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The Y’s Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, Apr. 27

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On Saturday, April 27, 9 am to 12 noon, the Westport Weston Family Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that encourages children to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys […] [Read More]

5 Reasons Why Kids Should Attend Summer Camp

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Find out more at Camp Open House, 1-3 pm, Saturday, Apr. 20 at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center and the Westport Weston Family Y’s Camp Mahackeno are teaming up to give kids and teens in our community an adventurous, active and healthy summer. Our joint summer day camp, Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer […] [Read More]

At the Family Y, Early Years Are Learning Years

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Early Learning Programs are celebrating the 2013 Week of the Young Child, Apr. 14-20. This annual celebration, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is designed to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families — and to recognize the early […] [Read More]

Get a Jump on Summer Camps at the Family Y

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Registration is under way for all of the Westport Weston Family Y’s camps and special programs taking place this summer. Don’t delay; sign up today! Click on the subhed links below to get started or visit www.westporty.org for more information. Earthplace-Mahackeno Since 1938, the Mahackeno Outdoor Center has been the setting for our Family Y’s […] [Read More]

Y Members Step Out of the Winter Doldrums

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Hello Friends! It’s been a while since I wrote my blog, and I’ve truly missed doing it. The birds are chirping, the sun is out and the temps are rising.  I’ve also noticed that many of our members are stepping out of the doldrums of winter cold and pale and “into the […] [Read More]

Water Rat Duo Swims for Elite CT State Team in Zones

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Family Y Water Rat Swim Team members Esme Hunter and Lily Kernaghan were among 70 swimmers representing the State of Connecticut at the 2013 Eastern Zone Short Course Championships held in Webster, N.Y., March 28-30. There were nine teams, from Maine to Maryland, participating in this elite swimming competition. Esme and Lily, both competing in […] [Read More]

Water Rats Compete in YMCA Short Course National Championship

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The 2013 Westport Weston Family Y Water Rats National Team competed at the 2013 YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, NC, April 3-6. The team, comprised of eight male swimmers, finished 33rd out of 55 teams entered in the mens division. Scoring for the Waters Rats were Jonathan Blansfield (5th in the 500 Free […] [Read More]

“First Pour” at Mahackeno — Laying the Foundation of Our New Y (video, photos)

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Leaders from the Y’s volunteer governing boards, staff and construction partners gathered at the Y’s Mahackeno campus on Friday, Apr. 5, to witness a milestone achievement in the construction of the new Y facility. Shortly after 10 am, the first cement truck arrived at the building site to pour concrete for the foundation of the […] [Read More]

Y Support for SpinOdyssey2013 and Race for the Cure Events

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The Westport Weston Family Y is proud to support the first annual Fairfield County Race for the Cure, scheduled to take place in Westport at Sherwood Island State Park on Saturday, May 11, Mother’s Day weekend. Conducted by the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the family event raises awareness and funds […] [Read More]

Spring Break Programs at the Family Y, Apr. 15-19

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Registration is now under way for a host of special programs and activities taking place at the Westport Weston Family Y during the upcoming Spring Recess for local schools, Apr. 15-19. These special programs are open to Y Members and non-members alike. Splash! Week. Our newest learn-to-swim program is a great way to introduce young […] [Read More]