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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

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

Family Y to Combine Hafaday and Mahackeno Summer Camps for 2014

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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

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

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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]

Parents ‘Shop ‘n’ Drop’ Night Out at the Y, Friday, Dec. 13

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Enjoy a night out — say, dinner and maybe some holiday shopping — while your youngsters have fun at the Westport Weston Family Y. Drop off and pick up in the Gymnastic Center, 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday, Dec. 13. Children ages 5 to 12 will enjoy games, a craft project, gymnastics, free swim, […] [Read More]
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Latest Views of New Y Under Construction at Mahackeno

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The scores of workers at the construction site of the new Westport Weston Family Y facility at Mahackeno are busy as Santa’s elves these days, as they continue to “Build What Matters” for our community. Progress continues each day on the Y’s new 54,000 sq. ft. Bedford Family Center, the first stage of the new […] [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]

Water Rats Raise $33,000 for Philippines Relief

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About 150 members of the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team raised more than $33,000 in the “Swim for the Philippines,”  a five-hour event held on Wednesday to benefit Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18 swam as many laps as they could in 30 […] [Read More]