For working parents, snow days spur search for child care


Williamsburg’s R. F. Wilkinson Family YMCA echoed with joyous shrieks and laughter Tuesday morning as about 20 school-aged children bounced basketballs and tossed footballs around the facility’s gymnasium. Although a weekend snow storm cancelled school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Historic Triangle, at least a couple dozen children still made it to the YMCA […]

Chesapeake Bank to collect school supplies for YMCA program

A YMCA bus arrives at JCPenney, full of children ready to shop for school clothes through the YMCA's Bright Beginnings program  (Hannah S. Ostroff/WYDaily)

Chesapeake Bank will collect school supplies and monetary donations at its Five Forks, Lightfoot and Lafayette Street branches from July 18 to 29 to support the R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program. Started in 2013, Bright Beginnings provides students in need with a backpack of school supplies and $150 in clothes and shoes to launch […]

YMCA Presents: Healthy Kids Day Fair

Event: Healthy Kids Fair & Open House Date: Saturday, April 26th Location: Peninsula YMCA Event Information: Want to build a happier, healthier kid? It all starts with the Healthy Kids Fair and Open House at your local Peninsula YMCA, on Saturday April 26th.  Stop by for healthy snacks and drinks, culinary arts activities, obstacle courses, interactive games, […]