- High Winds Forecast Friday Night & Saturday
- Ethan Siegel: Minimizing Hurricane Damage Is Possible
- Local: School Board Meeting Update, Fundraiser Car Wash, Tea Tix
- Today: Gallery 505 Opening Night
- Health Corner: Mold - Part 2
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Thursday morning forecast from US National Weather Service Portland Oregon:
Strong southerly winds are possible Friday night and Saturday.
There is moderate confidence that the beaches and headlands could see gusts to 75 mph, coastal communities and exposed ridges in the Coast Range could see gusts to 65 mph, and inland valleys could see gusts 40 to 50 mph. These strong winds could produce local power outages, falling trees and power lines and dangerous crosswinds.
Visit www.weather.gov/portland for the latest forecasts.
If you really want to scare yourself, reminisce over this post & video on a 1972 Vancouver WA tornado that left 6 people dead.
Speaking of severe weather, Toledo’s own astrophysicist Ethan Siegel posted:
“Given that 2017 saw more than $250B worth of damage caused by hurricanes to North America alone, even a large investment in setting up and deploying a large-scale network of these deep water perforated pipes could quickly pay dividends in damage and death reduction. The economic return-on-investment could be tremendous, and it would protect our infrastructure and prevent another Katrina-like disaster more effectively and inexpensively than any other plan. But if we want it t...
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers shared:
White tags and winter clothing are 50% off storewide!
Last chance: Judy says only a few tix remain for Toledo Senior Center’s Annual Tea 2 PM Sunday, April 8, 2018. Pick up yours by 3 PM Friday.
Dress codes as follows:
Ladies: dresses & hats
Gentlemen: bow ties & suits
If you haven’t been to this premier event, consider yourself culturally deprived! Ladies hats are the un-official fashion show favorites, so brush off that floral, feathery or frilly headwear and show your stuff.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Did you know? Toledo Fire Department website has an allergy tracker button from weather.com with real-time levels of tree, grass, and ragweed pollen levels.
Volunteer applications accepted from those who can respond within 15 minutes of first tone. Junior Volunteer applications also available for residents ages 16-17.
Download apps here.
Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board meetings held third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department. Open to the public. Details: http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html
Change of Venue: The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. at Toledo High School Library. Public invited to attend.
Today: Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 7 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM. Stop in and order up April’s Page Turners Book Group selection from the Timberland Regional Library kiosk in the lobby:
Be sure to tell Charlie I sent you.
Today: Gallery 505 April First Look & Opening Night 1 - 7 PM. Exhibit theme: EARTH Recycled.
Health Corner: Mold & Illness Part 2*
Last night, a reader posted: I just got a call that my brothers ex wife suddenly passed away this evening from an asthma attack.
I’m done with today.
Following last month’s encounter with a woman who also had late-onset symptoms, my Naturopathic doctor listened carefully to my story & recommended a Mold Sensitivity Panel for me. Updates to follow.
As early as 2003, the NCIB has recognized “multiple health complaints attributable to confirmed exposure to mixed-molds infestation in water-damaged buildings,” and Dr Sara Gottfried MD published her article Mold Illness: What It Is and How You Know if You Have It in which she lists a constellation of symptoms and saying, “See how easily mold poisoning could go unnoticed, or mistaken for other conditions?”
Dr Ritchie Shoemaker, author of Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings, adds: Approximately 24 percent of the population is genetically vulnerable to mold toxicity; they have a certain immune response gene (HLA-DR).
Noteworthy was a new exemption from my homeowners insurance around that same time - mold damage remediation. The Centers for Disease Control recently updated their roster of PDF fact sheets on mold cleanup. More recently, HGTV revealed in Mold Remediation and Removal Costs | HGTV: The cost can average anywhere from $500 to $6,000 and is hard to identify until the entire scope of the infestation is considered.
ServPro, a recognized name in clean-up answers “Mold Removal” vs. Remediation - What’s The Difference?
EPA offers this outline on the process including scope & questions you need to consider.
Next: Mold & Illness Part 3 - What You Can Do
*Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived. And miracles take place against all odds.
*(See Part 1, 03.15.2018 Thursday Column & Health Corner including Why Almost All Sinus Infections Are Misdiagnosed and Mistreated.)
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5. Phone 360-864-4247.
For The Love Of Sports: Toledo School District ISO* an Event Manager for spring sports. Duties include setting up fields, scoreboards, public address systems and supporting visiting teams and officials. Hours are afternoons and some Saturdays. $14.19/hour. Contact Grady Fallon if interested.
Also: Have you ever wanted to be a sportscaster for ESPN? Well, we have the entry-level job that could start you on that path. TSD is looking for the Voice of Toledo Indian Fastpitch. If you have a love for this sport and Toledo Indians, this is your chance. Contact Grady Fallon for more information.
*ISO = In Search Of
For Teens: Applications are now being accepted for summer Ecology Youth Corps work, and must be received by April 6. Earn $11.50/hour for a 4-week session during either early or late summer session. Details and application online at www.ecology.wa.gov/eyc.
Fun: April 8 Toledo Senior Center hosts their 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 keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Camp Singing Wind says:
Join us for an Earth Day Potluck and Permaculture Swap! Please invite anyone who you think would be interested. All ages, indoors or outdoors depending on weather. Please bring some food or drinks to share if you’re able, and some seeds or plants to swap if you’d like.
It’s also Carol Majewski’s birthday, so we’ll have cake and few other surprises!
Have any Permie skills you’d like to share that day? Please let us know and we’ll set it up!
More info to come soon, and we hope to see you there!
Toledo Youth Cheerleading Sign Ups 6-7 PM May 3, or 10-11 AM May 5 @ THS
Fishing: Kid’s Fishing Derby 8 AM-1:30 PM May 12 @ South Lewis County Park.
Foundations: Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
Fundraiser: To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry.
For The Kids: Brooke Sellards Acosta asks “Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.”
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
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 Future: Toledo Middle School PTO's posted: If you would like to help support our efforts to bring more laptops to Toledo Middle School please read this and spread the word. You can donate here. Thank you for your support of our kids.
Full details posted in 02.23.2018 Friday Column.
Farmer’s Market: Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here:
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