Friday, January 18, 2013
Community YMCA holds an annual event at Branches in West Long Branch; RB Charter School march.
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Friday, January 18
The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered in the Red Bank area in two different ways on Monday. • On Monday morning, giving back to the community is the focus of this year’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by The Community YMCA; and, the event will benefit Lunch Break food bank, Red Bank. On Monday, Jan. 21, from 8 to 10 a.m., at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, the Y will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Event organizers encourage attendees to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to Lunch Break. Hosted by The Community YMCA and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, the annual event celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King. More than 200 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tons of donations poured into the Red Bank YMCA Sunday, including some from a Y in Delaware.
She certainly gave it her best. Hurricane Sandy knocked down wires, tore trees from the ground, caused widespread power outages throughout the region, and decimated wide swaths of the Jersey shore in what some are calling the worst storm to ever hit this state. Despite her best efforts, Sandy proved to be no match for the community. Doors opened at the Community YMCA on Maple Avenue in Red Bank at noon Sunday for a hastily thrown together relief drive. An hour into the day the walls of the gymnasium were lined with tons of supplies, from food and non-perishable food items, to toiletries and clothing. It's responses like these, even with the lights still out in many Monmouth County homes, that continue to demonstrate a shared sense of …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30's tonight.
With temperatures expected to fall into the 30's tonight and many area residents still without electricity and heat, the need for a warm place to spend an hour or five has become a priority. With power restoration for many in the Greater Red Bank area not expected until Wednesday, or perhaps longer, those seeking refuge from the cold have a number of options tomorrow, Sunday, as well as the days moving forward. Shrewsbury Boro School is opening its doors at 7 a.m. Sunday morning and is operating a 'Warming Center' until 7 p.m. Residents are invited to stop on by, heat up and plug in throughout the day. In Red Bank, the Community YMCA got power back Saturday and has immediately established a plan to help its neighbors. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The event is designed to encourage healthy eating habits among children.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Community YMCA and the Junior League of Monmouth County are presenting Kids in the Kitchen this Saturday, Oct. 6. The event is fun and interactive, according to a release, and is designed to teach children how to prepare healthy snacks and meals, as well as the importance of staying active and making healthy lifestyle choices. Children will create healthy treats at the smoothie and trail mix stations, and will move and groove at the fitness station. Other activities being offered include, herb planting, plate coloring, plate the food and create your own chef's hat. From a release: The goal of Kids in the Kitchen is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help to reverse the growth of childhood obesity and other related …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The community health initiative is under way in Red Bank.
Since pitching the idea of developing a Mayors Wellness Campaign in Red Bank back in March, borough council, specifically Councilman Mike DuPont, has not let the idea slip away, like so many crash diets started in earnest but abandoned somewhere along the way. Regular updates, new initiatives and plans for the future of the campaign have kept the momentum up and the borough on the right track to healthier living. At Wednesday's council meeting, DuPont provided updates about the campaign, as well as new healthful partnerships with local organizations. DuPont said the borough has teamed up with both the Community YMCA and Riverview Medical Center to provide health services to borough employees. The Y is offering complimentary four-month …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Community YMCA held its annual benefit to raise money for the Y's Strong Kids Campaign.
With guests donning their best cowboy hats and boots and sporting a rootin' tootin' motivation to help area children, the Community YMCA held its annual benefit in Red Bank Saturday to support its Strong Kids Campaign. The theme of the night: Goin' Country for Kids. In the last year alone, Andrea Plaza, the Y's vice president of communications and collaboration, said, the Community YMCA has provided approximately $1.2 million in program benefits to 3,000 families and children in Monmouth County in need of assistance. While the Y's flagship center is located right in Red Bank, Plaza said the Strong Kids Campaign seeks to help as many as it can. "There's need in every community, including Red Bank," Plaza, decked out in her cowgirl best, …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
With summer unofficially upon us, it's time to look at the steps to keep swimming safe and fun this season.
The Community YMCA is urging everyone to make water safety a priority this year and is offering a few tips on how to stay safe and have fun while in the water. In the wake of two Monmouth County drowning deaths this Memorial Day weekend, these tips are especially important to consider. Whether you're at the beach or a neighbor's swimming pool, a few simple things can ensure that your good time doesn't turn into a tragedy. "With so many families planning to visit beaches and pools, it’s important for parents to make water safety a priority this summer," Rebecca Rivera, Aquatics Director at The Community YMCA, said in a prepared statement. "If you have a pool or are planning on taking a child or children to an aquatic location, it is …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Rhonda M. Anderson will become the Community YMCA's new CEO in August.
The Community YMCA Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Rhonda M. Anderson as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, according to a release. The move is effective Aug. 20. According to the YMCA, Anderson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both the nonprofit sector and at Fortune 500 companies. Anderson is a Somerset resident and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Catherdral International, a Perth Amboy-based church with multiple locations. "It is an honor and a blessing for me to serve as the new CEO of The Community Y,” Anderson said in a statement. "I am grateful to join a mission-driven organization with a rich history of meeting community needs through youth …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This year's event features former NFL player Lonnie Allgood.
The Community YMCA of Red Bank is hosting its annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day this Saturday, April 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its recently renovated Family Health and Wellness Center on Maple Street. The free event is designed to encourage families and children to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long, according to a release from the organization. In addition to fun and educational activities for the children, the Y is welcoming Lonnie Allgood, former NFL wide receiver and founder and CEO of Dreams for Kids, a mentorship program designed to inspire kids to reach their full potential. Allgood graduated from Red Bank Regional High School before attending Syracuse University and finally playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. Allgood…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The organization is hoping to raise more than half a million over the next 10 weeks to help fund memberships for those needing financial assistance.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Community YMCA of Monmouth County recently launched its annual Strong Kids Campaign in a celebration at the Health and Wellness Center at the Red Bank YMCA. Each year the Y raises money to help fund its YCares financial assistance program, which helps provide reduced fees to children and families for Y services like childcare and counseling, as well as summer camp, teen leadership programs, swim lessons, youth sports and recreation, and health and wellness programs. This year, the Community YMCA is looking to raise $560,000 over the next 10 weeks. That total, Y officials say, will enable more than 500 children and families to access Y programs and services that nurture youth development and encourage healthy living. “Financial …