- Record Temps Continue Until Mid-Week
- Keeping Your Cool: Toledo Senior Center
- Cheese Days Highlights: Big Cheeses, Cheesy Ball, Lions Car Show & Auction
- Cowlitz Kayak Tours: Cheese Day Tour In Pics
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: eCycle Your Electronics
- WSU Puget Sound Forest Stewardship: Western Red Cedars Suffering From Drought
- Today: City Council Meeting
- Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal Board Meeting
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Notice the earthshine illuminating moon’s shadowed side.
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon says: The hot weather continues for another few days, before cooling towards the middle of next week. Sunday will be the hottest of the bunch, with highs approaching 100 for the interior valleys.
Please take proper precautions if you are planning outdoor activities. Drink plenty of water, take lots of breaks, and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day if at all possible. For the most up to date forecast go to weather.gov/pqr or mobile.weather.gov
Keeping Your Cool:
Toledo Senior Center has air conditioning and a modest selection of paperbacks. Regular hours 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays.
Don’t forget to check out the Silent Auction while you’re there. One of the items is a cooling tower fan!
Cheese Days Highlights:
Thursday: 2018 Big Cheeses: Cyndi Philbrook wrote: Great evening!
Celebrating the Cheese Days kickoff!
Friday: 1st Annual Cheesy Ball: Renee Terralumina shared:
Fun times with my favorite peeps at the First Annual Cheese Ball (Friday) night!
Saturday: Toledo Lions Club posted:
What a great Cheese Days!
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo Washington shared:
What a wonderful day! Thank you Toledo Community for your great support!!
Cowlitz Kayak Tours‘ Toledo Cheese Days Cowlitz River Float July 14th put in at Blue Creek Fish Hatchery Saturday morning under a blazing sun with a group including several family members from out of town who shared spectacular photos…
Said Danielle: Kayaked the Cowlitz today! Went through some small rapids and floated 8.8 miles in about 2 hours. We had a group of 28 of us!
They met Peter Sonne, Mt St Helens Institute Volunteer and expert photographer, during their float downstream.
Toledo’s Mike Hedges offers guided tours & lessons with rentals or your watercraft throughout SouthWest Washington. Upcoming events on Facebook.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility FYI: Lewis County has four businesses participating in the E-Cycle Washington program. They are Goodwill in Centralia and Visiting Nurses Thrift Shops in Chehalis and Centralia, and Tiger Mountain Technologies in Morton. Drop off you unwanted monitors, televisions and CPUs at these locations for free thanks to this state-wide recycling program.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared a post from WSU Extension Puget Sound Forest Stewardship on drought casualties: Be concerned? Yes. Panic? No.
Hi folks--I have a few things to talk with you about over the next few day. First up I have a forest health alert for you. How many of you are seeing dead western red cedars like this? Probably all of you if you're paying attention. What's going on? This appears to be mortality from cumulative drought stress. Our trees are highly stressed from repeated summers of record heat and drought. Western red cedar has low drought tolerance and so this species has been particularly hard-hit.
We are thinking that many of these trees actually died at the end of last summer when we hit a new record for days without rain. However, this was followed by a very wet winter and spring, so the trees stayed green. Once things began to heat up in May, the dead trees then rapidly dried out and turned brown such that now we can finally see the damage from last summer. This is why all these dead trees appeared so suddenly.
What should you do? Right now, there's nothing to do unless you need to remove a dead tree that is posing a hazard. I have some additional info to share with you about hemlocks and other drought stuff over the next few days. In the meantime, we should start thinking about learning to tolerate seeing more dead trees, as this is the cycle we are in right now.
Today: Toledo City Council meetings 6 PM 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.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the Council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting. Held 7 - 9 PM third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department. Open to the public.
More info at http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers announced:
Christmas in July Sale, the 18th thru the 22nd!
Join us for this exciting Christmas Sale in July! Sale will also extend to the sidewalk and in the store.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
For The Summer: Seasonal Maintenance Worker 25-30 HRS/WK.
NW Permaculture Convergence ISO* dedicated Publicity/Outreach team lead
July 23 - 26: Camp Picasso @ Morgan Arts Centre
July 30 - Aug 3: Children's Theatre Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre; Friday Show 7 PM
August 10-12: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 34th Annual @ Toledo High School
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
One Last Visit to See My Brother GoFundMe page to reunite Leon Charger with 80yo brother
TES PTO Kids Garden ISO* garden sponsors.
Toledo Youth Baseball ISO* Signboard sponsors. Message Brooke Sellards Acosta.
Toledo Middle School PTO supports laptops for students. GoFundMe page.
Steamboat Alley Paver Forms available @ link or downtown businesses.
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
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