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A young Y gymnast soars at the Holiday Show.

Family Y Gymnasts Dazzle at Annual Holiday Show

Dozens of young gymnasts in the Westport Weston Family Y’s acclaimed Gymnastic Program performed their annual Holiday Gymnastic Show to a capacity crowd of family and friends in the Y’s Gymnastic Center on Tuesday evening, Dec. 17. Under the direction of Sally Silverstein and her coaching staff, members of the Y’s Competitive, Pre-Competitive and Showtime […] [Read More]
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Travel Basketball 6th grade team 2013-2014

Y Teams Kick Off Travel Basketball Season

The Westport Weston Family Y Travel Basketball program is all set for the 2013-2014 season. Each year, the Y fields competitive teams for players in grades 5 through 8 for play in the Fairfield County Basketball League, traditionally one of the toughest leagues in the state. By rule, our Y’s travel team players must reside […] [Read More]
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Pizza with Santa

Pizza with Santa at the Family Y, Friday, Dec. 20

Celebrate the holiday the Family Y way! Join us on Friday, Dec. 20, when Santa makes a special visit to the Westport Weston Family Y. Held in the Gymnastic Center from 6 pm to 7:15 pm, this special annual event includes cookie decorating, a Christmas craft, two slices of pizza and a drink. Kids, bring […] [Read More]
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Water Rats Ice the Competition at Annual Winter Classic

Nearly 90 members of the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team’s 10 & Under squad traveled to The Canterbury School in New Milford, CT., on Dec. 8 to take part in the annual Regional YMCA of Western CT 10 & Under Winter Classic. Competing against eight other swim teams, our young Water Rats […] [Read More]
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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

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]
A view of Camp Mahackeno, taken Dec. 10.

Family Y to Combine Hafaday and Mahackeno Summer Camps for 2014

This summer, the Westport Weston Family Y will conduct Mahackeno summer day camp in conjunction with its Hafaday Swim Lesson Program at the Y’s downtown facility. The joint Hafaday-Mahackeno 2014 camp program will have 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 16 and ending the week of Aug. 22. Registration for Hafaday begins Monday, Jan. 6; for […] [Read More]
Miss Danette with two of her "Jitterbugs."

Parent-Child Programs at the Y Provide Quality Family Time

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]
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Add the Y’s Giving Tree to Your Holiday Shopping

Midge’s Membership Blog: As Christmas rapidly approaches (I know, can you believe it?!) our thoughts go to spending time with family, sleigh rides, hot chocolate, roasting chestnuts, caroling, decorating the tree and, of course, buying gifts for those near and dear. Here’s a thought – before you stroll down Main Street and fill your shopping […] [Read More]