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…

Lynnwood Recreation Center announces expanded activities under Phase 2 of reopening plan

The City of Lynnwood Recreation Center announced Friday that it is offering even more socially distanced activities now that Snohomish County is in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan. These include: Adult Fitness Classes — for now those are Group Centergy, Zumba, Group Fight and Group Power.. Water Fitness classes  — Shallow water fitness, River…

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…

Lynnwood Recreation Center pool to start water safety lessons Dec. 12

The City of Lynnwood Recreation Center will begin offering water safety lessons Saturday, Dec. 12. Two sessions are scheduled on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and two sessions scheduled on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. The pool is following current guidelines with the appropriate PPE for staff to safely offer water…

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…

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…

Meet Me at the Park begins at North Lynnwood Park Tuesday, July 7

The City of Lynnwood and Verdant Health Commission will host Meet Me at the Park events at several parks throughout Lynnwood starting Tuesday, July 7. Meet Me at the Park is a way for children, families, and adults in all neighborhoods to visit their local park, participate in fun, safe activities without the need for…

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…

Celebrate Bike Month in Lynnwood with Bike BINGO

May is Bike Month, and the City of Lynnwood invites you to celebrate from a distance. Play Bike2Health BINGO and get ideas and resources. If you get a bike bingo (five in a row, vertical, across or diagonal) you can be entered to win a bike. To download your BINGO card and learn more, visit…

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 drug…

COVID-19 daily report for Lynnwood and Snohomish County: April 27, 2020

Welcome back to the COVID-19 daily report. As announced last week, the Snohomish Health District is no longer publishing data updates on Saturdays and Sundays, and soe we were unable to provide our readers with the usual updates over the weekend. The Health District is now folding all changes that occurred over the weekend into the…

Scriber Lake Park: A quiet oasis in the center of Lynnwood

With Washington state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in effect for weeks now, many are feeling a little antsy. And with local businesses closed, playgrounds and playfields considered off limits, and public gathering spots shuttered, few places remain accessible to go and enjoy. Scriber Lake Park, right in the heart of Lynnwood, may be the…

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

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 199NW members voted overwhelmingly to ratify. Negotiations had dragged on since last…