Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

Commentary: May was National Water Safety Month

May 30, 2015
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YMCA Aquatics Director Barbara Glaude.

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related death for children between the ages of 1 and 14? Children under the age of one most often drown in home pools and were out of sight from one or both parents according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Adults…

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Letter: YMCA celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 18, 2015
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To the editor: In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-April 18), we’d like to thank all of the countless number of volunteers that help to make Southington so special. Time after time, when our community is called to action, there is never a hesitation to serve. We would like to give a special ‘shout…

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YMCA annual meeting celebrates local ‘Super Heroes’

February 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA honored local “super heroes” for their numerous positive contributions to the community at the YMCA’s 86th Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Three Southington High School (SHS) students who have been Advisory Board Members for the STEPS Coalition were recognized by…

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Lifeguard classes at the YMCA

January 5, 2015
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The Southington Community YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Class beginning on Monday, Jan. 5. The class will run on Mondays through Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants must be at least  15 years old to participate, and attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification. The YMCA…

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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

December 18, 2014
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YMCA Extend the Legacy (web)

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER This month, the Southington YMCA received two anonymous donations toward the “EXTEND THE LEGACY” capital campaign, which benefits a series of renovation and expansion projects at the facility. The anonymous donor has given $250,000 toward the campaign and also pledged to match further donations coming in to the YMCA up…

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Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Santa-Quinn Richard (yellow) Ben Richard (Blue) Sherry Baum Matthew Baum and Mikayla Baum

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

December 12, 2014
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Members of the Board of Education take the plunge at last year's event. Garry Brumback, inset, emerges from the icy water.

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community with groups representing the YMCA, the Southington Police Department, the Southington Fire Department, the Southington Board…

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YMCA bestows honors on community members

November 14, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire YMCA announced the award recipients for the Person of the Year award, the Reaching Out Award and the Unsung Hero award at a press conference on Nov. 10. Town Councilor Dawn Miceli will receive the Person of the Year award, the Southington Education Foundation will receive the Reaching…

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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

August 14, 2014
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Carmel Avitabile recently donated $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. Forty-two years ago a YMCA staffer helped Avitabile during a time of need and now she is looking to do the same for others.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A YMCA worker made a huge difference in the life of a struggling Southington woman 42 years ago and now she is paying it back by donating $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. After suddenly losing her brother to cancer in 1972, Carmel Avitabile and her elderly mother were…

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DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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