Posts Tagged ‘ Southington YMCA ’

2013 road race registration begins;

September 7, 2013
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Apple Harvest Road Race map (2013)

By John Goralski Sports Writer When John Myers took over as the Apple Harvest Road Race director, the annual 5-mile race attracted about 500 runners and a handful of workers. Over the last decade, that number has tripled. With armies of runners winding down by the finish line and legions of Little Fritters circling the…

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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

September 5, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
The Southington YMCA hopes to have the parking lot finished by the end of the month.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington YMCA may have more parking spots to choose from by the end of September, as construction of the lots is near completion. Director of Operations Tony Palmieri said there will be 99 additional parking spaces in front of the building alone, bringing the total number of…

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Olney house to stay

February 14, 2013
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The Olney house will remain and the Southington YMCA will possibly seek preservation grants.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA has decided to leave the Olney house on North Main Street alone for now and will revisit possible preservation possibilities once it completes its other development projects. “The house is safe,” YMCA Executive Director John Myers said. “It’s weather proof.” The New Britain Superior Court issued a temporary…

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YMCA looks to extend its legacy

February 8, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Director and Lynette Ferguson, membership services director, perform a skit.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington YMCA discussed their plan to “extend the legacy” of their organization to future generations during its annual dinner at the Aqua Turf Club. The dinner is also a chance to formally recognize the recipients of the YMCA’s annual awards. The names were revealed in November. The Person of…

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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus

By Rob Glidden Staff Wrter The annual YMCA Polar Plunge pulled in $24,000 worth of donations, which were given by the community to sponsor the roughly 80 participants who jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond. In the eight years since it was first held in Southington, the event has grown into one of…

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Blue jeans and a Compass Award

December 1, 2012
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Forever in Blue JEans-Dan and Ginny Gore look at auction items

The Southington Community YMCA has honoredDolores and Joe LaPorte at its annual Forever in Blue Jeans gala on Friday Nov. 16, at the Aqua Turf. The Laportes are the Y’s 2012 Compass Award winners for their work in staying true to the YMCA focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The LaPortes are…

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