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Norma Finds Years of Wellness, Friendship and Community at the YMCA of Broome County

Curiosity got the best of long-time YMCA member, Norma after receiving a birthday letter last year from the YMCA of Broome Count offering discounts on fee-based activities. The gregarious retiree joined the YMCA in April 2001. For years, she found a comfortable niche in the Rusty Hinges class, lap swimming and Wellness Center work-outs. The

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YMCA of Broome: Thankful for Community

  Bless the Lord…and do not forget any of his benefits. Psalm 103:2 NRSV   “I have not stopped giving thanks for you…” Ephesians 1:16 (NIV)   During this season of thankfulness, the YMCA of Broome would like to take a moment to express gratitude for the faithful support from YMCA staff, members, Board and

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YMCA Community Member, Birdie, Takes 2nd Place in National Special Olympics Golf and 1st in Bowling!

The YMCA of Broome County celebrates Birdie, YMCA community member and outstanding athlete. She took second place nationally after finishing first at the Special Olympics Regional Tournament held at EnJoie Golf Course on Columbus Weekend. Then, on October 22,2017, she took 2nd place in the Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She competed on November 19th

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Broome County Rocks the YMCA

We’re encouraged, “to stop and smell the roses!” Everyone living in Broome County can also add “Relax and read the rocks,” while checking out the flowers. Broome County is “Rocking!” Artists under the age of 5 to over the age 85 are decorating rocks and placing them at entrances to businesses, in flower beds and

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Kindergarten Here We Come!

The YMCA of Broome Universal Pre-K Moving-Up Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Parents, family members and friends filled chairs in the room the class used all year. The well-wishers watched, videoed and snapped pictures as each student walked through the red star doorway to the left of the stage, then strided, sashayed,

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Picture Perfect Day for 87 Golfers in 2017 YMCA of Broome County’s Golf Tournament

87 golfers turned out for the 13th annual YMCA Golf Tournament held on the picture-perfect first Friday of June at Traditions Golf Course in Johnson City. One, three person team who played in nearly every tournament since it began, were among the first players to load their clubs in their cart. Two were long-time YMCA

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The Broome YMCA Launches 250 Balloons at the 2016 Spiedi and Balloon Fest

A cloud of 250 YMCA balloons sailed up, up and away after 5:30 launch near the YMCA tent on the closing day of the 2016 Spiedi and Balloon Fest. The environmentally-friendly balloons, labeled with a note and YMCA contact information, dotted the sky and drifted in every direction. The YMCA offered finders a free month

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The Naismith Legacy:
A Father’s Day Story

“Kindness leaves a lasting legacy.” (Ron Cooper facebook.com/roninspires) James Naismith, the Father of Basketball, invented the game at the request of Dr Gulick, dean at the YMCA Training School for an incorrigible class of YMCA secretaries (administrators). Naismith became the third gym teacher to attempt to engage the group in an indoor winter activity to

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Victoria: YMCA Broome Childcare Employee: Biggest Loser in YMCA Staff Challenge Runs 5K in the Corporate Challenge

YMCA Child Care staff member, Victoria completed the 2016 YMCA Broome Corporate Challenge 5K with the longest time…but she finished! And she wasn’t alone when she crossed the finish line. Jen, a fellow Y staffer, joined Victoria for the last leg of the run. In fact, all the staff cheered her when she arrived back

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Betsy’s YMCA Heart Health Story for National Wear Red Day (2/5/16)

I have been a member of the Y for more than 15 years, joining just before having knee replacement surgeries in 2001 for osteoarthritis. Over the years I have mostly participated in aqua-exercise classes: Water Walking, Water Aerobics, Rusty Hinges and Deep Water Jogging. The warm water was easier on my joints and felt wonderful.

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