- Toledo Community Library: Celebrating 5 Years Strong *
- National Weather Service: Warm, Dry & Sunny Forecast *
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Recalled Inclined Sleepers *
- NIH: 18-Year Study Links Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure & Emphysema *
- Governor Inslee: State-led climate goals - like Washington’s - will lead the way *
- Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Friends & Family Guide *
- Guest Post: Functional MRI Shows That Hypnosis Eases Pain *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Mighty Fine Seniors Mtg, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Mtg *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Friends of the Toledo Library shared: 5 years and still going strong! Happy 5th Anniversary Toledo Community Library! Huge thanks to Bill & Pat Caldwell and our Amazing group of volunteers.
Toledo Presbyterian Church PCUSA: Supporting Local Teens
National Weather Service Seattle: 5 Day Outlook
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Recalled Inclined Sleepers
NIH: Study finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and emphysema
Findings might explain why some people who never smoked develop lung disease.
August 13, 2019 - Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), both part of the National Institutes of Health. Emphysema, usually associated with cigarette smoking, is a chronic disease in which lung tissue is destroyed and unable to effectively transfer oxygen in the body. The study is published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
“These findings may offer one explanation for why emphysema is found in some people who never smoked,” said James Kiley, Ph.D., NHLBI’s director of the Division of Lung Diseases. “The study’s results, duration, and timing offer insight into the long-term effects of air pollution on the U.S. population.”
Governor Jay Inslee: Op-ed: State-led climate goals - like Washington’s - will lead the way
Op-ed in Seattle Times: State-led climate goals — like Washington’s — will lead the way
Co-authored with Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
August 13, 2019 - Worsening water scarcity, food insecurity, land degradation and wildfires are some of the major consequences our world faces if we don’t act now on climate change.
That’s according to a report released Thursday by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that focuses on the effects of climate change on our lands and people. These changes threaten our communities, our economy and our livelihoods.
As Washington’s governor, commissioner of public lands, and insurance commissioner, we know that every part of state government plays a role in combating climate change, especially in the absence of federal action.
What does climate change look like in Washington state? Longer droughts and longer wildfire seasons. Warmer, lower-oxygen waterways that put our shellfish, salmon and orca at risk. Unhealthy forests with diseased and dying trees that contribute to severe wildfires.
Fortunately, the climate report highlights land-management actions we can take now to avoid catastrophe, many of which we’ve already launched in Washington. For example, it’s critical we use our lands — including forests and agricultural soils — to trap and store carbon to achieve a significant portion of our carbon reduction goals.
Read the full op-ed here.
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Friends & Family Guide
Laurel is pretty stoked to send out 72(!) boxes filled with 25 copies of our new Friends and Family Guide to our member programs for Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). Check your mail and then get out in your community to help folks support their people to have great relationships! Print your own guide at www.wscadv.org.
Daniel W. Finney, CHt posted: "...Researchers found that volunteers under hypnosis experienced significant pain reduction in response to painful heat..."
Functional magnetic resonance imaging shows that hypnosis eases pain
Although hypnosis has been shown to reduce pain perception, it is not clear how the technique works. Identifying a sound, scientific explanation for hypnosis' effect might increase acceptance and use of this safe pain-reduction option in clinical settings.
Researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find out if hypnosis alters brain activity in a way that might explain pain reduction. The results are reported in the November-December 2004 issue of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
The researchers found that volunteers under hypnosis experienced significant pain reduction in response to painful heat. They also had a distinctly different pattern of brain activity compared to when they were not hypnotized and experienced the painful heat. The changes in brain activity suggest that hypnosis somehow blocks the pain signal from getting to the parts of the brain that perceive pain.
Daniel W. Finney, CHt is a professional Hypnotherapist Certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (I.M.D.H.A.), Registered with the Washington State Department of Health.
He uses a unique mixture of Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.), and Mindfulness to help people experience relief, overcome challenges and help them achieve their goals.
Geographically located in Fairwood - Renton.
His practice is exclusively Virtual.
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Toledo Youth Soccer: Mandatory Parent Meeting
Mandatory parent meeting at 6pm August 14 at the middle school field.
Come and hear all the new things!! Tell everyone you know who is playing!
Flag-Asquad & Bsquad - see ya there.
If we still have people who need to sign up as well, this will be a good time.
Not Strictly Toledo: The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project says “It looks like we may have to cancel our SWW Fair parking fundraiser - not enough help. $1,000 revenue loss!”
Please...can you help?
*Thursday is wide open. Bring your favorite chair & relax under the canopy.
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.
*August 6: Heads up for Wednesday! The Hazo Hut at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia will be undergoing repairs for the next six weeks. Customers will be redirected to the recycling area to drop off their unwanted household chemicals.
Call 360-740-1451, if you have any questions.
LCSWU is at the SWW Fair: The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers are all set up in the Floral Building at the Southwest Washington Fair. Stop by their booth and learn about how chickens and worms can help eat your food scraps so you don't have to throw them away. Kids: please stop by at 1 p.m. each day. We will have a recycled, hands on craft for you (while supplies last). See you at the fair!
This just in - Lewis County Solid Waste Utility posted: If you are passionate about the environment and helping others recycle correctly, then we have a job for you! We are hiring a temporary position to work in the recycling area at the transfer station in Centralia. This person would monitor loads of recycling being dropped off to make sure customers are getting the correct materials in the right containers, and to keep garbage out of the recycling boxes. Call our manager, Steve Skinner, at 360-740-1403, if you are interested.
Update - Please Note: COMPOST SALES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2nd
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Gallery 505: August Exhibit - Splash
Gallery 505 dives into summer with this month's Splash themed exhibit, featuring art by local artists Jessie Camerer, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Shauna Petty, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherin and Pauli Wolfe.
Open 1-6 PM Wednesday - Saturday.
Runs through August 31.
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Today: Toledo Senior Center holds their monthly meeting 1 PM second Wednesdays to take care of the business end of things.
Open 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays. To RSVP for lunch Wednesday & Friday, contact Diana @ (360)864-2112.
Today: Cancelled this week - Yoga at St Mary’s
Classes at St Marys (Cowlitz Village) are cancelled this week, as I am out of town. They will resume on Monday the 19th. They are still happening, every Monday and Wednesday from 2pm-3pm. If you have any questions about them please don't hesitate to ask!
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!
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays, potluck second Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 55th Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 24-25. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Today: Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Tell Charlie I sent you!
Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: 2019/2020 School Supply Lists!!
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!! August 24-25: TES PTO Surplus School Furniture & Supplies Sale
August 24 & 25 (during Threshing Bee) from 9am-5pm at the Toledo VFW hall the Toledo PTO is selling all of our school districts surplus items at great prices! Tons of items available, 2 years worth of extra furniture & supplies!
!!!NEW!!! Toledo School District: Guest Speaker Josh Shipp Visits THS August 28
Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families and he will be in Toledo on August 28th at 6:00 p.m. at THS to talk to parents about raising teens. He will focus on putting "Guard Rails on Teens and Guiding them into the Real World".
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 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: Toledo Senior Center & Olequa-Winlock Senior Center Annual Senior Picnic
August 23: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
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 24-25: TES PTO Surplus School Furniture & Supplies Sale
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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