Y Talk

An Interview with Peg Owen by Jeanna Som

posted by Michelle Bell | 3/21/2018

Recently, I sat down with the Carlisle Family YMCA’s first female program employee, Peg Owen.

1968 was a remarkable…

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Losing My Marbles by Michelle Bell

posted by Michelle Bell | 3/13/2018

I am a very visual person. I can’t see things until I can actually see them, if that makes any sense. When we were building…

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A Healthy New Norm: Kick Obesity to the Curb by Travis White

posted by Michelle Bell | 3/07/2018

Technology and the prevalence of sedentary jobs have contributed greatly to a reduction in daily physical activity among…

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An Interview with Community Business Leader and YMCA Trustee Bob Long by Marcia Drozdowski

posted by Michelle Bell | 2/21/2018

Recently, I sat down with long time YMCA volunteer and community leader, Bob Long, pictured above on the top left.

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Why I Love the Pool by Tara Young

posted by Michelle Bell | 2/14/2018

Since I have had the pleasure of lifeguarding many hours over the last few days I have had the chance to talk to several…

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My Journey at the YMCA by Brittany Nissley

posted by Michelle Bell | 2/07/2018

​Typically, I write my blog as a childcare director and share interesting facts or research-based advice regarding children.…

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Insights into the College Recruiting Process: Where to Begin by Kelly Tyrrell

posted by Michelle Bell | 1/24/2018

Whether your kids are playing school, travel or recreational sports, time will fly by and at some point they will have…

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Registration deadlines: Why do we have them and does it really matter? by Amy Herd

posted by Michelle Bell | 1/17/2018

Why do we have a registration deadline? Well, there are a few reasons...

  1. We would like to get started figuring…

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A Different Kind of Resolution by Brittany Rose

posted by Michelle Bell | 1/10/2018

Many times I try to make a goal for myself—usually fitness/health related—for the New Year. It switches back and forth…

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“Helper’s High” by Cate Mellen

posted by Michelle Bell | 1/03/2018

It’s a new year, and this is the time when most of us sit down and take stock of our lives. We make resolutions to change…

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