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Ryan’s Rebels need help at derby

Ryan’s Rebels needs volunteers to help at its second annual fishing derby Saturday, June 2, at Twin Brooks Park in Trumbull.

The tournament is catch and release, with entries measured for length, then let go. Volunteers are needed to help bait hooks, untangle line, measure and release fish, and offer families any other assistance needed. Those who wish to volunteer should click here to contact Ryan’s Rebels.

Ryan Joyce was a great natured, fun-loving and feisty three and a half year old.  He loved playing with his parents and sister, zooming cars and trucks around, and kicking a ball in the backyard with his buddies. And he LOVED superheroes!

In the summer of 2014 he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer.  Sadly, after a courageous 18-month battle he passed away on December 3, 2015, one month shy of his fourth birthday.

Ryan’s Rebels is committed to providing comfort and support to children and their families that are battling neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers by:

​•   Financially assisting families seeking a natural approach by helping offset costs associated with non-conventional treatment options in conjunction with current medical treatments or if conventional treatments fail.

•   Providing healthy and nutritious meals to families whose children are in treatment

•   Hosting events and fundraisers that focus on the importance of nutrition and the outdoors.

•   ​Funding neuroblastoma research and support charities that align with our mission.

More information can be found at ryansrebels.org.

Pequonnock cleanup Sunday

What: Fishing and Pequonnock River Cleanup
The Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited has selected the Pequonnock River in Trumbull for its annual spring river cleanup.
When: Sunday April 9th from 9-12
Where: Quarry Road in Trumbull, Follow directions for the Bow Tie Theaters. When you are on Quarry Road there will be parking on your right. If you pass the movie theater, you have gone too far. From the parking lot we will split into groups to cover multiple areas along the river.
Timing: The cleanup will begin at 9:00 and end around  10:00 or 10:30. At which point we can go out and enjoy the river and catch some trout.
Trout Unlimited will provide trash bags and water. Please bring your own gloves and wear good shoes.
Click here if you plan to attend.
The fish and our community thank you in advance.

Pequonnock cleanup, fishing April 9

Start fishing season off by helping to clean up the Pequonnock before wetting some flies on Sunday, April 9.

First we will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the start of Quarry Road in Trumbull with bags, gloves, and garbage claws (extendable grabbers) to pick up and bag the debris that has collected along the river.

We follow that with fishing with friends on an often overlooked stretch of the Pequonnock River that teems with fish.  The Pequonnock River alternately picks up speed and slows in pools and it makes it final run into Bunnells Pond in Beardsley Park and then on to the Sound.  Great fishing can be had on this stretch of the Pequonnock especially this early in the season.

f you choose later to fish Bunnells Pond (the pond at the bottom half of Beardsley Park across from the zoo) itself know that it drops off suddenly and has many hazardous underwater currents.  It is prohibited to wade or swim into Bunnells Pond itself.  Fishing from the shore of Bunnells Pond is allowed.

Dave Edgeworth will lead the outing.

Click here to RSVP.

Subdivision proposed near Pequonnock River

Joanne Owens, who lives along the Pequonnock and across from the Mallett property is one of many residents who live near the 10-acre property and are concerned about the potential impact of a plan to build 15 single-family homes. Trumbull Times - Kate Czaplinski photo

Residents of the Daniels Farm area in Trumbull are concerned about the possible effects of a proposed subdivision on the Pequonnock River.

Click here to read The Trumbull Times story.