The summertime and warmer weather practice of Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.
Remember to ‘fall back’ on Saturday night, set the clocks back one hour for a return to Standard Time as of Sunday, Nov. 6.
Residents will enjoy getting an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night, and the return to Standard Time also signals the start of the ‘winter’ season when the sun sets earlier in the afternoon. Daylight Saving Time is enacted in spring, to allow for longer daylight hours and extended outdoor activity during the warmer weather.
Fire officials also remind residents that now is a good time to change the batteries in all smoke detectors in your home if you haven’t already.
This year, Daylight Saving Time began on March 13 so it actually was in effect for almost nine months.