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Wayne YMCA’s Nationwide Search for Aquatics Director Nets Local Man

Ben Mihalko began swimming for ‘something to do’ in his sleepy hometown outside Pittsburgh, and by age 9 he was doing it competitively at his local YMCA. “The YMCA gave me a love for swimming,’’ said Mihalko, who will join the Wayne YMCA on Jan. 11 as its aquatics director. “Ben comes to us with a wealth of experience MORE >


Metro YMCA hosts family events celebrating healthy eating and fitness

A smoothie contest, food demonstrations and parent/children play time are just some of the ways the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will celebrate Healthy U/Food Day this month. “Our goal is to inspire families to eat healthy and exercise through these fun-filled events that culminate on Food Day,’’ a nationwide celebration of healthy, MORE >


Middle Schoolers from the Oranges Learn Internet Security at at East Orange YMCA CyberCamp

EAST ORANGE (Aug. 4, 2016) — In learning how to protect her and her family’s electronics from hacking, Orange sixth grader Dylan Brooks discovered something about herself. “I never knew I had the skills to do technical stuff on the computer,’’ said the 11-year-old, one of 13 middle schoolers enrolled in a weeklong Air Force MORE >


86 Accountants Add Up to Serious Volunteerism at South Mountain YMCA

South Orange and Maplewood owe some big thanks to their neighbors in Livingston at the accounting firm Sobel & Co. LLC. On Monday, July 27, 86 employees of Sobel & Co. expended 300 man hours at the South Mountain YMCA, painting, lifting, hauling, and mulching through the summer heat and humidity. Perhaps inspired by the Sobel & Co.’s MORE >


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