- Ethan Siegel: Next Book Finished - In The Beginning
- CDC: Avoid Romaine Lettuce From Coastal Central CA Region
- USDA: Rural Communities $291M In Facilities
- Not Strictly Toledo: LC Solid Waste Tire Recycle
- Today: Gallery 505 First Look/Opening Night
- Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
- Social Media Update: Why The Other Toledo Is Absent From Facebook
Update: now 6:30 PM Wednesdays.
Grab your mat and join us for our weekly all-levels yoga class in the Lodge at Camp Singing Wind. Beginners are welcome!
We're slowing things down this week and offering a gentle flow with an extended final relaxation, leaving you feeling balanced and relaxed.
Suggested donation of $5 - $10 at the door. If this is your first time joining us please arrive 10 minutes early.
Report: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
November 27, 2018
Library: Book & Bake Sale 10 AM - 5 PM this Saturday, plus Santa Visit & Ukulele Music. Letter to Santa Contest continues through December 19 (kids under 12yo) with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place entries. Children that visit the library during Dec will receive a small gift bag.
Historical Society: Updated edition of The Toledo Community Story adds around 40 pages, will be sent to publisher shortly.
TES Kids Garden: The Garden Kids helped Common Ground pull weeds from the planters around town. Thanks go to the Master Gardeners for donating a weather station to the Kids' Garden.
Steamboat Alley: Thanks to Bob Severson for donating a truck load of sand for the pavers. The Iron King has completed two beautiful steel benches, one for the Alley and one for the Eagle.
Common Ground Toledo: Brian Dennis via email: On Nov. 25, CGT volunteers donned their volunteer smocks, trimmed back some unruly garden beds, and cleaned up the gardens throughout town last Sunday. Thanks go to Linda Bird-Sonne for all she’s done over the past for our organization. CGT will be meeting mid-January to talk about the plans for the year, date and time to be announced soon. Contact Brian Dennis or Mayor Dobosh to volunteer with the city in decorating downtown for Xmas.
Toledo Welcome Signs: Site plans for two signs have been sent to the State for approval on SR 505.
Beautification Grant Update: Projects include: 1] fencing at the water tanks (completed); 2] painting the maintenance shop (completed); 3] installing an interpretive sign; 4] installing the Sign Fence (completed); 5] installing the two new Welcome Signs; 6] entrance archway to Steamboat Alley; 7] landscaping at the Gospodor Eagle site.
New Toledo High School Bond: Supt. Chris Rust stated the Bond has been certified with a 72.88% approval. The District will begin selling bonds on December 12. He has scheduled a "Vision: Toledo High School" meeting on January 12. The purpose is to get public input. Contact him at (360)864-6325.
Surveys: The Greater Toledo Area is growing. Mike Morgan is asking for help in putting together a new survey to find out what direction folks would like to see Toledo go as this new development takes place. Contact Mike 864-4278 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming v:T Events
Winterfest Calendar: Whoever said “There’s nothing to do in Toledo”?
Pick up a copy at Gallery 505.
Lighting Downtown: December 1 Mayor Dobosh invited everyone to the Waterfront at 5 p.m. to celebrate the lighting of the Toledo Christmas tree.
Toledo Cheesecake Club: Holiday Cheesecake Theme (Dec. 19) Join us at Camp Singing Wind
Giant Cheese Ball Drop (December 31: Join us in bringing in 2019!
Camp Singing Wind:
- Adult Spanish Class - Mondays at 6;30.
- Yoga - Wednesdays at 6:30.
- Forest School - Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11:30-2:30.
- Wednesday after-school program is 3pm to 5pm. Enrollment spots still open.
- Contact Andrea Jones.
- For info about renting the lodge or the grounds contact Brian Dennis. Cabins for rent are listed on AirBnB.
Morgan Arts Centre: Santa's Workshop for families will be on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Morgan Arts Centre. Sign up early.
Christmas Tree Sale: Fire Department will be selling trees at the station beginning Saturday.
