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Jan
Secrets of a Weight Loss Champion By Chrissie Kaufmann, YMCA of Greater Michiana For many of us, January is dominated by our weight loss resolutions. We may start off strong by counting calories and working out, but slow progress may...

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Dec
By Chrissie Kaufmann, YMCA of Greater Michiana Sometimes the troubles of the world directly affect our lives. The continued pandemic and its variants are stressing our local hospitals, supply chain bottlenecks are leaving empty spaces on store shelves, and inflation...

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Nov
In 1735, Benjamin Franklin published a persuasive article on fire safety in The Pennsylvania Gazette that began with the now-famous proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This phrase came to mind recently when I realized...

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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...

08

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...