- Cliff Mass Weather Blog: Light Rainfall Saturday Morning *
- LC Public Works: Oppelt, Middle Fork, & Allen Roads Chip Seal Crews OTJ Today *
- FDA: Cyclospora Outbreak Linked To Imported Fresh Basil *
- FTC: FTC Imposes $5 Billion Penalty, New Privacy Restrictions on Facebook *
- US CPSC: Recall - 258,000 Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe's *
- Governor Jay Inslee: Statement On Efforts To Overturn I-1000 *
- WA Department of Ecology: EPA Awards $2.4mil To WA Clean Up Brownfield Sites *
- LCSO: County Deputy Newest Toledo Police Reserve Officer *
- Today: Cowlitz Kayak Float, Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: Lewis County Beekeepers Workshop *
- And Beyond: Taco Tuesdays Cowlitz River Float in Toledo *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
TES PTO: Mid-summer Garden Club
Mid-summer garden club: a little weeding and a lot of harvesting!
Greenhouse fundraiser: we are starting to fill the thermometer (created by the talented Natalie Carter). Message me if you want to contribute.
We also had a visit from teacher Lisa's group. So much fun.
Morgan Arts Centre: Camp Picasso - The Rose Period
What a great week! We made Picasso faces and emojis, decorated flamingos, learned about drawing and colors, tie-dyed and silk-screened our own shirts, and today we went on an art safari. The kids had a blast and some are already planning for next year.
Join us Friday, August 2 at the MAC for a free performance by our upcoming children’s theater workshop. www.morganartscentre.com
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: Light Rain Saturday AM, Sunny & Hot Following
Lewis County Public Works: Oppelt Road, Middle Fork Road, and Allen Road Chip Seal Crews OTJ Today
Tomorrow (Friday, July 26th) the chipseal crew will be working on Oppelt Road, Middle Fork Road (between Birchfield and Kruger), and Allen Road. Expect lane closures and delays. Please slow down and use caution when traveling through the work zone.
FDA: Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Imported Fresh Basil, July 2019
July 25, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate Cyclospora outbreak potentially linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico. FDA is working with the firm on a recall and will provide updates: https://go.usa.gov/xyAkr
Consumers should not buy, eat, or serve any fresh basil exported by this company. However, if consumers cannot determine if the basil is from this company, they should avoid basil from Mexico. If they do not know what country the basil is from, they should avoid it.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite that gets people sick when they eat food or drink water that’s been contaminated. Consumers who have symptoms of Cyclospora should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care: https://go.usa.gov/xyACg
FDA is committed to protecting Americans from Cyclospora. We use all available tools - new detection techniques, DNA fingerprinting, enforcement actions, etc. - to prevent cyclosporiasis illnesses. Learn more about FDA Cyclospora preparedness efforts: https://go.usa.gov/xyAah
FDA: Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “tainy Vostoka Assorted Dry Fruits-Apple”
July 25, 2019 - Euphoria Fancy Food Inc of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 500gram packages of “Tainy Vostoka Assorted Dry Fruits-Apple” because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled “Tainy Vostoka Assorted Dry Fruits-Apple” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders…
No illness or allergic reactions involving this product 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: FTC Imposes $5 Billion Penalty and Sweeping New Privacy Restrictions on Facebook
FTC settlement imposes historic penalty, and significant requirements to boost accountability and transparency
New Facebook Order Requirements
To prevent Facebook from deceiving its users about privacy in the future, the FTC’s new 20-year settlement order overhauls the way the company makes privacy decisions by boosting the transparency of decision making and holding Facebook accountable via overlapping channels of compliance.
Federal Trade Commission posted: Equifax Breach Settlement Claims
If your information was exposed in the #Equifax #databreach, you can now file a claim at EquifaxBreachSettlement.com
You can get free credit monitoring services. Or, if you already have credit monitoring services, you can request a $125 cash payment.
