- Recap: Thursday In Toledo *
- National Weather Service: Warm & Dry Today, Wetter By Sunday *
- CDC: Race Factor In Pregnancy-Related Deaths; Vaping & Pulmonary Diseases *
- FTC: Disaster-Related Charity Scams *
- Medicare: Fraud Alert - Phone Calls
- Washington State DSHS: Scam Alert *
- Today: Cheers & Tears For Kinder Moms, Take 2 Toledo Food Bank Yard Sale *
- Weekend Outlook: Bateaux Cellars, Our Closet Is Your Closet Event *
- And Beyond: School District Monday ACT 2 - Hour Late Start; Border to Border *
- Toledo Indians Sports Schedule *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Correction: October 5 Fundraiser @ Donna’s Place supports Rylee Rae Birdwell.
Toledo Middle School shared: Toledo Pride Shirts
Mrs. Landauer handed out a Toledo Pride Shirt today!
TES PTO: Tears & Cheers - First-Time Kindergarten Parents Invited
Please join us Friday 8:30 a.m. at Donna's Place! The TES PTO would love to meet you and help with your nervous tears
National Weather Service Seattle: Warm & Dry Friday
CDC: Newsroom Release - Racial and Ethnic Disparities Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths
Black, American Indian/Alaska Native women most affected
September 5, 2019 - Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women – and this disparity increases with age, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
The CDC’s Pregnancy-Related Mortality Surveillance System (PMSS) defines a pregnancy-related death as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy from a pregnancy complication; a chain of events initiated by pregnancy; or the aggravation of an unrelated condition by the physiologic effects of pregnancy.
Newsroom Release - CDC Telebriefing: Update on Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes
What: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state partners will give updates on the investigation into cases of pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes, and discuss initial findings published Friday.
Who: Ileana Arias, PhD, acting deputy director, Non-Infectious Diseases, CDC
Dana Meaney-Delman, MD, MPH, incident manager, CDC 2019 Lung Injury Response
Daniel Fox, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, WakeMed Health & Hospitals (NC)
Jonathan Meiman, MD, chief medical officer, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and state epidemiologist, Illinois Department of Public Health
Mitch Zeller, JD, director, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA
Brian King, PhD, MPH, deputy director, Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health, CDC
When: Friday, September 6, at 12 p.m. ET
Dial-In: Media: 888-795-0855
PASSCODE: CDC Media
Important Instructions: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question.
You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.
A transcript and audio will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.
FTC: How To Donate Wisely & Avoid Charity Scams
Medicare warns: Fraud Alert
Fraudsters are out to get your Medicare Number. If a caller says they’re from Medicare, hang up! Medicare will never call you unexpectedly. Learn more ways to prevent fraud at Medicare.gov/fraud.
Washington State DSHS: Scam Alert
The Department of Social and Health Services has been contacted by a client who reported they received two calls from different toll free numbers with an automated message stating that they are under investigation by DSHS, that a warrant has been issued for her arrest and asking her to press 1 to be transferred to an officer.
DSHS is not making these calls. If you receive such a call, please notify the DSHS Office of Fraud and Accountability by dialing 1-800-562-6906, to report it.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared a post: How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
HOW TO RIPEN GREEN TOMATOES
Tips for Ripening on the Vine
1. When your tomatoes are nearly at full size, cut back on watering.
2. Pick your tiny tomatoes. They won't have time to ripen, and they divert the plant's energy into their growth rather than ripening the larger fruit.
3. Pick excess fruit. Pick any mature green tomatoes now. They will ripen indoors. This will allow the plant to put all of its energy into ripening your remaining large green fruit.
4. Prune lightly. Don't remove too many leaves, as they provide energy for the ripening process. However, you can remove some of the lower leaves, which again allows the plant's energy to go toward fruit ripening.
5. Pinch off any flowers. By early September, flowers will not have time to become fruit and adequately ripen before the first frost. You don't want your plants to waste their energy growing tiny tomatoes that will not have time to ripen.
If you're finding these tips to be helpful, check back tomorrow for more of them!
For more information: https://planttalk.colostate.edu/…/1844-ripen-green-tomatoes/
Toledo Community Library announced: Story Time September 19
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Greenscaping: Pesticide Alternatives
Today: Take 2 - Toledo Community Food Bank Parking Lot Sale - Through Saturday
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
Hope to see you at Take 2 - Parking Lot Sale 9 AM - 4 PM today & Saturday !
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Weekend Outlook: Toledo Community Food Bank Take 2 - Post-Labor Day Yard Sale
And Beyond: Monday - Border To Border With Love: Caravan To #DefundHate
For the last three Washington legs the Banner will arrive in Chehalis at approximately 2:45 pm on Monday, September 9th. By 3:20 it will leave Chehalis for Kelso for another signing opportunity at approximately 4:00. At the Conclusion of the Kelso event (4:40) the banner will move on to Vancouver for a celebration. At 6:15 the banner will be walked across the bridge, passing symbolically from Washington Indivisibles to Oregon. Participants are welcome at every stop to join in photo ops and local group activities and to help caravan the banner to it’s next location.
On Tuesday the Oregon stage will begin in Portland, and on Wednesday the first of three California legs will start, culminating near the border on Friday the 13th.
This is a cooperative action organized and undertaken by local Indivisible groups in Washington, Oregon and California to draw attention to the need to #DefundHate and to treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Specific locations will be provided on or before Sunday, September 8th.
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 7th (Saturday) @ Morton/White Pass 7:00 bus @4:00
Sept 13th vs. Rainier 7:00
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 9th vs. Onalaska 6:00
Sept 16th @ Rainier 6:00 bus 4:15
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 10th V/JV @ Rochester 5:00
Sept 11th JV Woodland 5:00
Sept 14th @ Orcas Island 12:30
Sept 18th vs Toutle Lake 6:00
Sept 21st vs Napavine 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 6:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th vs. Kalama
Sept 30 @ Kalama 6:00
Sept 12th vs. Hoquiam 5:30/7:00
Sept 14th Season Opener @ Adna 9:00am bus @ 8:00am
Sept 17th @ Rainier 5:45/7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 19th vs Winlock 5:45/7:00
Sept 21st @ Centerville Tournament 9:00 am (Centraila)bus@8:00am
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 7:00 bus @ 4:40
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Sept 10th @ Onalaska 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Sept 17th Fast-n-Flat-MWP 3:30 bus @ 1:30
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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
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.
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 !!!
Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties: Energy Assistance
Our scheduling dates for October LIHEAP appointments are as follows:
–Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 for Lewis County
Lewis County: (360) 736-1800
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
!!! NEW !!!
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Greenscaping: Pesticide Alternatives
September 7, 2019 - Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, Central Transfer Station
September 10: Mount St Helens Institute: Views and Brews is back
September 13: Full Circle at Bateaux Cellars
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14: 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
September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 11: Veteran's Day Ceremony @ Kemp Olson Park
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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