- September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park *
- National Weather Service: Cold Air Mass Could Lower Snow Levels By Friday *
- FTC: FTC Sues Owner of Online Dating Service Match.com *
- FDA: Apotex Corp. Issues Nationwide Recall of Ranitidine*
- WA State DOH: What Would Your Day Look Like Without Water? *
- Health Corner: Test Your Home For Radon *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet Is Your Closet Back To School Event *
- Today: Library Paint Pour, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive, Threshing Bee Tractor Parade
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Donations are still coming in for the raffle! And don’t forget to PU a T shirt from last year (or the year before, or the year before…) & support funding for park improvements.
National Weather Service Seattle: Cold Air Mass Could Lower Snow Levels By Friday
- Thursday - Rain before 11am. High near 66. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Friday - Showers likely, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
FTC: FTC Sues Owner of Online Dating Service Match.com for Using Fake Love Interest Ads To Trick Consumers into Paying for a Match.com Subscription
Match Group, Inc. also unfairly exposed consumers to the risk of fraud and engaged in other allegedly deceptive and unfair practices.
FDA: Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ranitidine Tablets 75mg and 150mg (All pack sizes and Formats) due to the potential for Detection of an Amount of Unexpected Impurity,N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity in the product
September 25, 2019 - Company Announcement
Apotex Corp. is voluntarily, on a precautionary basis, recalling Ranitidine Tablets 75mg and 150mg (All pack sizes and Formats) to the Retail level. Apotex has learned from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other Global regulators that some ranitidine medicines including brand and generic formulations of ranitidine regardless of the manufacturer, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels….
Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests.
*Listed are store-brand labels including Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite Aid. Click on link above for details & UPC codes.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
WA State Department of Health: What Would Your Day Look Like Without Water?
WDFW: WDFW Approves Three-Day Razor Clam Dig On Long Beach Beginning Sep 27
The upcoming dig is for the following dates and morning low tides:
- Sept. 27, Friday, 5:52 a.m. -0.9, Long Beach only
- Sept. 28, Saturday, 6:36 a.m. -0.8, Long Beach only
- Sept. 29, Sunday, 7:19 am -0.6, Long Beach only
Gallery 505: Final Week - Micro Magnified
Bateaux Cellars: 3 Rivers & A Creek Wine Tour
Details you need to know for the weekend:
- 1. We’re open normal hours Friday and Sunday (2-6pm Friday and 12-6pm Sunday).
- 2. The wine tour is Saturday which means we’ll be open 11am - 7pm. You’re welcome to come in as part of the tour OR just in to Bateaux to hang out with us.
- 3. Yoga is happening at 9:30am on Saturday morning - only that one class. Come by and stay after for wine!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
#winetour #bateauxcellars #wawine #washingtonwine
Health Corner: Test Your Home For Radon
Radon is a radioactive gas that you can’t smell or see. Breathing it in can damage your lungs. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. It causes thousands of deaths each year.
Radon comes from the natural decay of radioactive metals in rocks and soil. This harmful gas can move from the ground into the home through cracks in the floor and foundation.
Radon can give off radioactive particles. Being exposed to high levels of radioactive particles for a long time can cause lung cancer years later.
Testing your home for radon is easy. You can do it yourself. Experts suggest testing all homes below the third floor.
You can get a radon test kit through the mail or at a hardware store. Or you can hire a radon professional. The test will measure radioactivity in the air. The average home has about 1.3 picocuries of radioactivity per liter of air.
Experts suggest taking action if the level is at 4 picocuries or higher. In that case, contact a licensed professional for an evaluation. If your home’s levels are between 2.0 to 4.0, you may also want to consider taking steps to reduce radon. These levels may also pose increased risk.
Find out more about how to lower radon levels. (1)
*(1) NIH News In Health - July 2019 Newsletter
- Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution.
- Test. Fix. Save a life. Find a Radon Test Kit.
- Which Radon Zone Do You Live In?
- Find Radon Zone and Radon Information Near You
- Federal Action Spurs a National Ramp-Up
- Learn more about the results of the Federal Radon Action Plan and launching the expanded National Radon Action Plan.
- Multi Sector Plan Announced to Combat Radon-Induced Lung Cancer
- Read the National Radon Action Plan: A Strategy for Saving Lives.
Radon Hotlines (Toll-Free)
EPA supports the following hotlines to best serve consumers with radon-related questions and concerns.
1-800-SOSRADON (1-800-767-7236)* Purchase radon test kits by phone.
1-800-55RADON (557-2366)* Get live help for your radon questions.
1-800-644-6999* Radon Fix-It Hotline for general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home.
1-800-426-4791 Safe Drinking Water Hotline for general information on drinking water, radon in water, testing and treatment, and standards for radon drinking water.
Operated under a contract with EPA.
*Operated by Kansas State University in partnership with EPA
Kansas State University (KSU) National Radon Program Services
Phone: (785) 532-6026
*(2) EPA: Radon
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Is In The Chips
Today: Story Time 11 AM Thursdays:
Also Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market Final Date @ Boat Launch Today, New Digs Next Week
Tip: Many of our vendors will take pre-orders for produce, baked goods and other yummies. River House Bake Shop, Olde Achers Farm, Buckleberry Farm, Never Winter Farm, Dragonfly Chocolates LLC are just a few who will be happy to bring an order with them on Thursday. Reach out to them!
Visit https://toledothursdaymarket.com/meet-the-vendors/ for a complete list of vendors and contact info.
Friday: Toledo Community Food Bank open
Beginning this month, Toledo Community Food Bank added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM on 3rd Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled 2nd & 4th Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM. Please pass the word!
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.
Toledo Senior Center: Silent Auction Ends 3 PM Monday
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Oct 4th @ Toutle Lake 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Oct 11th vs. Kalama 7:00
Oct 18th vs. Wahkiakum 7:00
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 7th @ Onalaska 4:00
Oct 14th @ Kalama 6:00
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 6:00
Sept 28th @ Kalama 7:00 bus@ 5:15
Sept 30 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 2nd vs. Ocosta 6:00
Oct 7th @ Life Christian 6:00
Oct 9th @ Adna 4:00/6:00
Oct 14th vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 16th @ Napavine 6:00
Oct 21st vs. Ilwaco 4:00/6:00
Oct 23rd @ Toutle Lake 4:00/6:00
Oct 28th vs. Winlock 6:00
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Oct 1st @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
Oct 3rd @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
Oct 8th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Oct 10th @ Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Oct 15th vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
Oct 17th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Oct 22nd vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
Sept 28th Toutle Lake Invite 12:00 bus @ 10:30
Oct 1 @ Rainier 3:45 bus @ 2:00
Oct 5 Harvest Classic Longview 8:45am bus @ 7:00am
Oct 15 @ Adna 3:30 bus @ 2:00
Oct 22 League Meet @ Rainier 11:00am bus @ 9:30
Nov 2 District Meet @ Onalaska 11:00 bus @ 9:30 am
Nov 9 State @ Pasco Sun Willows Golf Course
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Fundraiser for Cowlitz County Search & Rescue by Mike Hedges
Unsinkable Mike Hedges of Cowlitz Kayak Tours, invites you to help celebrate his birthday this year by supporting a great local volunteer organization.
Says Mike: For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Cowlitz County Search & Rescue. I've chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I've included information about Cowlitz County Search & Rescue below:
Search and rescue of lost or injured subjects
One week remains: $200 / $400 raised so far. Link here.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
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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