- Holiday Weather Outlook
- Day 2: CGT Invites Christmas Crafters To Swag Party
- Toledo High School Gets New Reader Board Through Donation
- Today: Neighboring Onalaska Fire Commissioners Hold Public Meeting
- Tonight: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting
- Wednesday: Early School Release, Thanksgiving Eve Service
- Looking Ahead: Thanksgiving Dinner, Bonanza BBQ Grand Opening
- Tech Report: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Fraud Prevention
More rain plus higher temps leading to runoff from snowmelt triggering a Warning from National Weather Service: Effective Monday evening, NOAA NWS issues a Flood Watch for Toledo & environs tonight through Thursday. Check this link for updates.
Common Ground Toledo posted: The CGT elves got much done (Monday). We forgot to get a photo of Joh Jones before she left, but she worked here in the morning in setup and kept us organized. Ronda Sandoval and I challenged our creativeness and assembled 15 swags from donated boughs, thanks to Camp Singing Wind, and shiny festive ornaments. The swags will soon adorn many of the city planters. Some planters will become mini Christmasy forests. We had few hands to help, but surprisingly got a lot done.
Today, 11/21, I will be here at Rose Cottage - Glenngarann 590 Augustus Street, Toledo from 10am to 3pm working on more Christmas project if anyone would like drop by and help it sure would be appreciated.
From Toledo School District: Grandparents Dinner last week at THS.
Wonderful meal with great folks. Thanks to THS and Chartwell's for the memories.
Plus: Thanks to a generous donation by Sandy Miller Brusco, THS will soon have a new reader board.
This is fully funded by Mrs. Miller Brusco in the spirit of paying it forward in support of the students and community. Watch for details on a dedication of the sign in the near future.
Today: Neighboring Onalaska Fire Department (Lewis County Fire Protection District #1) has seen one-third of their number turn in their gear in the past few days. Department Commissioners have called a meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the future of their fire department. Details from Monday night on Facebook and on King5.com.
Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) held 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department main station. Open to the public.
Visit http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html for more info.
Looking ahead: Toledo Schools reminder:
- November 22nd early release
- November 23rd & 24th No School
Wednesday: Toledo First Baptist Church hosts a Community Thanksgiving Eve Service 6:30 p.m. November 22. Open to the community. Contact (360)864-2550 for more info.
Thursday: RSVP early…
Friday: Path of Hope Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Saturday: Toledo Event Center Grand Opening Noon - 6 p.m. Home of Bonanza BBQ & Catering, early pics in October whetted local appetites for sweet, smoky down-home cooking in a beautifully remodeled facility.
GRAND OPENING at TOLEDO EVENT CENTER. Kitchen open for dine in or take out, Free samples. Come see new Event Center ready for your party or business needs. Gift certificates available for Purchase.
Change of Date: Toledo Cheesecake Club Holiday Potluck, 6:30 p.m. December 6 @ Camp Singing Wind (310-741-2672)
Tech Report: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Fraud Prevention
Warnings of recycled scams and new online threats to watch out for during your 2017 holiday shopping.
MarketWatch reports: Think twice before you download the app for your favorite store: More than 32,000 malicious mobile apps are leveraging the names of five top brands to lure customers into scams, the research found, and 1 in 25 mobile apps found under a “Black Friday” search in app stores were unsafe to use.
Below, five ways to protect yourself while shopping online:
- Create unique usernames and passwords
- Monitor your bank account
- Beware of odd links
- Don’t shop on public Wi-Fi
- Use two-step authentication
USA TODAY covers fake Amazon Gift cards, phony Walmart sites & cyberscams in this article, citing: Two in five U.S. consumers have fallen victim to an online phishing attack, according to a 2017 Cyber Monday Phishing Survey by DomainTools.
Avoid getting scammed:
- Stop chasing any and all deals
- Learn how to spot a fake
- Recognize the risks of rushing
- Ask yourself why Amazon would be sending you a free gift card? Really?
- As you order gifts online, don’t get tripped up by fake email alerts
MakeUseOf reveals: 7 Scams to Watch Out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- Bait and Switch: Online and In-Store Variants
- Beware Cards Bearing “Gifts”
- Like Farming
- Delivery Problems
- You Don’t Receive Purchases
- Don’t Always Trust Amazon Emails
- Bumping the Price Up, Then Lowering It Again
ICYMI:* Better Business Bureau posted: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back
*ICYMI = In Case You Missed It
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