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Family Y CEO Rob Reeves, former Board President Rosemary Halstead and current Board President Bonnie Strittmatter.

Y 90th Annual Meeting Highlights, Honors and Recognitions

The Westport Weston Family Y hosted its 90th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 16 — the last that will take place in its downtown headquarters. Later this summer the Y will move to a new facility at its 32-acre Mahackeno campus on Allen Raymond Lane, at Route 33 and Exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. […] [Read More]
A Staples High School swim meet in the Y's Brophy Pool.

Matt Johnson: A Builder of the Y, and the Communities We Serve

Over the past 90 years, the Westport Weston Family Y has served our community in ever-evolving ways. When the Bedford Building first opened in 1923, the “Westport YMCA” featured two grand Men’s Social Rooms on the first floor and a separate entrance on Main Street that led to a small Ladies’ Social Room tucked upstairs. […] [Read More]

Y Volunteer Les Wolf Honored by CT Alliance of YMCAs

Leslie L. Wolf was among the special honorees saluted for their community service by the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs at the group’s annual Y Leaders Dinner, held on Oct. 22 at the Courtyard Marriott in Waterbury. The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs comprises 22 Y operations, each volunteer led, and a powerful advocate of the needs […] [Read More]

Y’s First Youth Fun Night of the School Year This Saturday

On Youth Fun Nights, the Westport Weston Family Y is open just for 4th to 7th graders. Our first Youth Fun Night of the new school year is Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30-9:30 pm — Join friends, neighbors, and classmates for an evening of swimming, basketball and games. All that fun, plus ice cream, add up […] [Read More]

The Y’s After School Program Is at Home at Saugatuck Elementary

It seems only fitting that the After School program run by the Westport Weston Family Y is operating this year at Saugatuck Elementary School. The fitting connection? Saugatuck was originally the Bedford Middle School, built with the support of Edward T. Bedford, who also founded the Family Y 90 years ago this month. Nearly 50 […] [Read More]

Family Y Gymnasts Win Titles at YMCA National Championship

Fourteen Family Y gymnasts traveled to Savannah, Georgia, June 26-29 to compete at YMCA Women’s National Gymnastic Championships. Teams from 91 YMCAs participated, with more than 1,900 gymnasts competing. The Family Y gymnasts, ranging in age from 10 to 15, came home with 4 All Around National Champion titles, placing in the top 10 in […] [Read More]

Free Membership Gives 7th Graders a ‘Winter Break’ at the Y

Modeled after successful programs at other Ys and introduced last year here in our community, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Seventh Grade Membership Initiative offers all local seventh graders free membership, from their graduation from sixth grade to the end of the seventh grade. Last year some 125 kids took us up on our offer, […] [Read More]

Weston Support Grows for New Family Y at Mahackeno

Weston’s Lindsay Schine recently hosted a group of neighbors and fellow supporters of the Westport Weston Family Y to hear a presentation about the Y’s plans to build a modern new home for the Family Y at its 32-acre Mahackeno Outdoor Center, in the northwest section of Westport. Situated along the Saugatuck River and adjacent […] [Read More]