Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 23, 2010

Well-Being in Brief: 12/23/2010

Y sets holiday hours, Christmas Camp

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA has announced holiday hours and is holding Christmas Camp today and Friday, and again Dec. 27-31 for children ages 5 to 15.

The Y will close at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. All Y facilities will be closed Christmas and New Year's Day.

Christmas Camp hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Dec. 27-30. Christmas and New Year's Eve hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants should bring both indoor and outdoor winter wear. Parents should present a copy of each child's immunization record and the most recent health appraisal performed by a physician.

The fee is $16 per day for YMCA members and $25 per day for non-members. Registration forms and health appraisal forms are available at

Medical Reserve Corps enlists help

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Medical Reserve Corps will sponsor a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 30, for potential volunteers.

The Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based network of volunteers that assists public health efforts in times of special need or disaster. The local MRC is looking for both practicing and retired health-care and non-medical volunteers to offer a full range of expertise to support existing local emergency and public health resources.

The informational meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Medical Control Authority, 3664 U.S. 31 South.

For details or if planning to attend, contact Jim Rinehart, 935-7840, or

For more information about the MRC, visit

Third Level collects old cell phones

TRAVERSE CITY — Third Level Crisis Intervention Center is collecting unwanted cell phones to raise money for crisis services.

Third Level provides immediate, free, flexible services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The donated cell phones are sent to Pace Butler Corp. in Oklahoma, a cell phone recycling company. It pays for cells phones it receives while ensuring that each phone is recycled.

Cell phones and batteries can be dropped off at Third Level, 1022 E. Front St.; Cartridge World, 3311 W. South Airport Road; Sprint, 2506 Crossing Circle, Suite C; the Wireless Zone, 2770 Silver Lake Road in Francisco Plaza; Verizon Wireless in the Grand Traverse Mall; and The Coffee Cup, 1329 S. Airport Road. Chargers and other accessories have no value and will not be accepted.

For more information, call 922-4802.

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