- The Other Toledo: Editor Takes A Day *
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market, School District Board Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Today’s Column is noticeably brief - I’m taking the day off - but I’ll be back with a full Friday Column & the Weekend Outlook.
Please support Thursday Market vendors & musicians, drop off a few things for the 2 school supply drives, donate outgrown kids clothes to TES PTO Kids Closet (for those unexpected adventures that call for a change of apparel), & find out what’s cooking at the Toledo School Board meeting this evening.
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20 cautioned:
TES PTO asks: Do you have a cool job?
TES PTO: Friendly reminder as you are going through clothes and back to school shopping. Let's stock the Kid's Closet!
The Kids Closet at Toledo Elementary School is in need of some specific items to get the new school year started:
Boys athletic shoes sizes 13 to 3
Girls athletic shoes sizes 13 to 3
Boys shorts and sweats sizes 5 to 10
Girls shorts, sweats and leggings sizes 5-12
Please consider donating good used condition clothing and/or picking up an extra pair or two of inexpensive athletic shoes while you are back to school shopping.
Share with your networks! Let's get the closet stocked! Items can be dropped off at the pod inside the garden anytime or arrangements can be made with Ashley Jacobson or myself.
Toledo School District extended: Our apologies to those parents who came to TES (Wednesday) and found the doors locked. We had some crossed wires in communication. The office will be open tomorrow for registration and questions. Don’t be put off by the lights being off. We’re keeping the building cool during these warm days.
Toledo School District posted:
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 afternoon is wide open. Bring your favorite chair & relax under the canopy.
Not Strictly Toledo: 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.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
Tonight: NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING - REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Middle School Library.
Agenda link here.
The public is invited to attend.
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.
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 28: Toledo High School hosts Guest Speaker Josh Shipp
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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