- Recap - Vision:Toledo A.R.E. Meeting Tuesday
- Coffee House Tonight
- Coming Events
April’s vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events meeting last night heard reports from around town:
Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting was well-attended, highlighting amazing progress since the first gathering early in 2011. Such has been Toledo’s revitalization that Vader is planning their own Vision:Vader re-invigoration group.
From the Library: David Berger is speaking May 9 on “The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon.” Three kindergarten classes will be taking a walking field trip to the library for a special story time and tour.
Historical Society: Di Morgan passed along a query asking the Toledo Historical Society to look into moving into the former VFW Hall. Another location was suggested for the Society’s growing collection as well.
Common Ground Toledo is moving toward non-profit 501(c)3 status, independent of the vision:Toledo umbrella; a separate bank account has been established at Timberland Bank downtown. Cedar fencing is being converted into country-style facades for aging planters throughout town. Recent donation of bulbs and bare-root stock are thriving in their nursery, moving into planters and green spaces in season. City trees in planters near Chimi’s will undergo re-potting and root therapy to promote better growth. CGT spokesperson Gary Whiteside met with Natalie Johnson of The Chronicle regarding CGT’s first year. Johnson asked to follow CGT’s progress for a retrospective piece sometime in the future.
TES School Garden Initiative: Brooke Acosta reported the Garden Club now has 40 kids. Deer fencing has been acquired, but installer backed out of the project. Seeking posts, gates, and installers. Tool shed for donated equipment under construction now. Joh Jones is pursuing funding for a hoop house.
Steamboat Alley: Jamie Cummings declared the mural project nearly complete, discussed the pros & cons of protective coating for the wall. Pavers must be ordered by Memorial Day to be installed before Cheese Days. Adjacent business habitually using alleyway for staging deliveries, interfering with project progress. Mayor Dobosh agreed to look into erecting a gate or bollard restricting access by vehicles.
City Water Tank rehabilitation and base coat painting expected to be completed by May 10. Joh Jones asked to spearhead a drive to paint the shop building on-site near the two water towers using donated supplies and volunteer labor.
June 3 is Toledo’s Annual Clean Up Day. Mayor Dobosh stated (Toledo is) “looking good.” Coordinating large drop-off containers for yard waste (Michelle says: NO TIRES!) in conjunction with area recycling events, with possibly a hazardous waste drop off for unused paint, etc. The Other Toledo will post info on upcoming reduce-reuse-recycle dates.
This year’s Wine & Cheese Garden is licensed for set-up near the boat launch. Cheesecake Club will be held at Middle School, soliciting heritage recipes for compilation into a collection. Bateaux Cellars & four others will be represented at the event.
Beginning June, Toledo Thursday Market will stage in city parking area next to Chimi’s, offering handmade, homemade and homegrown goods 3 - 7 p.m. weekly June 15 through September 14. Watch for updates.
Cheese Days: Mike reported this year’s Cheese Days program cover ready for approval this week.
Tom Boone brought flyers for the Cowlitz Prairie Grange’s 53rd Annual Threshing and Gas Show August 26-27, 2017.
Peter Sonne announced Mt St Helens opens May 12.
Sam Patrick wrote: We need to start marketing Toledo more...I still like (the idea of) an electronic lighted sign at the city entrance.
Peggy Oakerman wrote: The white railings on the (SR 505) bridge had turned quite green over time...it would look more inviting for folks to walk out onto the bridge (if they were cleaned up).
Next Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events meeting 6:30 p.m. May 23, 2017
ToledoTel posted last night via Facebook: At about 7:45 pm all services appeared to have been restored. Thank you for your patience.
Communications went out around town about 12:15 p.m. People were seen actually speaking to one another in shops, businesses and on sidewalks...
Toledo Elementary reports: We now have a Giving Box at the Elementary School from the TES After School 4/5 Friendship Club. A huge thank you to Mrs. Shultz's husband Kevin for building it and placing it at the school.
Feel free to donate anything you feel others could use. Come take something you may need. It is on the side of the garden by the teacher's parking area.
Today: 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: Coffee House 7 - 9 p.m. at Toledo High School.
The best in local talent combined with some delicious food and good company.
Thursday: Adult Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. at Toledo Community Library to discuss April’s selection, “This I Believe” by Jay Allison, and choose next month’s read. Newcomers welcome. Meets fourth/last Thursdays monthly.
Mark your calendars:
Health & Wellness Consultant Kim Brossard hosts “Beware & Be Aware” 6 p.m. May 3 at Toledo Senior Center, a free presentation that asks - and answers - this fundamental question:
“How have we forgotten that our natural state of being is one of balance, wholeness and vitality?”
Topics cover healing foods, healthy eating choices, nutrient-dense foods, 3 keys to success, and 30-30-40 eating plans for health.
Brossard is a Certified Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about keeping nutrition simple and fun.
For more information call (360)880-8804.
Join us at 7 pm May 9 as we learn about razor clams from David Berger, author of "The Razor's Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon" at the Toledo Community Library, sponsored by Humanities Washington.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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