Correction: Monday The Other Toledo incorrectly noted June 6 as the deadline for dropping off donations for Toledo Senior Center’s noted Second Time Around Sale, a Cheese Days special attraction. Deadline for donations July 6. For specifics, contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
Recap: Tuesday’s vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events gathering included several emailed reports from groups wrapping up last-minute tasks in advance of Cheese Days:
*Library - Pat Caldwell via email Kids - first Summer Reading Program was well-attended, 46 young patrons and readers. Getting ready for the Bake and Book Sale during Cheese Days. Debby Lee and one other author will be on hand too, signing books. Next up: The Reptile Man is slated for July 20.
New computers are in, working well. Printer bugs should be worked out shortly.
The Library seems to be getting new patrons all the time.
*Historical Society - Don Brenner
School is Cool, an account of early Toledo schools before the current District was in place, thanks to the efforts of Marie Oberg, will be on sale at Cheese Days, 50 cents each.
Gee Cee’s Truck Stop is purchasing 50 framed photographs to display; says they would offer historical postcards onsite from Toledo’s Historical Society.
Revisions to the Toledo Story include new stories & corrections, work in progress.
Sandy Brusco awarded a $500 scholarship to one student this year.
Historical Society takes the summer off. However, Don Brenner is working on a diorama of Second Street (now Ramsey Way), circa late 1950's, when the highway through Toledo was the main road N-S along the West Coast. Also working to create adult coloring books of Old Toledo, revise constitution and bylaws to assure collections are preserved, should The Historical Society disband at some future date.
*Community Clean Up - Steve Dobosh
Absent - report from participants revealed they “painted things, weeded things picked up trash and things.” Lions Club provided lunch, another crew pressure-washed bathrooms at the city (Upward Bound, a Centralia Community College group), cleaned up trash around town assisted by the Public Works Dept.
*City of Toledo - Michelle Whitten reported recent vandalism on outside tap in Kemp Olson (City) Park, bathroom soap dispensers slated to be fixed Wednesday (yesterday). Cameras at the Boat Launch helped local law enforcement identify and stop a Winlock resident caught stealing TP from the bathrooms. Dog walkers were likewise surprised to discover they were recorded failing to pick up after their pets.
*School Garden Initiative - Brooke Acosta via email: 6 more raised beds, 20 fruit trees added, currants and grapes added to the “living fence,” deer fence is needed next to protect strawberries and peas. Student garden club has scheduled (2) rotating shifts to take on watering, weeding and overall care of the Elementary School Garden through the summer. No details until September on a grant opportunity in the works for a complementary addition on this garden project.
*Common Ground - Gary White reports
donations from area nurseries, says Common Ground Garden Community (CGGC) is building relations with several specialty nurseries offering diverse greenery for all Toledo’s many, many planters. Steamboat Alley plants are being held for installation (See Steamboat Alley report below). New - opened Facebook page, (listed on TOT Home Page), a landing spot to outline and coordinate Toledo’s gardening revival. Donations from V:T and other sources have been largely in-kind. Communications regarding the Rose Garden Revitalization project at the City Park have delayed realizing the hoped-for progress originally planned for this year, efforts now to focus on the Fall planting season and Veteran’s Day anticipated viits to Toledo’s Wall of Honor adjacent.
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*Steamboat Alley - Peter builds planter boxes, lots and lots of planter boxes, from recycled pallets. In time for Cheese Days, one unnamed supporter has agreed to loan potted plants for the festival, to be returned to them afterwards. Jamie reports she plans to spend a good deal of Cheese Days “in a tent, begging for money” to fund the next phase of Steamboat Alley. $600 received already, need more donations, will be selling food at Cheese Days. Don Brenner, Toledo Historical Society, volunteered $100 to Common Ground and Steamboat Alley, courtesy of Final Vinyl Record Company, as a donation for plants. Mural project still underway for the Alley. More pallets (for crafted planters) available from Food Bank, Riverview Deli, others local sources.
Don has (pallet) nails, loads and loads of them, offered to contribute them to these efforts. Temporary seating will be offered by Rachel, other donations still arriving, recycle large timbers currently blocking vehicle access to the Alley for nautical accents. Joh Jones is working on the interpretive signs, approached Toledo Historical Society for funding these interpretive signs (Don says THS hasn’t voted on it yet). Don asked: Does Steamboat Alley have a Want List?
