- National Weather Service: Warm Dry Weekend Ahead, Cold Water Danger *
- Recap: Toledo Thursday Market Special Mothers Day Plant Sale *
- FDA: Two Supplements Recalled Due To Sildenafil & Tadalafil Tainting *
- AG Ferguson: Amazon To Remove Toxic School Supplies, Kid’s Jewelry *
- WSDA: Gypsy Moth Aerial Spraying *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: Senior Center Breakfast, Kids Fishing Derby, Mothers Day *
- And Beyond: Yoga In Toledo Returns *
- Toledo High School Sports - May 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Dairy foods evaluation team all set for the competition to begin!! ~ at WSU Pullman
Yearbook students surprised Mrs. Smith today for Teacher Appreciation Week!
It was a great morning for flower pickups!!
Alicia Luna Ortiz and Jenn Teitzel.
Toledo Thursday Market Mothers Day Plant Sale:
Hive5Bees is here for the season, very knowledgeable about local & regional honeys, bee products & all things apian.
Buckleberry Farms STILL has greens plus fresh radishes & eggs, two veteran-owned enterprises offered flower baskets & early garden produce, Telegraph Farms & Terralumina Gardens return, Milkweed Seeds for Monarch Butterflies added their efforts to global species revitalization, and live music rounded out the great plant sale.
Opens June 6.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington Mothers Day Weekend Outlook:
Warm and dry weather conditions are expected into the weekend. Those planning to head out for outdoor recreation this weekend should be aware of the fire danger. Heed all fire restrictions and use caution with fire triggers (grills, cars, campfires, etc.).
Areas rivers and lakes are quite chilly this time of year, especially rivers which are fed by snowmelt. Cold water shock is a threat for those venturing into the water. The rivers are also running faster and higher than they would normally be in warm weather later in the summer. Fast moving water can easily sweep people away.
With high pressure over the region, western WA will continue to experience unseasonably warm temps over the next few days. Sunny skies will prevail into next week.
FDA: Two Supplements Recalled Due To Sildenafil & Tadalafil Tainting
Recall - All lots within expiry of The Beast capsules are being recalled. FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with sildenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA approved drug... and is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors.
Product was distributed nationwide in the USA to online customers.
Recall - D.B.P. Distribution is voluntarily recalling all lots of Titanium 4000 capsules. FDA analysis has found this product to be tainted with sildenafil and tadalafil, both FDA approved active ingredients... in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors. The presence of sildenafil and tadalafil makes Titanium 4000 an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall.
Titanium 4000 was distributed Nationwide to users via the internet.
*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
AG Ferguson: Amazon must remove toxic school supplies, kid’s jewelry from marketplace nationwide
May 9 2019 SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Amazon will commit to nationwide corporate reforms after his office’s investigation found dozens of children’s school supplies sold on its online marketplace had illegal levels of toxic metals lead and cadmium.
Click here to read the full news release…
Washington State Fire Wire warns:
Stay tuned. Fire Season isn't waiting... it's coming now.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police: Fire Season is upon us!
WDFW Officer Erickson responded to assist USFS in a reported unattended fire last week. The Officer located the fire burning in a stump at a campground. Officer Erickson was able to use water from a nearby creek to put out the fire which was starting to spread.
Washington State Department of Agriculture followed up: Gypsy Moth Aerial Spraying
Q: How do we check our address? I clicked on the link, and it wants me to sign in. Is there a way to just check?
A: Wondering what to expect during gypsy moth treatments? Here is a blog from one of our communications members who has been inside the treatment areas during several eradication treatments.
In May and June, WSDA’s pest program will conduct gypsy moth caterpillar treatments in Kitsap, Snohomish, and King counties. Having been in many of the spray areas in the 2016 and 2018 eradication projects, I want to let people who live in or near one of the 2019 gypsy moth treatment areas what they can expect this year.
Treatments are highly dependent on the weather, so WSDA usually makes the final decision to spray the day prior to starting a treatment. If you have signed up for treatment notifications, you will receive an email, text, or robocall the day before treatments begin. We also posts notices of pending treatments in WSDA’s 2019 Gypsy Moth Eradication Facebook group and on our Twitter account.
The product used to treat for gypsy moth caterpillars is Foray 48B. The active ingredient is Btk – a soil bacteria. Foray 48B is approved for use on organic food crops. Some people who live areas to be treated close their windows, bring in outside toys, or cover their cars. It is sticky, so bringing in or covering outdoor items will prevent the need to wash them off after the treatments.
If you have any questions about the eradication project or our gypsy moth program, you can visit our website at agr.wa.gov/gypsymoth, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our gypsy moth hotline at 1-800-443-6684.
Washington Ag Network: In An Effort To Save Honey Bees, WSU Researchers Turn To Refrigerators
Researchers at Washington State University plan to advance their study of refrigeration to fight varroa mites that harm honey bees, thanks to two new grants. Brandon Hopkins, assistant research professor at WSU’s Department of Entomology, said the local bee keeper and tree fruit industry pushed to have this research changed from an observational study to one that is more in depth.
Also: California Moves to Ban Chlorpyrifos
They say what happens in California typically finds its way up to Oregon and Washington…
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office reported:
On March 20, 2019 firefighters responded to a wildfire in the 700 block of N. Maple Hill Rd, Kelso. The fire spread to damage over 20 acres of private timberland. During the initial fire response, a male at 710 N. Maple Hill Rd told a firefighter that he had been burning paper when the fire grew out of control.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder:
Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Toledo Senior Center WA says: Come for breakfast Saturday, May 11. 7-10.
Silent auction is also going on.
And Beyond: WDFW Virtual Open House
Monday, May 13 at 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Join us for a virtual open house on Monday, May 13.
Our director, Kelly Susewind, will host along with several department staff. We'll cover an overview of our work, a summary of legislative session actions that affect WDFW, and how we are working to address long-term challenges affecting fish and wildlife in Washington.
You can find more information about the virtual open house here: https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/wdfw-director-susewind-invites-public-virtual-open-house
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!
5/18 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.
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.
Please select the link to access the press release.
Contact Mike Stover @ email@example.com 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.
*ISO a part-time manager and someone who will help us with social media visibility.
We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
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