Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

Now, that’s amore

July 27, 2016
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Italian Sunday School-students talk some Italian for the audience

        On Monday, July 25, visitors to the Southington Drive-In pavilion were treated to a taste of Italy. Students from the Italian Sunday School performed a variety show, which included Italian skits, songs, dances, and music performed by students.   For the past five years, Tina Riccio has been leading the weekly Italian…

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Southington senior wins volunteers service award

June 16, 2016
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Recent SHS graduate Samantha Butlier was awarded one of four Wesley A. Kuhry Youth Citizenship Awards by United Technologies. The award is presented for community service. Honorees, above, are presented with their awards. Honores, from left, Kendall Comstock, Vaeyanna Lettman, Stephanie Cota, and Butlier.

Each year, four students are recognized for their dedication to community service at a statewide meeting of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. This year, Southington High School senior Samantha Butlier, was awarded one of four Wesley A. Kuhry Youth Citizenship Awards for Community Service by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and the YMCA. The award is…

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Southington YMCA gets a ‘Helping Hand’

June 15, 2016
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Allstate

Allstate agent, Darren Prozzo presented the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA with a $1000 grant as part of The Allstate Foundation’s “Agency Helping Hands in the Community” program. The program, which began in 2003, recognizes Allstate agents’ volunteerism within the community and provides financial support to organizations through The Allstate Foundation.  Every Allstate agent who volunteers for…

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YMCA to induct 4 into Sloper hall of fame

June 9, 2016
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YMCA Logo (2011 - Green)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This year’s honorees in the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame have been announced—Lance Kilburn, Bob Lengyel, Nicki O’Rourke, and Mike Soccodato will be inducted on Wednesday, July 13 at the YMCA’s annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Picnic at Camp Sloper. The Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize past…

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Southington students break out in dance

May 11, 2016
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A group of elementary students shake, rattle, and roll during a Zumba class at Derynoski Elementary School on Thursday, May 5.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Kids across the map were active on the morning of May 5, taking part in the YMCA’s annual event, “All Children Exercise Simultaneously” (ACES.) Started in 1989, the ACES program aims to get millions of children out of their classroom seats and onto their feet at the same time each year. Schools…

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Race 4 Chase program seeks young triathletes

March 25, 2016
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A triathlete transitions to the bike portion of the course during last year’s Race 4 Chase triathlon at Camp Sloper.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington kids will have an opportunity to compete in a triathlon again this summer, while honoring the memory of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shootings. The “Race 4 Chase” was established in 2013 in memory of Kowalski, who loved to run, swim, and bike. His parents, Rebecca and…

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Police investigate racist fliers at YMCA facilities

March 15, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Southington police are investigating complaints on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 from residents finding racist fliers on their vehicles. The top of the flier has the words “American Nazi Party.” Below that is a swastika with the words “White Power.” Below the swastika was an email address. One flier was found on a vehicle…

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Running Club meeting on March 6

March 5, 2016
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Running

On Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm, there will be an open meeting to discuss the creation of a running club in Southington. The meeting is open to the general public, and the club has the potential to be for youths and adults. The Meeting will be held in the administrative building of the YMCA,…

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YMCA to honor locals at Feb. 3 annual meeting

January 20, 2016
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On Wednesday, Feb. 3 the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs will honor award recipients at their 87th Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf. Steve Nyerick, Dave Kanute, Anna Satterfield, Terry Lombardi, Brian Durocher, Catherine Myers, and Natiya Washer are among those to be honored, along with Relay for Life, Race for Chase, and Giving Back Girls. “We…

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Go jump in a lake: The 2016 Polar Plunge sets records

January 20, 2016
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Members of the ‘Leaping Ladies’ survive the chilly waters at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Jan. 16 during the annual Polar Plunge. Scores of brave locals leapt into the lake during the event that raises money for camp scholarships. (Photo by Tammi Naudus)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As five women in pink shirts and brightly colored tutus stood shivering on a dock at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Jan. 16, YMCA Executive Director John Meyers shouted the encouraging words, “Remember, it’s all for the kids.” Hundreds of brave volunteers participated in the 11th annual Polar Plunge last weekend, fundraising…

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