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Holi Enjoyable: Color Festival Returns to Summit June 2

May 25, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Holi Color Festival, an ancient Hindu religious holiday celebrating good triumphing over evil and representing the beginning of spring, the joy of friendship and equality for all, is coming back to Summit's Village Green for the second consecutive year on June 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Festival, part of the Summit Area YMCA ...

Summit Primary Centers' Janice Tierney Selected as New Franklin Elementary Principal

May 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning in the fall of 2018, Summit's Franklin Elementary School will have its fourth principal in six years as Superintendent of Schools June Chang is recommending that Janice Tierney -- Principal of the Summit Primary Centers for the past four years -- be reassigned to lead Franklin.

Pending Board of Education approval Tierney will, effective July ...

No New Facilities Needed to Accommodate Summit FDK, District Says; Two New Board of Education Members Sworn In, Franklin Elementary Principal to Exit

SUMMIT, NJ - Full-day kindergarten and the Culinary Arts renovation project at Summit High School were the hot topics at a 'marathon' May Board of Education meeting, a session in which two new Board members were sworn in, the latest Summit Educational Fund (SEF) grants were detailed, outgoing President Rick Hanley gave his farewell speech, and questions were asked about ...

Kilkowski Has Eight-Point Day as Summit H.S. Boys Lacrosse Marches Past Sparta 12-5, Into Sectional Final

May 24, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - It felt like summer but Harry Kilkowski had a little extra spring in his step.

While the heat on the day -- and the overall feistiness of the encounter -- appeared to take a bit of a toll on virtually every player on the field, the senior captain seemed to have another gear all afternoon long, a hypothesis validated by his five-goal, three-assist ...

Outta Here, Outta Sight: Natunen's Seventh-Inning 'Big Fly' Lifts Summit H.S. Softball Over Chatham and Into Group Semis, 1-0

SUMMIT, NJ - Someone needs to call Summit High School Performing Arts maven Anne Poyner and inform her that there is a new star in her midst on the Kent Place Boulevard campus, as it appears that Jessica Natunen has a flair for the dramatic.

That's because, with one swing of her bat in the top of the seventh inning, the junior sent the Hilltopper Softball Team into the ...

Holi Enjoyable: Color Festival Returns to Summit June 2

May 25, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Holi Color Festival, an ancient Hindu religious holiday celebrating good triumphing over evil and representing the beginning of spring, the joy of friendship and equality for all, is coming back to Summit's Village Green for the second consecutive year on June 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Festival, part of the Summit Area YMCA ...

Ticket Raffle Benefiting SAGE Offers Pre-Show Dinner, Prime Seats to Groundbreaking, Tony and GRAMMY Award-Winning 'Dear Evan Hansen'

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare is raffling two tickets to the Broadway show, "Dear Evan Hansen," along with a pre-show dinner for two, with the show and dinner both scheduled for November 3.

Based on a book by Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, "Dear Evan Hansen" is the story of a high schooler riddled with ...

Peaceful Plantings

May 24, 2018

Planned and constructed by teen congregant Gabe Schiffer as his Eagle Scout project, Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center (COS-SJCC) recently celebrated the opening of its new 'Meditation Garden'.

Rabbi Avi Friedman spoke at the ceremony, where Cantor Janet Roth, Schiffer and GreenFaith Chair Mimi Zukoff joined him to cut the ceremonial ...

Pining for Speed

Pack 301 Webelos and Lincoln-Hubbard Fourth Grader Anderson Lee proudly shows off the first-place trophy -- complete with flames -- and his his winning racer, a faster-than-fast vehicle that earned him a trip to the 'Pinewood Derby World Championships' June 30 in in New York City.

Despite a difficult day 'in the pits' that saw his speedster have to be ...

Willis Fund of Summit's Central Church Supports Homefirst's Family Support Programs with $10,000 Donation

May 22, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by providing transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homeless prevention ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Public Ceremony Will See Rainbow Flag Flying Over Union County Courthouse for First Time June 4

May 25, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly -- for the first time -- at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as 'LGBTQ Pride Month', and a public 'Pride Flag Raising' ceremony will be held June 4, beginning at 1 p.m., on the steps of the historic Courthouse on Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow flag at our County Courthouse is a ...

City's Initial Broad Street West Redevelopment Recommendations Presented at Summit Public Meeting May 31

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit will present its preliminary recommendations regarding the Broad Street west redevelopment area at a public meeting May 31, beginning at 7 p.m., at The Connection. The Broad Street area -- between Broad Street and Morris Avenue and Maple Street -- has been designated “an area in need of redevelopment” by the City of Summit Common ...

