- Toledo School District: EES Parent Survey *
- National Weather Service Seattle: Rain Abates Tuesday, Sunny Through Friday *
- FDA: Golden State Medical Supply Recalls Ranitidine Manufactured By Novitium *
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Kenmore Microwave Ovens Recalled *
- WA DOH: Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate *
- Second Time Around Thrift Store: Girls Night Out November 21 *
- Tech Tuesday: Latest Security News *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: SAIL Class At Senior Center, v:T A.R. E. Meets At The MAC *
- Wednesday: Census Jobs Library Event, Food Bank, Toledo Lioness Club *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Sam making special requests at our November breakfast. Thanks to Tom Boone for the great photo. See everyone on 12/21 for our last breakfast of this year. Santa will.be making an appearance for photos.
Toledo School District: EES-Parent Survey - Edicion de Padres V3.2.1 - Toledo SD - 2019-20
Each year in November during Conferences, we ask our parents to give us some specific feedback on how we're doing as a school and district. If you didn't get a chance to complete the survey when you went for conferences, please take a few minutes to complete it online. https://www.research.net/r/toledo-parent
We use this information to improve our work with students and our community. This is the data that the Board and our staff will be analyzing on December 9. Thank you!
November Regular School Board Meeting 7 PM Wednesday @ TMS Library.
National Weather Service: Rain Abates Tuesday, Sunny Through Friday
FDA: Golden State Medical Supply, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride 150mg and 300mg Capsules (Manufactured by Novitium Pharma LLC) Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
November 15, 2019 - Company Announcement
Golden State Medical Supply, Incorporated (GSMS, Inc) based upon a manufacturer’s recall by Novitium Pharma LLC (Novitium), is voluntarily instituting a recall of all quantities and lots, within expiry, of Ranitidine HCl 150mg and 300mg Capsules to the consumer level because of potential presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA.
GSMS, Inc. received a recall notification from the manufacturer, Novitium, on October 25th, 2019 and initiated a voluntary recall on November 6th, 2019 to the consumer level for 7 lots of Ranitidine HCl 150mg and 12 lots of Ranitidine HCl 300mg Capsules.
(Novitium’s press release: http://novitiumpharma.com/products/ranitidine-recall-press-release-final/)
To date, GSMS, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the use of the products as part of this recall.
FDA: Select Varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are Voluntarily Being Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material
Select varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are voluntarily being recalled due to the potential presence of pieces of red plastic and metal that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material could cause injury to teeth, mouth, throat, stomach or intestine tissues if swallowed.
The company discovered the issue when it was notified by a consumer of the presence of a piece of red plastic in a container of cottage cheese. There have been six consumer complaints and no reports of illness or injury related to this issue to date.
This product was sent to retailers and distributors in the U.S and exported to Latin America and was produced and distributed by Kraft Heinz Foods Company.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Kenmore Microwave Ovens Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
Name of product: Kenmore Elite Microwave Ovens
Hazard: Incorrect wiring causes the microwave’s exterior to reach temperatures exceeding 183 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard to the user.
Recall date: November 14, 2019
Units: About 700
Consumer Contact: Sears at 800-659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.sears.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.
CDC: PFAS and Protecting Your Health
Hosted by CDC
Airs November 19 at 1 pm ET
Human exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) is a growing public health concern. PFAS are a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. PFAS can get into the air, soil, and water.
Some studies suggest that exposure to PFAS may adversely affect a woman’s fertility, increase cholesterol levels and the risk of some cancers. More research is needed to better understand the health effects of PFAS exposure.
This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will address current research needs and the many unknowns about PFAS. Presenters will discuss Michigan’s public health response efforts, a new CDC supported multi-site health study, and a community perspective on PFAS contamination.
Watch the live webcast on CDC’s Facebook page, November 19 at 1pm ET. If you are unable to attend, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WA State DOH: Washington state bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate
November 18, 2019 - OLYMPIA - Today the Washington State Board of Health expanded its emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Department of Health recommended the update based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) findings connecting vitamin E acetate and vaping associated lung injury.
Vitamin E acetate is sometimes used as an additive in vapor products, often as a thickening agent. No one compound or ingredient has been found in all cases of vaping associated lung injury, and there may be more than one cause of the outbreak.
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers posted:
Tech Tuesday: Latest Security News
FTC: This App Knows If Your iPhone Has Been Hacked—Do You?
