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Patty in Halloween mode on the Y pool deck with Y Lifeguard Andrew Myers.

The Family YMCA’s Patty Kondub: Doing Good Is What She Does Best

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    Midge’s Membership Blog: I wanted my first Y Story of the New Year to start off with a burst of energy, excitement and goodness.  Our very own Patty Kondub is the personification of these qualities … and then some. Whether you know Patty from her fabulous aqua fitness classes that she has been […] [Read More]
Family Y and civic leaders at our Y's Aug. 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Top Family Y Stories of 2014

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What a year it has been for the members, staff and volunteers of the Westport Weston Family Y! As 2014 draws to a close, allow us to look back at the Y stories that gained the most attention over the past year on the Family Y’s Facebook page. Of course, the biggest Y story of […] [Read More]
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Family Y to Host New Rotary Interact Community Service Program for Middle School Students

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The Westport Weston Family Y, Westport Rotary Club and Westport Sunrise Rotary Club are joining together to create a new Rotary Interact Program for students in grades 6-8. This new Rotary Interact group will provide middle school students with opportunities to serve the community and develop their leadership and teamwork skills in a fun and […] [Read More]
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]
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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]