- National Weather Service Seattle: Lightning Do’s & Don’ts
- WA State Library: April 7-13 Is National Library Week
- USDA-FSIS Condemns The Washington Post for False Reporting
- Commissioner Of Public Lands: Wildfire Toll Rises With Soot Deaths
- Ethan Siegel: What We Know About Black Holes
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Clinic
- Today: Ukulele Lessons
- Wednesday: Dancing Moon Yoga Returns
- Toledo High School Sports: April 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington warns:
Washington State Library posted: April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week.
They also posted: “And now for something completely different…” Librarian Rhapsody, a hilarious YouTube that’ll change your mind about stodgy Keepers of the Books.
Timberland Regional Libraries April Newsletter:
Make sure to visit your local library- April 7-13, 2019
A big part of NLW is on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
National Library Workers Day (NLWD)
valuable contributions made by all library workers.
You can nominate a stellar library worker! Nominations may come from library users,
students, children, colleagues, faculty, or management.
Add your favorites to the National Galaxy of Stars by filling out a short form:
Show us a “day in the life” at your library or repository! We want to see your programs, your collections, your people (with their permission, of course!), your catalogs, your shelves, your study spaces, your meetings… ALL THE THINGS!
TRL COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
April signals the launch of Phase 2: Eighteen Community Conversations that will be taking place across Timberland's five-county district. At these conversations attendees will be led through a series of questions that will help the participants dig into what kind
of community they would like to live in, the problems they see in their community, and how they think things could be changed to make improvements. We are looking forward to hearing about your communities and finding ways to strategically plan as an organization to meet some of these community needs.
If you would like to be included in an upcoming Community Conversation please contact the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center at (360) 943-5001.
Shelton - Thursday, April 11
Morton - Wednesday, April 17
Grapeview - Saturday, April 20
Chehalis - Monday, April 22
TOLEDO - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Lacey - Tuesday, April 30
West Olympia - Thursday, May 2
North Olympia - Saturday, May 4
Chinook - Tuesday, May 7
Pacific Beach - Saturday, May 11
McCleary - Saturday, May 18
Details are still to be determined for Community Conversations held later in May in Yelm,
Centralia, Humptulips, Aberdeen, Matlock, Elma, and Raymond. Those dates will be
announced in the May Newsletter.
[Please note that these Community Conversation meetings will not be held at library buildings.]
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday til 6 PM, Thursday & Saturday til 5 PM.
USDA-FSIS: News Release - USDA’s FSIS Condemns The Washington Post for False Reporting on a Critical Public Health Issue
FSIS Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – The Washington Post says that democracy dies in darkness. If that’s the case, then The Washington Post’s story about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is a solar eclipse.
FSIS is made up of 9,000 civil servants with the noblest of missions – to protect the American food supply. The safety of every meat, poultry, and egg product in the United States is ensured by FSIS inspection personnel, each and every day.
It’s a responsibility and mission so important that every FSIS employee takes an Oath of Office. If only The Washington Post was held to the same standard.
In February of 2018, following a 20 year evaluation in 5 market hog establishments, FSIS put forth a proposed rule to the American public – beginning a full and transparent notice and comment rule-making process. The proposed rule includes a voluntary, opt-in inspection system, called New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS), for market hog establishments, and separate mandatory testing requirements for all swine establishments. This proposal and the research supporting it spans two decades. The work of FSIS to modernize inspection spans the last four presidential administrations.
On April 3, 2019, The Washington Post published a story titled, “Pork industry soon will have more power over meat inspections,” deciding to reprint the talking points of special interest groups while claiming the agency declined interview requests. The Washington Post knows full well that as a federal regulatory agency, FSIS cannot litigate or conduct rulemaking through the media, yet The Post wants to try the agency in the court of public opinion.
FSIS is appalled at The Washington Post’s poor attempt at explaining a proposal to modernize inspection. The Post’s decision to continue to parrot arguments that are devoid of factual and scientific evidence only serves to further the personal agenda of special interest groups that have nothing to do with ensuring food safety.
Despite FSIS spending countless hours responding to The Post and providing clarification about the proposed rule, The Post chose to ignore the information and went with an already formed opinion and headline.
Shame on you, Washington Post. This story earns you at least four Pinocchios.
Last Modified Apr 08, 2019
Complete News Release link here.
*Note: When posting USDA’s FSIS Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
For other food-related alerts, visit visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz shared this Op-Ed from The LA Times:
You don’t have to live close to wildfires for them to kill you
For nearly two weeks last November, smoke from the Camp fire drained 150 miles down the Central Valley and out toward the sea, engulfing Sacramento and the whole Bay Area. San Francisco looked — and breathed — like New Delhi, the world’s most polluted city.
Miles away in the mountain town of Paradise, the fast-moving conflagration killed 85 people — making the Camp fire the deadliest wildfire in state history. But pollution research suggests that once heart attacks and respiratory-related deaths are factored in, its soot was even more deadly than its flames.
Based on the results of earlier pollution studies, we project that soot from the Camp fire caused about 100 premature deaths just in the San Francisco Bay Area and hundreds more hospitalizations and emergency room visits than normal. The Central Valley, which was not part of our study, likely suffered similar consequences.
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office seeking input:
WE NEED YOUR INPUT! We’re working on a study to identify recreational assets, where gaps may exist, and recommendations and investment strategies to fill those gaps.
The ensuing Recreational Assets of Statewide Significance Study will help decision-makers determine how to invest in local and destination facilities that ensure everyone has access to high-quality experiences outdoors. Help us understand how you get outdoors in Washington state by taking our survey: https://bit.ly/2HRGrIw.
