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On The Street
April 27, 2016
Healthy Kids Day aims to improve health, wellness
The Alexandria Area YMCA will hold a free community event, Healthy Kids Day, on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to improve health...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Register for YMCA youth programs
Registration is now open for a number of youth programs coming to the Alexandria Area YMCA beginning in April. Following are the available programs: Baseball Pitching Clinics — Sundays, April 3, 10, 17: Three day pitching clinic led by Gerry Hoelscher for grades 3-6. Junior...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
YMCA puts focus on diabetes prevention
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Alexandria Area YMCA is addressing the risks of prediabetes with its Diabetes Prevention Program. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes, a condition in which a person's blood glucose is higher than normal...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
One way to celebrate Easter: Run
The Alexandria Area YMCA held an Easter Bunny Run today, Saturday. At the starting line, YMCA CEO Conrad Bostron thanked the nearly 100 runners...
April 4, 2015 - 12:59pm
September 12, 2014
Alexandria Area YMCA 'raises the roof'
The public is invited to take a look at the construction that is under way for the Phase II expansion of the Alexandria Area YMCA. Community...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Letter: Disc golf courses bring in revenue
To the editor: Ball golfers of all ages drink, smoke and swear. What made people think men wouldn’t behave like men whether it is disc or ball golf? But most players of both sports behave well and just want to play the game. Alexandria needs a disc golf course to attract out-of-town...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
March 24, 2014
Bartholomew resigns from YMCA; search is on for new director
Jeff Bartholomew, executive director of the Alexandria Area YMCA since 2006, has resigned his position. On Saturday, the local YMCA board issued the following statement: "The board of directors thanks Jeff for his years of dedicated service to the Y. We wish him well in the future." The...
March 24, 2014 - 3:09pm
August 28, 2013
Recreation groups reach agreement
ABOUT THE YMCA The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children — regardless of age, income or background —...
August 28, 2013 - 3:57pm
May 10, 2013
YMCA and Knute Nelson team up
The Alexandria YMCA and Knute Nelson in Alexandria will participate in National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29. Senior Health and Fitness Day is focused on health, prevention, fitness and fun.
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
YMCA offers health seminar
The Alexandria Area YMCA is offering a healthy living seminar, Defensive Dining, on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA in Alexandria. Participants will learn tips to order lower fat, lower calorie meal options, while enjoying the pleasure of restaurant dining. The seminar...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 1, 2013
YMCA to host healthy home seminar series
The Alexandria Area YMCA will offer a series of healthy living seminars. At these goal-setting and educational seminars, participants will learn how to take control of health and wellness. The following seminars will be offered: Saturday, February 2 - Shopping Smart for Weight Loss,...
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
YMCA's expansion campaign under way
The Alexandria YMCA's fundraising campaign for a major expansion project is off and running. The J.A. Wedum Foundation in Minneapolis recently...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 28, 2012
YMCA opens doors for New year's celebration
The Alexandria Area YMCA will once again invite members, non-members and guests to celebrate New Year's Day at the Y for free. Family activities will be offered in the gym, and the aquatic center will be open all day. Free "try-it" group exercise classes will also be held. The Y...
December 28, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
YMCA gets $500,000 boost for expansion
It's fun to play at the YMCA, now more than ever. The J.A.
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
YMCA to host Root Beer Float Social on Thursday
The Alexandria YMCA will host a Root Beer Float Social on Thursday, June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the YMCA, in conjunction with Member Appreciation Week and its Phase II Capital Campaign expansion project. Members and residents of the community are invited to meet with YMCA and capital...
June 5, 2012 - 12:05pm