See our Veterans Day pullout on pages 11-14 See the full section online at www.merricklife.com after 11/11/11 Celebrating over 70 years www.MerrickLife.com Printed on recycled paper Quick response teams rescue woman from crash Vol. 74 No. 45 (USPS 049-500) Merrick, NY 11566 The Community Newspaper Thursday, November 10, 2011 75¢ RESPONSE TEAM EXTRICATES WOMAN FROM FIERY CRASH IN NORTH MERRICK: Emergency rescue workers from NCPD, ESU and the Nor th Merrick Fire Depar tment were summoned Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. to an overturned SUV that hit the bridge abutment of Meadowbrook Road on the Southern State Parkway. A fire in the engine compar tment was quickly extinguished and the rescue personnel extricated a female driver who was trapped in the vehicle for half an hour. She was taken to the hospital. MFD Photo by Paul DeMaria F FI IE EL LD D O OF F H HO ON NO OR R 2 20 01 11 1 The Merrick Kiwanis Club began a new service project this year honoring veterans. At the Merrick Street Fair Kiwanis members sold flags for a “Field of Honor” currently at the Veterans Memorial Park on Merrick Avenue across from Camp Avenue. The flags are on display from November 1 through November 15 and are meant to make those people passing by think about our veterans – past and present – and to appreciate what they do for us every day. Residents filled out forms that had areas for those In Honor Of as well as In Memory of ... All proceeds from this fundraising effort will be donated to support veterans’ projects. Kiwanis President, Cathy O’Malley along with the other club members want to say thank you to all veterans. The Merrick Kiwanis Club is involved in many projects in the community. We are the club with a heart. For information regarding Merrick Kiwanis, call Chairperson Doug Mills at 223-2220. CHSD board fields questions on hypothermia page 2 Election results page 3 Looking for Man and Woman of the year Holiday issue deadline copy and ads Friday, November 11 page 4 NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about y our neighbors! 88 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.