- Toledo School District: Levy Projects Update
- Recap: vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Lewis County Burn Restrictions July 1, 2018
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market
- Health Corner: DIY Household Cleaners, First Aid Remedies
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Cyndi Philbrook said: Rock on! Thank you THS Cheer for the Big foot decoration! Girls were out raising money for their cheer camp!
Check out all the decorated windows throughout the downtown business district.
Toledotel linked a Seattle Times article saying: ToledoTel is proud to be one of the 18 WITA* member companies in our state, and understand the importance and even motives mentioned for bringing connectivity to our rural community.
Article: Grave digging? Changing tires? Washington’s rural telecom companies do it all
*WITA: Washington Independent Telecommunications Association
Toledo School District Update: Thanks to voters, the THS water project is complete and the TMS roof is being restored. New flooring will turn an ordinary classroom into a science room and provide a more sanitary environment in our LifeSkills room. All of this is local levy money at work.
Recap: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS meeting convened June 26, 2018 for progress reports and upcoming events in the community:
- Toledo Community Library will host their Cheese Day Saturday Book & Bake Sale 10 AM - 5 PM with 2 authors on hand signing their works before the parade & following. Thanks go out to new volunteers for stepping up, and all volunteers for a great job.
- Toledo Historical Society members visited St Francis Mission, and hosted a library presentation on WWII in May. History Room will be open for Cheese Days, and Don Brenner is still planning to show classic movies this summer.
- Toledo Elementary School Kid’s Garden invites waterers, weeders and pickers all summer long.
- Steamboat Alley reports new building owner plans to preserve as much of the wall mural as possible.
- Common Ground Toledo ISO* community support for summer watering of planters & pocket gardens. Four were thanked for weekly tending NAPA, Steamboat Alley, Farmers Insurance & Steamboat Plaza planters plus Oregon Trail Marker. Special thanks to Mayor Dobosh for transportation support in this effort. Contact Brian Dennis or Linda Bird-Sonne to lend a hand. Spontaneous help welcomed also.
- Toledo Thursday Market has recorded 6 - 8 weekly vendors since this year’s early opening despite low traffic & sales volumes. Some favorites will be returning and new vendors have submitted applications. Local support is encouraged.
- Welcome signs project received one bid for two new iconic “Postcard” signs to be placed at East end of SR 505 bridge and Plomondon/Jackson Highway/SR505 intersection.
- Walking tour Toledo map underway for Cheese Days visitors.
- July 13 Cheese Ball at Camp Singing Wind highlighting cheesy formal attire.
- July 14 Wine & Cheese Tasting ISO* 10 strong volunteers to erect 2 tents July 13 at 5 PM, Front Street Boat Launch. During event traffic limited to one-way.
- July 14 Toledo Cheesecake Club hosts Cheesecake Competition; Entry open to all members (membership only $5). Tasting Judges to be members as well; memberships accepted onsite at Toledo Middle School Saturday. Call (360)864-2602 to enter.
- June 29 - July 1 Resonance Fair at Camp Singing Wind. Tix: Om Tara
- July 13 Fifth Annual TOLEDO MADE show at Gallery 505 opens, extended hours through Cheese Days weekend.
- June 30 Saturday Night At The Mountain Concert: Northwest Groove R&B/Soul from Kelso. Rain or Shine. Free.
- August 10-12 Annual Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival at Toledo High School featuring 7 great bands from across the US.
Vision:Toledo Arts Rec & Events next meets 6:30 PM July 24 at Morgan Arts Centre.
*Special thanks to Mike Morgan for this summary.
Lewis County 911 Communications posted:
Date: June 27, 2018
Contact: Lee Napier, Director
Release #: 1
Lewis County Burn Restrictions
Effective 12:01 A.M., July 1, 2018 Lewis County Board of County Commissioners and Lewis County Fire Marshal will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington.
After careful review, of the current and extended weather forecast, the Lewis County Community Development Director and the Fire Marshal have determined that current weather conditions within Lewis County have created substantial fire dangers throughout Lewis County, and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning on all lands regulated by the County of Lewis, EXCEPT for recreational campfires in designated campgrounds and on private lands if built in the following manner:
• The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and have a ring constructed of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above surface with a 2-foot wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
• The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
• The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
• Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
The burning restriction DOES apply to applicants with a current open burning permit. The current burning permit expiration date will NOW be 12:01 am on July 1.
The burning restrictions will remain in effect until such discontinuance is modified or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners. A public announcement of the lifting of the burn restrictions will be released to the public at that time. For further information concerning outdoor burning and/or the restrictions being imposed, please contact Doyle Sanford, Lewis County Fire Marshal, at (360) 740-2696. The Fire Marshal’s office is in the Lewis County Public Services building, located at 2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis, Washington.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market open 3 - 7 PM featuring handmade & homegrown local goods, produce and more.
PDF vendor forms
Health Corner: DIY Household Cleaners, First Aid Remedies*
Health Corner: Are there household cleaners that are better for your health? Remedies safe for the whole family? Cheaper alternatives?
Yes, yes and yes!
White vinegar and baking soda are the foundation of most DIY household cleaners, inexpensive and non-toxic to boot. Both deodorize, and vinegar is antibacterial as well.
apartmenttherapy.com has a page of Cleaning Basics including using hydrogen peroxide.
From thekitchn.com, 10 Clever Ways To Clean With A Lemon, and 7 Things You Can Clean With Salt.
Used coffee grounds deodorize your fridge, scour your pots and pans, and remove strong food odors from your hands, such as garlic and fish.
Cornstarch is particularly effective on oily food stains, and one cup of cornstarch in a tepid bath provides sunburn relief. It also replaces talc as baby powder, safer for all ages.
One reader talked about coconut oil’s natural antifungal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties, which healed chronically cracked infected skin, athlete's foot and unhealthy toenails after years of failed OTC and prescription remedies.
First aid: yellow jacket stings are intensely painful - I know! That little spice jar of meat tenderizer, mixed into a paste with water, halted the burn instantly.
Q: since it IS meat tenderizer, how long do you leave it on your skin?
A: 30 minutes.
More first aid: mix up your own freezer ice packs - 1 part rubbing alcohol & 3 parts water in a sealable plastic bag (freezer bags hold up longer). You can make up a batch of these and be the star of your soccer team for pennies.
My favorite white vinegar hack? Nothing else I found works better to remove really smelly odors from dogs, even skunk. Really. Half-and-half water & vinegar is recommended, but even pups with sensitive skin can tolerate full strength dousing. You’ll want to rinse the vinegar off when your nose is happy again.
*Reprinted upon request from The Other Toledo 02.16.2017
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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