- Weather Outlook: A Break From Smoke & Heat Through Weekend
- Interview: Dakota Robins, Home & Abroad
- Perseid Meteor Showers At Their Peak This Weekend
- Ethan Siegel: Why Comets Glow An Eerie Green Color
- Today: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival
- Saturday: Toledo Senior Center 2nd Saturday Breakfast
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon forecast: We get some relief going into this weekend, with a chance for a few light showers on Saturday. Hot weather looks likely to return early next week.
For your latest forecast, visit http://www.weather.gov/pqr
Washington State Fire Wire linked this video from WA State DNR in which Forest Entomologist Glenn Kohler explains why the fire danger is becoming critical in western Washington fuels...
Lewis County Tribune links InciWeb incident information system website for updates on wildfires.
*Reminder: Lewis County Total Burn Ban effective 12:01 AM Friday, August 3, 2018
Did you catch Dakota Robins last night at Riverside Golf Club? Guess who else from Toledo showed up to open for him:
Robins was on hand early, fine-tuning his gear, moving and swapping components, listening from different parts of the room to dial in the exact coordinates he wanted. Constantly in motion. Even seated, knee bouncing rapidly, only evidence of nervousness. Once he stepped up to the mic, those nerves relaxed immediately.
Says Robins: Though I didn’t really get serious about music until my sophomore year, performing country and classic rock favorites plus my own original works at (Toledo High School) coffee house open mic nights quickly evolved into my calling. That’s why I’m pursuing music at college now.
He answered without hesitation “Chris Stapleton inspires my country music, influenced by pop, a modern crossover.” Robin’s version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man makes it clear Dakota can earn his audience’s respect. Robins modestly mentions he “sang for his supper” at 3 venues while in Belize with family, feeding his entire clan - and he was invited back. (He had to decline, as he was traveling…)
Though Robins is establishing his own brand now, he’s open to expanding his repertoire, performing with other musicians and traveling to share his talents.
Follow him on Facebook to get updates on upcoming shows.
Gallery 505 August Exhibit in step with this weekend’s Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival:
Gallery 505 Artist's Co-op
invites you to see works by local area artists depicting Rural America.
Rural America will be open Wednesdays thru Saturdays
from 1 until 5 p.m. through the month of August
EarthSky posted: Top 10 tips for watching 2018's Perseid meteors http://bit.ly/1mzzpmb
The Perseid meteor shower will be at its best this weekend! People are reporting meteors already.
New moon 2:58 AM Saturday.
Toledo’s Ethan Siegel, Starts With A Bang explains:
This Is Why Comets Glow An Eerie Green Color
“But even though things aren’t looking particularly good for this comet, there’s always a chance it will surprise us. Furthermore, the features that you can expect for this comet — the ion tail, the dust tail, the coma, and the nucleus — are common to practically all comets that enter our inner Solar System. When a comet gets warm enough, it creates an extended, gas-rich cloud known as a coma around its nucleus. If the coma contains carbon-nitrogen and carbon-carbon bonds, that… See More
Today - Sunday: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival
Reminder: Toledo Food Bank Annual Yard Sale Labor Day Weekend! Accepting donations now. (No junk please.) Contact (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443. Watch for flyers.
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Fridays. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)262-3696.
Also: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Saturday: Toledo Senior Center 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast featuring full fare meal with eggs, sausage & AYCE hotcakes plus beverages. Early birds can opt for biscuits & gravy instead, while they last. Serving 7 - 10 AM.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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