- Snow May Close Schools Early
- Holiday Giving with Local Flair
- On Health
Toledo School District via Facebook: The National Weather Service forecasts snow beginning during the day (Thursday Dec. 8) with accumulations up to 3" It is possible that road conditions will require that we dismiss school early (today.) We will monitor conditions throughout the day to make sure that students are transported safely. If an early dismissal is indicated, we will notify families via automated phone call and through the regular media outlets (including Facebook). Please monitor the outlet that is most convenient for you.
Snow routes PDF may be downloaded via this FB link, which also lists notification options and media coverage.
*Update: Toledo School District will dismiss school today at 11:30. Buses will load at 11:50 and be on snow routes.
Schedule change: Toledo School District’s regular monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016 at Toledo Middle School Library.* The public is invited to attend.
Monthly agendas are available online at the District website, as are minutes of past BOD meetings.
*Toledo School District regularly held Board of Directors meetings convene monthly 7 p.m. third Thursdays at Toledo Middle School library unless schedule conflicts arise.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe via Facebook links to the Steven R Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program. Deadline 12.31.2016. Details here.
Also 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.
Santa gets his juice from Christmas movies past and present, usually requiring the whole theatre experience - gallon bucket of popcorn and liter of iced soda, classic movie candy in boxes large enough to pass around a classroom. Phone turned to vibrate, feet stretched out, elbows and armrest arrangements squared before fixating on the film. Ready to roll.
Laugh uproariously at the funny parts, then ask “What did they say?” when the laughter spills over into the following dialogue. Review the best parts on the way out of the cinema, on the ride home, sometimes quoting quips days afterward and laughing some more.
These adventures set the tone for the season, along with the Christmas music playing 24 hours from Park City (I think), the ubiquitous fruitcake (yes, Santa really, REALLY loves fruitcake, no kidding), apple cider and cookies and peppermint bark.
Most of all Santa loves bringing the joy of Christmas to smiling faces, often drawing out shy youngsters and camera-phobic guests alike with his antics and reading, listening to whispered wishes and lengthy lists. Popular toys, puppies, stylish garb, books and movies, the list goes on.
Some Christmas wishes are more meaningful than tangible, like a visit to a distant relation, time spent with grandchildren, or memory-making pastimes. My favorite oft-told tale: A Cup of Christmas Tea, from 1981.
Thinking outside the box (pun intended), unique heirloom-quality gifts are treasured long after this year’s Top 100 fade into insignificance. Our own early family get-togethers saw two teens delighted with their handcrafted quilts (no, not my handiwork).
Already this year I scored hand-felted slippers that I absolutely live in, an exquisitely textured lap quilt, a Siamese (draped languidly around a coffee mug), and Ethan Siegel’s readable science primer Beyond The Galaxy (albeit in ebook format), all from our Gallery 505.
Tuesday-Saturday through December 24: Gallery 505 Artists Co-op theme: Holiday Gifts under $100. Open 1-5 p.m.
Still undecided? New pics added to Facebook page.
While you’re there, get the details on the Art Contest for children, hosted by the Gallery 505.
Don’t forget the Metal Christmas Tree sculpture, exchange one ornament for raffle ticket. Drawing December 23.
Local merchants offer gift certificates on goods and services, support the local economy (spelled: your friends and neighbors), and avoid the crowds on the roads and in the stores.
Magnesium is uncommonly low in many chronic asthma sufferers, but deficiency factors in high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia/osteoporosis, elevated cholesterol levels, and more. According to Dr Peter Osborne of Glutenology (YouTube), 3 main contributors are modern lifestyle issues - stress, diuretics* and a diet high in refined carbohydrates.
Fortunately, high-quality supplements cost only about $14/90-day supply, less than $5 monthly.
*Not just OTC or prescribed diuretics, although those are addressed in the video.
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