Wednesday, March 6, 2013
When do we "spring forward?"
You know the old saying "spring forward, fall back?" Well, it's almost time to spring forward. A reader inquired on the date Daylight Saving begins this year. Well, You Ask, Patch Answers. This year, we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. (Don't worry, we'll remind you again.) Officially Daylight Saving Time is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the day with your Patch Newsletter.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
You've got an extra hour to sleep this weekend.
Those 7:30 a.m. commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend—officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Remember, we all “fall back” and set the clocks back one hour. Extra sleep! Many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends. When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, local fire officials will remind you that it is also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure device are in working order. A fun fact: Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time. We begin saving that daylight again on March 10, 2013.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here's a list of things to do around town today and this weekend.
Our weekday column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started, and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. The High School play Working will be running through Sunday in the Hopkinton High School. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, and Sunday at 2 in the afternoon. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for students. They are available at the door. 2. Tonight will be the Fourth Annual Hopkinton Community Spelling Bee. It will feature pre-registered teams competing in the Hopkins School at 6. 3. Saturday afternoon the Hopkinton School Committee will hold their third and final Community Conversation. The committee hopes to gather information on what the town residents find important in …