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A ceremonial “handing over the keys” of the Y’s downtown facility took place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the front entrance to the Y’s Bedford Building. Present were (l to r) Libby McKinney Tritschler, Y Board member and great-great-great granddaughter of the Y’s founder; Dan Zelson of Bedford Square Associates; Rob Reeves, former Y CEO; Pete Wolgast, Chairman of the Y’s Board of Trustees; Jim Marpe, First Selectman of the Town of Westport; David Waldman of Bedford Square Associates; Bonnie Strittmatter, President of the Y’s Board of Directors; and Philip Dwyer, Interim Y CEO.

Y Leaders Hand Over Keys to Downtown Y’s New Owners

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Ninety-one years ago, Westport philanthropist Edward T. Bedford presented to our community a handsome new YMCA building on the corner of Main Street and the Post Road. On Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, volunteer leaders of the Westport Weston Family Y officially turned over possession of the downtown facility to its new owners, Bedford Square Associates. […] [Read More]
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A view of the new Bedford Family Center at the Y's Mahackeno campus.

Fall Scenes from the Y’s Mahackeno Campus

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Did you know that day camps for kids were started by YMCAs? Day camping as we know it today grew out of summertime YMCA activities, such as Swimming Vacation School, Y Vacation Camp and Building Camp for boys, etc. The Westport Weston Family Y‘s popular Camp Mahackeno had its beginnings in 1939 as a “stay […] [Read More]
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Meet Feven, as in "Heaven."

A Y Cinderella Story

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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 members of our Y family, Feven (pronounced like “Heaven”). According to her guardian/mother, Brenda Renzulli, […] [Read More]
Happy campers at the Y Gymnastics Center in Norwalk.

Y Hosts Election Day Vacation Special & Gymnastics Camp, Tuesday

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With schools closed for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, local students have two special opportunities for fun activities hosted by the Westport Weston Family Y. Children ages 6 and up can enjoy games and a craft and 2 1/2 hours of gymnastics at our Y Gymnastics Center at 145 Main Street in Norwalk. Election Day […] [Read More]
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“Eat Right For Your Type” Talk by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, Nov. 6 at the Family Y

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On Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-8:15 pm, the Westport Weston Family Y will host internationally known naturopathic physician and researcher Dr. Peter D’Adamo, who will present a free lecture on how to “Eat Right for Your Type” for Family Y Members and Guests. Author of award-winning books, including The Blood Type Diet, The Genotype Diet and […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Interim CEO Philip Dwyer addressing Y staff; to his right is Board President Bonnie Strittmatter and former CEO Rob Reeves.

Philip Dwyer Assumes Duties as Interim CEO of the Family Y

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The transition in executive leadership of the Westport Weston Family Y proceeded on Monday, Oct. 27, as retired Y professional Philip Dwyer assumed his duties as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Dwyer takes the helm from Rob Reeves, who announced his resignation on Oct. 20 after a six-year tenure that saw the successful completion of the […] [Read More]
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Flu Shot Clinic Oct 2014 (3)

Flu Shot Clinic at the Family Y, Monday, Oct. 27, 8-11 am

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On Monday, Oct. 27, 8- 11 am, the Westport Weston Family Y is hosting Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, which will administer Flu Shots. This important health service is open to Y members, staff and the public, and will be held in the Coyne Tower Upper Lobby. The following insurances are accepted, no co-pay. All […] [Read More]
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Photo Highlights, Halloween Spooktacular at Y Gymnastics Center

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Enjoy this baker’s dozen of delightful photos from the Westport Weston Family Y‘s annual Halloween Spooktacular, held for the first time at our Y Gymnastics Center at 145 Main Street in Norwalk, on Friday, Oct. 24. Parents came in costume, too! Thanks to all our great gymnastics coaches, the gymnasts and volunteers who helped set […] [Read More]
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