Dear Crabby, Will Michigan Ever Drop Daylight Savings Time?

Dear Crabby, I enjoyed your response to the movement of Hallows Eve. My question is whether you think the state of Michigan will ever make the shift not to keep changing our clocks to and from Daylight Savings Time? Thank you in advance for your insight. Pavel Dear Pavel, It’s always nice to hear from a fan and know that at least one person besides Mrs. Crabby is reading my column. I’ve actually written about Daylight Savings Time (DST) before, but it’s been almost 10 years ago, so … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Do I Always Forget Daylight Savings Time?

Dear Crabby, I am not usually a forgetful person, yet I have always managed to forget to change my clocks for Daylight Savings Time.  How in the world can I ever get this right and remember to change my clocks before I wake up the next day? Sincerely, Clueless Clockman Dear Mr. Clockman, I am with you on this one, bud!  I hate those two times of year when we have to change our clocks forward or back.  I finally learned that little saying a couple years ago that says, "Spring forward … [Read more...]

Change Your Clocks—Change Your Batteries

There is a lot that we can do to keep our homes and families safe from fire and in future articles we’ll expand on the most prevalent home fire hazards but for now we’d like to present some details about one of the single most life saving devices you can have in your home---Smoke Alarms. Here are some tips from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association to better protect homes: Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home (including the basement), outside each … [Read more...]