Author: Justine Leone

December 6, 2023


My Y Story: How One Y Aqua Instructor Impacts Lives It was a bright morning at the Merrimack Y pool, hands were splashing, legs kicking, and lots of laughing and smiling, eyes were sparkling looking at their adoring instructor whom they admire.  You may think at first these words describe a preschool or youth swim… Read more »

November 29, 2023

Finding Home

My Y Story: A Board Member’s Journey Through Service and Leadership In late 2016 Andy Whigham was commuting to Cambridge for work and made a career change and became a financial advisor in Nashua where he lived with his young family. He was actively seeking a way to get involved with the Greater Nashua community,… Read more »

November 21, 2023

Triathlon Triumph: It’s Never Too Late to Start

“Sometimes I think my life started at 65, the year I joined the Y.” Sue Holt, and her husband Ollie first came to the Y 12 years ago and were given a tour by a longtime member, and were fascinated with the pool.  Soon after joining they took yoga with Carol together, and Sue joined… Read more »

November 15, 2023

Community Catalysts

COMMUNITY CATALYSTS Welcome to our engaging podcast, Community Catalysts, which serves as a platform for fostering connection and understanding as well as education of organizations in our diverse community. This podcast is a celebration of the community organizations that serve others and collaborate with the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Each month Community Catalysts will be… Read more »

November 9, 2023

YMCA Celebrates 136 Years of Community Impact and Partnerships

On the evening of November 2, staff, volunteers, donors, members and community partners came together to celebrate the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s impact at the 136th Annual Meeting.  Held at the new Nashua Center for the Arts, in the heart of downtown, the agenda included a live performance by Y Dance In Motion, stories of… Read more »

October 25, 2023


Stories of Inclusivity: How an Engaged Y Volunteer Helps Children Embrace Diversity Nan Connelly, volunteer, and Amy Millard, Nashua Site Director, have known each other since 2016. That was the year Nan first started volunteering at the Y, “This is funny because I wanted to volunteer, and I googled preschools and the Y came up…. Read more »

October 18, 2023


On Your Mark: Using Passion to Make a Difference The runners are at the starting line, hearts racing, palms sweating, ready to compete in the race of their lives.  They are at the ready, taking in all the sights and sounds, people cheering, their families nearby.  They take their mark, adjust their tutus…and they are… Read more »

October 11, 2023


MAKING A DIFFERENCE: How a member-led initiative supports our community partners. Togetherhood, the Y’s member-led volunteer service program, activates Y members to work together to plan and lead service projects that respond to local community needs.  Created just over ten years ago by Y USA, this signature program offers members a unique opportunity to give… Read more »