- Lions Club Fireworks Welcome New Year
- Gallery 505 Artists Co-op: January Opening Night
- Red Tailed Hawk Tale
- Toledo Senior Center: Interview with Bunny Miller
- Janet Pruett, Esther Borte Celebrations of Life
...And a Happy New Year!
Once more Toledo Lions Club brings the BOOM to your New Year countdown, while keeping it local with scholarships, annual kids fishing derby, turkey bingo and other holiday food distribution projects.
Support your local Lions Club Fireworks sales at Toledo Market Fresh and kick off 2017 with a BANG!
Gallery 505 Artists Co-op announces Opening Night 1-8 p.m. January 5. This month’s Theme: Light.
Showing Tuesday - Saturday through January 28.
December Children’s Art Contest submissions will be on display. Winners in four age groups will be announced January 5.
Gallery 505 is also on Facebook.
Yesterday The Otter* came across an injured red-tailed hawk along the back field fence, which he rescued from the excited “girls” (one Boxer, one hound blend) before their curiosity let them get too close.
He contacted For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue & Rehab (FHSARR) and gathered up the raptor for transport to Rochester, where a volunteer stayed late to take in the bird.
For Heaven’s Sake is frequently in the news for rescuing birds and other wildlife up and down the I-5 corridor, most for re-release back into the wild.
The Otter tells of an early failed rescue, an owl that did not survive its injuries, and how places like FHSARR were still many years in the future.
So while you’re getting to know that Smartphone you got for Christmas, add FHSARR, 360.273.0550 to your Contacts.
You might just save a life.
*For those uninitiated, Autocorrect failed to recognize my typo when I keyed in “Significant Otter” rather than “Significant Other” a while back, and now there are plush toys, small wood carvings and other otter-themed memorabilia all over the house. And my Significant Other has become my Significant Otter, thanks to Autocorrect.
Last day: Lewis County Fire District 2 is accepting applications for a part-time Firefighter/EMT. Application info online at http://www.toledofire2.com/index.html
Applications close 12/29/2016.
Diane Wallace / Human Resource Manager
Lewis County Fire District 2
150 North Second Street – Toledo
Also today: Adult Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. at Toledo Community Library to discuss “Astoria” and announce next month’s reading selection. Page Turners meet last last Thursdays monthly. Newcomers welcomed.
Toledo Community Library announced at December’s vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events:
- We made $320 on our (December 3) Bake and Book Sale.
- We are in the process of getting our 501(c)3 (non-profit status) number.
- And we will soon start setting up our Speaker Schedule for '17.
- We have added 4 new volunteers to our numbers!
A shout out to Charlie Pruett, the heart and soul of the biggest little library in Lewis County!
Reminder: early closing Saturday, New Year’s Eve,
Toledo Community Library is on Facebook.
Yesterday after Wednesday’s Nutrition Lunch at Toledo Senior Center, Bunny Miller related her story about how she wanted to do something to “get me out of the house.”
Three years ago, enjoying her recent well-deserved retirement, she joined friends “especially for the lunches...and music, and bingo, and the after-lunch socializing.” She can be seen lending a hand wherever needed, finding new friends and old among the folks who come through the door.
“When I heard they (BOCC) were closing it (Toledo Senior Center), I said, No way!”
One reader commented on Wednesday’s post: Re: the Senior Center issue: would you pass on this idea on to the appropriate source(s). What about the Senior Center reaching out to larger ones in metropolitan areas for some help, and asking the Commissioners to fund match any monies which come in. Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, NorthShore have large centers of seniors, all of whom understand what such a community means to them personally.
Hopefully the commissioners understand they, too, are heading for seniordom.
Is there anybody OUT there? ~Pink Floyd, The Wall
Announcement: Janet Pruett’s Celebration of Life takes place 2 p.m. Friday December 30 at Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel, potluck to follow at Toledo Senior Center.
Announcement: Esther Borte’s Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m January 6 (Friday) at St Francis Catholic Church with fellowship following at the Parish Hall. (Senior Center Director Diana Haug says:) If you plan on attending, please let me know so I can get an accurate count for our (Nutrition Lunch) here at the Senior Center.
- Who: All Zumba fans
- What: New Zumba session
- When: begins January 12, 6-7 p.m.
- Where: at Toledo Senior Center
- Cost: $30/over 50 years old, $40/others
Nutrition Lunch menu for upcoming week published Friday and Monday on The Other Toledo. Community-wide events such as classes, breakfasts, special dinners and entertainment published Tuesdays. Other events such as community meetings posted immediately.
For details or to make reservations, contact email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
Mark your calendars:
Today: ToledoTel’s Bingo Daily Number link here.
Reminder: 5 cans/$5 = 1 raffle ticket for 40” Visio HDTV. All proceeds benefit Toledo Food Bank.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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