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Swimmers Scott Adler, Mark Schachter and Aileen Coyne with Gary Shaye, senior director of Save the Children.

Water Rats and Staples Teams Raise More than $38,000 Swimming for Nepal

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The Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team and the boys and girls swim teams of Staples High School raised more than $38,000 (and counting) with “Swim for Nepal,” a five-hour event held Wednesday, May 27 at the YMCA’s Bedford Family Center to benefit Save the Children’s relief efforts in Nepal. More than 175 […] [Read More]
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Water Rat and Staples Swim Teams to Hold Swim for Nepal Fundraiser, May 27

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On Wednesday, May 27, the Water Rat Swim Team and the Staples Girls and Staples Boys Swim Teams will gather at the Westport Weston Family YMCA for Swim for Nepal, a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Nepal relief efforts. Less than three weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the […] [Read More]
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Family Y to Host New Rotary Interact Community Service Program for Middle School Students

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The Westport Weston Family Y, Westport Rotary Club and Westport Sunrise Rotary Club are joining together to create a new Rotary Interact Program for students in grades 6-8. This new Rotary Interact group will provide middle school students with opportunities to serve the community and develop their leadership and teamwork skills in a fun and […] [Read More]
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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]