Note: The Connecticut Media Group is not responsible for posts and comments written by non-staff members.

Posts filtered on Category

Category: Midge’s Membership Blog

Y colleagues Midge Deverin and John Poppa.

John Poppa: The Family YMCA’s Go-to, Gem of a Goodfellas Kind of Guy…

Midge’s Membership Blog: He could be a character out of the film, Goodfellas … you know, the young, handsome one with the dazzling blue eyes? He has charm and swagger and a delightful sense of
Avid YMember Doug Brill settles into his daily routine at the Y.

Doug Brill, the Most Unforgettable YMCA Member You’ll Ever Meet

Midge’s Membership Blog: It was a gloomy, rainy Monday morning, and I had just hopped on one of the recumbent bikes down in the Wellness Center when the gentleman next to me said “Hi.” I recognized
Midge Deverin and Vera Shanov share a laugh in the Welcome Center.

Family YMCA Staffer Vera Shanov: A World-class Person … and Friend

Midge’s Membership Blog: First and foremost, Vera Shanov is my friend. She is one of the chosen few who will keep my secrets, allow me to pour my heart out, laugh my head off, and scream my ridiculous
Brian and Bob Ference.

The Brothers Ference: Our Family YMCA’s ‘Swim & Gym’ Dynamic Duo

Midge’s Membership Blog: Brian steps behind the Membership desk at the Welcome Center, wet towel wrapped around his waist and starts writing a list of names of his private swimming lesson students.
A swim race in the Saugatuck, back in the day...

Camp Mahackeno Gears Up for Groundbreaking Summer

Midge’s Membership Blog: It’s hard to imagine, as I sit here writing this, looking out at the piles of encrusted snow still scattered on the fringes of the Family YMCA’s parking lot, that in just a
Devyn Mufson with Miss Lillian, her dance mentor.

Family YMCA Dancer Devyn Mufson Prepares to Step onto Larger Stage

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,
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

    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
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

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
Meet Feven, as in "Heaven."

A Y Cinderella Story

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
Nick Weiner leads the check-in line of first official visitors to our new Y.

A New Beginning for the Family Y

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