Waynesboro YMCA Childcare helps young mother through tough spot

Sydney Birckhead found a new family at Waynesboro YMCA Childcare.

Waynesboro YMCA introduces knockerball

The Waynesboro YMCA is bringing a new game to Waynesboro – knockerball – with an event set for Tuesday, April 19.

Zoe for President: Waynesboro YMCA backs toddler for White House

It’s presidential season, and the Waynesboro YMCA is throwing its support to an outsider candidate, a 1-year-old named Zoe.

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Senior: Keeping in shape at the Waynesboro YMCA helps you enjoy retirement

L.G. Ferrier was 85 years old when he decided that he needed to get in shape. Now an active member of the Waynesboro YMCA,

SMAC swimmers set sights on Olympic Trials

SMAC swimmer Aaron James has his sights set on the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 50-meter freestyle, and his PR is within a second of the qualifying time.

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Waynesboro YMCA announces holiday hours

The Waynesboro YMCA announced special facility hours around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Letter: Waynesboro YMCA seeks help with two community projects

On occasion I’ll go to our Waynesboro YMCA members, friends, and donors and ask for help. I have two special requests this holiday season and wanted to see if folks might be interested in getting involved.

2015 Turkey Trot: Spend Thanksgiving morning at the Waynesboro YMCA

Before you sit down for your Thanksgiving meal, the Waynesboro YMCA can help you account for the extra calories.

Charlottesville: McIntire Park access information

With the ground breaking of the new YMCA in McIntire Park on Thursday, the Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation released information regarding changes to circulation and access to the park.

Homeschool PE at the Waynesboro YMCA

Waynesboro YMCA member Tina Ruszala has been homeschooling her three children for more than six years. As in any homeschool community, the parents involved work together to provide different education and socializing experiences.

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Job Opening: Waynesboro YMCA hiring new Property & Facilities Manager

The Waynesboro Family YMCA is hiring a new Property & Facilities Director. Under the direction of the Director of Staffing and in harmony with the Christian nature and purpose of the established policies and goals of the Waynesboro Family YMCA, the Property Director is responsible for the overall preventative and restorative maintenance, development, cleanliness, supervision and evaluation of the Waynesboro Family YMCA facilities and property.

Waynesboro YMCA hosting Blood Drive on Sept. 4

The Waynesboro YMCA is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 4, from 1-5 p.m.

Waynesboro YMCA offers lifeguard certification course

The Waynesboro YMCA is offering a course providing certification in lifeguard training, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer and oxygen, delivery and bloodborne pathogens.

Better with age: Local pastor looks to set weightlifting world record at 70

Henry Banks has weightlifting trophies older than some of the people spotting him on the bench at the Waynesboro YMCA.

Waynesboro YMCA Night at the Waynesboro Generals set for Wednesday

Waynesboro YMCA Night at the Waynesboro Generals takes place on Wednesday, July 15, for the Generals home game with the Staunton Braves.

Video: Weaver Insurance & Financial Advisors promote the 2015 Merv Wooten Invitational

The staff at Weaver Insurance & Financial Advisors in Waynesboro is once again busy getting ready for the Merv Wooten Invitational golf tournament hosted by the Waynesboro YMCA.

Staunton Augusta YMCA has new website from Augusta Free Press

The Staunton Augusta YMCA has debuted a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.

Waynesboro rocks! New YMCA fitness director aims to change fitness, wellness paradigm

The model for fitness centers has been, come to the gym, do your fitness here. The Waynesboro YMCA is turning the model on its head with a new approach to fitness.

Fitness: Do you need a personal trainer?

Achieving your personal fitness goals comes only after you commit to changing your lifestyle, which doesn’t come easy.

Keep up with your fitness regimen this summer

The summer months lend themselves to activity, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that warm-weather activities are enough in terms of helping you reach your fitness goals.

YMCA Spring Gala to feature May Day theme

The Waynesboro YMCA is having is 29th Annual Spring Gala on May 1st at the Best Western in Waynesboro.

SMAC swimmers light up the state high school swim meet

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) had numerous swimmers qualify for the High School 3A State Championship Swim Meet in Christiansburg, Virginia Friday, February 20.

SMAC wins numerous events at JMU age group swim meet

The Waynesboro YMCA year-round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed at the Gator Age group Meet at JMU on January 3 and 4th.

January 2015 issue of Y Magazine highlights Waynesboro YMCA programs, activities

The latest edition of the Y Magazine is on the streets highlighting programs and activities at the Waynesboro YMCA.

Waynesboro YMCA debuts 40-and-over noon basketball

The Waynesboro YMCA is debuting a new 40-and-over noon basketball league on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

New Year’s Overnight at the Waynesboro YMCA

Looking for a safe alternative for your kiddos while you enjoy New Year’s Eve? Sign up now for the New Year’s Overnight at the Waynesboro YMCA.

UVA basketball legend Sean Singletary offering hoops clinics, coaching at Waynesboro YMCA

UVA basketball legend Sean Singletary is offering a series of basketball clinics and coaching opportunities through the Waynesboro YMCA.

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Waynesboro YMCA seeks Pre-K teacher

The Waynesboro Family YMCA Childcare is looking for a lead teacher for its pre-kindergarten classroom.

Advertise in the Y Magazine: January 2015 issue

The Waynesboro YMCA is set to release the next issue of the Y Magazine in January, and there is still time to include your ad!

