- National Weather Service: Rain Moving In Tuesday Night *
- Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Winter in July
- LC Planning Commission Meeting: Cancelled - Rescheduled July 23 *
- FTC: FTC Returns More than $380,000 to Victims *
- FDA: Salmonella Uganda Likely Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas *
- The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Become A Supporter *
- Mount St Helens Institute: 10 Mile Awesome Hike *
- Tech Tuesday: Editor Picks *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons, Reptile Man @ Library, School Board Meeting *
- Wednesday: Mighty Fine Seniors Meet, Grange Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Said one parent: We found 6 pieces today! The kids had a blast, and love their prizes! Thank you!
Farmers Insurance Presents The Great Cheese Hunt - On Now Through July 13
Cheese Days celebration starts July 11! Find our booth on Saturday July 13 and WIN a prize.
This just in: Esther Borte Memorial Water Park is open for business
2 quarters to start then 5 additional minutes per quarter
Located in Kemp Olson (City) Park, Toledo.
National Weather Service Seattle: Rain Moving In Tuesday Night
Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Winter in July
July 8, 2019 - A look at the latest enhanced infrared weather satellite imagery is a shocker, more reminiscent of mid-winter than mid-summer (see below).
The image shows a huge weather system with plenty of clouds, rain, and wind over the eastern Pacific-- a system that is heading our way.
Precipitation will move in late Tuesday, and Wednesday should be wet.
Lewis County Water Alliance: LC Planning Commission Meeting 6 PM Tuesday July 9
The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
FTC: FTC Returns More than $380,000 to Victims of Business Coaching and Development Services Scam
July 8, 2019 - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,177 checks totaling more than $380,000 to people who paid for purported business coaching services that were marketed as a way to help them earn thousands of dollars a month.
Recent FTC Cases Resulting in Refunds (Updated frequently)
The FTC enforces consumer protection laws to stop illegal business practices and get refunds to people who lost money. This list includes recent FTC cases that resulted in refunds.
- Vision Solution Marketing Refunds link here.
- Herbalife Refunds link here. (Because there is still money in the fund, the FTC is mailing an additional 253,042 checks totaling more than $45 million.)
USDA: Washington State Ranks Second In 20189 Wheat Sales
FDA: Salmonella Uganda Likely Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas, June 2019
Consumers in all states warned to avoid Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas distributed by Agroson’s LLC
The epidemiological and traceback information collected thus far in the investigation indicates that Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, New York, is the exclusive distributor of the imported papayas that likely made consumers from this outbreak sick. The papayas are sold under the brand name Cavi. To date, there have been no positive product samples.
Of the 71 illnesses, 69 have been reported in six states in the Northeast. One patient from Florida who was reported ill had traveled to Connecticut before becoming ill. Another patient from Texas who was also reported ill had traveled to New York before becoming ill.
The FDA has consulted with the firm on the possibility of a recall. Should that happen, the FDA will update this advisory, including any recalled products, as more information becomes available.
The evidence does not indicate that papayas from other distributors are implicated at this time, and FDA is narrowing its recommendations to consumers, restaurants, retailers, importers, suppliers and distributors, limited to Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas. The FDA will continue its investigation to try to determine the root cause of the contamination of the implicated brand.
Recommendations - For Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers:
Consumers in all states should not eat any Cavi brand whole, fresh papayas and should throw them away. If consumers are unable to determine the brand of papayas, they should be thrown away. Retailers, restaurants, and other food service providers in all states should not serve or sell whole, fresh papayas under the Cavi brand, which is distributed by Agroson’s LLC.
Consumers no longer need to avoid whole, fresh papayas, with the exception of Cavi brand papayas.
*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
Mount St Helens Institute: 10 Mile Awesome Hike
Sign up for our next Awesome Hike on July 27th at bit.ly/AwesomeHike!
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Become A Supporting Member!*
Hearts, smileys and thumbs up are nice, but consider being a supporter and pledge a small $5/monthly donation.
Just click on the little "Donate" button thingy below.
And A HUGE THANK YOU to those who already have!
