- National Weather Service: Going Camping? *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Randle WA Town Hall Draws 200 *
- FDA Investigation:Potential Link In Pet Food & Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy *
- US Consumer Product Safety: Fisher Price Inclined Sleeper Accessory *
- Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee Statement on Supreme Court Census Ruling *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: IResonance Restival *
- And Beyond: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events Tuesday Night *
- Toledo High School Sports - May 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Grey skies cannot keep color from blooming.
For the sixth year, Gallery 505 Artist Co-op celebrates Toledo Makers and the things they make with a show we call "TOLEDO MADE".
No admission is charged.
Come see what Toledo is made of.
I have been playing classical guitar for 13 years, and have preformed for a variety of events. I have performed two solo recitals, and played numerous cafe, and wine tasting gigs. I enjoy playing for weddings, and have done several in the recent years. This page is my way of introducing myself to the area. I am hoping to be playing many gigs here soon!
Most recently, I played at Arts On The Mountain.
National Weather Service Seattle: Thunderstorms Continue Thursday
Lewis County Water Alliance attracted 200 people to Randle, WA to address a move by foreign-owned Crystal Geyser to establish a bottling plant on the Cowlitz River just outside town.
See 80+ evocative photos at this link.*
I made a small contribution to this cause; we all live downstream. If you would like to join me in supporting this mission to Keep Crystal Geyser off the Cowlitz, click on this link.
Story: The Lewis County Water Alliance is a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
It is going to take some Big Change in order to keep Big Water corporations out of the Big Bottom and out of Washington State. Your donation will be used 100% towards these goals.
*(Images copyrighted so unable to share with readers but definitely worth the visit to the photog’s link.)
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Recall - Fisher-Price Recalls Inclined Sleeper Accessory Included with Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards Due to Safety Concerns About Inclined Sleep Products
Fisher-Price inclined sleeper accessory included with Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards due to safety concerns about inclined sleep products. Infant fatalities have been reported while using other inclined sleep products. There have been no incidents of injury or fatalities reported with Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards. CONTACT: www.service.mattel.com or 800-432-5437.
Full recall notice: http://bit.ly/2Xg58GT
FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts
June 27, 2019 - FDA warns patients and health care providers about potential cybersecurity concerns with certain Medtronic insulin pumps
FDA Drug Safety & Availability: Search List of Recalled Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) including Valsartan, Losartan and Irbesartan
Find out which specific blood pressure medications are affected by the recall.
FDA Drug Safety & Availability: FDA's Assessment of Currently Marketed ARB Drug Products
FDA has worked with manufacturers to swiftly remove angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) drug products with impurity levels above interim acceptable limits. Those products have been removed from the market and have been posted in our recall lists for ARB products. The information below reflects the status of FDA’s assessment for other ARB drug products that are currently on the market. The assessment is based on the particular batches/lots of drugs tested by FDA, information provided by applicants and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) suppliers, and other information available to the agency. In general, FDA’s testing of ARBs focused on analyzing API and the highest dosage strength available from firms making drug products for the U.S. market. FDA will update this list as more information becomes available.
In the overall nitrosamine determination column, an indication of “not present” means that FDA has completed the comprehensive assessment noted above. An indication of “TBD” means that one or more parts of our assessment remain incomplete and the product remains acceptable for distribution and for patient use. For the entries denoted with “TBD*,” certain lots of the product did have impurity levels above interim acceptable limits, however they have already been removed from the market. FDA is prioritizing the assessments by those of highest patient need and in response to credible information about nitrosamine contamination.
FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy
June 27, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is providing an update on its investigation into reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients (listed within the first 10 ingredients in the ingredient list, before vitamins and minerals). This update covers reports of DCM received by the FDA through April 30, 2019 and, for the first time, includes pet food brands most frequently named in DCM reports to the FDA. The agency is also posting a spreadsheet of DCM reports relevant to the investigation received through April 30, 2019. All the reports included a diagnosis of DCM.
The FDA first alerted the public about this investigation in July 2018 and provided an update in February 2019. Since then, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has been collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to evaluate information about the DCM cases and the diets of those pets.
To date, the FDA has not established why certain diets may be associated with the development of DCM in some dogs…
Other brands had as many as 50 or 60 reports of the illness. University of Minnesota Veterinary nutritionist Dr. Julie Churchill believes there is no benefit to feeding your dog any brand of grain-free food.
“My take away is don’t look at that list and just say, ‘My dog is not eating that brand.’ Remember that those are only the brands that have been reported,” Churchill said.
Full article 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 Statement on Supreme Court Census Ruling
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police reported:
WDFW Officer Corey was patrolling the South Fork Toutle River on a Sunday morning, where he observed several people walking down to the river. The men were trying to figure out how to get their truck which was fully loaded with cedar bolts out of the river.
The suspect had been previously trespassed from Weyerhaeuser property. He was booked into Cowlitz County jail for trespass and theft 2nd degree.
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.
Not Strictly Toledo: Mt St Helens Institute
Sign up for your hike today at bit.ly/IntoTheCrater!
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
ISO* Summer Help - 2 hours, 2 Fridays each month. A shout out to the students who step up during the school year. An invitation to volunteers to cover summer break.
* Special Today: I have insider info that fresh garden greens will be donated by one of Toledo’s farmers - pesticide-free & fresh-picked. Toledo’s Give-Back philosophy at work.
*Now accepting new & nearly-new items for Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale. Highly sought items include Fall sporting goods, fishing tackle & shop tools.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Plus: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Weekend Outlook: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind June 28-30
Resonance is an intimate gathering for 3 days of yoga, meditation, movement, healing music & sound, wellness, eco-consciousness & open-hearted connection to inclusive community.
WORKSHOP & CLASSES ~
WHERE ~ Camp Singing Wind
TICKETS ~ http://www.resonance-restival.com
Deep Gratitude & Hope to see you at the Restival!
And Beyond: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly. The public is welcome & invited to attend. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
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!
TES PTO postedt: Toledo Elementary School Garden Work Party is Seeking Volunteers
July 20th 9:00am-2:00pm
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Garden Club Kids and their families, TESPTO, Toledo Lions and Lioness' , Toledo Garden Club, Toledo Seniors and all interested volunteer groups and individuals are invited to help with the remaining 2019 garden projects and general garden upkeep.
Some of the projects include:
* Assembly and filling of raised beds
* Replanting of orchard
* Assembly of compost bins
* Laying of weed control paper and chips
* Weeding and weed wacking
Any amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated.
June 28 - July 4: Toledo Lions Fireworks @ Toledo Market Fresh & Gee Cee’s Truck Stop
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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