From Caring to Repairing, Summit Reverend's Relationship with SAGE Spans Parts of Five Decades

May 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Reverend Kay Locke of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit has a long history with SAGE Eldercare dating back to when she was in her 30’s and new to Summit, during which time she delivered Meals on Wheels to older adults in the community.

Now 80, Locke uses the SAGE Furniture Restoration Workshop for furniture repairs, including a favorite antique she ...

Veterans Benefits, Home Care Programs Detailed at SAGE Eldercare May 23

SUMMIT, NJ - Frank Quadrino, Manager of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, and Evan Kaltman, Managing Owner Veterans Home Care NYJ, LLC will discuss veterans benefits and home care programs at SAGE Eldercare May 23, beginning at 5 p.m.

Among the topics discussed will be the VA pension and The Veterans Home Care ...

Fabulous Forensics: Hiltopper Speech and Debate Team Members Host Info Sessions May 23, 29

May 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Students interested in learning more about Summit High School Forensics, including the trophy tsunami that is The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team, can attend one of two information workshops hosted by current team members on May 23 and 29.

In the casual sessions, hosted in the Summit High School Drama Room, #228, students can rotate among the nine  main ...

'Inside, We Are All the Same': Holocaust Survivor Urges OKS Students to Embrace Compassion, Respect

SUMMIT, NJ - Hidden and separated from her sisters for years in an effort to survive the Holocaust, Maud Dahme -- one of countless 'hidden children' rescued -- implored fifth- and sixth-grade students at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child to be respectful of one another.

“It shouldn’t matter whether you speak with an accent or if you come from a different ...

Overlook Medical Center Among Three Atlantic Health Hospitals Earning an 'A' Safety Grade from Blue-Ribbon Panel

May 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of three Atlantic Health System hospitals that have earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades.

Also earning an "A" grade were Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center’s ‘A’ rating ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Living Strong: Thousand-Plus Take Part in 17th Annual Summit Area YMCA Run/Walk

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 1,000 participants came to Memorial Field to celebrate and honor those impacted by cancer and to raise funds for a special cause as the Summit Area YMCA hosted its 17th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run / Walk. The family-friendly event also featured a fun magic show, invigorating Zumba dancing, a tot trot, face painting and music.

Proceeds ...

Extended County Clerk Office Hours Offered for Primary Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Clerk's Main Office in Elizabeth will be open for special hours, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., on June 2 for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots. The Clerk's Annex Office in Westfield will also be open for ballots on June 2 for its regular Saturday hours of 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The County Clerk’s office is located at the ...

Has a Ring to It: Summit's Office Tavern Grill Offers Buffalo Chicken Creation on 'National Donut Day' June 1

May 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For Summit's Office Tavern Grill, which serves up modern twists on traditional American comfort classics, offering up a glazed twist or chocolate frosted with sprinkles to celebrate 'National Donut Day' was not going to make the imagination grade.

No, instead the Hilltop City's curators of culinary creativity will -- on June 1 ...

Jewish Transgender Activist Abby Stein Speaks at Summit's Congregation Beth Hatikvah June 10

May 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) will celebrate 'LGBTQ Pride Month' with a visit from Abby Stein, who will share her unusual and inspirational story of transition from Hasidic rabbi to transgender activist during a wine and cheese reception held June 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Stein, a direct descendant of the Baal Shem Tov -- founder of the Hasidic movement ...

It's in The Bag: SDI, Summit Green Team Partner to Offer Eco-Friendly Shopping Tote

May 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A reusable shopping bag, developed and produced through a partnership between Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) and the Summit Green Team, will be available for purchase at the Summit Farmers Market starting May 20.

Bright red and eco-friendly, the commemorative tote bags feature the tomato illustration from the Farmers Market poster, are 13 inches wide by 10 ...

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Summit Police Blotter

May 17, 2018

4/24 - At 0728 hours a report was taken for a theft of two (2) sandwiches from a business on Morris Avenue. The manager reported that at approximately 0330 hours a male entered the business and removed two sandwiches from a refrigerated case. After doing so, he exited the store without paying for them. The male suspect was described as Hispanic, approximately 6’0”wearing a blue/gray ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Looks at Trade Truce Sector Beneficiaries, Opportunities

May 24, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, on CNBC's Nightly Business Report (interview starts at 5:05 mark) discussing stocks to buy based on easing trade tensions with China.

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For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Reviews Investment Strategies as Trade Tensions with China Calm

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on FOX Business on investment strategies in the wake of the thawing of Chinese trade tensions.

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For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio ...

Stocks Can Rise in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Investors remain concerned about the potential impact of higher interest rates on stocks. In their most recently released minutes, the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee indicated the US economy is on solid footing and the economic conditions warrant continued gradual increasing of interest rates. This set off a sale in the stock and bond markets as investors began pricing in a fourth ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&M@royalwedbot.co.uk.  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...