SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND

The hunger for spring has many wondering if it is time to Spring Forward in 2015, turning our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time. (Yes, it is officially called Daylight Saving time NOT Daylight Savings Time.)

There is good news for those who like the longer sunlight into the evening: Daylight Saving Time 2015 is almost here, and on March 8, we will spring forward and get one extra hour of daylight in the evening.

The bad news, of course, is that the day it occurs we actually lose one hour - since as the clocks turn forward one hour evaporates until the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall, when we get it back.

So Daylight Saving Time 2015 begins officially on Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. It lasts until Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Daylight Saving Time was started by the federal government many years ago as a means of conserving electricity, so we have more hours of natural light in working/waking hours. Many argue, however, that the savings are small, and not worth the interruption.

Regardless, for now we have Daylight Saving Time and March 8 is the day to spring forward in 2015.

Jane Ferrier

Jane Ferrier

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CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
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