Lexington couple looking to channel the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day for their business
LEXINGTON, Va. – A small business in downtown Lexington is hoping this St. Patrick’s Day brings them some much-needed luck. Patrick’s Day traditionally for us has marked the beginning of our busy season,” explained Celtic Tides owner John Morman. This year, the holiday is a marker of hope for the small shop that knows how special St. Patrick’s Day really is. Through creative measures, optimism and the discovery of business resources, they’ve been able to keep their doors open. Mr. Morman serves on the National Retail Federations Small Business Council.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2021 with this verdant view of Ireland from space
The NOAA-20 satellite captured this stunning image of Ireland on March 16, 2021, just ahead of St. Patrick's Day. (Image credit: NOAA)Ireland is already showing off verdant green finery in an image captured from space one day before the island's iconic holiday, St. Patrick's Day. The satellite loops from pole to pole more than a dozen times a day, looking down on wherever the planet is experiencing mid-afternoon. And with a little luck, NOAA-20 caught the island nearly bare of clouds that otherwise mask the satellite's view. The result is a stunning image of the aptly named "Emerald Isle."space.com
Biden recommits to Good Friday accord on St. Patrick's Day
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin on St. Patrick's Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden marked St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday by recommitting the U.S. to the Good Friday Agreement, which has come under increasing stress following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Before the meeting, the president attended a morning Mass at the aptly named St. Patrick’s Church near his family home in Wilmington, Delaware, then returned to the White House to partake in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, which were toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with recent tradition, the water in fountains outside the White House ran green for the day. Biden and Martin also emphasized their commitment to addressing global challenges and combating the coronavirus, among other issues, the White House said.
90 million of the $1,400 stimulus checks have been deposited. Here's who got a payment
ljubaphoto | E+ | Getty ImagesAbout 90 million Americans now have those $1,400 stimulus checks in their bank accounts. More from Personal Finance:Here's who qualifies for the new $1,400 stimulus checksNew $1,400 stimulus checks could be garnished for unpaid debtsWhy Americans paid over $66 million to cash first stimulus checks Recipients of this first tranche include those who provided direct deposit information on their 2019 or 2020 tax returns, or who submitted their information through the IRS non-filer tool last year. The majority of the stimulus payments will be sent by direct deposit, according to the IRS. The ACH Network is a payment system that enables direct deposits and payments to accounts at U.S. banks and credit unions nationwide. Nacha organization that oversees the ACH NetworkWith every ACH payment — or direct deposit — instruction, there is a corresponding date, according to the National Automated Clearing House Association, or Nacha, the organization that oversees the ACH Network.cnbc.com
Roanoke mayor scorns late night St. Patrick’s Day celebrations downtown
ROANOKE, Va. – Hundreds of people flocked to downtown Roanoke Saturday night to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea believes their decision may set the city back in its battle against COVID-19. “We do not want another spread that could affect me, you and others if we have a spread in this city again,” Lea said. Lea said while Roanoke’s COVID-19 vaccination rates are improving, they are not high enough in his opinion for gatherings as large as of Saturday night’s festivities. He says he will look to enforce COVID-19 capacity guidelines more harshly in the city after the celebrations. What we want to do is save lives.”Lea said restaurants are liable to face punishment if they violated capacity guidelines on Saturday.
St. Patrick’s Day crowd comes to Roanoke, despite lack of a parade
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke was not able to host its trademark St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the second straight year, but a crowd still came downtown to celebrate the occasion on Saturday. Many people who came out said they’re celebrating not just St. Patrick’s Day, but the optimism of declining COVID-19 cases and loosened restrictions. He came downtown because he’s grateful to live another day after his battle. “When you’re in a hospital and you’re on oxygen, you may or may not come out,” Seligman said. Martin’s owner Jason Martin said the day gives him hope that the parade and normal celebrations can return in 2022.
Downtown Roanoke St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue during COVID-19 pandemic
ROANOKE, Va. – Streets usually filled with a sea of green will be relatively empty this weekend. Downtown Roanoke canceled its St. Patrick’s Day parade and Shamrock Festival, but restaurants are still open for business. Bryan Summerson from Big Lick Brewing Company said they’re not officially celebrating St. Paddy’s Day until Wednesday. “We really want to actively discourage any major social gatherings around St. Patrick’s Day. Roanoke native Cricket Price, who just got vaccinated, said she is laying low this year.
