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Join the Y’s Race for the Cure Team on Saturday, May 11 at Sherwood Island State Park

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The first annual Fairfield County Race for the Cure will take place Saturday morning, May 11, at Sherwood Island State Park. Events at the Race for the Cure in Westport include a 5K Race, 5K and 1.5K Walks, a Kids’ Short Run and Kids’ K and a Survivor Breakfast. Conducted by the Connecticut Affiliate of […] [Read More]

Family Y Opens Registration for Summer Session Classes

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Registration for the Family Y’s Summer Session of classes and programs is now under way. Summer classes and programs at the Y’s downtown facility start the week of June 24, with most continuing through the week of August 19. Enrollment for the Family Y’s array of summer camps and programs, including the Earthplace-Mahackeno partnership and […] [Read More]

Summer Fun All Set to Begin at the Y

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Midge’s Membership Blog: As far as I’m concerned, SUMMER IS HERE!  And the best way to get your jump start is to sign up for our summer session of classes.  Registration begins Monday, May 6, at 8:00 am.  Classes fill up fast so please try to register as soon as possible. The Y has a […] [Read More]

Y Water Rats Honored at Annual Recognition Night

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The Water Rat Parents Club and Y Swim Coaches hosted the annual WRAT Recognition Night at Bedford Middle School on Friday, Apr. 26. Nearly 300 guests were on hand for a celebratory dinner, followed by an awards ceremony for graduating seniors and special recognition of other members of the 2012-2013 Westport Weston Family Y’s 200-member […] [Read More]

SpinOdyssey 2013 is Sunday, May 5, at Imperial Ave. Lot in Westport

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SpinOdyssey 2013 takes place on Sunday, May 5, from 9 am to 3 pm at a new venue: In Westport, under tents at the Imperial Avenue parking lot (the site of the Farmer’s Market held on Thursdays). To join the Family Y SpinOdyssey team, contact Y Spin Instructor Judy Samuels at getgoingfitness@hotmail.com. You can sign […] [Read More]

Diving Deeper Into Lees Pond History

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Here’s some interesting “who knew?” history about the Westport Weston Family Y and our local community that was recently brought to light first by local historian Brian O’Leary and then expanded upon by Dan Woog and some insightful “alert readers” of his always informative 06880 blog. The larger subject is the 150th anniversary of key […] [Read More]

Help Celebrate Westport’s Greenday on Sunday

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Lots of fun ways for you and your family to join in our community’s  Greenday celebrations on Sunday, including activities from 12 to 2 pm at Earthplace, our Family Y’s summer-camp partner. . There will be guided nature walks and pond science demos, as well as a toy solar-car building activity at Earthplace’s 62-acre nature […] [Read More]

Fitness ‘Boot Camp’ for Families and More at Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, 9-12

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Although my children are now older “kids” (ages 17 and 21 ), they still think like younger kids when it comes to eating healthy – basically “healthy foods” are synonymous with yucky foods; good nutrition is boring.  cheeseburgers and french fries are yummy, broccoli and veggie snacks are not.  The same is […] [Read More]

Family Y Swim Programs Offer Mix of Fun, Physical Activity and Safety

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As swim season approaches, the Westport Weston Family Y encourages local children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y’s swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that […] [Read More]

The Y’s Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, Apr. 27

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On Saturday, April 27, 9 am to 12 noon, the Westport Weston Family Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that encourages children to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys […] [Read More]