- Toledo School District: School Walking Drill Today *
- FDA: FDA warns manufacturers of products labeled as homeopathic *
- WA Ins Comm: New state program offers help to meet costs of long-term care *
- WSDA: Reports On Invasive Caterpillars Coming In *
- Common Ground Toledo: ISO* *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Mt St Helens Johnston Ridge Opens, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo High School Band & Choir, School Board Special Meeting *
- Toledo High School Sports - April 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
TES PTO shared:
Also: Garden Club
Plus: We need help May 16th and 17th with our Garden Sciences Classes.
Kids will be transplanting their seedlings, and we need all the extra hands we can get!
You don't have any garden experience? No problem! Come on in and you will be a gardener before the end of the day!
We love our TES Garden, and we hope to see you soon!
Check out our handy signup genius below and click the times/dates you can help, or just send us a comment and we will sign you up!
Spring Time in the TES Garden!
TES Principal Angela Norberg Bacon posted: Attention...
TES will be conducting their 2nd Walking Evacuation Drills.
Please don’t be alarmed if you see kids out and about in the community.
Today at 1 pm.
If you need to pick your child up…
Please do so before 1pm or after 2pm on these days.
Please Please do not pick them up during the drill.
Toledo Senior Center reminder: Silent Auction ends May 24th at 3 PM
Contact Diana, (360)864-2112.
FDA: FDA warns manufacturers of products labeled as homeopathic for putting consumers at risk with significant violations of manufacturing quality standards
For Immediate Release: May 14, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted warning letters to five companies who produce products labeled as homeopathic for significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations.
WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner announced:
Kreidler: New state program offers help to meet costs of long-term care
Contact Public Affairs: 360-725-7055
May 14, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says signing House Bill 1087 into law is a good step toward helping Washington residents deal with the costs of long-term care. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law yesterday.
The legislation, better known as the Long Term Care Services and Support Trust Act (www.leg.wa.gov), would provide up to $36,500 in assistance toward long-term care costs. Washington residents will begin paying premiums through their workplace in January 2022.
Benefits will be available to qualified residents beginning January 2025.
Kreidler noted the new benefits can be combined with other options, such as long-term care insurance policies, to help pay for needed assistance.
“This program can help people avoid impoverishing themselves to get care in their older age,” Kreidler said. “Most people don’t even think of buying a long-term care policy until they are much older and the cost is prohibitive.
“This new program will have many more people paying in from a younger age. This will help keep costs down and provide many with greater options for long-term care in the latter part of their lives. This program offers some needed peace of mind.”
WSOIC also posted:
Kreidler’s request to plan for statewide disaster resilience signed into law
And: Wildfires and homeowner insurance
Rural homeowners, in particular, need to be aware of potential wildfires. Many homes are isolated and surrounded by forests and brush-covered grasslands. When it's hot and dry, these areas can be a fire threat. Also, firefighters may have a hard time getting to these homes.
Homeowner insurance should cover all fires, including wildfires, unless the policyholder intentionally sets the fire.
Make sure you have adequate insurance to cover your property and possessions.
WSDA reports: Several people have sent us pictures of the silver-spotted tiger moth, wondering if it was a gypsy moth. Nope! They are native BUT those "hairs" are venomous and can cause rashes just like gypsy moth caterpillars, so look but don't touch!
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: Yoga at St Marys - 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!
Toledo Lioness Club Monthly Meeting - 6:30 pm at Cafe Aromaz, 408 Silver Street. Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Also Today: Mt St Helens Johnston Ridge opens to the public. Countdown to 39th Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption.
*Have you picked up your collectors edition poster at Gallery 505? Open Wednesday 1 - 6 PM. This month’s exhibit: Fire & Ice
Toledo High School Sports - April/May 2019
State Game May 15th vs The Bush School @ Winlock High School 6:00pm
May 24th-25th State Gateway Park Yakima
May 17th District Meet @ WF West bus @ 4:30
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/
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.
!! NEW !! Toledo School Board Special Meeting:
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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