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  • Free YMCA Course Teaches Water Safety

    by Kristina Hernandez July 2016

    Teaching confidence in the water is part of a pilot program from the YMCA of the East Valley. Safety Around Water is a free, four-week course that aims to reduce the likelihood of drowning and water-related injuries by teaching children and teens to swim and to learn pool safety and what to do in an emergency.

  • Zoning Board Denies YMCA's Outdoor Activities Request

    by Kate Ramunni July 2016

    For neighbors living near the Hamden-North Haven YMCA, it's been a harrowing last few years, dealing with the intrusion into their properties of the outdoor activities going on next to them. For the YMCA, their playground, basketball court and other programs taking place on the land is a natural extension of the organization's mission to provide activities for children. It was the Planning and Zoning Commission's task Tuesday night to decide whether to allow those activities to continue despite a condition of the 1967 approval that led to the construction of the facility that prohibited outside activities. No one is really sure that condition was included in the approval, but it may have had to do with the fact that the YMCA also operates an outdoor facility on Downs Road.

  • West Virginia Suing Contractors Over Leaky Rec Center

    by Charleston Gazette-Mail July 2016

    West Virginia University is suing over a leaky roof. The Dominion Post of Morgantown reports that the state's flagship public university has filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court over problems with the construction of student recreation center.

  • Lawsuit: YMCA Knew About Alleged Sexual Assaults

    by Jordan Buie July 2016

    Staff at the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood, Tenn., knew that one of its members had engaged in sexual assault at the facility several times and still allowed the man to continue his membership, according to a lawsuit filed this month in Williamson County Circuit Court.

  • New Projects: IU Natatorium | Morgan Academic Center | Edwards Aquatic Center

    by Emily Attwood July 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Rec Center Planned with Input from Residents

    by James Thomas Jr. July 2016

    Suffolk's Parks & Recreation department hosted a Program Charrette at the Creekside Elementary Joint Use Recreation Center to field public input on future programming at the facility.

  • Council OKs Rezoning to Allow for $8M Sports Complex

    by Telegram & Gazette July 2016

    The City Council voted Tuesday to take a first step in plans to build an $8 million commercial sports complex in West Fitchburg in an area that was zoned residential. After hearing strong opposition from neighbors, the council approved rezoning the area to create a special overlay district. It will allow commercial development in the residential area, including the building of a sports complex projected to have 10 outdoor fields and four indoor in a 100,000 square foot building. The area is off Westminster Hill Road and Victorial Lane and will be accessed through Industrial Road in the Montachusett Industrial Park.

  • How to Make the Most of Facility Site Visits

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New Projects: Purdue Football | Central College Gym | Target Center

    by Emily Attwood June 2016

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • How to Involve All Stakeholders in the Design Process

    by Gail Cressley June 2016

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.