- Mike Hedges: Fall Colors Paddle at Lake Sacajawea Today *
- Toledo FCCLA: November 9 FCCLA Comedy Night
- National Weather Service: Rainy & Windy *
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Know Your Soils - Today *
- Toledo Senior Center: Flu Shots Coming To A Senior Center Near You *
- Visiting Hooves: Cooks Hill Assisted Living Visit *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Food Bank Open Tonight, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market, Planning Commission, School Board *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Mike Hedges: Fall Colors Paddle at Lake Sacajawea
2 PM Today!
Toledo Middle School posted: Another T Awarded
TES PTO shared: Happy Birthday!
Only $5 a day, can be used for all sorts of occasions! Pay in the school office!
Toledo School District: Weight Room Upholstery Upgrades
We appreciate the time and effort of your donation! Students and community members will benefit!
Toledo FCCLA: November 9 FCCLA Comedy Night @ Donna's Place
Susan Jones is a tenacious headlining comedian. As a recent bride, dog lover, Pez collector, single mom, strip club DJ, and survivor the 80s and 90s, Susan has a broad range of life experience to draw from.
Alex is an upbeat, positive comedian and an LA transplant living in Washington. He loves making people laugh with jokes about his life, his dog, and being kind of Jewish. Alex was selected "Best of the Fest" at the 2018 Burbank Comedy Festival.
Tickets $15 each | 18 and older after 8:00PM
Prime Rib Dinner starting at 5:00
Make your Prime Rib reservation by November 7th
Get your tickets at Donna's
Toledo School District: THS Celebrates USA Day
Wood Sorrel Forest School: Spring Bird Homes
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Rain And Wind
- Wednesday - Rain. High near 57. Light and variable wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Wednesday Night - Rain. Low around 44. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Thursday - Rain. High near 57. South southwest wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night - Rain. Low around 40. South wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Friday - Rain. High near 54. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Winter Is Coming - Are You Prepared?
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Know Your Soils
Learn how to improve your home's soil and come play in the dirt!
The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will teach a Know Your Soils class at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Fort Borst Park's Kitchen 1. Sign up soon, so you can receive instructions on how to collect your soil sample and the other materials you need to bring to class. Pre-registered participants will receive a free soil-testing kit (one per family please). The class is limited to 30 people. Please call 360-740-1216 or email email@example.com to sign up.
Next up: Advanced Composting October 30
Toledo Senior Center: Flu Shots - Coming To A Senior Center Near You
Lewis County Senior Centers are offering flu shots at all our nutrition sites this year. This service is provided to you by Centralia Pharmacy.
Thursday, October 17th
Twin Cities Senior Center 9:00am-Noon (360) 748-0061
Pe Ell Sr Center - 1:00pm-2:00pm (360) 291-3636
Friday, October 18th
Toledo Senior Center WA 9:00am-Noon (360) 864-2112
Olequa-Winlock Senior Center 1:00pm-3:00pm (360) 785-4325
Please bring your medicare or insurance card with you. Allow yourself time for waiting and filling out paperwork. There is no appointment necessary.
Visiting Hooves reported: Cooks Hill Assisted Living Visit
Anyway, I got a chance to do some "stress bonding " with Luna and Elsa. I'm trying to bond the 2 girls, they have been living next to each other for a year, and they have been kept together in the same carrier on trips with no fighting. I hope they bond as Elsa has been depressed since last year when her bonded husbun died.
*Therapy Animal Nonprofit Devastated By Hardship
Victoria Smith is the founder and president of Visiting Hooves, a 501c3 Nonprofit. She and her husband, Ron Smith, have been spreading love and joy since 2015 with miniature therapy horses and therapy bunnies, traveling to memory cares, senior assisted living, hospices, schools, and special needs groups. Their goal has always been to bring happiness to people with emotional or physical disabilities. Now they are the (af)flicted ones.
In May 2019, Ron Smith was declared legally blind. He still tries to help on therapy visits, but it is very difficult. He can no longer drive and finds it hard to see even faces or inside rooms.
The couple normally travels to visits with the animals, but now feel the need to keep closer to home. They wish to remodel a building on their property into an onsite therapy center. This would enable programs with seniors, special needs groups, youth groups, retired veterans, etc. to bring their people to Visiting Hooves for interaction with the therapy animals. Visitors could pet and love on the mini horses and bunnies, raise their spirits, and laugh with joy. Therapists could bring their clients for AAT (animal assisted therapy) sessions. It would bring happiness to so many people.
With your help, it can happen! Please, donate to help keep this beloved Nonprofit organization alive! Thank you!
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.
Reminder: Lewis County Leaf Exchange Dates - November 9 & November 23
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.
Don’t forget to order up this month’s Page Turners Book Club read from the TRL Kiosk.
Today - Make Your Own Doll
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
And 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.
Open Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 5 PM through October 26.
Also on Facebook
Today: Yoga at St Marys - 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!
Tonight: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesday monthly, dessert at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7 PM, Cafe Aromaz @ 408 Silver Street.
Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Toledo Community Food Bank has added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
You can help get the word out to neighbors in need. No income guidelines or forms are required. Remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes. Volunteers will transfer goods to your crates, totes or laundry baskets, AND help you load up your vehicle if you ask.
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
*If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
**Upcoming: Holiday shopping events & special hours/dates in November & December.
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays, 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Thursday: Great Washington ShakeOut 2019 October 17
*Due to community response last year, Toledo Fire Department will NOT sound the alert @ 10:17 AM Thursday, but will participate in office. Because the alert system is a simple non-specific siren, some residents mistook this annual state- and world-wide drill for a genuine emergency.
*National Weather Service: Great Washington ShakeOut 10:17AM Thursday October 17
Also Thursday: Story Time @ Toledo Community Library
Toledo Thursday Market @ Steamboat Landing, 115 Ramsey Way 2 - 6 PM
City of Toledo Planning Commission 7 PM @ City Council Chambers
Toledo School District Regular Board Meeting
Agenda link here.
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Oct 18th vs. Wahkiakum 7:00 *Homecoming
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Nov 1st vs. Mossyrock 7:00
Nov 8th Crossover
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 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 17th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Oct 22nd vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
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
2020 Seed Swap Reminder: Save Now
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
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!
Bateaux Cellars: Fall Events
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!
October 19: 3rd Saturday Pancake Breakfast @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
October 19: 2nd Annual “Night of Magic” benefiting Lewis County Seniors
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz IndianPow Wow @ Clark County Event Center
October 20: Beef Stew Dinner @ Toledo Senior Center
October 23: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Booster Night w Pumpkin Carving
October 26: Toledo School Board Special Mtg @ High School- Cultural Diversity
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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