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Oct
The colorful harvest season is here! Neighbors are sharing their extra tomatoes and crunchy banana peppers. Pumpkins and mums are piled high at roadside stands. Adding to October’s bounty, the Veggie Van made a recent stop at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA...

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Oct
The YMCA of Southwest Michigan is pleased to announce Health Week at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. Health Week will run from Sunday, October 6 – Saturday, October 12 and will feature free activities and free admission to the Y. “It is...

05

Sep
Twice on the same day, I was almost knocked over by a distracted walker. In each instance, the individual was a teenager whose eyes were glued to his smartphone. Granted, we were in a fairly crowded space, but I still...

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Aug
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 22, 2019 Both YMCA of Southwest Michigan branches will start a new session of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA in September. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free 12-week exercise program and support group for cancer...

12

Aug
What is an outdoor activity that you love? Before reading any further, I invite you to take a moment and consider what you really enjoy. Maybe you like the quiet of early morning fishing; the feel of the wind as...

12

Aug
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kayla Foster kfoster@ymcaswm.com Benton Harbor Summer Impact is a community collaboration that provides area children with an opportunity to engage in unique academic and camp-like enrichment activities. Programming is run in Benton Harbor area sites and...

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Aug
Date: August 7, 2019 Contact: Kayla Foster, kfoster@ymcaswm.com, 269-683-1552 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YMCA of Michiana, YMCA of Southwest Michigan boards approve intent to merge Both the YMCA of Michiana and YMCA of Southwest Michigan boards of directors have voted on...

08

Jul
The human body is designed to stand up straight. When we stand (and sit) up tall, we breathe and move more easily. Working, walking, carrying groceries - everyday life improves when we start with good posture. So why do we...

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Jun
The YMCA of Southwest Michigan and Brandywine Community Schools are excited to partner for the 13 th annual Cat Tracks 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, August 10. The race weaves around school grounds, along the cross country course featuring “the...

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Jun
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA has received a $500,000 matching challenge grant from two local foundations. The grant will support the Y to close the $1M gap remaining to achieve its $3M goal for its upcoming expansion. “This challenge will incentivize the...