PLEASE GIVE SO WE CAN KEEP HELPING
Please take 5 to give 5. It just takes 5 minutes...or less....to sign up with PayPal to pledge $5 a month. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…
The Cat's Meow has faithfully served SW Washington for 10 years. We have helped CLOSE TO 10 THOUSAND people and cats with rescue, adoption, transport to other no-kill rescues, low-cost spay/neuter, emergency vet care, supplies, training, referrals and more.
Yet we are still struggling day to day to stay up and running.
During the first few years we (I) took in every kitten and cat that anyone asked me to, spending tens of thousands of my personal dollars to care for them.....to the point that the bank decided they wanted my house more than they thought I needed it. I thought that would be my undoing and that I would close The Cat's Meow, but I kept going because the thought of how many kittens and cats would be euthanized if I quit was unbearable.
Here it is....10 years since The Cat's Meow sprung up from an idea and a trap....and we have only 6 regular monthly supporters. They can't do it alone.
OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 1,000 like-minded cat people pledging their support and belief in what we do. All we ask is just $5 a month....less than the cost of one espresso or trip through a fast food drive through. :-)
Pledge now!! Spread the word!! Help us reach this goal by August 26th - the official date we registered as an NPO ten years ago.
It is extremely difficult to focus on what needs to be done for the organization when constantly struggling to pay for facility rent, utilities, vehicle insurance, phone, gas, maintenance, food, litter, cleaning supplies, vet bills, medicine, etc.
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO US AND ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE AND DO EVEN MORE.
PS PayPal button has an option to make monthly donations...not sure if Facebook button has the same option.
*Loyal supporter since 2013. Join me now.
Tech Tuesday: Editor Favorites
Woody on Windows: With Patch Tuesday arriving (today), make sure you temporarily block Windows Update
If you want to get the latest patches as soon as they’re out, you needn’t do a thing. Microsoft has undoubtedly rigged your machine already so it’ll install the patches the minute they come rolling out the Automatic Update chute. All I ask is that you tell us of any problems you encounter on AskWoody.com.
In practice, Microsoft is actively pushing Win10 1803 machines onto 1903. Many of us would like to give 1903 more time to age before making the leap.
Wired: THE BIGGEST CYBERSECURITY CRISES OF 2019 SO FAR
SIX MONTHS OF 2019 are on the books already, let's recap some of the major cybersecurity incidents that have cropped up so far this year.
groovyPost: Apple iTunes Might Be on Life Support, but it isn’t Dead
June 25, 2019 - The rumors started in May and were confirmed in June. After nearly 20 years, Apple iTunes received last rites and was preparing to head to the digital grave in the cloud this fall. In its place, Apple had decided to introduce three new apps, Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts.
Except none of this is true, at least not in the sincerest of terms. For Windows users, iTunes isn’t going anywhere– at least not anytime soon. For Mac users, the story is a little bit more confusing, but I’ll do my best to explain.
Tom’s Guide: Fake Samsung App Fools 10 Million Users: What to Do
July 5, 2019 - App in Google Play isn't from Samsung, charges for free software
How-To Geek: Fake Samsung Updates App Had 10 Million Installs
Thankfully, after reporting this information to Google, the app has been removed from the Play Store. It’s just a shame it took 10,000 installs and an outside party noticing the problem for Google to put a stop to this abuse of unsuspecting users. [ZDNet]
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.
Toledo Senior Center: Silent Auction Starts Today
Please stop in and bid on items for the silent auction we are holding in place of the Second Time Around sale. It goes until 3 pm on July 31.
Hours: 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays (plus Saturday Pancake Breakfast July 13)
Contact Diana, (360)864-2112.
150 Cole Street, Toledo
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Tonight: Toledo Community Library
Come see Mr. Lizard's Reptile Show at the Toledo Community Library on July 9th, 6:30-7:30 pm. Meet and touch some fascinating creatures!
The Toledo Community Library is located at 241 Cowlitz St. in Toledo, and can be reached at (360)864-4247.
Also Tonight: Toledo School District July School Board Meeting
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are 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.
*Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
You can request a free courtesy vessel exam by going to the Coast Guard 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.
July 9-31: Silent Auction @ Toledo Senior Center
July 11-14: Cheese Days (Unofficial) Garage Sales - link here.
July 11-14: 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.
September 24: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
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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