A Kick Start to a Healthy Heart!

On February 11th we kicked off the year with an event to advocate for the American Heart Association. Our Subaru Ambassador Elizabeth Joss shared her frightening story of her history with heart disease with Reynolds'. "If someone would have told me at the age of 42 that I had to have emergency double by-pass heart surgery, I would have thought they were crazy! However, that is exactly what happened in May of 2004. The doctors were as surprised as I was, even though I have a long family history of heart disease I was not diagnosed with red flag indicators such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high BMI, or Diabetes. Although I did smoke, had stressful events occurring, and not exercising it was not enough for the doctor to be concerned about me having heart trouble. After doing research, I discovered that I did have symptoms prior to my first heart event and that women's symptoms are often different from men's; which is why it was and can be overlooked by not only patients but by the physician as well. Warning signs that lead me to seek out professional care were: extra fatigue, occasional pain in my jaw, broke out in cold sweats, sporadic pains in my chest/upper back, and heart palpitations. After my emergency surgery I researched and learned classic symptoms, causes and more as well as that heart disease is the # 1 cause of death in our nation."

In her honor and for the millions of others suffering from heart disease, we decided to host our first event of the year. Middlesex Hospital staff discussed heart disease: preventatives, symptoms, offered blood pressure readings, and brochures. Raffle prizes were donated by YMCA, Vitality Spa, and gift certificates for Reynolds' Garage and Marine. Food was graciously donated by Subway of Old Lyme and TJ'Pizza of Old Saybrook.

14th Annual Marine Open House

Join us rain or shine Saturday, March 11th for one of the largest and best open houses around. You will have the opportunity to meet two B.A.S.S. Elite pros: Tommy Biffle and Paul Mueller, view two boats with equipment that have new innovations proven to be "game changers" in the world of competitive bass fishing: the all new Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor and another with Garmin's Panoptix live sonar! Enjoy a Free BBQ lunch by Red Neck Heaven and several vendors with tackle on hand. As if that will not be enough we will also have representatives from Lowrance, Humminbird, Garmin, Minn Kota, Quantum, Strike King, Bass Mafia, Shimano, and Costa Del Mar to answer any questions you may have! Time breakdown of this event is as shown: *9am Open House begins *11am Biffle will be discussing shallow water tactics for catching significantly more bass in tough conditions. *12pm Free BBQ lunch will be served. *1pm Mueller will be demonstrating how to use electronics to find and catch more fish. *4pm Open House ends.

Giving Tree Success

Throughout December we collected art supply donations for hospice free art therapy program, as part of our Love Promise. Thank you for all the amazing contributions donated to help Center for Hospice Care of SECT. This program was developed to create a judgment free setting for people expressing their grievances through creative art. When facing a difficult loss, don't do it alone; or if you know someone who is suffering from a loss please spread the news. Please visit Hospicesect.org to sign up for a free six week course!

Want to know how hard we work to get you the car of your dreams?

Recently, Nik Len, our inventory coordinator, took a trip to the Niagara Falls area to get one of our customers their dream car. We can do the same for you! Nik has been with Reynolds Subaru for over two years,  referred to us by another loyal customer…Kristina L. Nik handles everything from dealer trades to lot maintenance. 

We are Hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and We Need Your Help!

As is tradition at Reynolds, we are hosting an event to try and give back to the community that has faithfully supported us since 1859. We are going to be collaborating with the Southeastern Connecticut branch of the American Red Cross to set up a blood drive this coming fall. This drive will coincide with the grand opening of our new Subaru showroom and service department; food, drinks and good company will be provided. Anyone who participates will be entered to win raffle prizes

It is well known that the American Red Cross does great work with disaster relief and humanitarian aid around the world; however, their most important function, especially locally, is the collection and distribution of donated blood. They are currently at what is considered an emergency low for blood supplies, meaning if there was a disaster tomorrow they would not have enough donated blood to supply those injured and would have to start purchasing blood. If you are interested and would like to add your name to our list, email Mike@Reynolds1859.com or Nora@Reynolds1859.com. We implore you to sign up and make an appearance this fall. There are many benefits of donating blood ranging from saving a life to learning your blood type.

