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Updated: 04/19/2017 05:16:51PM

Color/LG BlueQuestion & Answer with retiring YMCA leader Ken Modzelewski

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Ken Modzelewski

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Ken and Kathi Modzelewski

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The Punta Gorda YMCA provides many summer camp opportunities for area children.

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The North Port Family YMCA has an extensive lineup of well-attended group exercise classes.

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Children have some fun with their instructor at the Franz Ross Park YMCA, in Port Charlotte.

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Each July, the Warren Loranger Englewood Family YMCA hosts the Englewood Sprint Triathlon, which is open to individuals and teams.

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Treyvon Roby-Bermudez plays keep away with Brady Kern and Nolan Yusk at Manasota Beach during last July's YMCA camp.

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YMCA's Adventure campers in Englewood last summer.

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YMCA campers gather around Amanda Racioppi, assistant camp director, while she discusses the bone structure of a bottlenose dolphin at a program last summer in North Port.

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Management has been changing at YMCAs in the region, with the Venice leadership team taking over Charlotte County and North Port's YMCA work.

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Eight- and nine-year children playing YMCA basketball earlier this year in Englewood.

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YMCA basketball featuring Englewood children earlier this year.

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YMCA's Resolution Run in Englewood in November.

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YMCAs in the region offer a variety of sports.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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This is not your grandfather’s YMCA.

And this most certainly is not his grandfather’s The Young Men’s Christian Association, which debuted June 6, 1844, in London to offer Bible study and prayer to men largely living in the streets.

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