- Toledo Mayor Steve Dobosh Proclaims September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
- FDA: Recall Update On Cereal Due To Salmonella; 130 Cases In 34 More States
- USDA Press Release: Market Facilitation Program Launched Tuesday
- Lewis County Fire District 2: Child Car Seat Recommendations Updated
- 3rd Annual WITP: Ester Borte Signature Quilt Pattern In Fall Colors
- Not Strictly Toledo: 5 Wishes, Chip Guy
- Thursday: Gallery 505 First Look, Toledo Thursday Market
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Per Predictive Services of the NIFC conditions appear to be easing west of the Cascades in Washington State, but much of central and eastern Washington remain at above normal activity. That said, there's currently a 50 acre fire burning on the coast in Grays Harbor County so do not assume the fire danger has passed anywhere in the state. Remain vigilant. Both sides of the state need a great deal more precipitation.
Toledo Mayor Proclaims September 2018 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
My daughter, Layla (now 4), was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma at 18 months old in October 2015. She finished treatment, which included chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, tandem transplants, radiation and immunotherapy, in February 2017.Layla, her older brother, Owen & myself are now dedicated to bringing light, love and awareness to this disease. We volunteer with Seattle Children’s Hospital on behalf of Uncompensated Care and Strong Against Cancer, Fred Hutch, Be The Match, Tyler Robinson Foundation and Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.
Thank you so much for your consideration of this request...because kids can’t fight against cancer alone!
US Food & Drug Administration Issues Recall Update
U.S. Food and Drug Administration RECALL Update:
Do NOT eat. Do NOT buy – retailers can NOT legally sell #HoneySmacks cereal. This product is linked to 130 lab-confirmed illnesses (salmonellosis) in 34 states with 34 hospitalizations (0 deaths)go.usa.gov/xQtc2
If a retailer is still selling Honey Smacks: DO NOT BUY! For more investigation information & how to report on-going sales >>> http://go.usa.gov/xQtc2
Washington State Department of Agriculture announced:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its Market Facilitation Program (Tuesday). Farmers can learn more or apply online.
USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs
Press Release No. 0172.18
Contact: USDA Press
(Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (Tuesday) launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program. Additionally, USDA has begun accepting proposals for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), which will help American farmers find and access new markets for their products. In total, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with World Trade Organization obligations.
Perdue announced in July that USDA would act to aid farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. These programs will assist agricultural producers to meet some of the costs of disrupted markets.
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo updated:
Parents please review the new updated recommendation to your child's car seats.
*Keeping children rear-facing as long as possible versus the previous age of 2 years old.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing updated recommendations on car safety seats… More...
This year's quilt! Stop by City Hall and get your raffle tickets for your chance to win this beautiful quilt. This 3rd edition of the Walk In The Park quilt was made and donated by Esther's daughter, Mary Blair.
Contact City Hall to register for the Third Annual Ether Borte Walk in the Park.
Map Enrichment Programs says: First day of Wood Sorrel Forest School early childhood program (today)!
Oscar's first day at "Forest School." He did great and came home exhausted!
TES PTO posted: TES Kids Garden Update
The garden is no longer open for community harvest. School is back in session and all remaining harvest is planned for garden science classes.
Thanks to all who helped keep the garden watered through the summer. Every student at TES will reap the reward!
*If you picked the tiny pumpkins, please return them to the garden. They are not edible and were slated for painting at the harvest festival. Thanks so much for your understanding.
Common Ground Toledo shared:
Common Ground Toledo would like to thank Mayor Steve Dobosh for assisting us in watering the gardens every Monday evening.
Also, special thanks to Chimi’s restaurant for letting us use their hose to water the “Big 5” planters.
It’s been a very dry and smoky summer, keeping the gardens watered and beautiful has only been possible due to the volunteer efforts of our Water Posse, business owners, and the City.
We’re still looking for more Water Posse members to water the Timberland Bank gardens and the Post Office on a weekly basis. Every bit helps, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer with Common Ground, comment here or send us a message.
Not Strictly Toledo:
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder...
The Hazo Hut and Swap Shack are open today at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia to accept your unwanted household chemicals. They are open today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also: Olequa-Winlock Senior Center offers:
Please join Providence Clinical Liaison, Rick Campbell RN (today), Wednesday, Sept 5th for a presentation on Five Wishes covering advanced care planning. The presentation will help lay out an advanced directive to prepare for a life threatening event. This will be during our senior nutrition lunch so please call to reserve your meal. If you would like to just listen, there is no requirement to eat.
The public is welcome to attend.
Plus: The Chip Guy says WAREHOUSE OPEN (TODAY) SEPT 5TH. OPEN AT 5 PM.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WILL BE THERE.
*Sounds ominous but it’s a great mystery and everybody wins.
Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market, Gallery 505 First Look
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
Cowlitz Pow Wow countdown: 45 days
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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