Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

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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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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Looking for good leaders: YMCA Leaders Club needs middle schoolers

December 18, 2015
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Do you know a good leader? The YMCA Leadership Club, above, is searching for middle school members.

The YMCA Leaders Club is seeking new members for their 2015-2016 season. Welcoming all Southington residents in sixth to eighth grade, the Leaders Club is a program for students who hope to make a difference in their community. Meeting weekly to plan volunteer events and organize fundraisers, the club teaches teens leadership skills, planning strategies,…

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Tickets on sale for Forever in Blue Jeans on Nov. 20

November 6, 2015
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Tickets are on sale for the 13th annual Forever in Blue Jeans dinner at the Aqua Turf  on Friday, Nov. 20. The event, sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA, draws more than 700 people annually for a gala evening where guest wear jeans. This year’s event will feature an “Americana” theme, and guests can expect…

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YMCA offers luncheon for vets on Veterans Day

November 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month, the Southington Community YMCA will be offering recognition to local veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the YMCA will host a Veterans Day luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., where all veterans and their family members are welcome to dine for free. It is…

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YMCA unveils their new Fryer Family Natatorium

October 22, 2015
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The YMCA opened their new pool on Oct. 14, renaming it to the Fryer Family Natatorium.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Seven members of the YMCA took a plunge into the newly renovated pool on Wednesday morning, cutting the ribbon on the updated facility. The lengthy construction project included improvements to the pool, deck and shower areas, new lighting and roof installations, more storage space, and an office for the aquatics director, among…

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