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Getting Carded

December 14, 2018

Summit resident Alicia Broughel happily holds the $500 Summit VISA Gift Card she claimed as the Grand Prize Winner in Summit Downtown, Inc.'s 'Shop Summit Passport' contest.

The card, accepted at more than 100 participating Summit businesses, is sure to come in handy as she does her holiday shopping. Ten other lucky individuals also each won $100 ...

View From The Top

Ten-year-old Will Arnstein -- an American Ninja Warrior Jr. contestant -- is perched atop a piece of the Connection's new 'warrior' equipment during The Connection's 'Warrior Challenge' open training session.

The event, which raised money for The Connection's Community Service and Scholarship Fund, saw Arnstein deliver an ...

Elves Not on Their Shelves

Franklin Elementary School students Grace Madden, Florence Chapman, Lola Masyra, Stella Masyra and Zach Battistella -- all members of the school's 'Kindness Crew' and lead organizers of the Franklin's 'Toys for Tots' Drive -- load some of the 220 toys collected through initiative into a car for drop-off.

'Marine Toys ...

Definitely On-Key

Members and Sustainers of the Junior League of Summit, along with families whose children the 'Keys 2 Success' program serves, were joined by other 'Keys 2 Success' supporters at a benefit concert for the program at Christ Church in Summit.

Launched in 2016 by Julliard-trained classical ...

The Big Man Will See You Now

Arriving to the Village Green in high style via a City Fire Department rig, Kris Kringle made what has become a Hilltop Holiday tradition -- his annual pre-flight visit to Summit.

In addition to posing for photos with all the good little boys and girls -- and listening to each of their special under-the-tree-please requests -- Mr. Claus helped Summit Mayor Nora ...

Welcome to 'Our Town'

Summit middle schoolers Marek Muzyka and Anna Heil rehearse for the upcoming Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, with performances set for November 30 and December 1, at 7:30 p.m. each evening, in the LCJSMS Auditorium.

The minimalist staging -- there is no curtain and no scenery -- is intentional as the ...

The Light of Giving

The NASDAQ tower in Times Square served as a clarion call to millions of passers-by when it lit up with a message to support The Connection in Summit on 'Giving Tuesday'.

Entering its seventh year and held annually on the heels of the commercially-potent 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday', 'Giving Tuesday' -- or #GivingTuesday -- is a global ...

Glowing Commitment

Thousands of luminaries casting a gorgeous glow over the Hilltop City on Christmas Eve is one of many moments that make the holidays special in Summit. The Annual Summit Luminary Fund Project, which began 36 years ago, has grown into a successful community effort which raised more than $77,000 for local charities last year alone.

Lois Schneider Realtor has been ...

Community Gem

Ninety-one-year-old Al Kessler (seated) -- who has worked in SAGE Eldercare's furniture restoration workshop for two decades -- and his family gather at 'Age Out Loud', an event that raised awareness about SAGE’s role as an important community resource and the need for services and programs to help vulnerable older adults in the area remain ...

Gold Standard

Lauren Ettinger, yearbook advisor, Rachel Quartuccio, Cecelia Webb and Stefanie Jurista, yearbook advisor, proudly display the Garden State Scholastic Press Association GOLD Award they earned for the 2017-18 Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School yearbook, which featured the theme of 'Color Outside the Lines'.

The Hilltop City middle school was one of eight New ...

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