- Recap: V:T Ready For BIG Community Meeting March 16
- LC Senior Center TransX Team Meets @ Morton SR Ctr
- CGT Meets @ Rose Cottage
- Toledo Library hosts Tod Marshal, Poet Laureate
- More Library Dates - Page Turners, Seed Share, Events
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
*Toledo schools will be in session on all snow make up days on the calendar. Thursday & Friday, March 2 and 3, will be make-up days AND 2-hour late start for ACT (Academic Collaborative Time). Additionally, 15 minutes will be added at the end of each school day beginning March 7, 2017 to help balance time lost to weather-related closures.
Recap: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events heard reports from the Community Library, Historical Society, common Ground Toledo, School Garden Initiative, Steamboat Alley, City Water Tank Mural project, Cool & Connected program, and an upcoming Seed Swap event. The evening wrapped up by outlining this year’s BIG Community Meeting.
Library: February’s Sweet Nothing’s Book & Bake Sale was a success. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall speaks tonight. Norene Wedam will host a GMO-free seed swap event March 25.
Historical Society: Framed photos purchased by Gee Cee’s Truck Store in place. Society is working on a PayPal button for donations. Search for a historic wagon is underway. Original steamboat-related photos were collected Steamboat Alley pocket park project. Historical Society funding up to 3 interpretive signs at water towers, Steamboat Alley, and Gospodor Eagle downtown.
Common Ground Toledo: H&R Block fundraiser gaining support. Donation from Lioness Club, and 300 free bulbs from De Goede’s will go toward downtown Springtime planter projects. CGT will be at Vernal Equinox Art Fair in March, Gardenpalooza Earth Day event in April.
School Garden Initiative: Kids starting plants for greenhouse project. Last year’s raised bed sponsors renewed their support this year, and forms for additional beds will be available via email* and locally. A scout troop from Cowlitz County will installing a deer fence; hoop house is on the wish list. More fruit trees and berries are planned for this year. Watering system is being upgraded. Goal: supplement school meals with fresh produce.
Steamboat Alley: Planters being rehabilitated, large evergreens will be donated by Camp Singing Wind. Mural completion awaiting dry weather. Paver forms available at Timberland Bank.
Cool & Connected: Yesterday’s conference call to C&C team elicited this comment: “Of the five towns selected to participate, Toledo is the only one (addressing each component) in a linear fashion.” Establishing and connecting WiFi hotspots through the downtown business district generated lengthy discussion. Other items on the list: a maker space, upgraded website, clearing the brush along the river to beautify the boundary.
BIG Community Meeting 7 p.m. March 16 at Toledo Middle School.
Next vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events 6:30 p.m. March 28.
Lewis County Senior Center Transition Team meeting 1 p.m.today at Morton Senior Center. Subcommittees encouraged to meet before scheduled meeting.
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2. Explore non-profit information
3. Working on & developing business plan
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C.G.T. MEETING 3/1/2017
Common Ground Toledo Strategic Planning Meeting
DATE: March 1, 2017
TIME : 7pm - 9pm
LOCATION: Rose Cottage, Glenngarann
590 Augustus Street, Toledo, WA
AGENDA for Wednesday, March 1, 2017:
1. ROLL CALL: Present at meeting.
2. APPROVE MINUTES : from C.G.T. meeting 2/1/'17
3. TREASURY REPORT: Gary Whiteside.
4. OLD BUSINESS:
a. H&R Block federal fundraiser: update - Ronda
b. Promotional Events: Toledo's Big Community
Meeting, March 16 at TMS: presentation and
visual impact/volunteer sign-up booth
- Gary Whiteside.
c. Vernal Equinox Art Fair March 18-19 at MAC:
Plant & product sale fundraiser - Gary
d. Information/Promotional: Fliers, planter
tags/signage and handouts for CGT
promotions for review. - Linda Bird-Sonne.
e. Earth Day Fair: progress - Brian Dennis
5. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Tulip planting work party: prep and
scheduling. - Bird-Sonne.
b. Spring cleaning and garden prep: clean/
Paint planters. - Brian Dennis/Gary
c. Spring garden gleaning, plant divisions,
plant starts for inventory and fundraiser
d. CGT donation and expense handling.
- Gary & Kathy Whiteside
To create and maintain a greener and more colorful presence in Toledo by caring for the design, beautification, and maintenance of the planters boxes, gardens, and common areas throughout town.
Tonight at the Library:
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Adult Page Turners March selection: "The Signature Of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Meets 1:30 p.m. March 30, 2017. Order from Timberland Regional Library kiosk. Available in print including large print, audio MP3 or CD, and ebook format.
Coming May 9: Dave Berger will present The Razor's Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon.
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