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Good News for the New Year: Zoning Permit Issued for Y at Mahackeno

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s campaign to fund and construct a modern, sustainable new home on our Mahackeno campus has been years’ long and at times imperiled. But thanks to the steadfast support of our members, the tireless efforts of the volunteer leaders who guide us, and the selfless contributions from hundreds of donors from […] [Read More]

Family Y Gymnasts Shine at Holiday Shows

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The Family Y’s acclaimed Gymnastic teams dazzled audiences throughout our community this holiday season. In addition to performing their annual holiday show at the Y on Dec. 17 to a packed house, our gymnasts made holiday visits to Westport’s Center for Senior Activities, the Fairfield Regional Center, Side by Side Charter School and the Danbury […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Gymnastics

Just Add Water (and Fun) at Annual Water Rat Intrasquad Meet

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The Family Y’s annual Water Rat “Red & Blue” Intrasquad swim meet took place Saturday, December 21, and rarely has our Y been the scene of such high energy and holiday cheer. Postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Sandy, this casual “total team” event featured more than 150 young swimmers participating in fun […] [Read More]

Christmas Comes Early for Y Child Care Kids

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The Family Y’s Child Care Center is bustling once again, after reopening on Dec. 10 following six weeks of rebuilding due to flood damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. During the last week of classes before the holiday break, our Y Child Care kids got a wonderful package: A sheaf of hand-drawn cards and a generous […] [Read More]

Earthplace and Mahackeno to Collaborate on 2013 Summer Camp

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The Westport Weston Family Y and Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center have announced plans to conduct a joint camp next summer at Earthplace. Located at 10 Woodside Lane in Westport, Earthplace is situated among a 62-acre wildlife sanctuary that features an interactive natural history museum, over two miles of trails, live animal hall, Birds of […] [Read More]

Free Public Swim at the Family Y, Friday, Dec. 28, 1-4 pm

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The Westport Weston Family Y is pleased to invite local families to enjoy a free swim in our pools on Friday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 pm. Family Y membership is not required, though participants are asked to check in at the Member Services Desk at our Church Lane entrance. The Y’s six-lane Stauffer […] [Read More]
Categories: Community

Highlights from the Y’s Welcome Back Celebration

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The Family Y’s “Welcome Back!” Celebration, held Tuesday evening, Dec. 11 at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, was the setting for fellowship, a farewell, glad tidings and no shortage of holiday snacks and sweets, courtesy of the dozens of Y members and supporters who attended our “potluck dessert” gathering. The fellowship was evident in the […] [Read More]
Categories: Community

First Night Festivities at the Family Y

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First Night Westport/Weston is a community-wide celebration of New Year’s Eve through the arts.  Over thirty events featuring performances for children, teens and adults are presented throughout downtown Westport. One of the primary destinations is our Family Y, from the horse-drawn carriage rides that begin near the front steps of the Bedford Building to all […] [Read More]
Categories: Community

Pizza with Santa at the Family Y, Friday, Dec. 14, 6-7:15 pm

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One of the Family Y’s favorite holiday treats takes place on Friday, Dec. 14, when Santa makes a special visit … and brings pizza! Kids, bring a healthy appetite, your wish lists and sit on Santa’s lap! The festivities take place in the Bedford Room and Lobby, from 6 to 7:15 pm and include cookie […] [Read More]
Categories: Community

Lessons Learned from the Family Y’s ‘Lost November’

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Now that the Westport Weston Family Y has succeeded with its repairs to flood damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and re-opened after a month-long closure, it’s worth reviewing what we’ve learned as a result of our Y’s “lost November.” Frist, the Y’s vintage electric switch gear, which is housed in a sub-level of our facility […] [Read More]