- MAP Enrichment Programs: Wonderland Summer Camp *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Volunteer Meeting Today, Location TBA *
- National Weather Service: 3 Day Outlook *
- FDA: Recalls - Altaire Ophthalmic, Pita Pal Hummus, Shirakiku fish cake *
- USDA: USDA Announces $16 Million Funding Opportunity *
- WA DOH: New WIC Cards Rollout *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MAP enrichment programs: Wonderland Day Camp
#mapkidslearn #mapcamp2019 #toledowa #campsingingwind
I so appreciate our teen helpers at Wonderland camp this week!
My personal favorite part of Wonderland Camps - exploring and enjoying time in nature with some pretty wonderful campers and leaders
“Perspective” was the word of the day at MAP Wonderland day-camp. During art time campers engaged in a lesson on cubism and collaging, Picasso style!
Thank you, Pat Owen, for sharing this fun and educational project!
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Wednesday Volunteer Meeting
Yes, we are still gathering tonight (Wednesday, July 17th), 6pm, location TBA.
An application to the Department of Ecology will be the next step for Crystal Geyser to move ahead, Lewis County Commissioners advised to withhold any decision until DOE issues a public notice & seeks public input.
*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.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Gospodor Plaza: Splendid!
FDA: Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Multiple Ophthalmic Products Sold by OCuSOFT
July 15, 2019 - Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announces today that it is voluntarily recalling the Prescription (RX) and Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug products and lots within expiry, sold by OCuSOFT during the time period as indicated in the tables below.
FDA: Pita Pal Foods, LP Recalls Various Hummus and Dips Due to Possible Health Risk
July 15, 2019 - Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, TX has issued a voluntary recall of certain hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019, due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility (not in finished product) during an FDA inspection.
No illnesses have been reported to date for these products. The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
The products have been distributed nationwide…
FDA: Wismettac Asian Foods Recalls Fish Cakes Due to Undeclared Allergens
July 15, 2019 - Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is issuing a voluntary recall for eight (8) types of Shirakiku brand imported fish cake products because of the possible contamination of some allergens (Milk, Egg and Crustacean shellfish).
The product was distributed to retail stores in (several states including) Oregon and Washington.
*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
USDA: USDA Announces $16 Million Funding Opportunity to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). The program is administered by the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).
“All farmers and ranchers deserve equal access to USDA programs and services,” said Mike Beatty, director of the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. “2501 grants go a long way in fulfilling our mission to reach historically underserved communities and ensure their equitable participation in our programs.”
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2019. See the request for applications for full details.
Washington State Department of Health announced: WIC Cards Rollout
Over the next year, WIC is introducing WIC Cards, a more flexible, convenient way to shop! With WIC Cards, participants won’t have to keep track of checks for each family member. All family benefits will be available on one card for a quick & easy checkout at the store. Current participants will be issued a card at their next scheduled appointment. Check out our WIC Card rollout page to track the switch to cards across the state: https://www.doh.wa.gov/You…/…/ShoppingwithWIC/WICCardRollout or ask your clinic staff when they’ll have WIC Cards.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project
If you'd like to donate, the kitties would sure appreciate it. :-) Donations can be dropped off at Kaija's Garden and Pet in Chehalis, WA.....or if you are out of the area, shipped to:Cat's Meow, 1301 Oxford Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531
A local reader posted Tuesday night:
Mount St Helens Institute invites: Join us for the "Awesome Hike" on Saturday, July 27!
Down Home A Toledo WA. Shindig: Generous Donation For Benefit Event
Ash Valley Farm update: Super Busy At New Location
Toledo Community Library: StoryTime Today
Please come and enjoy the programs TRL (Timberland Regional Library) is making available to us!
Timberland Regional Library kiosk in lobby. Order books online, pick up in Toledo.
Open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Also on Facebook.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Art Gallery 505: Toledo Made
Through August 3.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Toledo Lioness Club Monthly Meeting - 6:30 pm at Cafe Aromaz, 408 Silver Street. Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Toledo Youth Football reminder:
Last chance Youth Football sign up July 18th@ 6pm at the hs baseball concession stand
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.
July 9-31: Silent Auction @ Toledo Senior Center
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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