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Oct
I consider myself an expert on autumn festivities and Halloween traditions. After all, I grew up in the Midwest where the leaves change each year and costumed children dash from door to door in search of treats. My most impressive...

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Sep
For families with school-aged children and teachers, the starting gun has fired and the slow, steady marathon of the school year has begun. Add fall sports and activities, and our schedules have flipped from summertime empty to autumn overload in...

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Aug
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA’s In Motion Dance Program kicks off 25 th season St. Joseph, Mich., August 17, 2021 – The In Motion Dance Program at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA will begin its 25 th season...

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Aug
In the black-and-white world of early television, a fearless horseman roamed the Wild West, guarding his identity behind a dark cloth. Each episode ended with some version of: “He helped us, and we don’t even know his name! Who was...

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Jul
Inaugural LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA 5K will take place Saturday, August 7 In-person and virtual events offered South Bend, Ind., July 28, 2021 – The first LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA 5K will take place on Saturday, August 7 at 8:00...

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Jul
Summertime is water time, especially in this year of record-setting heat. Whether splashing in a baby pool or swimming in Lake Michigan, getting wet can be the perfect way to cool off. However, these moments of perfection can twist into...

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Jun
Two years ago, I stood in a small crowd listening intently to a stern yet kind National Park ranger. A former U. S. Marine Corps officer, he insisted on properly orienting our boatload of hikers before he allowed us off...

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May
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Perhaps the first thing to be aware of is that we all have it – mental health, that is. What we think, how we feel, and how we act are all manifestations of our...

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May
Jodi's Y 9-Year Member • Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA I’ve never had the drive or discipline to work out on my own. I will do one plank and call it good enough! I needed someone to push me, which is...

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Apr
Major League Baseball is underway across the nation amid hype and high hopes. 26 of the 30 teams played on opening day, kicking off a full schedule of 162 regular season games. This was an especially sweet beginning for fans...