Monday, May 13, 2013
Winners in multiple age categories in Someret Hills YMCA's 'Who Inspires You?' Art Show.
The annual Exhibition of Inspirational Women: Who Inspires You? — held this past weekend at the Somerset Hills YMCA — announced its winners granted awards through the Lucia Bocchino Fund, in an artistic endeavor set up by her daughter, Serena Bocchino of Basking Ridge. Among the winners this year is Michelle Singer of Basking Ridge, a 14-year-old eighth grader at the William Annin Middle School, who did a charcoal portrait of the mother of her neighbor and best friend Kendall Cavaluzzo, who battled cancer for several years before passing away last year. "She was a strong and wonderful person and she definitely was an inspiration," Michelle on Monday said of Whitney Boye, her friend's mother. Serena Bocchino said that Boye also worked at …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Public asked to join in swimming laps.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Participating swimmers from ages 4 to 82.
As part of a continuing effort to promote awareness of the importance of paying attention to mental health, the Somerset Hills YMCA on May 5 sponsored The Ripple: Swim to Newtown event, a community-to-community tribute to the families of Newtown, Ct. The goal was to swim 109 miles, which is the distance from Basking Ridge to Newtown — but the 150 swimmers who participated logged 230 miles, more than twice that distance. The youngest participating swimmer was four years old and the oldest was 82, according to the YMCA. Additionally, over 50 volunteers helped to support the event. Tracking the swimmers' laps and miles logged in the pool were Somerset Hills YMCA volunteers Art Raynes of Basking Ridge, and teen volunteer MacKenzie Marcus of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Free event offers children and families activities and about planning healthy activities and eating and staying well.
A sunny day was a boost to the Somerset Hills YMCA's Healthy Kids Day this weekend, an annual community event that encourages kids and families to live healthfully and to stay active. Numerous community organizations and local businesses offered actvities and exhibits at the free event held Saturday afternoon at the main YMCA facility at 140 Mount Airy Road. Children also had the chance to take part in sports and physical games that got them warmed up for an active summer to come. “At the Somerset Hills YMCA, we know that often parents struggle to keep their kids physically and intellectually active every day. We want to ensure that fewer kids are at risk of childhood obesity and more kids excel in school,” said David Carcieri, President …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
One-mile fun walk also scheduled at fundraising event for those whose lives were touched by ALS.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Annual event is a chance for children throughout the Somerset Hills to exercise their minds and bodies.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Deadline extended for second annual Tannenbaum family scholarship at Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge.
The Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge, where former N.Y. Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum remains on the Board of Directors, announced on Wednesday that the deadline has been extended for YMCA members who wish to apply for this year's Tannenbaum family scholarship. Also on Wednesday, it was reported that Tannenbaum, who lost his job as general manager of the New York Jets last New Year's Eve, has been named to a new position that he will manage from New York. According to a Wednesday report on Forbes.com, Tannenbaum will represent and oversee contract negotiations for basketball and football coaches for both professional and college sports. The report said that Tannenbaum has been named as a member of the full-service agency …
Monday, April 1, 2013
As autism awareness month begins, the Somerset Hills YMCA holds special needs programs for all ages.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Twenty-six teens from throughout Somerset Hills take part in overnight adventure; more activities planned.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
First adventure—and overnight trip—to begin on Friday, Feb. 1, open to all seventh- and eighth-graders in area.