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Neighborhood YMCA at Reynolds Village to Host Open House

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Biltmore Park

WOODFIN, NC – The YMCA of Western North Carolina is hosting Bagels and Banter, presented by Crescent PPO, with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, at the new Neighborhood YMCA at Reynolds Village in Woodfin, 8-9 a.m. July 30. This event was formerly known as Doughnuts and Dialogue.

See the new Neighborhood YMCA at Woodfin and enjoy a quick and healthy breakfast. Ingles dietitian Leah McGrath will discuss healthy meal ideas, and will present with Mayor Terry Bellamy during the breakfast.

Bagels and Banter provides an opportunity for the YMCA to showcase the community-building work Pioneering Healthier Community Committees are doing in the Asheville area. Attendees will learn about a variety of groups including schools, businesses, and local government involved in making Asheville a healthier place to live, work and play.

The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call Kristen Weaver, director of association wellness, at (828) 210-9658, e-mail, [email protected] or visit www.ymcawnc.org.

Woodfin YMCA at Reynolds Village Opens with Official Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Woodfin YMCA

WOODFIN, NC – Reynolds Mountain Communities CEO Kirk Boone introduced Woodfin Mayor Jerry Vehaun last Friday, who was among a number of politicians, business and community leaders and local citizens attending the Neighborhood YMCA at Woodfin ribbon cutting ceremony.

On hand were Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy, State Representatives Susan Fisher and Bruce Goforth, Asheville Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Richard Lutovsky, YMCA CEO Paul Vest, YMCA VP of Operations John Mikos, YMCA Board Member Bob Roberts, and dozens of others. After a series of introductions, Mayor Vehaun, assisted by Representative Susan Fisher, used an enormous pair of scissors to cut a ceremonial ribbon, marking the official opening of the Neighborhood YMCA at Woodfin.

See the temporary Woodfin YMCA page.

Woodfin/North Asheville YMCA to Open April, 2009

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

WOODFIN, NC – The YMCA of Western North Carolina continues to make progress with the completion of their new facility located at Reynolds Village in Woodfin, NC. Located just one mile past Beaver Lake, the new facility will serve as an anchor to the 300,000 square foot commercial project and cater to members living in North Buncombe County and the surrounding area.

The anticipated opening of the Woodfin branch of the YMCA, dubbed the "Neighborhood YMCA at Woodfin," has been finalized and will happen on Friday, April 1, 2009 according to the new location’s Director LaTisha Steele. The new branch will occupy the entire second floor of a three story mixed-use building in Reynolds Village. Reynolds Village is the evolution of Reynolds Mountain that promises to become the new center of commercial activity in Woodfin and North Asheville. The 70 acre rolling tract of land features a mix of classic North Carolina downtown buildings — facades culled from historic towns all over the Carolinas.

Merrimon Avenue will also be extended into and through the new downtown corridor as North Merrimon Avenue. A master planned development, Reynolds Mountain Communities will allow residents to live and work, shop and dine, exercise and relax in a pedestrian and bicycle friendly 500 acres, complete with green spaces, parks, preserves, fountains and public works of art.

"I cannot imagine Reynolds Village without the Neighborhood YMCA. With its commitment to total wellness and accessibility, the YMCA is an invaluable resource in our community. Its further expansion into North Buncombe County is much needed," said Reynolds Mountain CEO Kirk Boone.