- Lewis County 9-1-1 Outage
- Recap: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Toledo Thursday Market Today
- High School ASB Breakfast Saturday Cancelled
- Health Corner: Sleep Deprivation Linked To Cancer, Dementia
Image courtesy Andrea Jones
Andrea Jones wrote: Well, first year experimental garden did pretty well, despite my severe neglect! Still getting summer squash and the winter squash is looking pretty. Kale and chard is still growing. I harvested these tomatoes today - there are lots more green ones out there - do I let them go a bit longer or pick them now and window ripen?? I don't want to lose them all. Gardeners? Permies? I need your advice!
Word has it she also had a bumper crop of kittens this year...
Jill Davis says: Let people know that we have a few 2017 Walk in the Park t-shirts remaining, for sale at City Hall.
Contact Jill at (360)864-4564.
Lewis County Tribune reported last night: The Lewis County 911 center is experiencing difficulties right now and is currently on priority traffic. If you have an emergency, the alternate number for 911 dispatch is 360-740-1105. Lewis County Alert is currently trying to transfer 911 emergency service to Thurston County 911.
Update on Lewis County 911 Outage: Century Link has reported a "major fiber optic line cut" between Olympia and Centralia which is affecting LAND LINE phones (only) ability to call 911. Wireless lines appear to be not affected. Currently, land line 911 calls are being routed through our back-up call center at Thurston County (TCOMM). TCOMM is routing calls back to us via our business lines. ETA for fiber cut repair is estimated at 8 hours.
Tuesday’s vision:Toledo Arts Rec & Events recap:
Pat Caldwell reported: Tracy McFarland and her husband Dan Luce put on two wonderful performances at the library this past weekend. There were songs, stories and puppetry. We had large crowds at the 1 and 3 o'clock performances. Donations up and an increasing number of patrons coming in.
Don Brenner :many "historical items (have been) showing up" in the History Room at the Library. Toledo Historical Society has postcards available for only $1.00 each and "The Toledo Community Story" is on sale for $20.00 per copy.
Jamie Cummings has spoken with the "Iron King", a metal sculptor, who is pricing a design for Steamboat Alley's entry.
Because produce is still being harvested, Toledo Thursday Market will be open again this Thursday, Sept. 28.
Brooke Acosta reports the school will begin this year's gardening science classes next week for K-5th graders. County Extension Service topics will include worms, seeds, and soil testing. The Kid's Garden Club will be making applesauce this week and they are looking for an apple cider press. Anybody know of one? Also, the TES PTO will run the Harvest Festival at the Grade School before Halloween.
Gary Whiteside shared: We have many projects to work on as we roll into the Fall/Winter months, i.e. holiday decorations for planters, cedar surrounds for dilapidated planters, clearing and planting a hedgerow along the fence in the Kemp Olson Park and a grant funded expansion of the Honor Garden. For CGT to maintain and grow we are seeking out volunteers, and donations are always welcome. For further information please email Common Ground Toledo at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/CommonGroundToledo/.
Tom Boone said that attendance for the 53rd annual Threshing Bee and Gas Show topped 8500 visitors, many from out of state.
A small number of volunteers got a lot done at the End Of Summer Clean Up in Kemp Olson Park. Thanks.
18th annual Cowlitz Tribe Pow Wow at Toledo High School was wonderful. Great drumming.
Mike Morgan said over 300 art lovers passed through the Morgan Arts Centre and Pauli Wolfe's studio over the two weekends to see art by nine local artists during the 15th Annual ARTrails Studio Tour.
Joh Jones said 36 people "walked the walk" around the park for the 2nd Annual Esther Borte Walk in the Park. v:T raised over $1000 for improvements to the City Park.
Streetscaping - On Friday Sept. 22, several v:T members met with representatives from SCJ Alliance, a civil engineering and transportation design company, to look at improvements to SR 505 as it passes through Toledo. Working with the City (pro bono), SCJ will create a general concept rendering. The cosmetic look to the 505 "streetscape" will come from the v:T committee, et al with the City Council's approval. Included are improved street lighting, a safer intersection by the bank, better signage for businesses, sidewalk improvements, bridge lighting, and better views of the river. If you would like to get involved with this effort, please contact Michelle Whitten at City Hall, (360)864-4564.
