- Rain Returns Sunday, Snow Levels To Drop
- Review: Chocolate Dipping Class Always a Hit
- School District Working With Lewis County Emergency Alert System
- Friends of Toledo Library Announce New Website, 2 New Events
- Toledo Lions Club Opens Cheese Days Parade Applications
- Weekend Outlook & Beyond: Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Vote Tuesday, More
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
*No fingers were lost in the performance of outdoor maintenance operations, though the owner of these vivid green bandages commented: “Lesson learned.”
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon says: The run of mainly dry weather will continue through Saturday, although temperatures will be a little cooler over the next couple of days. Rain will finally return on Sunday and Monday. This is expected to be the coldest system that we have seen in quite some time, with snow levels potentially falling as low as 1500-2000 ft. Decent accumulations are expected in the Cascades, and possibly the Coast Range as well. There could even be some light accumulations in the higher terrain of the lowlands. Stay tuned as we head into the weekend.
Make sure you check on bus snow routes or school closures for Toledo School District.
Reminder: Monday February 12 will be an ACT 2-hour late start.
Review: Morgan Arts Centre posted “Everyone had a great time at tonight's annual chocolate making class and we all went home with a box of gourmet sweets.
Thank you again, Linda Aitchison of Dragonfly Chocolates!
Toledo School District shares: When an emergency that affects our community happens, you’ll hear about it first through this system - if you register.
Friends of the Toledo Library shared: We have a new website designed by Toledo web publisher Morgan Online Media. Check it out at http://www.toledocommunitylibrary.org
Toledo Library reports two upcoming events following the February 14 Book N’ Bake Sale:
- Alice McKnight has offered to teach ukulele lessons at the library on thursday afternoon starting in April. Instruments are available to borrow from Timberland Library. All ages welcome and there is no charge. There are enough instruments for 20-25 students.
- Carolyn Snedigar has offered to teach a basket weaving class in April or May. Minimum class size is 5 and maximum is 7. The cost including all materials is $50-$60. The class will last for 4 hrs.
To register for either of these events please call (360)864-4247 or stop by the library and sign up. Our hours are Wednesday 10-7, Thursday and Saturday 10-5.
From the Toledo Lions Club: Guess what - the (Cheese Days) parade application is now online! Check it out on our Toledo Lions web page!
Too Good To Miss: One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports?”
Well I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they do.
So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?
- I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.
- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to their training but they go anyway.
- I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
- I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
- I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
- I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
- I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches.
- I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
- I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
- I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
- I pay so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen...
...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!
*Traced back as far as 2014, likely much older.
Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second and fourth Fridays monthly behind City Hall.
Path of Hope Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Bonanza BBQ & Catering posted: TGIF - Bonanza bbq is open noon till 7:00 PM Friday. Smoked prime Rib and smoked potato with your choice of salad $20 starting at 4:30.
All your bbq favorites, no pot pies this week.
Carrot cake and lemon blossoms, brownies.
Toledo Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast 7-10 AM February 10 featuring full fare morning meals including eggs, sausage & AYCE hotcakes plus OJ & coffee. Great company and perfect place to find out what’s going on around town. Still only $5 and they do the dishes.
The Chip Guy opens God’s Portion warehouse Wednesdays & Saturdays only as posted on Facebook. Check for updates before going.
Please observe their Good Neighbor policy by arriving no sooner than posted time, and abiding by No Parking zones. Happy gleaning.
Tuesday: TES PTO carried this post from a supporter - Toledo peeps did you know our schools are back on the ballot!! Please get your YES vote for Toledo Schools in!!! We lost the last bond by just a few votes... They have made modifications to the bond and took the track improvements off. Please spread the word with friends and fam!
Please VOTE YES for our kids. They will be in the high school before we know it and there are some major safety improvements that need to be made.
Also Tuesday - Toledo Thursday Market: Jamie Cummings announced a 2018 organizational meeting at 6:30 PM February 13 @ Camp Singing Wind. All interested community members welcome.
District Calendar Events:
- February 12 - ACT Late Start
- February 15 - BOD Special Meeting 6 PM - Regular Meeting 7 PM
- February 16 - NO SCHOOL
- February 19 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
- February 26 - ACT Late Start
- March 5 - 9 - Mobile Smile (Sign up by February 23)
- March 8 - THS Mr T Pageant 7 PM
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday serves seasoned chicken breast with garlic mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, cinnamon apples & dinner roll, Friday chili & cornbread with green salad and Jello with fruit cocktail.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Call (360)864-2112 for details.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Feed: Toledo Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast 7:30-10 AM February 10 featuring full fare morning meals including eggs, sausage & AYCE hotcakes plus OJ & coffee. Great company and perfect place to find out what’s going on around town. Still only $5 and they do the dishes.
Feed: February 25 (Sunday) Toledo Senior Center serves up their Annual Clam Chowder/Potato Soup Feed. Doors open 1:00 - 4:00 PM or until sold out.
$8 includes cornbread or homemade roll plus dessert.
Fun: April 8 Fifth Annual Ladies Tea tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to meet their $700/month obligation to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Final Chance: Toledo Girls Softball Association posts 5 - 6 PM Monday February 12 as the Very Last Chance for season signups. Meets at Toledo Softball Fields on Jackson Highway. Details at link above.
Fundraiser: Toledo Community Library Hosts their thrice-yearly Book & Bake event February 14, known to those in the inner circle as Keep The Lights On.
Donations of baked goods have inspired local bakers to up their game with new delicacies and generational classics.
Fun: Toledo High School’s incomparable Mr T Pageant returns 7 PM March 8. Be amazed at the talent, innovation, and sheer hilarity guaranteed to knock the rust off your funny bone.
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
Closing February 15:
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.
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