- Pick N' Roll Fundraiser A Success
- Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events Highlights
- Gifts: Keep It Local
- Lewis County Fire Department Job Posting
Pick N' Roll was a huge success. Outstanding talent and desserts.
Says Don Schaplow:
"The Boys' and Girls' Basketball programs in Toledo extend a huge thanks to all who supported this event. Outstanding music, food and good times. Plan on making it a part of your Christmas tradition next year."
Christmas Time in Toledo has been warmly welcomed, and now has a committee planning to make next year bigger and better. Plans include creating new outdoor decorations and figures similar to the recycled yard ornament transformed into a beautiful topiary reindeer near the lighted display at the boat launch. Contact Gary Whiteside, 360.355.7614 if you have items to contribute.
Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events also recounted Cool & Connected First 100 Days phase, noting holidays slowed most progress. Five areas highlighted included:
- Updating and disseminating web info
- Create a tagline and marketing info
- Clear brush from riverfront
- Develop virtual tour for visitors
- Plan & construct a town square
Common Ground Garden Community spokesperson Gary Whiteside thanked everyone involved for working to restore old planters to beauty, and creating pocket parks and corner garden spots. Plans to expand are underway already, bulbs wanted to add early color and a healing garden suggested for a key location. Volunteer Joh Jones pushed for a hoop house greenhouse, free from USDA (with specific restrictions) to start annuals from seed for distribution all over Toledo. Castle Rock’s AIB president Nancy Chenault is available for a presentation on request.
Via email, City Clerk Michelle Whitten reported Fresh from the Farm Guide 2017 invites local growers to apply online or pick up an application at the WSU Lewis County Extension Office in the Lewis County Courthouse. Contact email@example.com or call (360)740-1212. The Guide is a partnership between WSU Lewis County Extension, Lewis County Farm Bureau and Lewis County. Mayor Dobosh spoke positively of a recent farm-to-table dinner he attended, saying agritourism is becoming popular.
Camp Singing Wind reported music and dance classes with Jesse, and outdoor courses from kids bush scouting and Hugelkulture with Kaleb will complement SEAD - Sustainability, Ecology, Artistic and Diplomacy. Brian Dennis thanked the community for its support of CSW, and invited everyone to help get the word out.
Joh Jones “did some research” on Toledo’s Senior Center, slated for budget cuts that would effectively shut the doors on all Lewis County Senior Centers.* Jones distilled her findings into three potential solutions to cover the projected funding shortfall for each community center:
- Create dedicated funding source. Multiplying the number of taxable properties by a flat $10 fee annually (less than a dollar a month) would cover the current county contribution ($376,000) with $222,820 to spare for a maintenance fund - without impacting the 1% taxing limit. Further, this would save jobs, from Senior Center employees to administrators.
- Re-examine cost share of each Senior Center for equitable distribution of costs.
- Consider energy- and other cost-saving upgrades such as solar panels or new technology to reduce operating costs.
*Lewis County Commissioners announced they would meet Thursday to move ahead on transitioning the Senior Centers as originally planned. Details in news brief @ chronline.com.
Next vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events meeting will be 6:30 p.m. January 24, 2017 at the MAC.
Gallery 505 Artists Co-op December theme “Holiday Gifts Under $100.” Tuesday - Saturday 1-5 p.m. through December 23. For handcrafted, heirloom quality gifts sure to be treasured for generations.
100's of Handmade Items for Sale
Buy Local. Buy American.
Art Gallery 505 is in downtown Toledo
Open 1 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday until Christmas Eve.
Steamboat Plaza says: Give the gift of our best coffee, or a day of pampering with a hair cut and color, a new set of nails, or a pedicure.
Correction to Monday’s Special Presentation by Citizens For Great Toledo Schools at the City Council meeting: The bond asks for $14.2 million rather than $21 million. We estimate state contributions of $8.2 million to fund approximately $22.4 million in projects.
The Other Toledo incorrectly stated Citizens For Great Toledo Schools was promoting a $21 million school district bond.
TOT thanks Supt. Chris Rust for setting the record straight, and apologizes for posting inaccurate information.
Lewis County Fire District 2 is accepting applications for a part-time Firefighter/EMT.
Applications close 12/29/2016.
For application packet please contact:
Diane Wallace / Human Resource Manager
Lewis County Fire District 2
150 North Second Street – Toledo
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Reminder: 5 cans/$5 = 1 raffle ticket for 40” Visio HDTV. All proceeds benefit Toledo Food Bank.
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