- Cliff Mass Weather & Climate: Thunderstorms Friday Night & Sunday Morning *
- Recap: Toledo Thursday Market In Pictures *
- #Rylee #Jessie: Update From Birdwell Family *
- WA State Insurance Commissioner: How climate change affects your insurance *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Free Soccer Coaching Class *
- Toledo High School: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival Friday - Sunday *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: Pancake Breakfast, Morton Loggers Jubilee *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
(Yes, there are more…)
Stop in this month, enjoy SPLASH before summer bids farewell & we must all don shoes again...
*Because we’re enjoying our family visits this week, today’s Daily Column is brief.
My Boss is giving me the weekend off, starting… Now!
See you at the Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival & Morton Logger’s Jubilee.
“Yippee kayak, other buckets!”
#ryleestrong #jessiestrong: Update
Spoke briefly to Rylee Birdwell’s family Thursday about her progress, and they confirmed she’s on the mend, making progress.
Most of all, they wished to thank everyone who supported them - through prayer and getting the word out and organizing fundraisers, all the myriad ways Toledo as a community has rallied behind Rylee and her family.
Consider this gesture the hug Rylee’s mom Lorinne granted me in heartfelt appreciation - shared with all of you.
MAP enrichment programs: Thursday MAP Camp Report In Photos
Trekking adventures at camp today: Campers practiced using their senses - paying attention to the sights, smells and sounds of the forest, helping friends and discovering together. The adventure wrapped up with a picnic and story time in the tall grass meadow. During the story, about a little creature who had got lost and was using his senses to find his way, campers noticed a hawk calling and circling overhead!
Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Thunderstorms Friday Night & Sunday Morning
WA State Office of The Insurance Commissioner: How climate change affects your insurance
Growing evidence suggests that the worsening effects of climate change are causing droughts and severe weather such as heavy rain, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods.
Natural disasters can destroy homes, cars, businesses and crops, leading to an increase in the number and severity of insurance claims.
As a result, insurers in some parts of the country have stopped offering certain types of insurance coverage and many insurers have limited the types of coverage they offer. This has also led to higher insurance premiums that are often unaffordable for consumers. As a result, some consumers buy policies that don’t provide as much coverage as they need, while others go without insurance.
Climate change is not just a property and casualty issue. It can also affect consumers’ health. Poor air quality can lead to an increase in the number of people with asthma, which can also lead to an increase in health insurance claims.
Take this quiz: Do you understand the basics of climate change? (Courtesy of CNN) (www.cnn.com)
Climate change resources: link here.
Many of these organizations are partners in the insurance commissioner's climate change work.
*Reprinted from 06.14.2019 Daily Column
Not Strictly Toledo: Free Youth Coaching Clinic @ Fort Borst Park, Centralia
Not Strictly Toledo: Morton Loggers Jubilee The Grand Daddy of Logging Shows
Flea Market, lawnmower races, championship bed races, parade, street dance, more.
Full Schedule link here.
Runs through Sunday.
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.
*Shout out: Labor Day Weekend Garage Sale Fundraiser
Clean out your closets & garage, donate your clean gently-used household & shop goods in good condition & help Toledo Food Bank set the table for everyone. Especially appreciated is Guy Stuff - fishing gear & tackle, sporting goods, hand & power tools, etc.
Drop off goods during open hours, or contact City Hall for further options.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
**Special kids offer: instruments available for loan & lessons - contact General Cothren.
Toledo Senior Center 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast featuring full fare meal with eggs, sausage & AYCE hotcakes plus beverages.
August 10: Ladies Size XL & Above Event by Our Closet is Your Closet
(Held over for second week)
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: 2019/2020 School Supply Lists!!
!! NEW !! TES PTO posted: Box Tops App
Add the Box Tops App to your device and help raise some easy funds for Toledo Elementary!
Just scan your printed receipt when you get home from shopping and they do the rest!
My family has been doing Grocery Pickup from Wal-Mart and you receive a receipt via email with this option.
-Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plus One More: Backpacks
Walgreen's currently has backpacks for $3.00 with your Walgreen's card.
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.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*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.
!!!NEW!!! Red Cross Blood Drive 08/23/2019 | 12:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Toledo Presbyterian Church
312 Augustus St
Toledo, WA 98591
Sign up for a time slot here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
Note: Note: Amazon is thanking donors with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* July 29-August 29. *rcblood.org/together
Thru August: Farmers Insurance: School Supply Drive
Thru August: Cafe Aromaz: Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
Thru August: Taco Tuesdays Cowlitz River Float in Toledo
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 13, August 20, August 27
Plus: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
August 31, 2019
Hosted by Mike Hedges
August 22: Our Closet Is Your Closet - Back To School Extravaganza
August 22: Toledo Senior Center & Olequa-Winlock Senior Center Annual Senior Picnic
August 24: 4th Annual Sky And Star Party hosted by Mount St Helens Institute
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
August 31: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 31: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14, 2019: Fall Orchard & Nursery Tour @ Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska
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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