Often we learn of neighbors in need of living organ donors, for example Rob Wallace. An Old Lyme family man is in need of a living liver donor. Follow his story at robsjourney.com and learn the benefits of becoming an organ donor

Update on Construction Site

We are excited with the progression of our new facility! We look forward to moving into our new facility later this summer. Some of the wonderful conveniences our customers can look forward to include: A service drive-in, you can now drive in the building when visiting to get service work! No more getting out of your car during inclement weather when you drop your car off for service! Enjoy our new lounge with gas fireplace, a quiet lounge and an outdoor deck for those days you just want to soak up the sun, all with breathtaking water views of Hamburg Cove. There will be a new refreshment center to enjoy, all while your little ones have fun in our play area. We can't wait for you to enjoy all our new amenities.

Subaru Takes Home Another Award!

The all new redesigned Impreza is the first small vehicle to be awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (IIHS, 2017)! It is a proud day to be a Subaru owner, to own a vehicle that has the safest reviews on the road. Not only did the 2017 Impreza receive top ratings for crash protection, but a superior front crash prevention system, as well as good rated head lights! An all-around superb vehicle whether you choose to purchase the sedan or hatchback! Schedule your test drive today to recognize the superiority of this vehicle to other small cars around!

2017 Impreza Multimedia System

  • Magellan Navi: Quality navigation
  • eBird: Bird watching lovers
  • Best Parking: Locating and comparing parking rates
  • YELP: Go to app for locating businesses
  • Glympse: Sharing current location with trusted family and friends
  • RightTrack: Tips to driving safer
  • Quick Reference Guide: Featuring " In Vehicle Help" an interactive searchable guide
  • Eventseeker: Discover and learn more about events in their local proximity
*To access customers need the latest update of Starlink

Upcoming 2017 Open Northern Bass Tournament Events

  • April 22nd Candlewood Lake (Danbury Town Park) Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $225
  • May 13th Lake Winnipesaukee (Ellacoya State Park) Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $225
  • June 10th CT River, Reynolds' Boats Customer Appreciation (Haddam Meadows) *Winning team is automatic qualifier for T.O.C.* Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $225
  • July 22nd Lake Champlain (Plattsburgh) Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $225
  • August 26th Lake Champlain (Plattsburgh) Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $225
  • September 16th and 17th Sebago Lake (Point Sebago)*Double Points event* Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $225
  • October 6th and 7th Lake Champlain (Ticonderoga) *T.O.C* Entry Fee (Includes Lunker): $150

For more information visit ReynoldsBoats.com or email Chris@ReynoldsBoats.com

Proud Sponsor of These Local Events

10th Annual Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 20th from 9am to 2pm at McCook Point Park, Niantic, CT. Children can climb various vehicles, and discover the world of trucks. Suggested donations of $4 (ages 3 and up), for more information please visit: cfapress.com

Tour De Lyme: Sunday, May 21st at Ashlawn Farm, Lyme, CT. This event is an annual charitable cycling event organized by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust (LLCT). This event will offer rides for all ability levels. For more information please visit: tourdelyme.org *Used bikes can be dropped off at our location for The Bikes for Kids organization, any day at any time.

Save the Date for our 7th Annual Pet Adoption

Please join us Saturday, May 20th rain or shine for our Seventh Annual Pet Adoption! We are helping foster parents, animal shelters, and animal recues adopt as many animals as possible to their forever home!Please help us make a difference by either spreading the word about the adoption or mentioning it to rescues in your area that we are hosting this event and welcome any volunteers/rescuers/foster parents. Free food, refreshments, and a raffle to win prizes donated from nearby establishments will be available. Please join us on our mission to help animals in need! We hope to see you there!