A busy month

Published 12:16 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018

If it’s March, that must mean at least four things.

First, Daylight Saving Time. That begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Set your non-digital clocks and watches ahead one hour before retiring for the night. Your other electronic devices will update on their own, but they won’t change the batteries in your smoke alarms, so it’s up to you. Presuming you have the proper batteries on hand, the task shouldn’t take much more time than, say, moving the clock hands ahead.

Second, baseball season is fully underway. Should you see this paper on Saturday, the PDC Hurricanes have moved their game to Saturday, March 10 for a double-header at 5 and 7 p.m. on Armory Field.

Go out and support the team. For a full schedule of upcoming games, visit www.pdc.edu and go to Athletics.

Third, St. Patrick’s Day. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate. On March 17, everyone’s Irish. Remember the wearing o’ the green lest you get pinched.

Fourth, and no less important, Read Across America Month. As shown in our paper, schools in Western Tidewater have been celebrating literacy and, not coincidentally, the birth of Dr. Seuss on March 2. But  encouraging reading isn’t something that should be limited to just one day or even a month, instead it should be year around.

Nonetheless, we commend all teacher and volunteer readers for making the occasion a memorable one at the schools. We also encourage parents to read to their children at home. That activity not only bonds you and yours, but also naturally promotes an interest in books and what they offer.