- Citizens For Great Toledo Schools Answers a Question
- Common Ground Toledo Fall Update
- Lewis County Food Hub Hosts South Sound Fresh Speaker
- Today: Creative Stitchery
- Tech Report: Encryption, Privacy, TV Is Dead
- Fundraisers: FCCLA, Toledo Youth Cheer, WitP, iHeartLogan
- THS Sports Week
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools responded to this query yestereday:
QUESTION DU JOUR:
Why is this bond less than the last one? If this one is voted down, won’t the next one just be less?
The answer, in part:
Time is not on our side. Construction cost inflation of 4% per year will add much more to the cost of the projects than the district can save with grants and existing funds. It is essential to pass this bond. More...
And this from Washington’s Secretary of State: Deadline for in-person new Washington State voter registration - October 30.
Contact info @ link above for more information.
Educator Annie posted on Facebook: Does your little one love music? Do you need something to do get out of the house and explore, play and make messes in a safe and inviting space? Are you looking to give your baby a musical (and literary!) foundation? "Musikfeen" (German for "music fairies") is a parent-and-me toddler music and sensory exploration class.
Children ages 0-6 are welcome, with a parent or guardian! This class will be offered on Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 October 18th - December 20th (and possibly Saturdays 10 a.m.-11: a.m., depending on interest) Each class is limited by group size 4-6 toddlers. Please message or email for more details or to register before it fills up!
Common Ground Toledo met last week to take stock and ready up Toledo’s Fall planting, and prepare for upcoming expansions and new greenscaping plans. Timberland Bank awarded a $500 grant toward the Honor Garden addition adjacent to Toledo’s Wall of Honor, and Steamboat Alley received some fresh greenery. Fall colors will adorn the downtown planters shortly, and Kemp Olson Park boundary line project will get underway.
Well-designed greenscapes and gardens give visitors and residents those vital signs of life in a thriving community. They do require maintenance, the behind-the-scenes efforts of dedicated volunteers. Your contribution of an hour or two, weekly or more, keeps Toledo beautiful. Be part of a growing concern and display your hometown pride.
To create and maintain a greener and more colorful presence in Toledo by caring for the design, beautification, and maintenance of the planters boxes, gardens, and common areas throughout town.
Common Ground Toledo is on Facebook. Meets first Wednesday monthly, location TBA.
Speaking of gardening: Lewis County Food Hub, Permaculture Society and all-around farm-to-table promoter Ben Maestas reports on Monday’s meeting with South Sound Fresh, an online venue connecting producers and buyers of locally grown food, & could include Toledo Thursday Market vendors. More...
From Farmers Insurance & Financial: Did you know: One of the most common causes for a house fire is unattended cooking? In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, learn how you can practice fire safety in your home.
Today: Creative Stitchery 10 a.m. at Toledo Senior Center. Procrastinators and early Christmas needle crafters alike welcome. Bring your own project, share a skill with others, enjoy a bit of camaraderie in a supportive atmosphere. All ages welcome.
Wednesday: Toledo’s Mighty Fine Seniors meet 1:30 p.m. to discuss the business side of things. With the end of the year fast approaching, there’s much to do, and your support is appreciated. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Cancelled: Due to lack of quorum, Toledo Park Board will not meet this month.
Toledo Park Board meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at City Hall Council Chambers. Contact email@example.com or call (360)864-4564 for special accommodations.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Toledo High School meets October’s full potential for horror with 2 posts:
- Term 1 will end on Friday, October 13th.
- October 14th Horror Fright Night Zombie dress-up party and movie, PG-13 and open to the public.
Sports for the week 10/9-10/14
Oct 10th Cross Country @ Ilwaco 3:30
Volleyball vs. Onalaska 5:45/7:00
Oct 11th JV Soccer vs. Ridgefield 4:00
Varsity vs. Life Christian 6:00
Oct 12th Cross Country @ Tenino 3:30
Oct 13th Football @ Wahkiakum 7:00
Oct 14th Volleyball @ PeEll 5:45/7:00
Spreadprivacy.com shares how to encrypt your Mac, WindowsPC, iPhone and Android to safeguard your data and privacy in this article.
WhyPrivacyMatters.org reminder: Not all information in your control is yours to share.
MakeUseOf declares: Don’t Buy a Smart TV — Buy a Roku Instead, making the argument that technology changes more frequently than you replace your TV, and Roku units cost a fraction anyway.
Also from MUO: How to Stop Third-Party Apps From Accessing Your Private Data on Social Media
And finally, in a perfect blend of harvesting and, um, Legos, this link to a Lego-powered hay baler. You read that right.
Thanks to Tom Boone for that post.
Toledo High School FCCLA members, (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) are selling “Right Response” First Aid kits.
October is Fire Safety Month and Breast Cancer Awareness month.
You can order through the 20th of October online,* thru a Member or at the High School. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please support our efforts through the following link:
Mark your calendars: FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Sponsored by Toledo Youth Cheerleading
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – until the last game
Location: Toledo High School Commons
$5.00/1 Bingo Card or
$20.00/5 Bingo Cards
Bring your family out for an afternoon of Bingo fun and prizes. Approximately 20 games of Bingo will be played. Prize baskets are donated by the Toledo Youth Cheerleaders and their families.
Thank you for your support!
***This is not a Toledo School District sponsored event.***
Jill Davis says: Let people know that we have a few 2017 Walk in the Park t-shirts remaining, for sale at City Hall.
The 2017 t-shirts are $10.00 each (last years $8.00 each). Adult sizes are limited and plenty of youth sizes! Thank you!
Contact Jill at (360)864-4564.
Last week’s update on Logan Grove’s heart condition triggered this post:
The Toledo High School Leadership Class is putting on this fundraiser in hopes to help out Logan!
Logan is a Class of 2018 student who learned last Spring he had a rare genetic heart disorder, and with persistence and prayers has responded favorably to treatment, though he will need surgery. More details on Facebook.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Email your news, reviews and events to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Other Toledo is on Facebook.