- PSA: WSP Phone Number Used In Spoofing Scam *
- National Weather Service: Snowfall, Breezy Conditions, High Surf *
- FDA: FDA Issues Warning Letter On Naltrexone Drug Labeling *
- Governor Inslee: Puyallup Tribe, Tacoma's Climate Emergency Resolutions*
- Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Change Starts With You *
- Toledo Flying Club: Our Story *
- Health Corner: To Fast or Not to Fast - Does When You Eat Matter? *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Pinchot Partners Monthly Meeting*
- Today: Zentangle At Library, Toledo Thursday Market, LCFD#2 Board Meets *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
MAP enrichment programs posted this collaborative example demonstrated by the very young - something we could all benefit from.
PSA: Consumer Protection Washington posted this Press Release from WSP
National Weather Service: Snowfall, Pass Reports, Breezy Conditions, High Surf
White Pass Ski Area: Snowing now, pleeeeez keep it coming!
FDA issues warning letter for not including the most serious risks in advertisement for medication-assisted treatment drug
For Immediate Release: December 11, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Alkermes, Inc. of Massachusetts, for misbranding the drug Vivitrol (an extended-release injection formulation of naltrexone) by omitting warnings about the most serious risks associated with the drug from promotional materials. Vivitrol is approved for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification and should be part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support. Known as medication-assisted treatment, the use of medications like Vivitrol, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, is effective in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and can help some people to sustain recovery. The warning letter was issued in relation to a print advertisement about Vivitrol. While the print advertisement contains claims and representations about the drug’s benefits, it fails to adequately communicate important warnings and precautions listed in the product labeling, including vulnerability to opioid overdose, a potentially fatal risk.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee statement on Puyallup Tribal Council and the City of Tacoma's Climate Emergency Resolutions
December 11, 2019
"I commend the Puyallup Tribal Council for declaring a climate emergency, committing to transition to a carbon neutral economy by 2050 and achieve emissions reductions required by the Paris Climate Agreement. Chairman Bean and the entire Council are standing up to the climate crisis and establishing this vision for the future of their community and tribal youth.
"The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and other tribal communities are on the front lines of this fight, and see the impacts of climate change in their communities every day. And, as the original stewards of these lands, tribal communities know what is at risk.
"The Council’s resolution acknowledges the clear threat of climate change to public health and the environment, the urgent need to act, and the risk that flooding caused by climate change presents to tribal facilities, homes, and businesses.
"By committing to support regional and statewide Clean Fuels Standards, adopt sustainable procurement strategies, and build cleaner and smarter infrastructure in their community, the Puyallup Tribe is stating, loud and clear, that waiting to act is not an option.
"The City of Tacoma also declared a climate emergency yesterday with a strong focus on environmental justice and equity, in effect, joining together to support our mutual interests to combat climate change.
"I have consistently considered climate change a crisis. I have consistently pushed our state Legislature to adopt policies that reduce greenhouse gases. And, I continue the fight to establish a cap on statewide emissions, and transition the state’s fleets, buildings and procurement policies to be more efficient and environmentally sustainable. But that is not enough.
"Climate science shows we need to do more, faster. We cannot sit idly by as our glaciers melt, our forests burn and our salmon die. The Puyallup Tribe and City of Tacoma's action this week acknowledges the latest climate science and commits to real actions toward progress. This is the kind of leadership we need all communities across our state to take, if we’re going to have any hope of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change."
Governor Jay Inslee: Washington now leads nation with overtime protections for workers
December 11, 2019 - The Department of Labor and Industries announced a nation-leading overhaul Wednesday that restores overtime protections for thousands of workers. Washington now has the most progressive rules in the nation, and the update makes sure workers get fairly compensated for overtime work.
The new rules will affect an estimated 250,000 Washington workers once they are fully phased in. The governor believed this change was long overdue and directed L&I to update the overtime rules months ago.
Full story link here.
