- Toledo School District: Winter Concerts Tonight, Tomorrow Night *
- Toledo Middle School: STEM State Finalists & Tshirts *
- PSA: Sgt Randy Pennington - Pedestrian Traffic Safety On SR 505 After Dark
- National Weather Service: Active Weather Week Forecast *
- HHS: OCR Settles Second Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative - $85K *
- Consumer Protection Washington: Porch Pirates Arrested In WA State *
- WASCADV: We Are Asking The Wrong Questions *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo, Town Council Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
White Pass Ski Area: Saturday Report - It’s Official
Toledo Senior Center: Second Saturday Breakfast
Toledo Girls Basketball: Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa fundraiser
Toledo School District: Saturday’s Father Daughter Dance Committee FCCLA
Toledo School District: High School FFA Hosts Second Grade Presentation
Image credit TSD
Toledo School District: 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
PSA: Sgt Randy Pennington - Pedestrian Traffic Safety On SR 505 After Dark
Ok good folks, got to give a huge great big thank you to one of our locals, he/she is a member of the Toledo School District Staff but I hesitate to mention his or her name because I know he/she did not do what he/she did for public recognition. A few days ago while on duty during the day, this person contacted me. He/she had a concern for the safety of young adults walking along (State Route) 505 at night in dark clothing.
Friday I stopped two teenagers as it was getting dark and gave each a reflective patch. This was an awesome thing to do by a great community member who happens to be one of the Toledo School District Staff.
Toledo is a great caring community. Thanks for all you do.
National Weather Service: Active Weather Week Forecast Through Saturday
US HHS: Press Release - OCR Settles Second Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing its second enforcement action and settlement under its HIPAA1 Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative earlier this year promising to vigorously enforce the rights of patients to get access to their medical records promptly, without being overcharged, and in the readily-producible format of their choice.
"For too long, healthcare providers have slow-walked their duty to provide patients their medical records out of a sleepy bureaucratic inertia. We hope our shift to the imposition of corrective actions and settlements under our Right of Access Initiative will finally wake up healthcare providers to their obligations under the law," said Roger Severino, OCR Director.
Consumer Protection Washington: Porch Pirate Arrests Follow USPS Bait Packages
"SEATAC, Wash. -- U.S. Postal Inspectors are using bait packages to lure in and arrest porch pirates. In just over a week, postal inspectors working with police in SeaTac, Burien, Shoreline and Olympia have arrested four suspects accused of stealing bait packages, and a fifth was caught in Portland." (We're also seeing homeowners leaving their own little "surprises" in bait boxes, targeted precisely to the hapless thieves.)
Report Thefts here: https://www.uspis.gov/report/
See full article here: https://tinyurl.com/rykoshy
WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: We Are Asking The Wrong Questions
December 13 at 7:32 AM ·
“In an attempt to be helpful, we offer information about how women can leave abusive men or where the local shelters are located. But there are no messages for men about how to handle rage or cope nonviolently with life, and that absence is a telling one.
Socially and culturally, we hold women responsible for the violence that men do, asking why she chose a violent man, why she didn’t see the signs and why didn’t she quit her job, uproot her family, change her name and move to another state. We do not query men in the same manner, asking him: “When did you notice yourself first feeling violent?” and “When you thought of harming your family, why didn’t you take yourself out of the house and protect them?” Thank you for sharing, Casa de Esperanza
Star Tribune Article: We Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Domestic Violence
Missing & Murdered Indiginous Women WA: MMIWWashington Blanket Project
MMIWW advocates and provides support service for survivors and families of Indigenous people who have gone missing and/or been murdered. Follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MMIWWashington/. Email: MMIWWashington@usa.com
"Traditionally, Native American gift giving in a sacred manner has always been part of our culture. Giving and receiving a blanket is one of the highest forms of respect in honoring someone. MMIWW would like to give away blankets with our logo on to survivors, families, and community members. Helping to bless others by giving and honoring, will be a blessing for you, your families, and your organizations."
Earth - Feather Sovereign Director/Founder, MMIWW
Donna's Place posted: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis
Donna's Place is doing our 2nd year of Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis.
Go Bags - for Foster Kids in Crisis
Imagine being torn from your family and everything you know, and being placed in a strange home, new people, a strange bed, and Mom and Dad are nowhere to be found.
This is where the idea for “Go-Bags” came from! While nothing can fix what’s taking place, maybe some comfort can be provided with a new backpack containing pajamas, a soft blanket, a new stuffed toy, and some personal items in it. Each bag can be filled with hand-picked things to make it as personal as possible, or a cash donation can be accepted and we will do the shopping for you!
Let’s get together as a community and support some local foster children! If you take a tag, please fill out the bottom portion and give to us to help keep track of who is participating.
We are hoping to have all the bags back by 12/20/19.
Please be a part of our care drive for foster children in crisis.
Call Donna's Place with any questions. Call 360-864-2700.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
Meets 10 AM Mondays unless otherwise posted.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, December 16, 2019.
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
Today: Yoga at St Mary’s - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s.
These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Tonight: Toledo City Council meetings first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Tuesday: Coffee House
Wednesday: Toledo Community Food Bank Open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays
Thursday: Season’s Final Thursday Market - Reopens February 2019
Toledo High School SPORTS:
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 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 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.
WDFW: WDFW approves seven-day razor clam dig; announces tentatively scheduled digs through February
Proposed razor clam digs for Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks include:
December 23, Monday, 4:35 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
December 26, Thursday, 6:47 pm, -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
December 27, Friday, 7:26 pm, -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
December 28, Saturday, 8:05 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
December 29, Sunday, 8:43 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
*Two more tentative digs slated for January & February, 2020
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 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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