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Good Friday morning to you!
 

Beep, beep! No it’s not the Road Runner, it is the sound of your microwave oven. And, according to my mother, that is the source of our extreme weather in the world — or at least that’s what she told me in 1980. And she may be on to something. Who knows? I do know this. My father had one of the original microwave ovens. It was very small and very heavy. Dad used it a lot, even when the door became loose. He wasn’t too concerned about it, but us kids would quietly move into the living room when he would cook something in it. That microwave may not have been bringing on hurricanes, but, regardless, we were not going to risk having our brains sizzled while standing in front of it. Think about all this the next time you heat something up in your microwave, and, in the meantime, enjoy the nice weather. Beep, beep.

Have a great Friday, and, as always, thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman

President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
shane@dmcityview.com
515-953-4822, ext. 305

 
 
Des Moines Weather
 
High 51. Low 30. Sunny for the most part. A bit warmer Saturday and into the 60s Sunday! Enjoy some outdoor fun this weekend!
The Score
 
Girls State Basketball Semifinal winners from Thursday:
Waukee, Johnston, West Lyon, Unity Christian, Glenwood, Ballard.
 
ALSO:
University of Northern Iowa men's team defeats Illinois State, 65-60. Women play today. ISUmen's team loses to Texas Tech, 54-81. March 3 the women defeated Kansas, 83 to 53. Iowa men, 102, over Nebraska 64. March 3, women lost to Indiana, 80-89. TODAY: UNI and Drake face off in men's action. Drake women face Valparaiso today.
 
 
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Exclusive: Travelers can get COVID-19 testing at DSM Airport

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Airport will start offering on-site COVID-19 tests for passengers Thursday. The airport is partnering with Exemplar Care to offer three types of on-site tests: An antibody test to answer if you've had COVID-19, a rapid antigen test to see if you have an active infection and a PCR test, which is the gold standard. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Charges Filed Against Owner of Starving Dog in Polk County

DES MOINES, IOWA — A starving dog rescued from a Polk County home earlier this gaining weight again and his owner is behind bars, charged with Animal Neglect. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says it rescued ‘Jax’ – a young male dog – earlier this week in Polk County. Jax weighed just 27 pounds when he was rescued, about half of what a dog his size should weigh. The ARL says his fur was matted with feces and he had worms and fleas. In the three days he’s been in ARL care he has already gained four pounds.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Thinking about hitting the trail? You might want to hold off for little while

DES MOINES, Iowa — With the absolutely gorgeous weather central Iowa has been experiencing over the last week, many are hoping to hit the trails and get some much-needed time outdoors. However, with snow still melting, the dirt trails can be a muddy mess.. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

 
CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021
 

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers have voted:

Best Local Place for a Bachelor/Bachelorette Party
1. Garden Nightclub
2. AJ’s on East Court
3. Smash Park

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Personalities
 

BAM!

Jackpot. Mushroom hunting has been a passion for Steve Roberts since a young age, but in May of 2019, he and a friend hit the motherload. Combined, the duo bagged 47 pounds in one day. That’s a lot, according to Roberts, who has been prowling central Iowa’s countryside since he started walking. But this is the first time he has hit this big of a morel goldmine in decades, or maybe ever.

Last year wasn’t a great one for mushroom hunting, according to Roberts. It’s hard to pinpoint why, but the influx of outdoorsmen tromping through the woods, the likely result of people experiencing cabin fever derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, didn’t help. Ditto for the increasing number of profiteers.

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Things To Do
 
Happy CINCO DE MAYO!
 
Friday, March 5-7
IOWA DEER CLASSIC
At: Hy-Vee Hall
Info: The nation’s premier hunting event arrives in downtown Des Moines, offering archery equipment, hunting gear, accessories, clothing, blinds, tree stands... Bullseye! For more information, visit www.iowaeventscenter.com/events.
 
AND
Theatre Midwest presents When the Messenger Is Hot, Sat/Sun, Mar 6 & 7. www.theatremidwest.org
 
 
Jobs
 
Snapshot

You don't have to be a quilter to enjoy quilt shows! This pattern caught my eye at my county fair. — Photo by Tammy Pearson

Want to see your photo included in the Daily Umbrella? Send your Snapshots to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com, and maybe it will be chosen!

 
 
Digital Editions
 
Join more than 100,000 central Iowans who read CITYVIEW each month in print and online. Pick up a copy at nearly 700 locations across central Iowa, or receive the digital edition delivered to your email in-box. View this month’s digital edition here. This month's cover story looks at where accidents are most likely to happen in the metro and shares many "you may be surprised to learn" facts and figures!
 
 
Birthdays
 

Happy Birthday Tom Leffler on March 6!

Want to wish someone a Happy Birthday on their big day? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:

Religious leader Joel Osteen; Singer Andy Gibb (1958-1988); Actor Dean Stockwell; Football Player Michael Irvin

 

Poll of the Week

How many video conferencing calls are you on per week?

11 or more

6-10

1-5

none

How often do you use the bathtub?

Daily - 13%

Weekly - 11%

Monthly - 6%

Annually - 15%

Never - 55%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
Fungi puns are my yeast favorite.
There's too mushroom for error.
 

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