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Summit PBA, FMBA Holiday 'Toys for Tots' Drive Underway

December 2, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual 'United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots' holiday toy drive -- hosted locally by the Summit Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) #55 and Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) #54 -- is now underway. The Drive seeks donations of new and unwrapped toys through December 14.

The PBA and FMBA will collect and ...

County Libraries Hosts Virtual Discussion with Noted Author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Dec. 7

CRANFORD, NJ - The Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) will host a virtual visit with author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on December 7, beginning at 7: 30 p.m. via Zoom. The event is part of an LUCC-sponsored series of discussions exploring the subject of Race, Empowerment and Experience.

This program is free for all to attend. Registration is required and ...

Writings of Summit's Darcey Gohring Featured in Book Chronicling Life in COVID 'Epicenter'

SUMMIT, NJ - Darcey Gohring, writer and Summit resident, is one of the featured authors in Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter, a book which depicts life in New York and New Jersey -- the nation’s first COVID-19 epicenter -- during the first four months of the pandemic.

The full-color, coffee table book includes photos that capture the surreal landscapes and ...

Roots Steakhouse in Summit Set to Reopen

SUMMIT, NJ - Shut down for two-plus weeks due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases among its staff, Roots Steakhouse in Summit is set to reopen November 28. Harvest Restaurant Group Owner / CEO Chip Grabowski confirmed via email to TAPinto Summit that the restaurant will, indeed, reopen for business and operate per to its normal business hours of:


11:30 a.m. - ...

'HillTop Elf Scavenger Hunt' Begins on Summit's 'Small Business Saturday'

SUMMIT, NJ - The elves are not just on the shelves.

Summit Downtown, Inc. has created a new promotion for this holiday season that sees 'HillTop Elves' hidden within 80 different downtown Summit businesses and-or in storefront windows. Beginning on 'Small Business Saturday' November 28, shoppers and their families are urged to wander downtown in search of ...

Trunk Show: Summit Arboretum Hosts 'Festival of Trees' Dec. 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will hold its first annual 'Festival of Trees, A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays' on December 13. For health safety reason, the event will feature three time slots -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 3 to 4:30 p.m. -- with a limited number of participants for each.

The 'Festival of Trees' will ...

Summit's Zack Olson Helps Big Green Win 'College Fed Challenge'

WASHINGTON, DC - Summit High School class of 2017 alum Zack Olson was one of five Dartmouth College students on a Big Green team that captured the ]College Fed Challenge', a competition that encourages students to learn about the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

The 'College Fed Challenge' is a team competition for ...

Union County Announces COVID-19 Rental Relief Program

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents will be eligible to receive up to six months of rental assistance through a rent relief program for eligible residents adversely impacted by COVID-19. Residents can apply through one of three partner nonprofit agencies for needed assistance beginning November 16.

A total of $1,350,000 will be available through federal funds for residents who ...

Summit's Christ Church Invites All to Interactive Memorial Honoring NJ Lives Lost During Pandemic

SUMMIT, NJ - An interactive art installation -- in memory of the nearly 16,500 people who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey -- will debut at Christ Church in Summit November 15 and remain in place through November 30.

All are invited to visit and post a note or tie a ribbon in memory of someone they know who has passed away during this ...

Differing Narratives Emerge on Restaurant Group's Handling of Summit Roots Steakhouse COVID-19 Outbreak

SUMMIT, NJ - Harvest Restaurant Group of Morris Plains -- which operates 14 dining establishments in New Jersey, including Roots Steakhouse in Summit -- is getting grilled on social media over the way some claim it has handled a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the two-week closure of four of their restaurants. Shuttered for a fortnight are Roots Steakhouse and the ...