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Pancake Breakfast! Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am, Branson Hall

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Everyone is invited to the 19th annual Water Rat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 2 from 8:30-11:30 am in the Branson Hall at Christ and Holy Trinity Church (next door to the Family Y). Members of the Water Rat Senior Team will be your servers as you enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. […] [Read More]
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Breaking Ground at Mahackeno for the New Family Y (Photos)

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A Vision of the Future for the New Y and Camp at Mahackeno Work is under way at the Westport Weston Family Y’s Mahackeno campus to prepare for construction of the new Y facility, which will begin as a 54,000 sq. ft. building that will include a 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool and adjacent warm-water family/teaching […] [Read More]

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Volunteering

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Volunteering is part of the Y’s DNA. At Ys across the country, more than half a million people donate their time and talents in a variety of capacities. Whether serving on the board of directors […] [Read More]

Learn More About Camp Mahackeno in 2013 at Winterfest this Weekend

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The Y and Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center have announced plans to conduct a joint camp next summer at Earthplace. Located at 10 Woodside Lane in Westport, Earthplace is situated among a 62-acre wildlife sanctuary that features an interactive natural history museum, over two miles of trails, live animal hall, Birds of Prey and a […] [Read More]

Youth Fun Night at the Y for 4th-7th Graders, Saturday, Jan. 12

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On Youth Fun Nights, the Westport Weston Family Y is open just for 4th to 7th graders! Join friends, neighbors and classmates at the Family Y for an evening of swimming, basketball and games. Youth Fun Nights are a Westport & Weston institution and a great way to hang with your friends or meet new […] [Read More]
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Family Y Gymnasts Shine at Holiday Shows

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The Family Y’s acclaimed Gymnastic teams dazzled audiences throughout our community this holiday season. In addition to performing their annual holiday show at the Y on Dec. 17 to a packed house, our gymnasts made holiday visits to Westport’s Center for Senior Activities, the Fairfield Regional Center, Side by Side Charter School and the Danbury […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Gymnastics

Just Add Water (and Fun) at Annual Water Rat Intrasquad Meet

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The Family Y’s annual Water Rat “Red & Blue” Intrasquad swim meet took place Saturday, December 21, and rarely has our Y been the scene of such high energy and holiday cheer. Postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Sandy, this casual “total team” event featured more than 150 young swimmers participating in fun […] [Read More]

Family Y Water Rat Swimmers Rise to Recent Challenges

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Of all the inspiring stories to arise from our Y’s encounter with Superstorm Sandy, the Water Rat Swim Team’s efforts stand out. Just as the swim season’s meets were scheduled to begin, the team found itself without a pool for over a month. Head Coach Ellen Johnston and her staff scrambled and improvised mightily to […] [Read More]

Family Y’s Giving Tree Makes Holiday Wishes Come True

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Holiday Giving Tree is now on display in the Stauffer pool lobby, with some very special trimmings. In this season of giving, we invite Y families (and other secret Santa’s helpers) to select a gift-request ornament from our tree and make someone’s holiday wish come true.  This year the Family […] [Read More]
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Family Y Welcomes Members Back After Month Closure (with photos)

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After a month-long closure to make repairs from extensive flood damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, the Westport Weston Family Y re-opened its doors on Friday, Nov. 30 at noon to Y Members and the community. Some parts of the facility and programs remain temporarily out of service, and are detailed here. “I am very proud […] [Read More]
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