Roanoke businesses look to ‘weather the storm’ amid St. Patrick’s Day COVID-19 cancelations
ROANOKE, Va. – Once again, due to the coronavirus, Roanoke has canceled its St. Patrick’s Day festivities. “It’s by far our busiest day of the year, I mean hands down,” said Jason Martin, the owner of Martin’s Downtown. Downtown Roanoke Inc. announced Monday that it’s canceling the city’s annual parade and Shamrock Festival, citing current restrictions. Business owners will be thankful for any kind of boost right now, but even more thankful when things return to normal. “I think our goal is to weather the storm,” Broyles said.
Possibility of Roanoke St. Patrick’s Day events remains uncertain for 2021
ROANOKE, Va. – The future of one of Roanoke’s most notable traditions is still murky for 2021. The Roanoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade was one of the first major events canceled when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America last year. Downtown Roanoke, Inc. stated it is still too soon to decide if any St. Patrick’s ay events can happen this year, considering social distancing guidelines. “Obviously, we spread it out so people could come down here.”AdHowever, St. Patrick’s Day is the main event downtown business owners like Arton Williams look forward to. It’s just adaptability, trying to think on your feet and do whatever you can.”
Jim Gaffigan's 2020 set to music
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. These are the same faces I celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day and everyone's birthday with this year. Comedian Jim Gaffigan's Thanksgiving holiday was shared with the same people he's been in lockdown with since March. CBS NewsI cooked brats for these same six people and their same six faces on Labor Day, 4th of July, and Memorial Day. But it occurred to me, if the year 2020 were a song, it would be "Hotel California" by The Eagles.cbsnews.com
Can you fathom no St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at pubs in Ireland?
A St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland without celebrations at local pubs? Yes, it is true, and just the latest example of how serious the coronavirus pandemic has become. The Irish government sent a release Sunday asking all pubs be closed from Sunday night until March 29 to help quell the spread of the coronavirus. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations surely will be affected around the world, and it’s hard to imagine you can’t even go to a pub in the heart of Ireland anymore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But that once again emphasizes the seriousness of the pandemic and the sacrifices so many are making.
Ireland closes all pubs and bars after packed weekend amid coronavirus pandemic
Those looking to get a pint on St. Patrick's Day at a pub in Ireland will now have to look elsewhere. The guidance comes after multiple videos were posted on social media this weekend showing packed watering holes in the country, prior to the St. Patrick's Day holiday on Tuesday. There is very clear public health advice. There is very clear public health advice. All St. Patrick's Day parades across Ireland were already canceled due to coronavirus early last week.cbsnews.com
Roanoke restaurants continue St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, despite statewide coronavirus concerns
ROANOKE, Va. – Hundreds of events across Virginia and the nation have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, but restaurants in downtown Roanoke still went on with their St. Patrick’s Day plans. Two restaurants held large celebrations on Saturday, despite the cancellation of Roanoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for the same day. In text messages to 10 News, owner Jason Martin said St. Patrick’s Day is the busiest and most important day for the restaurant. He said attendance dipped by 25 percent due to the coronavirus crisis and the cancelled parade. Corned Beef and Company also held an outdoor event on the stretch of Jefferson Street outside of its restaurant.
Roanoke seeking volunteers for its St. Patrick’s Day Parade
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is right around the corner, but the city needs your help for it to run smoothly. Downtown Roanoke Inc. needs up to 70 volunteers to assist with parade operations. Volunteer jobs include lining up the parade floats, checking IDs and serving concessions. The organization does have some volunteers who help with the parade every year, but more are needed this year because of some special guests. The parade takes place on March 14.
Budweiser Clydesdales to take part in Roanoke’s St. Patrick’s Day parade
ROANOKE, Va. – There will be a new addition to Roanoke’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade this year. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will take part in the March 14 parade in downtown Roanoke. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon for the annual parade that starts at 11 a.m. The “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will guide the beer wagon on the parade route traveling down Jefferson Street to Campbell Avenue, ending at Williamson Road. As we await their arrival, here are some fun facts about the Clydesdales:
Nike's new self-tying shoes; major canned tuna recall: #CBSNBusiness Headlines
Nike has unveilled self-tying shoes that automatically tighten and loosen for comfort; Bumble Bee recalls thousands of cans of tuna; and AAA will help you get home safely this St. Patrick's Day. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com