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Enroll in Historic Cancer Prevention Study-3, Nov. 19 at the Y

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The American Cancer Society is working on one of its biggest research projects ever — a ground-breaking study that will help prove what causes cancer and what does not. The Westport Weston Family Y is helping out by serving as an enrollment site for volunteers interested in participating in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Those […] [Read More]

Youth Fun Night for 4th-7th Graders at the Y, Saturday, Nov. 16

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On Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, the Westport Weston Family Y will be open just to 4th to 7th graders for Youth Fun Night. Youth Fun Nights are a Westport & Weston institution, and a great way to hang with friends or meet new ones. “Where else can you find swimming, basketball, […] [Read More]

The Y: We’re More Than You Know. We’re A Cause

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Everyone has heard of the Y. Since 1923, the Westport Weston Family Y has had a tremendous impact on our community, touching lives of all ages. But there’s so much more to the Y than many people realize. The Y enriches everybody in our community, whether they use the facility or not, by keeping our […] [Read More]

Water Rat Highlights: Freestyle Frenzy and Piranha Quadrathon

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team hosted its final Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy at the Y’s downtown facility on Nov. 9-10. And on Sunday, Nov. 10, a squad of the youngest Water Rat swimmers traveled to the Darien YMCA to compete in the Piranha 9 & Under Quadrathon. A frenzied weekend to […] [Read More]

Hafaday Over the Holidays at the Family Y: Dec. 30 – Jan. 3

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  The Westport Weston Family Y’s Hafaday Swim Lesson Program for children ages 4 to 8 years old will be offered for four days over the Holidays, Dec. 30 to Jan. 3 (no lesson on Jan. 1). Hafaday takes place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day. The children have a swim lesson and […] [Read More]

Commuter Parking Lot at Merritt Parkway Exit 41 Northbound to be Closed Nov. 15-26

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The Commuter Parking Lot at Exit 41 northbound off Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) in Westport, Connecticut, will be closed from Friday, November 15, through Tuesday, November 26, in order to reconstruct the lot. Improvements to the commuter parking lot at Exit 41 are under way as part of current construction improvements to the northbound Exit […] [Read More]

The Y’s Doc Doubleday: The War Years in Westport

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Note: Westporters have often heard the Doubleday name, as the town’s complex of athletic fields on Riverside Ave. is named in honor of the man who served the Y from 1923 to 1957, first as Physical Director and later as Membership Director. Generations of kids, old timers now, knew Francis Edgar “Doc” Doubleday as the […] [Read More]
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The Family Y, ‘A Place of Wellness and Friendship’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: One of my favorite things to write about is our members’ personal stories about the Family Y.  Ellen Brown is a beloved member.  I have never seen her come in and go past our Membership Services Desk without a warm smile or compliment.  She and her family have been valued members for […] [Read More]

Water Rat Swim Team Fall Roundup & Awards

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  Top swimmers and scholar athletes from the Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team took time off from an eventful Fall Short Course Season and preparations for the team’s premier home meet, the Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy on Nov. 9-10, to be recognized for their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 season. On November 3, Connecticut Swimming […] [Read More]

The Family Y Salutes Local Veterans at Annual Luncheon

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  They served their country in war zones and outposts the world over — from Korea to Kandahar, from Australia to the Aleutians, from France to Saigon. Some are hardly in their 20s, other are nearing 90. Our nation’s military veterans all share a deep, abiding bond. As Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn said in his invocation […] [Read More]