- National Weather Service: Sunny Through Tuesday
- Toledo School District: Schools On 2-Hour ACT Late Start
- Good News Monday: Dolls For Disabled, Dove For Dads, NASA’s Greener Earth
- USDA: Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Launches
- FDA: Ongoing ARB Drug Recalls, Allergic Reaction & Mislabeling
- LCSO: Lewis County Deputies Involved In Fatal Shooting of a Wanted Subject
- Phillipps Insurance Agency: Celebrating 15 Years
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
- Today: Toledo City Council Meets
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
National Weather Service Seattle: Chilly and dry over the next few days!
Toledo School District Calendar:
- Monday - March 4th 2-Hour ACT Late Start
- Tuesday - March 5th Band and Choir Concert 7:00 PM @ THS
Good News Monday:
- Woman creates dolls for kids with disabilities: "It makes them not feel so alone" Jandrisevits is sewing change, so kids can play in a world that looks like them.
Less than 1 in 5 men in the U.S. are offered any paid paternity leave.
Dove is trying to change that.
- NASA Confirms Earth Is Greener Today Than 20 Years Ago
A new study from NASA shows that the two countries with the world's biggest populations are leading the increase in greening on land. The effect stems mainly from ambitious tree planting programs in China and intensive agriculture in both countries.
U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday:
FDA News Release - March 1, 2019: FDA provides update on its ongoing investigation into ARB drug products; reports on finding of a new nitrosamine impurity in certain lots of losartan and product recall
The FDA will continue to update the list of products included in the recall as more information becomes available from ongoing testing. If patients take an ARB drug product, they should check the list periodically, as information may change.
Read the complete News Release in this link.
Over the weekend, a young woman I know joined her friends for dinner in. Because she has a known fruit allergy, she carefully read each label to be sure none of the dishes included that fruit.
Except it wasn't listed. Not exactly.
Buried in the list of ingredients was the phrase “...natural flavors.”
To this woman, it’s quite apparent what ONE of those “natural flavors” turned out to be.
Fortunately for her, she stopped the reaction with fast-acting rescue medicine. And she traced the culprit back to the distributor, a large warehouse store.
She wants to make sure nobody has a fatal anaphylactic reaction so she is filing with the FDA: How to Report a Problem with Food
Report a Complaint - How to Report a Problem with Food
For all questions or problems related to meat and poultry, please contact USDA.
If you are a consumer, health professional, or member of the food industry who wants to voluntarily report a complaint or adverse event (illness or serious allergic reaction) related to a food product, you have three choices:
- Call an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator if you wish to speak directly to a person about your problem.
- Complete an electronic Voluntary MedWatch form online.
- Complete a paper Voluntary MedWatch form that can be mailed to FDA.
*Special thanks to A.Tedeschi for sharing her experience.
Lewis County 911 Communications:
Lewis County Deputies Involved in a Fatal Shooting of a Wanted Subject
Phillipps Insurance Group, Inc. wrote:
March 1st my agency celebrated 15 years in business. Being a part of and supporting our Toledo community has been one of my goals plus of course offering insurance. I have met and made many friends over the years and look forward to the years ahead.
Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday March 4, 2019.
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly.
Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the 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.
Art Gallery 505 announces: Return to Space...First Look and Opening of new show will be Thursday 3/7/19....see you at the Art Gallery 505...yes, snacks will be served.
Toledo Senior Center invites you to their monthly Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast
March 9, 7-10 AM. Come enjoy great food and companionship. Visit with your neighbors and make new friends.
*Don’t forget to check out the Silent Auction!
City of Toledo announcement: Planning Commission Vacancy
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to:
Mayor Steve Dobosh
City of Toledo
PO Box 236
Toledo, Washington 98591
Or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
City of Toledo
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Vision:TOLEDO reminder: Coming soon! If you have something BIG you want to announce or share, contact Mike Morgan 360-864-4342.
March 7: WSU LC Master Gardeners host Gardening For Everyone
March 21: Toledo BIG Community Meeting @ Toledo Middle School
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
March 23: Classic Meatloaf Dinner & Magic Show @ Toledo Senior Center
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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