- City Council Meets Tonight
- Lewis County Interlocal Convenes @ Toledo Fire Department
- THS Coffee House Hosts Performing Art + Dessert
- TOT Anniversary (Part 1)
Toledo School District posts:
Friendly reminder - Toledo Schools will be on 2 hour late start on Tuesday (today). Cowlitz Prairie Academy will be on their usual schedule.
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
*Regarding Friday’s coverage of the School Board meeting:
Just a couple of quick corrections. The most important one is that Brad Dykstra took over as Board Chair in December - we rotate every 2 years - so I'm just a regular board member now.
We are currently teaching the anatomy, reproduction, etc. (just not the more expanded stuff) in the health classes. The proposal was to STOP teaching anything except the mandated AIDS/HIV information.
Thanks for setting the record straight.
Today: New Life Community Food Bank 10 a.m. - noon last Tuesday & Wednesday monthly. Serving our community area of Toledo by sharing the love of Christ thru the essential needs we all have.
Today - Saturday: Gallery 505 Artists Co-op Theme: RED final week. Open 1 - 5 p.m.
Gallery 505 is on Facebook.
Tonight: City Council meets 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Toledo City Council meetings 6 p.m. first and third Mondays monthly, subject to change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Public invited. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings:
Occasionally the City 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.
Plus: Lewis County Interlocal Board Meeting (Medic One)
Held 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department.
Accepting applications for volunteer firefighters and junior volunteer firefighters (ages 16-17). Download application form and make a difference in your community.
Also tonight: Coffee House 7 p.m. @ Toledo High School, featuring $3 Salted Caramel Ice Cream & Apple Crisp to accompany the best rising local talent. Enjoy a night out with your friends and neighbors.
- Cowlitz Prairie Grange Meets Wednesday
- Page Turners Book Group Meets Thursday
- School District Special Board Meeting Friday
Toledo’s own A Grey Area Computer Repair posted a link to Wired.com’s article: Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data.
For the MAC at heart: 5 Ways to Sync Music to Your iPhone Without iTunes from MakeUseOf.com.
From Lifehacker, for iPhone users: Everything You Need to Shoot Good-Looking Video With Your iPhone.
While you’re there, check out their apps directory for the best of, well, everything iPhone and Android.
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Guilty pleasure: this one had me ROFL-ing helplessly. Check out @TrumpDraws on Twitter.
Serious security: 5 Top Apps For Data & Device Protection including warnings on malware disguised as security apps. From PreyProject, the best (free) recovery tool ever.
TOT Anniversary Week
This week marks 52 weeks since The Other Toledo first appeared on the Interwebs. In observance of TOT’s first anniversary, this week’s Daily Columns will feature four local Everyday Heroes,* ordinary people who do extraordinary things without fanfare or awards, people making a difference in the community by stepping up to make our hometown outstanding.
Part 1: Gary
River’s Edge pocket garden was a tiny patch of potential greatness last Spring, in the eyes of a restless garden designer with more time than liquid resources. Word got around, several others joined to bring new life to the Post Office flagpole plot, and Toledo began to bloom again.
Dubbing the loose-knit group Common Ground Garden Community (now Common Ground Toledo), they refurbished more than a dozen large downtown planters, won high praise from the Sacajawea Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution for spontaneously gardenscaping Toledo’s Oregon Trail Marker for their rededication ceremony in September, and brought Christmas Everywhere to those planters (and parks).
Founding member Gary offered his view of the value to Toledo:
“(It is) the invisible sweat equity of volunteers that make a community strong. Community is something that is grown. It starts with good soil and responsible tending to realize the harvest. We need every aspect of the community working in harmony. This harmony is the community's equity. It is marketable. Visitors traveling through town will see it, will feel it, will want it, will come back. People want quaint, safe responsible communities. It is our calling card. People will move here to become apart of the community.
This is the harvest of the volunteer.”
There’s one thing you might not know about Gary…
Tomorrow: Part 2
Next CGT meeting 7 p.m. March 1 @ Glenngarann Cottage.
*Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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