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New Classes Launch In January

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is starting the year off with an array of new group exercise and fitness classes.

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Afterschool Academy To Begin In Birmingham City Schools

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham will begin offering Afterschool Academy in eight Birmingham City Schools locations later this month.

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My YMCA Experience: Letitia Smiley

Trussville YMCA member discusses how the Y helped her recover after the loss of her son.

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Downtown Track Reopens December 21

Downtown track project reopens on Monday, December 21

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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

2015 Winter Camp at YMCA Camp Cosby

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Great Things Happening At The Y

There are a lot of great things happening throughout the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, with new renovation projects at the Downtown, Alabaster, and Northeast locations. Here to talk about it is Lane Vines, COO of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham.

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Huddling Up In Roebuck

Northeast Family YMCA of Birmingham receives “extreme makeover” as part of T-Mobile Huddle Up, a national employee volunteer program

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YMCA Among City's Most Admired

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham made the annual BBJ list of Most Admired Companies for 2015.

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Multisport Training at Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook YMCA launches new Multisport Training program.

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New Floor In Alabaster

The Alabaster YMCA's basketball gym will get a new wood floor this fall.

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Two-Hour Spin Class Launching

Mountain Brook YMCA to launch a new two-hour spin class

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Healthy Eating For The Holidays

Registered dietician Adam Britt brings ideas for being healthy and strong during the holidays.

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Big Changes For The Downtown Y

The fourth floor of the Downtown YMCA is set for a complete transformation this fall.

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Joining The Fight Against Illiteracy

Birmingham YMCA participates in Read Across The Globe initiative

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Fabulous Fall Day At Camp Cosby

Camp Cosby holds inaugural Fall Family Fun Day.

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Read Across The Globe

Birmingham YMCA Shines Light on Literacy during Read Across the Globe Event

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Run Through The Streets Of Downtown

The 28th Annual Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse is this Saturday, June 20

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"It Felt Like Crossing The Finish Line"

Jaronda Little knows what it's like to manage diabetes. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.

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Afternoon and evening programming suspended at all YMCA locations

In anticipation of the expected weather event in Central Alabama

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All YMCAs in greater Birmingham area to open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13

Check back here for updates or changes.

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YMCAs to open on regular schedule Wednesday, February 12

Remain careful on the roads.

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Delayed opening at all YMCAs on Tuesday, February 11

Early closing on Tuesday is possibility, as well.

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All YMCAs to open on regular schedule on Friday, February 7

... after overnight early closing

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All greater Birmingham YMCAs to close at 5 p.m.

Friday opening decision to be made by 9 p.m. tonight

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YMCAs closed on Wednesday, January 29

Hope to reopen on Thursday, January 30.

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YMCAs closed; several open until 6 p.m. for stranded motorists

YMCAs serving as emergency warming stations until 6 p.m.

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Basketball debuts at the YMCA: today in history.

Basketball was played for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts

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YMCA facilities to open at regular time, Monday, January 6

YMCA Camp Cosby, Hargis Retreat, Youth Center to conduct business as usual, as well.

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My Y Experience: Scott Marzette

Former Western Area YMCA Childcare participant tells his personal story.

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Year-end tax receipts available online

Are available with one click.

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Volunteer opportunities still available for Toys for Tots

In the Y's tenth year of support, you can help bring Christmas to over 5700 children.

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Y Life Podcast: Jaronda Little

Interview with YMCA's Diabetes Prevention graduate and success story Jaronda Little.

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Ryan's Place

2013 Donor Issue

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YMCA begins tenth year of volunteer support for Marines' Toys for Tots

Registration continues through October 11 at most area Ys; distribution will take place in December at the YMCA Youth Center.

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Rowdy Gaines Visits the Birmingham YMCA

Is there an Olympian in the house?

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Y Life Birmingham Podcast: Life Skills - Ballet Fusion

New Ballet Fusion class comes to Downtown YMCA.

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Sam's Club Offering Free Diabetes Screenings - Saturday, September 14

All local Sam's Club locations offering free type 2 diabetes screenings this weekend.

