- WDVA: Gov. Inslee Orders Flag Lowering to Honor Police Chief Michael Knapp *
- PSA: Walking Home After Dark - Safety Matters *
- National Weather Service: Near-Freezing Morning Temps *
- USA.GOV: Can You Cook A Frozen Turkey?
- Consumer Protection Washington: IRS Scam Alive & Well *
- WDFW: Celebration Today - Making Way For Salmon! *
- Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Can You ID Me? *
- Not Strictly Toledo: WDFW: Celebration Today - Making Way For Salmon! *
- Today: Toledo Community Library Hosts US Census Bureau Jobs Info Event
- Today: Food Bank Open Tonight, School Board & Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Thursday Market, Planning Commission, Coffee House *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Washington State Department of Agriculture: Over 3,000 Free Photos
Did you know we have over 3,000 photos of Washington agriculture available for non-commercial use? Just credit WSDA when you use the photos! Follow our Flickr account to be notified when we upload new photos! https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdagov/
WDVA: Today - Inslee Orders Flag Lowering to Honor Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp
#FlagLowering - 11/20/19 (Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp)
Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Michael Knapp, Interim Police Chief for Lynden, Washington, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Interim Police Chief Knapp, 79, passed away on November 6, 2019, from injuries sustained when he was struck by a truck.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Please notify your staff and all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 1:00 pm, at Christ the King Church in Bellingham.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
PSA - Erin Malunat: Walking After Dark - Safety Matters
Hey everyone! Please remind kids that when walking home after practice or other activities (that) drivers cannot see you until we are right up to you. Please put something reflective on your backpack, or jacket...Something...It would be devastating to have a tragedy happen to one of our kids in the community…
*Original post attracted reader solutions and remedies. Add yours, help solve this problem.
Tomorrow: Coffee House Thursday
7 - 9-ish PM on November 21.
Hosted by Toledo High School.
National Weather Service: Near-Freezing Morning Temps
- Wednesday - Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Light and variable wind.
- Wednesday Night - Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 28. Light east northeast wind.
- Thursday - Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind.
- Thursday Night - Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Friday - Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 50.
USA.GOV: Can You Cook A Frozen Turkey?
Q: Fact or myth? You can cook a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving.
Check it out here: https://tinyurl.com/vz4bhs9
Debunk more food safety myths before you start cooking for the holidays: https://tinyurl.com/vre5c3q
WAState Department of Natural Resources: Wanted - 30 FT Firefighters (550 PT)
DNR is looking for a few good men and women to join the ranks of our wildfire fighting force. We have officially opened 30 full-time firefighter positions, but act quick, all applications are due by December 1. We have also opened 550 seasonal positions with a longer application time. You can visit this link for answers to regularly asked questions
Consumer Protection Washington: IRS Scam Alive & Well
The IRS Scam is alive and well and we are seeing lots of fake letters and emails circulating.
Contact the IRS at 800-829-1040: https://tinyurl.com/whg5ll6
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: Celebration Today - Making Way For Salmon!
Coho salmon will have an easier time swimming up the Middle Fork of the Newaukum River near Chehalis this fall, thanks to a project funded by the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office posted: Can You ID Me?
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: Today - US Census Bureau Jobs Info Event
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.
Order up October’s Page Turner selection from the TRL Kiosk. Meets last Wednesdays.
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
And tell Charlie I sent you.
Gallery 505: Final week! November Exhibit - Layers
Join us in exploring the many layers to our artwork at this month's "Layers" theme at Gallery 505 Artist Cooperative. This month we are featuring art by Bobbi Cannon, Marilyn Dove, Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Fish, John Glasser, Thelma Hauge, Curtis Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Katie Morgan, Mike Morgan, Linda Shepherd, Janice Sutherin and Pauli Wolfe.
Open Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 5 PM through November 23.
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.
Also Tonight: 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.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Also Tonight: Toledo School District: November Regular School Board Meeting
November Regular School Board Meeting 7 PM Wednesday @ TMS Library.
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
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:
- Sunday 12/8, 1-5pm, Shop Local Holiday Bazaar at Bateaux!
All the events, all fall and winter!
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.
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
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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