- City Of Toledo: June 1 Toledo Annual Clean-Up Day *
- National Weather Service: Midweek Forecast *
- Day 2: Safe Boating Week - Pet Life Vests *
- FDA: Recall - Coolhaus Dairy Free Horchata Frozen Dessert Sandwich *
- WA Governor: Inslee Expands Drought Emergency For Nearly Half Of The State *
- Washington State Library: Apply To Be The State Poet Laureate *
- Tech Tuesday: Headlines *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach, Self Aware Safety Class *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Wednesday: Mt St Helens Johnston Ridge Opens, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Toledo High School Sports - May 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District: It’s almost that time! Caps and gowns distributed on Friday.
Brooke Sellards Acosta, TES PTO, updated: May Garden Science - Transplanting
Be sure to visit the garden this summer to harvest some kid grown goods!
Thank you Natalie Carter for taking such good care of the plants!
City Of Toledo: June 1 - Toledo Annual Clean-Up Day
Mayor Steve Dobosh reported after Monday’s City Council Meeting, favorable feedback on all the upgrades & improvements going on around the community, from the newly-installed Welcome To Toledo signs (including the rhyming U-Turn message South of the Cowlitz River Bridge) to the pictorial review of the Interpretive Sign at the water tower mural to the couple who stopped in at City Hall on a 32-town excursion to find a new home for their artistic dream - and “fell in love with Toledo.”
Thanks to grants, grant-writers and volunteers of every kind, Toledo is becoming… well, more becoming to visitors and vacationers as well as young families and retirees.
June 1 is Toledo Community Clean-Up Day, and you're invited to join in. Meet 9 AM at the boat launch and bring your choice of tools to spruce up the community in advance of Cheese Days (and all the other events coming this way).
Note: City Clerk Michelle Whitten advises: With the completion of the RV dump station last Fall, Kemp Olson Park can expect a busy season. Reserve early for your family reunions, campouts and events by stopping in or calling (360)864-4564.
Don’t be disappointed!
US National Weather Service Seattle forecast:
Day 2: US Coast Guard posted:
FDA: Press Releases, Recalls, More
May 17, 2019 - Coolhaus Issues Voluntary Recall on Dairy Free Horchata Frozen Dessert Sandwich
Coolhaus is voluntarily recalling its Dairy Free Horchata Frozen Dessert Sandwich because it may contain milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
The Coolhaus Dairy Free Horchata Sandwich was distributed in grocery stores nationally.
*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
WA Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee expands drought emergency for nearly half of the state
May 20, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply conditions around the state and warmer and drier weather predictions through the summer.
Snow pack conditions are currently less than 50 percent of average for this time of year. Washington State Department of Ecology experts expect the warmer, drier weather will cause the already-diminished snow pack to melt more quickly, reducing water availability this summer when it is needed most for farms, communities and fish. Despite this past week’s rain, rainfall totals for the state remain below normal.
The following 24 watersheds are now added to the emergency drought declaration:
Chelan, Colville, Cowlitz, Deschutes, Elwha-Dungeness, Entiat, Grays-Elochoman, Kennedy-Goldsborough, Kettle, Lower Chehalis, Lower Skagit-Samish, Lower Yakima, Lyre-Hoko, Naches, Nooksack, Queets-Quinault, Quilcene-Snow, Skokomish-Dosewallips, Soleduc, Stillaguamish, Upper Chehalis, Upper Skagit, Wenatchee, and Willapa.
The governor announced the initial emergency drought declaration April 4 for the Methow, Okanogan and Upper Yakima basins.
“I appreciate Ecology’s work with partners around the state to prepare for drought and to position us to quickly react to those in need,” said Inslee. “As the climate continues to change, we must be proactive in taking steps to plan for those impacts.”
Residents served by the Seattle, Everett and Tacoma regional water systems can be assured that their water supplies are in much better shape. These public utilities report that they have sufficient water supply for people and fish this summer. Their water managers are watching the weather forecasts and encourage customers to continue to use water wisely.
“The emergency declaration allows us to expedite emergency water right permitting and make funds available to government entities to address hardships caused by drought conditions,” said Ecology Director Maia Bellon.
The 2019 Legislature appropriated $2 million for drought response. Ecology anticipates funding for public agencies for drought response will be available in early June.
There are two factors considered for any emergency drought declaration: Water supply conditions that are currently or projected to be at or below 75 percent of average, and a projection of undue hardships. The state last declared a drought emergency in 2015.
You can access several resources on Ecology’s website at ecology.wa.gov/drought. You can also report drought-related conditions to the National Drought Mitigation Center.
WSU Forestry Extension - Southwest links a great info-packed page:
Western Washington forests could have a rough summer ahead. Be careful! Find some tips on protecting your home from wildfire here:
Washington State Library invites: Calling all poets!
Apply to be the State Poet Laureate
Interested in becoming the primary spokesperson, supporter, and promoter of poetry in Washington State? Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission are accepting applications for Washington State’s next poet laureate. The poet laureate serves to build awareness and appreciation of poetry, including Washington’s legacy of poetry, through public readings, workshops, and presentations in communities throughout the state. The new laureate will serve from January 16, 2020, to January 15, 2022.
