- 2016 Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run & Fun Run
- Community Christmas Dinner & Entertainment @ Toledo Senior Center
- Pick N’ Roll Music Show @ Toledo High School
- On Health
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
More news online at Lewis County Tribune.
Thursday: No Planning Commission meeting for this month.
Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in City Chambers. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Atta Girl goes to Principal Angela Bacon! This Friday, Toledo Elementary will hold a special assembly 2 p.m. to recognize their School of Distinction Award.
From Toledo School District’s website: Proud to announce that Toledo Elementary School is a 2016 Washington State School of Distinction based on five years of growth in Language Arts and Math. This is one of the highest awards that a Washington school can receive. Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff and administration of TES for this achievement.
Mark your calendar:
- Who: Toledo Senior Center
- What: Special Holiday Dinner
- When: December 17 - doors open 4 p.m., dinner 5 p.m.
- Where: 150 Coal Street
- Why: Food, entertainment with The Classics*, door prizes
- Cost: $10.63/under 60yo ($3 suggested donation/60yo+)
- Plus: $7.00* entertainment
Come & enjoy an evening of good food. Help end the year 2016 with with your friends at the Senior Center. Door prizes galore. Reservations required.
Dinner funded in part by Area Agency on Aging.
Also Saturday: Toledo High School Pick N’ Roll Music Show featuring Toledo’s finest local musicians performing 7-9 p.m. at Toledo High School Commons.
A semi-formal evening of local music. Homemade desserts served by players from 2016-2017 Toledo Indian basketball teams. Tickets $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. An evening benefit for Toledo Boys and Girls Basketball.
As December 25 draws near, views on the true meaning of Christmas abound. Should you find yourself torn between two seemingly polar “Reason for the Season” camps, consider the common bond, outlined in this HuffPo piece.* It begins:
“The story of Santa Claus, his elves and the giving of gifts has graced our lives for hundreds of years. It is more than just the story of a jolly old man on a quest to give gifts to every child in the world. It's a lesson about generosity and kindness.”
Not so far apart, after all.
*This article appeared in my research for locally-relevant health-related links, and you might be surprised to uncover a gift inside that may be passed down for generations.
Thanks to Billie Washington’s Native Soil Farm and link to Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, @rareseeds.
One more intersection of local and healthy in our own backyard.
Up your nutritional and medicinal game: Honey, especially locally sourced, trades a variety of benefits for empty sugar calories. Lewis County Beekeepers list the details on their website. They also award scholarships, with two Toledo students, Joevanie Montalvo and Mason Gaul, winning the first scholarships in 2014.
Yet another example of homegrown healthier choices. Check out their Chocolate Walnut Fudge with Honey recipe on Facebook.
Anyone seen the movie Rapa Nui? Though historic details are somewhat massaged, this documentary-like drama speaks to the loss of ecological diversity and subsequent far-reaching effects. Native Soil Farm links to The Seeds Of Shiva to offer a chance to impact your own family as well as others for generations to come.
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.
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