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May 30 2014 front doors

Latest Photos of New Y at Mahackeno, Now 85% Complete

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The summer season has begun, and by the end of it the new Westport Weston Family Y will be open. Construction of the first stage of the Y’s modern new home at its Mahackeno campus is now 85 percent complete. The 18-month, $38.5 million project remains on schedule and on budget. It’s punch-list time. To […] [Read More]
The Bedford Lobby in 1923.

If the Y’s Walls Could Talk . . .

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Midge’s Membership Blog: In anticipation of the last Annual Meeting of the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East on June 16, Membership Coordinator Midge Deverin was reflecting on how much has transpired in this building over the past 91 years. She writes: If these walls could talk… They would tell you about […] [Read More]
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Take 5 at the Y This Summer: 5 Free Visits!

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What kind of health & wellness program at the Westport Weston Family Y will work for you — and your family? From May 27 until July 31, the Family Y is making it easy to find out. We’re giving you and your kids 5 FREE visits to our Y’s facility in downtown Westport, so everyone […] [Read More]
The Y's downtown Westport home since 1923.

Y’s 90th Annual Meeting on June 16 to Include Y Staff Reunion & Open House

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s 90th Annual Meeting of the Association will take place on Monday, June 16, starting at 4:30 pm in the Y’s Bedford Building. The yearly gathering of the local nonprofit organization’s members and volunteer leaders is when our Y conducts its official business; honors youth, staff and volunteers for their service; […] [Read More]
The new Y's Welcome Center.

A New Y Filled with Opportunities for Family Fun and Fitness

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When the Westport Weston Family Y’s modern new home opens early this fall, local families will discover all kinds of exciting new ways to find their fit at the Family Y. For starters, there’s the location: Situated at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus, just north of downtown Westport along the Saugatuck River at Exit 41 […] [Read More]
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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]
Allen, on a last visit to his beloved Compo Cove summer home in early April. With him is his daughter Cynthia and his dear friend Pat Broderick.

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]
April 27 2014 dinner web

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]
Apr 28, 2014 gym.web

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]
Pickleball is played indoors and out...

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]