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Devyn Mufson with Miss Lillian, her dance mentor.

Family YMCA Dancer Devyn Mufson Prepares to Step onto Larger Stage

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Devyn Mufson… “That’s Devon with a ‘y’… my family is Irish and wanted me to have an Irish name but wanted to change it up a bit, make it a little more unique.” This beautiful, articulate young woman is as unique as her name — just 17 years old and with more […] [Read More]
Patty in Halloween mode on the Y pool deck with Y Lifeguard Andrew Myers.

The Family YMCA’s Patty Kondub: Doing Good Is What She Does Best

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    Midge’s Membership Blog: I wanted my first Y Story of the New Year to start off with a burst of energy, excitement and goodness.  Our very own Patty Kondub is the personification of these qualities … and then some. Whether you know Patty from her fabulous aqua fitness classes that she has been […] [Read More]
Midge and a tip of the cap to Y member James Colimitra.

Giving Thanks to the Many Members Who Make Our Family Y a Home

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Midge’s Membership Blog: It’s ‘that time of year’ again; funny how it always seems that as soon as the summer ends, the holiday season begins… With the colder weather, the fall foliage strewn about and the fireplaces awakened after their dormant period, it is a perfect time for us to reflect.  A time when one […] [Read More]
Meet Feven, as in "Heaven."

A Y Cinderella Story

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Many people ask me if one has to live in Westport or Weston to be a member of our Y and I always tell them “no, you can live ANYWHERE.”  Even Ethiopia! Meet one of the newest members of our Y family, Feven (pronounced like “Heaven”). According to her guardian/mother, Brenda Renzulli, […] [Read More]
Nick Weiner leads the check-in line of first official visitors to our new Y.

A New Beginning for the Family Y

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Midge’s ‘Why We Matter’ Blog: It’s been an arduous climb but we made it!  Years of discussion, negotiation, fund raising, lobbying, controversy and then acceptance … permits granted, certificate of occupancy in hand and the brand new Y’s doors are open. MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014, a date that will forever mark a new beginning for […] [Read More]
The Bedford Lobby in 1923.

If the Y’s Walls Could Talk . . .

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Midge’s Membership Blog: In anticipation of the last Annual Meeting of the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East on June 16, Membership Coordinator Midge Deverin was reflecting on how much has transpired in this building over the past 91 years. She writes: If these walls could talk… They would tell you about […] [Read More]
Kristen with her sons Emmett and Tommy.

An Incredible Y Mom with an Incredible (and Inspiring) Story

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Kristen Adams is a tall, willowy, beautiful blonde.  She is one of the key members of the Swim Fit group of gals who swim every day at the Westport Weston Family Y from 9 to 10 am.  These ladies (and the occasional man) are truly inspirational … and, I admit, a bit […] [Read More]
D2 holiday cookies 2011

The Family Y’s ‘Right Hand,’ Joan Vitali, Is Retiring

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Midge’s Membership Blog: Every morning, Joan Vitali whizzes past the Westport Weston Family Y‘s Member Services Desk, arms full of ‘stuff.’  There are bags of food and beverage from Trader Joe’s, Stew Leonard’s; sometimes there are props, posters, flowers, various items to bring for meetings and special events. But no matter what the occasion, Joan […] [Read More]
Rosemary Lambert (right) and Betsy Rowley at a Yankess game just after 9/11.

Y Profile in Courage: Rosemary Lambert

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  Midge’s Membership Blog: If I were writing a series of Profiles in Courage, Rosemary Lambert would be Number One. I met Rosemary when she came to the Family Y with her dear friend Betsy Rowley.  Betsy had spoken to me briefly on the phone about the Y’s warm (90 degree) Brophy Pool.  She explained […] [Read More]
Spring Brochure 2014

Registration for the Y’s Spring Session of Classes Begins Monday for Family Members

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Midge’s Membership Blog: “We Are Family” here at the Westport Weston Family Y.  Now, more than ever! Beginning with our Spring Session 2014 Registration, which kicks off Monday, March 3, at 8:00 am, those of you who have a FAMILY Membership at the Y will have priority early registration. To view our colorful, 36-page Brochure, […] [Read More]