- LCWA: Recap - LC Planning Commission Hears LCWA *
- V:T Arts, Rec & Events: Recap - Monthly Roundup Of All Things Toledo *
- National Weather Service: Warm Today, Cooler Thursday *
- FDA: Recall - Nature’s One Formula *
- FTC: CEC Will Pay $30 Million to Settle FTC Charges *
- WA Insurance Commissioner: Clark County Woman Guilty - $400K AFLAC Scam *
- WA Department of Archeology & Historic Preservation: Heritage Barn Grants *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: THS Hosts Josh Shipp, Meet The Teacher Night, Toledo Cheesecake Club *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Recap: Lewis County Water Alliance reported: Thank you everyone who attended the meeting (Tuesday night) with the Lewis County Planning Commission. Your participation is critical!
Result of the meeting: The Planning Commission would like to study the code issue further, and approved a motion to hold a special meeting in October for another workshop.
Recap: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
Review: 35th Annual Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival - General Cothren proclaimed the music was excellent, best bands they have had in years. Attendance remains steady & the ice cream social is popular. Link here for Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 2020.
Toledo Community Library - Pat Caldwell reported Winlock TRL continues to bring programs to our library. Aisha is doing Story Time once a month, & Deb Petersen will offer three art classes for adults - one each in September, October & November.
Toledo Library’s new volunteer, Judy Crawford, wants to offer Story Time for the 3-5 age group weekly, beginning later in September, slated for 1 PM Thursdays.
Adult Page Turners Book Club resumes September 25. Meets last Wednesday monthly.
Historical Society - Don said both new books are selling well: The Big Cheeses of Toledo and The Toledo Community Story.
Steamboat Alley - Jamie said installing pavers needs to be finished.
Common Ground Toledo - Brian reported that the Dog Days of Summer are taking their toll on the planters around town. We need more volunteers to help water them. Contact: email@example.com or Common Ground Toledo on Facebook.
Toledo Thursday Market - Jamie estimated 12+ regular vendors each week.
Toledo Cheesecake Club (August 28) - Jamie and the gang will meet at the Morgan Arts Centre at 6:30 PM Wednesday August 28. This month’s theme: Savory Cheesecake. Bring a homemade cheesecake to share and sample other folk's culinary creations.
4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park (Sept 28) - Jill says bring the crowd - fun for the whole family. Rumor is, there will be a Foam Machine this year. Contact City Hall for details.
Regeneration Festival (Sept 1) - Brian explained: The Regeneration Festival is a global movement to celebrate and honor children, teens, and young adults to help them understand they are loved. Everyone is welcome to join us at Camp Singing Wind for a fun filled afternoon featuring nature inspired music by Jessa Campbell and the Saplings, wildcrafting, prayer and action for separated families, and more! Feel free to bring some snacks or drinks to share.
Down Home - A Toledo Shindig (Sept 14) - The Down Home Toledo Shindig will feature performing artists Tony Braanco and the Gubmint Cheese to help raise funds for the Toledo Schools to benefit children with basic needs. Do not miss this event and this great country band on September 14th sponsored by the Windermere Foundation!
Cindy Philbrook stated ticket sales are doing well. We encourage you to purchase tickets now to help us plan for food and set-up. Baskets for the Silent Auction and items for the Live Auction are still welcomed.
ISO* an overnight stay package - a beach trip, mountain cabin, B&B. So if anyone knows someone who would like to donate a trip that would be awesome!
Also ISO* someone to help make a short video. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour (Sept 21-22 & 28-29) -- Mike handed out the newly published studio guide.
National Weather Service Seattle: WarmWednesday
FDA: FDA requests recall of sterile compounded drug products produced by Pacifico National Inc., dba AmEx Pharmacy, reminds patients and health care professionals to stop using due to potential risks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding patients and health care professionals not to use drug products intended to be sterile made by Pacifico National Inc., an outsourcing facility doing business as AmEx Pharmacy, in Melbourne, Florida. The drug - which include compounded ophthalmic products among other drug products - pose unnecessary risks due to significant quality and sterility concerns.
The FDA has received reports of adverse events associated with the use of AmEx Pharmacy’s drugs.
FDA: Nature’s One Voluntarily Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk Allergen
Nature’s One, Lewis Center, Ohio is recalling PediaSmart® SOY Vanilla Beverage Mix because milk is not listed under the “contains” label statement.
