- Wood Sorrel Forest Feast: First Annual Fundraiser *
- National Weather Service: Today’s Forecast - Sunny Afternoon In Store *
- FTC: FTC Stops Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme *
- FCC: Phone Scammers See Opportunity in Open Enrollment Season *
- FDA: Amneal Pharmaceuticals Recalls Ranitidine Syrup, Tablets *
- WA ATG: Federal Judge Strikes Down Release of 3D-Printed Guns *
- WA Dept of Ecology: Recycling Is Still The Right Thing To Do *
- Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: WA First to Legalize Human Composting *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Mt St Helens Club Hike *
- 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 *
Welcome to the first annual Wood Sorrel Forest Feast, a fundraiser for the Wood Sorrel Forest School!
The feast will be prepared by local professional chefs bringing the mission of our school to your table. The evening includes fresh local food & drinks, gluten free and vegetarian options, raffle baskets, a slideshow, showcase stations, live piano, director’s speech and more! Come see what we are all about…
Wood Sorrel Forest School is a place-based program celebrating the deep roots and rich diversity of humans and nature right here on our school grounds, in our own community and beyond. Students in our program learn to honor, respect, enjoy and protect the environment we inhabit and those with whom we share it.
Come one, come all to the Forest for a feast!
An evening to delight
In simple pleasures done right
Local food brought to your table
Bid on baskets as you’re able
From the comfort of your seat you’ll
Take a tour of this unique school
Where big and small
The creatures crawl
While seeds are sowing
Green life is growing
Our young ones play
And learn all day
The magic of nature
And childhood preserved
At Wood Sorrel Forest School!
We are fortunate to have many generous sponsors helping with the event including: Nature Nurture Farmacy, Gather Green, Fourth Circle, Dragonfly Chocolates, Millcreek Homegrown, Good Stuff Foodcart, Camp Singing Wind, Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters, Avenue Espresso Mary's Corner, Winlock Hillfarm
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM PT to 10:00 PM PT
Place: Camp Singing Wind Lodge
Address: 388 Salmon Creek Rd, Toledo, WA 98591
1. All ticket sales are final. If you find you are unable to attend an event, you may transfer your reservation to someone else, but no refunds will be issued.
2. There are a limited number of attendees.
3. Parking is available at the lodge.
Hosted by Wood Sorrel Forest School and Camp Singing Wind
WA Ag Chat: FFA Scholarships
2020 Application Information
Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Scholarships support non-FFA and FFA high school seniors and collegiate members.
Just one application is required for multiple opportunities!
Application Live (11/1/2019)
Application Deadline 1/15/2020
Supplemental Deadline 1/22/2020
(Advisor Validation, Ford Endorsement, AFGAL Farmer Endorsement, BRIDGE Endorsement)
Questions about the application? Please email FFA@applyISTS.com.
Special thanks to Karla Salp of WA Ag Chat.
National Weather Service: Today’s Forecast - Sunny Afternoon In Store
- Wednesday - Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
- Wednesday Night - Areas of fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Calm wind.
- Thursday - A 30 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
- Thursday Night - Rain likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 45. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Friday - Rain likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
FTC: FTC Stops Student Loan Debt Relief Scheme that Allegedly Bilked Consumers out of Millions
Operators of alleged scheme claimed to be affiliated with the federal government and falsely promised to help reduce or even eliminate consumers’ student loans, agency says.
The FTC’s complaint against Arete Financial Group and several related companies alleged that the defendants used radio and television ads, as well as online ads and telemarketing calls in which they pretended to be affiliated with the Department of Education, to promise to enroll consumers in student loan forgiveness, consolidation, and repayment programs to reduce or eliminate their monthly payments and principal balances.
The defendants allegedly charged illegal upfront fees as high as $1,800 when consumers agreed to use the defendants’ services. However, instead of delivering on the sweeping benefits they promised, operators of the scheme usually contacted a consumer’s loan servicer to place the consumer’s loans into temporary forbearance or deferment status, without the consumer’s authorization or knowledge, according to the FTC’s complaint.
