- School District Special Board Meeting Friday
- LC Senior Center Transition Team Meets Next Week
- School District To Host Senior Tax Exemption Workshop
- Common Ground Toledo Responds
- TOT Anniversary: Part 2
Toledo School District posts: We are working on an updated calendar to address snow days….
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
The Toledo School District Board of Directors will conduct a SPECIAL BOARD MEETING - Superintendent’s Evaluation Friday, February 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Toledo Middle School library. The public is invited to attend.
Lewis County Senior Center Transition Team next meeting will be held 1 p.m. March 1, 2017 at Morton Senior Center. Subcommittees* encouraged to meet before March 1st.
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Toledo School District Sponsors Senior Tax Exemption Workshops
Toledo School District will sponsor a workshop on Monday, March 13, 2017 and again on Thursday, March 15, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Library at Toledo High School.
These workshops will focus on assisting seniors and disabled persons to evaluate their eligibility for exemption from property taxes. Lewis County Assessor, Dianne Dorey will be on hand to provide information about the qualifications and application process. Applications will not be accepted during the workshop but information about the documents needed to apply will also be presented. Seniors over age 60 who meet income and ownership qualifications or citizens who are disabled and meet specific qualifications may be eligible for an exemption.
The workshops are free to the public. The same information will be provided at both workshop and citizens are welcome to attend either or both.
For more information on the program go to:
About the Toledo School District:
Located in Southwest Washington, the Toledo School District serves nearly 750 K-12 students. To learn more, visit www.toledoschools.us.
From Cowlitz Indian Tribe on Facebook: Tribes Lay Remains Of Kennewick Man To Rest.
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.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Thursday: Vicky Quackenbush offers help with your Geneology searches 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the library.
Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss “When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win WWII” by Molly Guptill Manning, and select next month’s read.
From Pat Caldwell: Thanks to all the booklovers in the Toledo area with a sweet tooth, last week’s Sweet Nothings Book & Bake Sale was a success!
Next up: Thanks to a grant from Humanities Washington...
We are excited to host Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the Toledo Community Library. Learn more about Tod at https://wapoetlaureate.org/tag/tod-marshall/ or http://todmarshall.com/index.html
Gary from CGT writes: I am so honored to be involved and invested in the great town and community of Toledo...honored that Common Ground Toledo is (a) featured article. We are looking for community-minded gardening enthusiasts...more here.
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 carry cameos of 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 Toledo outstanding.
Part 2: Charlie
Three years ago Toledo finally realized the long-awaited dream of their own library. With donations of facilities, materials, and supplies, this nonprofit is home to regular club meetings, visiting authors, and two or three book-and-bake sales throughout the year. It runs entirely on volunteer power.
Charlie is the face of Toledo Community Library. In his words:
“I’m there every time the doors are open, even on my days off. I’m there and I also help fill in when someone is sick.”
Seldom have I failed to get an answer from him to any question about the monthly Page Turners selection, upcoming event details or statistics. His thumb is on the pulse. One library supporter mentioned that Charlie seemed to have found his niche there, that he seemed to “come to life.” Anyone who meets Charlie can see he brings something to the library - heart and soul - shared in his ready smile.
He adds: “I can’t seem to stay away. It’s like my home away from home.”
I know something else about Charlie…
Tomorrow: Part 3
*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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