- Vancouver Sun: B.C. Wildfire Damage So Far Just One Percent of 2018's Total *
- WA ATG Ferguson: Court Should Stop Mistreatment Of Immigrant Children *
- WSDA: New Apple Maggot Signs Bring Renewed Awareness To An Old Problem *
- Toledo Community Library: Cheese Days Book & Bake & Yard Sale *
- Health Corner: On Fluoridation Versus Cavities *
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market, Big Cheeses Fete, LC Fire District Board Meets*
- Friday: Toledo Food Bank, Grange Music Night *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Although they are native to North America, I had never even heard of them before buying one from the garden center earlier this year. They have been a big hit, especially with this guy! Serviceberry taste similar to a sweet blueberry, although the texture is a bit more grainy.
Cheese Days Toledo Washington reminder:
Still time to get your parade application online at Toledolionsclub.org and email it to JPedersen@toledoschools.us. You can register the day of the parade at the middle school also. Reminder if your in the parade please stay up with the entry in front of you. Big gaps in the parade are not great for the wonderful spectators!
Download your 2019 Cheese Days program PDF here.
Toledo High School Volleyball reported Wednesday Scores:
Great wins tonight ladies! Excellent teamwork!
Vs Rochester 18-25 & 16-25
Vs Centralia 25-18 & 25-23
Vancouver Sun: B.C. Wildfire Damage So Far in 2019 Just One Percent of 2018's Total
Since April 1, 466 fires have been recorded but just 11,568 hectares burned in the province.
The area consumed by wildfires in the province so far this season is less than one per cent of the area burned in each of the past two summers, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.
That’s down from 2,117 fires and 1,354,284 hectares burned last year, the worst on record. Last year at this time, fires had destroyed more than four times as much forest, according to wildfire service spokeswoman Kyla Fraser.
*Special thanks to Tom Boone for this link.
Washington State ATG: AG Ferguson Argues Court Should Force Trump Administration To Stop Mistreating Immigrant Children
July 10, 2019 - Coalition of attorneys general file brief supporting restraining order against the Trump Administration
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 19 other attorneys general in support of a lawsuit seeking to force the Trump Administration to provide safe, sanitary conditions for immigrant children it has detained.
In their amicus — or friend of the court — brief, filed today in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the attorneys general assert that the Administration’s treatment is in violation of a long-standing court-approved settlement that requires the federal government to meet minimum standards when detaining immigrant children, including safe and sanitary conditions and prompt release or placement.
WSDA: New Apple Maggot Signs Bring Renewed Awareness To An Old Problem
7/10/2019 - News Release
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in collaboration with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and the Washington Department of Transportation completed the installation of several new apple maggot quarantine signs last month.
The new red, white and black signs were designed to be more eye-catching than older signs, with the aim of stopping the transport of homegrown fruit – especially apples – out of apple maggot quarantine areas into pest-free areas.
“Apple maggots are poor fliers,” Jim Marra, WSDA pest program manager, said. “The largest contributor to the spread of apple maggot is human movement of the pest.” For example, someone from a quarantined county in Western Washington may bring infested apples to Eastern Washington on a camping trip. WSDA is hopeful the new signs will help stop these quarantine violations.
The first step to abiding by the apple maggot quarantine is knowing whether you are in a quarantined area or not. WSDA now has an online interactive apple maggot quarantine map where the public can enter an address and determine whether it is in a quarantined or pest-free area of the state
Apple maggot was first detected in Washington in 1980. It spread rapidly along the I-5 corridor and throughout Western Washington, eventually making its way into several Eastern Washington counties as well.
Despite the spread of the pest, most of the state’s main apple-growing areas have very low levels of pest or remain pest-free thanks to WSDA trapping and monitoring efforts and work from local county pest boards to manage the pest when it is found in an area.
Combined state, local and industry efforts have also prevented apple maggot from ever being detected in commercial apples, which is critical to Washington’s iconic apple industry. If apple maggots were found in commercial apples, it would have devastating impacts on the ability to export Washington’s top crop, which is valued at over $1 billion annually.
Visit WSDA’s website at agr.wa.gov/applemaggot for more information about apple maggot and the apple maggot quarantine.
This just in: Bounce House, Dunk Tank & Mexican Food Booth
Noon - 6 PM July 13 @ Toledo Middle School
All money goes to the Girls High School Soccer Team!
~ KICK IN THE GRASS ~
Toledo Senior Center: Where Is The Annual Cheese Day Second Time Around Sale?