You may also be eligible for the following cash payments up to $20,000 for:
- the time you spent remedying fraud, identity theft, or other misuse of your personal information caused by the data breach, or purchasing credit monitoring or freezing credit reports, up to 20 total hours at $25 per hour.
- out-of-pocket losses resulting from the data breach.
- up to 25% of the cost of Equifax credit or identity monitoring products you paid for in the year before the data breach announcement.
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Recall - 258,000 Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe's
Sold at Lowe’s Stores nationwide from June 2016 through September 2018 for between $100 and $180.
Get refund. CONTACT: 877-206-7151 or www.recallrtr.com/PCSaw.
Full recall notice: http://bit.ly/2YgVL58
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee statement regarding effort to overturn I-1000
July 24, 2019 - Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement following news that leaders of a referendum effort to overturn I-1000 turned in signatures this afternoon. The Secretary of State must verify the referendum campaign has submitted enough signatures for it to qualify for the November general election. Legislators approved I-1000 during the 2019 session.
“The Legislature’s approval of I-1000 signaled an important commitment to dismantling the systemic barriers that keep many Washingtonians from having equal access to educational and economic opportunities. Our agencies have begun initial preparation to implement the new law, and are prepared to launch this work if and when the law is allowed to go into effect. We are awaiting the verified count from the Secretary of State before taking any additional action.”
Washington Department of Ecology: EPA Awards $2.4mil To WA Clean Up Brownfield Sites
WDFW Police: It Was Only Seven
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office: LCSO Deputy Joins Toledo Police As Reserve Officer
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Water Alliance Postcard Party Saturday
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.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Beekeepers Association Workshop
Testing Colonies for Mites & Disease/Removing Honey Supers
10 AM – 1 PM Saturday
Public · Hosted by Lewis County Beekeepers Association
Erin O'Rourke, WSU Diagnostic Lab Manager, will sample all of LCBA's Apiary colonies for mites and diseases at this hands on workshop. Come see how to test your bees so you can help them thrive. Also, opportunity to send your own bee samples to WSU for free testing. We'll also review safe methods for removing honey supers. Refreshments & Q&A to follow. Workshop is free but RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Today: Cowlitz Kayak Tours - Cowlitz River Paddle & Float
It's gonna be hot anyone looking to float the Cowlitz River in Toledo on Friday?
Meeting at Chimis 10am to Shuttle up river 3 hours or so.
Bring your floaty and come join us.
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.
ISO* Summer Help - 2 hours, 2 Fridays each month. A shout out to the students who step up during the school year. An invitation to volunteers to cover summer break.
*Now accepting new & nearly-new items for Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale. Highly sought items include Fall sporting goods, fishing tackle & shop tools.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Plus: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Saturday: Mt St Helens Institute hosts 10 Mile Awesome Hike
Perhaps the most spectacular trail system in the Mount St. Helens area, this challenging 10 mile hike from Johnston Ridge Observatory winds through the heart of the blast zone in the Mount Margaret Backcountry, past Coldwater Peak, and along south Coldwater Ridge. You’ll see spectacular wildflower displays, stunning views of St. Helens Lake and Spirit Lake, and twisted logging equipment: all reminders of the destructive and renewing powers of this great volcano. And at the end of the day, we’ll shuttle the group back to Johnston Ridge from Coldwater Lake. Guided by the Mount St. Helens Institute complete with geology and biology lessons, this will be a day you won’t soon forget!
More dates: August 19, August 31, September 14
And Beyond: Taco Tuesdays Cowlitz River Float in Toledo July 30
Taco Tuesdays - Go paddle down the Cowlitz River and after we exit the river in Toledo it’s Tacos and other great food at Chimi’s in Toledo, right at the boat ramp parking lot
More dates: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27
Hosted by Mike Hedges
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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!
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
July 9-31: Silent Auction @ Toledo Senior Center
August 3: Bateaux Cellars hosts One Day Wine and Wellness Retreat
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 10: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
August 31: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
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.
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
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
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.
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