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Good Wednesday morning to you!

With our three daughters out of the house now, Jolene and I are adjusting to the world of empty nesting. As many of you told us, life is different. Certainly there are the big changes like a quieter house and a lower water bill, but I have noticed some smaller ones, too.

This morning I took a bag of garbage out to the trash container. When the kids were home, this seemed to be a daily occurrence. The other option was to come home and find that the dog decided to play hide and seek with the trash around the house. So I learned. But when I took the bag of garbage out this morning, I noticed that there was only one other bag in the container. Two small bags of garbage. For an entire week. Amazing.

I often wondered how people with the small garbae and recycling cans could get by with that little trash. Now I get it. Not only is the nest empty; the garbage can is, too.

It is my understanding that those who choose the smaller containers pay a lesser fee, which makes sense. With the available technology today, I wonder how far off we are from paying for garbage by the pound. The trucks could weigh each home’s containers and subtract the tare weight, then charge a by-the-pound fee. Of course, I like this idea at this stage of my life. I likely would not have agreed with it a few years ago when I had to stand on the lid to get all the garbage to fit in it.

Either way, the one thing we can most all agree on is that less trash is a good thing.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Rain will continue and last into early Friday morning, along with breezy and chilly conditions. Fifties through the weekend with colder temps as we roll into November next week. No snowfall yet.

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

Allergy forecast

The risk of allergy symptoms is: MODERATE in the near future, except for Nov. 1 when it is expected to be LOW

RAGWEED pollen will be LOW today then NONE tomorrow. 

Things To Do

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m.
The Des Moines Big Band, in Residence
At: NOCE, 1326 Walnut St, Des Moines
Info: The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led by renowned trumpeter/arranger Dave Rezek, this organization is in residence at Noce on Wednesday nights.

Featured Home For Sale
Attention Realtors, post your listings here for $50. Contact pat@dmcityview.com for details.
6220 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50322

You have to see this amazing home! Centrally located just minutes from the interstate, shopping and entertainment, you will fall in love with this beautiful and quiet neighborhood. You will love the large fully fenced back yard and large deck that is perfect for relaxing, as well as love how warm and inviting the home feels. ...

Find Out More!

Here are today's mobile radar locations for the Des Moines Police Department. Please drive safely!

1700 block E. 12th
500 block Hull
900 block Guthrie

Update: Westbound I-235 traffic shift over Cummins Parkway in place until Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Water Street between Court Avenue and Market Street will be closed beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Lanes of Euclid Avenue from 2nd Avenue to 12th Street will be reduced between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, through Friday, October 29, 2021.

Bell Avenue between S.W. 9th Street and S.W. 12th Street will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, and on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: UI student files lawsuit against FIJI, members accused of sexual assault

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A lawsuit has been filed against University of Iowa FIJI members and the national FIJI organization Phi Gamma Delta Education Foundation Inc. for a sexual assault that a student said occurred in 2020.,...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Iowa inmate’s confession solves 2012 cold case

DES MOINES, Iowa — A nine year old Des Moines cold case is now closed thanks to an inmate’s confession. Des Moines police say 35 year old William Rulli, a current inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary confessed in September to the 2012 murder of a 56 year old homeless man in Des Moines named Stanley Golinsky. READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Motion denied: John Deere workers on strike in Polk County allowed to continue

"The Union has every incentive to make sure that its members act within the bounds of the law," Judge Paul Scott wrote.. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Score

MLB:  World Series Game 1: Braves 6 Astros 2


CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Dog Groomer
1. Doggies By Dannie - Dannie Ritter
2. Dogwoods Lodge
3. Stylin’ Paws Salon


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Schulte revives garden by forming club: Experience brings generations together.

By TK West

As part of a class that challenged students to affect change for the greater good, Johnston seventh grader Quinnlyn Schulte decided to start a garden that could donate produce to the Johnston Partnership. The Summit Middle School has had a hard time keeping its garden going, and with the recent pandemic, the garden had been abandoned completely. Part of Schulte’s vision was to create a club that would allow the garden to live on from year to year, with sixth grade students learning from the seventh graders.

“One neat effect that I didn’t anticipate is the way that the garden is not only allowing students to interact, but also different generations,” says Gardening Club Sponsor and Summit Middle School Educator Allison Barlow. “Many of the students who have signed up for our club said they love gardening with parents and grandparents. It has been really neat to see and hear about the act of gardening bringing different ages together.”


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These delicate blooms were around last month, but colder weather and frost are replacing the fall fllowers. — Photo by Tammy Pearson
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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Lindsey Woody!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Theodore Roosevelt, John Cleese, Kelly Osbourn, Sylvia Plath, Marla Maple, Lou Williams, Brady Quinn, Candice Olson

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

Poll of the Week

Which Halloween candy is your favorite?

Kit Kat
Milky Way
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


How many concerts have you attended in person in the past year?

none - 64%
1-2 - 20%
3-5 - 9%
6-10 - 7%
11 or more - 0

Morning Chuckle

What is black, white, orange and waddles?

A PENGUIN CARRYING A PUMPKIN! Clever answer Jolene Goodman.



How is a witch like a candle

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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