First Night Festivities at the Family Y

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First Night Westport/Weston is a community-wide celebration of New Year’s Eve through the arts.  Over thirty events featuring performances for children, teens and adults are presented throughout downtown Westport. One of the primary destinations is our Family Y, from the horse-drawn carriage rides that begin near the front steps of the Bedford Building to all […] [Read More]
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Pizza with Santa at the Family Y, Friday, Dec. 14, 6-7:15 pm

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One of the Family Y’s favorite holiday treats takes place on Friday, Dec. 14, when Santa makes a special visit … and brings pizza! Kids, bring a healthy appetite, your wish lists and sit on Santa’s lap! The festivities take place in the Bedford Room and Lobby, from 6 to 7:15 pm and include cookie […] [Read More]
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Lessons Learned from the Family Y’s ‘Lost November’

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Now that the Westport Weston Family Y has succeeded with its repairs to flood damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and re-opened after a month-long closure, it’s worth reviewing what we’ve learned as a result of our Y’s “lost November.” Frist, the Y’s vintage electric switch gear, which is housed in a sub-level of our facility […] [Read More]

Family Y “Welcome Back!” Celebration, Tues., Dec. 11

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Midge’s Membership Blog: What a tumultuous few days!  The Family Y re-opening after 5 weeks!  Winter Registration begun!  Holiday preparations under way including a “Welcome Back!” reception for all our staff and members and supporters on Tuesday evening, December 11 (7 – 8:30 pm) at Christ & Holy Trinity Church’s Branson Hall. I urge all […] [Read More]

Downtown Festivities Mark the Season of Giving on Thursday

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A fun holiday tradition for local families kicks off at 5 pm on Thursday, Nov. 29, with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Westport’s Town Hall. After the tree lighting ceremony, the Westport Historical Society will offer complimentary refreshments on its porch overlooking Veterans Green. For many local families, the festivities continue after a […] [Read More]
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Family Y Nears Final Steps Necessary to Resume Operations

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After nearly a month of undertaking a complex sequence of remediation and repair due to flooding, the Westport Weston Family Y is nearly ready to re-open on a limited basis. Once again, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to put our beloved but aged downtown facility back in working order. […] [Read More]

A Thanksgiving Update from the Family Y

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From all of us at the Family Y, we wish you and your family the happiest of Thanksgiving holidays. We also offer our most sincere thanks for your continued patience and understanding. Despite our current travails — or maybe because of them — we count our blessings and treasure all that we have, and what […] [Read More]

Family Y Progress Report, Nov. 16 (with video)

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s efforts to restore power and other essential systems to its flood-damaged downtown facility and to secure the necessary approvals to re-open will continue over the weekend and into early next week.The sequence of repairs outlined in our previous update on Wednesday proceed. When we are able to set a specific […] [Read More]

Important Update About the Family Y’s Recovery Efforts

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We thank our members and the community for continued patience and understanding as the Westport Weston Family Y proceeds with the complex task of making the necessary repairs to our facility in order to re-open as soon as we possibly can. As you will see from the following progress report, resuming operations even on a […] [Read More]

Fairfield YMCA Re-opens Its Doors and Welcomes Family Y Members

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As the Westport Weston Family Y continues its efforts to resume operations, we are heartened to hear that our neighboring YMCA in Fairfield, which also sustained flood damage from Superstorm Sandy, has been able to reopen its doors to their Members and, through the Y’s “Always Home at the Y” AWAY reciprocal program, to Family […] [Read More]
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