- Toledo Cheese Days: Big Cheese Toast, Full Program PDF Link *
- USGS: 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Of Seattle 2:51 AM
- National Weather Service: 3 Day Outlook *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Chronicle posts CGR Email *
- USDA: Drones Provide Eye-in-the-Sky to Help Fight Fires *
- EPA Research: Small Biz Innovation Research Program To End Food Waste *
- FDA: Altaire Recalls Ophthalmic Products, PROBAR Issues Allergy Alert *
- FTC: FTC Shuts Down Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme
- WA ATG: Investigation Into Data Breach Results In Premera Paying $10 Million *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Cowlitz Tribe Columbia River Canoe Landing *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: Pancake Breakfast, Library Sale, Cheese Days Parade *
- And Beyond: Toledo City Council *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
A few pictures from our (Thursday evening) Kickoff to Cheeseday, Big Cheese Toast.
Farmers Insurance - Cyndi PhilbrookAgency posted: Bringing in the Cheese!
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 you’re 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.
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Chronicle posts CGR Email
Crystal Geyser Mistakenly Emails Chronicle: Randle Bottling Project Likely ‘Dead’
STRATEGY: Company ‘Long Shots’ Could Include Public Relations Campaign, Suing Community
*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.
USGS Latest Earthquakes: 4.7 Earthquake Hits North Of Seattle 2:51 AM
Second smaller quake hits 2 minutes later nearby.
One Twitter poster summarized: Next on Seattle Twitter: everyone collectively tries to go back to sleep… #earthquake #seattlequake
July 10, 2019 - iFiberOne reported: Swarm of earthquakes has USGS keeping closer eye on Mt Hood
National Weather Service: 3 Day Outlook
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: Sticky Air and Record-Breaking Moisture over Western Washington
July 11, 2019 - How do I say this politely?
A number of people (have) been complaining to me about their discomfort the past few days and, yes, their profuse sweating.
The air has been humid and sticky. Uncomfortable, even with relative modest temperatures.
The reason? The air has been unusually moisture laden, particularly for the normally crisp, dry Pacific Northwest.
USDA: Drones Provide Eye-in-the-Sky to Help Fight Fires
July 9, 2019 - Wildfires blackened nearly 8.8 million acres in the United States last year, highlighted in the news by California’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in that state’s history.
One of the many things that make wildfires so difficult to contain is the effect a fire has on local winds, which can move the fire in unexpected directions with virtually no notice. But, now, technology is being tested that may help firefighters keep pace with a blaze – increasing their safety and allowing them to better position their limited resources.
Xiaolin Hu, director of Georgia State University’s Systems Integrated Modeling and Simulation lab, is heading a project that develops drones to collect real-time data about wildfires, including fire front data and wind data in the wildfire area. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is funding the project.
U.S. EPA Research: Small Business Innovation Research Program To End Food Waste
Did you know: 30 – 40% of all available food in the U.S. is wasted? We’re funding innovative technologies to stop food waste via our Small Business Innovation Research program. If your small business has a marketable idea for technology to stop food waste, our #EPAsbir funding can help commercialize your technology.
Learn more about how you can apply for a Phase I award of up to $100,000 and be sure to apply by July 31: https://www.epa.gov/sbir/sbir-funding-opportunities
FDA: PROBAR LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Select Flavors of Meal Bars
July 11, 2019 - PROBAR LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has initiated a voluntary recall of select flavors and lots of Meal® bars, including Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Original Trail Mix, Wholeberry Blast and Superfood Slam due to the possible presence of undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected products. No other PROBAR® products are affected.
This voluntary recall involves select Meal® bar flavors in 3oz. packages distributed nationwide and Canada to retail stores and online.
FDA: Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Of Multiple Ophthalmic Products Sold At CVS*
July 10, 2019 - Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announces today that it is voluntarily recalling the Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug products and lots, within expiry, sold at CVS Health during the time period as indicated in the tables below. As a precautionary measure, Altaire is voluntarily initiating the recall due to management concerns regarding the sufficiency of Quality Assurance controls over critical systems in the manufacturing facility. The FDA has determined these issues indicate a lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life threatening infections or death.
*CVS Pharmacy @ Target
Kelso, WA (360) 578-7387
*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
FTC: FTC shuts down student loan debt relief scheme
July 11, 2019 - In a new case announced today, the FTC alleges the operators of Mission Hills Federal and Federal Direct Group bilked borrowers out of more than $23 million. The FTC says these companies lured people with false promises to pay down student loans and lower monthly payments. According to the FTC, the companies also lied about taking over the servicing of the loans, which tricked people into submitting loan payments directly to them. In fact, the defendants diverted borrower payments to themselves.
WA State ATG: AG Ferguson statement on Trump Administration’s decision to abandon adding citizenship question to 2020 Census
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump announced he would abandon his attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:
“Today’s announcement is a victory for the Constitution and for honest government,” Ferguson said. “The Trump Administration’s lies caught up with them. We successfully defeated a citizenship question from the 2020 Census, and we remain undefeated in our lawsuits against the Trump Administration.”
Washington was part of a coalition of states that challenged the addition of a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.
NYT: Three Governors on How They’re Fighting Trump’s Census Manipulation
A miscount would be devastating.
By Kate Brown, Jay Inslee and Gavin Newsom
Ms. Brown is the governor of Oregon. Mr. Inslee is the governor of Washington. Mr. Newsom is the governor of California.
Excerpt: The Census Bureau released a study recently predicting an undercount of more than seven million people if the citizenship question had been included. Let that sink in. Seven million people who are our neighbors, friends, colleagues and family, and whose lives are woven into the fabric of our communities.
Full story link here.
WA State ATG: Attorney General Ferguson’s investigation into Premera data breach results in Premera paying $10 million over failure to protect sensitive patient data
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11 2019
Premera will pay $5.4 million to Washington and another $4.6 million to coalition of 29 state attorneys general that joined Ferguson’s investigation
OLYMPIA — As a result of an Attorney General’s Office investigation, Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, will pay $10 million nationwide for failing to secure sensitive consumer data and for misleading consumers before and after a data breach affecting millions across the country. Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 30 state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices.
The data breach affected the information of more than 10.4 million individuals nationwide, including more than 6.4 million Washingtonians. Under the consent decree, filed today in Snohomish County Superior Court, Premera will pay $5.4 million of the total recovery to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, which will go towards continued enforcement of state data security and privacy laws, and nearly $4.6 million to the coalition of states that joined Ferguson’s legal action.
Premera’s $10 million payment to the states is in addition to any payment from the proposed class action settlement, which was filed in federal court in Oregon but not yet finalized by the court.
Toledo Senior Center: Where Is The Annual Cheese Day Second Time Around Sale?
Answer: Check out Toledo Community Library Book & Bake Sale, Yard Sale out back!
TES PTO posted: Summer garden club: weeding, garlic harvest, salad-making.
Not Strictly Toledo: Cowlitz Indian Tribe Annual Canoe Landing
Kid friendly event!
Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site
1001 E Fifth Street
Vancouver, Wa 98661
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Weekend Outlook: Cheese Days underway!
And Beyond: Toledo City Council meetings first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
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!*
This just in: Calling all un-neutered male cats!!
Room for you at Centralia Roundup 7-13-19 www.catsmeowsnap.org/spayneuter-services
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: Bounce House, Dunk Tank & Mexican Food Booth @ Toledo Middle School
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
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
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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