2020 Summit Chinese New Year Celebration

2020 Summit Chinese New Year Celebration will be held at the Summit Middle School Auditorium (227 Morris Ave, Summit) Sunday, Jan 12th form 1:30 to 5:00pm.  It is the major gathering event for the Chinese residents from Summit and surrounding areas, with attendance of Summit Mayor and Council members.

The 2020 celebration will start with a family portrait, Chinese New Year traditional snack tasting, Chinese calligraphy and painting showcases, followed by a New Year variety show of traditional Chinese performance. 

Come join us to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year – the year of the Rat, the beginning of a new Chinese Zodiac Cycle.


This is a free event.  Please register and get your entrance tickets.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-summit-chinese-new-year-celebration-tickets-83098199953

Sun, January 12
1:30 pm — 5:00 pm
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2020 Summit Chinese New Year Celebration will be held at the Summit Middle School Auditorium (227 Morris Ave, Summit) Sunday, Jan 12th form 1:30 to 5:00pm. It is the major gathering event for the Chinese residents from Summit and surrounding areas, with attendance of Summit Mayor and Council members.

The 2020 celebration will start with a family portrait, Chinese New Year traditional snack ...

Summid Middle School, 272 Morris Ave Summit, NJ 07901

Summid Middle School, 272 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

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Rocco's in Madison: Delicious Food and a Passion for Pizza

January 17, 2020

Rocco’s Tuscany Bar and Grill, located at 30 Cook Plaza Madison, NJ has a long history dating back to 1960 when Rocco Iossa opened one of the first five pizzerias in Morris County. Twenty years later Rocco added a fine dining restaurant.

To book a table, click HERE

New Deals from Madison's New Leaf Consignment

This #styledbystef combination is made up of items that are 10% OFF!

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Mazel Tov to Meg and Jack on becoming B'nai Mitzvah

December 6, 2019

Mazel Tov to Meg and Jack Lynn who became B'nai Mitzvah on November 16, 2019.  Meg and Jack and their family are proud members of MAKOMnj.  Services were conducted by Rabbi Ellie Miller.

Madison Area YMCA to Hold Pancake Breakfast: Sun., Jan. 26

January 17, 2020

The Madison Area YMCA is holding its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sun., Jan. 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Family Center located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. Breakfast is free for members. Non-members are welcome for a suggested $5 donation per family. 

For more information, contact the Welcome Center at the Madison Area YMCA at 973-822-YMCA (9622) or ...

Discounted Tickets Available for Madison Youths and Families at Mennen Arena

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Teens, adolescents and their families can skate at a discounted price for evening ice skating on 10 weekends in Morris County this winter thanks to New Jersey Coalition for Education and Positive Choices.

The discounts are being offered at specific skating sessions beginning this Friday, Jan. 3 and running through March 7.

Friday night ice skating at the ...

Morristown Beard School Holds Open House; January 15

The Morristown Beard School will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, January 15th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The Open House is for all Middle and Upper School students.

Come tour the school, meet faculty and students, and learn more about the academic and extracurricular programs at the school.

Register today: https://www.mbs.net/admission/visit


Madison Little League Registration is Open; Opening Day Set for April 18

January 7, 2020

MADISON, NJ - It may not feel like Spring, but the warmer weather will be here before you know it!  Don't be left out, sign up for the Madison Little League today.

Registration for all divisions (except Teeball) is until January 31. Teeball registration will continue through March 15.

Player Assessment and Document Dropoff will take place this Sunday January 12 from 8:30am - ...

Madison's Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Will Close For 2 Weeks

MADISON, NJ - Madison's Museum of Early Trades & Crafts has announced that the museum will be closed from January 6, 2020 to January 19, 2020.

The closure is so museum staff can prepare the museum for the new exhibit, titled Surveying the New Jersey Landscape. The exhibit will feature historic maps, surveying tools, and other accounts that provide us with a unique lens through ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, January 6 – Sunday, January 12, 2020


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'Masters of the Orchestra': NJIO Performs Free Summit Concert Feb. 23

January 16, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Showcasing 'Masters of the Orchestra', the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will stage a free winter concert February 23, beginning at 3 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The performance will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, beginning with Prelude’s onstage performance, as well as its ...

Madison High School Student Chosen to Participate in the 56th Annual North Jersey Area Band Concert

MADISON, NJ -Madison High School student Ross Matos performed in the 56th Annual North Jersey Band Concert this past weekend at Mount Olive High School.

The concert brought together talented musicians from 32 middle schools and 40 high schools. The community was invited to attend the festival and hear these talented musicians play together. Each group played 4-5 musical ...

Teen Job Fair at the Madison Public Library

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Local employers and organizations who are looking to fill various part time or summer positions only will be onsite.



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At 95, Here Comes Reith Gordon: Exercising, Socializing and Laughing All the Way!

Reith Gordon, a very funny lady, who turned 95 this month has been exercising at the Madison Area YMCA for 18 years where she has met many good friends at her Monday and Wednesday senior classes.

“For a long time, I had been hiding my age,” Reith says, chatting after her chair yoga class recently in December. “Then I heard someone in class say she was 99, so I decided to tell ...

Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library is hosting a workshop titled Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop on Saturday, January 11 at 1p.m.

Our colorful home gardens are sleeping through the winter right now. But we can dream about the beauty that will bloom when the seasons change! January is the perfect time to start seeds for a pollinator garden.

Learn why pollinators (and ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do this Weekend; January 17 - January 20

January 17, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Wait until you see what's happening this weekend! Check out the list below.

Friday  January 17

Friday Films: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Morris County Library; 2pm

Live Music with Chris & Lo; Tavern Off the Green; 6pm - 9pm

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The Troubadour presents Adam Agee & Jon Sousa with Wee Doggies; ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Kobylarz Announces 'Tossing Out' of PO Plaza Project Schedule, Seeks More Resident Input at Town Halls

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Kobylarz took the occasion of his swearing-in at the Borough of Chatham Council 2020 Reorganization Meeting to assure residents Monday ...

NJ School Therapist Faces Charges After Allegedly Engaging In A Sexual Relationship With A Minor   

January 16, 2020

PARAMUS, NJ -- A Township of Washington woman who served as a primary therapist at a private high school in Paramus faces charges after she allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor at her residence.

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, 39-year-old Tara Cardinale was arrested on January 10 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and one count of ...

Legendary Rutgers Quarterback Richard Policastro Dies at 72

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Policastro is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Debbie, son-in-law ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.


Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

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Humidifiers – Keeping Your Family in Good Spirits This Winter

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Trailside Talk Features Rosa Parks In Celebration of Black History Month

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Union County residents and visitors have the opportunity to “meet” Rosa Parks in a first-person interpreter presentation by Alexandra Ford of the American Historical Theatre. The event is free and is made possible by funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

“The story of Rosa Parks is a reminder that individual actions can lead to extraordinary ...

Intro into Yoga for Anxiety and Stress; Free Class on Jan. 25

Register at: NJPeaceofMind.com

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New Jersey Date Night: Lettuce Eat Salad

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

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TAPintoTV Joins News12+ To Reach Millions of Online and Broadcast Viewers Across the Tri-State Metro Area

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Letter Sent to All US Congress Members and US Senate Members

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I have send the following letter to all members of the US Congress and US Senate.

1512 Gates Court
Morris Plains, NJ 07960

Dear Congress(woman/man)            : 

As a proud United States citizen who has lived through the oppression of Communism and escaped the clutches of the Holocaust, I implore you to ...

IRS helps workers, businesses with new Gig Economy Tax Center

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