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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]
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Add the Y’s Giving Tree to Your Holiday Shopping

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Midge’s Membership Blog: As Christmas rapidly approaches (I know, can you believe it?!) our thoughts go to spending time with family, sleigh rides, hot chocolate, roasting chestnuts, caroling, decorating the tree and, of course, buying gifts for those near and dear. Here’s a thought – before you stroll down Main Street and fill your shopping […] [Read More]

Thanks to All Who Make the Family Y ‘an Exceptional Place’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: I am thankful for the Westport Weston Family Y to have been my ‘home away from home’ for the past 6 ½ years.  I feel grateful to work here full time and be among such spirited co-workers who support me in trying to make the Y an exceptional place. I give thanks […] [Read More]

The Family Y, ‘A Place of Wellness and Friendship’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: One of my favorite things to write about is our members’ personal stories about the Family Y.  Ellen Brown is a beloved member.  I have never seen her come in and go past our Membership Services Desk without a warm smile or compliment.  She and her family have been valued members for […] [Read More]

One Year After Sandy, a New Y Rises at Mahackeno

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Midge’s Membership Blog: There were about 70 of us, all there to be the first ones to step inside of what will be the Westport Weston Family Y come next fall, if not before. We parked along the gravel entrance way of the construction site at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus, which is impressive. It […] [Read More]

My Y Story: Arlene Yolles — ‘It’s Always Good!’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: As promised, September is Highlight Member Month.  I plan on posting blog items throughout the month about members who want to share their story with me … who you are and why you are a member of the Y. Let’s start with Arlene Yolles’ wonderful “Y Story”: The Y has been my […] [Read More]