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Our Family Y’s Impact Within the Westport and Weston Communities

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At the Westport Weston Family Y, strengthening community is our cause. Ys cultivate opportunities for youth, families, and older adults to learn, grow and become a part of a healthier, happier community. In addition to measurable benefits our programs deliver at the local level, we strengthen the community at a state and national level as […] [Read More]
It's all fun and games at Youth Nights at the Y.

Family Y to Host New Teen Nights, Starting This Friday

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For years, Youth Fun Nights at the Westport Weston Family Y have given local 4th-7th graders the chance to hang out with friends and enjoy a Friday evening full of swimming, basketball and fun activities like karaoke, bingo and table games. Held monthly during the school year and open to Y members and non-members alike, […] [Read More]
Time capsules for our Hafaday campers to open at the end of 2014.

Think ‘Small’ When Setting New Year’s Resolutions

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The New Year is a time for new beginnings and to set goals that strengthen one’s spirit, mind and body. While it’s tempting to make big goals, take a tip from the Family Y’s Holiday Hafaday campers and start small. Their craft project for Monday’s learn-to-swim program involved making a “2014 time capsule.” They tucked […] [Read More]
The new Y will feature an innovative Child Watch/Kids Adventure Gym area just inside the main lobby.

Advice from the Y on Year-end Charitable Giving

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As we prepare to “close the books” on a wonderful and historic year for our Family Y, we thank our 5,000 members and many supporters for their essential support. In 2013, we celebrated the 90th year of serving our community. And as we watched our modern new home rise from the ground at our Mahackeno […] [Read More]
Silver Star: (from left) Bill Meyer, Janet and Pete Wolgast, Barbara Stammer and Stacy Enyeart.

Pete Wolgast Receives AARP Senior Star of the Year Award

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Pete Wolgast, Chair of the Family Y’s Board of Trustees and tireless volunteer for a host of other community organizations and causes, was presented with the “Silver Star of the Year” award by the Westport-Weston AARP Chapter on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Wolgast received the award from Barbara Stemmer of AARP Chapter 1588 at a luncheon […] [Read More]
Miss Danette with two of her "Jitterbugs."

Parent-Child Programs at the Y Provide Quality Family Time

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A primary goal of the Westport Weston Family Y is to strengthen and support families. After all, we are the “Family” Y, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As research has long documented, family involvement is a major predictor of healthy behaviors in individuals, especially children. That’s why our Family Y is […] [Read More]

Water Rats Boost Philippines Relief Funds to $41,000

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team raised more than $41,000 in the “Swim for the Philippines,” a five-hour event held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to benefit Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Family Y officials presented the proceeds to Save the Children on Dec. 3, the second annual Giving Tuesday. More […] [Read More]

Donations Pour into Water Rats’ ‘Swim for the Philippines,’ Nov. 27

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  On Wednesday, November 27, starting at 2 pm, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team will “Swim for the Philippines,” a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers who are 8 and under will swim as many laps as they can in 30 minutes. Swimmers […] [Read More]

Water Rats To Swim for the Philippines, Nov. 27

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On Wednesday, November 27, the Water Rat Swim Team will gather together at the Westport Weston Family Y for Swim for the Philippines, a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers who are 8 and under will swim as many laps as they can in 30 minutes. Swimmers […] [Read More]

Youth Fun Night for 4th-7th Graders at the Y, Saturday, Nov. 16

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On Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, the Westport Weston Family Y will be open just to 4th to 7th graders for Youth Fun Night. Youth Fun Nights are a Westport & Weston institution, and a great way to hang with friends or meet new ones. “Where else can you find swimming, basketball, […] [Read More]