- PSA: Toledo City Hall Closed Through Friday *
- National Weather Service: Sunny And Warm *
- WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Why Fake Spider Webs Are Bad *
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Styrofoam Recycling Event *
- Lewis County PUD: Rate Proceeding Notice - October 15 *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Mighty Fine Seniors Mtg, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Mtg *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market, LC Fire District #2 Board Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
We’ve still got our summer hours until the time changes in a few weeks: Friday’s 2-6pm and Saturday’s and Sunday’s 12-6pm. And we’ve got events galore to keep you entertained all fall and winter long.
Mark your calendars now and look out for sign up info for some of these events soon:
- Book Club Gathering, Saturday 10/12 at 6:30pm (you can still join for the next book!)
- Live Music - Vervex at Bateaux! Friday 10/18 at 6pm.
- Yoga Saturday 10/19 at 9:30am, $10, all levels, just show up!
- Game Day at Bateaux! Board and card games all day! Saturday 10/26, 12-6pm.
- Witches at the Winery, Thursday 10/31 in the afternoon.
- Game Day, Saturday 11/9 from 12-5pm. Board and card games all day!
- 2020 Intention Setting Workshop, Sunday 11/10 2-4pm, $25. Link in bio for info.
- Malbecs From Around the World. Saturday 11/16, 6pm. Tickets released soon.
- Sunday 12/8, 1-5pm, Shop Local Holiday Bazaar at Bateaux!
All the events, all fall and winter!
Toledo School District: Routes Combined Temporarily
Families on routes 9, 5 and 11 may experience delays in bus service for the next few days. Family emergencies and a lack of substitute drivers is causing us to combine routes. We thank everyone for their understanding as we work through this situation.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Sunny And Dry
- Today - Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
- Tonight - Clear, with a low around 26. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.
- Thursday - Sunny, with a high near 60. Wind chill values between 22 and 32 early. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.
- Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
- Friday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind 3 to 5 mph.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
WSU Forestry Extension - Southwest: Stewardship course for small forest landowners
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared: Why Fake Spider Webs Are Bad
Here's a real American horror story ... for birds.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Gardening For Everyone October 12
Looking ahead: Leaf Exchange 2019 - Two Dates
Looking Ahead2: December 26 - January 12 Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling
Lewis County PUD: Rate Proceeding Notice - October 15
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.
Reminder: Norene The Seed Swap Lady says:
Big Cheeses: $12
All proceeds go to Toledo Historical Society.
Visit the History Room inside the Library.
After hours: Visit Toledo’s Little Tiny Library
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Gallery 505 October Exhibit: Sticks & Stones
This month's Sticks & Stones exhibit features art by local artists Marilynn Dove, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Jeanne Hamilton, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Janice Sutherin and Pauli Wolfe.
Through October 26.
Also on Facebook
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.
Today: Toledo Senior Center holds their monthly meeting 1 PM second Wednesdays to take care of the business end of things.
Looking Ahead: Second Saturday Breakfast
Also: Beef Stew Dinner October 20. Open to the community. $10 includes dessert.
Plus: Flu Shots October 18
Toledo Senior Center open 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays.
To RSVP for lunch Wednesday & Friday, contact Diana @ (360)864-2112.
Also Today: 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!
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays.
Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market
Looking Ahead: Trick-o-Treating & Photos
We'll also have a couple of photo areas set up for pictures.
Also Thursday: Lewis County Fire District #2 Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Open to the public.
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Oct 11th vs. Kalama 7:00
Oct 18th vs. Wahkiakum 7:00 *Homecoming
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Nov 1st vs. Mossyrock 7:00
Nov 8th Crossover
Oct 14th @ Kalama 6:00
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 6:00
Oct 9th @ Adna 4:00/6:00
Oct 14th JV vs. WF West 4:00 Varsity vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 16th @ Napavine 6:00
Oct 21st vs. Ilwaco 4:00/6:00 JV vs. Black Hills
Oct 23rd @ Toutle Lake 4:00/6:00
Oct 25th JV @ Black Hills 5:00
Oct 28th vs. Winlock 6:00
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
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
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.
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!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Wood Sorrel Forest School: Get On The List For Next Term
Enrollment for Fall term is closed but we have started a waitlist for the next term! Email or direct message to get on the waitlist - it’s looking like a fun line-up with new classes like tumbling and robotics beginning in January!
!!NEW!! October 12: 2nd Saturday Breakfast @ Toledo Senior Center
!!NEW!! October 12: White Pass Ski Area hosts White Pass Job Fair
!!NEW!! October 12: White Pass Ski Area hosts Oktoberfest Fall Reunion
Live music from 2 pm - 5 pm with Genevieve
Season Pass purchase or pick-up available from 1pm - 3pm
!!NEW!! October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz IndianPow Wow @ Clark County Event Center
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 7: Farming with Fungi by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
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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