- Toledo Welcomes Officer Nelson
- Highlights: Park Board
- Toledo Thursday Market Opens
- School District Budget Meeting Tonight
- City Planning Commission Meets Tonight
- Health Corner: Pantry Parity
Toledo welcomes Officer Coleman Nelson to the Police Department, returning to his Northwest roots from Tifton, GA. June 1 marked his first day, and already he feels at home here.*
Says Nelson: “I was seeking the benefits of small town living, a place where I could see myself as a positive role model with children & youth, promoting safety and making a difference in the community.” Toledo Police Department fit his needs, he said, adding “people here (in Toledo and Winlock) seem open and outgoing, a nice change from his previous high-pressure position. Chief Brockmueller has been great, and the other officers too.”
He describes himself as “an outdoor-sports type, rather than an armchair athlete,” favoring fishing, hunting, hiking, and snowboarding. And he admits to a growing fondness for Betty’s Place burgers.
*He can be forgiven for believing his new address outside of Toledo provides him high-speed connectivity. No doubt he’ll discover the truth soon enough.
Yesterday’s Park Board discussed Toledo’s Second Annual Walk in the Park, Esther Borte’s commemorative water feature, and heard from Common Ground Toledo on adding plantings in City Park.
This year’s Walk in the Park event will feature T-shirts & BBQ for participants, raffle items including Esther Borte’s signature pattern “Walk in the Park: Blue Lagoon” quilt in colors TBA. Raising funds for matching grant monies helps upgrade Kemp Olson Park with RV dump station, increasingly in demand by campers and RV travelers.
Borte’s extended family has been at work behind the scenes to decide on a modestly configured water feature, while collection jugs around town help bring her dream closer to reality bit by bit.
Common Ground Toledo pitched their next vision of artistically adding currants and other low-to-zero maintenance fruiting plants to the City Park fence line to provide a more visually appealing buffer between the wastewater plant and park patrons. The Board responded, asking for a detailed plan for incorporating donated shrubs and trees into the existing setting. Additionally, the Board complimented CGT on the Honor Garden rehabilitation project.
Toledo Park Board monthly meeting 3 p.m. second Wednesdays in Council Chambers unless otherwise notified. Contact City Hall for up-to-date information: (360)864-4564.
Toledo Cheesecake Club announces their Cheesecake Competition on Saturday, July 8 at the Middle School Commons. Download a PDF entry form & drop it off at Gallery 505 or Toledo Thursday Market. Details available at https://www.facebook.com/ToledoCheesecakeClub/. Direct questions to ToledoCheesecakeClub@gmail.com or Jamie Cummings, (360)864-2602.
CheeseDaysToledo posts on Facebook: This year's theme is 125 Years of Connections. Check out our website for the 2017 schedule of events.
Brian Dennis says: Toledo Thursday Market still has some spots available. Visit the Facebook page to fill out an application.
Don’t miss Common Ground Toledo’s Plant Sale at Toledo Thursday Market. Rare and one-of-a-kind selections to add to your own garden.
This fundraiser helps offset expenses, helping CGT maintain & expand citywide beautification work. New volunteers encouraged to join in.
Gallery 505 open until 8 p.m. during Market Thursdays. No brollies needed.
Late news: Toledo School Board will hold another Special Meeting 7 p.m. today, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at District Offices to review and vote on the 2017-2018 Budget. Public invited to attend.
City of Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. tonight to consider a business license approval, and a fireworks application. Planning Commission scheduled 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. Public welcome and invited to attend. For details or special accommodations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564.
Health Corner: Pantry Parity
While summer vacation means freedom for those classroom-bound for 9 months of the year, school meals are absent now.
TES Principle Angela Norberg posts on Facebook: If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer (or know of someone who does), simply text "FOOD" to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE copy, paste, and post!
From NoKidHungry on Facebook: one reader asks “Do you have to register with the meal sites or otherwise show ID for your children?
Answer: No, all of the sites in this database are open meal sites, you do not need to register or provide an ID.
Fact check by Snopes.com: TRUE
USDA provides this PDF with links to local resources. Individuals and families seeking food assistance can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST, to speak with a Hotline representative who will guide them to local food resources, including Summer Meal sites.
SummerFoodRocks also has nationwide maps, noting: Site information for 2017 will start becoming available in early May. New sites will be added throughout the summer. Please check back often for updated information.
This link also outlines other resources for commodities and food networks.
I(heart)Logan has announced a fundraiser dinner June 24. Details on Facebook.
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