Saturday, March 30, 2013
The McCleskey-East Cobb and Northeast Cobb branches will start bi-weekly sales in April.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, March 30
In partnership with Eat Right Atlanta, the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA and the Northeast Cobb Family YMCA will be selling fresh produce starting next week. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be available in the lobbies of both YMCA branches and via online sales. The sales begin on Monday, April 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the McCleskey-East Cobb Y, located at 1055 E. Piedmont Road, and on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Northeast Cobb Y, located at 3100 Johnson Ferry Road. The sales will take place every other Monday after that. Click on the following links for preordering prices and other information: Keep up on all the news you care about by following us on Twitter, liking us on FaceBook and subscribing to our newsletter.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Cancer-free participants are needed for an American Cancer Society prevention survey that starts in March.
Saturday, March 2
Four Cobb YMCA locations, including the Mansour Center in Marietta, will be participating in an American Cancer Society research project next month. The ACS's Cancer Prevention Study 3 will take place at 21 locations throughout metro Atlanta, including the following YMCA branches in Cobb: Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are urged to participate in the study. The ACS is seeking to enroll 5,000 residents of metro Atlanta and 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The study will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. To enroll in the study, individuals will be asked to do the following: Upon …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA (Marietta), Northwest Cobb YMCA (Kennesaw) and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host a 30-minute swim lesson simultaneously in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
By Becky Shipley, Executive Director, McCleskey/Northeast Cobb YMCA The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, Thursday, June 14, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 14, McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA (Marietta), Northwest Cobb YMCA (Kennesaw) and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host a 30-minute swim lesson simultaneously at 11 a.m. EST in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning. Research shows if a child doesn’t learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. The World’s …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Marietta's East Cobb YMCA U-14 Rec Team "Freedom" are the 2012 Georgia Soccer State Champions.
By Bill Bruton Marietta's East Cobb YMCA U-14 Rec Team "Freedom" are the 2012 Georgia Soccer State Champions. After being unbeaten during the season and winning the four-game regional finals, they defeated the Dacula Champions by a score of 2-1 in the Championship Game played in Fayetteville, Georgia. During the 2011-2012 Seasons Freedom had a combined record of 24-0-1, were unbeaten in 25 straight games and un-scored on for 24 straight until the Final. Freedom is Coached by Bill Bruton and Bob Burke. Team Manager is Lauri Bruton. The players are Amanda Asprino, Emily Bell, Shelby Bruton, Isabella Burke, Kayla Dawson, Sarah Delgado, Rihab El Fakih(goalkeeper), Kaley Foust, Zoey Hartman, Amanda Howard, Madison Johnson, Kennedy Casey, Erin …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Take a look at these deals to a healthy lifestyle.
This week, Frugal Family scoured local sources to come up with great motivators for the whole family to get fit and stay healthy in 2012. Getting the family involved in a local YMCA is a great way to get started. Its’ mission statement lists three objectives: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For nearly 160 years, YMCAs have been strengthening communities by bringing together people of all ages, races and incomes to promote and live a healthy lifestyle. Over the years, the Y has grown to include some of the finest exercise facilities in the country, but its goals, programs and classes go beyond physical conditioning. By staying on the pulse of its particular community’s needs, the Y offers a delightful, mind-…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wells Fargo gives $1,000 grants to 234 charities and community groups in Atlanta.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Melissa Kory
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wells Fargo team members chose 15 Marietta nonprofit groups and 234 nonprofits in all for $1,000 grants in the third year of the Days of Giving program in Atlanta. A total of 40 groups from Cobb and surrounding areas were honored Tuesday at a breakfast at Mansour Center. The Marietta groups that received checks include: “Just the names of many groups say so much,” said Jim Lawrence, Wells Fargo’s community bank president for Cobb. “We are proud to reach so many groups and people through this.” The company's Atlanta team members pledged $937,000 through its annual United Way and Community Support campaign, 10 percent more than last year. Wells Fargo is also making a $600,000 corporate contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan …