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Berkeley Heights YMCA Offers Mother’s Day Personal Training Specials and More!


As women age, metabolism slows down and it is important to become more conscientious of how we take care of our bodies. Have mom join us at the Y to receive the motivation and support she needs to become stronger and healthier today! Give mom the gift of fitness with the Berkeley Heights YMCA Personal Training Specials:  3 - one hour sessions for $187; 5 – one hour sessions for $310; 10 – one hour sessions for $625.  Limit 20 sessions per person.  Special rates are good May 1st-May 14th.  Please visit or contact Lisa McQuilkin at (908)464-8373 X2026 or

The benefits of the personal training specials are enormous:  one- on-one customized training, maximizing your workout; getting the results you want! It’s also a perfect way to train and enhance your performance for the Summit Area YMCA Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 14, 2017!  To register, please visit  

The Summit Area YMCA is committed to promoting, encouraging, and motivating moms to not only lead healthy lives, but to help nurture their children.   We offer a wide range of Parent/Child classes such as  Tunes and Tots, our  music class where kids ages 1-5 can explore  instruments, sing, dance and much more at the Berkeley Heights YMCA running  Wednesdays April 26-June 14 at 11:30 AM -12:15 PM.   Cost is $86 members/$125 nonmembers.  To register, please visit or contact Francesca Garrard at (908)464-8373 or  

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The Summit YMCA will be offering Wiggle, Giggle, Rhyme class geared toward toddlers with their parent/caregiver.  Activities include free play in the gym, circle time, a weekly themed-related craft and interactive story time.  Class is being offered on Wednesdays April 26-June 14 at 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.  Cost is $85 members/$125 nonmembers.  To register, please visit or contact Maria Marinaccio at (908)272-3330 or

As a non-profit, the Summit Area YMCA’s mission is to support families by building a strong community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Better individuals make for a better community, a better us.

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, our programs and services are open to all regardless of financial circumstance. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at


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Summit Area YMCA Swim Team Tryouts July 24

On Tuesday, July 24, the Summit Area YMCA will hold tryouts for its 2018-2019 Swim Team. The tryouts are open to children of all ages, from the surrounding towns of Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, Short Hills, Watchung, Long Hill, Mountainside and Springfield.


Very special "Annie, Jr." coming June 29-July 1 at Rahway High School

The CAU Community Players will be staging a very special production of "Annie, Jr." at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m.

The CAU Community Players is a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities. Formed in 2012, the troupe empowers members with disabilities ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

June 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

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Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

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