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Daylight Saving Time A Welcome Sight For Many Area Residents

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By Suzanne Monaghan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’ve lost an hour, but we are gaining that evening daylight. It’s a welcome trade-off for many people who have had enough of this cold, snowy and gloomy winter.

Springing forward is giving some Spring Garden residents a little extra spring in their step.

“Just the afternoon sun, an extra hour, because winter is over and this was brutal,” said Steve. “January was brutal and it was a cold January.”

Losing an hour of sleep didn’t stop Steve from waiting in line for brunch early Sunday morning at Sabrina’s restaurant.

“I’m out early walking my dog anyway,” he said. “He was up today, earlier than me. For him the clocks didn’t change, so it’s not much of a difference for me. I’m going to load up on coffee here at brunch, so I’m sure I won’t feel it until tomorrow.”

For Alex, any sleep deprivation is worth the reward of having extra daylight after work.

“It’s about a week where you have to adjust to the time change,” he said, “but apart from that I”m happy because it means I can stay outside later and do my thing as well.”

And getting outside is tops on many priority lists after a winter filled with cabin fever.

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