Winterfest - v:T is looking for a community volunteer to help co-ordinate holiday lighting and events in Toledo for December. The next Winterfest meeting will be at the Morgan Arts Centre on Saturday Oct. 7 at noon. Anyone interested is welcome.
School Bond - Supt. Chris Rust said that the Facilities Advisory Committee has completed a second review of the District facilities and has made a recommendation to the School Board to propose a $12.9 million bond in November. With the passage of the bond, the vision for Toledo will look much brighter. For more info, call 864-6325 or check website: www.toledoschools.us
Welcome Basket - Sheila Richardson shared she would like to put together a Welcome Package for those who are new to the Toledo Community for the purpose of promoting our local organizations and local businesses. The Welcome Package could contain coupons and giveaways from local businesses and information about all the ways newbies could volunteer in the community. This could be given out when the newbie comes in to sign up for service at ToledoTel and would only be for those new to the area (and not those for example who are moving across town). We'd likely need a dozen Welcome Packages on hand. ToledoTel gets about 15 or so new installs per month, but not all are newbies. My guess is about 6 Welcome Packages would qualify per month. I would like to invite anyone interested to work with me on this. Contact Sheila number at ToledoTel is (360)864-2025.
Haunted Barn Party - Dave presented info about this 2nd annual Halloween event held out on Oyler Road on Oct. 28. Its purpose is to provide a venue for special needs folks so they can partake in events structured to their needs. All ages are invited and need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more info: 360-978-5277 or email@example.com
Next vision:Toledo A.R.E. meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 at the Morgan Arts Centre
From Toledo Community Library: Adult Page Turners held their book discussion yesterday, then selected next month’s read.
Next Adult Page Turners October 25, 2017. Meets last Wednesday monthly.
Thanks to Charlie for keeping me up to date on All things Library.
Wring every last drop of summer out of September: Toledo Thursday Market 3 - 7 PM across from boat launch. Handmade & home grown goods and produce from local crafters and gardeners. Family friendly, kids activities, sometimes live music and performances. Vendor apps here.
Cancelled: From Toledo High School - Saturday’s ASB Breakfast cancelled due to lack of presale commitment.
Support team/group fundraisers. These students need and deserve your help to cover expenses. Show ‘em you care.
Reminder: Class of 2018 Textile Drive funds the senior class end-of-year getaway. Apparel and linens too worn for re-use can still make a difference in your own community. Labeled bags may be delivered to high school through December.
From Vision:Toledo, Tina Lyons reminds everyone: Many box tops are expiring 11/1/17, please get them in asap so we can get them mailed off and collect $$$ for our school. You can send them with your child to school, a neighbor child or just drop them off at the elementary school. Your help is appreciated. The money we raise helps pay for the Pacific Science Center, Field Trips, Garden Club, Reading Night, Jog a thon, the Clothes Closet, Teacher Appreciation and more. Questions? Please ask me.
One reader commented: I submitted $524.00 to box tops from last year. Your box tops pay for so many things for our kids!
Drop box also available at the Library.
Get your Wellies: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife shares: Saturday, Sept. 30, is National Public Lands Day – a good time to explore one of Washington’s 33 wildlife areas that provide nearly a million acres of fish and wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities. Plan your visit by learning more at http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/. Learn more about Lands Day events on other public lands across the state at https://www.neefusa.org/find-an-event/WA .
Health Corner: Sleep Deprivation Linked To Cancer, Dementia
This post from The Guardian summarizes two decades of research linking lack of adequate daily sleep to dementia and even cancer. Need another reason to hit the snooze?
Last week: Television’s TheDrs hosted cardiologist Doctor Nieca Goldberg, and Doctor of Pharmacology James DiNicolantonio, to debate opposing views: too much salt versus salt deficit. Link to article with 4-minute video segment here. DiNicolantonio claims sugar is interfering with our body’s ability to utilize salt, further stating that sugar cravings can be connected to a more natural need for simple table salt (though he recommends a pink salt that also delivers iodine in the proper ratio for thyroid function - another health issue linked to restricted sodium intake).
Pass the olives, please!
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