How to Avoid Student Loan Debt Relief Scams
To help consumers avoid falling victim to such fraud, the FTC has consumer education materials related to student loan debt relief scams at ftc.gov/StudentLoans.
Only scammers promise fast loan forgiveness, and they often pretend to be affiliated with the government. Consumers should never pay an upfront fee for help, and should not share their Federal Student Aid ID with anyone.
FTC: The FTC, Military Consumer and Federal Communications Commission will host a Facebook Live Q&A on scams (today) at NOON ET.
Tune in right here on the FTC Facebook page!
FCC: Phone Scammers See Opportunity in Open Enrollment Season
Malicious spoofing uses falsified caller ID to mask a caller’s identity to trick consumers. For example, there have been recent reports about scam calls appearing to be from insurers during open enrollment season: https://go.usa.gov/xPHsR
FDA: Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ranitidine Tablets, USP, 150mg and 300mg, and Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP), 15 mg/mL, Due to Possible Presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity
November 12, 2019 - Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Bridgewater, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, and Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP), 15 mg/mL to the consumer level.
Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Prescription ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The affected Ranitidine Tablets, USP and Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP) were distributed directly to Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers and Repackagers.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
WA ATG: FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES DOWN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACTION ALLOWING RELEASE OF 3D-PRINTED GUNS
Court agrees with AG Ferguson: Administration's attempt to deregulate downloadable gun files was illegal
November 12, 2019 - OLYMPIA - A federal judge ruled today that the Trump Administration violated federal law in its efforts to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet.
“Given the agency's prior position regarding the need to regulate 3D-printed firearms and the CAD files used to manufacture them, it must do more than simply announce a contrary position,” Judge Lasnik wrote. “Overall, the Department of State concluded that the worldwide publication of computerized instructions for the manufacture of undetectable firearms was a threat to world peace and the national security interests of the United States and would cause serious and long-lasting harm to its foreign policy. Against these findings, the federal defendants offer nothing.”
“It is baffling that the Trump Administration continued to work so hard to allow domestic abusers, felons and terrorists access to untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns,” Ferguson said. “Even the president himself said in a tweet that this decision didn’t make any sense — one of the rare instances when I agreed with him. I’m thankful the court agrees, too.”
WA ATG: AG FERGUSON STATEMENT ON DACA ARGUMENT BEFORE US SUPREME COURT
WA State Parks: Public invited to newly renovated Goldendale Observatory
Goldendale Observatory’s giant telescope is open to the public at Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site, 1602 Observatory Drive, Goldendale.
- Thanksgiving Weekend - Nov. 30, Dec. 1: 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
- Christmas/New Year's Weekend - Dec. 27, 28, 29: 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
The Goldendale Observatory is home to one of the nation’s largest publicly accessible telescopes. The observatory is situated on five hilltop acres 2,100 feet above sea level and 2 miles north of downtown Goldendale. The site is well-known for its vivid sunsets, stunning daytime views of the countryside and magnificent views of the universe at night. The park has attracted hundreds of thousands of sky-watchers since its dedication in 1973. Learn more about the park and observatory.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Shop with a Cop Application Deadline November 14
Application available to download: https://www.lewiscountyuw.com/content/shop-cop
Lewis County BOCC: Special Meeting Notice: Budget information presentation Nov. 14
Recommended: Lecture - Civil Conversation in an Angry Age - November 14
This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program. Find out more about our free, public events across Washington State at www.humanities.org.
Hosted by Centralia College Foundation.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility shared: Head Start on the Holidays
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.
Not Strictly Toledo2: Mt St Helens Club Day Hike - Burnt Bridge Creek Trail
9 AM – 2 PM Today
Drive 78 mi. r.t. Hike up to 5-6 mi.out and back on flat paved trail.
