- Lewis County Water Alliance: Lewis County Planning Commission Tonight *
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Heat Exhaustion*
- FDA: Mountain Rose Herbs Recalls Fennel Seed Due To Possible Health Risk *
- FTC: Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part Settlement Related to 2017 Data Breach *
- WA State ATG: Equifax to pay up to $700M following AG investigation *
- WDFW: Dangerous wildlife *
- Tech Report: All Over The Board *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
TES PTO Kids Garden:
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Lewis County Planning Commission-July-23-2019
Craig Jasmer says: LCWA call to action! This is the most important meeting to date. Show up with your 3 min public comment. We need a HUGE group at this!!!
LCWA is on the agenda for the Planning Commission to hear why they need to fix the code that was adopted last year.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lewis County Courthouse
350 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Agenda link here.
Memo: Communication from LCWA (July 17, 2019)
Saturday July 27, 2019 - Postcard Party to #SaveCowlitzWater
Public · Hosted by Kay Tarapolsi
1 PM – 6 PM @ Randle Fire & EMS
9978 US Highway 12, Randle, Washington 98377
*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.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Heat Exhaustion
FDA: Mountain Rose Herbs Recalls Fennel Seed Whole Because of Possible Health Risk
July 22, 2019 - Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH) of Eugene, Oregon is recalling all sizes ranging from 4 oz. to 50 lbs. of its Fennel Seed Whole, Lot #25031, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
*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: Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of Settlement with FTC, CFPB, and States Related to 2017 Data Breach
Settlement includes fund to help consumers recover from data breach
In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Equifax failed to secure the massive amount of personal information stored on its network, leading to a breach that exposed millions of names and dates of birth, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, and other personal information that could lead to identity theft and fraud.
Settlement includes fund to help consumers recover from data breach.
Learn more: https://www.ftc.gov/…/equifax-pay-575-million-part-settlement…
*Check out: Recent FTC Cases Resulting in Refunds
WA State Attorney General: Equifax to pay up to $700M following AG investigation
Equifax must provide up to $425M in restitution for consumers, improve security practices
July 22 2019 - OLYMPIA - Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with 49 other attorneys general, today announced that credit-reporting agency Equifax will pay more than half a billion dollars because of a 2017 data breach affecting nearly 150 million individuals nationwide. This is the largest data breach enforcement action in U.S. history.
Click here to read the full news release…
*Includes details on filing claims & more.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners linked: 10 KEYS FOR SMALL FARM SUCCESS
Authors Bob Bonnie Gregson of Eco Farming Daily wrote: As one considers what to do to make a living on such a two-acre parcel, there are major factors to consider, a screen through which one’s dreams must pass.
The ten key factors we have identified, and discussion of each, follow:
- Like-minded partners — mutual support is crucial.
- Organic growing — ethics and economics happily coincide.
- Keeping it small — a few acres are enough.
- A passion for growing — small farms are a labor of love.
- Physical ability — are you a willing worker?
- Ongoing education — knowledge is the key.
- Direct marketing — cut out the middlemen.
- Location close to consumers — nearby population is an asset.
- Value-added product(s) — two plus two can equal five.
- Off-season work options — have a backup skill.
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
Some wildlife species are potentially dangerous or can cause problems, especially as Washington’s human population continues to expand into traditional habitat. The conflicts that occur with bears, cougars, coyotes, and moose -- in both residential and recreational areas -- are the ones most often reported to WDFW with concerns for human safety, pets, livestock, or property damage.
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
Washington State Library shared: Emergency Books
Toledo Thursday Market posted: Vendor Pre-Orders
Visit https://toledothursdaymarket.com/meet-the-vendors/ for a complete list of vendors and contact info.
Tech Report: All Over The Board
CNET: Back-to-school laptop deals in full swing: $250 off the 2018 MacBook Air and more
Low prices are popping up on student-ready models from Apple, Dell and Lenovo.
ExtremeTech: Google Might Try to Buy Your Face for $5
Google representatives are approaching people in real life and asking them to contribute data to developing “the next generation of facial recognition phone unlocking,” according to a report from ZDNet. As compensation for helping out, Googlers are offering people a $5 gift card to Amazon or Starbucks. Are people willing to sell their faces to Google for five bucks? It appears they are, yes.
dezeen: Elon Musk's Neuralink implant will "merge" humans with AI
Fox: Site uses AI to turn your selfies into stunning classical portraits
Have you ever wondered what your face would like as an artistic portrait worthy of placement in a museum?
The Verge: This website uses AI to turn your selfies into haunted classical portraits
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.
Tonight - Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events @ The MAC
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
Travel through scenic rural areas and historic cities and towns in and around Lewis County, Washington and visit 37 artists at 17 locations showing, demonstrating, and selling their work.
Starting in mid-July, pick up a studio guide for a map and information on each artist. We have lots of hands-on activities for all ages! Visit one or visit them all with this free self-guided tour. September 21-22 & 28-29. Studios are open weekends only, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Also visit the Exhibition Gallery where each participating artist has one piece of work on display at 210 Railroad Ave in Centralia in the historic train depot September 21-29.
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!
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 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
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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