Parents say that they are looking for other area clubs that have resumed operations to give their children a chance to swim competitively without having to wait another seven months or more.
April 30, 1931 – Dec. 23, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York awarded $575,000 in "Blue Fund" grants to five nonprofits to support health-based projects in the region.
From walking outside to embracing winter sports – all socially distanced and following Covid-19 guidelines – there are many ways to avoid that stuck-inside feeling.
This year, because of Covid-19, the Turkey Trot continues, but the event has been made into a virtual competition for registered runners.
"It's very important not to let your guard down," said Mary-Diana Pouli, executive director of the Amherst Youth and Recreation Dept. which had a camper test positive for Covid this summer.
Fitness in the Parks will offer nine in-person classes at parks across the region starting this week.
"We're kind of all just waiting," said Lynn Kinsella, owner of the Aurora Theater in East Aurora. Movie theaters, gyms and malls have been left out of the phase four reopening.
Catalyst Fitness locations continued to do brisk business across the region over the weekend and were filled with exercise stalwarts as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced late Monday morning that they would need to close by 8 p.m., as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “My parking lots have been full, but I get it,” said Amy Bueme, co-owner of Catalyst,
Early bird pricing for the 124th annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday. Those interested in the 8K run/walk will pay $36 if they register before Saturday; after that, it will cost $41 until the event reaches its capacity of 14,000 participants, for safety reasons. That often happens in the first or second week of
The public is invited to try the YMCA Buffalo Niagara for free Saturday through June 8, and if a person joins they pay no join fee. The Y includes six branches – the Southtowns Family Y in West Seneca, Delaware and William-Emslie branches in Buffalo, the Ken-Ton Y in the Town of Tonawanda, the Independent Health Family Y in
Olin “Buddy” Campbell Jr. got introduced to the YMCA six decades ago, in a way still common today. He learned to swim there as a child. His introduction to work life at the Y was another matter. “When I turned 16, my parents gave me a month to get a job,” he said. He missed the deadline, so his
The YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced Wednesday that John Ehrbar, who has spent the last five-plus years leading the YMCA in Spokane, Wash., will be its new president and chief executive officer. Ehrbar will take over effective May 20. He succeeds Olin “Buddy” Campbell, Jr., who is retiring at the end of May after six years in the post. Ehrbar
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help fight hunger this holiday season. All are welcome to bring nonperishable food to any local YMCA branch this month. The Y also asks all YMCA Turkey Trot participants to do so when they come to packet pickup Nov. 19-21 at the Independent Health Family Branch
The YMCA Buffalo Niagara will launch its 2018 Annual Campaign this week as it looks to raise $768,000 by April 12. Money raised will be used to benefit the Y’s financial assistance program, which last year helped more than 2,800 families take part in programs and services they would otherwise have been unable to afford. The nonprofit serves more
All YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches will waive the join fee for new members who join on Monday, Jan. 1, a savings of up to $75. Members who join between Tuesday and Jan. 31 will pay only half the join fee. Membership includes access to Zumba, Les Mills Bodypump and other classes, as well as year-round swim lessons and youth
Jennifer Bardrof squeezed in lots of stuff in the spring of 2016, during the weeks she helped move her family from the Florida Gulf Coast back to her native Western New York: The Goofy, a 10K run followed by a half-marathon at Disney World; landing a new job as a substitute teacher; buying a new house. She didn’t have