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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
To move the Hatboro Memorial Pool closer to self-sufficiency, the Hatboro Borough Council is considering increasing fees for this summer.
It will cost more to swim at the Hatboro Memorial Pool this summer under a set of proposed fees that the Hatboro Borough Council will act on later this month. Costs are expected to increase between $10 and $15 for almost everything, the few exceptions being senior memberships, entrance for children under age 2 and resident day passes, according to a proposed rate sheet obtained by Patch. Council will take action at its Feb. 25 meeting. Councilman Mark Sheedy said officials evaluated fees in a 5-mile radius of other public pools. The end result, Sheedy said, are planned tweaks to make the Memorial Pool's rates "more in line with other public pools." "We’re trying to make the pool self-sufficient so we’re not taking money from public works…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Hatboro YMCA's seventh annual Skeleton Skurry 5K run and one-mile walk is slated for Saturday.
Who needs a costume party when you can get decked out - Halloween style - and race (or walk briskly) through Hatboro? And, instead of packing on pounds with fattening snacks at said party, participants in the Hatboro Area YMCA’s seventh annual Skeleton Skurry 5K run and one-mile walk can instead help to fatten up the nonprofit organization’s fundraising efforts. Helen Oden, the Hatboro Y’s wellness director, said she expects 700 or more people to put their feet to the pavement Saturday to raise $10,000 as the biggest revenue-generating event for the Y’s annual campaign. “It helps families and individuals and kids be a part of the Y even if they can’t financially afford it,” Oden said of how the funds are used. Hatboro Y Executive …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Hatboro Area YMCA's early fall session begins on Sept. 10.
Today is your last opportunity to register for the next round of classes at the Hatboro Area YMCA. The early fall session, which features everything from parent/child swimming lessons to health and wellness programs, dancing, gymnastics and more, begins on Sept. 10 and runs until Oct. 28. For more information on schedules, class availability and registration, visit the Y's Web site.
Friday, March 9, 2012
After more than a year of work, the long-standing Hatboro YMCA dedicated its recent upgrades.
During a packed afternoon event Friday, the Hatboro YMCA officially unveiled their improved facility. The nearly $1 million project included many upgrades. Some of the improvments: A brand-new 856 square-foot group exercise studio, a newly refurbished indoor pool facility, dedicated space for group classes and a improved parking lot. Half of the funds came from a state grant of $500,000, which was matched by the YMCA. "The improvments put us in a better position to serve the community,"Hatboro YMCA Director Gary Chamberlin said. The improvements and the minimal disruption to activities during the construction process was a "tribute to the staff, volunteers and community," Chamberlin added.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Rotary Clubs of Hatboro and Horsham joined forces to raise $30,000 to cover an expansion at the Hatboro YMCA for its Special Needs Gymnastics Program.
Signed, sealed, delivered. The Rotary Club of Horsham chipped in the last $10,000 needed for a $30,000 facilities expansion project that will benefit the roughly 40 special needs gymnasts from Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties who practice at the Hatboro YMCA.The Rotary Club of Hatboro had kicked off the initial fundraising effort this summer. Officials told Patch previously that the Y would use the funding to purchase new equipment, restructure a large storage area and purchase wider balance beams.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
“Can you tell me how to get …"
1. On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street” made its TV debut. 2. Much to my husband’s chagrin, Elmo is my almost 2-year-old daughter’s favorite of the bunch. In addition to teaching kids how to dance, sing and more, he’s the only character to have testified before Congress. 3. To engage your youngster in interactive educational fun, consider a class at the Hatboro YMCA. My daughter loves the mommy and me music and movement and gymnastics classes, which teach kids socialization skills, all while singing songs, dancing and even learning sign language with Miss Cindy. 4. If making music is your child’s forte, check out a free enrichment program at the Horsham Township Library today at 11 a.m. where your baby or toddler can make music to his or …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Costumed runners took to the streets for the Hatboro YMCA's annual Skeleton Skurry.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Hatboro YMCA needs the borough to guaranty a $500,000 grant for ongoing upgrades. The council only found out about the necessary cooperation last week.
The upgrades are 90 percent complete and members of Hatboro’s YMCA may have noticed improvements to the parking lot, indoor pool and even the roof. But, in the rush to upgrade the facility through projects that began this summer, the Y neglected to coordinate with the borough to ensure that the $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant would, in fact, be funded. In order for the matching grant to be awarded - through reimbursement of monies spent - officials said during Monday night’s borough council meeting that a government entity needed to sign on as a guaranty for the $500,000 matching grant. That entity, Hatboro officials found out a matter of days ago, was to be Hatboro Borough Council. “There’s steam coming out of 14 …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Hatboro Area YMCA Works to Improve the Health of Residents in the Community
By Omoiye Kinney Over the past several decades, our nation has fallen into a rut of unhealthy lifestyles. The lack of physical activity coupled with unhealthy eating has led to a huge spike in obesity rates, putting individuals at risk of deadly chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In the past year alone, obesity rates have skyrocketed in 16 states and exceed 30 percent in 12 states, according toF as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011, a just-released report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In Pennsylvania obesity is no stranger to residents as 28.5 percent of adults are more obese today than two decades ago, according to the report…