Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed this Saturday night because we “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time at 2 am Sunday, March 13, 2011!


Whenever we have a time change, It is also a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detectors to ensure they are working correctly in case of emergency. Firefighters recommend changing your batteries twice a year, and the time change is a good reminder!

Daylight Saving Time (known to many of us as Daylight Savings Time, though the “s” is not technically correct) used to begin in April and end the last Sunday in October, but was extended by about a month in 2007 to try to conserve energy, with the theory that the longer sunlight hours in the evening, the less energy consumers will use.

I am looking forward to the additional hour of daylight in the evening. Happy Almost-Spring! Only a week to go!