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…

Coronavirus Chronicles: Hiking the hometown for exercise and exploration

Starting on March 28, David Fox walked 120 miles in 26 days, covering almost all of his hometown, Mountlake Terrace, with one exception: “The only roads I wasn’t able to cover were those through the Nile Shrine golf course, which is closed during the coronavirus shutdown.” The trek, captured on his phone’s GPS app, came…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 1, 2020

Friday’s data from the Snohomish Health District begins the new month with incremental changes in our tracked metrics. One of the larger changes is in new cases added (yellow chart) falling to two, six less than yesterday and 38 less than Wednesday’s spike of 63, the largest one-day increment since April 10. Currently active cases (red…

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…

Swedish Edmonds Family Birth Center and NICU to reopen May 6

Swedish Edmonds will reopen its Edmonds Family Birth Center and NICU next Wednesday, May 6. The Swedish hospital system said March 21 it would be closing its Edmonds Birth Center on March 26, to so the birth center space could be used for patients with COVID-19. The center is now reopening because “our region is…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: April 30, 2020

Thursday’s data from the Snohomish Health District end the month on a cautiously optimistic note. New cases added Thursday (yellow chart) are down to 31 from Wednesday’s new case total of 63, which represented the largest one-day increment since April 10. Likewise, currently active cases (red chart) – people who are currently ill with the…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: April 29, 2020

Wednesday’s data from the Snohomish Health District report a sharp rise in the number of new and active cases (yellow and red bar charts respectively), with 63 new cases since Tuesday, pushing the number of total active cases to 950, the highest recorded over the full reporting period. This is reflected in the countywide trend…

Healthy Eating: Two comfort food recipes to enjoy and share

It is hard to believe that we’ve been staying home since the middle of March…at least I hope everyone has been staying home. I venture out each day to take my miniature schnauzer Mia for a well-deserved long walk. Well deserved for both of us I think. I am grateful that I have a backyard…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: April 28, 2020

Tuesday’s data from the Snohomish Health District continue the story of slowed but continued progress for the county as a whole in pushing back the tide of COVID-19. While the countywide trend lines (upper line, countywide and city line charts) continue steadily upward as more people become infected with COVID-19, the numbers of new cases…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace 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…

MLT Parks and Recreation offers new fitness Youtube channel

During the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order, the Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department took the message to heart and have created a Youtube channel, which aims to use creative ways to keep their dance and fitness class participants active and learning. The Recreation Pavilion offers instructional dance and fitness videos to community members…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace 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…

During COVID-19 briefing, county officials say new South Snohomish County test sites coming

A warning from the Snohomish County COVID-19 briefing on Friday: Social distancing will last months and could remain in some form for years. Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers also spoke out on Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney’s Facebook post earlier this week, calling Fortney’s comments: “dangerous and irresponsible.” In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Sheriff…

For seniors, positive attitude is key to weathering the COVID-19 shutdown

The COVID shutdown has changed life for all of us, but perhaps no group is more heavily hit than seniors living alone and in long-term care facilities. Daniel Johnson, Executive Director of the Edmonds Waterfront Center, formerly the Edmonds Senior Center, sees this every day. “Those with a partner and large circle of friends and…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: April 22, 2020

The Wednesday, April 22 data from the Snohomish Health District paints a mixed picture of our progress in the local battle with COVID-19. Only 22 new cases were added since Tuesday (yellow bar chart), the second lowest daily increment in the five-week reporting period. However the steady increase in active cases (red bar chart) continues, with…

Washington Poison Center notes increase in poison exposures

The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) urges people to be cautious with cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to WAPC data, the number of exposures to household cleaning products (bleach, soaps, detergents, and antiseptics) increased by 23% from the number of exposures reported at this time in 2019. Many household cleaning product exposures are related…

Mountlake Terrace man helping the helpers during COVID-19 crisis

As a former Seattle police officer and later a Snohomish County corrections officer, Dale Newman knows something about the perils of being a first responder. The Mountlake Terrace resident of more than 40 years now pays it forward with his latest project — making acrylic S-hooks to relieve ear chafing that comes from wearing a…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: April 21, 2020

The Tuesday, April 20 data from the Snohomish Health District provides encouraging news in several areas. Numbers hospitalized remains relatively low, and while new people continue to get sick with the virus, despite short-term aberrations the new cases per day count continues its overall steady decline. Taken over the full data reporting period, the big picture…

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 Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: April 19, 2020

  Correction: As several readers noted, we incorrectly reported data for individual cities Saturday, using numbers from the previous day. This has been corrected Sunday with fresh data for 4/19 and interpolated data replacing Saturday’s. Chart changes: To enhance clarity and legibility, we’ve made an additional change to our data presentation Sunday. The data tables…