Don’t forget to spring your clocks forward on Sunday for daylight saving time

Look on the bright side — an hour is lost this weekend, but the sun will stick around later than normal.

Daylight saving time officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means Lawrence residents will lose an hour overnight. Clocks should be set forward an hour.

That means the sun will rise about 7:30 a.m. and set about 7:30 p.m.

We’ll return to Central Standard Time at 2 a.m. Nov. 6.

Amy Savoie, general manager of WheatFields Bakery Cafe, 904 Vt., said she had written notes to hang up in the store reminding employees of the time change.

“Everybody is used to waking up early here,” she said.

It’s Savoie’s first daylight saving time working at WheatFields, so she’s curious to see how it affects Sunday’s early-morning crowd.

And while you’re moving your clocks forward an hour, officials at Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical suggest you also change the batteries in you smoke alarms. They recommend changing the batteries once a year.