well as the real prospect of the freeway's surrounding downtown being impacted.
We will, as always to everything we can to prevent this from impacting our service or affect us getting your deliveries done on schedule.
If it does become an issue we will keep you posted here as well at on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also call our office at 503-262-0801 if you have questions regarding a specific delivery.
Have a great day.