- Update: TOT Upgrades Underway
- Honor Garden Ready For Memorial Day
- Planning Ahead: Vacation Time Includes Best Friend Day Camp
- Today: Gallery 505 First Look, Cheerleading Sign Ups
- Friday: Coffee With Lewis County Prosecutor Meyer & Sheriff Snaza
- Health Corner: Magnesium
- Future-Tripping: New Posts - Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Native Soil Farm manager & Permaculture advocate Ben Maestas writes:
So my 2nd oldest comes home on weekends from college now and spent the day with us for her 20th birthday (her birthday was Tuesday but she had school and work so she is here Wednesday night thru Thursday!) Unlike the stereotype student bringing home their dirty laundry Sarah cooks for us and eagerly seeks work in the garden! She is studying accounting and business management so she can manage the farm. This is a pic I had to sneak while she worked in the garden. My wife, my four daughters and yes even my son-in-law, fill my heart with so much love, words fail me... I count myself blessed beyond measure or worth.
Update: Thanks to loyal readers and supporters for your patience while The Other Toledo upgrades daily delivery to email inboxes. Meanwhile, I will continue to post Daily Columns at The Other Toledo, and post links to Facebook and Twitter.
Your understanding is appreciated during construction.
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Common Ground Toledo posted:
Some shots of the honor garden at Kemp Olson Park. Great job L.S. Bird-Sonne!
Wednesday Annie Jones shared:
Enjoying a bit of this sunny afternoon with a favorite friend
Toledo School District asks: If you can read this, thank a teacher.
Next week is Teacher Appreciation week.
Planning Ahead: Paws & Stay Bark & Breakfast
Today: Gallery 505 First Look/Open House 1 - 7 PM introduces this month’s exhibit:
HARD STUFF (Glass, Metal, Ceramic)
May 3 - 26, 2018
Tonight: Jill Davis reminds everyone - First Sign Ups for the 2018 Season are today at 6:00 pm at the high school!
Toledo Youth Cheerleading Sign Ups 6-7 PM May 3, or 10-11 AM May 5 @ THS
Not Strictly Toledo: Worm Composting Workshop 6 - 8 PM
Worm composting is a process in which red wiggler worms, insects and micro-organisms are used to convert kitchen waste, such as fruit rinds and vegetable peelings into nutrient-rich humus. Learn how to enrich your gardens with this "black gold," and make your own worm compost bin. Supplies are provided, but there is a limit of one worm bin per family, please. Make sure you sign up for the class, so we have enough supplies for everyone. Call 360-740-1216 to register or email email@example.com.
Hosted by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility and Salkum Timberland Library
Friday: Under Not Strictly Toledo, Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer and Sheriff Snaza meet & greet the public for coffee in a series of informal face-to-face forums.
- Who: Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer and Sheriff Snaza
- What: Coffee Time
- When: 7 - 8 AM May 4, 2018
- Where: Little Crane Cafe, Vader
- Why: Answer questions from visitors, exchange information.
Health Corner: Magnesium
I’ve written before about Magnesium here and here.
From MindBodyGreen: Magnesium Deficiency 101: 18 Signs You're Deficient (And How To Fix It)
Reminder: Asthma sufferers are chronically deficient in magnesium.
This article breaks down the various forms for you: 9 Common Types of Magnesium Explained - Global Healing Center
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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.
Two More Saturdays! 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
May 3 - 5: Toledo Youth Cheerleading Sign Ups 6-7 PM May 3, or 10-11 AM May 5 @ THS
- Toledo Lions Club Comedy Fundraiser @ Donna’s Place May 5
- Camp Singing Wind hosts BioChar Workshop & Training Event May 5
- Chehalis Valley Wine Tour includes Toledo’s own Bateaux Cellars May 5-6
- Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth? Chehalis Timberland Library May 5
May 10: Toledo Thursday Market Opening Day - Mother’s Day Market
May 12-13: Morgan Arts Centre hosts 12th Annual Battle of the CowlARTZ
May 14: Toledo Girl Scout Troop Formation Night
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
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 Thursdays 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
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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