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A group of women participate in a workout class at the New Richmond Area Centre on Friday, Jan. 24. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

More than a gym: New Richmond Area Centre celebrates fifth anniversary

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As the New Richmond Area Centre celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend with a massive birthday blowout, board members and founding staff members are celebrating much more.

Over the past five years, the organization has taken ownership of a failing fitness facility and turned it into a community gathering space suitable for all types of people — which just happens to have a great pool and fitness center inside.

New beginning

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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