Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Township officials analyze renovations and prospective tenants.
The YMCA, now out of the Township-owned Chisholm Community center, pays their last rent check for the building in August. Y members can honor their membership at the nearby Summit YMCA. But what happens next for the building is not yet clear. At the most recent Township Committee meeting on Aug. 22, Committee members approved a $75,000 bond for renovations to the structure as part of a vote on capital expenses. The line item prompted a discussion of the status of the municipal property. Committee members including Rich Huber, a construction professional, asserted that the building needed the work for upkeep and to attract new tenants. They said new tenants could agree to take on some of the bond repayment obligation if given incentive from…
Monday, March 21, 2011
Childcare and some youth programs to remain.
As of July, patrons of Springfield’s YMCA will need to find a new place to sweat. The Summit Area YMCA announced today that the non-profit organization is moving its adult exercise facilities out of the Chisholm Community Center. The Y will continue to offer childcare services and other youth programs at the Springfield branch. Since 1998, the YMCA has leased space inside the township-owned Chisholm Community Center. For the past 16 months, the YMCA and the township have been negotiating the terms of the Y’s lease on the space. The Y had been paying $12,000 a month for their use of the space. “Over the last sixteen months, the Summit Area YMCA has been in discussion with the Township of Springfield on the renewal of its lease for our …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
YMCA said to be looking for rent reduction.
For the past two months, Springfield and the Summit Area YMCA have been negotiating terms over YMCA’s lease at the Chisholm Community Center. Public details about the negotiations have been scarce, with both the YMCA and Springfield officials declining to comment. Government meeting agendas have listed the negotiations as occurring during the Committee’s closed executive sessions in February and March. When contacted, representatives of the Summit Area YMCA, the umbrella organization that includes the Springfield branch, confirmed that negotiations were ongoing and declined to elaborate other than to say more information would be available in coming weeks. The YMCA pays $12,000 a month to use the space, which includes several exercise …
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Proceeds from December bake sale directed to four local organizations.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sheila Sayah
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In December, the MOMS Club of Springfield (MCS) held a Holiday Sale at the Springfield YMCA to raise money for charity. Moms pitched in while various vendors provided their wares including jewelry, clothes, toys and even chocolate at this event. This month, the club directed the proceeds from the bake sale to four well-deserved charities. Once all was said and done, $550 that was distributed. Robin Cornelison, President of MCS said: "We are very pleased to be able to donate our time, money and efforts to help our community." Started in 2003, the MOMS Club of Springfield NJ offers support to mothers in the Springfield area with creating fun activities for moms to participate with their children. One of their main goals is to sponsor fund …
Saturday, January 16, 2010
A Springfield mom discovers the perfect work out spot.
One of the benefits of living in Springfield is that there is no shortage of places to work out. I have been a member of New York Sports Club on Morris Avenue, Can Do in Short Hills and now the Springfield Y. I've loved them all, and the reasons I have changed gyms is that I had stopped going at one point and cancelled, money or I knew friends were joining and wanted the support system. After having baby number three, I opted for the YMCA as my workout spot. Why the Y? For the convenient location, support system, (I knew some good friends in the Y already), and their babysitting has some great people I trust. Since my kids participate their classes, it makes sense to join since you save more with the member fee for a class vs. a non-…
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Young performers on tour, bringing holiday cheer.
The Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School Junior All Stars performed at the Springfield YMCA Wednesday with a holiday-themed performance in front of several dozen local children and their families. Their 2009 program is called "North Pole Exposure." A curious group of young people make a visit to the North Pole wanting a first hand look at the intense year-round training of the famous characters that make the holidays happen. Along the way they meet comical but determined reindeer, very tired holiday elves, snowmen who only want a Hawaiian vacation and magical hip hop dancing toys including Jack in the Box. Witnessing all of this, the young visitors discover the actuality of the true spirit of Christmas, along with an appearance by Santa …
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
If you're not sure about what to buy your loved one, consider some creative ways to give a gift card from a local store.
If you're torn on what to get your loved ones, friends or even co-workers this holiday season, think small and plastic gift cards are a great option. And there is no shortage of local retailers who sell them. Local businesses provide such a wide variety of goods and services, you don't have to brave the mall crowds to come up with something creative. It's all in the presentation and can still be very personal. "We have a lot of people coming in and buying the gift certificates," said Irma Cruz of Exclusive Salon and Spa in Fanwood, noting that they make the perfect gift to give to someone who wouldn't ordinarily treat themselves to something special. The full service spa opened earlier this year in the new development across from the …
Friday, December 4, 2009
The Moms Club of Springfield/Mountainside is banking on its biggest charity event of the season, taking place this Sunday, to be a big success.
Holiday bargain-hunters will converge upon the Springfield YMCA this Sunday at 10 am, as the local Moms Club kicks off its annual Super Charity Sale. Until 2 pm, more than twenty vendors will span the full-size gym with products ranging from jeans to jewelry. Each will donate a product to the event's silent auction, and 10 percent of their proceeds to three local charities: The Strong Kids Campaign, Springfield H.O.P.E. and the Springfield Free Public Library. The Mom's Club has accomplished a lot this year, and its taken a long road to get there. Original Moms Club member, Cheryl Greenwald, said the club has grown from five members to about 35. "I thought it was a great idea to make social connections for myself and my children," said …
Friday, November 27, 2009
The Springfield Y puts on the Kids Carnival of Caring today.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mary Mann
Friday, November 27, 2009
For every parent who is still in a turkey-induced coma today, there is at least one child suffering no such ill effects. By 9 a.m. this morning the kids where probably bouncing off the walls and you were thinking, "What can I do with them?" The YMCA in Springfield, NJ wants to help. Today, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., they are holding the Kids Carnival of Caring which the Y touts as perfect for kids ages 3 to 12. Proceeds from the event go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Things to do at the fair include carnival games, moonwalk bounce, face painting, princess make-overs, balloon scultiping, arts and crafts, musical chairs, free-throw contests, hula hoop contests, simon says, limbo, and the always intriguing "and …