- National Weather Service: NO Tsunami Danger From South Pacific Quake
- Toledo School District: ACT Monday In Photos
- Tech Tuesday: Remembering 9/11 Seventeen Years Later
- Today: Citizens For Great Toledo Schools Offers Bond Info - Location Changed
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon reports:
Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in Loyalty Islands region of South Pacific at 12:32 pm PDT. There is NO tsunami danger for the Washington and Oregon coast.
Visit tsunami.gov for more information.
Toledo School District’s first ACT Teacher Training Monday morning:
Teachers setting goals and learning about new technology for increasing student engagement.
The New York Public Library Lets Patrons Check Out Ties, Briefcases & Handbags for Job Interviews. Libraries are awesome!
Does Toledo Community Library do this?
Tech Tuesday: Remembering 9/11 Seventeen Years Later
Some events are so catastrophic in their scope that we note our daily lives in terms of before and following these phenomenons. Mt St Helens’ eruption May 18, 1980 is one such, local residents recalling distinctly what they were doing when the mountain exploded, and what happened next.
Today marks the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the US, and for those of us old enough, to recall exactly what we were doing when we first heard about these acts as rising awareness of the nature and scope of individual incidents began to gel into an awful realization.
Working with a widely scattered crew in Lynnwood, I got a cryptic phone call from the office, a prank I thought. Soon strangers driving by, cyclists, pedestrians turned up radios and fell silent. Nearby Korean & Middle Eastern shopkeepers emerged from stores urging bottled water and pizza slices on the construction workers, cementing their loyalties while radios everywhere speculated the origin of these coordinated attacks.
A battered Apache pickup truck drove by with a massive frayed American Flag lashed to an upright timber as all eyes followed this tattered symbol of unification.
Dark-skinned workers were re-situated away from heavily-traveled routes, their co-workers instructed to especially remain alert to any untoward focus directed at these potential targets.
The following day, one of the crew revealed his “Norwegian” hair, brilliantly yellow as evidence of his newly-claimed European ancestry.
In the days, weeks and months following, we shared the dwindling work rather than lay off half the crew. We made it through by coming together. That remains in my memory as sharply as the initial doubt and uncertainty that long, long day.
For no particular reason, I have not flown anywhere since 9/11.
They thought they could break us.. they just made us stronger
Repost from: @kempterfirewire
911memorial.org lists a timeline of that September morning:
8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC).
9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC).
9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.
9:59 a.m.: The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses.
10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.
10:28 a.m.: The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately.
But I recommend this sobering interactive timeline link from 911memorial here.
President George W Bush signed into law Joint Resolution 71, designating September 11 Patriot Day in remembrance of those who lost their lives in a coordinated attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania during an aborted flight targeting another site.
Today: Citizens for Great Toledo Schools update:
Due to feedback from several other community members, we are changing the time and place of Tuesday's School Bond informational meeting to 6:30 PM at the Morgan Arts Center.
Please pass the word. We'll need as much help as we can get as we are only 8 weeks from election day! If you care to see it pass, we could use your help.
Not Strictly Toledo:
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Basic Composting
The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers invite you to attend a basic composting class. Composting is a little like baking a cake. There are some basic science principles required to successfully create a composting setup that works for you. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about your own composting challenges. Participants who pre-register by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 will have a free compost bin reserved for them. (One bin per family, please.) To register, call 360-740-1452, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 6 - 8 PM
Where: Chehalis Timberland Library, 400 North Market Street
Wednesday: Toledo Park Advisory Board meets 3 PM at City Hall.
And: Toledo Lioness Club welcomes new members. Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, September 12th, 6:30pm at Cafe Aromaz. Looking forward to seeing you.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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