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]

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]

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]

Y Volunteer Les Wolf Honored by CT Alliance of YMCAs

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Leslie L. Wolf was among the special honorees saluted for their community service by the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs at the group’s annual Y Leaders Dinner, held on Oct. 22 at the Courtyard Marriott in Waterbury. The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs comprises 22 Y operations, each volunteer led, and a powerful advocate of the needs […] [Read More]

One Year After Sandy, a New Y Rises at Mahackeno

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Midge’s Membership Blog: There were about 70 of us, all there to be the first ones to step inside of what will be the Westport Weston Family Y come next fall, if not before. We parked along the gravel entrance way of the construction site at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus, which is impressive. It […] [Read More]

Latest Photos of the New Family Y Project at Mahackeno

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  Scores of Y members, staffers and volunteer leaders toured the construction site of the new Westport Weston Family Y on Saturday, Oct. 26, getting a close-up view of the 54,000 sq. ft. facility scheduled to open in a matter of months. To view photos of Saturday’s tour and the construction progress to date, please […] [Read More]

Doc Doubleday, the Westport Y’s First Physical Director

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  Note: Opened in 1923, the Westport Weston Family Y celebrated its 90th Birthday with a festive block party in September 2013. The Y’s 90th Anniversary celebrations will continue through the coming year and will feature a series of articles that pay tribute to the individuals and families who have been central to our Y’s […] [Read More]

Halloween Spooktacular Highlights Family Week at the Y, Oct. 21-25

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  The Westport Weston Family Y is dedicated to the goal of being the premier family center in Westport and Weston. Through engagement with families, the Y helps them learn, grow and thrive, individually and together. See what we mean by viewing this new 2-minute video from Brian Russell of Red Shoe Film about our […] [Read More]

New Family Y: Construction Update & Latest Photos

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  “Welcome to your new Family Y.” That was the happy message delivered on Oct. 2 by Dan Drake, site manager for Turner Construction, to a group of 18 Y staffers who took part in the weekly Wednesday lunchtime tour of the new Y facility under construction at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus. To see […] [Read More]