- National Weather Service: Showers & 60’s *
- WA Insurance Commissioner: Wildfire Preparation Tips *
- WA State Fire Wire: US Firefighters Return From Alberta Fires *
- Washington Wildfire: Danger Level High In Eastern WA, Rising In Western WA *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Press Release *
- Tech Report: Security Matters
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events *
- Wednesday: Cheesecake Club Meets, Wildfire Preparedness Presentation *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Gallery 505 Opening Night Thursday - Showing: Toledo Made
Art Gallery 505 will be featuring arts and crafts made by folks who live in the Toledo area...or have Lived here in the past. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Opening for this next show will be Thursday 6/27/19 starting at 1 pm.
Runs June 27 - August 3, 2019
Cowlitz Kayak Tours’ Mike Hedges says:
Great Sunday Tour full of waterfalls and canyons.
Call to join us on upcoming fun adventures. Please call soon, spaces fill up fast!
MAP enrichment programs posted:
More artwork from the Harmonies Way mixed-age group story time sessions at Forest School - a few from a story session about the early People who settled in the Andes mountains of Peru...
I really enjoy reviewing artwork the children create during the Harmonies Way mixed-age group story time sessions at Forest School - here are a few from a story session about the Huron Tribe or “The Deer Clan”
National Weather Service Seattle:
WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Kreidler offers wildfire preparation tips to Washington residents
June 19, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler urges Washington state residents to be prepared for wildfires by offering some tips for insurance consumers.
“Washington’s wildfire season started in March this year, and most of Western Washington is experiencing a drought emergency,” said Kreidler. “It’s important to be prepared, no matter what part of our state you live in.”
Homeowner insurance covers damage from fires, but it is important to check your policy limits to make sure you have enough coverage to replace your possessions and repair or rebuild your property. Certain valuables, including jewelry, fine art and high-end electronics, may have limited coverage under your homeowner policy, so you may want to ask about special coverage for them. Create a home inventory now, which will make filing a claim easier if you ever need to.
“As residents go through the important process of reviewing their insurance coverage, it’s also a good time to look at the space around their homes and out-buildings to identify and remove dry, highly flammable debris to create a more fire-resistant and defensible perimeter on their property,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.
Here are some resources for people in Washington:
It’s never too late to reduce your home’s fire exposure by creating a natural fire break between your home and the vegetation around it, which can fuel a fire. Get more fire-proofing advice from Firewise USA (nfpa.org).
Most wildfires are caused by humans, and we all play a role. Check burn restrictions (dnr.wa.gov).
Wildfires cause poor air quality, which can affect your health and ability to be outside. Watch for air quality and health updates (wasmoke.blogspot.com).
Find state wildfire resources (governor.wa.gov), including status updates, shelter and housing, and statewide updates
Get more information about wildfires and homeowner insurance.
If you have questions about your homeowner or other insurance, contact Kreidler’s insurance specialists by phone, email or live chat.
Contact Public Affairs: 360-725-7055
Washington State Fire Wire posted: US Firefighters Return From Alberta Fires
WILDFIRE RESOURCES - UNITED STATES: US Firefighters who have been assisting at Canadian wildfires are being returned to the US with the profound appreciation of the Canadian people. Meanwhile, fire activity in the western US is on the increase…
Alberta Wildfire said June 23, 2019:
Today we say goodbye to our United States firefighters that assisted us at the McMillan Complex in the Slave Lake Forest Area. Thank you to the Prineville, Logan, Union and Snake River Hotshot Crews; we appreciate the support. Safe travels and all the best back home!
Washington State Fire Wire adds:
*Wednesday: Cowlitz Prairie Grange hosts Wildfire Prevention Presentation 6 PM (originally scheduled May).
Lewis County Water Alliance: Big Bottom Versus Big Water Press Release
Cafe Aromaz boasts:
Toledo Lions Club issues a shout-out:
If you can get the word out to anyone… Toledo Lions Club needs a few good volunteers to help at the fireworks stands at the Toledo Market Fresh and Gee Cee's truck stop.
