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Heidi List swimming for Staples in the Y's Stauffer Pool in 1979.

‘Stick with the Y’ – A Member’s Story of a First Half-Century of Life at the Y

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Editor’s Note: Countless lives have been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. By listening to each other’s stories, we’re able to catch a glimpse of the hope, strength and determination and those who live the Y’s values. But what exactly is it […] [Read More]
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Help the Y Help Others by Supporting Our Annual Campaign

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As a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of our members and entire community, the Westport Weston Family Y is committed to offering our programs, facilities and services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Whether it’s a single working mother grappling privately to keep her family together, a couple stressed by […] [Read More]
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A ceremonial “handing over the keys” of the Y’s downtown facility took place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the front entrance to the Y’s Bedford Building. Present were (l to r) Libby McKinney Tritschler, Y Board member and great-great-great granddaughter of the Y’s founder; Dan Zelson of Bedford Square Associates; Rob Reeves, former Y CEO; Pete Wolgast, Chairman of the Y’s Board of Trustees; Jim Marpe, First Selectman of the Town of Westport; David Waldman of Bedford Square Associates; Bonnie Strittmatter, President of the Y’s Board of Directors; and Philip Dwyer, Interim Y CEO.

Y Leaders Hand Over Keys to Downtown Y’s New Owners

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Ninety-one years ago, Westport philanthropist Edward T. Bedford presented to our community a handsome new YMCA building on the corner of Main Street and the Post Road. On Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, volunteer leaders of the Westport Weston Family Y officially turned over possession of the downtown facility to its new owners, Bedford Square Associates. […] [Read More]
Meet Feven, as in "Heaven."

A Y Cinderella Story

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Many people ask me if one has to live in Westport or Weston to be a member of our Y and I always tell them “no, you can live ANYWHERE.”  Even Ethiopia! Meet one of the newest members of our Y family, Feven (pronounced like “Heaven”). According to her guardian/mother, Brenda Renzulli, […] [Read More]
The teaching pool at the new Y facility features an aquatic playscape, a wade-in entry way, full handicap access and a bench with whirlpool jets. The maximum depth is 5 ft. and the temperature will be maintained at about 89 degrees.

Y to Offer Adaptive Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs

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The Westport Weston Family Y is proud to introduce Aquafins, a new adaptive swim program specifically designed for children with special needs. Three classes will be offered at the Y’s new facility, beginning the week of October 6 and continuing on through mid-December. Our Aquafins coordinator is Erin Selke. Erin has been teaching swimming to […] [Read More]
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Y’s Annual Strong Kids Triathlon (Ages 3-13), Sunday, Sept. 21 at Staples

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s annual Strong Kids Triathlon takes place again this year on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Staples High School. Our young triathlon participants compete for age groups awards, with all proceeds benefiting the Y’s Annual Campaign, which allows our Y, a charitable nonprofit organization, to offer our programs, facilities and services to […] [Read More]
Kids Doing YMCA Giving

Community Service Opportunities for Middle School Students

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Note: The following message was sent to local school families by Westport’s Positive Youth Initiative, a collaboration of the Westport Department of Human Services, Westport PTA, Westport Schools, and Positive Directions. As a service-based organization that fully supports, and relies on, the volunteer work that so many of our members and neighbors do throughout our […] [Read More]
The new Expresso bikes in our Wellness Center.

Schedule a Preview Tour of the New Y at Mahackeno

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With the official opening of the Y’s new home at its Mahackeno campus delayed due to unforeseen construction delays, the Westport Weston Family Y has expanded its schedule of small-group guided tours of the new facility through the end of August. For dates and times, please see below, or check out this online calendar. To […] [Read More]
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Family Y Fundraiser at New Qdoba Restaurant, Aug. 22

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Here’s a great way to check out a hot new local restaurant and support the Westport Weston Family Y. Before the new Qdoba Restaurant at 275 Post Road East officially open its doors on Monday, August 25, they’re inviting Y members and supporters for a special pre-open fundraising event on Friday, August 22, from 5:00 […] [Read More]
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What’s New at the New Family Y? Lots!

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The start of the Westport Weston Family Y’s Fall Session is the start of something great – the first classes and activities to take place in our brand-new Y facility, the Bedford Family Center, at 14 Allen Raymond Lane on the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus. Registration for our Fall programming, which begins Sept. 8 and […] [Read More]