Family Y Gymnasts Get Special Hip-Hop Dance Training

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Young members of the Westport Weston Family Y’s nationally renowned Showtime Exhibition Gymnastics Team got a special treat on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a dance workshop taught by noted hip hop dancer/choreographer Maria Cherniske. A member of the Jamie J and Co. hip hop dance company run by James Jackson Jr., Cherniske has appeared in […] [Read More]
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Family Y to Rename Road to Mahackeno “Allen Raymond Lane”

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The Westport Weston Family Y will rename the private access road to its Mahackeno Outdoor Center — longtime home of its summer day camp and site of the planned new Family Y facility — “Allen Raymond Lane” in honor of the former Y President, Trustee Emeritus and longtime civic leader. The announcement came at a […] [Read More]

Open House at the Family Y on Monday, MLK Day

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Midge’s Membership Blog: In commemoration/celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., the Family Y is opening its doors on Monday, Jan. 16, so the entire community can participate for free in an array of programs and activities. Here is a sampling of what we will be offering on Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday and […] [Read More]

Youth Fun Night at the Y: Saturday, Jan. 14

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On one Saturday night a month, the Family Y is open just for students in grades 4-7. This clubhouse for tweens and teens only features inflatables in the gym, swimming and diving in the Stauffer Pool, hoops and, of course, our make-your-own sundae station. The cost is $12 prepurchased at the Y or online; $15 […] [Read More]

Hafaday Summer Swim Lesson Program: Registration Begins Jan. 9

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Ready to start making plans for this coming summer? Registration for our popular Hafaday Summer Swim Lesson Program begins on Monday, Jan. 9. Sessions fill quickly for this amazing summer program, which gives children the vital chance to build swim skills, regardless of previous experience, and have a lot of summer fun. Designed for children […] [Read More]

Family Y Adopts New YMCA of the USA Brand Strategy

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For the first time in 43 years, YMCA of the USA has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase understanding of the impact that YMCAs make in communities across the country. The new brand strategy – the result of more than two years of analysis and research – features a new logo that reflects the […] [Read More]

Photo Gallery: First Night 2011 at the Family Y

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First Night Westport/Weston, our annual community-wide celebration of  New Year’s Eve through the arts, was a tremendous success this year. More than 30 events featuring performances for children, teens and adults were presented throughout downtown Westport, including the Westport Weston Family Y. Our thanks to First Night organizers and volunteers for putting on such a […] [Read More]
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Get Your New Year Off to a Good Start

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Midge’s Membership Blog: There is no snow on the ground or power outages that I know of.  There is no indication of a storm in the forecast.  It is sunny and unseasonably warm. The Westport Weston Family Y is ready to host a number of activities for First Night and we are all excited to […] [Read More]

The 10 Best Family Y Stories of 2011

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The past year has been one of many highlights and memorable moments for the members and staff of the Westport Weston Family Y. With a nod to the Late Show with David Letterman’s famed Top 10 list, here’s at look back at 2011, in a highly selective countdown from No. 10 to No. 1.  Click […] [Read More]

First Night Fun at the Y Begins at 4 pm on Saturday

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Get ready to ring in the new year at Westport’s First Night 2012! This year the town-wide festivities begin at 4 pm and continue till Midnight, with fireworks at the stroke of 12 for grown-ups and a special Children’s Fireworks beforehand at 8:30 pm. Join the crowd on Main Street and other venues, including the […] [Read More]
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