- National Weather Service: Thunderstorms Continue Thursday *
- Cowlitz Prairie Grange: Protecting Your Home From A Wildland Fire *
- FDA: Recall - Macleods Pharmaceutical Issues Recall of Losartan *
- WA Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee Announces $5.8 Million For Local Communities*
- Health Corner: How Much Sleep Do Children Need? *
- Today: Gallery 505 Opening Night, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
For the sixth year, Gallery 505 Artist Co-op celebrates Toledo Makers and the things they make with a show we call "TOLEDO MADE".
Gallery 505 is filled with one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts made by over two dozen people who call Toledo their home. This year's show starts at 1 pm Thursday, June 27 and will run Wednesdays through Saturdays until August 3. Hours 1 - 6 pm.
No admission is charged.
Come see what Toledo is made of.
National Weather Service Seattle: Thunderstorms Continue Thursday
Cowlitz Prairie Grange #737 hosted “Protecting Your Home From A Wildland Fire” Wednesday night, with Chehalis Fire Department Chief Ken Cardinale & Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Russ Truman of the Pacific Cascade Region (SW Washington) presenting PowerPoint displays & concise videos covering the science of how wildfires behave, debunking long-held beliefs about direct contact as the primary means of exposure, and how some homes are almost miraculously spared while others seemingly safe from the flames ignite without warning through flying embers, or firebrands alighting in gutters, fallen leaves beneath shrubbery or pine needles collected in overlooked structure corners.
Slash fires and controlled burns gone wrong were cited as common triggers; DNR’s Truman explained how even a backyard ash heap can develop a hard cap or crust when subjected to a brief shower or minimal hose extinguishment, effectively trapping long-smoldering embers which may reignite days or weeks later.
Truman also reported this years’ regional wildfires have exceeded 2018’s total, that metrics indicate a nearly-identical pattern to 2015, one of the worst in recent history.
Some tips to help firefighters if you must evacuate:
Leave hoses connected to faucets for extinguishing small fires or flare-ups.
Leave a metal ladder next to the house for roof access.
Small subdivisions can apply to DNR for Fire Wise grants, small funds ($500) to haul debris and and enact inexpensive preventative remedies.
Trade your plastic skylight for a glass one.
Planting native grasses and shrubbery helps regrowth.
Avoid juniper shrubs near dwellings; not only do they contain a high level of oil, they can draw up to 25 gallons of water per day. “Dry creek beds have returned to life when junipers & other nearby highly thirsty plants are removed,” noted Truman.
Special thanks to Cowlitz Prairie Grange #737 for hosting this important event.
Washington Emergency Management Division asks:
FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts
June 26, 2019 - COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT
Macleods Pharmaceutical Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of Losartan Potassium 50mg and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide combination Tablets 50mg/12.5mg, 100mg/12.5mg and 100mg/25mg due to detection of NMBA (N-Nitroso-N Methyl-4-aminobutyric acid) Impurity
Full statement here.
*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
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee announces $5.8 million in grants for local communities to improve lives of families facing poverty
WA State Insurance Commissioner: Kreidler fines Trupanion $100,000 for using unlicensed sales partners
June 25, 2019 - OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fined Trupanion Managers USA, Inc., a Seattle-based pet insurance producer, $100,000 for violating Washington state insurance laws and rules.
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.
Health Corner: Health Corner: How Much Sleep Do Children Need?
Former elite endurance athlete Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple, addresses the question students and parents need answered: How much sleep do children need at every age?
In his Tuesday article on the effects of sleep deprivation, he notes:
- It can cause profound neuronal loss. When a kid is sleep deprived for long enough, their brains actually shrink.
- It promotes aberrant connectivity patterns in the fronto-limbic, a region of the brain involved in emotion regulation (tantrums, anyone?).
- It impairs performance in the classroom.
Sleep expert Daniel S. Lewin PhD, chimed in on his own post about lack of sleep affecting mood and added a note about oversleeping, noting poor sleep quality or underlying issues such as depression can contribute to chronic oversleeping, though rare in children.
He outlines the basics of good sleep hygiene for growing youngsters:
- Establish a regular routine
- Ensure sleep period does not vary more than 30 minutes for school-aged kids, 1.5 hours for adolescents on weekends
- Eliminate all (blue light) electronics 30-60 minutes before bedtime
Harvard pediatrician Elsie Taveras led Project Viva, a long-term study of 1,046 children reported that preschoolers and early school-age children who got less than the minimum recommended hours of sleep showed lower attention, working memory, reasoning, and problem-solving - and
poor neurobehavioral function by age 7.
Earlier studies linked insufficient sleep (in young children) with chronic health problems including obesity...while this new study details the effects (of sleep deprivation)on inhibition, impulsivity, & related behaviors that may lead to overeating high-calorie foods. The study will follow these children into adolescence, offering valuable insight into how far-reaching the consequences of early sleep deficit.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:
- Infants 4 months to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 1 to 2 years of age should sleep 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
Reprinted from 08.30.2018
*Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Not Strictly Toledo: Anti-Fraud Fair
Hosted by Consumer Protection Washington and Olequa-Winlock Senior Center
Today: 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
Also on Facebook.
Also today: Toledo Thursday Market
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/
*PS They’ll come right to you for that courtesy vessel inspection. Joe Notch said so!
June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
July 12-14: Cheese Days Toledo Washington:
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo HIgh School
*Special pricing for Senior Citizens - contact General Cothren for details.
**Special kids offer: instruments available for loan & lessons - contact General Cothren.
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
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
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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