National Wildlife Day

September 4, 2016

Colleen Paige, author and founder of the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, created National Wildlife day. She did this in memory of the late Steve Irwin who appreciated and was passionate about all aspects of wildlife. National Wildlife Day is about two important things: raising awareness for endangered animals and appreciating U.S. zoos, sanctuaries, farms,

International Bacon Day

September 3, 2016

International Bacon Day is here! Did you read that right? Of course there’s a day set aside for bacon, one of the world’s top delicacies.  This salty treat is more so seen on breakfast plates but there have been advancements in recipes involving bacon. We at Y approve of all delicacies, in moderation of course. But today

National Lazy Mom’s Day

September 2, 2016

Whether you are a lazy mom, or just aspire to have a day off and become a lazy mom, Lazy Mom’s Day could be right up your street. Even on Mother’s Day, moms across the world cook, clean, and generally work hard to keep their households functioning. On Lazy Mom’s Day, moms are encouraged to

National Yoga Month

September 1, 2016

September is official National Yoga Month, designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month, one of a select number of national health observances. That same year, thousands of yoga and health enthusiasts participated in a

Healthy Aging Month

September 1, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month! One of our missions at the Y is Healthy Living and we allow people to continue or start this journey by offering various classes for healthy living.  Aging shouldn’t ever be a fear of people, it’s an inevitable part of our world. This month celebrate how to do that in

National Trail Mix Day

August 31, 2016

Happy National Trail Mix Day! Trail mix is such an easy, healthy, and high-energy snack, especially for those people who are always on the go. Did you know that Trail mix is typically the ideal snack for hikers? From it’s lightweight, to the tasty combination of salty and sweet, trail mix is the perfect snack for

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 30, 2016

Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day! As the summer comes close to an end, it’s time to enjoy the warm summer nights that you have left! Gather together some of your family and friends, some wood, a bag of marshmallows, and go find some long sticks in your back yard for an evening bonfire because today

Meet Kenneth

August 30, 2016

Meet Kenneth By Anna Tailleur “One foot in front of the other, all the time,” Kenneth Roberts, 80, says while drinking a complementary cup of coffee and talking with friends at the Greene County YMCA. He wears a matching tracksuit and bright blue headphones. It takes him a minute to realize the buds are still

National Burger Day

August 27, 2016

Happy National Burger Day! It’s National Burger Day! Although America may be considered the home of cheese burgers, they aren’t the only burgers that should be celebrated today. Burgers first became popular around the early 1900’s as just a meat patty slapped between two pieces of bread. Over time the ingredients used to create burgers have

Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2016

In 1971, the US Congress declared August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. This was at the request of Bella Abzug, a renowned lawyer who was an activist in the Women’s Rights Movement in the 1970’s. The fight for equal voting rights for women started in