- NWS Seattle: Wednesday Temps
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Tinder For Cows, Used Car Love, Giant Inflatable
- FDA: Gottlieb Resigns
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack
- Today: Yoga In Toledo!
- Thursday: School Board, Mr T Pageant
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
New Moon arrives 8:04 AM Pacific Standard Time today.
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac: MARCH FULL MOON NAMES
Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons were used to track the seasons. Note that each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred.
Traditionally, the Moon we see in March is called the Full Worm Moon. At this time of the year, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting robins and birds to feed—a true sign of spring. Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber.
There are many alternative names for the March Moon. One name was the Full Sap Moon, as this is the time of year when the sap of sugar maples starts to flow.
Note: March will host the last Supermoon of 2019.
National Weather Service Seattle WA: Wednesday Temps
Toledo School District Calendar:
Thursday: School Board Meeting 6 PM @ Toledo Middle School Library
Plus: Mr T Pageant 7 PM @ Toledo High School
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:
- 'Tinder for cows' matches livestock in the mood for love
A Tinder-inspired app called “Tudder” is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle.
- What a man did to sell his fiancee's used car is love
When Carrie needed to sell her used 1996 Honda Accord, her filmmaker fiance Max created something hilarious to help.
The University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center erected the giant inflatable colon section on a corner in the Westwood neighborhood as part of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
In unrelated news: Missouri police recover stolen inflatable colon
A large inflatable colon was recovered by Kansas City police after being stolen (mid-October 2018).
FDA: Gottlieb Resigns
A Note from the Commissioner to the FDA Team...
U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION·TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
It is hard for me to write this note to share with you the news that I’ll be leaving my job as the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in the next month. There’s perhaps nothing that could pull me away from this role other than the challenge of being apart from my family for these past two years and missing my wife and three young children.
This is a very special institution, and the work that binds us in a shared mission is inspiring. I know that the opportunity to serve in this role was a privilege, and an endeavor that I’ll never be able to replicate in my professional life -- the impact of our public health work, the camaraderie, and our ability to improve the lives of Americans. There are many important efforts we undertook together, countless new policies we advanced, and laws we enforced with vigor to protect consumers. Over the coming weeks I’ll continue to work to cement more of these efforts, to secure our 2020 budget, and to help transition the agency to new leadership. I’ll be working closely with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, who is a friend to me and a staunch advocate for the agency. He is deeply committed to our public health mission.
I’ll depart knowing that the FDA is strong, its people outstanding, and its mission well recognized and deeply respected across the government, and indeed, across the world. I hope to have the opportunity to continue to work with you to advance our goals in the weeks before I depart. I’m grateful for the support of the people of the FDA. I’m thankful for the support of my family, and for their sacrifice over the past two years.
I consider myself truly fortunate to have had the chance to help lead this remarkable institution.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Commissioner of Food and Drugs
March 05, 2019 - FDA approves new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression; available only at a certified doctor’s office or clinic
March 05, 2019 - Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Susan Mayne, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, on tests confirming a 2017 finding of asbestos contamination in certain cosmetic products and new steps that FDA is pursuing to improve cosmetics safety
Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On your way back: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Free Wood Chips
Jake Dailey of Ash Valley Farm wrote: Today I raised some beds for our thornless blackberry patch and Valerie Dailey planted them, then I raised another plot of 30 inch 100 foot beds with the BCS.
Today: Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Tonight: Yoga in Toledo!
Hello, friends! Come and join us for our weekly yoga class in the lodge at Camp Singing Wind! This is a gentle hatha class, suitable for all levels. Options and modifications are included for many poses to make the class both accessible and challenging to all levels of yogi. Everyone is welcome!
Bring your mat and a water bottle. Suggested donation of $5 - $10 per person at the door. If this is your first class with us please arrive about 10 minutes early.
See you on Wednesday! :)
Hosted @ Camp Singing Wind by Dancing Moon Yoga
Thursday: The First Look of RETURN TO SPACE is March 7 with science author Dr. Ethan Siegel (starting at 5 p.m.) who will be signing his book TREKNOLOGY: The Technology of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive.
Gallery 505 Returns to Space for this exhibit, featuring space-inspired artwork by local artists Jake Blake, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Carmen Hansen, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Michael Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherlin and Pauli Wolfe.
Gallery 505 is open from 1-5 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 205 Cowlitz St. in Toledo.
Looking ahead: Common Ground Toledo meeting scheduled for 3:30 on Thursday (March) 14th at the garden room at TES.
We’ll be discussing what plans we have for the future, which plants will be going in to the planter boxes this year, and watering schedules.
If you can’t make this meeting but still want to volunteer your time, plants, or funds - contact Brian Dennis. Also, if you’re already a Common Ground volunteer and can’t make this meeting, please comment on this thread or send a message with how you plan on committing this year.
Thank you! Hope to see you next Thursday!
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.
Mark Your Calendars: March 23 Meatloaf Dinner + Magical Evening
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
Toledo High School Sports - March 2019
March 8th vs Royal City @ Winlock 7:00 pm
March 9th vs. Capital High School @ Tumwater 9:00 am
March 9th vs. Black Hills @ Tumwater 10:00 am
March 11th @ Woodland 7:00
March 16th @ WF West 1:00
March 9th @ Mark Morris 12:00 bus @ 10:30 am
March 12th vs. Adna 4:00
March 14th @ Rainier 6:30 bus @ 2:10
March 15th vs. King’s Way 4:00
March 13th @ Winlock 4:00 bus @ 2:45
March 15th @ Rainier 4:00 bus @ 2:10
March 16th @ Seattle Academy 3:45 bus 7:00am
March 21st @ Toutle Lake 3:45 bus @ 1:55
!!! GO INDIANS !!!
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 7: Art Gallery 505 First Look/Opening Night: Return To Space
March 7: Mr T Pageant @ Toledo High School
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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