Get Movin' kicks off June 1 at Alderwood Mall

  The 10th Annual Get Movin’ program will kick off Saturday, June 1 at the Alderwood Mall. Get Movin’ is a free, summer program aimed at motivating Snohomish County families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities. The Get Movin’ program has three…

Get Movin’ kicks off June 1 at Alderwood Mall

  The 10th Annual Get Movin’ program will kick off Saturday, June 1 at the Alderwood Mall. Get Movin’ is a free, summer program aimed at motivating Snohomish County families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities. The Get Movin’ program has three…

Relay for Life coming to South Snohomish County on June 1

Relay For Life of South Snohomish — a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society — will kick off at noon June 1 at Edmonds District Stadium with a special Survivors Lap honoring those who have defeated cancer. Relay For Life is a unique grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in…

Get movin’ program kicks off on June 1

Looking for fun things to do this summer? The 10th Annual Get Movin’ program will kick off on June 1 at Alderwood mall. Get Movin’ is an all-ages, free, summer program aimed at motivating Snohomish County families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational…

Get movin' program kicks off on June 1

Looking for fun things to do this summer? The 10th Annual Get Movin’ program will kick off on June 1 at Alderwood mall. Get Movin’ is an all-ages, free, summer program aimed at motivating Snohomish County families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational…

Check out Lynnwood's booth at the Health & Fitness Expo on May 18

Come visit the city of Lynnwood’s booth at the upcoming Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday, May 18 at Edmonds Stadium. The expo runs from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the Lynnwodo booth will be featuring the Move 60! Teens and Get Movin’ programs, as well as the recreation’s fitness and healthy communities programs. The Expo will…

Check out Lynnwood’s booth at the Health & Fitness Expo on May 18

Come visit the city of Lynnwood’s booth at the upcoming Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday, May 18 at Edmonds Stadium. The expo runs from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the Lynnwodo booth will be featuring the Move 60! Teens and Get Movin’ programs, as well as the recreation’s fitness and healthy communities programs. The Expo will…

Learn about nourishing your toddler to optimal health

Have you ever wondered if your toddler is getting enough nutrients from their daily meals, or if the foods they consume have an affect on their emotional health, or if certain food choices can affect your toddler having a good night’s sleep? Dr. Micah Allen, ND,L.Ac., will discus ways to improve your toddler’s health at…

Third grade swim program wins state award

The cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds were presented a “Program Award” from the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) for their three-year, third grade swim lesson program funded by a grant from Verdant Health Commission. This is the second year of the program in which all third graders within the boundaries of the…

Jump start your exercise plan with the Lynnwood Boot Camp

Lynnwood Boot Camp meets at 6 a.m. and gets participants pumped for the day. Whether you are heading to the office to sit at a desk or have a busy day planned, this class will get your heart poundin’ and sweat pouring.  The instructor designates each day to a different area — upper body one day lower the next; front of…

Verdant Health Commission holds monthly meeting on Wednesday

The Verdant Health Commission holds its monthly meeting at 8 a.m., April 24 in the commission’s conference room. Public input is encouraged. The Verdant Health Commission, formerly the South Snohomish County Commission for Health, is governed by five elected commissioners, each elected for a term of six years by the voters of Public Hospital District…

New Swedish/Edmonds Cancer Institute offering tours on Wednesday

In celebration of the new Swedish/Edmonds Cancer Institute opening, the public is invited to tour the facility Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m. The $10.9 million institute was partially funded by the generosity of the community, and brings “state-of-the-art cancer care closer to home,” according to Swedish/Edmonds chief executive David Jaffe, who spoke at a reception Tuesday night. For…

Learn about healing power of meditation

Join Ajili Hodari Esq, a practioner of meditation for more than 30 years, as he presents research on how meditation can improve one’s physical, mental and spiritual health. People will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. The program is at 7 p.m., April 18 at…

New cancer center to open on Highway 99

South Snohomish County cancer patients will now be able to receive outpatient chemotherapy close to home, with Swedish/Edmonds announcing plans to open a 17,102-square-foot cancer care center on Highway 99 April 1. The center responds to the growing need for medical oncology and infusion (chemotherapy) services in the south Snohomish and north King County area,…

EdCC to host women of color health/beauty fair

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day, Edmonds Community College and the Snohomish Health District HIV/STD program are partnering with local agencies to host a free Health and Beauty Fair for women of color from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 9 in Woodway Hall, room 202. Racial and ethnic minority women experience higher…

Whole Foods offers healthy eating on a budget store tour

Whole Foods Market offers a healthy eating on a budget store tour at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28 at its Lynnwood location. The free tour will explore simple tips to navigate the aisles of any Whole Foods Market and stock up on healthy options–all while keeping your wallet and your taste buds happy. The store…

Whole Foods presents health fair

Whole Foods hosts a health fair from 2-5 p.m., Jan. 19 at its Lynnwood store. The health fair features vendors, suppliers and community health partners to provide information, answers and free samples. Enter your completed event passport to win one of several prizes. Whole Foods is located at 2800 SW 196th St. SW.    …

Lynnwood Convention Center hosts Northwest Yoga Conference

Yoga enthusiasts from across the region soon will be converging in Lynnwood. The Northwest Yoga Conference is scheduled for Feb. 8-10 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The conference features workshops for teachers, students and the public, a studio owner summit, evening entertainment on Friday and Saturday, all-day intensive workshops all three days, a Yoga marketplace,…

Stage 1 burn ban in effect as of 5 p.m. Saturday

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish County, effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. This ban remains in effect until further notice. After a few lingering showers, weather conditions are forecast to become cold and dry this weekend. Air pollution is expected to build up to…

Local Bartell Drugs offering whooping cough vaccine

As cases of whooping cough continue to increase, local Bartell Drugs are offering discount vaccines against the illness. Nine Bartell pharmacies in Snohomish County are providing reduced fee or free whooping cough vaccines, in cooperation with the Snohomish Health District. The stores in the Lynnwood area offering the vaccine are at 17633 Highway 99 and…

Snohomish County sees a spike in whooping cough cases

Snohomish Health District has confirmed 80 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) as of late last month — more than three times as reported in all of last year. Of this year’s total to date, 12 were infants, 14 were ages 1-5 years, 31 were 6-17 years old, and 23 were adults. Four of the most…

Drug-resistant tuberculosis found in Snohomish County

Two cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis have been confirmed in Snohomish County. The Snohomish Health District says both patients live in Snohomish County, both are adults and are being treated at home. Health officers can’t release more specific information due to privacy laws. “The cases are not related to one another at all – neither…