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Solarize Westport Kick-Off Event, Sept. 11 at Earthplace

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Along with 20 other local non-profit organizations, the Family Y is proud to be a part of the Westport Home Energy Challenge. Not only has this initiative, spearheaded by the Town of Westport’s Green Task Force, helped promote energy efficiency and environmental friendliness throughout our community, it also benefits the Family Y and other charitable […] [Read More]

Fall Classes at the Family Y Start Sept. 4

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The Family Y’s Fall Session of new classes and programs starts Tuesday, Sept. 4.   If you haven’t already received our Fall Brochure in the mail, we have plenty more right here at the Member Services Desk, or you can go online – westporty.org and either peruse the “Flipbook” version or download it as a […] [Read More]
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A Warm 06880 Welcome for the Y’s Newest Officer

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Westport chronicler Dan Woog sat down recently to talk with Paul Bernetsky, the Family Y’s new Chief Development Officer, about his role in helping the Y fund the construction of our new facility at Mahackeno. Here’s how the article on Woog’s 06880 blog begins: “No one wakes up in the morning and asks, ‘How much […] [Read More]

Getting the Family Y Ready for Fall

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It may be the dog days of summer, but Family Y staffers are busy this month preparing for the start of Fall classes and programs, which begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. Pete Hawkes, supervisor of the Family Y’s property & facilities department, has spruced up the landscaping around our Bedford Building. Assisted by Ken Dickinson, he’s […] [Read More]

Y Member Tom Lowrie Adds to the Family Y’s Storied Past

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Tom Lowrie, a familiar figure at our Family Y, has been a member since 1966. Tom served as the Y archivist starting in the 1980s, setting up an attic office and doing a huge amount of research about our members, boards and building history. The fruits of his research resulted in a timeline exhibit, which […] [Read More]

Camp Mahackeno: Where Kids Can Be Kids

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For his weekly newspaper column, “Woog’s World,”  Westport chronicler Dan Woog made a visit to the Family Y’s Camp Mahackeno to talk with Camp Director Meg George about how, as Meg describes it, summer camp is a place to “let kids be kids … Camp is a place where kids can forget the stresses of […] [Read More]

Family Y Gymnasts Tumble their Way to Gold at Disney World

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Eighteen Westport Weston Family Y Exhibition Team gymnasts ages 10-15 traveled to Walt Disney World Florida where they competed against 22 exhibition gymnastic teams from all over the United States in the United States Gymnastic Federation “Gymnastics For All National Championship Challenge” July 18-22.  The team competed 17th in the rotation and won the first […] [Read More]

Point-to-Point Swim Results and Photo Highlights

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With calm seas, high tide, a touch of cloud cover and many helping hands, the 34th Annual Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim was a tremendous success. Swimmers came from all over New England, and even as far as Hawaii, to compete in the Family Y’s 1-mile open-water swim, held Sunday morning. Three “waves” of swimmers set […] [Read More]
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Rain or Shine, Camp Mahackeno Offers Local Kids Classic Summer Fun

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Camp season got under way this morning at the Family Y’s Mahackeno Outdoor Center, though not without some excitement. A fast-moving line of thunderstorms  accompanied the arrival of scores of day campers taking part in Camp Mahackeno’s first two-week session. The special theme for the first week is “Summer Olympics,” followed by “Space Week” starting […] [Read More]

Stewie’s Splash! Hour Highlights First Week of Hafaday Swim Camp

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The first weekly session of “Camp Hafaday” has gone quite …  swimmingly, as dozens of campers ages 4 to 8 spent weekday mornings getting swim instruction, playing games in the gym, doing arts & crafts and more water fun during free swim. Campers who enrolled in our new Stewie’s Splash! Hour on Wednesday got a […] [Read More]