Leader: Art 360-270-9991
Event details sometimes change. Mt. St. Helens Club requires all guests and members to call the hike leader to sign up and confirm carpool meeting location(s). Event end times are estimates.
*This group has hikes scheduled twice a week through February at this link - seriously!
And they always post some extraordinary panoramas & views.
Not Strictly Toledo3: The Chip Guy
Lewis County’s premier gleaning resource, reducing waste while distributing surplus produce, soft drinks, bread - and chips. There’s no telling what finds you’ll net. Drop your donation in the big jar to help cover fuel & expenses, bring your own bags & recycle your extras, and score seasonal & year-round favorites.
Read the FAQ page, check to see if a distro is scheduled, and head over to the warehouse.
Richard The Chip Guy says: Be kind to the volunteers, listen to the traffic guy, don’t show up early and don’t park at the neighboring homes across the street. Share.
Today: Toledo Senior Center holds their monthly meeting 1 PM second Wednesdays to take care of the business end of things.
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: Gallery 505 Artists Coop - November Exhibit - Layers
Next: Gallery 505 will host Holiday Gifts under $100. Will run 11/29 thru 12/22.
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays.
Also tonight: Toledo Community Library hosts Walking the Camino Trail With the Caley’s
Check out the sale rack for new titles, enjoy a fresh cup of your favorite hot drink, relax in comfy armchairs, or print out a few pages or copies. Check out this month’s Page Turners Book Club held last Wednesdays - new members welcome.
And tell Charlie I sent you.
Next up: TRL Free Art Class December 12 - Zentangle
And our food vendors will also be there with all your weekly wholesome choices.
Don't miss out!
Open 2 - 6 PM at 115 Ramsey Way.
Also Thursday: Lewis County Fire District #2 Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Open to the public.
Looking Ahead: Annual Santa’s Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Santa’s Workshops are taught in early December by Di & Mike Morgan at the Morgan Arts Centre, located at 190 Plomondon Rd. in Toledo, Washington.
We accept children ages 6 to 16 accompanied by a parent or adult helper.
A light snack and all materials are included.
Class size is limited to 18 so preregistration is recommended.
Pre-register by calling 360-864-4278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Nov 14th &15th First Round Playoffs
Nov 22nd Semi Finals
Nov 23rd State Final
Nov 14th, 15th & 16th State in Yakima
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo Fire Department Surplus - 1997 Ford Northstar Ambulance
(Photos @ https://www.toledofire2.com/)
The fire department is surplusing: 1997 Ford NorthStar Ambulance
7.3 Turbo Diesel 160,718 Miles Sold AS IS. Starting Bid: $2,800.00
Sealed Bids Due 4 PM November 14
Return Bids to: Lewis Fire District #2 ~PO BOX 309 ~Toledo, WA 98591
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.
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
Bateaux Cellars: Fall Events
We’ve still got our summer hours until the time changes this weekend: 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:
- 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!
!!NEW!! November 28: Free Thanksgiving Dinner @ St. Francis Xavier Mission
1 PM - Call 360-864-4126 to let us know you are coming.
!!!NEW!! November 29: Fish Black Friday For Big Rainbow Trout hosted by WDFW
Includes South Lewis County Park Pond, to be restocked with 12 - 16-inch trout.
!!NEW!! December 4: Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop @ Morgan Arts Center
Sue Watcher will be teaching/guiding students in a Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop on December 4th. Contact email@example.com for information about time, costs, and enrollment process.
!!NEW!! December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
November 11-17: WDFW Seven Day Razor Clam Dig
November 13: Camino Trail with Caleys @ Toledo Community Library
November 16: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Toledo Senior Center - RSVP 360.864.2112
November 22: Turkey Bingo Fundraiser @ THS by Toledo Lions Club
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
December 7: Toledo Walk N Knock 2019 benefiting Toledo Food Bank
December 7: Christmas Time In Toledo @ Toledo High School - Toledo Senior Center
December 7: Paint Night sponsored by the THS Class of 2021
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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