Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

January 5, 2014
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The natural beauty at YMCA Camp Sloper will provide some of the obstacles in the Storm Sloopers Trails Challenge later this year.

By Ed Harris Editor Southington YMCA officials are planning a Storm Sloper Trails Challenge for early next year. The race is billed as being part run, part obstacle course and part scavenger hunt. “It is very much like a Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder, but at the same time it is its own unique event,”…

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Woman takes on new year with new lifestyle and inspires others

January 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Human Resources Director Sue Tanner of the Southington YMCA, the start of a new year means the continuation of a journey to a healthy lifestyle, which she started two days before Thanksgiving. Battling with her weight since the age of six, Tanner made a promise to lose weight, and…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

January 3, 2014
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polar plunge (2014)

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs are holding the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Sat. Jan. 17 at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. The Polar Plunge will support the YMCA Annual Campaign, which helps a few key areas at the YMCA. This includes the outreach program, membership and childcare assistance,…

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YMCA tree gives back to South Dakota

December 20, 2013
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Photo by Lisa Capobianco

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A crowd of families gathered together at the Southington YMCA’s 29th annual Giving Tree ceremony last week, celebrating the spirit of the holiday season while remembering loved ones who have passed on. This year the ceremony at featured a large tree in front of the entrance, which also lit up…

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Compass Award winners honored

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Community YMCA honored its two 2013 Compass Award recipients last week for their commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. During the Forever in Blue Jeans gala, the YMCA recognized Mike and Teresa Soltys, a couple who has lived in Southington for the past 18 years.…

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Southington YMCA announces 2014 award recipients

November 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier Southington resident Lisa Carroll has spent the past 25 years instilling her love of theater into local youth. Between serving as the director of Southington Community Youth Theater program and serving as a musical theater teacher at Dance City and the Arts, Carroll’s passion for the arts has shined through…

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Activate Southington receives continuation grant

October 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Activate Southington has received a $10,000 continuation grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue to pioneer an active lifestyle in town. “It was pretty competitive,” John Myers, a founder of Activate Southington and the executive director of the Southington YMCA said about the grant process. “It’s a great validation.”…

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Schools offer new enrichment program; Like Learners to offer new opportunities

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the lost of the SOAR program last May due to budget cuts, the Southington School District decided to devote its time over the summer to creating a new enrichment opportunity for gifted and talented students in all eight elementary schools and the two middle schools. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Erardi…

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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

September 18, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Tony Palmieri, Southington YMCA director of operations wraps the Sloper tombstone in a protective blanket.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a cleanup day in a basement turned into an excavation site for Meriden resident Shawn Hard. About four years ago, Hard was cleaning up the basement of his home on Reservoir Avenue one day when he came across a tombstone with a name familiar to Southington:…

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Team Lauryn to return to Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Team Lauryn will return to the Apple Harvest Road Race this year in memory of Lauryn Ossola, a former YMCA Stingray and Lady Knight’s swimmer at Southington High School who died tragically in car accident two years ago. Team Lauryn will participate in the 5K/5 mile Road Race at the…

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