- Toledo School District: Early Release Today - Winter Break Begins *
- National Weather Service: Flood Watch Through Sunday *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Bunco Night *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Red Cross Blood Drive *
- Weekend Outlook: Santa @ Toledo Market Fresh, Grange Breakfast *
- And Beyond: The Other Toledo Returns January 6, 2020 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District: Early Release Today - Winter Break Begins
School resumes January 6, 2019
National Weather Service Seattle: Storm Timeline, Flooding, Cascades Snow, Winds
Heavy rains this week could lead to river flooding. Those living near rivers should monitor the latest forecasts, and monitor river levels here: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=sew
*Includes Lewis County
- Friday - Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 52. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
- Friday Night - Rain. Low around 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
- Saturday - Rain. High near 48. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Saturday Night - A 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog between 10pm and 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind.
- Sunday - A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
Mountain Pass Reports: If you are going over the Cascade passes in the next few days, check the weather forecast at weather.gov, & the pass conditions at https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/ from @wsdot_passes, before you go!
Not Strictly Toledo: December Bunco Night
Hosted by Olequa-Winlock Senior Center
Gallery 505: This Sunday, December 22, is your last chance this year to buy handmade treasures from Toledo’s One (and only) Art Gallery. Gallery 505 Artist Co-op still has a great selection of "Holiday Gifts Under $100”.
All arts and crafts are handmade in America by these friends and neighbors:
Featured artists: Marcy Anholt, John and Vicki Brigden, Jesse Camerer, Bobbi Cannon, Marilynn Dove, Eileen Eddleman, Ilona Elliott, Bob Espen, Jeannette Fedorka, John Fish, John Glasser, Jeanne Hamilton, Carmen Hansen, Thelma Hauge, Curtis Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Karen Leback, Cheryl Love, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Katie Morgan, Mike Morgan, Vernadel Peterson, Richard and Susan Roth, Carlene Salazar, Linda Shepherd, Janice Sutherlin, the Toledo Art Group, and Pauli Wolfe.
Also, we offer Gift Certificates so those on your shopping list can come in and make their own choice of great arts and crafts. into 2020.
We are open TODAY through SUNDAY, December 22nd, from 2 pm until 6 pm.
Today: Toledo Community Food Bank doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
You can help get the word out to neighbors in need. No income guidelines or forms are required. Remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes. Volunteers will transfer goods to your crates, totes or laundry baskets, AND help you load up your vehicle if you ask.
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.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Also: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
312 Augustus St, Toledo, WA 98591
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Note: FREE TEE! Give 12/19-1/5 for an exclusive long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last!
You can register online to donate.
Next blood drive date: February 14, 2020
Tonight: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus St, Toledo, WA 98591.
Weekend Outlook: Santa @ Toledo Market Fresh, Grange Breakfast
Cowlitz Prairie Grange serves up breakfast:
And Beyond: The Other Toledo Returns January 6, 2020
The Other Toledo will be upgrading over the holidays so no Daily Columns will be posted.
Facebook & Twitter posts will continue to bring daily updates.
Don’t forget to recycle your styrofoam & Christmas trees at Lewis County Solid Waste beginning December 26 (for the really ambitious or simply the very holiday-weary).
May the blessings of the season bring you peace, joy and a good cuppa coffee.
See you at Toledo New Years Eve Cheese Ball Drop midnight at the boat launch!
Toledo High School SPORTS:
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 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
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
Not Strictly Toledo: Styrofoam Recycling
Hosted by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Recycle your block and food service Styrofoam at the Christmas Tree Recycling Event! The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be accepting items that are clean, dry and free of tape and labels. Please bring block pieces in a clear bag and food service items in a separate clear bag.
The collection trailer will be set up in the parking lot outside the gate of the Lewis Co. Central Transfer Station, where Christmas Tree Recycling is taking place. The volunteers will be accepting donations to support their educational programs.
Thru December 20: Fundraising for Foster Kids in Crisis @ Donna’s Place
December 20: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
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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