- Toledo School District: 2 Hour ACT Late Start Today *
- Toledo Middle School: STEM State Finalists & Tshirts *
- National Weather Service: Rain Returns Today *
- USDA: USDA Announces its Intent to Ensure Adequate Sugar Supply *
- FoodSafetyNews.com: Federal legislators Ask USDA to ID Tainted Beef Plants *
- WA ATG Ferguson: Emergency Declared For Lewis County Bridge Damage *
- Dancing Moon Yoga: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo, Town Council Meeting *
- Tuesday: v:T Arts, Rec & Events *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Words from Diana: “I’m so Blessed to have the Volunteers that I have... A Big Thank You to each and Everyone that made our Thanksgiving Banquet a Huge Success. I couldn’t have done it alone.
Toledo School District: ACT 2 Hour Late Start Today
Toledo Middle School: STEM State Finalists & Tshirts
Thursday Mrs. Landauer handed out a Toledo Pride shirt!
National Weather Service: Rain Returns Monday
USDA: USDA Announces its Intent to Ensure Adequate Sugar Supply
(Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the U.S. market.
FoodSafetyNews.com posted: Federal legislators call for USDA to name contaminated beef plants
November 16, 2019 - Although a single supplier has not been identified, federal officials know of a number of specific beef plants that are contaminated with a strain of Salmonella behind a deadly outbreak. But, the USDA won’t name those companies.
Seeking to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reveal the information, two members of Congress wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Friday (November 15, 2019).
Excerpt: In their letter to the agriculture secretary, the representative and senator* said the USDA has flawed reasoning regarding why it should withhold information.
*U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY.
*Note: When posting USDA’s FSIS 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 USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
For other food-related alerts, visit visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee declares emergency for Lewis County in response to bridge damage
November 15, 2019 - Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday proclaimed a State of Emergency in Lewis County after an oversized load caused damage to an I-5 overpass within the city of Chehalis.
"It's imperative that we quickly repair this critical stretch of the interstate," Inslee said. "I applaud our Department of Transportation, which responded to inspect the bridge, and revised travel across the structure to keep traffic off of the damage girders. We need a permanent solution and this proclamation will help our state get the resources to make the necessary repairs."
The incident occurred on Oct. 5th at milepost 76. Damages are estimated at $1 million.
In his proclamation, Inslee added that "these emergency conditions caused and continues to limit access to affected roadways for a significant period of time and will require the emergency procurement of a contractor to repair the damage."
The proclamation directs state agencies and departments to utilize resources and do everything reasonably possible to assist affected communities respond to and recover from the incident.
Dancing Moon Yoga posted: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo
Hello, friends! I have a couple of offerings to share with you all:
WOMEN’S GROUP: I am currently facilitating a weekly women’s yoga session in Toledo. Our focus is on feminine embodiment through a sensual fusion of vinyasa and kundalini. Our Friday morning group is currently full, but we are going to be adding a second weekly session! The new group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting in December. Interested? You can sign up for the Tuesday evening session or be added to the waitlist for Friday mornings by sending me a DM. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding these sessions! I have been pouring my heart and soul into them and I am beyond excited to expand this work and continue sharing it with the amazing women in our community.
GENTLE YOGA: Every Monday and Wednesday morning I offer very gentle yoga at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing facility (aka The Mission or St. Mary’s) out on Jackson Hwy from 10am - 11am. These classes are sponsored by the Cowlitz Tribe and are FREE to the community! The class content has been designed with elders in mind, as this is an elders housing facility. But community members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! I have had students in this particular class ranging in age from 7 to 92. Please DM me with any questions.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
Meets 10 AM Mondays unless otherwise posted.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, November 18, 2019.
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
Today: Yoga at St Mary’s - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM 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 City Council meetings first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Tuesday: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Morgan Arts Centre
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1. Approve last month's minutes
2. Old Business
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Beautification Grant Final -- Michelle Whitten
d. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
e. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
f. Toledo Thursday Market -- Brian Dennis
3. v:T Events
a. Winterfest in Toledo — Mayor Dobosh
b. Giant Cheese Ball Drop (Dec. 31) -- Mike Morgan
c. BIG Community Meeting (March 19) -- Mike Morgan
4. Other Events
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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 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!
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 email@example.com
!!NEW!! December 7: Lewis County Holiday Gala 2019 @ Historic Hotel Washington Tickets @ LCgala.brownpapertickets.com
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
November 22: Turkey Bingo Fundraiser @ THS by Toledo Lions Club
November 23: Wood Sorrel Forest Feast @ Camp Singing Wind
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
November 28: Free Thanksgiving Dinner @ St. Francis Mission. RSVP 360.864.4126
November 29: Fish Black Friday For Big Rainbow Trout @ South Lewis County Park Pond
December 4: Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop @ MAC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
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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