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A heat advisory has been issued for St Joseph County for June 28. The National Weather Service says temperatures will continue to rise into the mid-90s Thursday. They advise that we all take extra precautions when working our spending time outdoors. Try to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

A good idea would be to review the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, wear light weight and loose-fitting clothing if possible, and drink plenty of WATER.

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Proudly announcing the upcoming 3-for-3 Triathlon, set for August 26 in South Bend, are the Center for the Homeless, YMCA OF MICHIANA, INC. and the Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center. These three agencies are joining forces to create what is sure to be the highlight of the summer season.

The 3-for-3 triathlon will include the three traditional segments (swim, bike and run), but with a twist. For those who do not consider themselves swimmers or are looking for an new challenge, the option is offered to substitute a kayak for that leg of the race.

MICHIANA FAMILY YMCA is offering a free 8-week training program for registered participants, beginning this week.

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The good news: the weather forecast for Memorial Day Weekend is sunny and warm. No problem planning that barbeque with family and friends. You can count on getting outside for a parade, biking, walking, swimming, boating, gardening -- all the things that make summer fun!

The bad news: exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can have negative long-term side effects.

We want you to be healthy, so here are some fact from the Skin Cancer Foundation to help you enjoy Summer the way it was meant to be: outside!

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.