Sunday, September 18, 2011
YMCA Gymnasts from Attleboro and Norton help smash the World Record of Simultaneous Hand Stands.
Setting or breaking a record can be both amazing and inspiring according to participants at the YMCA on Saturday, Sept. 17, National Gymnastics Day. On this day, Attleboro YMCA gymnasts joined gymnastic clubs across the country in obliteraiting the former world handstand record of 2,402 similtaneous handstands by perfoming the astonishing number of 20,478 handstands. At exactly 1 p.m. gymnasts, their families, friends and members of the Y community enthusiastically kicked up their feet in a show of strength and support for the sport of gymnastics and to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. Amanda Cyr, director of the Y's High Impact Gymnastics Academy has been involved in the sport since she was five. She was pleased with the …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Norton High School students were honored by the Attleboro YMCA for their participation in its D.A.R.E. camp.
The Attleboro YMCA and Hockomock Area YMCA honored six students from Norton, Attleboro and North Attleboro for their work as camp counselors in the 2010 YMCA Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Camp Wednesday night. YMCA Senior Program and Outreach Director David Barbour and Attleboro Police D.A.R.E. Officer Tom Wellman congratulated the students from Attleboro and Norton during the Y's annual meeting at Highland Country Club in Attleboro. The students were not told that they would be receiving awards and were suprised by the recognition of their time with campers. Awarded from Norton were head counselor Hannah Lavendier, assistant counselors Brittany Alioto, Allison Alioto, Dan Sugar and facilitator and Norton High School principal…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Pictures from around town this past week.
This week's viewfinder center's around cuteness at the YMCA Get Outdoors! Day, Best Buds Carnival and the Town Easter Egg Hunt. Photos from the time capsule opening are also included. Have any photos you would like to see included in next week's Viewfinder? Send them via email to Kelly.Mello@patch.com.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Attleboro YMCA hosts free Get Outdoors! Day event in Norton.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
On Saturday, April 16, the Attleboro YMCA encouraged all kids and parents in Attleboro and Norton to come to the Y’s Norton Outdoor Center for Get Outdoors! Day. The free event took place at the Y’s Norton Outdoor Center, located at 290 W. Main St. The event was part of the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day – the nation’s largest health day for families. The Y holds Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits to kids and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity. Nationally, Healthy Kids Day is supported by the Dodge brand, PepsiCo and Sam’s Club. Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, with more than 700,000 families expected to attend this year. The Attleboro Y’s staff will offer activities and presentations …