Just show up from noon to 8 from June 28th through the 4th of July and we would love an hour or two of your time to help support the Toledo community… Or get ahold of Mike Morgan.
Tech Report: Security Matters
During the past 4 weeks, I’ve rescued a Windows-based computer from a browser hijack, remote takeover, and some insidious malware with tendrils reaching into the Task Manager and beyond which responded to a cursor briefly passing across an innocent-looking ad. All to say, I’ve been busy learning about increasingly sophisticated attacks on daily computing. And because most of us conduct a good share of personal business online, now is a good time to review good security practices.
FTC: Update Your Software Now
What software should you be updating?
Security software. Operating system software. Internet browsers and apps.
Check out FTC.gov/OnGuardOnline to protect your personal information and devices online and on-the-go.
Thinking of trading up? Read how to remove personal information when Disposing of Your Mobile Device: How to Remove Personal Information. Checking Twice. Discarding with Care.
groovyPost: How to Recover Your Facebook Account If You’ve Been Hacked
Immediately Reset Your Email Password
There are two ways hackers will attempt to prevent you from accessing your Facebook account. The first, and usually the first thing people notice, is they’ll change your Facebook password.
But what hackers really want to do, if they can, is change the password of your email account that’s connected to your Facebook account. The reason for this is that it’ll prevent you from requesting a password reset from Facebook.
When a hacker has gained access to your Facebook account, they don’t have access to your email account. So, one of the first things you’ll want to do is reset your email account password to ensure hackers remain locked out of it.
Reset Your Facebook Password
If you can’t log into your Facebook account anymore, the easiest way to fix this is to reset your password. You can do this from the Facebook login page. Just click on the Forgot account? link under the login fields.
All you have to do to reset your Facebook account password is to enter the email address you used to first sign up for a Facebook account.
Registered Facebook Email Changed
If the hacker has already gone into your Facebook settings and changed your registered email address, you won’t be able to reset your Facebook password using the email approach.
You aren’t completely out of luck. Luckily, most people remain logged into Facebook automatically with their mobile phones. So long as the hacker hasn’t logged out all of your devices, you can use your mobile phone to reset your password and set your email account back to normal.
MakeUseOf: The Best Antivirus Software for Windows 10
TechRepublic: 76% of mobile apps have flaws allowing hackers to steal passwords, money, and texts
High-risk vulnerabilities are common across both Android and iOS mobile apps, with Android devices slightly more at risk than their iOS counterparts (43% vs. 38%), according to Positive Technologies' Vulnerabilities and threats in mobile applications report, released Wednesday.
KrebsOnSecurity reported: Collections Firm Behind LabCorp, Quest Breaches Files for Bankruptcy
The filing, first reported by Bloomberg, comes from the Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, the parent company of the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). Earlier this month, medical testing firm Quest Diagnostics said a breach at the AMCA between Aug. 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019 led to the theft of personal and medical information on 11.9 million patients.
On June 4, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that another major AMCA client — LabCorp — was blaming the company for a breach affecting 7.7 million of its patients.
*FTC: Visit annualcreditreport.com to get your free credit report. No fees, no hooks.
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
Tonight - Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events @ The MAC
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, June 25, 2019
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Beautification Grant Update -- Michelle Whitten
d. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
e. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
f. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
g. Thursday Market -- Jamie Cummings
a. Mondo Croquet (June 22) -- Jamie Cummings
c. Cheesecake Club (July 26) -- Jamie Cummings
b. Wine & Cheese Garden (July 13) -- Pam Olmstead
a. Cheese Days -- Mike Morgan
b. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
c. MAP Enrichment -- Annie Jones
d. Bluegrass Festival — General Cothern
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: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation
June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
July 12-14: Cheese Days Toledo Washington:
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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