- Weather Outlook: Heavy Rain Monday, Potential Flooding Tuesday
- School District: Board Receives Original Print Of George Washington Portrait
- Review: Polar Express Night
- Good News Monday: Saving Birds From Felines, Cleaning Creek Saves Terminal Man
- FDA: Red & Green Leaf Lettuce Recalls, Sandwiches With Lettuce Also
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County BOCC
- Tonight: Toledo City Council, Adult Spanish Class
- Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Bumped into another fan of OHSU School of Dentistry.
What a dazzling display of their handiwork!
Amy Archer shared to TES PTO:
Thank you so much to all the kiddos, parents, volunteers, teachers and the Elementary school for allowing the PTO to put on a fabulous night of fun at our first Parents Night Out themed Polar Express! Even with the wind and power outages through out the town we still had an attendance of 90 kids! And Santa made his appearance!
Once again, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington forecast:
A wet frontal system will arrive Monday night and Tuesday. 3 to 5 inches of rain is possible in the mountains, with the snow level around 5000 feet. With this rain, some rivers in Grays Harbor, King, Lewis, Pierce and Thurston counties could reach flood stage on Tuesday. Flooding is already occurring on the Skokomish River in Mason county, and it could continue to flood with the rain from this system and possibly with the other systems expected later this week.
Accuweather: Early week storm may be strongest yet this season in northwestern US
The next storm aiming for the northwestern United States will pack a big punch in Washington and Oregon through Tuesday.
This latest storm may prove to be the most impactful of the season so far in terms of rainfall, snow and wind for the Pacific Northwest.
“Pretty much all of western Washington and western Oregon will have the risk of flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas and also the threat for flooding from rising creeks, streams and rivers,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Houk.
Toledo School District:
Members of the Robert Morris Lodge F&AM presented an original print of the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington to the board at their recent meeting. This is an historic image and we are grateful to the lodge for this donation.
Brooke Sellards Acosta posted to TES PTO:
Thanks to Paul's Tree Service for removing branches hanging over the school garden. Not only will it provide a better growing space, but some unsafe dead and dying branches were also removed. All was chipped and left in the garden to be used this Spring.
Good News Monday:
One Cat’s Obsession With Hunting Birds Leads to Invention That Has Saved Hundreds of Thousands Nancy Brennan, fed up with her cat George bringing dead birds into her home,
recalled reading an article about how birds notice bright colors. So she grabbed some rainbow fabric and sewed up a bright collar that he could wear around his neck as an early warning system for the birds. Full story here: https://tinyurl.com/ydyacb2a
Given 4 months to live, he cleaned up a creek—then spent 27 years being an eco-hero
Beal decided to fill his final four months with a simple, positive action—cleaning up a small creek near his home. Turns out, the doctors were wrong. Beal lived another 27 years and became a tireless champion of clean waterways. Full story here: https://tinyurl.com/y8sp2ujh
Food Safety News: California farm suspected in romaine outbreak recalls other produce
Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California “out of an abundance of caution” has recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower harvested this year from Nov. 27 through Nov 30 for it may be contaminated with E. Coli O157: H7.
Adams Bros. says none of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli O157: H7 and no illnesses have been reported.
Full report here: https://tinyurl.com/yaq4mv7t
Related: Spokane Produce Voluntarily Recalls Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local Sandwiches and Green Leaf Lettuce Filets
Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA initiates a voluntary recall of sandwiches containing green leaf lettuce and foodservice lettuce filets following notice of a produce industry ingredient recall by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. Sandwich products bearing the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels.
All sandwiches bear the “best buy” dating 12/14/18-12/21/18. The product was distributed to grocery markets in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Oregon.
Complete announcement here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm628583.htm
FDA: Apio, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Five Skus of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups
Apio, Inc. of Guadalupe, California is voluntarily recalling five SKUs of Eat Smart® Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™ (bowls). The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that one random sample of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. (5.5oz) with Best Before of Dec 14, 2018 tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes.
At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall and no other products are affected by this recall.
The product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.
Full report here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm628566.htm
Recall Alert warned Friday: New email scam targets Amazon customers
According to a story by WFTV: It starts with an email that appears to be from Amazon telling the person their password needs to be reset.
There are multiple versions of the scams. Some might say there is an issue with an order or that shipping information needs to be updated.
Full article here: https://tinyurl.com/yd4aylvh
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County BOCC
The Lewis County Commissioners meet at 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington. A chair is elected annually to preside over these meetings. The current chair is Bill Schulte. The Commissioners also serve as the Board for the Lewis County Health Board, current chair is Gary Stamper; also the Lewis County Solid Waste Disposal District #1, Edna J. Fund is the current chair.
Lewis County Commissioners linked:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday December 17, 2018.
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
(Saturday) was a fun "bunny party" for the memory care residents at Patriots Landing, Dupont, WA. All 6 of the therapy bunnies went. Rusty, Sugar, and Spice had the middle of the table while Topaz, Luna, and Elsa were in basket/beds for holding on laps. We stayed for 1 1/2 hours and most of the Alzheimer's residents didn't lose interest.
Fundraiser for therapy bunnies special medical needs, under Fundraisers (below).
Related: A Guide to Therapy Animals: Dogs, Cats & More - ESARA
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM 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.
Spanish For Adults @ Camp Singing Wind 6:30 PM.
Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
December 17th JV vs. Columbia Adventist 6:15
December 18th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
December 19th C @ Winlock 5:45 JV vs Woodland 6:30
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28&29 Central Washington Tournament
December 17th JV vs. Columbia Adventist 7:30
December 19th JV vs. Woodland 5:00 Varsity @ Winlock 7:00
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28 & 29 Central Washington Tournament
December 22nd @ Black Hills 9:00 am
December 28 & 29 Pac Coast Tournament @ Mountain View High School
December 19th @ Tenino Round Robin 1:00/3:00
December 22nd @ Hoquiam Tournament 8:00/10:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Deadline December 19: Letter to Santa Contest @ Toledo Community Library
December 23-January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
Fundraiser for Visiting Hooves by Victoria Leona Smith ($623 of $1,000 raised)
Update Monday: Topaz has recovered from her dental work and will be pain free for another 6 months. Elsa is not eating any hard food like rabbit pellets and needs dental care right away. Luna will need her teeth worked on in January. All told, about $1000. per year. These 3 bunnies bring joy to so many people; they deserve only the best care.
December 24: Toledo New Life Candlelight Christmas Eve Celebration
January 1: New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle @ Silver Lake
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 30: Library Page Turners Meets January 30 (NO December group)
Winterfest In Toledo 2018 Continues...
December 19: Holiday Cheesecakes (call 864-2602 for details) 6:30 pm
Camp Singing Wind (360)864-2476
December 22: Feliz Navidad Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant (360)864-8882
December 24: Christmas Mass and Caroling 5 pm & Midnight
St. Francis Mission (360)864-4126
December 24: Candlelight Services 6 & 7:30 pm
Toledo Baptist Church (360)864-2550
December 27-31: Fireworks Sales (Toledo Lions Club)
Toledo Market Fresh parking lot
December 31: New Years Eve Special Buffet (Bonanza BBQ) 3 - 9 pm
Toledo Event Center (360)864-2277
December 31: New Years Eve Dinner 5 pm - 12:30 am
Donna's Place (360)864-2700
December 31: Giant Cheese Ball Drop at Midnight (vision:Toledo) 11:30 pm
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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