- Toledo High School Hosts September Community Events
- Mayor Invites Everyone To City Park Saturday
- Library Features Puppet Show & Storytelling For All Ages
- Senior Center New Group Meets Today
- Tech Report: Experian Hack, Paribus Refunds
Principal Martin Huffman issues this brief notice of September’s upcoming community-wide events:
- Coffee House 7pm Monday, September 18
- Benefit Dinner 5:30-7 pm, Friday, September 22
- ASB Breakfast 8am-11am Saturday, September 30
Another reader added to Monday’s Everyday Heroes ballot their noteworthy candidate, saying: I nominate Brook Acosta for her esteemed efforts in developing an outstanding educational community children's gardening program for TGS.
There’s room for more…
Mayor Steve Dobosh is asking for volunteers of all ages to help with the End of Summer Clean Up Day. Meet at 8 a.m. at the City Park this Saturday, September 16, 2017. Please bring the usual outdoor accoutrements - boots & gloves, rakes, loppers, weedeaters, etc. Pizza for lunch will be served to all volunteers.
The End of Summer Clean Up Day is to freshen up City Park one week in advance of the 2nd Annual Esther Borte Walk in the Park, making for a safe & pleasant track for walkers of all abilities.
You may contact Mayor Dobosh directly: (360) 864-4829.
Toledo Library announces:
Two show times 1 & 3 p.m. An all ages performance by Toledo alumnus Tracy McFarland and husband Can Luce.
Check out Adult Page Turners September selection The Sound Of Gravel by Ruth Wariner via Timberland Regional Library kiosk in print, ebook and audio format. Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. Wednesday* September 27.
*Page Turners group now meets 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday monthly.
Beginning Today: Toledo Senior Center announces a new Needleworking group 10 a.m. for knitters and crocheters, needlepointers, stitchers and menders of every stripe, expert or novice, AND most especially for those haunted by unfinished projects put aside (but really, really would like to complete) in the company of like-minded souls.
Alternate weeks will be personal hands-on works, and instructional or demonstrations of specific methods. Caution: Word has it topics may wander to ethnic and specialty cooking as the holidays approach.
Open to the community. Updates as available. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Tech Report: Experian Hack, Fine Print, More Money Saving Hacks
Word is out now that Experian, one of the Big Three credit reporting agencies, discovered a security compromise large enough to drive a 310-million-person-bus through, and knew about it as early as May 2017.
Experian’s solution? A caveat disguised cunningly as a helping hand in the form of free credit monitoring for a year. Aside from the fact credit monitoring does precisely nothing to help after the fact, and ignoring the lunacy of signing up for anything with the agency responsible for the original breach, Lifehacker cautions panicked victims: (In the fine print) Equifax notes that by signing up for the service, you’re agreeing to not to sue them for the breach… Lifehacker goes on the mention “There’s actually already a class action lawsuit…” Signing up would exclude you from that suit and any potential settlement.
*Update: Lifehacker updated their report to reflect Equifax’s fine print actually includes an arbitration clause regarding the site dedicated to the hack itself; however, you must “send a letter to opt out of giving up your right to sue.” Specific remedial options are listed in this latest article for damage control.
Last week’s Tech Tuesday* featured a couple spurious websites that promised to save you money on Amazon stuff while mostly failing to deliver.
This week MakeUseOf shared their 5 favorites including my #1 go-to, Paribus.
As always, YMMV*
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
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