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Alexei Bachuretz Named New Health & Wellness Director for the Family Y

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The Westport Weston Family Y has recently welcomed new leadership to its Health & Wellness facilities and programming. Alexei Bachuretz joins the Family Y as the new Health & Wellness Director.  Alexei is excited to be leading our newly expanded Health & Wellness team as the Y prepares to open its new, 54,000 sq. ft. […] [Read More]
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A Sad Day for Our Community: Allen Raymond Passes Away at Age 91

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We sadly share the news that our beloved and admired Allen Raymond passed away at his home this morning. He was 91 — as he liked to point out, born in the same year as our Y. Said Rob Reeves, Family Y CEO, in an email sent to Y members and supporters today: “As with […] [Read More]
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Highlights: Water Rat Recognition Night, Apr. 25

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The Water Rat Parents Club and Y Swim Coaches hosted the annual WRAT Recognition Night at Bedford Middle School on Friday, Apr. 25. “This is by far my favorite team event,” said longtime Head Coach Ellen Johnston. “Recognition Night is the one event each year that brings together the entire Water Rat family to celebrate […] [Read More]
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Latest Views: New Y Rounding into Final Shape

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How far along is construction of the new Westport Weston Family Y? On Monday, Apr. 28, workmen attached the basketball hoops to the shiny new glass backboards in the gymnasium. James Naismith, who developed basketball in 1891 while teaching at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., would be pleased! To be sure, much work […] [Read More]
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Pickleball at the Y!

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Pickleball, one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., is now in play at the Westport Weston Family Y. As you can see from the photos above, it’s played with solid paddle racquets and a perforated, “Whiffle” type ball, on a 20 x 44 ft. court with a low-slung net. Played both indoors and out, […] [Read More]
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Y to Host Gala Opening Celebration at New Facility, Saturday, Oct. 11

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There is much work (and excitement) in the months ahead as the Westport Weston Family Y completes the task of Building What Matters – our modern new facility at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus just north of downtown Westport. The good news is that we remain on schedule for our opening early next fall, likely […] [Read More]
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National Volunteer Week, April 6-12 – A Time to Give Back

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National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, 2014 – a great time to take action and discover opportunities to give back and make a difference in your community. During National Volunteer Week, the Westport Weston Family Y joins the nation in encouraging individuals to seek ways to give back, while honoring those who dedicate themselves to […] [Read More]
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Family Y Gymnastics Program Finds New Home in Norwalk

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The Westport Weston Family Y is pleased to announce that it will relocate its Gymnastic Center to 145 Main St. in Norwalk, CT. The Y’s Gymnastics Program will occupy a specially designed, 6,500 sq. ft. space within the 47,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant building, owned by Stanley M. Seligson Properties. Scheduled to open in June, the […] [Read More]
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Y Mourns Sudden Passing of Dr. Saul Scherzer

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Our Y family is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing on Monday, March 24, of Dr. Saul Scherzer. Our condolences to his wife, Leah, and immediate family, and to all whose lives he touched, both in his professional life, his local community and here at the Westport Weston Family Y. Dr. Saul, as […] [Read More]
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Latest Views of New Family Y Under Construction at Mahackeno

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March! A welcome word, and one that certainly applies to the progress being made each day at the new Westport Weston Family Y taking final shape at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus in the northwest corner of town. The recent “second groundbreaking” – the excavation of the 10-lane lap pool inside the Strittmatter Family Aquatic […] [Read More]