Day: August 1, 2019

Meadow Ridge celebrates friendship.

Happy International Friendship Day! Our residents attend our Mix & Mingle every two weeks in our Atrium. You too can mix and mingle with our engaging residents where they enjoy conversation with their neighbors and make new friends!

Merritt Parkway Construction

Please be aware that the next stage of construction for improvements to the Merritt Parkway in Westport and Fairfield began July 30. Expect nightly southbound lane closures between the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:00 am Monday through Thursday, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am on Fridays, and 8:00 pm to 9:00 am on Saturdays. Intermittent closure of entrance and exit ramps at Exit 41 and 42 with signed detour routes may occur as needed.
The project will improve a 5 mile section of the Merritt Parkway and restore 11 historic bridges (over and underpasses) from the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport to the Congress Street overpass in Fairfield.

Local woman receives Mikey’s Way award.

FAIRFIELD, CT – July 25 – On July 19th, Fairfield County restaurants and businesses came together and raised over $80,000 to support kids battling cancer at the Mikey’s Way Foundation 2nd Annual Beacon of Hope event at Fairfield’s Penfield Pavilion.

The unforgettable evening included top menu items from local restaurants, exciting silent auction items, live music by the band ETA and a variety of beverages – all in the beautiful waterfront setting of the Penfield Pavilion.

Nikki Kaldawy received the Mikey’s Way Foundation Beacon of Hope award in recognition of her unwavering commitment to community service and the mission of Mikey’s Way Foundation. An Easton resident and former teacher of Mikey’s, Nikki organized the first Beacon of Hope event in 2018 and has raised in excess of $150,000 to date for the Foundation.

“Nikki has had a huge impact on Mikey’s Way in such a relatively short period of time – it is truly remarkable.” Said Les Friedman, CEO of Mikey’s Way. “With this one event, Nikki has brought together all the people, businesses and organizations she knows in support of Mikey’s vision. She is a true member of the Mikey’s Way family.”

Mikey’s Way Foundation was founded by Michael “Mikey” Friedman, who was diagnosed at 15 with a rare form of cancer. The Foundation gives laptop computers, tablets, and other Wi-Fi ready electronics to kids affected by the emotional and physical hardships of long-term debilitating treatment. They distribute these electronic gifts via their Mikey’s Way Day and Mikey’s Wish List programs to children all over the country. The gifts provide diversion and connection with family and friends, helping them to cope with cancer… Mikey’s Way.
Work is already underway for the 3rd Annual Beacon of Hope event to be held on September 11, 2020.

For more information about Mikey’s Way Foundation, visit and follow Mikey’s Way on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.