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Fitness week hits the local Y

The Westport/Weston YMCA holds its very first Fitness Week Expo on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Evi Tarshis '20 and Ella Bloomingdale '20

November 26, 2019

YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

Changes to Camp Mahackeno include the construction of a new pool, swim pad, and pool house

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor

September 21, 2019

The Westport Weston Family YMCA began a two-story, 22,000 square foot building addition and numerous campus renovations early September 2019. The construction is expected to cost around $25 million.  According to, the changes aim to reinstate the gymnastics program from the Norwalk c...

Excitement surrounds Compo basketball renovations

Excitement surrounds Compo basketball renovations

Jackson Livingstone, Staff Writer

May 14, 2016

As the colds of winter and rains of early spring slowly recede, many Staples students find that their everyday activities move outdoors as temperatures begin to rise. Of the hobbies undergoing shift, pickup basketball surely ranks supreme for many individuals, as they move from the polished indoor...

Swim team sophomores make a splash

Swim team sophomores make a splash

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

  Although the Staples boys’ swim and dive team season has only just begun, they have already made an impact. With newfound talent from the freshman and sophomores, the swim and dive team has beaten both Westhill and Fairfield-Ludlowe co-op. Despite their loss of seniors, the team has upheld their enthusiasm from last year. “It ...

Westport Y Gymnasts to showcase in Finland

Westport Y Gymnasts to showcase in Finland

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015

In mid July, the Westport YMCA Exhibition Gymnastics team will pack up their leotards and hop on a plane to Finland for the World Gymnaestrada. The World Gymnaestrada is run by the International Federation of Gymnastics and is the largest gymnastic event in the world, held for eight days every four ...

Art About Town captures Westport spirit with colorful fun and festivities

Renee Weisz, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

  On Thursday May 21, Main Street bustled with Westporters of all ages, was filled with the sounds of live music, aromas of fresh-out-of-the oven garlic knots, and art of all shapes and sizes at the opening night street party for Art About Town. During this month long street art gallery, ho...

Town of Westport experiences multitude of heavy renovations

Town of Westport experiences multitude of heavy renovations

Ander Hovstadius, Katelyn Deagro, Staff Writer, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015

Construction in Westport, centered in the downtown area and on Post Road, has been increased due to a delay in schedule that originated from several years back. The renovation of the roads started a number of years ago when  Westport Town Public Works proposed to redo  town roads. However, given...

Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics dance the night away

Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics dance the night away

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

December 18, 2014

On December 15, the Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics held their annual holiday show filled with jingling bells, vibrant colored glow sticks, and sparkly leotards. Families crowded around the gymnast mats, cameras in hand, preparing to capture this holiday spirit. The crowd sat in anticipation as the gy...

Students mull over the future of the old YMCA

Students mull over the future of the old YMCA

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

When the YMCA moved from its old home at 59 Post Road E. in downtown Westport to Mahackeno, the tudor building that it was once housed in was more than a vacant property.  It is a building full of memories for many students. Many students, such as Griffin O’Neill ’17, have fond memories of the YMC...

New YMCA lacks gymnastics

Until the Westport Weston family Y undergoes phase two of their renovation, Westport gymnasts are forced to practice at the Norwalk Y.

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

From Feb. 2013 to Aug. 2014, the Westport Weston family YMCA has undergone huge changes in phase one of its’ renovation. The $38.5 million new facility includes a pool, a wellness center, a cafe, a gymnasium, child watch, and incorporates 100 exercise classes per week. Despite the vast amount of improvem...

So long Main Street, welcome Mahackeno

The new, and greatly improved wellness center.

Caroline O'Kane, Photo Editor

October 12, 2014

The day has finally come to say goodbye to what some call their home away from home on the Post Road in Westport and meet their new home off of exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. Some expressed excitement, others sadness, and many have bittersweet feelings. Ninety years ago Westport introduced the YMCA,...

Neighbors have mixed reactions to new YMCA

Neighbors have mixed reactions to new YMCA

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

October 10, 2014

Announced in 2011, the YMCA’s trek from downtown Westport to 4 Allen Raymond Lane was a long one. On Aug. 28, a ribbon was cut, but the new Y’s doors remained closed. Its waste-water treatment is approved by the state, but it was awaiting the Town of Westport’s approval. Until it’s approved,...

Westport kids race in the YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon

Westport kids race in the YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon

Caroline O’Kane, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014

The Staples parking lot was packed full with over 75 cars holding dedicated runners, bikers, and swimmers, all of whom were ready to participate in the seventh annual YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon this Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Rob Reeves, Chief Executive Officer of the Westport Y describes this event as ...

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