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Change Starts With You
Toledo Flying Club: Our Story
December 11, 2019 - The Toledo Flying Club is the oldest continually operated flying club in the United States. It was organized in 1938, and was officially incorporated in 1940. It has been headquartered at Toledo Airport (Ed Carlson Memorial Field) since its founding.
Cecelia Earhart, Amelia Earhart's cousin, provided the Taylorcraft airplane as the first aircraft for the club to fly. This coming July 2020 our club will celebrate its 80th anniversary; with the strength of its membership and storied history, TFC is positioned to continue operating long into the future.
The Toledo Flying Club holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., and members gather at the club’s own hangar at the Ed Carlson Memorial/South County Airport (TDO). Visitors are encouraged to join the meeting, where they can explore the possibility of becoming a member of this unique group.
Flight instruction is available through the club, or currently licensed pilots can use the club aircraft for a nominal fee to add to their existing flight hours.
The TFC also hold special BBQ meetings, and a Christmas Party meeting each year. Come and join us for a special aviation experience!
Health Corner: To Fast or Not to Fast
Does When You Eat Matter?
What you eat matters. Many studies have shown that the types of food you eat affect your health. But what about the timing? Scientists are just beginning to understand that when you eat may also make a difference.
Throughout history, people have experienced periods when food was either scarce or completely lacking, says Dr. Valter Longo, an NIH-funded longevity researcher at the University of Southern California. “So, they were forced to fast,” he says.
But current technology—like refrigeration, transportation, and electric lighting—have made food more readily available.
“This has shifted our eating patterns,” explains Dr. Vicki Catenacci, a nutrition researcher at the University of Colorado. “People now eat, on average, throughout a 14-hour period each day.”
Studies suggest that this constant food intake may lead to health problems. Researchers have started looking at whether fasting can have potential benefits for some people.
Going Without Food
Fasting diets mainly focus on the timing of when you can eat. There are many different fasting diets, sometimes called “intermittent fasting.”
In time-restricted feeding, you eat every day but only during a limited number of hours. So, you may only eat between a six- to eight-hour window each day. For example, you might eat breakfast and lunch, but skip dinner. In alternate-day fasting, you eat every other day and no or few calories on the days in between. Another type restricts calories during the week but not on weekends.
But scientists don’t know much about what happens to your body when you fast. Most research has been done in cells and animals in the lab. That work has provided early clues as to how periods without food might affect the body.
In some animals, certain fasting diets seem to protect against diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive decline. Fasting has even slowed the aging process and protected against cancer in some experiments.
“In mice, we’ve seen that one of the effects of fasting is to kill damaged cells, and then turn on stem cells,” explains Longo. Damaged cells can speed up aging and lead to cancer if they’re not destroyed. When stem cells are turned on, new healthy cells can replace the damaged cells.
Now, studies are starting to look at what happens in people, too. Early results have found that some types of fasting may have positive effects on aspects of health like blood sugar control, blood pressure, and inflammation . But fasting can also cause weight loss. So researchers are studying whether the beneficial changes seen in the body are side effects of the weight loss or the fasting process itself.
For many people, the main reason to try fasting is to lose weight. Currently, most people try to lose weight by restricting how many calories they eat each day.
“That doesn’t work for everyone,” Catenacci explains. “It takes a lot of focus. It takes a lot of math, and a lot of willpower.”
One of Catenacci’s studies showed that, over a two-month period, adults who were overweight or obese were equally likely to lose about 15 pounds when they either completely fasted every other day or restricted their calories every day.
“For some people, restricting calories every day may be the best approach. For others, it might be easier to not have to count calories every day and use an intermittent fasting strategy for weight loss,” says Catenacci. “The best diet for any given person is the one that they can adhere to. I don’t think weight loss is a one size fits all approach.”
Now her research team is running a similar study to compare how much weight participants lose with fasting versus calorie restriction, but over a one-year period. They’re also testing whether adding a small meal on fasting days will make it easier to stick to as a longer-term weight loss strategy.
But are the benefits from fasting all due to weight loss or is there something more to it? “There’s a lot of debate about whether the benefits of intermittent fasting are due to the extended fasting period itself,” says Dr. Courtney Peterson, an NIH-funded nutrition researcher at the University of Alabama.