Selection of the Washington State poet laureate is governed by state regulation and coordinated by ArtsWA and Humanities Washington. The state poet laureate is appointed by the governor to serve a two-year term. To be considered, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements.
The deadline to apply is July 26, 2019.
View application guidelines here
Click here to apply online (requires creating an account for our Foundant page)
Toledo Historical Society: Coming soon - "The Toledo Community Story" 2019 edition. And a new book containing 35 years of Big Cheeses biographies. "The Toledo Community Story" is a joint effort by Julie Zander, Jake Morgan and Don Brenner with additional input from Margaret Cole, Gary Kirkendoll and Sandy Miller Brusco. The Big Cheeses book is a joint effort by Julie Zander and Don Brenner with material from Marie Oberg and many other sources over the years including the Big Cheeses themselves.
Toledo Historical Society meet 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Community Library, where the History Room displays early pictures, papers and artifacts generously donated by area families. The Society also participates in numerous projects in the community, and funds scholarships.
New members welcomed.
Toledo Senior Center says: Thanks everyone for donating cookies to this month’s I-5 Rest Stop Coffee fundraiser, for showing up with your appetites at Toledo Senior Center’s Second Saturday Breakfast AND last Sunday’s Fried Chicken Dinner, and your ongoing support. These events were a great success.
Reminder: Toledo Senior Center was the first to respond during soaring summer temperatures in 2017 & 2018 by offering a cool oasis to folks needing relief from the heat and remaining open beyond business hours.
Update: Deadline Extended - Silent Auction ends May 31st
All proceeds go to Keep The Lights On at Toledo Senior Center. Donate or bid, support the folks who supported you. Contact Diana, (360)864-2112.
Roger A Moore alerted local diners: We will be trying out breakfast on Friday (May 24).
Breakfast Pizza, inside out biscuit and gravy, hot and cold cereals, donuts, coffee, OJ, sausage biscuit sandwiches. Come in and try it out. If it is successful we will be opening early. Sasquatch Wings and Things Toledo
Morgan Arts Centre declared:
Morgan Arts Centre wants to say a huge thank you to all who support our children's camps each summer. I am both pleased and sorry to say that CTW is now full and the two weeks of Camp Picasso are nearing that as well. We are two months away and will take names of children who are willing to be "wait-listed" in case a family has a change in plans. Thank you once again for supporting our summer programs for children.
Tech Tuesday: Headlines
NPR: Ransomware Cyberattacks On Baltimore Put City Services Offline
The cyberattack is just one of over 20 made on municipalities this year — and cybersecurity experts say it likely will take months for the city to recover.
TechRadar: Linksys routers have been leaking data - Upwards of 21,000 routers from Linksys were found to be leaking Mac addresses, devices names, and more about connected devices. The company has responded, stating that this flaw was from 2014 and has been patched for some time, which points to one cause: outdated routers. Update your hardware, folks.
Engadget: AMD wants you to know its chips are safe - AMD is taking advantage of ZombieLoad—the latest vulnerability found in Intel chips—to let users know that its chips are unaffected. Since the fix for these flaws affects performance on Intel chips, AMD is quickly catching up to its biggest rival when it comes to speed. It’s a bad look for Intel, but a great opportunity for AMD.
CNBC: In news that should shock no one, Google tracks purchases you’ve made by leveraging tools in Gmail to store receipt information. The Assistant tie-ins can’t be disregarded here, though the fact that it reaches back for years—long before Assistant existed—is an interesting consideration. Pair that with the fact that this data is hard to delete and some users are uncomfortable with the practice. The good news is that Google says it doesn’t use this data to sell you ads. You can take a look at your purchases here.
*Lifehacker: How to Delete Your Google Purchase History
There’s no mass-delete option that wipes this Purchases page clean. You can go through each item and use the “remove purchase” button to try and do that, but if these purchases were pulled from your Gmail, you’ll be reminded that the only way to make the purchase go away is to delete the email.
Can you stop Google from tracking your purchases?
I admit, Google’s implementation is handy if you’re trying to quickly see everything you purchased in a year so you can plan your itemized tax deductions. But if you don’t have a specific use case for this kind of a purchasing history, or you don’t like the idea that Google has stored this information somewhere that’s easy to access if someone breaks into your account, you don’t have anything you can do to stop it. Google provides no option to turn off this Gmail-scanning-and-saving feature—at least, not as of when we wrote this article.
Not Strictly Toledo: Self Awareness Safety Class
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Toledo High School Sports - May 2019
Soccer: May 24th vs Overlake @ Sunset Stadium 4:00pm
Fastpitch: May 24th vs. NorthWest Christian @11:00 @ Gateway Park Yakima
Track: 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!
6/8 Work party in Steamboat Alley
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament
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/
June 6: Toledo Thursday Market Opens @ Front Street Boat Launch
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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