South Orange woman serves as new mental health director for the Y

South Orange woman serves as new mental health director for the Y

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named Laura McCann, of South Orange, as the organization’s new mental health director. In this role, she works to raise awareness of mental health issues and expand mental health resources available to staff, members and the public; she began Aug. 1.  “I’m incredibly excited […]

Metro YMCAs to hold 28th annual golf tournament on Sept. 19

Metro YMCAs to hold 28th annual golf tournament on Sept. 19

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its 28th annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19, at Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The tournament, the Metro YMCA’s largest and longest fundraising event, raises money for the Y for All Fund, which helps people with extenuating financial […]

YMCA’s duck race brings community together to support local families

YMCA’s duck race brings community together to support local families

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The beloved South Mountain YMCA Duck Race returned to Maplewood on Memorial Day, May 30, raising $18,632 for local children and families through duck sponsorships, ticket and T-shirt sales, prizes, and individual donations. This year’s sold-out event began with race participants, decked out in duck-themed clothing and accessories, marching with the community […]

Area YMCAs join Five Days of Action to protect children from sexual abuse

Area YMCAs join Five Days of Action to protect children from sexual abuse

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is participating in the Five Days of Action, from April 18 to 22. The Five Days of Action is a weeklong campaign to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. The Y will share statistics and resources throughout […]

South Mountain YMCA launches annual support campaign

South Mountain YMCA launches annual support campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to help ensure that everyone in the local community has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. “Throughout our communities, countless people know and depend on the Y, but we’re so much more […]

South Orange shows love to the Garden State

South Orange shows love to the Garden State

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On July 27, National New Jersey Day, the Meadowland Park Conservancy invited people to come to Flood’s Hill to enjoy Jersey-based music — lots of Bon Jovi — games provided by the South Mountain YMCA; NJ sloppy joe picnic boxes from Town Hall Deli; and the chance to make a giant […]

Meadowland Park Conservancy to celebrate National New Jersey Day

Meadowland Park Conservancy to celebrate National New Jersey Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its popular tradition of celebrating obscure national recognition days each month, the Meadowland Park Conservancy is celebrating National New Jersey Day on Tuesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. at Flood’s Hill in South Orange.  The event is free and open to anyone from the area who is proud to live […]

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