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Member spotlight: The Havrilka Family

September 21, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – Moving across the country, or even the continent for that matter, during a worldwide epidemic is probably a little bit unsettling. For Josh and Erin Havrilka and their children Hunter (12), Harper (10), Holden (8) and Haylee (4), making an instant connection with the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center sure helped ease…

Group and water exercise now free with membership

August 28, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has announced a major boost to its membership package. Fresh off its $4.5 million renovation, the YMCA is now including group and water exercise classes with membership at no additional charge. “We want to make sure we are always delivering the best value possible for our…

Heather Poll promoted to director at the YMCA’s Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center

August 6, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center at the Northern Lights YMCA has a new director. Heather Poll, a lead teacher in the preschool room, has been promoted to director after the retirement of previous director Sue Nelson. “We are excited and thrilled to have Heather as our new director in…

YMCA re-opening June 10

June 8, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – Closed per state mandate since mid March due to the threat of the coronavirus, the Northern Lights YMCA is finally reopening its doors to the community. The YMCA Dickinson Center is set to open Wednesday, June 10 at 5 a.m. The full facility will be open, including the pool. “We are so…

Achieving wellness, one step at time

May 28, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – After a 46-year nursing career, Mary Negro entered retirement, but she knew she needed to lose weight and get in better physical shape in order to fully enjoy her golden years. “I pretty much turned into a slug and gained weight,” she said. “All the years of nursing had taking a toll…

New YMCA pool stages first youth swim meet

February 12, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – Northern Lights YMCA youth swim team hosted its first meet at the new pool at the Dickinson Center Saturday. The Polar Plunge pitted NLYMCA swimmers against teams from both the Marquette and Marinette/Menominee YMCAs. “The first meet in our new pool was a huge success,” NLYMCA head coach Tanner Walsh said. “Our…

2020 Annual Campaign kicks off

January 16, 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center kicked off its 2020 Annual Campaign Thursday evening at Pine Grove Country Club. The YMCA Annual Campaign raises money so that all in the Dickinson County and surrounding communities can have access to YMCA membership, programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.…

YMCA Pool Opens

November 18, 2019

IRON MOUNTAIN — After nearly eight months of construction, the new pool at the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center opened today. The pool — the crown jewel and final portion of the Y’s $4.5 million Capital Campaign renovation — opened to YMCA members, Capital Campaign donors and registered class participants today. Non-members and the general…

Newsletter: September 2019

September 13, 2019

The remodeling of the fitness center is complete. And now, thanks in part to a generous donation, the Dickinson Program Center will be getting 16 brand new bikes… View September 2019 Newsletter (PDF)