- National Weather Service: Tuesday Thunder Possible *
- WA State Dept of Ecology: Drought in Washington 2019 * *
- WA Consumer Protection: Alert - Calls Soliciting For “National Police Foundation*
- CPSC: Gillette Recalls Venus Simply3 Disposable Razors *
- WA State RCO: July is Park and Recreation Month *
- WA ATG: Lawsuit Joined To Force EPA To Monitor Asbestos Imports *
- Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board - Recommended By Readers *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Cheese Days Toledo Washington boasted:
Check out our trophies for this years parade! Plus we give out a ton of ribbons! Thank you Lion Member Jeff Philbrook and Bill and Kaye Moore for designing and making our trophies this year! Get your parade entry forms at toledolionsclub.org
Toledo Flying Club posted:
Flew to Packwood yesterday (Sunday). Got the all important Passport stamp. Beautiful flight.
National Weather Service Seattle: Tuesday Thunder Possible
WA State Dept of Ecology: Drought in Washington 2019
Under our advisement, Gov. Jay Inslee expanded the state’s drought emergency, which now includes 27 watersheds — nearly half the state. On June 4, we began accepting applications for grants to help those experiencing hardships related to the drought emergency.
Here's the latest as of June 19:
- Looking at the 7-day average, more than half of the rivers in the state are showing streamflows in the bottom 10 percent of flows measured for this time of year.
- Daytime temperatures in the Yakima River are reaching 80 degrees F., which becomes a thermal block for fish movement.
- How can you help? You can report any drought conditions and water conservation is always important.
Consumer Protection Washington: Fraud Alert - Calls Soliciting Donations for the “National Police Foundation”
Original post April 24, 2019 - The National Police Foundation, a national, Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policing through science and innovation, has received information from several individuals who have been contacted by solicitors asking for donations in support of the “National Police Foundation,” or in some cases the “National Police Fund” in which we are not affiliated with.
The Police Foundation does NOT solicit donations from anyone via phone. If you have been contacted via telephone and asked to make donations to the National Police Foundation in Washington, D.C., this is a scam.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains an online reporting system for telemarketing and other scams, which can be found at https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc and many State Attorneys General offer assistance in reporting and responding to fraud.
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Gillette Recalls Venus Simply3 Disposable Razors Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards
Venus Simply3” – 4 count pack razors
9003A17400 and 9007A17400
Daisy 12 + 1 Venus Simply3 razors
Lot number: 9009A17400
Name of product:
Venus Simply3 Disposable razors
Hazard: A problem during manufacturing resulted in the misalignment of the blades in the razors, posing a higher risk of cuts during normal use.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Venus Simply3 razors and contact Gillette to receive a postage-paid return label to return the razors and receive a voucher for a replacement.
Recall date: June 27, 2019
Units: About 87,000 (in addition, about 2,700 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact: Gillette at 800-362-1258 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday through Sunday or online at www.gillettevenus.com and click on Safety Notification for more information.
Governor Jay Inslee: WDFW Appreciation Day
Our state’s natural wonders are a big part of what makes Washington so special. An appreciation for nature and a desire to protect our great outdoors is woven into the cultural fabric of Washingtonians across the state.
Washington State Department of Agriculture posted:
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office posted:
July is Park and Recreation Month! We hope you're celebrating alongside us and our partners at the National Recreation and Park Association with a trip to your favorite park, campground, or trail!
Every year, we invest thousands of dollars into parks, trails, waterfront access, and other outdoor spaces. Learn more at rco.wa.gov/recreation.
Washington State Attorney General posted: Lawsuit Seeks to Force The EPA to Ensure Adequate Data Is Collected On Asbestos
Excerpt: “The EPA can’t adequately assess the human health risks posed by asbestos if it doesn’t even know how much of this highly toxic substance is coming into the country,” Ferguson said. “Asbestos is a dangerous pollutant, posing significant and life-threatening risks to people who are exposed to it. The Trump Administration should want to know as much as it can about the presence of this carcinogen in our country.”
Asbestos’ use is banned in over 60 countries, and heavily restricted in the United States. Laws prohibit the use of asbestos in construction because of the health risks it poses. Direct or indirect exposure to the carcinogen can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, and it has been found to kill 40,000 Americans annually. The World Health Organization wrote that “all types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis.”
Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board - Recommended By Readers
The Guardian: Tired of Google following you? It is now easier to clear location data
New functionality automatically deletes history of places users have visited.
groovyPost: Where’s My Package? Awesome Ways to Track Your Package on Smart Devices
There are a lot of delivery tracking apps available for iOS and Android. Many of these are free while others offer a few extras for a few bucks. My advice: Shop around and test them out to see which one is best for your situation. But I’d recommend you start with those mentioned in this post.
CNET: The best Prime Day 2019 deals available right now
Prime Day starts July 15, but some great discounts can be had right now. Here's everything you need to know about the event, including money-saving tips and tricks.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 begins at midnight (PT) on Monday, July 15, and runs all the way through Tuesday, July 16. Actually, the madness is already under way, as Amazon is already serving up some serious deals. Meanwhile, stores including Walmart, eBay and Target have announced sales of their own during the same July 15-16 period, and we expect more in the days ahead.
The Verge: An Amazon employee made an AI-powered cat flap to stop his cat from bringing home dead animals
How to stop your cat from getting away with murder
The Gadgeteer: Unlock your chicken safety skill with this harness
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
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.
Toledo Community Library: Fundraiser Helps Beloved Volunteer
Reminder: Toledo Community Library’s annual Cheese Days Book & Bake Sale has conveniently been expanded this year to include a Yard Sale at the back of building on Saturday, July 13. So you can donate or score a great new-to-you treasure while supporting one of Toledo’s terrific volunteer-fueled non-profit organizations.
A few housekeeping items:
Items may be delivered day of sale, on Saturday morning July 13. No early drops.
Price tags strongly encouraged - unmarked goods subject to “by donation.”
Remaining items to be donated to A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers, so the Giving Back continues to help locally.
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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