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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]
Jen Bridwell, with one of her champion pugs, before she embarked on her new fitness regimen.

The Inspirational Y Story of the Year!

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  Midge’s Membership Blog: One of my favorite things to write about are stories that focus on Y members.  Our membership is so diverse and comprised of such a fascinating bunch of people from all walks of life.  As I watch everyone going to and from fitness classes, sauntering off to the pool, or picking […] [Read More]
St. Nick with some of his helpers at our annual Pizza with Santa party.

A Happy & Healthy Merry Christmas from the Family Y

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  Midge’s Membership Blog: The carriage horses are clippety-clopping down Church Lane, right outside our window, and I know Christmas must be here.  Well, soon enough. There’s hardly a parking spot to be had downtown, though the piles of snow from last week have melted, making it easier for holiday shoppers to get from store […] [Read More]