WARREN - The Trumbull County YMCA has launched a new website to better publicize its happenings and events.
Rich Denamen, interim director at the YMCA, said the website was launched this week.
''This is our venture into the 21st century. We were encouraged to do this by some of leaders in the community who wanted to learn about the YMCA,'' he said.
The website -
thetcymca.org - includes schedules, YMCA news, programs, senior and youth opportunities, and special events.
Wendy Marvin, assistant director, said the site was a long time in coming and lets the YMCA better connect to the community with information instead of just with fliers and newsletters.
The YMCA has also started its Window of Opportunity campaign to help replace aged windows. Denamen said there are plans to replace the original windows from 1928 on the bottom two floors of the building and is currently seeking sponsors to do it.
''This will be a major project. We call it the 'window of opportunity to relieve its panes,''' he said.
Denamen said the first floor has seven large windows and two small windows. The top floor has 21 windows. Vista Windows of Warren is scheduled to do the work.
Marvin said the project will enhance the exterior appearance and provide more comfortable inside space while lowering utility bills.
Individuals, groups or businesses can sponsor a window for $250, and their name will be placed on the window.
Checks can be made to the Trumbull County YMCA. For information call 330-394-1565.
Despite all the activity, the organization continues to offer programs through the summer.
Marvin said the Howland Recreational Program has been working with the YMCA to offer swim lessons for two weeks in June.
Also during the summer the YMCA is holding a children's summer camp that includes swimming, basketball, crafts and field trips.
''We have expanded our opportunities for youth thanks to a sponsorship from General Motors,'' Denamen said.
Paulette Edington, program director, said 70 children are participating in the daily 12-week program that runs through August.
She said there also are classes on cycling, sign language, water aerobics and hip hop youth dancing.
''The camp allows the children to reunite with their friends from school during the summer. It will be a busy summer here,'' Edington said.