- Lions Clubs Staffs 3 Fireworks Stands
- Toledo City Council Meets 6 PM Today
- Independence Day Closures
- Special Report: Medical Debt Reporting
Special thanks to The Chronicle for their piece on Toledo’s water tower mural, especially the part about “several other murals in Toledo.”
Have you noticed the one taking shape in front of the Post Office?
Lions Club fireworks sales benefit your community in so many ways - elementary school vision & hearing screenings, scholarships, neighborhood improvements, and providing support for events and programs right here in Toledo.
Toledo Fire Department shares tips from Red Cross on 4th of July family safety, pet safety from Maryland SPCA, staying hydrated, plus some incredible numbers on how much traditional Independence Day fare is consumed. (No figures on sales of antacids.)
Today: City Council meets 6 p.m. at Toledo City Hall. Council meets first and third Mondays monthly except federal holidays. Visit www.toledowa.us for specifics.
Closed Tuesday, July 4:
- Toledo Senior Center
- City Hall
- Post Office
- School District Office
- Valley View Health Center
- ...and The Other Toledo
Wednesday: Toledo Community Library gearing up for Cheese Day Book & Bake Sale on Saturday.
Join me in making this Sale one for the books.
Open Wednesdays until 7 p.m., Thursdays & Saturdays* until 5 p.m.
*Open late on Sale Day.
Toledo Senior Center accepting donations through July 5 for Cheese Days Annual Second Time Around Sale. Items must be clean & in good repair. Contact (360)864-2112 for details & exclusions.
Also: tix on sale now.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday welcomes Summer with BBQ chicken & baked beans with coleslaw, cherry crisp & biscuit, Friday broccoli chicken & mashed potatoes with sliced carrots, pear slices in Jello plus dinner roll.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Special Report: Medical Debt Reporting
CreditCards.com reports new credit bureau rules taking effect July 1, 2017.
According to the article: Collection agencies and debt buyers must not report a medical debt until 180 days after the date of delinquency. This change will protect consumers from having overdue medical bills show up on their credit reports due to insurance delays. Previously reported medical debts must also be removed from credit reports if they are being paid or have been paid in full by insurance. ACA International, a trade association for the collections industry, noted in a report this month that 17 percent of all debt collection complaints consumers filed with the CFPB* in 2016 were related to medical debts.
Further, you can receive a second, updated credit report (in addition to the free annual one) if you successfully dispute an item on your record. And they’re working to improve the (dispute) process in case of ID theft, fraud, and mixed-file cases.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,* an official website of the US Government.
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