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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]

5 Reasons Why Kids Should Attend Summer Camp

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Find out more at Camp Open House, 1-3 pm, Saturday, Apr. 20 at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center and the Westport Weston Family Y’s Camp Mahackeno are teaming up to give kids and teens in our community an adventurous, active and healthy summer. Our joint summer day camp, Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer […] [Read More]

“First Pour” at Mahackeno — Laying the Foundation of Our New Y (video, photos)

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Leaders from the Y’s volunteer governing boards, staff and construction partners gathered at the Y’s Mahackeno campus on Friday, Apr. 5, to witness a milestone achievement in the construction of the new Y facility. Shortly after 10 am, the first cement truck arrived at the building site to pour concrete for the foundation of the […] [Read More]

Y Support for SpinOdyssey2013 and Race for the Cure Events

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The Westport Weston Family Y is proud to support the first annual Fairfield County Race for the Cure, scheduled to take place in Westport at Sherwood Island State Park on Saturday, May 11, Mother’s Day weekend. Conducted by the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the family event raises awareness and funds […] [Read More]

Spring Break Programs at the Family Y, Apr. 15-19

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Registration is now under way for a host of special programs and activities taking place at the Westport Weston Family Y during the upcoming Spring Recess for local schools, Apr. 15-19. These special programs are open to Y Members and non-members alike. Splash! Week. Our newest learn-to-swim program is a great way to introduce young […] [Read More]

Toddler Adventure Gym Is Hoppin’ at the Family Y!

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Whether it’s due to March Madness, Spring Fever or some inner “Easter Bunnies” getting some exercise, the Westport Weston Family Y’s daily Toddler Adventure Gym has been hopping this week! Open to all and held 9-11 am each weekday, the cost is $10 per session, payable at the Gymnastic Center. Come by for a play […] [Read More]

Guided Tours of the New Y Building Site at Mahackeno

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Though the weather could have been a touch warmer for the first weekend of spring, the timing couldn’t have been better: A day after the Westport Weston Family Y announced the receipt of two $1 million gifts to its Building What Matters capital campaign, Y board member Rob Bowman and his wife, Jennifer, hosted a […] [Read More]

Good Friday Vacation Special at the Family Y

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Children from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are invited to join the Westport Weston Family Y’s Early Learning Program for a special trip to Pump It Up in Norwalk on Good Friday, March 29. They’ll have a few of hours of play (bounce houses, rock walls, obstacle courses, giant slides), enjoy lunch as a group and […] [Read More]
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A Report on the Family Y’s Community Impact

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The Westport Weston Family Y has a tremendous impact on our community, touching lives of all ages. Our current membership of 5,500 individuals represents 15 percent of the towns we serve and 25 percent of our youth. Nearly 40 percent of all local grade-school children are active in Family Y programs and special activities! A […] [Read More]

Progress Continues at Building Site for New Y (New Photos)

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As you can see from the latest photos in the gallery above, the task of Building What Matters — a modern new Family Y facility — is proceeding very well. Since site-preparation work at our 32-acre Mahackeno campus began in late January, the land on which the 54,000 sq. ft. building will be situated has […] [Read More]