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Happy Campers Abound at Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013

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Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013, the special collaboration between the Westport Weston Family Y and Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, is now in full swing. Day campers from throughout our local communities are enjoying fun-filled weeks at Earthplace’s 62-acre nature sanctuary in Westport, daily trips to the Y for swimming and special excursions to exciting destinations […] [Read More]
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Lifeguard Training Course at the Family Y, Aug. 12-16

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The Westport Weston Family Y has added an additional Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course to our summer schedule. The class will take place August 12-16, from 5 pm to 9 pm each day. The Red Cross Lifeguard Training course emphasizes practical lifesaving skills and job-related responsibilities. Standard first aid and CPR/AED for the lifeguard are […] [Read More]
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Mini Mossman Youth Triathlon, Saturday at Calf Pasture Beach

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The Mini Mossman Youth Triathlon takes place this Saturday at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. The triathlon will feature three separate races for different age brackets. Organized by the Team Mossman Triathlon Club, the event will include age divisions for 4-6, 7-10 and 11-14. The youngest division will swim 20 yards, bike one mile (training […] [Read More]

Free BBQ Party at Compo Beach, July 11, for Stay Cool Westport

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Here’s a great way to show your support for our community and our environment — and enjoy a free BBQ party at Compo Beach on July 11, from 5:30 to 8 pm. This free community BBQ is being hosted by the Town of Westport’s Green Task Force to celebrate its highly successful Home Energy Challenge […] [Read More]

Latest Views of New Y at Mahackeno: “It’s All About the Steel”

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After six months of construction, the Westport Weston Family Y’s building project at Mahackeno continues on schedule and on budget. The steel framework for the first stage of the Y’s modern new home, a full-service 54,000 sq. ft. facility, is now being erected. The first of two major trusses has been lifted into place over […] [Read More]

Photo Highlights: Family Y Summer Camps and Classes

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If winter in our blessed part of Connecticut is sometimes a cold and slow slog, then summer is a sprint. Lazy days of summer? Not in our parts! School’s out, and though for many of our Y members and neighbors the summer recess means preparing to decamp to other locales, for our Y the first […] [Read More]

Mighty Moss Half Iron Triathlon, Sunday in Norwalk

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The 2nd Annual Mighty Moss Half Iron Triathlon takes place on Sunday, June 30, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. The race features a 1.2 mile swim in the Sound, a 56-mile bike ride on local bike-friendly routes and finishes with a 13.1 mile run. Billed as a final tune-up for racers doing the Ironman […] [Read More]

Family Y Gymnastic Team Competes at YMCA National Championship

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Fourteen gymnasts from the Family Y Competition Gymnastic team traveled with their Y coaches and parents to Savannah, Ga., this week to compete in the 2013 YMCA Gymnastic National Championship. Nearly 2,000 gymnasts from more than 100 YMCAs from across the country will be competing in the 3-day competition, which began Tuesday, June 25, with […] [Read More]
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‘Wear Sunscreen’ Really is the Best Tip for These Y Graduates

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Congratulations to our latest class of certified lifeguards, who completed a Red Cross training course at the Westport Weston Family Y over the past two weekends. “We’ve trained nearly 30 lifeguards so far this year,” says Nicole Turechek, the Family Y’s Aquatics Director. “These classes not only give young adults valuable training in terms of […] [Read More]

Survival of the Funnest at Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s special partnership with Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center, to host a combined summer day camp is off to a hot hot start! With this week’s heat wave, the special theme of this week’s Session 1 was particularly apt: Survival! The mission for this week: “Campers learn about the things they […] [Read More]