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Bell Cow of the Central "Y"

YMCA members shares treasured family keepsake.

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We're Having a Rodeo!

Mountain Brook YMCA to hold Bicycle rodeo, Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m.-Noon.

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What is YOUR YMCA story?

Tell us, so we can tell, everyone!

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Learn To Swim

New podcast about the Learn To Swim water safety program at the Northeast and Western Area branches.

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In its 26th year: the Downtown Y's Race to the Courthouse is this Saturday

One of Birmingham's oldest, and longest-running, race events.

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2013 Race to the Courthouse

Video on the history and mission of the Race To The Courthouse.

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Portion Distortion

New podcast with Suzanne Pirkle, Registered Dietician

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THANK YOU for supporting our annual "Campaign for a Healthy Community"

Because of your support, a healthy community starts at the YMCA

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Y Life Birmingham Podcast: President/CEO Stan Law

Interview with new YMCA of Greater Birmingham President & CEO Stan Law.

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Shindigs food truck opens in Downtown Y

To include lunch and juice counter

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Y plays vital role in the health of our community

Along with some 100 other non-profit health service agencies, through the Health Action Partnership

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Alabama Power Service Organization powers up for the YMCA

April 13 PowerRace to benefit the Trussville YMCA "Campaign for a Healthy Community"

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Mountain Brook YMCA selected for LIVESTRONG® Foundation Community Impact Project

Program to support cancer care to build muscle mass and strength; increase flexibility and endurance; improve confidence and self-esteem; and practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life.

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President/CEO Stan Law Interviewed For al.com

YMCA of Birmingham's new CEO Stan Law hopes to increase fundraising, strengthen community

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PELHAM YMCA PARTNERS WITH THE NATIONAL INCLUSION PROJECT

TO CREATE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

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Youth Center Kids Make A Special Trip

Mayor Bell Meets With Youth Center Kids

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Life Skills: TRX Training

New episode of the Y Life Birmingham Podcast

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We Made It New For You

Opening day at YMCA Alabaster.

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2012 YMCA of Greater Birmingham Annual Meeting

Photos from the 2012 Annual Meeting at Vulcan Park, Monday, January 28, 2013.

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New Podcast: The New Member Experience

LifeSkills with YMCA Hoover's Kelly Kidd on the New Member Experience.

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Help be a Christmas elf through Toys for Tots, Monday, December 10

Volunteers needed for annual Marine program at the YMCA Youth Center

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Checks made payable to YMCA to be converted to electronic funds transfer

You can designate your preferences by writing businessoffice@ymcabham.org

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Include the YMCA on your #GIVING TUESDAY

Black Friday ... Cyber Monday ... #GivingTuesday: what are you giving back today?

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Volunteer for Toys for Tots

YMCA supports Marine toy program for ninth year; can you help, too?

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Alabaster YMCA expansion set for January opening

From the Shelby County Reporter:

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Take Control Of Diabetes

Free diabetes screenings at the YMCA of Greater Birmingham

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Birmingham will be "model" city for fighting diabetes

Actor Ben Vereen talks about new diabetes treatment project being piloted in Birmingham.

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Ben Vereen Visits Downtown YMCA

Entertainer in Birmingham to raise awareness of diabetes.

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You Can Take Control

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Shades Valley YMCA Reopens

The wait is over!

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Alabaster Campaign update

Shelby County Community Health Foundation pledges $100,000 to the branch expansion

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Today's "Chaplain's Notes"

In him was light and life

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Cancer research study at YMCAs next week

NEXT WEEK, you can fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining CPS-3, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.

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Download Us

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is now on ITunes!

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Join us for a CELEBRATION OF SERVICE in memory of Jim Lombard

Event is set for Friday, July 20 at 3 p.m. in the downtown YMCA Youth Center.

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Grief counseling for young people at three YMCAs

Funded by a grant from New York Life Insurance

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Find your neighborhood YMCA's July 4 hours and openings

Just two clicks from here will get you the information you need.

