- Ethan Siegel: February Supermoon Biggest, Brightest Until 2026
- National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory (SNOW)
- Toledo School District: AIDS Parents Night
- NWS Seattle: Winter Storm Outlook
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: PETA, Inmates, Firefighters, Dead Mayor On Ballot
- FDA: Voluntary Recalls - Nature’s Path Envirokidz Cereals, Chukar Cherries
- FoodSafetyNews: Rep Lauro Calls Out USDA’s Delay On Contaminated Water
- Washington State ATG: Ferguson’s Initiative To End No-Poach Clauses - Update
- Informed Choice Washington: March For Medical Freedom - No To SB 5841
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: Toledo City Council Meeting
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Full moon 7:53 AM Pacific Standard Time
Ethan Siegel wrote:
“The Moon is our most constant and easily-visible companion in the night sky, with only the daytime Sun outshining it. When it reaches its closest point to Earth, at perigee, it exerts the greatest tidal forces and moves the most rapidly with respect to our world. When sunlight falls on the side of the Moon completely facing us, we see the Moon at its fullest phase. And when those two things line up — perigee and the full Moon — we see the Moon at its largest and brightest of all: a Supermoon.
The Supermoon of February 19th, 2019, will be the largest, brightest, closest full Moon that Earth will experience until 2026. If you have clear skies at all before sunrise in the morning or after sunset in the evening on Tuesday, you owe it to yourself to check it out. The wonders of the Universe rarely hit so close to home. Bring your eyes and a sense of wonder, and don’t forget to look up.”
Do you enjoy looking at the Moon? Do you like knowing when it’s going to be at its biggest, brightest, and most “super” in the sky? Well, not only does this Tuesday, February 19th, hold a treat for skywatchers all over the world, but it’s a treat we won’t get again in such a spectacular fashion until Christmas Eve of 2026.
The Supermoon of February 19, 2019, will be the biggest, brightest full Moon for more than 7 years. Here’s the story behind it that you won’t want to miss!
Forbes: This Is Why February's Full Supermoon Is The Biggest, Brightest Full Moon Until 2026
*Special thanks to Ethan Siegel for sharing this article with readers.
Pick up a copy of his book “Beyond the Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way and Discovered the Entire Universe” at Gallery 505 Artists Co-op.
Toledo School District reminder: AIDS Parent Night 7:00pm THS Library tonight (February 19th). Must attend to opt students out.
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:
- PETA Wants to Honor Chickens Killed in Olympia Crash With Pro-Vegan Billboard
- Florida Inmates Use Coat Hanger To Break Into SUV To Rescue Trapped Baby
- Firefighters in California rescue a mountain lion stuck in a tree
- Dead US mayor makes it through to final round in election
One of the candidates to be the mayor of a US city has made it to the final round of an election - even though he died in December.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington Storm Timeline:
A look for what's in store for W WA over the next couple of days…
Winter Storm Watch:
Lowland Snow Tuesday & Wednesday?
Image credits NWS Seattle
Keep up with the latest forecasts from NWS Seattle, and road and pass conditions from WSDOT (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/).
FDA: Nature’s Path Foods Recalls A Specific Production Run Of Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch And Jungle Munch Cereals Due To Undeclared Gluten
EnviroKidz Choco Chimp 10 oz 0 5844987024 1 08/27/2019
EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch 10 oz 0 58449 86002 0 08/24/2019
EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch 10 oz 0 58449 86002 0 09/21/2019
EnviroKidz Jungle Munch 10 oz 0 5844987028 9 08/01/2019
The error was isolated to one facility and due to air contamination as a result of incorrect production scheduling. Other gluten-free Nature’s Path and EnviroKidz products are not impacted and are not part of this voluntary recall.
Full company announcement link here.
Chukar Cherries Expands Recall Of Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries Pouches Due To Undeclared Milk
No allergic reaction has been reported to date.
November 2018 Company Announcements:
Expanded Press 1
FoodSafetyNews.com: Rep. DeLauro says she’s had enough with FDA’s delays in water quality enforcement
Excerpt: “These findings build upon FDA’s Environmental Assessment into last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce produced in the Yuma growing region. That investigation also positively identified the outbreak strain in contaminated irrigation water, which was found in three separate locations along an irrigation canal used by multiple farms. Together, both outbreaks resulted in 272 illnesses, 121 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths” the U.S. representative said.
She said despite scientific evidence that contaminated agricultural irrigation water poses serious risks to produce safety, the FDA is continuing to delay implementation of the Produce Safety Rule’s testing requirements of agricultural water under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The original compliance date was set for 2018.
However, under current policy, FDA will not begin any enforcement of the water testing rules until at least 2022.
DeLauro is chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus and a senior Democrat on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over funding and oversight of the FDA.
*See last week’s FDA Statement February 13, 2019 - Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on findings from the agency’s investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce
Full statement link here.
Washington State ATG: AG Ferguson’s initiative to end no-poach clauses nationwide secures end to provisions at seven more corporate chains
Feb 15 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, seven additional corporate chains eliminated no-poach practices nationwide, entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The seven chains have 125 locations in Washington and more than 3,600 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to 57.
The investigation now continues across several industries that utilize no-poach clauses in their franchise contracts, including:
Custom window treatment services
Electronics repair services
Home healthcare services
Insurance adjustor services
Since the investigation began in early 2018, Ferguson’s Antitrust Division has successfully negotiated an elimination of no-poach clauses at 57 companies nationwide, including the seven announced today.
Click here to read the full news release...
Informed Choice Washington invites:
SB 5841 [to remove philosophical exemptions for ALL vaccines]
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Plus: Toledo Youth Baseball reminder: LAST DAY OF SIGN UPS!!
TUESDAY FEB. 19TH FROM 5PM TO 8PM AT THE TES CAFETERIA PLEASE SHARE!!!
Youth ages 4 to 12 & Babe Ruth ages 13 to 15
Link: Toledo Youth Baseball Sign up Form
And: Toledo City Council meetings 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly.
Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
City of Toledo announcement: Planning Commission Vacancy
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.
City of Toledo
TOLEDO HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo Senior Center Silent Raffle underway now, lots of good stuff including an electric fireplace. Bid on your next needful thing and support the folks who supported you.
And while you’re Spring Cleaning...
February 21: Toledo School District Board Meeting 7 PM @ High School Library
February 23: 3rd Annual Toledo Cheesecake Competition @ Morgan Arts Centre
March 7: Mr T Contest @ Toledo High School
March 21: Toledo BIG Community Meeting @ Toledo Middle School
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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