Plus one more: FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps
Forbes: New WhatsApp Threat Confirmed: Android And iOS Users At Risk From Malicious Video Files
Plus one more: Disney+ Technical Glitches Affect Thousands Just Hours After Launch
ZDNet: Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums
Plus one more: Macy’s suffers online Magecart card-skimming attack, data breach
MakeUseOf: iPhone Storage Full? How to Create Free Space on iOS
Plus one more: How to Clean a Computer Screen Safely and Easily
Heads up: L.A. County’s D. A. posted this warning: ‘Juice Jacking’ Criminals Use Public USB Chargers to Steal Data
TechRepublic.com lists public charging stations #3: Traveling for the holidays? Avoid these 5 tech mistakes
Not Strictly Toledo2: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Today: SAIL exercise classes 3 PM Tuesday & Friday@ Toledo Senior Center. These are low-impact methods designed to maintain agility & ability for all ages.
Tonight: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Morgan Arts Centre
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1. Approve last month's minutes
2. Old Business
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Beautification Grant Final -- Michelle Whitten
d. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
e. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
f. Toledo Thursday Market -- Brian Dennis
3. v:T Events
a. Winterfest in Toledo — Mayor Dobosh
b. Giant Cheese Ball Drop (Dec. 31) -- Mike Morgan
c. BIG Community Meeting (March 19) -- Mike Morgan
4. Other Events
Wednesday: Census Jobs Info Comes To Toledo Community Library
Also Wednesday: Toledo Community Food Bank has added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
Debbie says: Reminder - Annual Walk N Knock is Saturday, December 7. Brown paper bags are supposed to be in our local paper next week.
‘Help (for this event) is always welcome. Be at food bank 9:30am on December 7 and a place for you will be found!' (Coordinators) can use help on the routes collecting food from porches, etc.
Thank you for your support - all year long.
Plus: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesday monthly, dessert at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7 PM, Cafe Aromaz @ 408 Silver Street.
Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
And: Toledo School District Board of Directors Meeting 7 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Toledo Middle School library. Agenda link here.
Looking ahead: Toledo Fire Department will be hosting their annual Christmas Tree sale starting November 30 at the main station. There will be several varieties at $30 each.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Bateaux Cellars: Fall Events
We’ve got events galore to keep you entertained all fall and winter long.
Mark your calendars now and look out for sign up info for some of these events soon:
- Sunday 12/8, 1-5pm, Shop Local Holiday Bazaar at Bateaux!
All the events, all fall and winter!
Dancing Moon Yoga posted: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo
Hello, friends! I have a couple of offerings to share with you all:
WOMEN’S GROUP: I am currently facilitating a weekly women’s yoga session in Toledo. Our focus is on feminine embodiment through a sensual fusion of vinyasa and kundalini. Our Friday morning group is currently full, but we are going to be adding a second weekly session! The new group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting in December. Interested? You can sign up for the Tuesday evening session or be added to the waitlist for Friday mornings by sending me a DM. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding these sessions! I have been pouring my heart and soul into them and I am beyond excited to expand this work and continue sharing it with the amazing women in our community.
GENTLE YOGA: Every Monday and Wednesday morning I offer very gentle yoga at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing facility (aka The Mission or St. Mary’s) out on Jackson Hwy from 10am - 11am. These classes are sponsored by the Cowlitz Tribe and are FREE to the community! The class content has been designed with elders in mind, as this is an elders housing facility. But community members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! I have had students in this particular class ranging in age from 7 to 92. Please DM me with any questions.
Looking Ahead: Annual Santa’s Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Santa’s Workshops are taught in early December by Di & Mike Morgan at the Morgan Arts Centre, located at 190 Plomondon Rd. in Toledo, Washington.
We accept children ages 6 to 16 accompanied by a parent or adult helper.
A light snack and all materials are included.
Class size is limited to 18 so preregistration is recommended.
Pre-register by calling 360-864-4278 or e-mail email@example.com
!!NEW!! December 7: Lewis County Holiday Gala 2019 @ Historic Hotel Washington Tickets @ LCgala.brownpapertickets.com
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
November 22: Turkey Bingo Fundraiser @ THS by Toledo Lions Club
November 23: Wood Sorrel Forest Feast @ Camp Singing Wind
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
November 28: Free Thanksgiving Dinner @ St. Francis Mission. RSVP 360.864.4126
November 29: Fish Black Friday For Big Rainbow Trout @ South Lewis County Park Pond
December 4: Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop @ MAC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
December 7: Toledo Walk N Knock 2019 benefiting Toledo Food Bank
December 7: Christmas Time In Toledo @ Toledo High School - Toledo Senior Center
December 7: Paint Night sponsored by the THS Class of 2021
December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions lifted 09.18.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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