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"...Animal advocates and parks advocates alike were in alarm mode early this week as news broke that the city is in negotiations with the YMCA to give land and funding for a new aquatics center near the Y's Town Lake branch – possibly impinging on the tract formerly occupied by the Town Lake Animal Center, and now being used as a temporary shelter by Austin Pets Alive!...."
"...While Queer 13 celebrates a painful time in the lives of gay and lesbian teens to which all readers can easily relate, Take the Young Stranger by the Hand: Same-Sex Relations and the YMCA by John Donald Gustav-Wrathall provides the history of an institution which saw its pop apotheosis in a Village People song that extolled the joys of an experience common to a more limited sector of the population. The cover of this book shows a tableau circa 1940 in which men in various states of undress are enjoying the convivial atmosphere afforded by the dressing room at the local YMCA..."
"...In January 2015, when the Aquatics division of the city's Parks and Recreation Department faced down yet another summer of citywide lifeguard shortages, staff decided to try a new way to hit their numbers – by targeting younger lifeguards. Together with the Austin Independent School District and YMCA, PARD launched SwimATX, a learn-to-swim program, which not only counts toward high schoolers' P.E..."
"...YMCA CAMP FLAMING ARROW Faith, caring, honesty, responsibility, and respect. These are the things YMCA holds dear, and what they hope kids will learn and practice at their good 'ol fashioned summer camp Flaming Arrow..."
"...It's clear our readers bray in unison about some things, and this year marks a decade of pinning the winning tail on Eeyore. Sponsored by the University YMCA each spring, nothing mirrors our far-flung diversity more than this unrivaled spectacle..."
"...Since PARD, after all, owns the park, this would seem to be a simple task, but Eeyore's -- titularly sponsored by the University YMCA, with funds raised from concessions and merchandise (admission to the party itself is free) going to a herd of local charities and community groups -- has quite the large contingent of fans, and to date any attempts to dislocate the Silly Old Bears from the Hundred Acre Wood have blown up in their backers' faces. The last time the issue went before the City Council itself for an up-or-down vote, in 1984, Eeyore's won 7-0...."
"...Fresh from retreating on controversial plans in 2011 to privatize the Dottie Jordan and Austin Recreation Centers, PARD again found itself in hot water at the start of 2012 over a plan that would have allowed the YMCA to build an aquatics center on prime city-owned property along the north shore of Lady Bird Lake...."
"...The city's Environmental Portal at www.cityofaustin.org/environmental is another handy resource cataloging all its greening initiatives. – Daniel Mottola Lady Bird Lake YMCA Master Plan..."
"...YMCA CAMPS offer a variety of programs. Theme and Kinder camps focus on something new each week, from music to science to theatre, art, and sports, while Adventure Camp gets kids outdoors for rope-climbing, tubing, fishing, and even one overnight camping trip..."
"...He also said we can expect the opening of the new El Chilito at the corner of Manor and Cherrywood for coffee and take-out tacos by the end of the month... Drop into the Cafe at Central Market Westgate (4521 Westgate Blvd., 899-4300) and order some dessert for a special treat: As a summer project, kids from the TownLake YMCA have been painting scenes on dessert plates, and the folks at the cafe then bake them in the oven to set the food-safe paints..."
"...YMCA Since your grandpappy was a young whippersnapper, the YMCA has been around to give kids a chance to do sports and bond with others. The Austin YMCA offers a wide variety of summer day camps to choose from..."
"...Pease Park, 1100 Kingsberry, YMCA, 448-5160http://www.spamtown.com/ymca/index.html..."
"...YMCA North, 1000 W. Rundberg, 9am-5pm..."
"...THURSDAY, MARCH 1 YMCA Northwest, 5807 McNeil, 8am-6pm Sam Houston Bldg., 201 E. 14th, 8am-5pm North Austin Muslim Center, 11900 N..."
"...Springdale Hills resident, Helen grew up in District 1, moved out of state for a while, then settled in the East Austin neighborhood in the early 1990s. She takes great pride in her community, and votes in Precinct 122 at the East Communities YMCA...."
"...Northwest YMCA, 5807 McNeil, 8am-noon..."
"...The Roman Catholic Church has jilted a Michigan YMCA over its support for marriage equality. It Came from the Tubes..."
"...North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg, 2-5pm..."
"...• A couple in Tyler is alleging that the local YMCA is discriminating against LGBT families...."
"...While this zany cast of characters provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, the locations themselves function like quieter punchlines set in the background of each shot: the cheap motel, the YMCA, the bar where locals park themselves under the same neon beer signs night after night. Even the half-finished houses on newly developed plots suggest perpetually deferred hopes of upward mobility in a small town; one belongs to Orlando's brother Romeo (played by Chris Doubek), who dreams of being Priddy's mayor, but seems doomed to be forever mayor pro tem...."