- Toledo School District: TES Garden Volunteers Honored *
- FDA: FDA Adds Boxed Warning On Insomnia Medications *
- WSDA: New Hemp Law Ushers In Next Era For Industry *
- WDFW: PNW BUMBLE BEE ATLAS PROJECT TRAINING *
- WA State RCO: Director statement: Budget supports nearly $148 million *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Library Offering New Programs, Yoga Returns To Toledo *
- Thursday: Gallery 505 Opening Night *
- Toledo High School Sports - April 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District shared:
Regularly updated progress reports available at: Toledo Builds a High School
Documents online at: TSD Board Docs
TES PTO posted: It was a beautiful day for garden club!
FDA: UPDATES & PRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS
04/30/2019: Safety Announcement - FDA adds Boxed Warning for risk of serious injuries caused by sleepwalking with certain prescription insomnia medicines
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that rare but serious injuries have happened with certain common prescription insomnia medicines because of sleep behaviors, including sleepwalking, sleep driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake. These complex sleep behaviors have also resulted in deaths. These behaviors appear to be more common with eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, Zolpimist) than other prescription medicines used for sleep.
As a result, we are requiring a Boxed Warning, our most prominent warning…
04/30/2019: FDA News Release - FDA requires stronger warnings about rare but serious incidents related to certain prescription insomnia medicines
Updated warnings for eszopiclone, zaleplon and zolpidem
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the agency is requiring a new boxed warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – on certain prescription insomnia drugs to better ensure patients and their health care professionals have the information they need when considering use of these medicines. The boxed warning follows several reports of rare, but serious injuries and deaths resulting from various complex sleep behaviors after taking these medicines. These complex sleep behaviors may include sleepwalking, sleep driving and engaging in other activities while not fully awake, such as unsafely using a stove. The new warnings will be required for eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist).
WSDA: New Hemp Law Ushers In Next Era For Industry
The bill passed by the Legislature, E2SSB 5276, allows growing and processing hemp as a legal, agricultural product. The legislation requires that Washington’s program align with changes made in the 2018 federal farm bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.
WSDA will continue the industrial hemp research pilot under the current rules, with three significant changes that take effect immediately under the new state bill:
- Eliminates requirement for a four-mile buffer zone between licensed hemp producers and licensed marijuana producers.
- Allows licensed growers to acquire hemp seed directly, including from other states, without needing to use a Drug Enforcement Agency permit from WSDA.
- Allows extraction of CBD (cannabinoid) from hemp for use in products such as oils, lotions, and tinctures. However, the federal Food and Drug Administration continues to prohibit adding CBD to food or beverages.
WDFW: PNW BUMBLE BEE ATLAS PROJECT TRAINING
Become a Citizen Scientist and learn how to survey bumble bees!
State wildlife grants support work to save bumble bees. We may well see additional funds for all of our species of greatest conservation need in Washington as the US Congress works to reintroduce critical legislation such as the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. #conservation, #saveWAWildlife
In other news: Pink is the new orange: Legislature adds hunter pink to hunters’ safety options
Since the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) began requiring hunters to wear hunter orange, hunter injuries and incidents declined significantly in Washington. Fluorescent pink is considered equally visible to hunter orange, and nine other states have passed laws allowing hunters to wear pink clothing for safety.
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office posted:
Director statement: Budget supports nearly $148 million in RCO investment in recreation and conservation statewide
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
In Washington State our shared love of the outdoors always gives us common ground. We see this in our state’s final budget, and we applaud our legislative leaders and Governor Inslee for coming together to fund programs that help us continue to invest in the places that make our state so unique. This budget includes funding for playgrounds for our kids, parks for communities, places and facilities for people to get to the water, and trails for hiking, biking, riding horses and off-road vehicles. It also funds programs to help everyone experience the outdoors, regardless of income or ability. It includes funding to preserve our wild spaces for the next generation, build or maintain our sports complexes and ball fields, and conserve our working farms and forests. It does this and so much more, but above all, it reaffirms my office’s commitment to the outdoors and the communities and economy that outdoor recreation supports. I invite you to learn more about the programs or projects this budget supports at the links below.
