Stories tagged with: Muskingum Family YMCA

November 14, 2013 - 7:37pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

The Muskingum Family YMCA's annual Zaney Reindeer 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk is coming up.

Muskingum Family YMCA Executive Director Craig Miracle says the 5K and 1 mile walk was started 10 years ago as a way to provide runners an opportunity to run in winter and as a way to raise money for families and children who can't afford the full price of the YMCA youth programs.

"We're looking forward to it again," explained Miracle. "We've had a great participation for it the...

July 19, 2013 - 6:06pm
3 years 1 week ago

Pool season is in full gear which makes pool safety a serious priority for a local swim center.

Every year, Muskingum Family YMCA leaders go through a series of steps to make sure that the pool's water is up to the health department's standards.

" We go to the health department before the season starts. It has a training on what rules have changed and we go and attend that so we're up to date on all the rules," said Executive Director, Craig Miracle.

Some of these...

May 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

If you are looking for a safe place for your child during the afternoons this summer, that are also filled with learning, sports, sunshine, and activities turn to the Muskingum Family YMCA!

This week the YMCA kicked off its summer camps, and there is a wide selection to choose from besides traditional and adventure camps, that are grouped by age.

"Our Conservation Camp which begins next week and runs Monday and Wednesdays,” said Executive Director , Craig Miracle....

May 20, 2013 - 6:16pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

This week is open registration to sign your child up for the various summer camps at the Muskingum Family YMCA.

Camps begin next Tuesday and they are structured so that families can sign their children up for a day, two days, or weeks, in order to fit their schedule's needs.

"We have our traditional summer camp, which is kindergarten through 5th grade, entering kindergarten through fifth and then our adventure campers are students entering 6th through 8th grade and they get...

March 5, 2013 - 5:53pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Every year the Muskingum Family YMCA selects women to receive A Women of Achievement Award.

The eight categories are in business, education, health care, young adult, bright futures, special recognition and a lifetime service award. The women nominated must fit a certain criteria to win.

Executive Director, Craig Miracle said "One of the main things, is that you know how are they giving back to the community, role models for other women, open doors for other women, and has...

February 6, 2013 - 6:05pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

The Muskingum Family "Y" is kicking off its 2013 Strong Kids Campaign with several fundraisers.

The campaign will run from February 13th through March 29th. It begins with a box lunch fundraiser at Honeybaked Ham on Maple Avenue. For each lunch ordered before February 18th, Honeybaked Ham will contribute two dollars to the campaign. Proceeds from the Strong Kids Campaign ensure that no one is denied the opportunity to share the "Y" experience due to an inability to...

December 1, 2012 - 5:39pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

Runners laced up their tennis shoes and hit the pavement for a good cause.

On Saturday the Muskingum Family YMCA held the Zaney Reindeer 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk at Vista Golf Course in Nashport.  Executive Director Craig Miracle said about 50 runners and walkers took advantage of the mild December day.

"The money that we raise will go toward our financial assistance and scholarship programs to provide opportunities to families and youth in the community,"...

June 8, 2012 - 6:13pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Temperatures are expected to hit the nineties this weekend which means it is a perfect time to hit the pool.

The Muskingum Family "Y" on Adams Lane in Zanesville offers a great way to beat the heat.

Executive Director Craig Miracle offers tips for swimmers to have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

"We encourage people to bring sunscreen and plenty of water to drink and make sure they're re-applying the sunscreen and enjoying the pool, " said Miracle.


May 22, 2012 - 1:42pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

With the end of school year fast approaching, the Muskingum Family YMCA is gearing up for summer activities.

The pool on Adams Lane opens to the public Saturday, June 2nd.

Executive Director, Craig Miracle said maintenance crews have been working since March painting, and purchasing chemicals.

In addition to maintenance, Miracle said The Y will be working to provide more swimming lessons than in years past.

"One of the things we're featuring at the pool this year...

May 1, 2012 - 4:15pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

After years of planning and fundraising, financial plans for the Muskingum Recreation Center are
ready to be finalized.

Muskingum County Community Foundation Executive Director David Mitzel updated members of the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club about the plans, which he said have been in the works for over 5 years.

Mitzel also serves as the treasurer of the Recreation Center, and said the idea was proclaimed by Bob Joseph on April 25th 2007.

"We need to do a...

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