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

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]

Family Y Strong Kids Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 22 at Staples

The Family Y’s 7th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon takes place the morning of Sunday, Sept. 22, at Staples High School. This fun, festive event helps raise awareness — and funds — for the Family Y’s annual fundraising effort. Triathlon participants compete for age group awards, and each child receives a T-shirt and a medal as […] [Read More]

My Y Story: Arlene Yolles — ‘It’s Always Good!’

Midge’s Membership Blog: As promised, September is Highlight Member Month.  I plan on posting blog items throughout the month about members who want to share their story with me … who you are and why you are a member of the Y. Let’s start with Arlene Yolles’ wonderful “Y Story”: The Y has been my […] [Read More]

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

  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]

Time-lapse Video of New Y ‘Rising from the Ground’ at Mahackeno

  One month after the official “Topping Off” ceremony and installation of a special signed beam of steel, the Westport Weston Family Y’s building project continues on schedule and on budget. “We’re exactly where we wanted to be at this point in the year,” reports Dan Drake, senior site manager for Turner Construction Co. To […] [Read More]

CHAOS Reigns — in a Good Way — at Earthplace-Mahackeno

The theme of week 8 of the special collaboration that is Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013 was “Creepy Crawlies,” and all week long our day campers spent part of their busy days learning about insects and the role they play in our lives. Campers got helpful tips from staff naturalists on how to identify insects and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Water Rat Swim Team Tryouts for New Swimmers, Tuesday, Sept. 3

The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team will hold tryouts for new swimmers on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Y’s facility in downtown Westport. Parents are encouraged to pre-register their children; tryout registration forms may be found at The fee for those who pre-register is $25, with check-in for swimmers aged […] [Read More]

‘Beached Whales’ at Earthplace-Mahackeno. Next week? ‘Birds’

Another fun week has just wrapped up for the 120-plus campers who attended the sixth weekly session of Earthplace-Mahackeno Summer Camp 2013, the special partnership between Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center and the Westport Weston Family Y. This week’s special theme was “Oceans,” and Friday’s special activities included a Water Olympics and a giant game […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno, General