The Bedford Family and the Family Y

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Two families, one shared story. The first family traces its roots in Westport to 1861. The second got its start on Sept. 5, 1923, and from that first day to the current day, the center of community life that is the Westport Weston Family Y owes a profound and lasting debt of gratitude, indeed its […] [Read More]

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

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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 Ambassador Club Luncheon for 25-Year Members, Sept. 12

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The Family Y is hosting its seventh annual Ambassador Club Luncheon, for those who have been a member of the Family Y (or any other YMCA) for 25 years or more. If you’ve celebrated a quarter-century or more of Y membership, please join us on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Bedford Room at 12 noon […] [Read More]
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Family Y Strong Kids Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 22 at Staples

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The Family Y’s 7th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon takes place the morning of Sunday, Sept. 22, at Staples High School. This fun, festive event helps raise awareness — and funds — for the Family Y’s annual fundraising effort. Triathlon participants compete for age group awards, and each child receives a T-shirt and a medal as […] [Read More]

My Y Story: Arlene Yolles — ‘It’s Always Good!’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: As promised, September is Highlight Member Month.  I plan on posting blog items throughout the month about members who want to share their story with me … who you are and why you are a member of the Y. Let’s start with Arlene Yolles’ wonderful “Y Story”: The Y has been my […] [Read More]

Sept. 5, 1923: The Day Westport Got Its ‘Y’

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  Editor’s Note: The Westport Weston Family Y will celebrate its 90th Anniversary with a street party on Church Lane from 4 to 6 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. At 5:30 pm, we’ll have a mass sing-along of “Happy Birthday, Family Y,” offer cake and a beverage to our guests, and make a special […] [Read More]

Water Rat Tryouts Attract 120 Hopeful Young Swimmers

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More than 120 children tried out for the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “It’s amazing that we had so many eager young swimmers at our tryouts,” said Adrienne Williams, co-president of the Water Rat Parents Club, who with several other Water Rat volunteer leaders spent a very hectic […] [Read More]

Gunvald Moen: Going Great Guns as a Y Ambassador and Y’s Man

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Editor’s Note: On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12 noon, the Westport Weston Family Y proudly hosts its seventh annual Ambassador Club Luncheon. The luncheon is held to celebrate the commitment to and support of the YMCA of our Family Y members who have belonged to our Y or another YMCA for 25 years or more. […] [Read More]
Categories: Community