Mt. St. Helens Update: Personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits available at Gifford Pinchot National Forest offices and many local vendors at a cost of $5.00. Permits include a map of cutting area and instructions for cutting Christmas trees on the national forest. 4th graders with “Every Kid in a Park” passes can receive one free Christmas tree permit. More info: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/giffordpinchot/passes-permits/?cid=fsbdev3_005072
Many roads at Mount St. Helens are closed December 1, and some may be blocked by snow before that time. Road closures are detailed in a published booklet that is available free at any Forest Service Office, downloadable as a pdf and downloadable as a GPS enabled app for your smartphone at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/giffordpinchot/maps-pubs. Amy Wilson email@example.com - (360) 449-7831.
Next A.R.E. meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Morgan Arts Centre
Note: NO December Meeting.
Special Thanks to Mike Morgan for this report.
Ethan Siegel announced:
I don't have anything to show you right now, but I do have an exciting announcement:
I finished writing my next book!
Many of you have known that I've been working on a book this year: on the topic of how the Universe actually began. The Big Bang, as you know (possibly from reading all I've put out there), is not the actual beginning of everything, but was preceded and set up by a period of cosmic inflation.
Well, the first completed, revised-and-edited draft of this book is now complete! It is weighing it at 88 pages, ~180 references, ~50 figures (hand-drawn by yours truly!), and about ~51k words.
I can't wait to share it with you, and to take all the steps I can to hopefully have it become the best science book of all for 2019!
We have a working title as well:
In The Beginning: The true scientific story of our Universe's birth
Full post here.
- 11/26/2018 - Outbreak Alert: Don’t eat romaine lettuce from the Coastal Central growing regions of northern and central California. If you can’t confirm where it was grown, don’t eat it. https://go.usa.gov/xPAy5
- USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities That Will Benefit More Than 761,000 Americans - Schools, airport hangars, libraries, and bridges. Rural Development's latest Community Facilities investments includes projects like those and much more. Read about today's $291 million funding announcement here: https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/11/28/usda-announces-investments-rural-community-facilities-will-benefit …
- WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 6 WDFW has (also) tentatively scheduled another dig for Dec. 20-23, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/. Full news release here.
Not Strictly Toledo:
Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
Nov 30th @ Friday Harbor Tip Off Classic
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Winterfest in Toledo is underway!
Holiday Gifts Under $100 (all local artisans) Nov 29 - Dec 23 Art Gallery 505 (864-ARTZ)
Walk N Knock (annual food drive for the Food Bank) December 1 10 am Toledo Food Bank
Toledo Senior Center Bazaar Dec. 1 9 - 3 pm Toledo High School Commons
Book and Bake Sale (Library fundraiser) Dec. 1 10 - 5 pm Toledo Community Library (864-4247)
Christmas Tree Lighting (Everyone is Invited) Dec. 1 5 pm Toledo Waterfront (Boat Launch)
Toledo Fire Department Christmas Tree Sale Dec. 1
Fundraiser For Volunteer Firefighters
Updated Thursday: Rescued bunnies, now doing therapy visits, need veterinary care
November 29 - December 1: LCSW & WSU Host Free Tire Recycle - Mossyrock
December 1: White Pass Volunteer Ski Patrol Benefit Annual Brews Brats & Boards
December 4: Toledo High School Hosts FCCLA Dine-In Dinner
December 9: Santa’s Workshop December 9 at Morgan Arts Centre
December 10: Toledo High School Hosts Coffee House Revival 7 PM
Social Media Update: Why The Other Toledo Is Absent From Facebook
Facebook.com/TheOtherToledo was hacked Thanksgiving Eve, it is believed, along with MsHanson’s FB account. So Twitter is my go-to platform.
Check out: Social media Account hijacked by hackers? You’re not alone.
ABC News Philly affiliate 6abc.com Action News reported: A growing number of social media accounts are getting hijacked with rightful owners getting locked out as reported by Nydia Han during Action News at 11 on November 19, 2018.
Follow Ms Hanson or @Fraidicat2
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