- Lewis County Comm Dev: Lewis County Burn Restrictions Lift 8:00 AM Today *
- TES PTO: Greenhouse Fundraiser Goal In Sight *
- National Weather Service: Chance Of Showers, Isolated T-storms Wednesday *
- FDA: Recall - Gold Medal Flour #5 Bags *
- Governor Jay Inslee: Global Climate Strike *
- Washington Emergency Management Division: Shakeout Youth Video Contest *
- WA State Library: DigitalLead - Deadline Extended To September 23 *
- WAState Dept Veteran Affairs: Service To Veterans - Nominations Sought *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Food Bank Adds New Day, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20: Lewis County Burn Restrictions Lift 8:00 AM Today
Burn Restrictions to be lifted on 09/18/19 at 8:00 a.m. for Lewis County
TES PTO: Greenhouse Fundraiser Goal In Sight
An incredibly generous donation from Rachel Phillipps and Cafe Aromaz! Thank You! Together we will reach our greenhouse goal for the school garden.
Cafe Aromaz posted: Thank you to those that donated during our school fundraiser last month. We gave away 2 backpacks filled with some school supplies and a tumbler including 3 free drinks - congratulations to those winners. We also accepted money donations, which totaled $241. Café Aromaz and Phillipps Insurance matched those money donations and the total raised was $741. Yesterday we presented those funds to Brooke from the Toledo PTO Garden. This was a fun school fundraiser, we enjoyed having the kids hang their colored pictures on our wall.
National Weather Service Seattle:Chance Of Showers, Isolated T-storms Wednesday
- Wednesday - Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
- Wednesday Night - A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Thursday - Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Online
If you are unable to attend the above classes, spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FTC: How to Stop Calls on My Mobile Phone
Tired of getting unwanted calls on your mobile phone? This video tells you what you can do about them. Watch: https://youtu.be/NzYdsDb-_cY
CFPB: New report explores the relationship between Financial Well-Being and the contents of and engagement with credit reports
September 17, 2018 - Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released an Innovation Insight report which describes a first of its kind study exploring the relationship between subjective financial well-being and objective credit report characteristics and consumers’ engagement with financial information through educational tools. “Credit Characteristics, Credit Engagement Tools, and Financial Well-Being” presents the findings of a joint research study between the Bureau and Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company providing free credit scores and reports and credit-related educational tools.
FDA: Recall - Fitoterapia USA Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of MERO MACHO ARTIFICIAL PASSION FRUIT FLAVORED VITAMIN C LIQUID SUPPLEMENT Due to Presence of Active Ingredient Tadalafil
The product was distributed Nationwide to retail stores and via internet (www.fitoterapiausa.com) since April, 2019.
FDA: Recall - General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour
General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26 which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care as General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product.
Governor Jay Inslee: Global Climate Strike
Washington Emergency Management Division: Shakeout Youth Video Contest 2019
Here's your chance to show us your #ShakeOut - Create a one-minute video describing how to protect yourself during an #Earthquake, and how to get #Prepared - And win cash prizes!!
Info at mil.wa.gov/earthquake!
WA State Department of Health: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
The 2019 Construction loan cycle will accept applications October 1 to November 30.
We have $20 million available this cycle for new construction loan projects along with $1.5 million in grant funding for consolidation construction projects. We also allocated $3 million for water main projects that coincide with a transportation improvement project or fish passage barrier removal project.
The guidelines and documents used to complete the application include the following.
2019 Construction Loan Guidelines (PDF)
Application Worksheet (PDF) | (Word)
WALT External Users Guide (PDF)
EZ-1 Historic & Cultural Resources Review Form (Word)
***We will hold an information webinar September 18, 10:00 AM to noon. Click here to join the Go To Meeting webinar. We will use two presentations: 2019 DWSRF Overview (PDF) and DWSRF Financial Review (PDF).
Washington State Library: DigitalLead - Deadline Extended To September 23!
Application deadline extended to 9/23!
The Public Library Association (PLA) and Microsoft Corp. are working to increase digital skills programming and access to technology in rural communities. Through nearly $400,000 donated by Microsoft Philanthropies, PLA will provide hardware and digital skills training and resources to rural libraries, helping rural populations reap the benefits of broadband internet connectivity.
*PS - Lewis County, WA is on the eligibility short list! I check it out here. Even if Toledo Community Library doesn’t make the final cut, there are referrals for applicants to other free or low-cost resources. It’s a win - win! So what do you say, Toledo?
Details at this link, including new computers & other hardware, training, and more.
WA State Department of Veterans Affairs: Service To Veterans - Nominations Sought
DEADLINE FRIDAY: Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards
Nominations Being Accepted Now!
