- CGGC lauds Toledo’s helping hands
- TSD Press Release
- Tech Report
Downtown decor is lighting up too. More photos on Common Ground Garden Community online.
*Pssst: Wait’ll you hear what’s next!
Tis the Season - Via Facebook, Camp Singing Wind says: Anybody interested in cutting their own Christmas Tree? How about a pig for the livestock lover in your family? ...or for your freezer? Message back on FB and keep it local.
Community Learns About Toledo High School Needs Over Dinner
TOLEDO December 1, 2016 — Community members toured Toledo High School to learn more about the facility’s needs as part of Dine In Day sponsored by FCCLA. Students from Toledo High School conducted tours of the school and answered questions and then served a complimentary spaghetti dinner for an estimated crowd of 80.
Students highlighted safety, learning and energy efficiency deficits in the 41-year –old building and talked about some of the updates needed. “It’s sad that some of the artwork has been damaged by water in the art room”, said student Brianna Beecroft. Parents saw evidence of outdated equipment, electrical and plumbing supplies as well as problems with leaking walls, windows and ceilings. “The building was constructed 40 years ago before seismic engineering and energy efficiencies were developed. As a result, this building is cold in the winter and hot in the spring and would not fare well in an earthquake”, according to Superintendent Chris Rust.
Voters in the Toledo district will consider a $14.2 million bond measure in February. The measure is nearly $10 million less than the bond which did not pass in 2014. Community members concluded a study of the district’s facilities in June and recommended a prioritized list of projects to the board in July. The district has been providing building tours and information to the community regarding the proposed measure and the projects since then. “I lead tours of the high school every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. and again at halftime of each home varsity basketball game. I want our neighbors to be fully informed when they complete their ballot”, said Rust. “This is all about promises made and promises kept.”
More information about the proposed bond can be found on the district’s website, www.toledoschools.us as well as on the district’s Facebook page.
Via Facebook, Greg says: Back up, back up, back up. You do not want this.
While we’re on the subject of Facebook, you might think twice before you post: Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos.
A Grey Area Computer Repair is on Facebook.
AARP reports: New Amazon Phishing Scam: ‘Confirm Your Information’ to Process Order. This one already landed in my gmail Primary inbox. No, I didn’t open it.
I called A Grey Area Computer Repair, Greg rolled up his sleeves and posted this link on determining legitimate emails from the online retailer.
From Money Talks News, 10 Simple Money Moves to Make Before the New Year including a simple way to reduce your risk of ID Theft.
MTN also has great resources on various debt and credit issues, and more.
Though data breaches are beyond your control, How I Got Rid Of 4 Filing Cabinets (& All My Bookcases)* is relevant even two years later, as paper thieves need no sophisticated skills. Included are links on going (mostly) paperless. (MTN agrees.)
*This annual post arrives in December this year, as one incident of ID Theft I experienced involved neighborhood mailbox pilfering the third week of January, the time of year your W-2’s and other sensitive personal information typically arrive.
Today: ToledoTel’s Bingo Daily Number link here.
Reminder: 5 cans/$5 = 1 raffle ticket for 40” Visio HDTV. All proceeds benefit Toledo Food Bank.
Instructor Kim Broussard says: We started Tuesday of (last) week, and will go through February 9th, taking the week of Christmas off (December 20-26). Toledo Senior Center offers Better Bones and Balance, a low-impact exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. Those North of 50years old/$30, others $40.
Also today: Toledo School District Superintendent Chris Rust offers tours of the high school 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Additionally, Rust has volunteered to meet anyone interested in scheduling a tour “anytime.” Toledo School District is also on Facebook.
Wednesday: Toledo Community Library hosts Game Time for middle and high school students second & fourth Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m. On Facebook.
Friday: Toledo Food Bank is behind City Hall, open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second and fourth Fridays unless otherwise noted.*
*Food Bank will be open Monday, December 19 during usual hours, and not Friday, December 23. Normal schedule will resume January 2017.
Contact Toledo City Hall if you need further information.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Fridays. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)262-3696.
Path of Hope Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Saturday: Toledo Senior Center hosts their monthly Second Saturday Breakfast (7:30 - 10:00 a.m.) featuring AYCE hotcakes and full fare breakfast (biscuits and gravy for early risers) and bottomless coffee. Still only $5. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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