Longsworth Insurance: Come hail or high water

Longsworth Insurance: Come hail or high water

No one wants to imagine their home being flooded, struck by lightning, or burglarized. We purchase homeowners insurance and count on it to protect us should we experience damage or property loss. But until tragedy strikes, many of us aren’t sure exactly what our policy will and won’t cover. “Your home is your castle, perhaps […]

Basketball tourney honors memory of Rockwall student

Basketball tourney honors memory of Rockwall student

Enjoy a day of hoops, celebrate the life of Cameron Echols The 6th Annual Cameron Echols Memorial Basketball Tournament will be Saturday, Feb. 25. Games will be played at the Rockwall YMCA, Williams Middle School and the Rockwall ISD Administration Building. The tournament honors the memory of Cameron Echols, a 13-year-old Rockwall student and athlete […]

Neighbors helping neighbors

Neighbors helping neighbors

(VIDEO: Tori’s testimony) Support the YMCA Partners Campaign, help strengthen your local community Every day, the Dallas YMCA serves as a gathering place for the community. Kids pour in after school to play and do homework. Seniors meet for coffee, group activities, and to connect with one another. Future leaders are born as teens learn […]

Love stories from the YMCA

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the holiday. I love it because I think any celebration of love is a great thing. I dislike it because, being single, the holiday always brings with it a feeling of missing out on something- or when you are in a couple, […]

MusicFest to roast Mike Atkins of Rockwall Y

Following a tradition of honoring citizens who have made significant contributions to the Rockwall community, Mike Atkins, Executive Director of the Rockwall County Family YMCA, will be the subject of MusicFest’s Ninth Annual Celebrity Roast on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Occasions at Stone River in Royse City. Atkins has served  as executive director of the Rockwall Y […]

Y kicks off Partners Campaign, assists local families

The Rockwall Family YMCA kicked off its annual Partners Campaign Monday with executive director Mike Atkins announcing a fundraising goal of $150,000 – money that will be used to ensure that “no child is turned away from the Y due to financial hardship.” Members of the Y Board of Management, Y staff, city officials and […]

Five resolutions that strengthen your life, your community

Five resolutions that strengthen your life, your community

The New Year is a time for new beginnings. For the Y – a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – one of the most important resolutions is to resolve to make positive changes that strengthen individuals as well as entire communities. Following are five New Year’s Resolutions […]

Human connection: an important piece of wellness

I am a part of all that I have met. – Alfred Tennyson All people crave a connection to others. We all just want to feel as if we matter, we want to fit in with someone, have people understand our true spirit. (This is one reason I believe that Facebook has become so popular; […]

46-year Rockwall County resident, law veteran to run for Constable

(Rockwall County) Trey Chaney has announced his candidacy for Rockwall County Constable, Precinct 2.  Chaney is a 46-year resident of Rockwall County and is running on the basic principles of integrity, in serving the people of the community in which he and his family live.  Chaney prides himself in his record of experience both in business […]

Y Challenge connects people, transforms lives

Y Challenge connects people, transforms lives

(Rockwall County) The holidays can be a stressful time for almost everyone.  The Rockwall County Family YMCA recently hosted a Transformation Challenge, which helped participants get fit, healthy and ready for the holidays.  Many great participants signed up, both from our Y membership and from our staff.  One way that the YMCA is different is the sense of community […]