- Toledo Youth Facing Rare Genetic Disorder; Community Responds
- Vision:Toledo Arts Rec & Events, School District FAC Tonight
- Art Scene - Gallery 505
- Tech Report
In true Toledo spirit, Brandi Devine writes via Facebook:
So awesome to wake up today and see so many #I(heart)Logan posts! Here's what you can do to help today!
1. Make a donation to the Logan Fund at Toledo Timberland Bank: 101 Ramsey Way - Toledo. 360.864.6102. Toll Free 800.562.8761.
2. Volunteer to sing or donate an auction item for August 12th event.
3. Sharing the page.
Logan Grove is an amazing 17 year old with a genetic disorder diagnosis: Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Tachycardia. This is a group to support Logan’s journey as he and his family navigates through the next few months attempting to manage this illness. We need your support putting together a musical festival August 12, 2017. I am in search of musicians willing to volunteer their talent for 1 special evening to build funds for Logan and his family, Medical costs are skyrocketing with the MANY appointments, constant tests, various trips, and medications required to merely manage his condition...
More on Facebook...
New: Toledo Thursday Market, featuring the finest local handmade, homemade, and homegrown goods. Watch for opening date and location. On Facebook.
Sign up early: Vision:Toledo posts a link from WSU hosting Advanced Composting 6 - 8 p.m. at Toledo Senior Center May 31. Advanced registration required. Phone 360.740.1216. Free.
Art Scene: Gallery 505 Artist Co-op open 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday through 29th. April Theme: Spring Art & Garden Show. Our featured artist this month is Linda Shepherd. Gallery 505 is also on Facebook.
Today & tomorrow: Toledo New Life food bank open 10 a.m. - noon last Tuesday & Wednesday monthly. Serving our community area of Toledo by sharing the love of Christ through the essential needs we all have.
Tonight: Toledo School District Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) convenes 6 - 8 p.m. at the High School. All School District residents are invited to participate in determining how best to meet the district's facilities needs. Check online for FAC progress reports on District website, direct link here. Also on Facebook.
Also tonight: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec, and Events meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays monthly at Morgan Arts Centre.
AGENDA for Tuesday, April 25, 2017
1. Approve February's minutes.
2. Old Business
a. BIG Community Meeting -- Mike Morgan
b. Library -- Pat Caldwell
c. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
d. Common Ground Toledo -- Gary Whiteside
e. School Garden Initiative -- Brooke Acosta
f. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
3. New Business
a. City Water Tank Mural -- Joh Jones
b. Community Clean Up (June 3) -- Steve Dobosh
c. Wine & Cheese Garden (July 8) -- Pam Olmstead
4. Other Business
WDFW Long Beach Razor Clam Dig Dates were last updated April 18, with Monday and Tuesday this week cancelled due to unsafe levels of domoic acid, a marine algae toxin. As this column goes to print, Wednesday through Monday, April 26 - May 1 are still on the calendar, but check the website link for low tide times & potential closures before you go.
Tech Report: One reader says: I got one of those WiFi hotspots over a year ago, and suddenly this month, I got a huge bill! What happened, and what can I do about it?
This happened to me years ago, and once the carrier quoted their definition of “Unlimited” use* I was offered a suspension of the over-limit fees, as long as I ceased using it until the next billing cycle.
NYT offers advice on getting the best outcome from any customer service contact: When you’re engaging with customer service personnel you should have a desired outcome in mind, and you should stay focused on that goal.
Lifehacker once more addressed hidden restrictions in “unlimited” plans, including hotspots in February: There is also a caveat, and it’s a big one, for users who want to use Verizon’s Mobile Hotspot (tethering). You can use up to 10GB on 4G LTE each month as part of the plan (this is separate from your 22GB), but once you go beyond that, you’ll be throttled to 3G speeds. If you’re a heavy Mobile Hotspot user, this could be a breaking point for the unlimited plan...
Top four carriers are compared, and recent changes outlined in the article.
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*In actuality, a 4GB restriction with significant rates for overages
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