- National Weather Service: Three Day Outlook *
- NIH: 21-Year Study - Asthma Cases Dropped When Air Pollution Declined
- FDA: Mai Cuisine Issues Allergy Alert - Undeclared Egg *
- Gov Jay Inslee: Statement on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion *
- WA State Library: 2019 Teen Video Challenge *
- Valley View Health: Rural Underserved Opportunities Program Intern ISO Host *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market, School Board Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Hands sticky with calendula, finally enough to make farm salve! (Been sold out for months) Visit Terralumina Farm stand at Toledo Thursday Market.
National Weather Service Seattle:
PSA: Now Is The Time - Fireworks Alert
Make sure your holiday festivities include a plan for your best friends.
PSA: Good Housekeeping - The 411 on Giant Hogweed, the Invasive Plant That Can Cause Severe Burns and Blisters
The toxic plant has now spread to even more states across the U.S.
One 17-year-old boy recently went to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns after he accidentally chopped down a giant hogweed plant as part of his summer landscaping job. (Picture in linked article)
Originally from the Caucasus mountain region of Eurasia, researchers just confirmed the presence of this federally listed "noxious weed" in Virginia for the first time. The state now joins Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, WASHINGTON, and Oregon as hosts to this non-native plant.
Anything with smaller blooms (like Queen Anne's lace) is probably an imposter. Two other similar looking species include the very benign native plant cow parsnip, which only grows to about six feet, and Angelica, which has compound leaves and smooth stems.
Full article here.
*Special thanks to Susanné Rose Keeper for this heads up.
NIH: June 18, 2019 - Asthma cases dropped when air pollution declined
Decreases in outdoor air pollutants over a 21-year period in Southern California were associated with 20% fewer asthma diagnoses in children.
The results support the idea that cleaner air can reduce the number of new asthma cases.
Out of more than 4,000 children included in the study, about 500 developed asthma. Reductions in two of the pollutants measured—nitrogen dioxide and a type of fine particle called PM2.5—were associated with reductions in new asthma diagnoses over the course of the study.
FDA: COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT - Mai Cuisine Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg Allergen in Spicy Shrimp Tempura Sushi Rolls
Mai Cuisine Inc., of Philadelphia, PA is voluntarily recalling 31 packs of Spicy Shrimp Tempura Roll and 32 packs of Spicy Shrimp Tempura Crunch Roll because it may contain undeclared egg.
The products are packed in clear lid containers, with labels indicating the product name, ingredients and best by date. The products can be identified with the Hand-Crafted Date of 6/15/2019 and Best by Date of 6/17/2019 and the following UPCs:
Spicy Shrimp Tempura Crunch Roll, net wt. 9.1 oz., UPC 8 12824 01526 5.
Spicy Shrimp Tempura Roll, net wt. 8 oz., UPC 8 12824 01525 8.
Products were sold from Mai Sushi counters inside New Seasons Market stores in the Portland, Oregon area…
*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
CNBC reported: Pharmacy warns FDA of cancer-causing chemical found in widely used heart pill
A pharmacy warns the FDA that it found a chemical believed to cause cancer in a widely used blood pressure medication, according to a filing.
Valisure told FDA that high levels of dimethylformamide were found in valsartan, a drug produced by Novartis and other pharmaceutical companies.
Full story here.
CBS2 Pittsburgh reveals: Ex-FDA Advisor Says Of LASIK Eye Surgery: ‘It Should Have Never Been Approved’
“In a recent study, the FDA found nearly half of participants who had no visual symptoms prior to the surgery reported having some complication three months after surgery.”
But in a statement to CBS DFW the FDA said, “Most patients are very pleased with the results of their refractive surgery.”
For more information on this story, visit CBS Dallas/Fort Worth’s website here.