Learn more about the study at https://bit.ly/2UrWD9k
Eastside Urban Farm & Garden host:
Year-Round Gardening - The Basics of Planning and Planting
Noon - 2 PM April 14
Eastside Urban Farm & Garden
2326 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98506
Register over the phone by calling 360-972-2993. Online at urbanfarmoly.com or in person at Eastside Urban Farm and Garden Center. $15
Ethan Siegel posted: This Is What We Know About Black Holes In Advance Of The Event Horizon Telescope's First Image
“For hundreds of years, humanity has expected black holes to exist. Over the course of all of our lifetimes, we’ve collected an entire suite of evidence that points not only to their existence, but to a fantastic agreement between their expected theoretical properties and what we’ve observed. But perhaps the most important prediction of all — that of the event horizon’s existence and properties — has never been directly tested before.
With simultaneous observations in hand from hundreds of telescopes across the globe, scientists have finished reconstructing an image, based on real data, of the largest black hole as seen from Earth: the 4 million solar mass monster at the center of the Milky Way. What we’ll see on April 10 will either further confirm General Relativity or cause us to rethink all that we believe about gravity. Eager with anticipation, the world now awaits.”
The Event Horizon Telescope will, on April 10 (tomorrow, at the time of this writing), release an image two years in the making: of the event horizon of the black hole at the Milky Way’s center. Many will look at this as the first definitive proof that black holes truly exist, but we mustn’t forget all the (overwhelming!) evidence we already have in hand. There is a ton that we already know about black holes that has been demonstrated observationally, and all of it is in spectacular agreement with what we theoretically expect.
On the eve of the Event Horizon Telescope’s big announcement, take some time to get a little perspective, and learn what we already know about black holes!
*Special thanks to Ethan Siegel for sharing this article here.
Siegel is author of Beyond The Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way And Discovered The Entire Universe & Treknology: The Science of Star Trek From Tricorders to Warp Drive
LewisCountyWatch.com reported: Twin Star Says Local Fraudulent Transactions Due To Skimmer
After multiple local TwinStar Credit Union members began reporting thousands of dollars stolen from their accounts this weekend, the credit union announced Sunday that the incidents were not due to a data breech(sp.) or hack.
Toledotel alerted: Phishing is a popular Internet related scam. Be aware and be safe!
YouTube link: 3 minute video
Optiband Demo - Security 101 - Phishing Awareness
Brooke Sellards Acosta uploaded a file: Garden Club Sign-Up.PDF.
Spring Garden Club Sign-up Forms will be coming home in backpacks (Monday). There is limited space so get your form turned in if you want your gardener to get in!
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Today: Uke Lessons:
Wednesday night - Dancing Moon Yoga says:
Hello friends! We will be back on Wednesday, April 10. Look forward to seeing you!
From City of Toledo: ISO Two Visionaries To Fill Posts
We are looking to fill a couple of spots on the Vision:Toledo Mayor's Task Force.
The first is a position at large currently held by Norm Baird.
The second is the Treasurer position currently held by Joh Jones.
We generally meet once a month on the 4th Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Morgan Art Centre. Each Coordinator discusses what is going on in their group, where they may need additional help, new projects, etc. Bills are presented to be paid and an annual budget is discussed.
For details, contact City of Toledo, (360)864-4564
Toledo High School Sports - April 2019
*** SPRING BREAK APRIL 1 - 5, 2019 ***
April 9th @ Castle Rock 6:00
April 11th @ La Center 6:00
April 16th @ Stevenson 6:00
April 18th vs White Salmon 6:00
April 23rd vs Kings Way 7:00
April 25th @ Seton Catholic 6:00
April 30th vs. Castle Rock 7:00
April 10th vs. Onalaska 4:00
April 12th JV @ Onalaska (DH) 3:00 bus @1:30
April 13th vs. Toutle Lake (DH) 12:00
April 15th JV @ Castle Rock 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 16th JV vs Onalaska 4:00
April 17th @ Mossyrock(DH) 4:00 bus 2:30
April 22nd vs. Kalama (DH) 4:00 bus ** Senior Night
April 24th vs Castle Rock 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus @ 9:45
April 9th vs Winlock (DH) 3:00
April 12th JV @ Onalaska 3:00
April 13th vs Toutle Lake (DH) 12:00
April 15th @ Castle Rock 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 16th JV vs Onalaska 3:00
April 17th @ Mossyrock (DH) 4:00 bus @ 2:30
April 18th JV vs. WF West 4:00
April 27th @ Wahkiakum 12:00 bus 9:45
April 29th JV vs. Castle Rock 4:00
April 11th @ Mossyrock 3:30 bus @ 1:55
April 15th @ Pirate Invite Adna 10:00 bus @ 7:30 am
April 19th Kalama Twilight 3:30 bus @ 3:15
April 25th @ Wahkiakum 3:30 bus @ 1:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
!!! NEW !!! Bateaux Cellars hosts Vervex
Before heading out on tour, Jake Barrow of Vervex will be playing at Bateaux Cellars Winery on Friday, April 19 starting at 6 pm. This will be Bateaux's first real venture into having music "after hours" at the winery. Maybe the start of a "thing". $5 cover goes to Jake. Great music and great wine (we will also have some beers on hand). We hope you will come join us. Cheers, Cheryl and Steve
April 12: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church
April 12: Coffee House @ Toledo High School
April 20: 3rd Annual Cheesecake Competition @ Morgan Arts Centre
April 26: FCCLA Bingo Night @ Toledo High School
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
April 27: PRIME RIB DINNER @ Toledo Senior Center
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
*ISO a part-time manager and someone who will help us with social media visibility.
We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
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