- Toledo School District Renews Community Exchange
- MAPS After-School Classes Nearly Booked
- Ethan Siegel: Investing In The Future
- Santa Visits Steamboat Plaza 1 - 3 PM
- Gallery 505: Gifts Under $100
Lewis County 911 Communications posted: http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/dupont/
for up-to-date information on the I-5 SB closure at DuPont.
Toledo School District wrote Tuesday on Facebook: It has been important to us to hear from our community on this page. We've learned a lot from this interchange. We've been working with our attorney to allow comments from the community and moderation of those comments within specific parameters. The balance of decorum and free speech is a delicate one.
In order to "reset the forum", all public comments posted to this page since its inception will be removed in the next few days and a new set of parameters will be established. After that time, comments will again be visible to all and I'll be able to respond to questions, provide information and to remove content that is off-topic, libelous or otherwise inconsistent with the mission of the school district. We look forward to an improved forum for our community.
Educator Annie invites: Looking for a couple more families to join Musikfeen, a music and sensory playgroup for toddlers and their caregivers!
Local friends, please share this with other locals who might be interested.
She adds: I got nearly all of my curriculum planned, prepped, and materials ordered for the next term of MAP enrichment clubs and classes!
- Musikfeen toddler music & sensory playgroup
- Music & Math
- Science & Art
- Comic artists & handicrafts
Toledo’s hometown astrophysicist and author Ethan Siegel posted this paragraph on undernourished dreams:
"America is home to some of the greatest scientists, engineers, astronauts, administrators, and organizations in the entire world. With the people and facilities we have today, we could put a human on the Moon or even on Mars within the next 10 years, if only we invest in it. But grandstanding, lofty promises, and a dearth of funding will yield the same results they always have: a nation whose greatest dreams go unfulfilled. What we can accomplish as a species is limited only by what's physically possible and what we invest in it. Our ambitions to venture beyond low-Earth orbit are achievable, but only if we make it so. Unless there's a plan to increase NASA's funding to sufficient levels to send humans to worlds beyond our own, America is never going to get there."
Last week, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1, declaring America's ambitions to return to the Moon with a crewed mission. This is in line with the vision laid out by the Trump administration earlier this year, but with no additional funding provided for the endeavor, it's all but a certainty that this won't happen. When we went to the Moon the first time, we were investing approximately 5% of federal expenditures in NASA; today, that figure has declined to just 0.4%, the lowest figure since 1959. We have the people, the technology, the facilities, and the will to take humanity not only to the Moon, but to Mars or even beyond. All it will take is full federal funding and an ambitious timetable. This vision offers neither, ensuring that it will never happen under the current plan.
Sorry, America, we're not going back to the Moon. And even if we chose to, the Moon shouldn't be our goal, anyway.
ToledoTel Bingo numbers posted on Facebook daily. Now headed for the X.
Toledo’s Brandie Devine reports on Baydo’s RV Sales fundraiser: We really appreciate all the customers who participated in our 'Giving Box Holiday Drive' for HRN* sponsored Women/Children Shelter.
Your donations provided vital goods and necessities to carry this shelter through the coming months. Your generosity was astounding - 4 loads of supplies & your monetary donations were used to buy various toys & crafts for all the little ones depending on the shelter for housing. We gave away close to 300 gallons of propane & provided a complete Christmas for a family just out of the shelter.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Merry Christmas!
*Human Response Network
Today: Rachel reports from Steamboat Plaza - I just got off the phone with Santa and he has confirmed that he will be here Wednesday, the 20th from 1 to 3. Bring your kids in to have their picture taken with Santa, have a small hot chocolate and candy cane. I'm excited to see everyone.
Adding: Did you know: if you are in need of stocking stuffers or gifts for that special person, we have Cedar Creek Soaps and Whistle and Thistle here with a variety of items to choose from. While you are here getting your favorite drink be sure to take a peek.
Toledo Community Library reminder - Adult Page Turners December selection:
Order online at Timberland Regional Library and get a head start on your New Year’s resolution to read more books in 2018. Available in downloadable MP3 format (audiobook) and ebook formats.
Meets 1:30 p.m. December 27 for book discussion, and select next month’s read.
Thursdays: Genealogy help and Needlework Crafts alternate Thursdays. Call (360)864-4247 for specifics.
Toledo Community Library open til 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday & Saturday.
Di Morgan says: Holiday Gifts Under $100 runs through Dec. 24, Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. www.artgallery505.com
Surprise your friends and loved ones with a lovely gift made by a Toledo artist. Gallery 505's new exhibit is Holiday Gifts Under $100 featuring affordable stuff by Marcy Anholt, Jake Blake, Susan Bradshaw, Vicki Brigden, Jessie Camerer, Jeanne Carmichael, Anita Chatham, Jamie Cummings, Bob Espen, Jeanne Hamilton, Joan Hitchcock, Karen Leback, Susanné Rose Maestas, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Katie Morgan, Mike Morgan, Ron Peltola, Vernadel Peterson, Richard Roth, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Sue Wachter, Pauli Wolfe, Dennis Young and the Toledo Art Group.
*Also available: Works of fiction & non-fiction by local authors John Morgan & Ethan Siegel.
Toledo Lioness Club meets 6 p.m. today. Christmas party & gift exchange this month. Find out how Lioness Clubs make a difference in their communities.
Meets 6 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly, location TBA.
Not strictly Toledo News: I met The Chip Guy last Wednesday after The Chronicle ran his story. Facing zoning challenges discourages him not one bit, as he seeks to carry out his purpose - part gleaner, part activist, part environmentalist, completely down-to-earth in “sharing God’s bounty & love.”
There’s more than chips - this afternoon I enjoyed rescued orange, yellow & green peppers plus grape tomatoes in my one-skillet rice dish.
The Chip Guy posted Tuesday: Good morning everyone. I would like to inform you all that the food warehouse will NOT be open tomorrow, Wednesday (December) 20th.
Please share this info with others so they do not make a wasted trip.
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