- MAP Enrichment Programs: Wood Sorrel Forest School *
- Ethan Siegel (Starts With A Bang): Today Is The Summer Solstice *
- National Weather Service: Showers By Sunday, Monday *
- FDA: Recalls - Signature Select Avocado Chunks, Woodstock Frozen Peppers *
- NWPB: Central Washington Fire District Will Use Goats To Reduce Fire Risk *
- Mt St Helens Institute - Kids Summer Camps, Hiking Weekends *
- Today: Red Cross Blood Drive, Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG *
- Weekend Outlook: Mondo Croquet, Cat’s Meow SNAP Spay Neuter Roundup *
- And Beyond: Toledo City Council Meets Monday
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MAP enrichment programs shared:
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” - Albert Camus
I witnessed so much of this partnership at Wood Sorrel Forest School this year - among children and adults. We are blessed to be a part of this experience - what an honor for peers and mentors to walk together on this journey, supporting and learning from each other along the way…
Says Jake Dailey: Often I ask Wilder "are you a baby or are you a big boy?" and on the drive home from his last day of Forest School for the summer he says without hesitation, "I a big boy!". He's learned and progressed so much and in so many ways since he started school in September. He loves his friends Mimi, Jane, Oscar, Charlie, Emily, Baby Sage and more, his teacher Annie, Brian and all the Moms and Grandmas and Dads that volunteer. We've got such an amazing community here in Toledo. I can't wait to see what next school year is going to be like!
Adds Brian Dennis: I feel fortunate enough to have seen this beautiful moment happen. So many times Wilder is led around by the bigger kids, so he knew exactly what to do when there was a child younger than him.
I said to Annie as she knelt down to get this shot, “oh that one’s gonna be a keeper.” I didn’t realize that this image would epitomize a year’s worth of growth, displaying an intergenerational community that has developed so amazingly.
We’re lucky to have each other folks. So very lucky.
Ash Valley Farm
MAP enrichment programs
Camp Singing Wind
Ethan Siegel (Starts With A Bang) asks: Why aren't the latest sunsets or earliest sunrises on the solstice? Why aren't the solstices the warmest or coolest days, despite being the longest or shortest?
Today is June 21st, 2019: the day of the solstice.
Ten Solstice Facts That Everyone Should Know
National Weather Service Seattle:
MAP enrichment programs posted:
Today we closed our last day of the school year with a special circle time. A Wood Sorrel leaf was passed around as words of kindness were shared. We talked about planting, growing and spreading seeds of kindness. With new and old friends we celebrated a fantastic first year of forest school and closed with one of our favorite songs -
“Make new friends, but keep the old -
One is silver and the other gold.
I have a hand and you have another -
Put them together and we have each other.
A circle is round, it has no end -
That’s how long I want to be your friend!”
Thank you all for a crazy wonderful year full of fun and sweet moments, new knowledge, deep life lessons and so much growth through heart & soul learning. This is good soil - just watch these seeds grow...
Annie Jones shared:
FDA: Recall - Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods (West) Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Signature Select Avocado Chunks Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
June 18, 2019 - NATURE’S TOUCH FROZEN FOODS (WEST) INC. (“Nature’s Touch”) is voluntary recalling Signature Select Avocado Chunks, with a best before date of Oct 11, 20, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (the “Product”).
Safeway Community Markets
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FDA: Recall - UNFI Recalls Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers
June 19, 2019 - UNFI Recalls its Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk
Out of an abundance of caution, UNFI is voluntarily recalling its 10 ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
*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
NorthWest Public Broadcasting posted: Central Washington Fire District Will Use Goats To Reduce Fire Risk Around Wenatchee
Homes in one Central Washington city may be a little better protected from wildfires this season, thanks to a herd of goats.
In June 2015, the Sleepy Hollow Fire burned to the edge of Wenatchee. Flames rushed through, consuming brush and cheatgrass and quickly destroying 28 homes and three businesses.
Now, with the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant, firefighters are getting rid of some of those grasses to better protect homes.
*Special thanks to Brian Dennis for highlighting this article.
Mount St Helens Institute boasted:
Mount St Helens Institute invites kids:
In Volcano Ventures kids ages 8-14 hike, play, create art, and get nerdy about the geology and ecology of Mount St. Helens in the blast zone!
Learn more about this blast of a Summer Camp at http://bit.ly/VolcanoVenture!
A limited amount of need-based financial assistance for summer camps is available. Learn about and apply for financial aid here.
Cheese Days Toledo Washington announced:
Lewis County Fire District #2 (Toledo) posted:
Today: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
When: 12:30 - 5:30 PM
Where: 312 Augustus, Toledo
Thanks to Toledo Presbyterian for hosting this event again. As long as the minimum number of viable donors continue to step up, Red Cross will commit to showing up every 60 days. Make a difference in your own community & beyond. Roll up your sleeve and volunteer to help save a life.
You can schedule appointments online here (and assure enough donors will be on hand).
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Weekend Outlook: Saturday
Toledo Mondo Croquet Tourney
Also Saturday: Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open Saturday 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.
Plus: Not Strictly Toledo2: A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers
What: - 50% off Sale on all purchases
When: Saturday, June 22nd
Where: 749 S. Market Street, Chehalis, Washington
Why: To benefit Lewis County Seniors
Sunday: Not Strictly Toledo: The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project pleads:
Fix those boys!!!
Still 6 spots (males only) for Centralia Spay Neuter Roundup 6.23.19 www.catsmeowsnap.org/spayneuter-services
We fix feral/stray/barn cats, too!
*Microchipping is also available, and July 4th is fast approaching, when frightened pets go missing most often.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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 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 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.
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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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