Tag: Waynesboro Family YMCA

Warner: We all need ‘skin in the game’ to solve debt, budget issues

Mark Warner might be in D.C., but he’s definitely not of D.C. “No matter how many challenges you’ve got in the Valley or on City Council or others, they are not as wacky as the people that I work with up in D.C.,” Sen. Warner, D-Va., said during a visit to Waynesboro on March 2. […]

Warner reads Seuss … with a message

For Mark Warner, it risked being a Michael Dukakis moment. “This is politician rule #1: You’re never supposed to wear a hat,” Sen. Warner, D-Va., said after being handed a Dr. Seuss hat that otherwise seemed sensible given what he was about to do. And you thought banging the gavel to open and close sessions […]

Sen. Warner to tour Waynesboro Y on Friday

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will visit the Waynesboro YMCA on Friday, March 2, to get a tour of the $100,000 thermal-solar installation project at the Y and be briefed on the details of the project by officials from the Y and project partner Sigora Solar. The project is the largest thermal-solar installation in the state […]

SMAC competes at District Swim Meet in Roanoke

The Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club, which practices at the Waynesboro Y, competed in the Virginia Swimming District Championships in Roanoke Virginia Feb. 17-19. The meet was open to all swimmers in the Southwest District in Virginia. The meet is geared for younger swimmers (14 and under) and swimmers who are trying to obtain qualifying times […]

Be heart healthy during American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through healthy living, the Waynesboro Family YMCA urges everyone in Waynesboro and East Augusta area to take steps to prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, so they can lead longer, healthier lives. To address the prevalence of heart disease in […]

Y partners with Silver Sneakers

The Waynesboro Family YMCA has been a location for the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program for many years. SilverSneakers® is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. The Waynesboro Family YMCA offers several fitness classes to get you moving. Now, Healthways SilverSneakers® has made the process to get active […]

WaynesboroYMCA.com: Y taps Wright to head up SMAC program

The Waynesboro Family YMCA announced on Wednesday the hiring of Norm Wright to head up the Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club competitive-swimming program. Link to story on WaynesboroYMCA.com.

Y, Augusta Health team up to fight obesity epidemic

Sixty percent of adult Americans are overweight, and thirty percent are obese. And our bad habits are affecting our kids, whose life expectancy, shockingly, sadly, will be less than our generation, a major step back in quality of life that is entirely preventable. “It’s not just about the elderly and people who have had heart […]

Y golf tournament set for June 4

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The 2010 Merv Wooten Invitational Golf Tournament is set for Friday, June 4, at the Waynesboro Country Club.       WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Tri for the Y now accepting relay entries

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   There are only three weeks left to sign up for the inaugural Tri for the Y, which is set for Sunday, June 6. The event, sponsored by the Waynesboro YMCA and Elevation Athletics, is now accepting relay entries.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

In memoriam: Kirk Snell

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Former Waynesboro YMCA chairman of the board and 2007 YMCA Hall of Fame inductee Jacob Kirkwood “Kirk” Snell passed away on Wednesday. Snell was 89.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Summer basketball at the Y

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Waynesboro Family YMCA is announcing the following information with regard to 2010 basketball camps and summer basketball leagues.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Ladies only

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   They kicked the guys out 20 years ago. That was when you could tell that the Wild Walleyball Women of Waynesboro were getting serious. “Twenty years is a long time,” said Tuck Rogers, one of the founding members of the walleyball club, which can actually trace its roots back […]

Join the Y at the Spring Gala!

Edited by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   The Waynesboro YMCA is hosting its annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 23, at the Best Western in Waynesboro.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Stray Cats getting ready for summer in the pool

Edited by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   The Waynesboro YMCA Stray Cats summer swim team is getting organized for 2010.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Augusta Health, Y team up to promote good health

Edited by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   The Waynesboro YMCA will host a presentation by Augusta Health Cardiology on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Waynesboro Y loses beloved member of family

Edited by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com     The Waynesboro YMCA lost a beloved member of its family on Saturday with the passing of Russell Culver, 74, who died on Saturday, April 17, after a battle with cancer.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AID class at the Y

Edited by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   The Waynesboro YMCA and the American Red Cross are teaming up to offer classes in lifeguard training, first aid, professional CPR and AID training in May.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

The Y Magazine is online

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WaynesboroYMCA.com: Tri for the Y!

Posted by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com    More information on Tri for the Y.  

WaynesboroYMCA.com: SMAC swimmers excel

Story by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   Swimmers in the Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club at the Waynesboro Family YMCA placed in several recent Virginia Swimming state meets.   WaynesboroYMCA.com has the story.

A little Zumba to deal with the fitness blahs

Story by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   WaynesboroYMCA.com has a feature story on a fitness program called Zumba that is designed to add fun to the fitness by incorporating a variety of Latin dances into the workouts.   Access the story on WaynesboroYMCA.com.

AFPBusiness.com: Busy season for AFP Publishing

Edited by Chris Graham AFPBusiness.com    AFP Publishing News: AFP completes redesign of YMCA website Augusta Free Press Publishing has completed the redesign of the website of the Waynesboro Family YMCA. The new website went live in January. The site features up-to-date information on program offerings in adult and senior fitness, youth sports and childcare. Story […]

WaynesboroYMCA.com: Exercise Your Brain!

Edited by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com   Learn more about the Exercise Your Brain! event being held at the Waynesboro Family YMCA on Wednesday, March 24.    Information on the brain-exercise program and a downloadable PDF can be accessed here.

Blake takes it strong to the hoop

Story by Chris Graham WaynesboroYMCA.com    AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham tells the story of Blake Hodge, a Westwood Hills Elementary School first-grader who is regularly scoring baskets in the Waynesboro Family YMCA rec basketball league this winter. Chris talks with Blake, who is legally blind, as well as Blake’s mother and coach, to learn more […]