- Toledo School Closure Updates (Snow)
- Cancelled, Postponed, Rescheduled (Snow)
- Today: Library News, Cheesecake Club, Lioness Meeting
- Thursday: Toledo Tourism Board Convenes
- Tech Report Special Edition: WFIRST - Why It Matters
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
*Check out this video link.
Toledo School District snow closures are updated regularly:
- KIRO7 - http://www.kiro7.com/weather/school-closings
- KATU2 - http://katu.com/weather/closings
- OPB - https://www.opb.org/news/alerts/school/
- Q13FOX - http://q13fox.com/latest-school-closures-and-delays/
- Toledo School District FB - https://www.facebook.com/toledoschooldistrict/
No update from Toledo School District at time of posting.
Toledo’s Lewis County Tribune keeps their weather eye on the sky.
*Weather updates at https://www.facebook.com/NWSPortland/
From Toledo School District website: School Closure Procedures
Winter weather brings with it the possibility of impassable roads and hazardous driving
conditions. Occasionally, student safety requires adjustments to school operations. The decision about whether to hold school, start late or cancel is always a difficult one and is made after a careful review of conditions in all parts of the district. Schools will close when it is dangerous to put children and buses on the road. Some of these hazards include snow, freezing rain, wind chill, below-zero temperatures and protracted power outages.
A decision about school operations is made by 5:30 a.m. following a driving tour of the district
with special attention to known trouble spots. When the decision to start late or close school is
made, local television and radio stations will be notified. In addition, posts will be made to the
district Facebook page and the superintendent’s Twitter feed (@suptrust). If no announcement is
made, schools will open as scheduled.
Toledo School District avoids closing school after student arrival because of the possibility of
children going home to locked houses, but will do so under severe emergency conditions that
preclude remaining at school. Such closures will be announced over local radio stations, through
the TSD phone messaging system and on Facebook and Twitter.
Determining the safest plan for children during inclement weather is ultimately parents’
responsibility, regardless of district operational decisions.
Cancelled, Postponed, Rescheduled:
From Toledo Fire Department - Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Meeting scheduled for 2/20/18 has been rescheduled to 2/27/18 at 7:00 PM due to weather.
Health & Hope Medical Outreach cancelled their weekly clinic Tuesday night, due to weather.
Open 5:30 - 8:00 PM Tuesday. Details at link above.
A reader writes: Good morning. I keep reading about all these activities taking place at "Camp Singing Winds" and I do not know where this place is located or what there phone number is.
Dear Reader: You can connect with Camp Singing Wind by clicking on the blue link. All the information you are seeking is included on that page.
The Other Toledo generally uses similar links to provide contact info for most of the events and news in this Column, a nod to ToledoTel’s 1GB connectivity. Note some entities do not post a phone number, and others require By Appointment Only reservations, especially where home & business are one.*
*Camp Singing Wind is one such place;
Today: Health & Hope Medical Outreach*celebrates their Fifth Anniversary of providing free & low-cost medical & mental health services to the uninsured & underinsured of Lewis County. Join them 7:30 - 9:00 AM Wednesday morning with Breakfast @ O’Blarney’s. Details & tix info on Facebook.
Toledo Community Library reminder:
- Upcoming basket weaving class at the library has space for 1 or 2 more (people).
- Also, ukulele classes will be offered after school on thursdays starting in April. Please sign up at the library. Instruments provided.
Page Turners Book Club meets 1:30 p.m. next Wednesday, February 28 to review & discuss:
Order your MP3 audio copy at this link through Timberland Regional Library.
Toledo Community Library open until 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday & Saturday.
Express your love for your Valentine this month with a special handmade gift by a local artist.
Gallery 505's theme for February is "Affairs of the Heart" and features unique art and crafts by Marcy Anholt, Anita Chatham, Jamie Cummings, Bob Espen, Jeanne Hamilton, Susanné Rose Maestas, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Katie Morgan, Mike Morgan, Vernadel Peterson, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Pauli Wolfe and Dennis Young. Affairs of the Heart runs through February 24, Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Plus: Cheesecake Club meets 6:30 PM today @ Camp Singing Wind.
Topic - How To Make Asian-Style Cheesecake. Jamie Cummings says Asian-style cheesecake, sometimes called cotton cheesecake, is a combination of sponge cake and cheesecake in both taste and texture. Come show off your interpretation!
Practicing up for July’s Cheese Days Cheesecake Competition. Details on Facebook.
And: Toledo Lioness Club meets 6:30 PM Wednesday. New members welcome. Details on Facebook.
The Chip Guy posted “ATTENTION!! WAREHOUSE WILL NOT BE OPEN FEB 21ST.
PLEASE WATCH FOR POST ABOUT SATURDAY!!”
Thursday: Toledo Tourism Board meets 6:30 PM February 22 @ Camp Singing Wind. Bring your experience & ideas. New members welcome.
Friday: Toledo Senior Center hosts a Town Hall 5 PM - 6:30 PM Friday, February 23.
Says Carolyn Long: Please join me for a Town Hall at the Toledo Senior Center in Toledo Washington.
This is an opportunity share your concerns for Southwest Washington, and learn about what I have to offer for Washington's 3rd Congressional District. Everyone is invited, and all are welcome. Let’s work together to flip the 3rd and put people over politics!
Tech Report Special Edition: WFIRST - Why It Matters
Toledo’s own astrophysicist Dr Ethan Siegel lays out the importance of WFIRST in this post:
“We absolutely cannot let this project go down without a fight. If WFIRST gets cancelled, it’s a sign that even the most important NASA project, as determined by internal, external, and independent reviewers, is subject to political whims. These projects take more than a single presidency to design, approve, build, and launch. Federal funding for these vital missions that enhance all of society must not be allowed to disappear because one human — even if it’s the president — wills it. The joys, wonder, knowledge, and benefits that come from exploring and understanding the Universe are greater than any individual.”
When it comes to NASA, there are three main functions that make up the overwhelming majority of its budget: science, exploration, and space operations. Within science, the largest and most important missions, spread across planetary science, astrophysics, Earth science and heliophysics, are known as flagship missions. According to Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate of NASA, “What we learn from these flagship missions is why we study the Universe. This is civilization-scale science… If we don’t do this, we aren’t NASA.” When someone (ahem… Trump) comes in, after decades of planning, and proposes to scrap an already-designed flagship mission, it threatens to end science-as-we-know-it at NASA.
The United States must not cede leadership in the space and science arena to Japan, Russia, Europe, China, India and Canada the same way it did with the superconducting supercollider 25 years ago. This time, humanity’s capability of understanding the entire Universe is what’s at stake.”
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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.
Fun: February 28 Morgan Arts Centre hosts the second Paint Night event.
Paint Nights are a great opportunity for artists from beginner to advanced to spend creative time together.
Bring friends and plan to make new ones.
Themes and planned designs will allow you either follow along or paint outside the lines resulting in each person taking home a personal masterpiece.
Add Di Morgan's incredible gift of hospitality and we are all sure to have a super experience.
Tix & details on Facebook.
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.
Foraging: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife announces tentative razor clam digging dates for March & April. Click on link above.
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
For The Folks: Lewis County Seniors’ Second Time Around Thrift Store in search of washer & dryer for their new store at 749 S Market Boulevard, Chehalis, Washington 98532. Contact them at (360) 557-3113.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here: http://www.toledolionsclub.org/assets/2018-parade-form.pdf
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