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Openings at Waynesboro YMCA Childcare

Waynesboro YMCA Childcare currently has openings in Group B (2nd, 3rd, 4th grade).

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Two simple ways to help the YMCA: 60 Seconds for Big Impact

As folks get geared up for holiday shopping there are two simple ways to help your YMCA. If you do any shopping at Amazon, log in your normal account, click a link, bookmark it, and every time you shop Amazon – we’ll receive a donation.


New cooking classes at the Staunton YMCA

Starting November 4th, Chef Camille’s Cooking Academy will offer classes every Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Staunton YMCA.

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Waynesboro YMCA teaches youngster how to swim

Lamari Nowell didn’t like water touching his head a month ago. But now the 3-year-old is learning how to swim at the Waynesboro YMCA. Learn more about Lamari’s success story.

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Understanding the Ebola virus and other enteroviruses

At the Waynesboro YMCA and within the Waynesboro and Augusta County community we serve there is a growing concern about the spread of Ebola and other enteroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not view Ebola as a significant threat to the U.S. population. However, it is important that YMCAs are well informed about and equipped to respond to such public health threats.

Undergrad gets hands-on STEM teaching experience through NASA camp

Abby Pennington, a biology and education major at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.

SMAC swimmer Remedy Rule commits to University of Texas

Western Albemarle High School senior Remedy Rule made a verbal commitment to join the swim team at the University of Texas on Sunday.

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Managing diabetes? Workshop at the Waynesboro YMCA will help

Managing diabetes? Get the resources you need to improve your health!

September Special at the Waynesboro YMCA!

Who needs videos or magic pills? Join the Waynesboro YMCA in September and get half off your joiners fee, join with a friend and pay no joiners fee, and if you work out actively at the Y for three months, get January 2015 free!

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Job openings at Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA has two job openings, one in its pre-K program, and one in its afterschool program.

Waynesboro YMCA welcomes new developmental swim coach

Kendra Hogg first jumped into a YMCA pool at the age of 1. A Rochester, N.Y., native, Hogg began swimming competitively in elementary school and rode the wave all the way to a Division I scholarship at Old Dominion University.

Augusta Free Press redesigns website for Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA has a brand new website with a project completed by Augusta Free Press. AFP worked with Y staff to review websites for YMCAs across the country to get a sense of the best design features currently on the market, then worked to incorporate the best design and functionality features of the top websites into the new design for the Waynesboro Y.

Augusta Free Press designs fall magazine for Waynesboro Y

Augusta Free Press LLC worked with Waynesboro YMCA staff to design a full-color, 16-page magazine highlighting fall programs at the Y.

Waynesboro YMCA answers ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Staff and volunteers at the Waynesboro Family YMCA answer the #IceBucketChallenge to raise money and awareness for ALS research, and issue a few challenges of their own!

SMAC, Waynesboro Y swimmer to make second appearance in world championships

Jessie Arnold, a member of the SMAC swim team at the Waynesboro Family YMCA, will make her second appearance in the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championship.

Waynesboro YMCA SMAC Swim Team competes at YMCA Nationals

The Waynesboro YMCA Swim Team (SMAC) competed at the YMCA Long Course Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 28-Aug. 1. Long course meets are swum in 50 meter pools – the same size that is used in the Olympics. SMAC was one of 193 Y swim teams competing in the National Meet. SMAC had it strongest showing in history scoring 82 total points and placing 22nd overall.

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Augusta Health Beat: August 2014 Calendar of Events

Calendar of events, programs and other scheduled activities at Augusta Health in August.

Busy day sends staff scurrying at Staunton Senior Center

Thursday, July 24 was an incredibly busy day at Staunton Senior Center, so team work was a must!

SMAC finishes second at state long course swim meet

The Waynesboro YMCA’s SMAC Swim Team competed in the Virginia Long Course Age Group Championships from July 24-27 in Christiansburg.

SMAC Swimming’s championship season starts strong

The Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club (SMAC) recently attended the Summer Awards Championship meet in Christiansburg, Virginia. This is the first championship meet of their long course season.

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Waynesboro YMCA raises money with golf fundraiser

On a perfect day for golf, with temperatures in the mid-80s, and a limitless sunny sky, 20 teams took the course for the 2014 Merv Wooten Invitational at the Waynesboro Country Club on July 11, raising more than $10,000 for the Waynesboro Family YMCA.

Waynesboro Generals host Braves, YMCA Waterslide Night on Tuesday

The Waynesboro Generals, in the thick of another Valley League pennant race, will play host to the Staunton Braves at Kate Collins Field Tuesday night. Adding to the excitement at the ballpark is the annual Waynesboro YMCA Waterslide Night.

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Waynesboro YMCA, SMAC to host Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Subway Commonwealth Games long course swim meet will be held at the War Memorial Pool in Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park, June 27-29.

Augusta Free Press produces new issue of Y Magazine

The Summer 2014 issue of the Y Magazine promoting events at the Waynesboro Family YMCA in Waynesboro, Va., produced by Augusta Free Press, is on the streets and on its way to Y members.

Chris Graham: Education foundation almost a good idea

Self-styled fiscal conservatives in Waynesboro bending over backwards not to raise taxes almost had a good idea with a push to create an education foundation.

Waynesboro Public Library to play Hollywood Squares with local celebs

When was the current Waynesboro Public Library building built? What was the original title of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It’s questions like these that will challenge the Library Squares game show contestants at Waynesboro Public Library on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm.