- National Weather Service: Labor Day Weekend Breaks Heat Wave
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Free Disposal Voucher Deadline Looms
- Washington EMD: Are You 2 Weeks Ready?
- Recap: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Health Corner: How Much Sleep Do Children Need?
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
All clothing $5 per bag and 50% off all other merchandise for the next 2 days! New treasures will hit the floor daily! It is a beautiful day to shop A Second Time Around Thrift!
Donations welcomed too.
NWS Seattle posted Wednesday night:
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder:
Only one month before the Free Disposal Voucher program ends for this year! Sept. 29 is the last day of the program that offers Lewis County residents an opportunity to dispose of up to 1,000 pounds of household refuse at no charge. The voucher is good for one trip to one of the Lewis County transfer stations, and cannot be used for tires, appliances, computers, televisions or hazardous waste. If you rent your property, you must visit one of the transfer stations to fill out an application, show your driver's license and a utility bill, proving that you live at that address.
Here is the link to get the voucher, if you are a homeowner: vouchers.lewiscountywa.gov
Washington Emergency Management Division asks:
Are you at least 2 weeks ready? Dozens of officials from power utilities gathered on Aug. 23 to discuss how they could respond to severe power outages and system failures following a big earthquake.
One sobering reality emerged: It could take many, many months for residents to get power back, especially following a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, which is expected to black out all the coastal areas and cause massive damage and deaths all over Western Washington. And line workers and the power industry in general will not be able to respond right away because they’ll be coping with their own losses.
Oregon OEM offers nearly a dozen specific 2WeeksReady PDF downloads.
Details also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2WeeksReady/
Recap: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS - Tuesday August 28, 2018
Library report: The library will celebrate Back To School this Saturday with a BBQ and book giveaway noon-2PM for children ages 1-12 and their families. Each child will receive a book they can take home.
We have a lot of donated books lately and encourage all to come in and check out the sale carts.
Historical Society report: Activities resume in Fall
TES Kid's Garden Report: Lots of people enjoying the Kid's Garden-fresh produce at Toledo's Thursday Market each week. Donations welcomed.
Steamboat Alley report: Jim Nelson will be installing new gutters on his building to help protect the Alley from water damage, and will partially paint the back of his building.
Common Ground Toledo report: Mayor Dobosh and Brian Dennis continue to pour approximately 400 gallons of water on the planters around town each Monday evening. Contact City Hall to join the effort.
Toledo Thursday Market report: Featuring great farm produce plus hot sauces, fresh bakery items, birdhouses, chocolates, and more. Open 3 - 7 pm Thursdays until October 11 at the Boat Launch parking area.
Other Business reports:
Toledo Welcome Signs: Joh Jones has been working with the Advanced Electric Sign Company from Woodland, WA. The eastern welcome sign will have a limerick on the backside reminding drivers as they leave town that Toledo is the last gas stop before they get to Mt. St. Helens.
Joh has also submitted a proposal for an interpretive sign to be placed at City Water Tank area.
Camp Singing Wind: CSW will host the 11th annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence on September 28 - 30. From the website: The Convergence brings together a remarkable diversity of people to share their creative approaches for designing living environments, economic systems and culture practices that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Long time enthusiasts and beginners alike pilgrimage from every corner of the Cascadian Bioregion, to educate on their successes (and failures!). Dozens of workshops and skillshares happen simultaneously all weekend long, making The Convergence a rich and valuable resource within our community. Campsites are available. For more info contact: northwestpermaculture.org
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools (CGTS) report: Sheila Richardson said $1,125 of the $3,000 goal has been raised to fund the YES Costs Less bond campaign. Signs, banners, brochures, ads, etc. will be needed. We anticipate that we need this much to be as effective as possible so we don't miss this incredible opportunity (The state will fund 72% of a new Toledo High School, if we pass a $7 million bond). Anyone and everyone who cares to see the bond passed is invited to attend the next meeting at ToledoTel's business office at 5 p.m. September 11. This is going to be an important meeting and we need a lot of volunteers.
City Improvements report: Mayor Dobosh reported that the RV dump station at the city park is near completion. Plus: the State has installed plastic "barriers" at the intersection of 2nd and Cowlitz (SR 505) in an effort to slow down traffic going through town.
Recent Events, Coming Attractions:
34th Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival (August 10-12) noted attendance down a bit due to the smoke and rain. Otherwise another great event for Toledo.
54th Threshing Bee (August 25-26) also saw attendance down a bit due to the smoke and then rain on Sunday. Returns next year. Check out Marlea Hanson's great photos at The Other Toledo 08.27.2018 Monday Column
3rd Esther Borte Walk in the Park (September 22) This v:T events helps raise money for park improvements. This year Mary Blair, daughter of Esther, will have a beautiful quilt to raffle. Sign up at City Hall.
16th ARTrails Studio Tour (September 15-23) Mike distributed studio guides. The Morgan Arts Centre will feature 5 local artists on two weekends in September, and Pauli Wolfe's studio out on Hinkley Road will also be open. Additional complimentary Studio Guides are available at Art Gallery 505 in downtown Toledo.
Next A.R.E. meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Morgan Arts Centre
*Special thanks to Mike Morgan for this post.
Educator Annie Jones linked this article last week, saying:
“They recommend getting kids outside more to explore nature, as well as introducing them to music and dance and art.”
CBSNews.com posted: Why pediatricians are prescribing play time for kids
Health Corner: How Much Sleep Do Children Need?
Former elite endurance athlete Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple, addresses the question students and parents need answered: How much sleep do children need at every age?
In his Tuesday article on the effects of sleep deprivation, he notes:
- It can cause profound neuronal loss. When a kid is sleep deprived for long enough, their brains actually shrink.
- It promotes aberrant connectivity patterns in the fronto-limbic, a region of the brain involved in emotion regulation (tantrums, anyone?).
- It impairs performance in the classroom.
Sleep expert Daniel S. Lewin PhD, chimed in on his own post about lack of sleep affecting mood and added a note about oversleeping, noting poor sleep quality or underlying issues such as depression can contribute to chronic oversleeping, though rare in children.
He outlines the basics of good sleep hygiene for growing youngsters:
- Establish a regular routine
- Ensure sleep period does not vary more than 30 minutes for school-aged kids, 1.5 hours for adolescents on weekends
- Eliminate all (blue light) electronics 30-60 minutes before bedtime
Harvard pediatrician Elsie Taveras led Project Viva, a long-term study of 1,046 children reported that preschoolers and early school-age children who got less than the minimum recommended hours of sleep showed lower attention, working memory, reasoning, and problem-solving - plus poor neurobehavioral function by age 7.
Earlier studies linked insufficient sleep (in young children) with chronic health problems including obesity...while this new study details the effects (of sleep deprivation) on inhibition, impulsivity, and related behaviors that may lead to overeating high-calorie foods. The study will follow these children into adolescence, offering valuable insight into how far-reaching the consequences of early sleep deficit.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:
- Infants 4 months to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 1 to 2 years of age should sleep 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
*Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Today: Riverhouse Bake Shop is... Getting ready for the Toledo Thursday Market.
If you're having an end-of-summer bash and don't have time to bake, River House Bake Shop is ready to help.
Toledo Thursday Market open 3 - 7 PM Thursdays at Front Street Boat Launch through October 11, featuring the best in local handmade & homegrown goods & produce.
Not Strictly Toledo: Joe Notch shares an upcoming event -
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 1: NW Kayaking Toledo Cowlitz Blue Creek Run
September 1: Toledo Community Library Back To School BBQ & Books. Kids 12 & under.
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
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 State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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