Friday, April 26, 2013
Patrick Murphy, executive director of Invensys YMCA Foxboro Branch, writes in to thank Invensys Foxboro Corporation for their recent volunteer work at the YMCA.
Dear editor, On behalf of the Hockomock Area YMCA, I want to take this opportunity to thank John Eva, Marc Tetreault, and all volunteers of Invensys Corporation, Foxboro for their day of donated services to the Hockomock Area YMCA, Invensys Foxboro Branch. In recognition of National Volunteers Week, Invensys Corporation volunteers generously donated their time on April 24th, assisting the Hockomock Area YMCA with cleaning up the creek, clearing brush, and helping with a major winter storm/spring cleanup to the entrance way and fields at the Invensys Foxboro Branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA. We appreciate Invensys Corporation employees’ work and time commitment giving back to the Community of Foxborough and helping beautify the grounds of…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The day will feature active play and educational activities including bouncy houses, a DJ, dance party, Y camp activities, a kids boot camp, imagination station, nutrition & active games, science experiments and more.
The Hockomock Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event on Saturday, April 27th at Patriot Place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event encourages kids to be active and provides families with options and methods for living healthier. This will be the first time all the Hockomock Area MYCA branches will join together to form one big event. Activities will take place at the NRG Plaza at the lower level concourse outside The Hall at Patriot Place. “Our Y’s promise is to help strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility," said Hockomock Area YMCA President Ed Hurley. "We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are, what they can achieve, and how to …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Learn more about the YMCA's summer camp options.
Registration is now open for summer camp at the Hockomock Area YMCA. All three branches in Foxborough, North Attleboro, and Franklin will hold camp information days on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit any of the Y's full-service branches during Camp Information Days to get a personal feel for the camps. Meet staff, have questions answered and take advantage of early registration savings. If you are interested in the Mansfield Arts & Education Center camps, visit the Invensys Foxboro Branch. As parents look for opportunities to keep their kids active this summer, the Hockomock Area YMCA reminds caregivers that camp is among the best options for engaging kids in activities that will help develop their spirit, mind and body, …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Patriot Place General Manager Brian Earley and Mike Patch, President of CSM Group, Inc. will co-chair the Hockomock Area YMCA's 2013 Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign.
Brian Earley, Franklin resident and General Manager NPP Development/Patriot Place, and Mike Patch, North Attleboro resident and President of CSM Group, Inc., will serve as the chairs of the Hockomock Area YMCA's 2013 Reach Out For Youth and Families Campaign. “We are thrilled to have Brian and Mike leading this year’s campaign," said Ed Hurley, President of the Hockomock Area YMCA. "The need continues to grow in the 15 communities we serve and under their leadership, we will raise funds for critical programs and services for area families in need. They are true champions of the mission of the Hockomock Area YMCA and are passionate about helping to improve the quality of life in the communities they live and work." Earley added he was …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Proceeds from Sunday's “Finale on Ice” figure skating event at Patriot Place benefited the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Reach Out for Youth initiative.
Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care closed for the season this past Sunday but not without a spectacular finale. Patriot Place hosted “Finale on Ice” at the outdoor skating rink Sunday evening, featuring 25 performances by 38 local competitive figure skaters, all with ties to the New England area. Among the participants were Jade Esposito, a fifth-grader at Newton Country Day School, and Nathan Rensing, a freshman at Wachusett Regional High School, who together won the silver medal at the Eastern Sectionals in 2012 and placed seventh in the nation at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January 2013; Adrian Huertas, a sophomore at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, who has medaled at the New …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Children of the Mansfield Arts & Education Center of the Hockomock Area YMCA performed Honk! Jr. at Foxborough's Orpheum Theatre last weekend.
Chidren of the Mansfield Arts & Education Center of the Hockomock Area YMCA presented Honk! Jr. on stage at Foxborough’s Orpheum Theatre last weekend. Director Heather Utsler-Smith pulled together a cast of more than 40 children, including some who have grown up with the Y’s youth theatre group. These young thespians range in age from 7-14 and had been rehearsing for the show since November. Last weekend's show was the Hockomock Area YMCA youth theatre’s 25th production since its inception in 2006. Honk! Jr. was performed with full lights, costumes, set and sound. It provided a fun, contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling, performed with the permission of Music Theatre International. When Ugly (Daniel …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Residents are asked to wear red on Friday, Feb. 8 for the "Healthy Hearts" Family Valentine Dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Hockomock Area YMCA invites area residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 8 for the ‘Healthy Hearts’ Family Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Y's Bernon Family Branch (45 Forge Hill Rd., Franklin) and Invensys Foxboro Branch (67 Mechanic St., Foxborough) and 6-8 p.m. at the Y's North Attleboro Branch (300 Elmwood St., North Attleboro). This free event guarantees a good time for all with a DJ and lots of dancing, including 20 minute intervals of line dances for teens and follow-the-leader songs for preschoolers. Many other activities are planned including a nail salon, arts and crafts, scooter relays, fruit and vegetable fondues, healthy snacks, and more for members and non-members alike. The North Attleboro …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Hockomock Area YMCA president Ed Hurley writes in to offer his heartfelt appreciation to all those who helped keep the mission of The Integration Initiative moving forward in 2012.
Friday, December 21, 2012
To the editor, The Hockomock Area YMCA’s annual Legends Ball is the signature event for our YMCA, raising funds to support our Integration Initiative. The Integration Initiative provides children with special needs opportunities to participate alongside their typically developing peers in Y programs and activities. Our 2012 Legends Ball along with the Legends Golf Classic raised more than $165,000 to support this important inclusion initiative. I would like to take this opportunity to offer our Y’s heartfelt appreciation to all those who have allowed this mission driven initiative to evolve and thrive. The Legends events would not be possible without the incredible support of so many New England Sports legends, past and present, who …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This forum offers the community an opportunity to discuss the issues of child sexual abuse, learn more about its devastating impact and to learn how to prevent it.
In light of the recent disclosures of sexual abuse in Foxborough, the Foxborough Public Schools, police department and Hockomock Area YMCA has come together to offer a community prevention forum for child sexual abuse prevention. The forum, which will be held at the Ahern Middle School auditorium on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., will provide an important opportunity to bring the community together to discuss the issues of child sexual abuse, learn more about its devastating impact and to find out together as a community, what Foxborough can do to prevent it. This meeting will demonstrate that child sexual abuse is an issue that affects everyone, not just those that were abused and their family members. It will reinforce that the cost, both …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA is its Person of the Year.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Ed Hurley, president of the Hocomock Area YMCA, has been named Person of the Year by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. Hurley oversees YMCAs in the area, including the Invensys Foxboro Branch. A chamber press release Monday said, "Under Hurley's leadership, the Hockomock YCMA serves every segment of the population, from preschoolers to senior citizens." State Rep. Betty Poirier nominated Hurley for the award. "At the heart of all of these programs is Ed Hurley," said Poirier, according to the chamber's release. "He is the inspiration and the motivation for all of these programs and many more. Ed is respected by all those who have been touched by his generous and loving nature." Also announced Monday was the Chamber's Business of the…