Nomination Form - Deadline for submissions is September 20, 2019
You know who they are, volunteers, service officers, community members or others who day in and day out go above and beyond the call of duty making sure veterans and their family members are cared for. Whether they submit claims for benefits, arrange funeral honors for grieving families, coordinate events or donate countless hours in veterans hospitals or nursing homes, here is your chance to nominate them for one of seven Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards.
This awards program is sponsored by the Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) and award winners are invited to participate in the Auburn Veteran's Day Parade, followed by recognition at a special luncheon.
You can nominate individuals for Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards in the following categories:
• Superior Award - This award is the Committee's highest honor and is given to recognize clearly superior accomplishments, achievements and outstanding performance.
• Distinguished Service Award - This award is used to recognize significant accomplishments and special contributions.
• Team Award - This award is designed to recognize significant accomplishments of a team or group of individuals.
This may be for their contributions on a special project, special contribution and outstanding performance.
Nominations may be submitted by any person, organization, or institution and must be received by September 20, 2019
WA State RCO: Stop The Spread Of Invasive Species - Clean Your Boots
The Washington Invasive Species Council, housed within our office, is asking you to help stop the spread of invasive species by staying on designated trails and removing dirt, plants, and bugs before you leave. Learn more at https://invasivespecies.wa.gov/
Mount St Helens Institute: Sign Up For Guided Mushroom Forage September 28
Sign-up for this guided experience at bit.ly/ShroomForage!
*There are only a few spots for the first trip on September 28th, so sign up now! Additional trips occur throughout October...
The Daily News: Kelso Now Has An Honorary Knight
She had called 911 to report a “very large” spider blocking her doorway and entry to her home.
Marthaller responded and, according to 911 logs, “dispatched the spider by foot, saving the lives of countless people.”
Erica Castro says: Toledo Soccer Car Wash & Bake Sale Fundraiser
Toledo Soccer will be holding a car wash and bake sale this Sunday (9/22) at Market Fresh (Red Apple Grocery Store), beginning at 11 am! Please support the team!
*In case of rain, event will be rescheduled for September 29.
Vision:Toledo invites: What New Businesses Would You Like To See In Toledo?
Toledo's Walk in the Park: Decorative Seasonal Sign Added To Raffle
Evergreen Dance Center: Gift Certificates & Tutus Donated To Toledo Senior Center Silent Auction
Classes are every Wednesday. Please see attached poster for more details.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Toledo Community Library: Two Tales Of Toledo
Big Cheeses: $12
Available in the library.
All proceeds go to Toledo Historical Society.
Visit the History Room inside the Library.
Toledo Community Library offers a quiet sanctuary amid the Back-To-School bustle. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup of your favorite hot beverage and grab a comfortable chair, peruse the on-going Book (& DVD & game) Sale - now by donation - while appreciating WiFi access.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Gallery 505: September Exhibit - Micro Magnified
Gallery 505 widens the lens for this month's Micro Magnified exhibit, featuring art by local artists Jessie Camerer, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Shauna Petty, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherin and Pauli Wolfe.
Also on Facebook
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Evergreen Dance Center Comes To Toledo!
Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6)
Ballet 1-2 (Ages 7+)
Beginning Tap (Ages 5+)
Tuition for a 1 hour class is $48.00 per month. Discounts given for siblings, or taking a second/third class. September’s tuition is prorated at $36.00.
We will have an informal winter recital in Toledo, and then the students will perform with the main studio, at The Columbia Theatre, in Longview, for the end-of-the-year performance.
New! Beginning this month, Toledo Community Food Bank has added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
You can help get the word out to neighbors in need. No income guidelines or forms are required. Remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes. Volunteers will transfer goods to your crates, totes or laundry baskets, AND help you load up your vehicle if you ask.
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.
**Upcoming: Holiday shopping events & special hours/dates in November & December.
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays, 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Tonight: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesday monthly, dessert at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7 PM, Cafe Aromaz @ 408 Silver Street.
Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Plus: Toledo Thursday Market
City of Toledo Planning Commission: Training - Short Course In Planning
And: Toledo School District Board Meeting
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Toledo Middle School Library. The public is invited to attend.
Agenda link here.
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
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 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 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.
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/
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
!!NEW!! September 21: Homecoming Dresses! Hosted by Our Closet is Your Closet
!!NEW!! September 22: Toledo Soccer Car Wash & Bake Sale Fundraiser @ Market Fresh*
*In case of rain, event will be rescheduled for September 29.
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21: Harvest Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center (Reservations required)
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
September 24: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
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 lifted 09.18.2019. 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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