- Citizens For Great Toledo Schools Answers Question
- Silent Auction, Community Dinner Supports Senior Center
- Cat’s Meow SNAP! Non-Profit Offers Free/Low Cost Feline Spay/Neuter
- Health Corner: Caffeine & Coffee
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools posted yesterday:
QUESTION DU JOUR
Happy Wednesday! Today's question is a two-part question and answer. Why are the bond projects so expensive? And, why can’t we get community volunteers to do some of this work and save some money?
Two weeks remain to order up your hard copy, ebook, MP3 audio download, or CD via Timberland Regional Library (kiosk in lobby of Toledo Community Library) for October’s Adult Page Turners selection:
Check out their book sale while you’re there, swap your harvested seeds, and enjoy a fresh-brewed cuppa coffee or cocoa for a buck. Donations go to utility expenses, and yours keep the lights on.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Friday: Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second and fourth Fridays monthly behind City Hall. Over 30 years strong.
Yesterday Toledo Senior Center brought $25 flu shots to town, saving a trip to the doctor’s office or a waiting line.
A Silent Auction also kicked off yesterday…
Your continued support of this vital community resource benefits all of us, not only those North of 65 years old.
Do you recall those 100 degree days last summer? Toledo’s Senior Center was first to organize and offer their place as a Cooling Station - in 2 hours flat.
Last year’s Town Hall meeting following the November election packed the house on a weekday - one week after Lewis County Commissioners announced de-funding and withdrawal of long-time county support. As the transition to non-profit entity advances, your patronage of our Senior Center assures their future success.
Here’s to all of you who help keep the doors open.
Tis the season…
My neighbor reported someone recently dumped off half a dozen felines in front of their place, ranging from a few weeks old to adult. Cat’s Meow SNAP! has provided solutions to overpopulation since 2011 with access to free (feral) and low-cost spay & neuter, plus other free/low cost services like vaccinations, deworming, and flea treatment.
Next week’s two reservation dates are filling fast (direct link to real-time updates here), with 15 spots remaining for males only, 8 spots standby for females on Tuesday October 17, and 10 spots standby males / 9 spots standby females on Saturday October 21 at time of press.
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if area shelters no longer had an overabundance of kitties and euthanasia became a thing of the past? Together we can make that happen!
Amazon Smile and iGive.com donate each time you shop online, at no extra cost to you. Or donate via PayPal one time or monthly. One more option:
IN LOVING MEMORY AND IN HONOR OF MR T'S AMAZING SOUL, WE HAVE CHANGED HIS FUNDRAISER TO BE A FUND FOR SPAY/NEUTER & EMERGENCY CARE OF FREE-ROAMING/UN-OWNED CATS....the lost, forgotten and cast away https://www.youcaring.com/inmemoryofmrt
By the way, simply sharing on Facebook via the YouCaring link above can generate up to $37 toward this fund with no out-of-pocket expenses.
Thanks to Twila Collins, Toledo native, for providing a more sensible answer to overpopulation than mass euthanization. Cat’s Meow SNAP! is also on Facebook.
Health Corner: Caffeine & Coffee
Long touted as the Pacific NorthWest's brew of choice, coffee has been blamed for a host of ailments. So let’s kick this week’s post off with an article from MindBodyGreen titled 6 Myths About Caffeine. One source cites the high levels of antioxidants and other compounds in coffee "have been related to better insulin sensitivity, liver function, and reduced chronic inflammation." Further, when used correctly, caffeine can be a useful supplement, helping to improve memory and fitness and even reducing heart disease and stroke risks.
HealthLine cites Seven Reasons Coffee Is Good For You, including fat-burning qualities and reduced risk
LiveStrong cites Harvard Medical School’s Dr Scott T Weis’ 1993 study of 20,000 asthma patients, finding regular coffee imbibers suffered 33% fewer asthma symptoms than non-coffee drinkers.
Time.com posted Is Coffee Good For You? Is Coffee Bad For You? The article outlines the origins of the “bad for you” argument, and outlines a few exceptions. Expectant mothers need to realize their unborn child is very sensitive to caffeine.
AARP reported the good, the bad, and the ugly about caffeine and coffee in this 2013 article titled Coffee For Health - Too Good To Be True? including stomach upset due to acid,* and caffeine interference with certain medications such as Cipro (antibiotic), thyroid medication, drugs for depression, and Tagament (heartburn).
Four short years later, AARP posts Can Drinking Coffee Slow Aging? David Furman, lead author in a Stanford University School of Medicine study, noted that the more caffeine older people took in, the more protected they were against chronic inflammation.
As always, YMMV.**
*Cold-brew coffee to the rescue, with up to 60% reduction in acid.
**YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
***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.
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