Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is encouraging girls and adults to start the school year off on a positive note by joining and volunteering for Girl Scouts. Research shows that girls who participate in Girl Scouts are more successful in school and get better grades (Linking Leadership to Academic Success: The Girl Scout Difference, 2012). Girl Scouting is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12, including those with developmental disabilities. Volunteers must be over age 18 and submit to a background check. To sign up, visit: girlscouts.org/join.
The annual Buddy Walk sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo is September 6, 1:00 to 5:00, at Woodlands Park in Perrysburg. One of the year’s happiest events. Hope to see you there!
The Ability Center and its Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence program host the 9th Annual Dealing for Dogs on Saturday night, September 13, 7pm, at the Seagate Center. It is a night of music and gambling and raffles and food and more raffles and a silent auction and more gambling, all for a great cause: helping to fund phenomenal partnerships between well-trained dogs and the people who need them. For more information, visit dealinfordogs.com, or call: 419-885-5733 or 866-885-5733 toll-free
The 5th annual Romp, Stomp and run Parkinson’s Awareness Event will be September 20 at Centennial Terrace. Register at this link. The event also includes a kids’ fun area, silent auction, and live music. All proceeds benefit the Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio.
The 2014 ozone season has started. During the months of May through September, ozone forecasts will be made predicting one of four levels of air quality conditions: Good, Satisfactory, Precautionary Measures should be taken by Sensitive Groups, and Caution. Forecasted air quality levels will be made available a minimum of twice each week; more frequent updates may occur during periods of unusual weather conditions.
Please send an email to ENV.INFORMATION@toledo.oh.gov if you would like to be included on the ozone forecast email list.
Ground level ozone is a lung irritant and can be especially dangerous to those with respiratory conditions, children, the elderly, and those who do a lot of outdoor exercise. To help reduce pollution levels
- Carpool, use public transportation, bike or walk whenever possible
- Refuel vehicles after dark
- Conserve energy—at home, at work, everywhere
- Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible
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