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Y’s 90th Birthday Party Today, 4-6 pm on Church Lane

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  In celebration of our 90 years of service to generations of members and our community, the Westport Weston Family Y will host a 90th Birthday Party on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. That’s today! From 4 to 6 pm, the Y’s Birthday celebrations will “take to the streets,” as we close Church Lane for a […] [Read More]
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The Bedford Family and the Family Y

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Sept. 12, 2013, on the occasion of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s 90th Anniversary. It has since been updated. Two families, one shared story. The first family traces its roots in Westport to 1861. The second got its start on Sept. 5, 1923, and from that first […] [Read More]

The Y’s After School Program Is at Home at Saugatuck Elementary

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It seems only fitting that the After School program run by the Westport Weston Family Y is operating this year at Saugatuck Elementary School. The fitting connection? Saugatuck was originally the Bedford Middle School, built with the support of Edward T. Bedford, who also founded the Family Y 90 years ago this month. Nearly 50 […] [Read More]

Family Y Ambassador Club Luncheon for 25-Year Members, Sept. 12

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The Family Y is hosting its seventh annual Ambassador Club Luncheon, for those who have been a member of the Family Y (or any other YMCA) for 25 years or more. If you’ve celebrated a quarter-century or more of Y membership, please join us on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Bedford Room at 12 noon […] [Read More]

Sept. 5, 1923: The Day Westport Got Its ‘Y’

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  Editor’s Note: The Westport Weston Family Y will celebrate its 90th Anniversary with a street party on Church Lane from 4 to 6 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. At 5:30 pm, we’ll have a mass sing-along of “Happy Birthday, Family Y,” offer cake and a beverage to our guests, and make a special […] [Read More]

Water Rat Tryouts Attract 120 Hopeful Young Swimmers

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More than 120 children tried out for the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “It’s amazing that we had so many eager young swimmers at our tryouts,” said Adrienne Williams, co-president of the Water Rat Parents Club, who with several other Water Rat volunteer leaders spent a very hectic […] [Read More]

Gunvald Moen: Going Great Guns as a Y Ambassador and Y’s Man

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Editor’s Note: On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12 noon, the Westport Weston Family Y proudly hosts its seventh annual Ambassador Club Luncheon. The luncheon is held to celebrate the commitment to and support of the YMCA of our Family Y members who have belonged to our Y or another YMCA for 25 years or more. […] [Read More]

Exclusive Look Inside New Y at Mahackeno

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This past Thursday evening, Aug. 29, the Westport Weston Family Y hosted a special “twilight tour” of the Y’s modern new home, now under construction at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus, longtime locale of its summer day camp. Some 60 guests — including board members, donors, Y members, and staff — first gathered near the […] [Read More]