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…

Register now for winter session of MLT dance and fitness programs

The winter session of City of Mountlake Terrace dance and fitness programs has started virtually, and is open for registration. Visit the Virtual Programs webpage for class descriptions, dates, prices and a link to register through DASH. A variety of ages and levels in yoga, Stott Pilates, ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical are being offered…

Reminder: Lynnwood Convention Center to host blood drive Jan. 28-29

The Lynnwood Convention Center will serve as a Pop-Up Donor Center this Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, for a Bloodworks Northwest blood drive. Over the course of two days, the goal is to collect 108 units of blood. You can schedule your appointment here, Bloodworks Northwest is also offering a special incentive to anyone donating…

State’s first cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been found in testing samples from Snohomish County. That’s according to a Saturday announcement from the Washington State Department of Health along with the Snohomish Health District and the UW Medicine Virology Lab. The UW Medicine Virology Lab detected two cases of the COVID-19 variant…

Free COVID testing comes to Concern for Neighbors Food Bank Friday

Attendance was light during a free drive-thru and walk-up, non-invasive COVID-19 testing event held at Concern For Neighbors Food Bank Friday. Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International coordinated the event, which was open to anyone in the community. Staff onsite said that previous such free testing events had much greater turnout that resulted in lines of cars stretched…

Reminder: Free drive-thru, walk-up COVID testing event in MLT Jan. 22

A free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing event will take place at Concern For Neighbors Food Bank from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. The Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International are coordinating the event. The testing is open to anyone in the community. While this is a drive-thru event, walk-in people…

‘It’s OK to not be OK’: Panelists offer advice for coping with pandemic pressures

While there is no roadmap for maintaining emotional well-being during a pandemic, behavioral health experts speaking during a recent Sno-Isle Libraries webinar provided a wealth of advice and resources for coping with COVID-19 pressures. During the Jan. 14 webinar, the first of three in the library system’s “Issues That Matter, Pandemic Pressures” series, speakers offered…

County COVID-19 briefing: Vaccine supply, website glitch means a wait for shots

If we had more vaccine, we could vaccinate many more people in Snohomish County. That’s the big takeaway from the county’s weekly COVID update Tuesday. The three drive-through locations (Monroe, Everett, Edmonds College) have the capacity to give shots to 30,000 people a week, according to County Executive Dave Somers. Somers said the county is…

Reflections on the joy of swimming at the Pavilion Pool

I have gratitude, and would like to express gratitude for some simple things in life. When my club closed back in mid-November, I was without access to any kind of swimming pool. I am rehabbing an ankle condition, and the pool is my best means of “non-weight bearing” exercise. Also the reason I can still…

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 1 of state recovery plan next week

Based on new regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health, Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week begin Jan. 18. That’s the word from the Snohomish County Health District, which said in a Friday announcement that the Puget Sound Region continues to meet three of the four criteria laid…

Snohomish County COVID-19 drive-thru testing schedule for week of Jan. 11

The locations and schedules for next week’s drive-thru testing operated by the Snohomish Health District are as follows:  3900 Broadway site in Everett – open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everett Community College site at 915 N. Broadway – open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lynnwood…

Snohomish Health District provides update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and planning

The Snohomish Health District provided the following report Friday on vaccine distribution and planning in Snohomish County: In the first three weeks, just shy of 30,000 vaccines were distributed to 13 vaccine provider groups in Snohomish County. Another 8,600 doses had been allocated for this week. This number does not include doses distributed to sovereign…

Mountlake Terrace Pavilion expanding pool hours

Swimming pool hours at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion will be expanded beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The pool will open an hour earlier at 5:45 a.m. and will close at 6:15 p.m., and the building will close at 6:30 p.m. The new schedule is available on the Recreation Department’s website at www.mltrec.com/530. The MLT Recreation…

Inslee announces phased COVID-19 regional recovery plan starting Jan. 11

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced that beginning Jan. 11, the state will follow phased eight-region “Roadmap to Recovery” plan to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “No one was untouched by the effects of the pandemic in 2020; many have and continue to suffer through no fault of their own,” Inslee said during a…

Healthy Eating: The perfect time of year for Magic Mineral Broth

I have been working on several different recipes using items from my freezer and pantry. During the stay-at-home situation that we find ourselves living through, I am trying to use the food items that I have in my pantry and my freezer to avoid trips to the grocery store. I head to the grocery store…

State Health Department provides update on vaccine distribution, administration efforts

The Washington State Department of Health Wednesday provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts. Last week, providers across the state began administering initial doses of COVID-19 vaccine to high-risk health workers, and now, more than 30,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, the state said. This week, the state…