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The Y’s 2013 Strong Kids Triathlon: Highlights and Top Finishers

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The stormy skies from the night before gave way to a breezy, bright blue just in time for the seventh annual Strong Kids Triathlon, hosted by the Westport Weston Family Y and contested at Staples High School, Sunday morning, Sept. 22. Scores of young athletes swam, cycled and ran their way to medals and trophies […] [Read More]

Latest Views of New Y Under Construction at Camp Mahackeno

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  With summer largely in the rear-view mirror, the work crews “building what matters” at the Westport Weston Family Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus are now tasked with enclosing the building prior to the onset of cold weather. That’s not to say that the to-do list for the Y’s 54,000 sq. ft. facility is growing any […] [Read More]

Photo Highlights from the Y’s 90th Birthday Party

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  Hundreds of Y members and supporters turned out on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to join in the celebration of the Westport Weston Family Y’s 90th Birthday. The festivities on Church Lane included a special performance by the Y’s Showtime Exhibition Gymnastic Team; inflatables and other games for children; balloon sculpturist Danny Diamond; a display of […] [Read More]

Y’s 90th Birthday Party Today, 4-6 pm on Church Lane

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  In celebration of our 90 years of service to generations of members and our community, the Westport Weston Family Y will host a 90th Birthday Party on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. That’s today! From 4 to 6 pm, the Y’s Birthday celebrations will “take to the streets,” as we close Church Lane for a […] [Read More]

Bring-a-Friend Week On Tap for Family Y Dance Center

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The Fall Season of the Westport Weston Family Y’s Dance Center is off to a toe-tappin,’ high-spirited start, as you can see from the photo gallery above. The photos were taken on Monday, Sept. 16, the first day for wearing tutus, taps and costumes. The Y’s three studios were filled with young dancers in their […] [Read More]

Y to Launch Adventure Guides Parent-Child Program, Wed. Sept. 25

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On Wednesday, September 25, at 7 pm in the Bedford Room, The Westport Weston Family Y is holding an Open House to introduce  a great new opportunity for Y families, Adventure Guides. Adventure Guides is the YMCA’s oldest parent-child program, and today its purpose remains unchanged: to build a small community of parent-child pairs who […] [Read More]
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The Family Y Salutes Its Long-serving ‘Ambassadors’

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On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Westport Weston Family Y hosted its annual Ambassador Club Luncheon, which honors Y members of 25 years or more. For many of the attendees, 25 years is but a blink of the eye … Mike Laux, a Y Trustee, longtime Masters swimmer and coach of the Staples High School girls […] [Read More]
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The Bedford Family and the Family Y

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Two families, one shared story. The first family traces its roots in Westport to 1861. The second got its start on Sept. 5, 1923, and from that first day to the current day, the center of community life that is the Westport Weston Family Y owes a profound and lasting debt of gratitude, indeed its […] [Read More]

The Y’s After School Program Is at Home at Saugatuck Elementary

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It seems only fitting that the After School program run by the Westport Weston Family Y is operating this year at Saugatuck Elementary School. The fitting connection? Saugatuck was originally the Bedford Middle School, built with the support of Edward T. Bedford, who also founded the Family Y 90 years ago this month. Nearly 50 […] [Read More]

Family Y Ambassador Club Luncheon for 25-Year Members, Sept. 12

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The Family Y is hosting its seventh annual Ambassador Club Luncheon, for those who have been a member of the Family Y (or any other YMCA) for 25 years or more. If you’ve celebrated a quarter-century or more of Y membership, please join us on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Bedford Room at 12 noon […] [Read More]