- TES PTO Kids Garden Accepting Now Sponsorship Applications
- WDFW Opens Razor Clam Harvest Near Full Moon
- City Of Toledo Posts Planning Commission Vacancy
- Today: Library Offers Specialized Assistance
- Friday: First Of Three Paint Nights Debuts At The MAC
- Op-Ed: On BBC’s The Missing - Consequences of a Crackdown
- Health Corner: Guest Post - On Neural Diversity
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo’s resident astrophysicist Ethan Siegel asks and answers: How rare is a supermoon, blue moon, and lunar eclipse together?
(A) Blue, Super, totally eclipsed Moon occurs with 0.042% of full Moons: once every 2,380 full Moons or so. On average, that corresponds to once every 265 years!”
(Yet) we find that there was another such event just in 1982.
Brooke from TES PTO shared:
TES Kid's Garden
It's January and many of us are thinking about our family's health and nutrition. This month at garden science Deidre Paris-Dillon was our guest speaker for nutrition. Each class learned about ways to improve their health with food, exercise, sleep and a positive attitude. Talk to your kids about these sessions, they might have some useful tips for the whole family.
It is the middle of winter so there's not a lot of growth happening in the garden, but don't forget that the kids planted a "winter garden." There is still tons of antioxidant-filled parsley and cilantro as well as kale, chard and collards. Go get some for your winters soups or morning smoothies!
We are also looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is attached.*
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
Have you seen Nick Routledge and Andrew Still's chart of Winter Garden Crops from the folks at PNW Winter Gardening and Farming? Check out Nick Routledge’s 2017 talk about winter gardening, Part 1 (28 minutes).
Toledo-based Lewis County Tribune reports: Winlock Plans Community Building Update.
In related news, Toledo Police Chief John Brockmueller reported that operations are normal.
Toledo is under contract to provide law enforcement services to the city of Winlock.
Check out news and events from neighboring Lewis County towns in the Lewis County Tribune.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife posted: Grab your shovel or clam gun! Seven days of razor clam digging will get underway beginning Sunday, Jan. 28 on various coastal beaches.
For a list of upcoming digs and evening low tides (no digging before noon each day), visit: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishi…/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.
Today: Toledo Community Library offers Genealogy help 10 AM - 2 PM, Needle Crafting 3-5 PM on alternating Thursdays. Call (360)864-4247 for dates.
Open Wednesday until 7 p.m., Thursday & Saturday until 5 p.m.
Jan 25 GBB vs. Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
WR @ Ocosta 5:00
Jan 26 BBB @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Jan 27 Basketball vs. Winlock JV Boys 4:00
V Boys 5:45
V Girls 7:00 ***no JV girls game
Wrestling Boys @ Ilwaco 10:00am Girls
Jan 30 GBB vs Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Jan 31 BBB vs Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Feb 1 GBB vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
Feb 2 BBB @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
Feb 3 Sub Regional Wrestling** Northwest Sports Hub
City of Toledo announces a vacancy on the Planning Commission:
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to: Mayor Steve Dobosh, City of Toledo, PO Box 236, Toledo, Washington 98591 or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
Recommendation will be made from candidates for approval by City Council. Open until filled.
Op-Ed: On BBC’s "The Missing - Consequences of a Crackdown"
One reader shared this link to BBC’s 8-minute video The Missing - Consequences of a Crackdown regarding how students and neighbors are disappearing from nearby Pacific County under increased ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) patrols with no notice to county authorities. In this brief clip, a staunch deportation supporter was disillusioned by the actual effects of this sweeping mandate.
My own college writing instructor was 7 years old in 1942 when he & his family were removed from their home in Puget Sound to an internment camp in Idaho under President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 wherein families of Japanese descent, including nisei & sansei - second- and third-generation US-born citizens - were held for some 4 years without recompense.* It’s a matter of record that many of these young men actually volunteered to serve in the US Armed Services while their families remained in camps.
Regardless of your political affiliations, the far-reaching consequences are playing out very differently than anyone imagined.
*President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, issuing a blanket apology and about $20K for each detainee.
Health Corner: Guest Post - On Neural Diversity
Living with autism, the turning point in my life was not being diagnosed as different, this I already knew, it was realizing how much I had in common with other "Neural Typical" people. The differences seemed endless but what we had in common was something I could focus on. Over time, I have begun to realize what we have in common is just as endless.
Every day that I interact with others is a challenge and I always fail at expressing myself but I push forward with great joy, excited by what connections I will find in each new day. I will never be NT but I do have goals in behavior that I still wish to achieve and patiently work towards.
Changing patterns as an autistic is more than changing the chemicals we send to receptors or the way receptors make connections, we use parts of the brain differently and have parts that don't develop well, such as the part of the brain that processes social interaction, where you sit on the autism scale often has to do with how underdeveloped this area is, I am not sure if I am trying to make that area work or causing a new area of the brain to take on part of that thinking, what I do know is the long history of struggle I had to get this far... The greatest compliment is when someone says they didn't realize I was autistic; at the same time I then worry that when I fail in social moments with people who don't see me as autistic or who figure I was self diagnosed after taking on internet poll is that they only see my failure and give no thought to all the doctors I've seen, therapies I've tried and battles I've fought that gave me victories to make it this far... The worst is when they see your successes and assume your use of autism as a label is just to have an excuse for erratic behavior or social awkwardness... If you can seem so normal you must not really have a problem... But what can you do...
I see my success and am proud of them, my family loves me and even though characters like Forrest Gump, Joe Dirt and Sheldon from Big bang theory draw looks and giggles from them sometimes as those characters do stuff that "supposedly" reminds them of me... It's always something I can laugh at too and shows me they accept me as I am and don't judge me by spectrums, that is everything to me!
I could never thank them enough for making me feel like part of the human race. Their love lifted me up no matter how much I beat myself down.
The joke is no one is really NT we are all neural diverse, and better off for it... We become happier when we realize this simple truth that we all have in common.
Reposted by permission.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Fundraiser: Jan 22nd - 26th PENNY WARS!!
Fun: You are invited to 2018 Paint Nights at Morgan Arts Centre with Di Morgan hosting.
Says Sue Wachter: This will be the first of three paint (and sip) evenings at the Morgan Arts Centre. email: email@example.com or call (360)864-4ART or order online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3089701 to save your space.
Sue and Joan are fun and creative teachers. All supplies will be provided.
See you there!
2018 Paint Nights at Morgan Arts Centre
January 26 Snowy Owl Choose from 4 styles(12 X 12 canvas)
February 28 Walking in the Rain (12 X 16 canvas)
March 29 Tulip ( 12 X 12 or 12 X 16 canvas)
$35.00 per person
Wear clothing that can handle some paint
Aprons will be provided
Fun: Toledo High School invites you to the best night out in town!
Advance tix available.
Fundraiser: Through January 31, 2018 at Toledo Senior Center.
This will be a silent auction held as a fundraiser for our center. It will be going on until Jan 31st.
Come in and check us out.
Fondness: Mike Morgan says: Final Week!
Gallery 505 wraps up January’s Exhibit: Faces on Saturday.
Next up: Affairs of the Heart. First Look 1 - 8 PM Thursday, February 1.
Open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Feel Good Giving: Toledo Presbyterian Church plans to host a Red Cross Blood Drive every two months, as long as folks support this community event by rolling up their sleeves.
Next date: Friday 12:30-5:30 p.m. February 2, 2018 - Groundhog Day. Watch for flyers or contact Kathy Hill, (360)219-7756.
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