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Apostolic Community Church of Jesus & Ministries
146 Center St, Meriden, CT 06450
Located next to the post office on Center Street, Apostolic Community Church has been serving Meriden since 1951. TheMore church adheres to a Bible-based philosophy, in which "the Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth and the destiny of humanity," according to its Web site. The church also runs choir and youth groups, Bible study and a focus on missions.
Shiner Signs Inc.
38 Elm St, Meriden, CT 06450
Since 1904, Shiner Signs of Meriden has been a point of paramount significance in the world of sign making. With itsMore long history, Shiner Signs has grown from a simple, local sign-making service to a nationwide sign manufacturing and installation company. Whether you require a sign for a single company or a franchise or need its graphic team to custom design something specific, Shiner Sign guarantees the utmost in professional service.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450

For 120 years, John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home has been serving citizens of Meriden in all its funeral needs.More Ferry's is a staple in Meriden town history and the interesting story of its evolution can be found in its entirety at the company's website.

Ferry's offers traditional and cremation services and will tailor the funeral to suit any religious affiliation.It is a member of The International Order of the Golden Rule, The National Funeral Directors Association and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Inc.

Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT 06451
The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting theMore Quinnipiac River and its watershed area. This waterway has a history of waste disposal. However, the QRWA has been instrumental in getting the river cleaned up and ready for shared use. The organization brings together agencies, scientists and volunteers for a variety of conservation and recreation-related activities, from lifting migratory fish over a dam in Wallingford to building osprey nest platforms in North Haven to hosting the longest running canoe and kayak race in Connecticut.
Meriden Public Library
105 Miller St, Meriden, CT 06450
The Meriden Public Library is the community's nerve center – a place Director Karen Roesler dubs "The People'sMore University." It has an extensive book collection and interlibrary loan system that allows residents to pull a tome from an area library if Meriden doesn't have it, along with perpetually new technology that members can use to apply for jobs, scan and e-mail documents and download e-books. The library offers Notary Public services. It also specializes in local history. Staff members give seminars on genealogy and field questions and calls from all around the country on Meriden history, like questions about local factories where nationally-distributed products were made. The library also enjoys a special relationship with Meriden-raised author Tomie De Paola, who has visited and held programs there.
Center Congregational Church
Broad St & E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450
Established in 1724, Center Congregational is the parish that founded Meriden. At that time, a town was not officialMore until it had a pastor. When residents of what was greater Wallingford tired of walking miles to their church, they broke off from it -- and their town -- and started Center Congregational. The church's rich history doesn't end there, in the mid-1800's its congregation was filled with staunch abolitionists.  According to pastor James Olson, this focus on social justice is still evident in Center Congregational's community today. In addition to lending out space to non-profit groups like the Central Connecticut Youth Orchestras, the church has a Parish Nursing program where registered nurses offer the congregation health education and screenings and on the first and third Wednesday of each month record blood pressure, provide medical advice and referrals from the general public from noon to 3pm.
Ryder's On Main
467 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451

"Bringing it back to where it all began" is Ryder's On Main's slogan, and the staff works hard to make that statementMore ring true. The bar itself has a long history in Meriden structurally, but since the Ryders took over in 2008, they have worked hard to turn the place into an upscale, high-energy bar and dining experience.

Lynn Ryder is a 1991 Platt High School graduate and resident and loves her town. Ryder's has a strong affliation with local charities and fundraisers.

For entertainment, Ryder's features live music, comedy shows, trivia Tuesdays, and the full NFL ticket and karaoke with Patty the Energizer every Sunday. Call Ryder's to book your shower, stag, birthday or special event.

See www.rydersonmain.com for upcoming events and full menu.

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