Latest Views of New Y Under Construction at Camp Mahackeno

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  With summer largely in the rear-view mirror, the work crews “building what matters” at the Westport Weston Family Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus are now tasked with enclosing the building prior to the onset of cold weather. That’s not to say that the to-do list for the Y’s 54,000 sq. ft. facility is growing any […] [Read More]

Photo Highlights from the Y’s 90th Birthday Party

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  Hundreds of Y members and supporters turned out on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to join in the celebration of the Westport Weston Family Y’s 90th Birthday. The festivities on Church Lane included a special performance by the Y’s Showtime Exhibition Gymnastic Team; inflatables and other games for children; balloon sculpturist Danny Diamond; a display of […] [Read More]

The Bedford Family and the Family Y

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Two families, one shared story. The first family traces its roots in Westport to 1861. The second got its start on Sept. 5, 1923, and from that first day to the current day, the center of community life that is the Westport Weston Family Y owes a profound and lasting debt of gratitude, indeed its […] [Read More]

Time-lapse Video of New Y ‘Rising from the Ground’ at Mahackeno

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  One month after the official “Topping Off” ceremony and installation of a special signed beam of steel, the Westport Weston Family Y’s building project continues on schedule and on budget. “We’re exactly where we wanted to be at this point in the year,” reports Dan Drake, senior site manager for Turner Construction Co. To […] [Read More]

‘Beached Whales’ at Earthplace-Mahackeno. Next week? ‘Birds’

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Another fun week has just wrapped up for the 120-plus campers who attended the sixth weekly session of Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013, the special partnership between Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center and the Westport Weston Family Y. This week’s special theme was “Oceans,” and Friday’s special activities included a Water Olympics and a giant game […] [Read More]
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Photo Highlights: ‘Topping Off’ the New Y

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The Westport Weston Family Y celebrated an important milestone in the construction of its new facility at Mahackeno on Wednesday, July 31. As several dozen Y members, staff and supporters looked on, ironworkers from United Steel “topped off” the building by installing the crowning piece of steel within the structure’s framework. The white 20 ft. […] [Read More]

Public Info Session About Construction Progress of New Family Y, July 16

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The Westport Weston Family Y has scheduled its third informational session about the status of the construction of the new Y facility at our 32-acre Mahackeno campus north of downtown Westport. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30 pm in the 2nd floor Board Room […] [Read More]

Happy Campers Abound at Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013

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Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013, the special collaboration between the Westport Weston Family Y and Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, is now in full swing. Day campers from throughout our local communities are enjoying fun-filled weeks at Earthplace’s 62-acre nature sanctuary in Westport, daily trips to the Y for swimming and special excursions to exciting destinations […] [Read More]
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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]