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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]

Summer Has Officially Begun at the Family Y!

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Summer has officially begun at the Y! The familiar sound of thundering feet of youngsters as they make their way past the Membership Desk lets us know that our Hafaday summer camp is in full swing.  Designed for children ages 4 to 8 and held each weekday from 8:45 am to 12:30 […] [Read More]

A Shout-Out to “Mr. Paul,” the Y’s Employee of the Year

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Paul Watson never looks for special attention for himself; he’s just the opposite. His specialty is finding situations that may be going astray and quietly correcting whatever may be going wrong.  Taking credit for any of the fires that he puts out on a daily basis as a Y staffer is completely beyond him. That […] [Read More]

Merritt Exit 41 Traffic Mitigation Project Set to Begin in July

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The Westport Weston Family Y has announced that construction work at Exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway is expected to commence the week of July 15. This project is intended to help with traffic mitigation related to the construction of the new Y facility at the Y’s Mahackeno campus, adjacent to the interchange and the […] [Read More]

Honorees and Photo Highlights from Family Y’s 89th Annual Meeting

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Annual Meeting of the Association was held Monday, June 17, in the Bedford Room of the Y’s downtown facility. At the meeting – the 89th since the Y was founded in 1923 – Family Y volunteers, staff and members gathered to recognize outgoing Board Members for their service and to […] [Read More]