- School Resumes: Snow Alerts Return
- Gallery 505 Artists Co-op Opening Night
- Children’s Art Contest Awards
- On Health
School back in session today. Weather may impact start times, snow routes or closures. The Other Toledo will carry the PSA below linking to the District’s Facebook page with earliest notifications of any changes.
** January 9 - Late start **
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
Pulling out the stops: School Superintendent Chris Rust will now beat his own anytime, anywhere policy to answer any questions you may have on the school bond.
Says Rust: If you, your family or your neighbors want information about the upcoming bond, I make house calls!
More on Facebook.
*Correction: Toledotel’s December food drive benefitting Toledo Food Bank collected $866 in cash donations. The Other Toledo incorrectly listed the amount as $87. Thanks to Michelle for calling my attention to this error.
This just in - Di says: Two classes coming up: Wet Felting on January 23rd and Chocolate Making on February 9th… More on Facebook. Limited class enrollment.
Visit Morgan Arts Center online or call (360)864-4ART.
Tonight: Gallery 505 Artists Co-op Opening Night 1 - 8 p.m. January theme: Light. Through January 28.
Meet and greet talented local craftspersons from the area while supporting the arts and enjoying a feast for the eyes.
Also on Facebook.
December Children’s Art Contest winners will be recognized today at Gallery 505 and awarded prizes in 4 ages groups. Their works will be displayed at the Gallery as well. Stop in and enjoy works from emerging artists as well as local artisans.
January triggers New Year’s resolutions in self-improvement from exercise and diet to lifestyle changes. A drive past Toledo Senior Center Monday following the City Council meeting revealed Zumba* in full swing with more than a few participants.
From aggregate mindbodygreen, Six Super-Easy Self-Care Strategies That Pay Off Big. Number 5 covers the basics: Remember that daily movement, hydration, nutritious food, and good sleep are the four major pillars of a healthy life.
Tip: share your journey to better health with another person. Or keep a journal/blog/Twitter. Accountability keeps you on track. To wit:
Wednesday, I visited the chiropractor to straighten things out and let me breathe easier, then picked up my first prescription eyeglasses. Next week I will meet my OHSU Dental School student, the person who will restore my smile during the next few months.
Throughout each day I text my friend with “To Done!”* to mark incrementally my commitment to improving my health - morning vitamins, a healthy breakfast, brushing and flossing, walking The Girlz, napping if needed, and especially a good night’s sleep.
Whether you check in with someone, blog your progress or chart it (see the Seinfeld strategy), developing healthy new traits will become more automatic.
*Overwhelmed by seemingly eternal To Do lists combined with increased breathlessness, I despaired of accomplishing even simple tasks as my health declined over several years. So I began adding things I DID complete to that daily list, crossing them off and demonstrating that I had, indeed, gotten something done. At some point I ceased entirely using To Do lists. Today, marking things on my Google calendar replaces that endless To Do list, and I tally my To Done texts instead. Positive outlook. YMMV.
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