Community support has been outstanding for 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfasts, community-wide themed dinners & entertainment, holiday bazaars and other events, and particularly for Silent Auctions, staged every two months. Both donors & bidders have joined to make sure Toledo Senior Center meets their independent obligations.
Due to the popularity and success of these Silent Auctions, and to the enormous volunteer hours and efforts invested into one annual tradition, Toledo Senior Center voted to suspend the 2019 Second Time Around Garage Sale held during Cheese Days weekend.
Because Toledo Senior Center operates on the Toledo-centric philosophy of Giving Back, it was suggested that folks wishing to donate new and nearly-new goods to a worthy cause look close to home.
Toledo Community Library, another local non-profit operation, likewise holds three fundraisers annually - Book & Bake sales - to “Keep The Lights On” and cover their bills, in addition to ever-present sales racks with DVD’s, box games and of course, books. Their single-brew hot drink station is entirely self-supporting by dropping your dollar (or more) in the canister.
Their Cheese Days Book & Bake Sale has conveniently been expanded this year to include - wait for it - a Yard Sale at the back of building on Saturday, July 13. So you can still donate or score a great new-to-you treasure while supporting one of Toledo’s terrific volunteers.
- 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.
Both Toledo Senior Center and Toledo Community Library sincerely appreciate all your support of their events and fundraisers.
Toledo Senior Center open weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM. Available for special events. Contact Diana, (360)864-2112. Also on Facebook.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 6 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM.
Also on Facebook.
Health Corner: On Fluoridation Versus Cavities
Newsweek reported: Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows
There is little recent or high-quality evidence that fluoridation reduces tooth decay, according to a review.
Excerpt: The review identified only three studies since 1975 - of sufficient quality to be included - that addressed the effectiveness of fluoridation on tooth decay in the population at large. These papers determined that fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree in permanent teeth, says study co-author Anne-Marie Glenny, a health science researcher at Manchester University in the United Kingdom.
The authors also found only two studies since 1975 that looked at the effectiveness of reducing cavities in baby teeth, and found fluoridation to have no statistically significant impact here, either.
NBCNews wrote: Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?
In the past five years, 74 cities have voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water, despite thousands of studies showing it prevents cavities.
Excerpt: Paul Connett, a chemistry professor emeritus at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York...was initially skeptical of concerns about fluoride when his wife asked him two decades ago about its health effects.
“The prevailing attitude is that people who are opposed to fluoride are crazy, so I didn’t want to be stigmatized in that way,” Connett said.
But the more he looked into it, the more convinced Connett became that fluoride was indeed toxic.
He now cites what he bills as a “dynamite” 2017 study that concluded that higher prenatal fluoride exposure was associated with lower cognitive outcomes in children in Mexico.
The findings, he says, are consistent with more than 50 other studies that concluded that fluoride lowers IQ.
Gaia chimes in: The Actual Truth About Fluoride
Excerpt: One organ that is particularly susceptible to fluoride build-up is the pineal gland; the part of our brain responsible for regulating sleep and reproductive hormones. Sometimes known as “the third eye,” this small gland has been linked to metaphysical abilities by many cultures throughout history. Philosopher and scientist René Descartes believed the pineal gland to be the “principal seat of the soul.”
It is estimated that 40% of Americans have significant amounts of fluoride build-up in this gland by age 17. By old age, the pineal gland contains about the same amount of fluoride as a tooth. While the role of the pineal gland in facilitating psychic abilities and increased intuition is still up for debate, the fact that fluoride consumption impacts the gland’s ability to function is absolutely proven.
There is no solid proof that drinking fluoride actually improves dental health.
Related: Water Fluoridation May Increase Risk of Underactive Thyroid Disorder
Related: Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates
As always, YMMV***
***YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary.
Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
And: Lewis County Fire District Board Meeting
Held 7 PM second Thursdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department Main Station.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 20 - 22 - Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
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.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Become A Supporting Member!*
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.
*Loyal supporter since 2013. Join me now.
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.
Mark your calendars: LC Planning Commission Meeting 6 PM Tuesday July 23
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
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
July 12: Toledo Youth Soccer Bingo @ Toledo High School
July 12-13: Donna’s Place features Friday & Saturday bands
July 12-13: Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant live music Friday & Saturday
July 13: Cheeseday Pancake Breakfast @ Toledo Senior Center
July 13: Book N Bake Sale + Yard Sale @ Toledo Community Library
July 13: Cowlitz River Float - Blue Creek to Downtown Toledo - Cowlitz Kayak Tours
July 27: Mt St Helens Institute hosts 10 Mile Awesome Hike
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.
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
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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