Got a cool chain, need pulley or block and tackle (Joh has one). Joh Jones recommended The Center for Wooden Boats (in Seattle), may donate stuff. Email Jamie Cummings, email@example.com to get involved.
* Cheese Days - Thursday Night Big Cheese Toast July 7 at the MAC, reports Mike Morgan
*Wine and Cheese Garden - Steve Padula, via email: Picking up this year’s logo glasses Thursday. Awaiting wine pricing from one local winery, all prices forwarded to Sheila Richardson shortly.
Last year’s Wine and Cheese Garden netted around $850. A challenge was issued to beat that amount this year. Beer seller to be determined later, 4 local wine sellers, no local distillery represented (due to scheduling conflict). Mac n Cheese plate including crackers and veggies, $5, with bottled water for sale. 3 local cheese sellers will be on hand, along with Dragonfly Chocolates, popular local chocolatier.
*Mt St Helens Institute Star Show promoter Peter Sonne reminded folks to enjoy the Summer On The Mountain event, just a short drive from Toledo.
* For the third year in a row, Gallery 505 will again celebrate Toledo makers and the things they make. So far, 22 people and businesses have agreed to show their creations. The show will start on Cheese Day Friday (July 8) and will run until July 30. All items must be TOLEDO MADE by people who call Toledo their home. If you would like to be part of the show, contact Mike Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Toledo downtown walking map - Unable to make the June meeting, Jake Morgan later submitted his plan of a flier for exploring downtown Toledo. The full-color map will be available during Cheese Days.
*Next meeting July 26, @ the MAC.
The Toledo High School Second Semester Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year has been announced.
4.00 grade-point average
12th grade: Josie Bowen, Wesley Kuzminsky, Sally Martin, Mackenzie Stevens,
11th grade: Thomas Campbell, Tori Horner, Meghan Kalista
10th grade: Thomas Kinsman
9th grade: Ivan Cibrian, Riki Hanzawa, Morgan Leback, Sydnie McClure, Lex Nef, Matthew Stavig,
Hanna Tyner, Brian Wood, Nora Zander
3.99 – 3.75 grade-point average
12th grade: Courtney Moore, Keiona Trimmer, Hannah Wilkins
11th grade: Dalton Yoder, Brianna Beecroft, Adam Slighte, Nathan Klinke, Carmen Robles
10th grade: Abigail Rowe, Meeghan Peters, Anna Tauscher, Grayson Farbo, Joseph Wilburn
9th grade: Calab Atkins, Cassandra Bartley, Trace Bybee, Anthony Peak, Westin Wallace, Bryce Marcil, Hayden Farbo, Julia Davis, Kendle Odom, Megan Quinn, Maddison Blum
3.20 – 3.74 grade-point average
12th grade: Alex Palermo, Isalene Ferrell, Yvette Arroyo, Tevor Davis, Aaron Quinn, Sonja White-Hirsch, Haley Tauscher, Emily Barge, KalieRaye Ross, Jesse House
11th grade: Maria Carpenter, Madison Smith, Raven Nyberg, Taylor Leback, Mandy Trujillo, Leilani Cline, DavinaGrace Ramon, Alexa Halberg, Adan Cibrian, Theodore Demery, Bryana Peters, Bradley Debo, Seth Nichols, Gabriel Fuentes, Joseph Wallace
10th grade: Alyssa Ewers, Emily Tyner, Tiana Berg, Reece Wallace, Gannon Madill, Trent Nef, Ashlyn Rustan, Craigery Smith, Kyle Bauter
9th grade: Estafano Arceo-Hansen, Ethan Smith, Isabella Velazquez, Sky Nyberg, Rylee Birdwell, Randy Fernandez, Tyler Webster, Matthew Moore, Braden Bramhall, Jeremy Cook, Brynna Toepper
3.00 – 3.19 grade-point average
12th grade: Kayla Bauter, Rebekah Johnson
11th grade: Dylan Hoiseck
10th grade: Allison Bacon, Brady Bowen, Dawson Marcil, Lillian Thorpe, Bailey Richardson, Cheyenne Crowe, Ismael Arroyo, Laurell Sorensen
9th grade: Makenna Finley, Ethan Buck, Rylan Richardson, Tate Smith
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