Author: Justine Leone

July 5, 2022

STORM Swim Team Senior Spotlights

  Emily Richardson Emily has been swimming competitively for eight years.  Next year she will be attending Wellesley College while majoring in harp performance and Environmental Studies.  Additionally, Emily will be competing in collegiate swim for Wellesley. Words of Wisdom: “Talent only takes you so far, you have to put in the work. It’ll hurt… Read more »

June 28, 2022

Eagle Scout’s Journey Culminates with Project Benefitting Y

ETHAN MATTE: SELF-PROCLAIMED Y KID, SELECTS THE Y AS BENEFICIARY OF HIS EFFORTS When 18-year-old YMCA member Ethan Matte had to choose a meaningful project to earn his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout badge, he wanted to do something to benefit the YMCA, which his mother shares is a big part of his life…. Read more »

June 22, 2022

Teaching Safety Around Water for 23 Years

JERRY CARNEY: TEACHING SAFETY AROUND WATER FOR 23 YEARS HAPPY RETIREMENT, JERRY!  YMCA Swim Instructor and Lifeguard Jerry Carney is happiest when he’s in the swimming pool. He’s been a fixture at the YMCA of Greater Nashua for the past 23 years, teaching thousands of kids and adults to swim, where he is retiring from… Read more »

June 13, 2022

Staying Healthy and Making Friends at the Y

EMILY TELLER: STAYING HEALTHY AND MAKING FRIENDS AT THE Y Meet Emily Teller, a Y member who plans a good part of her week around the Nashua Y’s water aerobics classes. “This is a real commitment to me every week. It’s keeping me mobile, healthy and engaged. At end of each class I dive in… Read more »

June 7, 2022

Mahjong, Knitting, Dominoes and Book Clubs

Mahjong, Knitting, Dominoes and Book Clubs: Our Members Stay Active and Stay Connected Have you played Mahjong? If not, players at the Nashua branch are eager to introduce you to the game. Each Tuesday (1:00pm), Thursday (8:30am), and Friday (1:00pm) tables in the lobby of the Nashua branch are filled with active older adults having… Read more »

May 31, 2022

Sharing the Joy of Books and Reading

Sharing the Joy of Books and Reading Titan Bookmobile Makes Generous Donation We had a wonderful visit from the Titan Bookmobile on Friday. Through a partnership with the Nashua Transit System, Nashua Education Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers, volunteers from the Bookmobile stopped at the Nashua YMCA to donate many cases of books… Read more »

May 24, 2022

Partnering for Good

Partnering for Good – Hollis BSA Troop 465 Shoe Drive Thank you to our YMCA members who graciously donated nearly 400 pairs of shoes supporting the Hollis BSA Troop 465. The all-girl troop of 20 girls collected new and gently worn running shoes, soccer cleats, basketball sneakers, flats, boots, casual and dress shoes, boots and… Read more »

May 17, 2022

My Space to Focus on My Mental Health

JANNA VARTANIAN: I FOUND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AT THE Y AND THE Y GAVE ME A SPACE TO FOCUS ON MY MENTAL HEALTH. Janna Vartanian is happy to see that the Y is expanding its mental health programming and actively promoting the Y as a place to help everyone achieve balance, both physically and… Read more »