YMCA http://wxpr.org en Northland Pines to Take Over Eagle River YMCA http://wxpr.org/post/northland-pines-take-over-eagle-river-ymca <p>The YMCA of&nbsp;the Northwoods is stepping away from its facility in Eagle River.&nbsp; As of March 1<sup>st</sup> the Northland Pines School District will run the fitness center that’s housed at Northland Pines High School.</p><p>YMCA Interim CEO Laurie Schlitt says the Eagle River facility has been operating at an average loss of $15,000 a year, subsidized by fundraising and the Rhinelander location.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:41:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14074 at http://wxpr.org National Event Highlights Afterschool Programs http://wxpr.org/post/national-event-highlights-afterschool-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local organizations are helping put the spotlight on the importance of afterschool programs.&nbsp; Lights On Afterschool is an event happening nationwide.&nbsp; Old School Arts and Learning Center is having an open house Wednesday.&nbsp; Director Louise </span>Perreault<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says programs are intended to keep kids from having to be home alone after school.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:22:12 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9350 at http://wxpr.org Couch Potato Race http://wxpr.org/post/couch-potato-race <p>Seeing a&nbsp;couch in a parking lot is hardly a fortuitous event, until&nbsp;you're&nbsp;driving around town contemplating entry in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ymcaofthenorthwoods.org/couch_potato_race.html" target="_blank">YMCA of the Northwoods'&nbsp;Couch Potato Race</a>. The race will be held&nbsp;August 31 in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Potatofest" target="_blank">PotatoFest Rhinelander</a>.</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:41:23 +0000 Peg Arnold 6017 at http://wxpr.org Couch Potato Race Swim Lessons, Life Jackets Save Lives http://wxpr.org/post/swim-lessons-life-jackets-save-lives <P>May is Water Safety Month.</P> <P>The Head Swim Instructor at the YMCA of the Northwoods Karen Fiocchi says it's a good time to learn to swim and think safety.</P> <P>Fiocchi says learning to swim and wearing life jackets in a boat are the best ways to prevent drowning...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....the Oneida County Drowing Prevention Task Force has helped with the DNR's program to have life jacket loaner stations we also say when kids are in swim lessons, 'reach or throw--don't go'. Fri, 17 May 2013 20:54:27 +0000 Ken Krall 2350 at http://wxpr.org Swim Lessons, Life Jackets Save Lives