Daylight saving time is this weekend – are you ready? Here are a few reasons to love daylight saving time in Stillwaters.
- This is such a great walking neighborhood and with extra daylight this means more evening walkers seen strolling the neighborhood.
- Gardeners in the neighborhood are coming alive with all the extra sunshine. Extra hours of daylight in the afternoon means more hours to till the soil and visit with your gardening neighbors.
- Evening driving – for those of us who have trouble driving after dark, daylight saving time provides extra hours of daylight that invite us to go to movies, attend potluck night or go for a drive in the evening and enjoy the beautiful countryside around Stillwaters.
- Seeing more of your neighbors is another reason. This time of year begins the “patio-sitting, porch-perching and sidewalk chatting that this neighborhood is famous for.
Did you know? (Source: Health.usnews.com)
- Officially, it’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time.” But don’t feel bad if you thought there was a final “s” on saving; more people Google the incorrect phrase than the correct one.
- Two states do not observe daylight saving time: Hawaii and Arizona.
- Daylight saving time was first used during World War I, as part of an effort in the United States and other warring countries to conserve fuel.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this Saturday (Spring Forward, Fall Back).
Quote of the Week:
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill
Happenings this week:
Tonight: Centralia College President’s Wife to Speak at AAUW Meeting
LaDona Martin-Frost, wife of the new Centralia College President Robert Frost, will be the guest speaker at tonight’s meeting of the American Association of University Women. Music in Bolivia will be the subject of Martin-Frost’s talk: “No Milk for the Baby: Indigenous Women’s Contributions to Andean Music in Bolivia,” based on her research in rural Andean communities.
Martin-Frost, an AAUW member, will provide musical examples on Andean instruments as she leads a discussion of gendered roles in music-making prevalent among Quechua- and Aymara-speaking communities in the Andes. The meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. here at The Gathering Place.
Saturday, March 7th: Gardening for Everyone Spring Classes, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Hall, Centralia College, sponsored by the WSU Lewis County Extension Master Gardener Program, call (360) 740-1216 to register.
Thursday, March 12th: Movie Night at Stillwaters. This month’s feature is “Million Dollar Arm” with Jon Hamm and Bill Paxton. Based on a true story, and in honor baseball season starting this story will warm your heart and tell a good baseball story too. Ice cream is served at 5:45 and the movie starts promptly at 6 p.m.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says cloudy and rainy through Monday and then a few days of sunshine and then a few days of sprinkles. The common word throughout though is Cold! Winter is giving it’s all in the last few weeks of this winter period. The first day of Spring comes March 20th!