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…

Sponsor spotlight: What are the benefits of a compounding pharmacy for pets?

Pet owners everywhere always want to provide the best care possible for their best friends. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, veterinarians are well aware that pet owners sometimes face unique challenges when it comes to medicating their companions. One such challenge is making sure that the treatments and medications they are giving their pets are…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: May 19, 2020

The Tuesday, May 19 data from the Snohomish Health District present a mixed bag of good and concerning news. New cases per day (yellow chart) is continuing its slow but steady upward trend, with 28 new cases reported Tuesday. But at the same time, more people are recovering and recovering faster. Total active cases in…

Sponsor spotlight: Diet and COVID-19 — eating to boost your immune system

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted millions of lives and most of us are coming to grip with the “new normal” of social isolation, self quarantining, home schooling, and working (or not working) from home. In her recent Harvard Medical School article, Dr. Uma Naidoo, discusses how healthy eating can reduce anxiety and boost your immune system…

Sponsor spotlight: Everything you want to know about Compounding Pharmacy, from A-Z

When it comes to prescriptions and medication, having options and choices for how you “take your medicine” can have a huge impact on the overall experience. While the ability of combining and adjusting medications has been around for a long time, the benefits and capabilities of compounding is unknown to many who are unfamiliar with…

Welcome to our new Health and Fitness sponsor Axis Pharmacy NW

A warm welcome to our new Health and Fitness page sponsor Axis Pharmacy Northwest, a family-owned Mountlake Terrace-based business focused on providing customized medicines that meet the unique needs of all patients. Its compounding pharmacy service provides patients with customized options that can help taking or using medications easier.   Some people are allergic to the dyes or preservatives…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: April 24, 2020

  The Friday, April 24 data from the Snohomish Health District continues the story of mixed progress in the local fight to stem the tide of COVID-19.  As of Friday, 2,467 Snohomish County residents have contracted the virus over the reporting period (upper line, countywide and city line charts). Encouragingly, the incremental number of new cases…

Sponsor spotlight: MLT Dance and Fitness at home!

Mountlake Terrace dance and fitness instructors are posting classes online. These classes are not only for their students, but are free to the public. Stay active with tap, ballet, yoga, pilates and more! City of Mountlake Terrace, Recreation and Parks 5303 228th St. S.W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 425-776-9173

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: April 10, 2020

While the April 10 data updates from the Snohomish Health District continue to show a steady increase in the total number of cases (blue line), it is important to keep in mind that this a cumulative count over the reporting period reflecting the number of people who have contracted the disease since reporting began. This line…

Swedish Hospital, health care workers’ union announce long-awaited contract agreement

It’s been eight months marked by picket lines, hundreds of hours of negotiations, and a three-day strike, but finally last week Swedish Hospital and more than 7,700 represented health care workers reached tentative agreement on a new contract. And on Monday, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members voted overwhelmingly to ratify. Negotiations had dragged on since last…

Edmonds claps, makes music for essential workers

A group of Edmonds residents came out of their homes at 7 p.m. Wednesday to clap and make music for the heroes in the medical field, the grocery and pharmacy, and other essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle — and Tom Dockins captured it on video. Resident Gayla Shoemake said about…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: April 6, 2020

The April 6 data from the Snohomish Health District give cause for cautious optimism that we may be turning a corner in our local battle with COVID-19. In the countywide data chart, note yesterday’s steep rise in numbers of recovered cases (green line), while the overall number of cases since the initial outbreak (upper blue…

Free emergency dental work to be offered weekly in Lynnwood starting April 2

A local non-profit organization is offering free weekly emergency dental services in Lynnwood starting Thursday. Medical Teams International will be setting up three mobile dental vans at the Lynnwood Food Bank — located at 5320 176th St. S.W. — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organization will be offering emergency drive-up services for those…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 26, 2020

    Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Second day of Chromebook distribution for Edmonds students Emergency council meeting Friday to address firearms language, plastic bag ban Edmonds Waterfront Center construction…

Online shopping in the age of COVID-19: Package safety and delivery concerns

COVID-19 has turned online shopping in our community upside down. Here are two key questions: Are packages delivered to our homes safe from COVID-19? How long is it now taking to pick up or deliver online orders? Are delivered packages safe from COVID-19? There is no simple, single answer. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)…

Community Transit, Sound Transit announce service reductions, other changes beginning March 30

As community members are encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing, transit ridership has seen a decrease in ridership prompting  service reductions beginning Monday, March 30. Community Transit announced Thursday a plan to reduce most bus services by approximately 25%. This COVID-19 related reduction in service will go into effect March 30, and continue…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 25, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Good Works: When an ER visit turns into an act of community kindness School district consolidates food prep, expands locations for ‘grab-and-go’ meals Lynnwood’s Temple…

School district consolidates food prep, expands locations for ‘grab-and-go’ meals

Now in its second week, the Edmonds School District’s current distribution of “grab-and-go” meals to children and youth continues to evolve with a consolidation of meal preparation sites and the addition of more distribution locations. The district is passing out free breakfasts and lunches to 1- through 18-year-olds while schools are closed during the COVID-19…