- Toledo Lioness Club Thanks Fundraiser Supporters
- Cheese Days 2018: Legend Of Bigfoot Episode 4 - Lost & Lonely
- My Uncle Bill: Bidding Farewell To A Legend
- Today: Plastic Recycle Week, Toledo Historical Society Meeting
- Tuesday: vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Guest Post: When The Crowd Doesn’t Eat 288 Donuts and Gallons Of Coffee
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo Lioness proclaims: Had a great afternoon with some fun people. Thank you all for coming and supporting our club fundraiser. Thank you Donna's Place for providing us a place to meet.
Images courtesy Toledo Lioness Club
Here are pictures from our Dirty Pour.
Cheese Days Toledo Washington posted Episode 4 of 7: The Legend Of Bigfoot: Lost & Lonely
The Legend of Bigfoot is coming to Toledo Cheese Days July 12-15!
Bigfoot has lost his way! Can he find help while out on the open road?
Word arrived Saturday my Uncle Bill had gone on to his reward. His health had been in decline for a long time after he lost his bride a few years back, and he wished nothing more than to join her in The Great Beyond. Recognizing this desire, I penned a blogpost about his impact in my childhood and later years. It seems a fitting eulogy.
12.09.2011 My Uncle Bill
As I was growing up, my Uncle Bill seemed larger than life. Air Force Reserve, member of the Mountaineers, doting uncle to his niece, the only member of my extended family I knew.
I considered him my rich uncle, and I don't recall him ever arriving without a gift for me. Before my teens, these gifts evolved into experiences rather than material presents - summer camp, day trips, Scottish Highland events, memory makers that never break, wear out or expire.
In a tumultuous childhood, he represented stability. He always showed up, kept his promises, dependable. He funded my Girl Scout excursions, hauled me to museums, the science center. He took me on my first plane ride, expanding my picture of the world. Perhaps my early country-wide wanderings had their beginnings in that flight.
He put himself through college to get an engineering degree, acquired a pilot license and bought a small plane, climbed peaks with mountaineers in Washington State, and carried the first "portable" 2-way HAM radio to the summit of Mt. Rainier. The story goes that the radio out-weighed him by several pounds.
I remember him as a tall, handsome man, handlebar mustache, athletic, brilliant. He taught firearms handling classes, knew military history (is there any other kind?) back to ancient times, and served in the Korean War. Leaping tall buildings would not have surprised me.
Best of all, he loved cats. I think this is the part of him I treasured most. We both spoke cat, from the blue-bloods to the meanest alley cat. Their independence and agility, power and beauty appealed to me, and, I think, to him. Cat radar remains one of my litmus tests, amazingly accurate.
Uncle Bill married in his 40's, trading in bachelorhood for family life. All that love came to rest on a woman strong enough to recognize the warmth in his soul, and respect enough to share her own. First the grandchildren, then the great-grandchildren, came to know the loving, humble man that I know as Uncle Bill. And they tightened that circle when he bid the love of his life a lingering farewell until they meet again in the next life.
He doesn't pretend to understand why loved ones are wrenched away, even while he walks daily with his God. Faith takes over where neither logic nor reason can satisfy his great Why? Still he prays, still he believes, even without knowing if he will ever find out. Meanwhile, Earthbound, he is reborn again as each new great-grandchild arrives, to be that larger-than-life hero in their memories, maybe the greatest gift anyone can be.
Mike-Terri Stavig say:
Just a reminder: Vacation Bible School starts Monday, June 25 at Toledo First Baptist Church. Your child will enjoy music, crafts, games, Bible stories, and snacks as we travel back to ancient Babylon. Please pre-register by going to our website: toledofirstbaptist.com. VBS is for kids who have are 4 years old through 6th grade, as well as youth and adults. VBS is totally free!
Toledo Historical Society meets 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at Toledo 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.
Tuesday: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS 6:30 PM at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, June 26, 2018
1. Approve last month's minutes
2. Old Business
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
d. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
e. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
f. Toledo Thursday Market -- Brian Dennis
3. Other Business
a. Toledo Bike Share -- Jamie Cummings
b. Toledo Welcome Signs -- Joh Jones
4. Upcoming Events
a. Cheese Ball (July 13) -- Jamie Cummings
b. Wine & Cheese Tasting on Cheese Day (July 14) -- Pam Olmstead
c. Cheese Cake Event (July 14) -- Jamie Cummings
e. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
5. Next A.R.E. meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Morgan Arts Centre
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Guest Post: When The Crowd Doesn’t Eat 288 Donuts and Gallons Of Coffee
Since turning the corner in April 2016, my return to health has been remarkable if glacial in velocity. So one of my favorite newsletters is Snail Pace Transformation.
This recent post, reprinted here by permission of the author, reminded me of my adopted hometown’s generous spirit & waste-not philosophy.
Saturday we hosted a graduation open house for our son Aiden at our home. We had it from 9 to noon and served donuts and coffee.
When the event was over my son was left with a pile of “Congratulations Graduate” cards with money and gift cards inside and we were left with dozens of leftover donuts and gallons of leftover coffee. I had seriously overbought for the event.
I was staring at the leftovers wondering what on earth we were going to do with them, especially since donuts very quickly go stale. My husband came up behind me and whispered a great idea into my ear. Being an RN who works ER at a neighboring hospital at least one weekend a month he immediately thought of all the nurses working that Saturday at the ER to make sure those dealing with health emergencies got the care they needed.
So off we went to our local ER to deliver baked fresh that morning donuts and coffee for all the workers to enjoy. We also delivered a dozen donuts and one container of coffee to a friend who was unable to attend the event but LOVES coffee and donuts with a passion. She was touched that we would drive out to deliver them. She didn't mind that the coffee was cold by the time we got it to her, she just made it into a big pitcher of her yummy iced coffee.
Delivering those donuts and coffee reminded me that there is no greater feeling in the world than sharing a surplus. Hoarding up anything beyond what we really need to store simply becomes waste, but when we share it we and those we share it with reap the benefits.
What “too much” are you holding onto? Let it go while it is still useful to those who could make good use of it.
Thanks to Victoria Huizinga of Snail Pace Transformations for permission to reprint this article here.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
For The Summer: Seasonal Maintenance Worker 25-30 HRS/WK.
For The Interim: Lewis Fire District 2 ISO* Letters of Interest - temporary Fire Commissioner. Requirements: Live within the jurisdiction of Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo). Email email@example.com or phone (360)864-2366 #1 for more info.
NW Permaculture Convergence ISO* dedicated Publicity/Outreach team lead
June 29: WSU Ext. Cooking For Outdoor Activities @ Fort Borst Park
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
July 9 - 13: Toledo Seniors @ NB Toutle Rest Stop
July 12 - 15: Cheese Days Toledo
July 23 - 26: Camp Picasso @ Morgan Arts Centre
July 30 - Aug 3: Children's Theatre Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre; Friday Show 7 PM
August 10-12: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 34th Annual @ Toledo High School
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
http://www.lcysa.net for Toledo Youth Soccer online registration by July 7
One Last Visit to See My Brother GoFundMe page to reunite Leon Charger with 80yo brother
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays.
TES PTO Kids Garden ISO* garden sponsors.
Toledo Youth Baseball ISO* Signboard sponsors. Message Brooke Sellards Acosta.
Toledo Middle School PTO supports laptops for students. GoFundMe page.
Steamboat Alley Paver Forms available @ link or downtown businesses.
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Cheese Days Toledo 2018 parade & vendor sign up forms.
Plus: The Legend Of Bigfoot in 7 weekly episodes.
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