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Madison Area YMCA Celebrates Campaigners and Volunteers of 2013 Annual Campaign

Celebrating the success of the 2013 Annual Campaign are: Fran Clarke, Greta Borowicz and Ashlee Hodge, all from Chatham. The women were recognized for cycling the most miles during many of the Y"s Spin-a-thons that helped raise money for the Campaign. Credits: Madison Area YMCA

MADISON, NJ - Everyone is welcome at the Madison Area YMCA. The Y maintains a goal that no one be turned away from membership as a result of an inability to pay. How is this possible? Through the support of our community, generous donors, campaigners and volunteers, the Y can continue a financial assistance program enabling people of all ages to participate in YMCA programs and services regardless of their abilities to pay.

Through the support of more than 80 volunteers and campaigners who have been working wholeheartedly to reach this year’s Annual Campaign goal, and over 695 donors right here in our community, we are more than 90% of the way there!

This year, an inspiring 232 staff and 101 additional community donors have made contributions to the Annual Fund during the Campaign. These numbers directly translate to the support and strong awareness our community has of the Madison Area YMCA’s mission.

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The 2013 Campaign will run through May 17. Please consider donating. However, the campaign is only one of the ways that allows the Y to provide assistance to anyone who resides or works within the Y’s service area. Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year. All funds raised remain local and are available for Y membership, programs, childcare and day camp. Support is provided based on demonstrated need, with the goal that no one be turned away from membership as a result of an inability to pay.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. To make a difference in our community by donating or for more information, visit or call 973-822-YMCA (9622). To hear how the Y has impacted members right here in our community, please visit for Y stories. 

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Mike Czech – One of Chatham’s Hidden Gems….

On a warm sunny day, back in 2008, at Southern Boulevard Elementary School stood a very tall man (6.5” to be exact!), soft-spoken, warm and friendly as he was surrounded by a whole group of children running around him (at his knees).

His name was Mike Czech and he was teaching the kids how to play a game on the open court.   I introduced myself to help assist him as a fellow ...

'Thank You' to the Chatham Borough Department of Public Works and Volunteers

May 7, 2018

To the Editor:

My sincere thanks to Chatham Borough Department of Public Works, and everyone who came out and planted at Shepard Kollock trail this past Saturday! It was amazing to have so many volunteers on hand to plant trees and shrubs. Whether you could only stay for a short time, or if you stayed with us until the very end – everyone’s hard work truly made a difference.

One ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!


Residents of Chatham to Receive Second Fundraising Letter Asking for Their Support of the Chatham Emergency Squad

May 20, 2018

During the week of May 20, a follow-up letter seeking donations to the Chatham Emergency Squad (CES) will be sent to more than 6,000 Chatham residents, businesses, religious and community organizations. Letters will not be sent to individuals, businesses, and organizations who have lent their support with the first mailing, issued in January 2018.

The Chatham Emergency Squad is an ...