- Cheese Days 2017
- Library Book & Bake Sale Saturday
- Other Cheese Day Events
- M.A.P. Camps & Classes
- Toledo Youth Football Late Signups Next Week
- A Brief Tale
Beginning with last night’s Big Cheeses Toast, and wrapping up Sunday with the Lions Club BBQ & subsequent Beef Auction, there’s a jillion things to do, taste, and see.
A few that didn’t make publication deadlines:
- Nehemiah Brown in concert 6 PM Saturday @ Toledo High School $10
- Class of 2020 Carwash @ THS following Parade - until 4 PM
- Parish Rummage Sale @ St Francis Mission Friday & Saturday
- Toledo Youth Cheer Yard Sale Friday - Sunday Cowlitz & 3rd
- Toledo Varsity Cheer Yard Sale @ 431 Oak 8AM-5PM Friday
- More local garage sales - a Cheese Days weekend tradition
Download 2017 Cheese Days program here.
*Update: about the Kids Frog Jumping Contest, it's at 6 pm Friday, not 5 pm as it says in the program. Rent a frog for $1 or bring your own. Prizes for the top three farthest jumpers.
Thanks to Jake Morgan, Lewis County Tribune
Charlie says: We are having another Book and Bake sale... Come visit us at the Toledo Community Library from 9 am to 5 pm July 8 and meet guest authors Debby Lee and Darlene Panzera.*
This event is especially important and deserves your attention, so I am sharing an insider’s tip. Tell Charlie The Other Toledo sent you, and he will make sure you get a little something extra. I promised I wouldn’t reveal the details, but it’s sure to make you both smile.
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.
*Watch for Toledo’s other famous authors around town during Cheese Days.
Local author & astrophysicist Ethen Siegel asks and answers: Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole? Check out his second book, Treknology: The Science Of Star Trek From Tricorders To Warp Drive, available for preorder .
Available in print @ Gallery 505: local author Jake Blake's second novel “This Too Shall Collapse,” the long-awaited sequel to "Sunburned: The Solar Flare that Silenced the Internet." (Hint: you might get your copy signed if you spot him around town this weekend. I got mine.)
Andrea Jones says: I have updated info about M.A.P. camps/classes including updated schedule, limited spots remaining and scholarships available - classes begin in two weeks so if you are interested you need to PM me your email address or email me @ email@example.com before July 10th - Thank you!
Toledo Youth Football says: Late football sign-ups will be next week…(July) 11th and 12th, 5:30-7:30 PM down at the Little League Fields.
Grant me a minute or two in your busy day as I share a little bit about my darling neighbor, surely a candidate for my Everyday Heroes Award.
Zu’s intensive dog behavior rehabilitation a la Cesar Milan took place daily for over a year, long sessions circling the perimeter of Tarnation under Alicia’s watchful eye. Her young children would line the fence to engage with The Girls, little Linda bonding with Zeva The Boxer while we adults discussed local news and weather and politics. That friendly banter was Alicia’s way of keeping an eye on me when The Otter was away at work; she admitted later it was plain to her my health was precarious at best.*
She shared fresh garden produce and homemade tamales with me, I passed bags of plums over the fence. The kids would play in her backyard, always waving when The Girls and I made another circuit of the place, and come over to play in the snowy vast field - always asking permission first. She credits her grandmother Lola Lucille Ross, a member of the LDS Church, with instilling strong family values in Alicia’s life.
Alicia invited me one day to bring my camera to Toledo’s Head Start classroom for a Disaster Preparedness Event. My curiosity drove me to uncover what preschoolers could learn about such a serious topic. (Answer: more than you would imagine.) More invitations to school and sporting events followed, including TES PTO’s Kids Garden project and sports fundraisers, outlined Alicia’s commitment to family values, community volunteerism, and advocacy for strong schools. She now serves on the Toledo Youth Football Board.
To date, I don’t recall her ever asking one thing of me. Indeed, it’s entirely my idea to ask you to join me in supporting Alicia in her time of loss. No matter what age, losing a close family member is devastating, dealing with all the necessary details overwhelming.
So I ask readers to join me in true Toledo Spirit by helping Alicia’s family lay Lola Lucille Ross to rest.
Witnessing local support for the Morgan family last Summer, Logan Grove this Spring, tells me Toledo stands by their neighbors when it counts. Please donate any amount to the modest Lola Lucille Ross GoFundMe account - in memory of your own grandmothers, gone all too soon.
Thank you for your indulgence.
*For new readers, I returned to life April 2016 following years of declining health.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday features beef ravioli with green salad, bread stick & mandarin oranges, Friday brunch with strawberry crepes, scrambled eggs & sausage patty plus Potatoes O’Brien & orange juice.
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.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
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