Baacckk ttoo S Scchhooooll IIssssuuee B Auug guusstt 1166 A Seenndd yyoouurr aaddss aanndd ccooppyy S Auugguusstt 1100 bbyy FFrriiddaayy,, A Scan our QR code on your smart phone to visit our website! www.MerrickLife.com Celebrating over 70 years Printed on recycled paper Summer time Fun, Sun and BBQs Vol. 75 No. 31 (USPS 340-100) Merrick, NY 11566 The Community Newspaper BALLOON HATS were in abundance at the the Curé of Ars annual summer BBQ on Sunday. Gerard Portilla, along with his family, enjoyed friends, food, Summertime Beach Bag boogie page 2 Korean War memorial unveiled page 7 Thursday, August 2, 2012 75¢ fun, games and kids’ activities, including massive balloon hats. See more photos on page 3. Merrick Life photo by Patricia McKay Water taxi: A new way to commute page 11 New Merrick Library trustees announced page 12 NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! 57 local people’s names were in y our community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.