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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]

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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