To parents: We hope that you have a district calendar at home, but if you don't, here's one you can use.
Reminder: Citizens for Better Schools meets 6 p.m. at Toledo Main Fire Station Wednesday.
Toledo School District is on Facebook.
Pat says: Could you mention that the Toledo Community Library Friends group is having a meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 5 PM and that anyone interested in becoming a volunteer this would be a great time to come and meet many of our group. Three of our volunteers will not be able to help us after the New Year and we could really use some new people!
Don’t forget: TCL is collecting Box Tops For Education. Drop them off at the library and we will pass them along to the schools. :
Beginning October 12, Toledo Community Library will host Game Day (board games) 3:30-5 p.m. for Middle and High School students second and fourth Wednesdays.
October Adult Page Turners Selection:
Mark your calendar: Kicking off next month, author Maggie Stuckey will share some homemade soup, bread and heartwarming stories 6 p.m. November 3, 2016. Sponsored by the Toledo Community Library and Humanities Washington.
Toledo Community Library is open Wednesday until 7 p.m., Thursday and Saturday until 5 p.m.
Toledo City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting last night, including a special hearing.
Department Reports: Police Chief John Brockmueller reported 23 calls of service since last City Council meeting.
Public Works Superintendent Craig McCown reports all major water leaks have been resolved as of Monday, including a major 10,000 gal/day breach recently uncovered and repaired at St Helens and SR 505. However, he warned that existing lines are overdue for replacement, that another such incident could occur.
Also: Research revealed a line blockage at the Head Start School was compounded by disposable wipes and lack of use during summer months reducing usual flow below normal levels. Head Start has been responsible in the past for service costs, generally around $200-$300. That cost may be borne by the City now.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten: First Annual Walk in the Park declared “a huge success,” measured against similar events all over, netting nearly $1,200. Council Member Jim Fluckinger won the handmade quilt “Walk in the Park - Blue Lagoon” by prolific local quilter Ester Borte. A few T-shirt still available for $10, proceeds going to the fundraiser for Kemp Olson Park improvements.
Cool and Connected held a conference call September 28, 2016 to discuss strategic planning involving Toledo’s future emphasizing broadband in developing the community. November 10 planners from “back East” will address the public at a BIG Community Meeting at the MAC on next steps.
Toledo City Council will meet with Winlock leaders to discuss on-going police services next week.
Oregon Trail Marker Rededication Ceremony outgrew even optimistic attendance estimates. Special thanks went to Chief Brockmueller for establishing and enforcing the street closure for speakers, seating and displays. The Daughters of the American Revolution/Sons of the American Revolution (DAR/SAR) expressed their thanks for Toledo’s warm reception of their restoration project, some members indicating (Toledo) “would be a great place to live.” Thanks went also to all who participated, with period costumes, helping hands and publicity.
- Public Hearing on vacating a portion of an alley was discussed with input from the room and from Council members. A motion to grant for the petitioners was tabled pending further information.
- Proclamation: Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Council member Greg Morosoff read the annual Proclamation.
- Liquor License Application - Gateway Pizza (formerly Sandy's Pizza). Motion passed.
Unfinished Business: Joh Jones lauded Chief Brockmueller’s diligence enforcing the street closure during last Tuesday’s Rededication Ceremony. Shirley Stirling of the Sacajawea Chapter of the DAR forwarded $100 to Steamboat Alley for their historic representation, and will dedicate an engraved paver.
Joh met Saturday with the Cowlitz Heritage group; 2 figures will be incorporated into the water tower mural, plus a likeness of coach Ike, with permission from his closest relatives. Needed: an image of a traditional shovel-nosed canoe.
Joh was recognized for her extensive efforts in seeing the project through.
Meeting adjourned 6:44 p.m.
Heads up: Cowlitz Prairie Grange will host “Meet the Candidates” event Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Grange Hall:
Tech Tuesday: This post was listed as “...just too great not to share...” Check out Dead Drops, link here. Maybe we could incorporate it into a uniquely Toledo Wall of ...
A Grey Area Computer Repair is on Facebook here.
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And that Google phone slated for unveiling today? Canadian Company Ruins Google's Super Secret Phone Reveal [Updated]
What is the Microsoft Authenticator app, and why do I need it? The answer here: How to Use the Microsoft Authenticator App for iOS.
Check out frequent updates and progress reports on the young Morgan/Owen family following Jake and Helen’s accident August 19, share your prayers and wishes on their GoFundMe campaign page here.
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