To understand this better, Peterson did a study in pre-diabetic men. It was designed so the volunteers would not lose weight. The men ate an early time-restricted feeding diet for five weeks. They could eat only between 8 am to 2 pm. They then fasted for the next 18 hours. Next, they ate the same amount of food but only during a 12-hour period per day for five weeks. None of the men lost weight.
The longer fasting period alone made a difference. “The early time-restricted diet improved their blood sugar control,” Peterson says. “And we found a blood pressure lowering effect equivalent to what you see with a blood pressure medication.”
These findings suggest that an extended fast or the timing of when you eat—even when it doesn’t affect your weight—can bring health benefits for some people.
Should You Fast?
Fasting may bring health benefits, but Longo cautions that there’s still a lot we don’t know. For some, fasting may cause problems. For example, studies have found that people who regularly fast more than 16 or 18 hours a day have a higher risk of gallstones. They’re also more likely to need surgery to remove the gallbladder.
Eating for 12 hours and then fasting for 12 hours is likely safe for most people, Longo explains. “That pattern of eating is very common among people who have record lifespans,” he says. “It seems to match both science and tradition.”
Longo and his team are also looking at fasting-mimicking diets, which they hope will be safer and easier to follow than completely fasting. They designed a five-day, monthly fasting-mimicking diet that allows some food, but is low in calories. They tested the diet for three months in a recent study. Those who stayed on the diet lost weight and showed decreases in age-related disease risk factors.
But he and other experts caution against people trying fasting diets that are not based on research. If you’re considering fasting, talk with your health care provider first. People with certain health conditions or who are taking certain medications should not try fasting at all (see the Wise Choices box).
Even if you fast sometimes, you still need to make healthy food choices overall, Peterson explains. “It looks like when you eat matters a lot, but what you eat probably matters more.”
*Reprinted by permission from National Institutes of Health News In Health
*Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Not Strictly Toledo: Pinchot Partners Monthly Meeting
107 Spencer Rd, Toledo, Washington 98591
The Pinchot Partners work within the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and surrounding areas to promote policies and projects that create quality local jobs, recreational opportunities, and benefit watershed health. We are comprised of diverse forest stakeholders who share a vision of healthy forests and vibrant communities. Stakeholders in the Pinchot Partners represent diverse interests ranging from conservationists and the native Cowlitz Tribe to the timber industry and Cowlitz Valley economic interests.
Interested in learning more? Visit https://pinchotpartners.org/, join our mailing list at http://bit.ly/pinchotpartners or attend a meeting!
Today: Toledo Presbyterian Church hosts their Christmas Program
Toledo Community Library hosts: Zentangle
Toledo Thursday Market open 2 - 6 PM @ 115 Ramsey Way.
Tonight: Lewis County Fire District #2 Board of Commissioners Meeting
Held 6 PM second Thursdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department Main Station.
*Don’t forget to PU your Christmas tree! $30 buys your choice of big ones or small ones.
Friday: Toledo Community Food Bank open 6 - 8 PM on 3rd Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled 2nd & 4th Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM. Please pass the word! And don’t forget to BYOB - Bring Your Own Bags/Boxes.