FTC: Operator of Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University Will Pay $30 Million to Settle FTC Charges it Used Deceptive Lead Generators to Market its Schools
Career Education Corporation’s lead generators misrepresented that they were affiliated with or recommended by the U.S. military, or could help with job searches
Excerpt: In addition to falsely representing that its schools were affiliated with or recommended by the military, CEC’s lead generators also induced consumers to submit their information under the guise of providing job or benefits assistance. The FTC also charged that CEC’s lead generators falsely told consumers that their information would not be shared, and that both CEC and its lead generators illegally called consumers registered on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry.
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Clark County woman pleads guilty to felony theft, identity theft in AFLAC scam
August 27, 2019 - OLYMPIA - Darcy Brioso pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree theft and identity theft, both felonies, in Clark County Superior Court after an investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU).
According to the investigation, Brioso collected more than $400,000 from AFLAC by filing fraudulent claims from 2012 until 2015. The claims involved fake medical bills for injuries, surgeries, hospital stays and medical treatments for herself and six other people. The bills listed medical providers in Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. Many of the bogus injuries also involved subsequent short-term disability claims.
WA State DNR: Wildfire Knows No Bounds
Wildfire does not care about state boundaries, which is why mutual aid and cross-state cooperation is vital. Wildfires are raging in Alaska, and we are sending DNR firefighters and equipment to help out. This season, we've sent 191 firefighters — 69 just this week — to Alaska to help our neighbor in need.
WA Department of Archeology & Historic Preservation: Heritage Barn Grants
The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced today that applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program are now available. Part of the state’s Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative established in 2007, the grant program assists with rehabilitation projects to stabilize and preserve designated Heritage Barns across the state.
Since the program’s inception, Heritage Barn Grant funding has provided assistance to 83 Heritage Barns throughout Washington. “The Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative has achieved the objectives of saving historic barns while raising awareness and educating the public about the critical role of agriculture in our economy and heritage tourism,” noted Dr. Allyson Brooks, director of the State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. “Washington State now boasts nearly 700 designated Heritage Barns spread across all 39 counties statewide, and our agency looks forward to building on the success of the program.”
Q: What kind of animal feces is this?
Thanks to everyone who weighed in on this investigation.
Linda Brooks asked: Sand Dollars & Shell Art
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.
*Heads up! The Hazo Hut at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia will be undergoing repairs for the next few 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.
Update - Please Note: COMPOST SALES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2nd
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Yoga at St Marys - 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!
Tonight: Toledo High School - Guest Speaker Josh Shipp - Time Change - 5 PM
Also Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. Meeting
We have our meetings twice a month - the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.
We hold a potluck dinner on the 2nd Wednesdays before the meeting, so come in, bring a dish and make some friends or chat with old ones who may be there.
On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays of each month, we have live music!
Third Saturdays monthly, bring the family for full fare pancake breakfast. Still $5. Supports Hall maintenance & repairs.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange provides scholarships to local high grads through events like the Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee, and more.
Cowlitz Grange hosts community information nights throughout the year, such as Lewis County Fire Department’s Protecting Your Home Against Wildfire, local campaign candidate forums, and more.
Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway.
Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Plus: Toledo Cheesecake Club - August Theme: Savory Cheesecakes
Bring your best or your basic, trade slices with creative chefs & celebrate the Queen of Desserts!
6:30 PM at Morgan Arts Center.
Info & applications here.
Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market Recommends Vendor Pre-Orders
Tip: Many of our vendors will take pre-orders for produce, baked goods and other yummies. River House Bake Shop, Olde Achers Farm, Buckleberry Farm, Never Winter Farm, Dragonfly Chocolates LLC are just a few who will be happy to bring an order with them on Thursday. Reach out to them!
Visit https://toledothursdaymarket.com/meet-the-vendors/ for a complete list of vendors and contact info.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Support Toledo Football: Order Your Indian Team Gear Here
Devon Christensen posted:
Order here to support Toledo Football.
Men’s, Womens and Youth sizes available!
Women’s designs in glitter as seen below!
Down Home A Toledo WA. Shindig says: Two Weeks Away
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: email@example.com
TES PTO posted: 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 Brooke Sellards Acosta.
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: 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 27
Plus: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
August 31, 2019
Hosted by Mike Hedges
!! NEW !! September 13: Full Circle at Bateaux Cellars
Come join us for an evening of music, wines, pizzas and friends!!
!! NEW !! November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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 1: Regeneration Festival @ Camp Singing Wind
September 10: Mount St Helens Institute: Views and Brews is back
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
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser update)
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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