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Our Western Area YMCA in Midfield is ‘Serving Up Summer’ to Fight Child Hunger

Joining the Walmart Foundation's national effort to serve 5 million healthy meals and snacks to 100,000 children to help keep them well-nourished

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See what's happening at YMCA Shades Valley today!

RENEW OUR HOME construction is moving along quickly.

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YMCA Downtown's "Race to the Courthouse" is Saturday

Register online at Active.com

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Tailor Made: This Father's Day, the YMCA and Saks Fifth Avenue recognize three fathers

Leaders at home; leaders in the community

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SIGNATURE LAUGHTER

Comedy Club event to benefit Signature Homes $50,000 Community Challenge

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YMCA Kindergarten prep program helps Hispanic children get set to succeed

Funded by Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

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Saluting our 2011 YMCA volunteers

VOLUNTEER EXHIBITION

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NPR story "catches up" with YMCA exercise program, healthy snack initiative

In battling youth obesity in America

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YMCA joining with American Cancer Society for landmark cancer research project

You can help!

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The Finish Line Waits For You

Register now for the Ronnie Noojin Race to the Courthouse.

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Here's why ... YMCA summer camp for your kids

Alabaster mom Stephanie Jones gives you five good reasons

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Alabaster YMCA begins expansion

From the Shelby County Reporter

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Two weeks away: REGISTER for summer camp now!

See full spread in YLife Birmingham, hyper-links and all.

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ACTIVE: describes "Healthy Kids Day" on Saturday

Youth Center event a laughing, running, jumping, playing success!

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Healthy kids = happy moms ... at tomorrow's "Healthy Kids Day"

Special area to honor moms at Youth Center event.

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"A happy learning atmosphere"

CHAPLAIN'S NOTES: On the Kindergarten Readiness Program

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Healthy living will be in display at "Healthy Kids Day"

Children's of Alabama healthy living area will be inside the YMCA Youth Center all day

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There will be booty shakin' Saturday at "Healthy Kids Day"

Birmingham's largest Zumba class begins at 9:45 a.m.

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Saturday's "Health Kids Day" begins ... on the run!

Girls on the Run and Regions Bank sponsor youth 5K

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Healthy Kids Day set for Saturday at our downtown Youth Center

“TAKE ON SUMMER” with activities that aim to get kids more active and engaged in learning, so they can maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.

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How did the Hoover YMCA 11-year-old boys basketball team celebrate?

In typical YMCA fashion.

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Alabaster YMCA expansion to "make a splash"

Ground breaking held on building expansion and new pool!

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2011 YMCA volunteers recognized

Birmingham Museum of Art hosts VOLUNTEER EXHIBITION

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Pelham member's endurance race journal

Staying motivated, and being a motivator, for 100 miles!

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MAKE A SPLASH ALABASTER Groundbreaking event is set for April 18

Project will add childcare space and a new pool. JOIN US!

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VOLUNTEER EXHIBITION: Honoring 2011's Volunteers of the Year

April 17 event at Birmingham Museum of Art

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Hoover YMCA ribbon-cutting, Friday, March 30

JOIN US AT 11 a.m. to officially open the new branch!

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Shades Valley Groundbreaking Thursday, March 29

RENEW OUR HOME CONSTRUCTION OFFICIALLY BEGINS! Join us.

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Severe Weather Information

The YMCA of Birmingham is asking parents to pick up their children by 5 p.m. due to inclement weather. In addition, the Trussville branch has chosen to close at 5 p.m. as well. Contact your neighborhood branch for more information regarding weather-related closings.

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A Champion for Health

Dr. Sophia Lal honored for her dedication to Birmingham's health and wellness.

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Red Diamond gives YMCA its largest gift ever

Red Diamond CEO's great grandfather was one of the founders of the YMCA in Birmingham

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YMCA Chaplain featured in national magazine

Editorial, "Contrails and Creation" in February-March issue of AYP Magazine

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Support the YMCA today: ALABAMA GIVES DAY

YMCA joins other state charities for 24 hours of giving!

