Scene in Edmonds: Waterfront Center hosts blood drive

The Edmonds Waterfront Center recently partnered with Bloodworks NW for a four-day blood drive, to address a major blood shortage in our area. “We appreciate your willingness to open your doors not only to Bloodworks NW but to the Edmonds Community, “said Hannah McNutt, donor resource representative. “During the four-day drive we registered 158 donors,…

Online registration for Yost Pool reservations opens at 6 AM May 24

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Edmonds’ outdoor Yost Pool will reopen June 14, with preseason reservations available online starting at 6 a.m. Monday, May 24. Dale Turner YMCA Executive Director Carolann Cross acknowledges that this year’s pool operations will look a bit different than in years past. The city…

Sponsor spotlight: 10 things to know before getting a CoolSculpting treatment

Seeing “trouble areas” in the mirror? Clothes not fitting like they used to? Are you exercising, but can’t seem to get rid of stubborn fat? Want help eliminating fat in these “trouble areas” without surgery or downtime? CoolSculpting — offered by PUR Skin Clinic in downtown Edmonds — is a non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring treatment…

Reminder: Virtual Health and Fitness Expo May 15-22

It’s time for the annual Health and Fitness Expo, sponsored by City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission to promote health and fitness for families that live in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. This year’s Health and Fitness Expo is virtual, and participants will have…

Yost Pool set to begin operations starting June 14

  The City of Edmonds Tuesday released a tentative schedule for the opening of its outdoor Yost Pool, with lap, recreational and family swim times available starting June 14. Dale Turner YMCA will again be operating the pool this summer under COVID safety guidelines. Pool users will be required to register and pay in advance for…

Edmonds School District offering free swim voucher program for students

Thanks to support from the Verdant Health Commission, the Edmonds School District is offering all district students the opportunity to receive free water safety swim lessons this summer. The swim vouchers will be sent to all third grade students for lessons in levels 1-4 in water safety, through classroom teachers during the month of May….

South County Fire offering free online safety classes in April

South County Fire has free online classes and programs to help you stay safe and sound. All classes are offered using Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in April include: Child Car Seat Safety, April 7 at 1-2 p.m. or 6-7…

Verdant Health Commission awards $1 million to local nonprofits

The Verdant Health Commission recently approved more than $1 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations to support community health through its recent competitive application process. The requests granted by the Verdant Board of Commissioners will support 11 different multi-year projects or programs run by 10 different nonprofits, totaling $1.11 million. The following grants were…

Local nonprofits teaming up to provide youth programming this spring

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County and Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County are partnering this spring to bring the eight-week Girls on the Run positive youth development program to girls in third-eighth grades. According to Girls on the Run of Snohomish County Megan Wolfe, the new collaboration in Snohomish County provides important…

Announcing our new advertiser, Bodyworks Pilates

Welcome to our new advertiser, Bodyworks Pilates, located in downtown Edmonds with easy accessibility and plenty of free parking. At Bodyworks Pilates you will find a relaxed, private atmosphere with certified STOTT Pilates Instructors that offer private one-on-one sessions. They strive to give each client the individual attention they deserve to create an experience that…

Reminder: Verdant hosting Q&A session about grant application process Feb. 9

Community groups and organizations interested in applying for funding from the Verdant Health Commission later this month are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session with Verdant on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 2-3 p.m. on Zoom. Applications for funding will be accepted by email from Feb. 15 through Feb. 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. This…

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County seeking volunteer coaches

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County is looking for dedicated individuals to co-coach teams during their spring season, April 19-June 12. Volunteer coaches will follow a structured curriculum to engage small teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons in person or online. Teams meet twice per week during the eight-week season and the program…

Registration open for Edmonds Parks and Recreation virtual winter classes

The City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services has released its virtual class lineup for the winter 2021 season, which will operate from January through March. There is a variety of classes for youth, adults, and families including writing, music, yoga and fitness. Explore the online catalog to learn more about classes, current activities…

Sponsor spotlight: Pandemic pounds — how to say goodbye to your Quarantine 15   

2020 was a year like no other! The year of staying home to stay safe, of locking ourselves away to protect those we love, of working and learning online, of weekly (or daily) take-out meals to support local restaurants, of more screen time than we thought possible…     And though our inner introverts may have initially loved an excuse to stay home with Netflix- for many…

Welcome to our new advertiser: Pilates Edmonds and MindBody Studio

Pilates Edmonds and MindBody Studio has been specializing in functional anatomy movement, injury/special populations as well as pilates in Edmonds for 10 years. The studio’s clientele is a mixed group ranging in age from 16-89, consisting of new students and long-time enthusiasts and those in between — including rehab/therapy clients, athletes and retirees all looking to…

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County launches virtual fall season

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSnoCo) has announced the launch of a special virtual fall season. GOTRSnoCo is a leader in delivering evidence-based, life skills curriculum to girls of all abilities through a program that creatively integrates running and movement. With more than 45 sites across the county, the organization has served more…

Commentary: Join Snohomish County Parks in celebrating Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local park and recreation professionals, such as our staff at Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism play in conservation, health and well-being,…

Welcome to our new advertiser, Gracie Barra

Welcome to our new advertiser Gracie Barra, one of the most trusted names in martial arts today. Gracie Barra’s values, commitment to excellence, and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu set them apart as a leader in the Edmonds martial arts community. GB Edmonds provides a clean, professional, and welcoming environment for all. Students enjoy access to over…

Edmonds TOPS club celebrates 55th anniversary

The Edmonds TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) club is celebrating its 55th anniversary, and the club leader Laurie Dressler says members — who continue to meet remotely — are seeing weight loss success even while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dressler, TOPS is a weight loss support group that has been…

Verdant Health Commission names Lisa Edwards as new superintendent

The Verdant Health Commission Board of Commissioners has appointed Lisa Edwards, EdD, to serve as the Verdant superintendent effective immediately. Edwards’ extensive experience in nonprofit management, higher education, and healthcare have prepared her well, said Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Knowles. “Lisa brings a wide range of experiences and skills to Verdant that will help…

Fitness Corner: Running with Wonder Woman

In early 2020, I signed up for the DC Wonder Woman 5K race. I have always been a solitary exerciser but after a hiatus of many years, it felt right to kickstart my running again by running 3.10 miles with a bunch of other runners and walkers, everyone coming together to get moving and achieve…