- Toledo High School Dedicates New Electronic Sign
- Toledo Middle School Shares Important Alert Information
- Press Release: Cowlitz Tribe Thanks WA State Energy Site Evaluation Council
- Common Ground Toledo Brings WinterFest to Downtown Planters, Gardens
- Thursday: Gallery 505 Opening Night
- Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive, Christmas Tree Sales Open
- Weekend & Beyond: Holiday Bazaar, Walk N’ Knock, Book & Bake Sale, Tree Lighting, Dine In Dinner, more...
Tuesday Toledo High School hosted Sandy Miller-Brusco and 4 family members spanning 5 generations to dedicate their new electronic reader board, generously donated by Ms Miller-Brusco in loving memory of her late husband(s) Gene Miller Sr. and Coach “Primo” Brusco.
Said Ms Miller-Brusco: “I’ve been dreaming of making this (installation) happen for 2 years now.” She thanked Toledo Schools Superintendent Chris Rust for helping her to accomplish her dream. The original 4 rotating screens include photos Miller-Brusco sent for posting. “Do you know which one I have gotten the most comments on?” she asked. “The American flag.”
Toledo salutes her and her family in commemorating Gene Miller Sr. and Coach “Primo” Brusco Tuesday.
Important Information from Toledo Middle School:
(Yesterday afternoon), a TMS student reported the receipt of threatening text messages. The threats were of such a nature that we elected to lock down TMS and Cowlitz Prairie Academy as a precaution. Law enforcement were contacted and investigated. They concluded that there was no credible threat and the schools were cleared from lock down and normal operations resumed.
If you are the parent of a student in the Toledo district, you should have received two automated messages. One announcing the lock down and another announcing that we were clear and resuming normal operations. At no time was there an actionable threat to students or staff, but the messages were serious enough that we felt the precaution was indicated. Mrs. Ogden is sending a letter home to families of TMS. If you have questions, please contact your student's school.
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Chairman William Iyall issued the attached press release (yesterday afternoon). The Washington State’s Energy Site Evaluation Council has recommended to Governor Inslee that the Vancouver Energy proposal be denied. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe thanks the Council for this thoughtful recommendation. Vancouver Energy would have operated for twenty years, but could have impacted the lower Columbia River ecosystems and communities for decades.
Common Ground Toledo’s Linda Bird-Sonne shares: You may notice the planters downtown have gotten their Holiday facelifts! Included in the 3 photos attached below are Common Ground Toledo volunteers Gary, Rhonda, and Joh. (...I'm behind the camera).
We all spent Monday afternoon pruning and dividing perennials in the downtown planters, then attaching the decorative Christmas Swags that Gary, Rhonda, and Joh had made to the outside of the planter box. A small evergreen 'forest' now graces the planters in the Gospodor Eagle lot.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...everywhere you go, in To-le-do!
Toledo’s Brandie Devine reminder from Baydo’s RV Sales Page:
We really appreciate all the donations we have received for our giving box to benefit HRN sponsored Womens/Childrens Shelter in Lewis County. Here is the answers to our most frequently asked questions:
1. What should I donate? - *food (non expired)*stuffed animals (clean & like new condition) *Diapers & Wipes (all sizes) *Personal Care Items: Shampoo/Conditioner/Toothpaste/Soap/(travel size KITS are the most needed)*Childrens Movies (Disney or G rated, in like new condition) *Clothing (New is preferred or like new condition)
2. Our phone number for more info: 360 748 9400
3. Do you accept cash donations? YES!!!!!!! If you wish to make a charitable donation we would gladly accept any amount! Filing with taxes? No problem... Just make your check out to HUMAN RESPONSE NETWORK - Womens Shelter & we will get it to them!
4. How long we will be collecting items: December 18 until 5:30 pm
5. How many items can I donate: As many as you want!! The propane discount is up to 5 gallons of propane per day FREE with 5 donated items.
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS PARTICIPATED!
Today: Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners holds their book discussion on The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, then selects next month’s read. Meets last Wednesday monthly.
Library open until 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday & Saturday.
Heads up: bring your Letters to Santa by December 9.
Thursday: Toledo Fire District 2 is hosting a paint night this Thursday at 6pm!
$25.00 per person. Family friendly ages 10 and up. Space is limited and you must pre-register. Contact Kim Satcher to register. All proceeds go to the Toledo Volunteer Firefighters Association!
Also Thursday: Gallery 505 Opening Night Christmas 4-8 p.m. featuring December’s theme: Gifts Under $100. Locally crafted art homemade and handcrafted by local makers for unique and personal presents your loved ones will remember for Christmases to come. Support your hometown small indie painters, sculptors, weavers and carvers, jewelers and creators, writers and more. Make this holiday special.
Open Wednesdays - Saturdays through December 24. Also on Facebook.
Friday: Christmas Tree Sales open across from Main Toledo Fire Department.
- Who - Toledo Presbyterian Church
- What - American Red Cross Blood Drive
- When - 12:30 - 5:30 PM Friday, December 1, 2017
- Where - 312 Augustus Street
- Why - The Need Is Constant. The Gratification Is Instant. Give Blood.
For more information, contact Kathy Hill 360.219.7756
Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1.800.RED.CROSS
Toledo Food Bank Annual Walk N’ Knock 10 a.m. - Noon. Toledo Food Bank notes personal care items are in short supply right now, especially women’s sanitary goods (sealed boxes/packages only). Also low on stock: pet food & supplies, plus baby diapers, formula and baby food.
ISO:* Supporters to give an hour or two in the warehouse following the Annual Walk N’ Knock event December 2nd to process donations collected by neighborhood volunteers. Students seeking to fulfill their Community Service hours would be warmly welcomed.
ISO:* Social Media specialist to establish and maintain a page on social media, post weekly updates and news of Toledo Food Bank. Requires less than one hour weekly after initial setup. This is a volunteer position. Students welcomed. Apply during open hours (see Holiday Schedule above).
ISO:* Large cargo trailer to store shelving and other durable goods. Weather-tight and clean - no mildew, oil, or unsafe conditions. Any size up to 40’. To donate, contact email@example.com details.
*ISO = In Search Of
SANTA WILL ALSO BE VISITING FROM 12-2pm
Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony 5 p.m at Toledo Boat Launch
Monday: The Toledo Lions Club will host a free health screening unit for school children on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Toledo Elementary School.
Tuesday: Toledo School District BOD will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Community Study Session - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Toledo High School library. Public is invited to attend.*
Wednesday: Toledo Cheesecake Club Holiday Potluck convenes 6:30 p.m. at Camp Singing Wind. (310.741.2672).
From Toledo School District :
- Toledo School District BOD will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Community Study Session - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Toledo High School library. Public is invited to attend. (noted above)*
- Toledo School District BOD will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Facilities Master Plan - at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Toledo High School library. Public is invited to attend.
- Toledo School District BOD will conduct their Regular Board Meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Toledo Middle School library. Public is invited to attend.
From Toledo Youth Football: Ok gang the banquet is set for December 13th at the Toledo high school 6pm until 8pm it's a potluck so bring your favorite dish drinks and desserts are covered hope to see everyone there thanks
Note: The Other Toledo’s columnist will be getting her Christmas present early this year, seated in the oral surgeon’s chair at some unholy hour (before noon) today and optimistically returning home with a brand new implant. Further, my new dental student has asked me to return Thursday morning, again at some unreasonable hour (before noon) to make minor adjustments to a new crown slated for installation in a couple weeks.
So I may not regain my land legs right away. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.
For those who do not possess patience and understanding, now is a good time to take your best shot.
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