Friday, March 12, 2010

Time to change

Here's a reminder before you go to bed tomorrow (Saturday) night. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead by an hour as Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m.

At the same time, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detector.

Daylight savings time is not observed in Hawaii or in most of Arizona (the Navajo Nation does observe it) but it is observed in all other states including Utah.

Daylight savings time has an on-again, off-again affair in the US, and because of this confusion has set in for many people. The first daylight savings law in the US began in 1918 then was repealed in 1919. It was observed in local jurisdictions in 1945, and then became the Uniform Time Act revision in 1972. Emergency Daylight Saving times began in 1974. The Uniform Time Act revision began in 1986. Then there was the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

The US Department of Transportation conducted survey of American and found that people like daylight savings time because it allows for long evenings with daylight and they can enjoy more activities later in the day while they are outside.

Daylight savings time will end the first Sunday in November.

Softball team to hold fund-raiser

The Columbia High School softball program will hold a Friendly's Night on Monday, March 15 from 5-8 p.m.  at the Friendly's on Oregon Pike.
Ten percent of the your bill will go to the program for the purchase of equipment.

PIAA hoop playoffs open

The Road to State College or the PIAA Basketball playoffs begin at various locations across the state tonight into tomorrow. Here are some links to check for previews, brackets and live blogs from a few games. I highly recommend Keith and Jeff from
The links are:,,,,

Eastern and Lancaster Catholic boys play tonight. Hempfield plays tomorrow.

Park Rangers schedule event

On Saturday, March 20, the Columbia Park Rangers will assemble at 8 a.m. at Glatfelter Field at South 12 Street and Lancaster Avenue for a Spring Cleanup involving trash pickup and leaf removal. Most appropriately this is the first day of spring after a nasty winter marked by several heavy snows.

This will also mark the start of Columbia Park Ranger's 10th season of helping to maintain Columbia's parks.