WA State Governor: Inslee Statement on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
June 18, 2019 - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following the Canadian government’s announced approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
"The Canadian government’s decision today to approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is alarming and deeply disappointing. The costs to our environment and communities are simply too high. This pipeline, if built, will impose significant negative impacts on our coastal communities, increase the risk of oil spills in our shared waters and double down on carbon-intensive fossil fuels at a time when world leaders need to double down on clean energy. It would unwind our urgent efforts to reduce toxics in our environment, protect our orcas and improve oil-transport safety. If the pipeline is expanded, we may see a call for additional investments to bring more fossil fuels into Washington state.
"But this expansion is not inevitable. I stand with Premier Horgan in wanting to defend the coast. Canada has led so many important climate initiatives over the past several years, and it’s time for them to do the same now. We will continue to pursue every option possible to protect our waters and our communities."
Statement from Inslee on Trans Mountain Pipeline recommendation by the Canadian Energy Board (Feb. 2019)
Statement from Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on assessment of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (Oct. 2018)
Seattle Times op-ed: Inslee: Canada’s unneighborly pipeline deal threatens orcas and climate (May 2018)
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife plans to go live.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police asked and answered:
To get to the shell station!
WDFW Officer Day found this all terrain "vehicle" stopped in the road, upon closer inspection it appeared he was all out of gas. The officer managed to move him to a safe spot in the shade on the other side of the road.
Remember to watch out for all fellow motorists on the road, even the slow ones.
Washington State Library Announces: 2019 Teen Video Challenge!
The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2019 CSLP slogan “A Universe of Stories”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.
Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library!
Details at https://bit.ly/2XAKHQW
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20 shared: COWLITZ county burn ban info
Farmers Insurance - Cyndi Philbrook Agency shared: Washington state's mandatory auto/motorcycle insurance law
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner posted:
Important information about motorcycles
Effective July 28, 2019, the 2019 Washington State Legislature passed a new law that all motorcycle drivers must carry liability coverage and proof they have insurance. They are no longer exempt from our state's Mandatory auto insurance law (leg.wa.gov).
Details at https://tinyurl.com/yy7448hw
Chris Rust asks: Toledo residents: Would you be willing to host a medical student who could be working in our area at Valley View this summer.
Toledo Community Library: TRL Summer Reading Program
Please come and enjoy the programs TRL (Timberland Regional Library) is making available to us!
A few housekeeping items:
Items may be delivered day of sale, on Saturday morning July 13. No early drops.
Price tags strongly encouraged - unmarked goods subject to “by donation.”
Remaining items to be donated to A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers, so the Giving Back continues to help locally.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 6 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM.
Timberland Regional Library kiosk in lobby. Order books online, pick up in Toledo.
Open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Also on Facebook.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Art Gallery 505: Final week!
Gallery 505 reveals The Naked Truth this month with artwork by local artists Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Jeanne Hamilton, Sheryl Harris, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Michael Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Juanita Moody, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Richard Roth, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherin, Ina Wagenman and Pauli Wolfe.
Gallery 505 is open from 1-6 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 205 Cowlitz St. in Toledo.
Through June 22.
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.
The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Middle School Library. The public is invited to attend. More info at: http://www.toledoschools.us/index.html
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!
6/22 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/
!! NEW !! Lewis County Permaculture: Lewis County Water Alliance Hopes To Halt Proposed Plant
Crystal Geyser has purchased 80 acres along the Cowlitz River and applied for a permit to bottle 400 gallons of river water per minute. There is a group coming together to protest this plant, and they have a meeting in Randle in June 26th.
Who: Lewis County Water Alliance
What: Town Hall Meeting
When: 6 PM June 26, 2019
Where: Randle Fire & Rescue, US Highway 12
Why: The purpose of this meeting is to come together as a community in opposition of Crystal Geyser’s plan to build a water bottling plant on Peters Road.
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
June 26: Cheesecakes Around the World @ Morgan Arts Centre
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation
June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo High School
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.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
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
Lewis County Burn Restrictions in effect 06.17.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
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