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Feb
February is American Heart Month, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Here is the heart-stopping truth: in individuals under...

07

Feb
As of January 1, 2020, the YMCA of Michiana and YMCA of Southwest Michigan have officially merged into one association: YMCA of Greater Michiana. The new association includes the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA in St. Joseph, MI; Niles-Buchanan YMCA in...

09

Jan
A wise person suggested that I write about how to make SMART new year’s resolutions. Not exactly sure what she meant, I typed the term in my web browser. The drop-down box quickly anticipated my search by suggesting “smartwatch, smart...

12

Dec
NILES, Mich. – If you’ve taken swim lessons at the YMCA during the past four decades, chances are you’ve had Andre Gresham with you in the pool. On Tuesday, December 17, ‘Mr. Andre’ will celebrate 40 years with the Y...

09

Dec
For many of us, the peace and joy portrayed in Hallmark Channel Christmas movies is the opposite of what we experience this time of year. Anxiety about money, stress over high expectations, sadness about life changes, and dread of family...

09

Dec
NILES, Mich. – The 38 th annual Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run was held on Thursday, November 28 and boasted its highest turn out since the inception of the race in 1981 with 2,736 participants competing in the 10K run,...

09

Dec
NILES, Mich. – The Niles-Buchanan YMCA will host its 38 th annual Thanksgiving Day Run on Thursday, November 28. Since its inception in 1981, the race has become a tradition in the Michiana community, bringing people together in the spirit...

09

Dec
NEW BUFFALO, Mich. – The YMCA of Southwest Michigan is pursuing an agreement with St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in New Buffalo, Michigan, and other community groups to open a YMCA community center in the parochial school building behind...

09

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...

03

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...