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Shades Valley renovation updates online

RENEW OUR HOME PROGRESS TRACKER

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YMCA of Birmingham commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All branches will be closed Monday, January 16.

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HELP PAVE THE WAY

JOIN THE RENEW OUR HOME CAMPAIGN at the Shades Valley YMCA

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Thanksgiving holiday hours at the YMCA

Check at your local branch for details on special programming!

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JCPenney has "pennies from heaven" for the YMCA

Fundraising event collects change benefitting Alabaster youth in Afterschool Programs

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2011 Toys for Tots Campaign

Information line and to volunteer

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Western Area YMCA Racing for the Cure

The Western Area YMCA Youth Track Team Raced for the Cure this weekend!

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Two YMCA swim team members gain all-star status

Greystone swimmers among long-course achievers

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The Final Countdown ... to the Hoover YMCA

Get a video tour of the new branch - in progress!

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Walk with us ... "to the moon" in October walking challenge

250,000 miles gets us there ... healthier!

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YMCA among "drivers" of Walking School Bus program

Part of a grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

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Former YMCA volunteer, lifeguard and camp counselor finalist on BET "Lens on Talent"

VOTE FOR SCOTT MARZETTE BY OCTOBER 1

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A YMCA Family Affair

Read about a family that has deep roots in the YMCA and makes a difference in the lives of families each day.

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YMCA-led "walking school bus" gets to school safely

A program of the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership and the Healthy Kids Healthy Communities initiative

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HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Holiday operating hours will vary by branch on Monday, September 5.

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Are you ready for the Hoover YMCA?

Construction is moving forward! LOOK!

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YMCA Active Weight Loss Program is just what the doctor ordered

With success, the program expands to six branches

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Youth Center's got "SOUL"

Renowed UniverSOUL Circus interacts with young people

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Greystone summer campers go green

5 and 6 year old girls take in the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College.

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Support YMCA afterschool; through jcpenney

"Pennies from Heaven" runs from July 27 - August 30

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Trussville ten-and-under tennis wins state tourney

Smaller court size encourages early adoption of the game for life!

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YMCA swim team impresses in long course meets

Results from three summer competitions

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YMCA expert tells how to "save a life"

Pelham Aquatics Director Jenny Dick featured in BIRMINGHAM Magazine, among experts in how-to guide

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YMCA pool patrol improves safety

UAB study finds random lifeguard checks improve pool safety

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The new issue of Y Life Birmingham is good to the last megabyte! CLICK HERE

FRESH. ORGANIC. LOCAL.

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Fourth of July Branch Hours

See where you and your family can celebrate Independence Day at the YMCA!

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The YMCA of Birmingham improves lives through Healthier Communities initiatives

Among Ys across the nation that help strengthen communities through chronic disease prevention efforts

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Corporate memberships are "stylish" editions for entrepreneurs

Homewood salon owner encourages stylists to live healthy with YMCA membership

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The YMCA says 'thank you' to members and friends with free estate planning program

Free estate planning for YMCA members and friends

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Mountain Brook tennis teams advance to state tourneys

2.5 team finishes season second; 3.0 team competes in semi finals.

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"Proud does not contain it"

Shades Valley camp counselor stands out among storm victim volunteers

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YMCA fathers chosen "Role Models" to benefit Strong Kids

Mountain Brook YMCA's Greg Weyandt, 2011 Red Triangle inductee and Downtown YMCA's Marcus Abrams

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It's the Summer to Discover

May-June 2011, YLife Birmingham is online.

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Mountain Brook member on Runner's World cover

Breast cancer survivor Jennifer Andress, is one of 16 runners featured

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International children's initiative benefits from grant

Community Foundation supports YMCA program for Hispanic youngsters

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ARC strengthens community; YMCA strengthens ARC

YMCA employs adults from the Shelby County ARC program.

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Father's Day began at the YMCA

Honoring fathers benefits the YMCA

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Shades Valley staffer, Hurricane Katrina survivor, receives scholarship

Shades Valley staffer receives full college tuition scholarship.

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