- Recap: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events *
- Public Service Announcement: Sam Explains Responsible Containment *
- National Weather Service: Wet Weather, Flooding, Snow Forecast *
- FTC: FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is coming *
- Today: Yoga @ St Mary’s *
- Thursday: Coffee House @ THS *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Recap: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
Last night’s reports:
A. Library - Galaxy Coaster Making February 4th, Book & Bake Sale February 12 - 13.
B. Historical Society - Books sales = 2 books away from break-even printing costs. Book N Brush Placed a second order. Large plaque of Toledo WWII veterans originally hung in THS (located in today’s Middle School) donated to Toledo Historical Society to be mounted in the Community Library.
C. New murals posted on the City maintenance building next to water tower, styled after historical downtown framed signs on City Hall & Valley View Health Clinic. Original Welcome To Toledo signs currently at city shop for rehabilitation. Both signs will be relocated at the bottom of the boat launch (for river travelers), & the intersection of Plomondon/Toledo-Vader Road (SR 506), providing Welcome signs at four main approaches to town.
D. Steamboat Alley - Volunteer Work Day slated for May 9th to add finishing touches. See Jamie Cummings for details.
E. Common Ground - Considering planter unit upgrades.
F. TES Kids Garden raised $11K toward a Greenhouse; Cowlitz Tribe stepped up with a $20K donation to help realize a 24 X 48 sf kit. Total $31,200. Required engineering costs additional $1800 plus inflation have hiked the original cost of the structure structure above initial$28K cost.
G. Toledo Thursday Market opens February 6, will run 2 - 6 PM weekly, summer hours TBA later.
A. Winterfest - Tree lighting event improved by first Annual Quad Event. Hizzoner Mayor Dobosh asks this years’ revelers: Please don't throw candy!
B. Cheese Ball Drop - Well attended but lacking in fireworks at midnight. 150 in attendance. 168 pieces of cheese & noisemakers & made for a good time. More fireworks promised for this year’s event.
C. Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting will celebrate its Tenth Year; 7 PM @ Toledo Middle School.
A. Camp Singing Wind - Brian Dennis reports Wood Sorrel Forest School is doing well, Cowlitz Indian members will be arriving for a fully-booked Herb Education Event for 4 days. February 19 & March 18 Boone Bergsma will host workshops at CSW - Lewis County NetSquared, how to get up to $10K in Google advertising for your business or nonprofit.
B. MSH 40th - Peter Sonne noted 40th Anniversary of Mt St Helens eruption has inspired dozens of community events mostly in Cowlitz County, hopes to promote Toledo as a scenic route especially to SR 12 travelers from Eastern WA. Passport stamps @ City Hall & Gallery 505, THS Memorial on Monday May 18, Discover Lewis County will be involved with promoting.
Kemp Olson Park offers camping including RV dump station. Needs signage & promoting.
Reminder: MSH license plate proposal needs YOUR vote!
C. South County Park - Lions Club would participate if Lewis County considers granting Toledo greater latitude in revitalizing the Park.
Di Morgan thanked Julie Zander for great coverage of the Steamboat Landing Grand Opening event January 19. Home to Toledo Thursday Market, this venue is available for booking.
Mike Morgan brought up the Vision:ToledoBusiness Association, seeking to revive this group from 2014 to offer combined advertising & strength on local matters affecting small businesses. Suggested as a collaborative, not competitive, entity.
Joe Notch voiced his view that overpriced arbitrary utility rates & fees make establishing the new small business Toledo needs out of reach for most entrepreneurs.
Next meeting: 6:30 PM February 18, 2020 at The MAC.
TES PTO: TES Kids Garden Fundraiser - Final Week
Last week to get your seed orders in!
*Each student who makes a sale gets a Seed Starting Guide and a packet of seeds!
*Extra special garden-themed prizes for the top five sellers!
Q: When will the seeds be delivered after we turn in the order form?
A: Orders will be submitted no later than Monday, February 3rd and ship from Botanical Interests within two weeks. My best estimate is the week of February 24th.
Q: Are all elementary kids doing the fundraiser?
A: Yes! Packets were given to teachers last Thursday and Friday at Garden Science. There are some extras in the office.
Q: Are there online ordering capabilities?
A: Unfortunately not.
Toledo School District Reminder: New THS Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday
PSA: Sam Explains Responsible Containment
A mom named Samantha posted this responsible explanation:
This morning, Sam woke up and noticed her son wasn’t feeling well.
Sam took her son’s temperature, and wow! A fever.
Sam gave her son Tylenol and then...
Sam did NOT send her son to school.
Even after the fever went down a couple hours later, Sam did NOT send her son to school.
Sam missed work knowing that the well-being of her son and the kids who attend his school is more important than work missed.
Sam’s son was invited to THREE birthday parties over the weekend.
Sam’s son has been so excited to go, but he will unfortunately also have to miss them because Sam’s son is SICK.
Sam knows passing along a sickness would not be a great birthday gift regardless of how bummed her son may be.
Sam knows her son is still contagious until he is fever-free, WITHOUT medication, for 24 hours.
If Sam’s son is running a fever at 7am on Sunday, Sam’s son will also not be attending school on Monday.
Be. Like. Sam.
National Weather Service Seattle: Wet Weather *
THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON
Latest river forecasts available at: water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=sew
- Today - Rain, mainly before 4pm. High near 49. South wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Tonight - A chance of rain before 10pm, then a slight chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
- Thursday - Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 51. Light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night - Rain. Low around 48. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Friday - Rain. High near 57. South wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Friday Night - Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is coming
January 27, 2020
by Seena Gressin
Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC
‘Tis the season when the tidings come in envelopes stamped “Important Tax Return Document Enclosed.” Yes, it’s tax filing season, and the season’s Grinches are the tax identity thieves and government imposters who are hoping to steal your money.
Can’t wait for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to begin? If you’re an active duty service member, veteran, or Veterans Administration (VA) employee, or if you’d just like to get a jump on the week’s events, join the FTC, VA, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service for a webinar at 1 p.m. on January 29. Learn how to protect yourself, and what to do if tax identity theft happens to you.
Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number (SSN) to file a phony tax return and collect your refund. You may not find out about it until you try to file your tax return and the IRS rejects it as a duplicate filing. While the IRS investigates, your tax refund can be delayed. The misuse of your SSN means you also may be at risk of other types of identity theft.
To get tips on how to protect yourself, and to find an event to join in the coming weeks, please visit the Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week page. We hope to talk with you soon.
Today: Yoga at St Marys
Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Thursday: January Toledo Coffee House Event To Be Held January 30
7 PM Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ Toledo High School
Toledo High School Sports:
Jan 29th vs. Winlock 5:45/7:00
Jan 31th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00 ** Senior Night
Feb 4th @ Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Feb 6th @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
Jan 30th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Feb 3rd vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00 ** Senior Night
Feb 5th @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
Feb 1st @ Ilwaco
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
January 30: January Coffee House @ Toledo High School
January 31: Toledo High School Groundbreaking Ceremony
February 1: ARTrails of SWW Call For Artists For 17th Annual Studio Tour Deadline
February 1: Yoga Class? I Thought You Said "Pour A Glass"! @ Bateaux Cellars
February 13: Annual Chocolate Making Class @ Morgan Arts Centre
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
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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)
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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