- PBS: FDA Ends Program That Hid Millions of Reports on Faulty Medical Devices *
- Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee Opposes Two Gas Projects in Washington *
- Washington State Department of Health: Women & Stroke *
- Lewis County: Burn Restrictions Begin Today *
- Health Corner: Sugar *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Spring Youth Fair
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market Plant Sale, LC Fire District Board Meeting*
- Toledo High School Sports - May 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
The suggested donation for each seed packet is $2. The money will go to my school so that we can get new learning tools. Please get a seed packet (or more!) and plant it to help fund my school and bring back the monarch butterflies! Thank you!”
Orders for PU at today’s Toledo Thursday Market Mother's Day Plant Sale are mounting fast.
PBS.org: FDA To End Program That Hid Millions of Reports on Faulty Medical Devices
May 5, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration announced it is shutting down its controversial “alternative summary reporting” program and ending its decades-long practice of allowing medical device makers to conceal millions of reports of harm and malfunctions from the general public.
The agency said it will open past records to the public within weeks.
A Kaiser Health News investigation in March revealed that the obscure program was vast, collecting 1.1 million reports since 2016. The program, which began about 20 years ago, was so little-known that forensic medical device experts and even a recent FDA commissioner were unaware of its existence.
FDA spokeswoman Angela Stark said the agency will also end “alternative summary reporting” exemptions still in place for makers of implantable cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers and tooth implants. The FDA has said the program was originally designed to allow for more efficient internal review of well-known risks.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee announces opposition to two gas projects in Washington
May 8, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a bill banning hydraulic fracking for oil and natural gas within Washington state. Immediately following the signing, Inslee spoke with the media to discuss how the emerging science emphasizing the urgency of climate change and the environmental impacts of natural gas make clear the state’s efforts and future investments in energy infrastructure should focus on clean, renewable sources rather than fossil fuels.
The governor said such thinking should apply to current proposals to construct significant, long-term new natural gas infrastructure in Washington state.
“I cannot in good conscience support continued construction of a liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma or a methanol production facility in Kalama. In the early days of both projects, I said they could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions as we transition to cleaner energy sources, but I am no longer convinced that locking in these multidecadal infrastructure projects are sufficient to accomplishing what's necessary…
Washington State Department of Health posted: Women & Stroke
Lewis County Community Development: Modification to Outdoor Burning
Effective 12:01 A.M, May 9, 2019, Lewis County will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County. All burn permits are no longer valid at that time. Recreational fires in approved receptacles are still allowed.
Common Ground Toledo ISO* Youthful Garden Help
We have several "older citizens" living in the Toledo area who have expressed a desire/need for younger fingers, backs and legs to help them in their yard/gardens. If you know of reliable, helpful, kind, considerate young women or men (may be high school students) who are willing workers...we can make some introductions. Each of these "older citizens" are willing to pay for the services of the young women and men. We are talking about weed pulling, small plant removal and planting, some yard upkeep...not heavy duty landscaping projects. PM for contact and more information. Thanks !
UPDATE: Common Ground Toledo There will be a sign-up list with questions at the Toledo Thursday Market (today). Di Morgan will help make the connections/introductions between the "older citizens" and the younger workers. This isn't a bid for Landscaping companies to do full blown yard work...but rather a way for young workers to earn a bit of cash while helping out the older folks who live in the Toledo area. Many yards with flower beds just need a couple hours of work every 2 weeks or so. Some may want a young worker to run a weed eater, or possibly even mow the lawn every week or two. Please list what jobs you feel capable to do on the sign-up sheet. Thank you for this wonderful response.
And that’s how it’s done in Toledo!
The Chronicle reported: Toledo Seniors Overpayment to County Still Stuck In Bureaucratic Limbo
Health Corner: Sugar
Mother's Day is just around the corner, one more sugar-coated holiday on the calendar. You know the pitfalls, but how much do you really know about sugar? What alternatives satisfy that sweet tooth?
From MindBodyGreen, this post: A Natural Food Chef Shares Her Secrets For Reducing Sugar Intake outlining one woman’s approach including coconut (#2), and honey and maple syrup (#6).
Mark’s Daily Apple provides this detailed list of sugar types and their properties, including how your system “reads” them in his Definitive Guide To Sugar.
Wellness Mama lists the pros and cons of Xylitol, which boasts a GI (Glycemic Index) rating of 7 (on a scale of 100), measures and tastes like white sugar while boasting 40% fewer calories.* Plus: Xylitol-based toothpaste helps remineralize teeth - no kidding! Functional Medicine Practitioner Chris Kresser compares xylitol, sorbitol, and related sugar substitutes to table sugar, listing pros and cons.
Stevia is listed as 100 times sweeter than table sugar, typically sold blended with other sweeteners like erythritol or cane sugar, although Trader Joe’s has a small 1-ounce spice jar container for around $10 equivalent to 600+ teaspoons of granulated sugar. Even the blends seem extraordinarily sweet by comparison.
*Choose birch sourced and Made In USA, you’ll taste the difference. GlobalSweet has data sheets on a variety of alternative sweeteners!
**Reprinted from 02.09.2017
***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.
Mount St Helens Institute posted yesterday: Today in 1980. 10 days until the eruption.
California has had in the past ten years!" Due to renewed activity, USGS geologist Don Mullineaux cancelled a town meeting in Toutle. The meeting was planned to address concerns of local residents about the ongoing crisis.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market - Special Pre-Season Plant & Mothers Day Sale
Our Mothers Day Preview is almost here! Thursday is going to be a beautiful day. Stop by for a visit.
Common Ground Toledo says: It’s time to wet our plants!
Do you see a garden box in town that could use some water? Don’t be shy! Grab a bucket and show some community support.
Contact Brian Dennis if you have any questions about volunteering a few minutes of your day to hydrating our town’s garden boxes.
Common Ground Toledo will be present this week during Toledo Thursday Market
3 till 7 PM on May 9th, 2019.
And: Lewis County Fire District Board Meeting
Held 7 PM second Thursdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department Main Station.
Toledo High School Sports - April/May 2019
May 11th District Champion TBD
May 13th - 18th District games Fort Borst Park
May 24th-25th State Gateway Park Yakima
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: Make sure to include my upcoming events in your column.
I've talked about them a lot at meetings and whatnot. Thanks!
5/9 Market Preview Day at Toledo Thursday Market https://www.facebook.com/events/587630728381021/
5/18 Toledo Cheese Ball Dance Party https://www.facebook.com/events/265261084402449/
6/8 Work party in Steamboat Alley https://www.facebook.com/events/2249128412004033/
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament https://www.facebook.com/events/576756456162540/
Di Morgan says: These fill well in advance of summer break so sign up early!
Summer Camps @ Morgan Arts Centre
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
The Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind all boaters that we do free courtesy vessel exams, often called vessel safety checks.
You can request a vessel exam by going to the CG Auxiliary website, the Coast Guard App or by calling our local vessel examiner, Bob Mccready at (360) 425-2468.
More information at this Link: https://cgaux.org/vsc/
PS - We will also be doing vessel exams during the Kids fishing derby as well.
May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-880-6052.
May 11-12: 13th Annual Battle of the CowlArtz @ Morgan Arts Centre
May 15: Johnston Ridge Observatory Opens @ Mt St Helens
May 18: Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption - Free entry @ Johnston Ridge
May 18: Toledo Cheese Ball Dance Party @ Kemp Olson Park
May 18: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Hosts Mt St Helens Anniversary Paddle @ Coldwater Lake
June 8: Work Party II @ Steamboat Alley
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
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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