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  • Youth triathlon keeps growing

    Youth triathlon keeps growing
    Sherry Boston Rennard gave valuable advice to the young athletes Saturday morning at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA. In a pre-race seminar she told the kids participating in the fifth annual junior triathlon to pace themselves, and to yell out "On your...
  • Want preschoolers to eat more veggies? Serve them and say nothing

    Want preschoolers to eat more veggies? Serve them and say nothing
    If you want your preschooler to eat more vegetables, skip the marketing -- like all that talk about growing big and strong -- and just serve them, says a new study. Young kids ate more carrots, the study found, when they were served without any message....
  • Plainfield school district to sell land to Avery YMCA

    Plainfield school district to sell land to Avery YMCA
    Plainfield school officials Monday agreed to do something they likely wouldn't have thought of just a few years ago — sell off land earmarked for a future school. School board members agreed to sell 10.3 acres to the C.W. Avery YMCA for $1...
  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • Swimmer had long experience in bay event

    Swimmer had long experience in bay event
    The weekend of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim was better than any holiday for Robert Matysek. The South Carolina man loved to spend time swimming with his family. The 4.4-mile race from Sandy Point State Park to Kent Island was "like Christmas, the...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • Still moving forward at Fort Monroe

    The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) just completed our first year of operation as the primary property owner at Fort Monroe and we are pleased to report our successes as well as share our challenges. The success of keeping the property open to the public as...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Half-off at Starbucks, freebies at Lonestar, $10 off gas cards

    It's Freebie Friday! Half-off at Starbucks, freebies at Lonestar, $10 off gas cards
    It's Freebie Friday! It's Friday and that means it's time for my freebie free-for-all! Check my ginormous list for freebies, savings and dining deals, including half off Starbucks Fizzio Sodas through Thursday, $10 off gas cards at Publix through Sunday...
  • Reader feedback June 27: Fort Monroe considers YMCA, midnight shopping at Farm Fresh

    Fort Monroe gauges interest for YMCA Close to 300 children participate in the YMCA's Fort Monroe summer camp as the group's leadership has not-so-quietly sought to build a base of families interested in joining a new branch on the property. Erin Watts:...
  • 10-year-old boy's distance running feats raise questions

    10-year-old boy's distance running feats raise questions
    Noah Bliss is a running phenom. Just 10 1/2 years old, the Kenosha boy ran two half-marathons in May, setting a record in one and nearly matching it in the other. He weighs 71 pounds, stands 4 feet 7 inches tall, wears a youth size 4 shoe and is...
  • Mathews YMCA will run the county's summer meals program through its kids camps

    Students who are at risk for missing meals when school is out can get free meals during the summer through a government program. The Mathews Family YMCA provides the Summer Food Service Program for Mathews County, according to YMCA Branch Director Sheila...