St. Nick with some of his helpers at our annual Pizza with Santa party.

A Happy & Healthy Merry Christmas from the Family Y

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  Midge’s Membership Blog: The carriage horses are clippety-clopping down Church Lane, right outside our window, and I know Christmas must be here.  Well, soon enough. There’s hardly a parking spot to be had downtown, though the piles of snow from last week have melted, making it easier for holiday shoppers to get from store […] [Read More]
A view of Camp Mahackeno, taken Dec. 10.

Family Y to Combine Hafaday and Mahackeno Summer Camps for 2014

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This summer, the Westport Weston Family Y will conduct Mahackeno summer day camp in conjunction with its Hafaday Swim Lesson Program at the Y’s downtown facility. The joint Hafaday-Mahackeno 2014 camp program will have 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 16 and ending the week of Aug. 22. Registration for Hafaday begins Monday, Jan. 6; for […] [Read More]
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Latest Views of New Y Under Construction at Mahackeno

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The scores of workers at the construction site of the new Westport Weston Family Y facility at Mahackeno are busy as Santa’s elves these days, as they continue to “Build What Matters” for our community. Progress continues each day on the Y’s new 54,000 sq. ft. Bedford Family Center, the first stage of the new […] [Read More]

New Photos of Family Y on Newly Christened ‘Allen Raymond Lane’

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Significant milestones continued to be reached at the Westport Weston Family Y’s Mahackeno campus, where construction of the Y’s new 54,000 sq. ft. facility is proceeding on schedule and on budget. Each work day, some 75 skilled tradesmen and technicians are on now onsite, and cumulatively have now surpassed 50,000 worker hours since construction of […] [Read More]

New First Selectman Marpe Steps Away from Y Trustee Board

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The Westport Weston Family Y announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Jim Marpe from its volunteer Board of Trustees effective Monday, Nov. 18. Marpe was sworn in as Westport’s new First Selectman later that day, along with several dozen other town officials elected in the Nov. 5 election. After announcing his candidacy […] [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]

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]

Honoring 90 Years of Y Families

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  What’s in a name? Tradition. Respect. Gratitude. The Westport Weston Family Y has recognized many notable benefactors, volunteer leaders and staff members over the course of its 90-year history. It’s a legacy preserved by plaques, paintings and photographs on our walls; a tribute paid by bestowing a special name on a special place within […] [Read More]