TAVF hosts another FilmFest4Veterans presenting Howard Films’ epic “Running the Coast”! Nov. 29 & 30, 6-9pm at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT (Ticket link below)

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TICKETS available online via Eventbrite, Click Here! to get yours, PLUS DETAILS & MORE INFO – don’t wait, limited seating of about 150.

Hope you can join us Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 29 & 30 to thrill to Howard Films’ epic “Running the Coast” which follows the 1000 mile annual migration of the Striped Bass along the Eastern seaboard, and the fanatic anglers who pursue them! Shown in 3 parts over 2 nights…it will be a lot of fun for some very good causes… click the link above!


Day of Giving at Jersey Mike’s

Nobody does it quite like Jersey Mike’s in Branford, CT. Owner Marc Ferns (L – in red) donates 100% of sales on the last Wednesday of March, the “Day of Giving”. The best part is that everybody gets to pitch in by simply purchasing a lunch or dinner. In March 2016, the Branford store won 5th place nationally (out of over 1,000 stores) in single-store funds raised! BRAVO! & Thank You!!

See you at Jersey Mikes on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We Love Roy’s Rock!

Truth be told, there is no place many of us would rather be than on Roy’s Rock at Killam’s Point on the Long Island Sound. It’s not just a place, a spot on a rock where the fishing is good, but rather it’s a state of mind. It’s a place where time can stand still…where we’re surrounded by nature, with the wind in our faces, the water at our feet, and the sun melting away the worries and concerns of our day.

We’re never alone out there on that rock, even if we’re in that zone we call our “happy place.” Beyond the souls to our left or right are all the vets and volunteers who have made this place so special. They show up to go fishing together, enjoy a home-cooked meal, and help share the love…that’s what it’s all about at Take A Vet Fishing.

One day a man named Roy Jenkins showed up with a group from the VA’s Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center. Roy had fished all his life and had plans to do a lot more with his brother when they both retired in southern Virginia. But shortly after that day came, Roy lost his good vision, and his dream of spending a lot of time on the water suddenly evaporated. He was forced to sell his boat and had to give up his driver’s license.

As he told us later, he was in a bad way that day he came out fishing with us, but what happened next changed us all, especially Roy. We got to talking, and Roy got to fishing again. The sun came out for him and his joy returned. He was among friends doing what he loved, and there was no place that he would have rather been! Roy came back several times over the years and our friendship deepened as we stayed in touch. If you ask him today, he’ll tell you how some of his life’s best memories are of being out on that rock with people who care, and who helped him rekindle that spark.