First Lady Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Visits to YMCAs

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Consider this perhaps as a sign that the election season is upon us, but moreso as an indication of the vital role that YMCAs play across the nation and around the world in helping develop and nurture our youth, promoting healthy living for all, and fostering a sense of social responsibility throughout the community. We […] [Read More]

Free Event: Fall Family Fiesta at Mahackeno, Sunday, Oct. 14

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The seventh annual Fall Family Fiesta will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Mahackeno Outdoor Center. The Westport Weston Family Y’s signature fall family event is free and open to everyone in the community. Children of all ages are invited to the 32-acre Mahackeno campus, longtime home of […] [Read More]

“Just Add Water” to Expand the Family Y’s New Aquatic Center

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The $1.5 million time-limited “Just Add Water Soon” (aka JAWS) campaign aims to add lanes, space and more aquatic features at new Y to keep up with growing demand The leaders of the Westport Weston Family Y’s campaign to fund and construct a new home for the Family Y have launched a time-limited effort that […] [Read More]

Family Y Archery Classes Hit Bull’s-Eye with Local Youth

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The Family Y’s Fall Session of new classes and programs is off to a great start! Three highlights: Our new Fencing for Teens class is full  and coach Kevin Wielk’s Travel Basketball Workshop for boys in grades 5 and 6 is also at capacity. Our Water Rat coaches were expecting some 70 new swimmers at […] [Read More]

Swim, Ride and Run for Fun at the Strong Kids Triathlon, Sept. 23

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The Family Y’s 3rd Annual Strong Kids Triathlon takes place the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23, at Staples High School. This fun, festive event helps raise awareness — and funds — for the Family Y’s annual fundraising effort, the Strong Kids Campaign.Triathlon participants compete for age group awards, and each child receives a T-shirt and […] [Read More]

Youth Fun Night at the Y, Saturday, Sept. 15, for 4th-7th Graders

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The Family Y will hold its first Youth Fun Night of the school year on Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30-9:30 pm. All local 4th-7th graders are welcome to participate as the Family Y transforms into our community’s clubhouse for tweens and teens only. Activities include free-swim time in the Stauffer pool and open gym for basketball […] [Read More]

Lillian Cenatiempo Named New Director of the Family Y Dance Center

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Family Y Offers New Classes for Fall/Winter Semester Now Under Way; “Bring a Friend Week” Slated for Oct. 1-4 With the start of the Fall/Winter semester, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Dance Center is back in full swing, offering a variety of new classes and with a new Director, Lillian Cenatiempo, en pointe. For the […] [Read More]

New Community Leaders Named to Y’s Governing Boards

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The Westport Weston Family Y has announced the appointment of seven new members to the nonprofit charitable organization’s Board of Directors and two new members to its Board of Trustees. The new board members gathered for an orientation meeting on Sept. 6 at the Westport home of Mary Ellen and Jim Marpe. Jim is the […] [Read More]