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Y Groundbreaking Photo Highlights

The real work of Building What Matters — a modern new home for the Westport Weston Family Y — is under way, following the official groundbreaking ceremony held on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Y’s 32-acre Mahackeno campus.

“The Y has always served as a center of community life and wellness for our local citizens of all ages,” said Jim Marpe, Chair of the Family Y’s governing Board of Trustees. “Today, we are taking a very important next step in assuring that our mission of community center and wellness continues, not just for the current generation of those who live and work in our towns, but also for future generations of local families for decades to come.”

“We knew what we were doing would be good for the community,” said Rob Reeves, the Y’s chief executive officer, as reported yesterday by Westport News’ Paul Schott. “We stayed the course and stayed positive and met all the expectations of all the governing bodies. It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work over many, many years.” To read the complete article, please click here.

We've posted a gallery of images from this landmark occasion on our "Who, What, When -- and Y" blog at This link will take you to the article, and below that collection of photos (with captions!), you’ll find some wonderful renderings of what our new Family Y will look like from both the outside and inside. And following that are some images of the transformative work being done in preparation of the start of actual construction.

To show your support of our new Y, please click here to donate and upload a favorite photo of your own to our "Picture Yourself at the New Family Y" picture mosaic fundraising project. Thanks!