- Weather Update: Heavy Rains Increase Western WA Landslide Risk
- Whipple Creek Plant Sale Benefits Girls Basketball
- TES Garden Club Postponed - Begins April 24
- Toledo School District Thanks School & Community Volunteers
- Camp Singing Wind Hosts Biochar Workshop & Training Event in May
- Today: School District Flood Prevention Plan Drill, Medic One Meeting
- Wednesday: Toledo Cheesecake Club, Lioness Club
- Thursday: Paint Night, Planning Commission, School Board Hosts DeBolt
- Tech Tuesday: Alternatives To
- Future-Tripping: More New Posts, Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Issued by http://weather.gov/ at 8:53 PM PDT Mon Apr 16 2018, including Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties:
...HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS HAS LED TO AN
INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...
Rainfall of up to 2 to 5 inches over the lowlands and foothills of western Washington in the past several days has once again increased soil moisture to high levels. Light to moderate showers are expected today that could add up to only a half an inch to an inch in some places. But with these wet soils that could be enough to trigger a landslide or two.
This elevated threat will persist through Tuesday before slowly decreasing over the following few days...More
They’re back! This annual fundraiser is eagerly anticipated by local growers & gardeners.
- Who: Morgan & Judy Tjemsland, Whipple Creek Plants
- What: Blueberry plants plus other berries & more
- When: 11 AM - 3 PM next 4 Saturdays - April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12
- Where: Riverview Hardware, Cowlitz & Second Streets, Toledo
- Why: Proceeds from all sales go toward Toledo High School Varsity Girls Basketball.
This year offering 12 varieties of blueberry, Cascade Delight lingonberry, evergreen huckleberry and “some very large rhubarb” plus purple bearded iris.
Planting and growing instructions with every plant. Phone number included to help you be successful with growing them.
Watch for future dates, times and prices. We sell more than just blueberry plants, too
*Note: Our blueberries, planted in Spring, produced fruit from the first year.
Update: TES PTO carried Brooke’s post:
Garden Club will start next Tuesday, April 24th.
No garden club (today).
Toledo School District shared:
This week we honor all the many parents, community members and staff who generously volunteer their time, talent and treasure to the support of children's education in Toledo. Whether this is through our PTO, Lions, Lionesses, vision:Toledo, Toledo Youth Baseball, Toledo Rec, Quarterback Club, Band Aid, Point Guard Club, Garden Team, or those who supervise open gym, help with shop classes, help with sweat equity projects, fund raise, contribute to fundraisers, CTE Advisory Committee, athletic fans and more. Volunteers enhance and enrich all that we do. Be sure to thank a volunteer this week for their contributions to our young people.
From Camp Singing Wind: So excited to host this Biochar workshop at camp on May 5 with expert and inspiration Cuauhtemoc Villa!
Brian adds: Sonoma Biochar Initiative and Cuauhtemoc Villa doing some biochar at Camp Singing Wind!
*ICYMI: Description of this method & process listed at Brown Paper Tickets event page.
*ICYMI = In Case You Missed It
Today: School District reminder - second Flood Preparedness Plan drill wrapping up by noon. Details in last Friday’s Column, or by clicking on the link above.
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefiting Lewis County Senior Centers deadline:
Our Silent Auction window closes April 17th at 12 pm. You can even call in to make a bid at 360-557-3113! I have added pictures of the window in case you might want to bid. Current hot items are the Professional Kitchen Mixer and the Wine Hutch. The theme is Rooster/eggs/cowboy country...
Tonight: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) held 7 PM third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department Main Station. Open to the public.
For more information visit: http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html
Not Strictly Toledo:
Not Strictly Toledo2: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
FREE CLINIC TODAY 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 underinsured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Wednesday: Meets 6 - 8 PM third Wednesday monthly at 408 Silver Street, Toledo.
Wednesday Night: Toledo Cheesecake Club meets 6:30 p.m. at Camp Singing Wind.
April Theme: Surprise Cheesecakes!
- Paint Night @ The MAC
- Toledo Planning Commission Meets @ City Hall
- School Board Hosts DeBolt @ High School
Tech Tuesday: Alternatives To
Some time back B.T.* I found myself in need of updating my ancient IT skills. Don’t Spend A Dime by James Floyd Kelly was my handbook, comparing free, open-source or SaaS software with proprietary brands.
AlternativeTo similarly ranks software by crowdsource votes. I relied heavily on this one to shorten my learning curve.
If you follow The Other Toledo on Facebook, you’ve seen linked posts about LibreOffice, my long-time go-to for office suite software. As my daily driver is currently a Chromebook, Google Docs gets the job done for me.
GroovyPost re-introduces The Complete Guide For Reddit Newbies – What To Do & How To Do It, describing Reddit as “very much unlike Facebook or Twitter, for better or worse” and lists a few reasons to give it a try, including a few popular subreddits to get you started.
(They also have The Beginner’s Guide To Google Sheets, The Online Rival To Excel.)
ROKU replaced expensive TV service in this household several years ago; ToledoTel still offers a free set top box (with $99 one-time installation including HD connection cable). Joining the cord-cutters movement saves over $100/month.
Not for everyone, prepaid phone plans operate on established networks owned by major carriers, listed specifically in this Lifewire article updated January 1, 2018, including pros & cons. In shopping for an emergency phone, I got a great review from a satisfied TracFone user (10 years) who explained service is sold by the minute, not by the month like the rest.
What’s your favorite Alternative Tech software, app, device or service?
What brand-name tech would you never give up?
*B.T. = Before Toledo
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
New! Lewis County Solid Waste Utility hosts a Styrofoam Recycling Event April 20
NEW! Whipple Creek Plants Sale Girls BB Fundraiser April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12
New! Toledo Lions Club Comedy Fundraiser @ Donna’s Place May 5
NEW! Toledo Girl Scout Troop Formation Night May 14
New! Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park September 22
Morgan Arts Centre opened for registration April 7: It is time to sign your children up for the summer camps at the Morgan Arts Centre. Picasso week #1 & #2, & the Children's Theater Workshop.
These happen in July, they get full well before June.
If you want more information: www.morganartscentre.com
MAP Summer Camp Clubs announces: Summer day-camp registration is open!
Message me for a copy of the flyer and registration - Sign up before May 1st for 10% early bird discount.
April 18 Toledo Cheesecake Club meets 6:30 p.m. at Camp Singing Wind. April Theme:
April 19 Paint Night at Morgan Arts Centre. Hosted by Joan and Sue's Art Classes.
Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/184772552317054/
April 27: Toledo High School FCCLA Bingo Night/Silent Auction/Dessert
Support our fundraiser for National Leadership Meeting and Competition
Friday April 27 at Toledo High School Commons 6:00 PM until done.
Presale: 5 Cards for $5 with Dessert
At Door: $5 per Card and $5 for Dessert
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.
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
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.
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.
Foundations: Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
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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