Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2013
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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

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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Southington YMCA teen dodgeball tournament returns

January 13, 2013
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Dodgeball

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA’s annual Teen Dodgeball Tournament returns for another throw later this month. The tournament, now in its third year, is broken up into tow divisions, middle school and high school. There is a maximum of 16 teams per division. “In the past two years we’ve had some success with…

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Dive into the Polar Plunge

January 11, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Every year, Mark Pooler is often the last man to leave the frigid waters of Sloper Pond during the YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge. For the past seven years, Pooler has spent approx. 75 seconds in the water, racking up the donations. “We pledge by seconds,” said Pooler, the Outdoor Center director…

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YMCA expansion set; Olney home is the only sticking point

January 10, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The YMCA’s plans for expanding their building and adding new parking lots was approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission, although details of how the organization will deal with traffic are still under negotiation. The expansion includes additions on two sides of the YMCA’s main building and an increase of…

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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

December 17, 2012
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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

Santa and Mrs Claus visited YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday December 8th.  Families visited the camp for  family oriented activities.  Toys were collected by the Mill Foundation For Kids.  Fox Glove Farm provided horse and carriage rides.  Southington Brass entertained the crowd with holiday favorites.  Crafts projects were provided.  Hot chocolate and cookies were served…

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Zoning meeting on YMCA expansion draws numerous residents concerned about the Olney House

December 5, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing about the YMCA’s proposed expansion drew numerous residents concerned about the fate of a nearby historic house. The expansion includes additions on two sides of the YMCA’s main building and an increase of about 30 parking spaces. While preparing for the project, the…

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Town offices resume operations after storm does minimal damage to Southington

October 30, 2012
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Southington emerged from Hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed, in stark contrast to many towns on Connecticut’s shoreline. According to the “outage map” on Connecticut Light and Power’s website, only 0.3 percent of residents in Southington are out of power as of Tuesday afternoon. During the worst of the hurricane on Monday evening, that percentage stayed under…

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Court orders injunction on Olney home; YMCA is barred from demolishing the building

August 22, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The New Britain Superior Court has issued a temporary injunction barring the Southington YMCA from demolishing the Olney house on North Main Street as part of a plan to add additional parking at the facility. The injunction, secured by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, will protect the Olney house through…

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