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
Looking Ahead: Cowlitz River Kayakers: Cowlitz River Clean Up Float
12 PM – 3 PM Sunday, December 15, 2019. Meet at 100 Front St, Toledo, Washington
Toledo High School SPORTS:
Dec 12th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Dec 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
Dec. 20 @ St. Martin vs. Hoquiam 12:30 bus @ 10:30
Dec. 21 @ St.Martins vs. Forks 12:30 bus @ 10:30
Dec 27th @ Castle Rock 5:45/7:00 bus @4:45
Dec 28th vs. Ilwaco 5:45/7:00
Jan 3 @ Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 4th vs. Concrete @ 3:15
Jan 4th vs. Darrington 6:30
Dec 13th vs, Rainier 5:45/7:00
Dec 17th @ Mark Morris 5:45/7:00 bus @4:15
Dec 20th @ St.Martins vs. Graham-Kaposin 10:45am bus @ 9:15
Dec 21st vs. Seattle Lutheran 4:00/5:45
Dec 28th vs. Ilwaco 12:00/3:30
Dec 30th vs. Yakima Tribal 3:00/4:00
Jan 7th vs. Winlock 5:45/7:00
Dec 12th @ Napavine Mix & Match 4:00/5:30 bus @ 3:00
Dec 14th @ WF West JV Boys 7:00/9:00am bus 6:00am
Dec 21st @ Tumwater Boys Tournament 7:00/9:00am bus 5:30 am
Dec.27-28 Pac Coast Tournament(boys) @ Mt View HS,Vancouver
bus 12/27 @7:15am
Jan 4th @ Castle Rock(boys) Tournament 8:00/10:00 bus @ 7:15 am
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledotel: Customer Pick It Bowl Challenge
ToledoTel is excited to announce a Customer Pick It Bowl Challenge. To enter sign up with your email address at https://toledotel.pickitchallenge.com/.
Here's How it Works
Fill out your picks, once Bowl Challenge match ups are announced Sunday, December 8, 2019. Watch the NCAA football bowl games Friday, December 20, 2019 - Monday, January 13, 2020. See how your picks compare with others!
Come out in the top 3 of the leaderboard and win a great prize!
Grand Prize:Two tickets to Blake Shelton's Friends & Heroes 2020 concert at the Tacoma Dome on February 14
Runner up: $100 McMenamin's Gift Card
3rd Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
December 19th is the last day to make your picks. Good Luck!
Sign up at: https://toledotel.pickitchallenge.com/
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Dancing Moon Yoga posted: Yoga Sessions Expanding In Toledo
Hello, friends! I have a couple of offerings to share with you all:
WOMEN’S GROUP: I am currently facilitating a weekly women’s yoga session in Toledo. Our focus is on feminine embodiment through a sensual fusion of vinyasa and kundalini. Our Friday morning group is currently full, but we are going to be adding a second weekly session! The new group will meet on Tuesday evenings starting in December. Interested? You can sign up for the Tuesday evening session or be added to the waitlist for Friday mornings by sending me a DM. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding these sessions! I have been pouring my heart and soul into them and I am beyond excited to expand this work and continue sharing it with the amazing women in our community.
GENTLE YOGA: Every Monday and Wednesday morning I offer very gentle yoga at the Cowlitz Tribal Housing facility (aka The Mission or St. Mary’s) out on Jackson Hwy from 10am - 11am. These classes are sponsored by the Cowlitz Tribe and are FREE to the community! The class content has been designed with elders in mind, as this is an elders housing facility. But community members of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! I have had students in this particular class ranging in age from 7 to 92. Please DM me with any questions.
Winter Concerts have been rescheduled as follows:
*THS Band and Choir: Monday, December 16, 7pm at THS
TES 5th Grade Band, TMS 6th Grade Band, and TMS 7th-8th Combined: Tuesday, December 17th 7pm at TMS
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
December 14: Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast @ Toledo Senior Center
December 14: Breakfast with Santa @ Toledo High School (RSVP)
December 14: Parents Take-A-Kid-Break @ Toledo Elementary School (TES PTO)
December 14: Scroogeless in Toledo @ New Life Assembly
December 14: Father-Daughter Dance @ Toledo High School (FCCLA)
December 20: Feliz Navidad Potluck @ Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant
December 21: Pancake Breakfast @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
December 24: Christmas Mass & Caroling @ St Francis Mission
December 24: Candlelight Services @ Toledo Baptist Church
December 25: CHRISTMAS DAY!
December 28 - 31: Toledo Lions Club Fireworks Sales @ Toledo Market Fresh pkg lot
December 31: Vision:Toledo Giant Cheese Ball Drop Midnight @ Toledo Waterfront
December 26 - January 12: Styrofoam + Christmas Tree Recycling @ LC Transfer
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions lifted 09.18.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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