- Sweet Nothings Book & Bake Sale Extended Through Today
- Toledo Planning Commission Meets Tonight
- School District Board Convenes At Middle School
- Health Corner
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Through today: Toledo Community Library’s Sweet Nothings Book & Bake Sale. Nothing beats curling up with a new favorite book and a plate of home baked goodies.
Join Cindy Quick & Kathy Tyner for needlework tips and tricks 3 - 5 p.m. Or just bring the mending and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Grab a fresh cuppa joe while you make your selections, and tell Charlie I sent you.
City of Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in Council Chambers. Public welcome and invited to attend. For details or special accommodations contact email@example.com or call (360)864-4564.
Thursday: Toledo School District Board of Directors meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at the Middle School Library. Public invited to attend.
Contact Mandy Kruger, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-6325 for details or special accommodations. Agenda online at District website.
Health Corner: Are there household cleaners that are better for your health? Remedies safe for the whole family? Cheaper alternatives?
Yes, yes and yes!
White vinegar* and baking soda are the foundation of most DIY household cleaners, inexpensive and non-toxic to boot. Both deodorize, and vinegar is antibacterial as well.
apartmenttherapy.com has a page of Cleaning Basics including using hydrogen peroxide.
From thekitchn.com, 10 Clever Ways To Clean With A Lemon, and 7 Things You Can Clean With Salt.
Used coffee grounds deodorize your fridge, scour your pots and pans, and remove strong food odors from your hands, such as garlic and fish.
Cornstarch is particularly effective on oily food stains, and one cup of cornstarch in a tepid bath provides sunburn relief. It also replaces talc as baby powder, safer for all ages.
One reader talked about coconut oil’s natural antifungal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties, which healed chronically cracked infected skin, athlete's foot and unhealthy toenails after years of failed OTC and prescription remedies.
First aid: yellowjacket stings are intensely painful - I know! That little spice jar of meat tenderizer, mixed into a paste with water, halted the burn instantly.
Q: Since it IS meat tenderizer, how long do you leave it on your skin?
A: 30 minutes.
More first aid: mix up your own freezer ice packs - 1 part rubbing alcohol & 3 parts water in a sealable plastic bag (freezer bags hold up longer). You can make up a batch of these and be the star of your soccer team for pennies.
*My favorite white vinegar hack? Nothing else I found works better to remove really smelly odors from dogs, even skunk. Really. Half-and-half water & vinegar is recommended, but even pups with sensitive skin can tolerate full strength dousing. You’ll want to rinse the vinegar off when your nose is happy again.
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