- 3.9 Earthquake Near Mt St Helens Strongest Since 1980
- January Proclaimed School Board Recognition Month By Governor Inslee
- Toledo Mayor Draws Winner In ToledoTel Food Drive TV Giveaway
- Common Ground Toledo Ready For Spring
- Big Chief Deli Opens Today
- Gallery 505 First Look/Opening Night
- City Council Position Open
- Health Corner: 2017 Year In Review
Toledo Middle School posted: Thank you to Wendy Lee for refinishing our sign. It looks spectacular!
Toledo School District added: Wendy is a bus driver for TSD. She saw the sign needed love and gave it some. Thanks Wendy!
Reader Tom Boone linked KIRO7 story on quake & tremors near Mt St Helens around 12:30 AM Wednesday morning.
From Toledo School District: Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month. This marks the 23rd year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995.
The Washington State School Directors’ Association, Association of Educational Service Districts and the broader education community take time in January to honor board members from Washington’s 295 school districts and nine elected educational service district boards.
In Toledo, we're fortunate to have 5 elected directors who give countless hours of service to the children and families of our community. Please join our team in thanking these leaders for their service and their vision for our schools.
From ToledoTel: Doris Rogers was pretty stoked Tuesday when she learned she had won the 43" HDTV give-a-way!
Doris was randomly selected by Mayor Dobosh at (Tuesday night’s) city council meeting.
Thank you to all who entered the drawing, by bringing in a Toledo Food Bank donation.
$40 includes all books & materials for Lewis County Beekeepers Association’s 6-week Beginning Beekeeping starting January 13.
Still not sure? Free orientation Saturday January 6 covers:
- Benefits of Beekeeping; “Bee Biology 101”;
- Equipment You’ll Need; What it Costs;
- How To Set Up Your Apiary;
- Your First Year of Beekeeping—What You Do, Month by Month;
- Getting & Managing Bees;
- Harvesting Honey;
- Parasites & Diseases;
- Over-Wintering; & More!
For details, visit http://lewiscountybeekeepers.org/upcoming_events.
Offered through Centralia College Continuing Education Program.
Questions? Call (360)880-8130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Fun fact: Sir Edmund Hillary, credited with the first successful scaling of Mount Everest, was a beekeeper.
Recap: Common Ground Toledo hit the ground running at last night’s meeting with a dozen people ready to roll up their sleeves.
Planters: 22 around town, keeping them watered would be easier with a repurposed riding mower made available to haul a watering trailer.
Gardens: cranberry bushes to be planted along South fence line at City Park. Native Soil Farm volunteered some space to grow plant starts.
Fundraising: Drums recycled as warming barrels with star cutouts will be offered for purchase. Plants will be available at the Vernal Equinox Art Market, Morgan Arts Centre March 24-25. CGT will have a sales table at the Toledo Thursday Market starting in June.
Facebook Page: CGT gardening photos sought from everyone.
Marketing: Tee shirts or aprons with “CGT Volunteer At Work” for workers will be designed by two members. Plant Sales banner also in the works.
Community involvement: Master Gardener Linda Bird-Sonne will give a Power Point Presentation at Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting March 22, Brian Dennis will be a speaker. Sunflowers starts will be offered to attendees again this year.
This year’s Spring Theme: bulbs
Christmas decor: decorations are down, thanks to a volunteer.
Honor Garden: Dale Pomeroy had stated he would install a retaining curb around the Honor Garden in City Park. One volunteer will explore expanding the Garden. Using a timer to irrigate will be researched.
Old Jailhouse: CGT will look at improving the site, possibly with a pergola or new facade.
Members should track their volunteer hours to report for grant writing opportunities.
It was agreed CGT should no longer seek independent non-profit status, but remain operating under vision:Toledo umbrella.
Special thanks go out to last year’s volunteers for their community service.
Next meeting: 7 p.m. February 7 at Camp Singing Wind.
Today: Big Chief Deli & Filipino Food opens today at 100 Ramsey Way featuring a full menu and eager customers.
Genealogy assistance and Needlework alternate Thursdays at Toledo Community Library. Call for details & updates: (360)864-4247 during business hours.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 7 p.m., Thursday & Saturday until 5 p.m.
Opening Night/First Look at Gallery 505 Artists Co-op. Theme for January 2018 - Faces. Open 1-8 p.m. today. Meet local artisans and craftspeople, find unique gifts, enjoy conversation & light refreshments. These opening night events are one of Toledo’s best secrets.
Regular hours Wednesday - Saturday 1-5 p.m. through January 27.
From City of Toledo:
Toledo City Council has a position opening. We will be taking applications until January 11th. Must be 18, registered voter and live within the City limits of Toledo for one year prior to appointment. This will be an appointment for two years. Please sign qualification information at City Hall- 130 N 2nd Street. For more information please contact Toledo City Hall 360-864-4564.
Health Corner: 2017 Year In Review
Published in mindbodygreen on the last day of 2017, this article - 3 Health Discoveries We Should All Know About From 2017 - includes 2 topics covered briefly last year in Health Corner.
Fat, specifically healthy fat, is crucial to your body at a cellular level. You literally cannot live without it. See: Health Corner 09.21.2017.
Likewise, salt is a necessary mineral for life, and restricting intake can actually cause many of the symptoms attributed to too much of it. See: Health Corner 12.07.2017.
It’s no mystery pollution affects every aspect of life on this planet, though my own research has focused mainly on air quality & respiratory ailments. Last summer’s stagnant air conditions combined with high temps and smoke from forest fires as far away as Canada reminded everyone that we take for granted our usually clear, breathable atmosphere. Even high school sports practices were confined to a stifling gym.
In short, salt & fat intake is entirely within your daily control, while pollution will be tackled incrementally - small actions done routinely on a large scale. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repeat.
As the saying goes, we all live downstream.
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