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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Reminder: City of MLT offering remote fitness, dance classes

A reminder that this week, the City of Mountlake Terrace’s dance and fitness program is booting up the new broadcast studio housed in the Mambo Room at the Recreation Pavilion. The city invites you to look for something on the schedule that interests you and motivates you to move. Among the offerings are Yoga, Pilates,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

The March 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…