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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Good Wednesday Morning to You!

Welcome to March. It’s about time. No, really. This month is about time — daylight saving time.

First, how many of you refer to it as daylight savings time, rather than the singular version? I often slip up on this, and I don’t seem to be alone. So what’s up with that extra “s”?

Daylight saving time is technically the correct version, as the practice is saving daylight. Even so, daylight savings time (plural), according to thesaurus.com, is so commonly used that it has become an accepted variant of daylight saving time. That same source says to place a hyphen between daylight and savings because daylight-saving together modifies the word time that directly follows. Our editing bible, The Associated Press Stylebook, says to drop the extra “s” and the hyphen in all cases, so that’s what I am going with.

But what about capitalization? The AP Stylebook says daylight saving time is not capitalized, though DST typically is.

I am glad we got that all sorted out. Now, do we spring forward or spring back? Or is it fall forward or fall back? I can’t seem to get these straight either. All I know is when I get an extra hour, I smile, and when I lose an hour, I curse.

Wait. I do know one other thing about this. Daylight saving time is March 12.

The month of March is about more than time. It is also about St. Patrick’s Day, or as my Irish friend Mike Farrell calls it, the day of my people. The Irish are my people, too, as are the French, the German and the American Indians — at least I think so. Regardless, I try to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.

As important as daylight saving time and St. Patrick’s Day are, I must admit that my favorite part of March is that it provides me 31 days to work on my April Fool’s Day joke.

Or is it April Fools’ Day? Ugh.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman 

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CITYVIEW's  Best Of Des Moines

CITYVIEW announced its 2023 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Jan. 31. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Vegetarian/Vegan Food

1. Lucky Lotus

2. Des.Fresh.Foods

3. Veggie Thumper


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This dude is a proud Smithsonian member; it only costs $12 including a magazine subscription. Catching up with the latest exhibitions ("Entertainment Nation" includes Judy Garland's ruby slippers and is so popular it might become permanent), I noticed that the museums also offer fabulous cuisine, with historic humor.

"Mili Kàpi" means “give me some coffee” in Lenape, the language of the original inhabitants of New York City. "Mitsitam" means "Let's Eat" in the language of the Delaware and Piscataway of D.C. James Beard Award semifinalist Sweet Home Café showcases the history of the honorees of the African American Museum.

In Des Moines (see our latest RELISH magazine for the history of that name), that cuisine is in the good hands of Joppa Experience and Sprockets, which will be featured in the Food Dude column of the March CITYVIEW.

—Jim Duncan

Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

It'll be mild again today and tomorrow, with breezy conditions. We may see some light snow in parts of Iowa on Friday. We're back to the 50s by Sunday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

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On March 1 ...

1932: In a crime that captured the attention of the entire nation, Charles Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey.

1692: In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, an enslaved woman from the Barbados, are charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft. Later that day, Tituba, possibly under coercion, confessed to the crime, encouraging the authorities to seek out more Salem witches.

1910: Two trains are swept into a canyon by an avalanche in Wellington, Washington, on March 1, 1910, killing 96 people. Due to the remote location of the disaster and the risk of further avalanches, efforts to rescue survivors and find the bodies of the dead were not completed until several days later.

Read more at History.com.


FROM KCCI: 'Wow, those were my girls': Iowa teenagers credited with saving two kids who fell through ice

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Two sisters from West Des Moines are being recognized as heroes for their quick thinking after saving two kids who fell through the ice in a pond behind an apartment building. Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Morris and 17-year-old Jacora Morris were scrolling through TikTok when they happened to look out their third-story window at the right time. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Des Moines Schools eyes $12.2m deficit, may cut teaching positions

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s largest public school district may have to make difficult decisions after years of declining enrollment. Interim Superintendent Matt Smith said the district now faces a $12.2 million deficit, and will likely have to counter it by eliminating teaching positions....READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa lawmakers introduce bill that could lead to gay marriage ban

The bill would change the definition of marriage in the Constitution to mean "one human biological" man and woman, threatening to strip away gay marriage rulings. ...READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5


From 0-50

Couples reflect on 50 and more years of marriage.

Marilyn Perkins, who has been married to her husband, Glenn, for 66 years now, wrote to him for a year before they ever met in person.
“He was in the service in Korea, and I knew his sister,” she says. “She sent my picture to him, and he started writing to me.”

Glenn was from California, but Marilyn was born and raised in Dallas Center. Marilyn was working as a teller at Brenton State Bank while she and Glenn were writing back and forth, and once he returned to California, his parents got him a train ticket to Iowa to see his sister Pat — and Marilyn.

... Read more in the February issue of Grimes/Dallas Center Living magazine.

Birthdays and Notables!

These celebrities were born on this date: Justin Bieber, Lupita Nyong'o, Jensen Ackles, Javier Bardem, Ron Howard, Kesha, Zack Snyder, Harry Belafonte, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Paul Hollywood, Emeraude Toubia, Tim Daly

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to: tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Morning Chuckle

The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What is at the head of a llama and at the tail of a seagull? LL! Good job Rex Post, Mike Chiston, Shane Goodman, Carolyn Rogers, Rich Hoidahl, Gail Tomlinson, Peri Van Tassel,  Sharon Sorensen, Lori Bluml, John Zeitler, Kris Laurson

Today's Riddle

What kind of ship has two mates but no captain?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

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