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, CT06451 The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the…More 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.
Center Congregational Church Broad St & E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 Established in 1724, Center Congregational is the parish that founded Meriden. At that time, a town was not official…More 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.