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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]

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]
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The Bedford Family and the Family Y

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Sept. 12, 2013, on the occasion of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s 90th Anniversary. It has since been updated. 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 […] [Read More]