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program: $85,000,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account: $6,600,000
Youth Athletics Facilities: $12,000,000
Boating Facilities Program: $17,872,000
Non-highway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities: $11,411,000
Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program: $735,000
Community Forest Pilot Program: $925,000
Boating Infrastructure Grants: $2,200,000
Land and Water Conservation Fund: $6,000,000
Recreational Trails Program: $5,000,000
We look forward to working with our partners and state and local leaders to get to work implementing these projects when funding becomes available later this July. To learn more about the ways RCO is investing in the outdoors in your community, visit rco.wa.gov/grants.
In addition, the Legislature provided $180 million for a wide variety of salmon recovery projects. For more information, visit our Web site.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Toledo Community Library
Bill wrote: I was wondering if you could put a few things in your column that are happening at the Toledo Library?
- Deb Petersen, also from Winlock Library, is going to start Adult Craft activities at the Toledo Library. This will start with a rock painting class on Wednesday May 8th and will go from 10-11. The second class will be Google Cardboard and that will be offered on Thursday June 6th from 10-11 again at the Toledo Library.
- Aisha Bayness the Youth Services director at Winlock Library is going to start Story Time in Toledo. The first session will be on Wednesday May 22nd at 11:30. These sessions will last about half an hour and will include stories, music and activities. The second session will be on Wednesday June 5th and again will begin at 11:30. Story Time is geared toward the roughly 3-5 age group.
- On Thursday June 20th Aisha will be at the Toledo Library to sign up children and adults for the summer reading program TRL offers. Aisha will be handing out tote bags with information on the summer reading program and prizes being offered. This will take place in the morning.
While you’re there, order up your copy of this month’s Page Turners selection, The Outrun. Page Turners meet 1:30 PM 4th Wednesdays monthly.
Open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Also on Facebook.
Great news! Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Thursday: Gallery 505 Artists Co-op Opening Night for May Exhibit: Fire & Ice
Don’t miss on Toledo’s Best Night Out in Town!
Hobnob with artists and crafters offering unique & original pieces found nowhere else.
A treat for the senses.
Opening Night hours 1 PM - 7 PM
Regular hours 1 - 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
Reminder: Morgan Arts Centre hosts the Annual Battle of the CowlArtz May 11-12, 2019.
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/May 2019
May 2nd vs La Center 7:00
May 6th -11th District games TBD
May 1st JV vs. Adna 4:00
May 4th -11th District games @ WF West
May 18th Regionals @ Adna
May 24th-25th State @ Centralia
May 6th @ La Center (DH) 3:30
May 7 vs Adna 4:00
May 13th - 18th District games Fort Borst Park
May 24th-25th State Gateway Park Yakima
May 2nd @ Napavine 3:30 bus @ 1:55
May 3rd Spudder Classic @ Ridgefield 2:00 bus @ 12:15
May 4th Centralia Freshman 9:30 bus @ 8:00 am
May 10th League Champ @ Kalama
May 17th District Meet @ WF West
May 23rd -25th State in Cheney EWU
!!! GO INDIANS !!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Jamie Cummings says: Can you make sure to include my upcoming events in your column? I've talked about them a lot at meetings and whatnot. Thanks!
5/4 Work party in Steamboat Alley
5/9 Market Preview Day at Toledo Thursday Market
5/18 Toledo Cheese Ball Dance Party
6/8 Work party in Steamboat Alley
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament
!!! NEW !!! May 8: Anti-Fraud Fair @ Toledo Senior Center
May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ email@example.com or 360-880-6052.
May 18: Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption
May 18: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Hosts Mt St Helens Anniversary Paddle @ Coldwater Lake
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.
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We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
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