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Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts 'Light of Christmas' Shows Dec. 15-17

December 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Renaissance Church of Summit will stage their annual Christmas show, entitled "The Light of Christmas: A Night of Magic," December 15 - 17, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on December 15 and 16 and 3:30 p.m. December 16 and 17.

"The Light of Christmas" includes performances by the rock and pop band of Renaissance Church, all local and New York ...

Panel Discussion Centers on School Consolidation Costs and Complexities

December 9, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center recently to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation. More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association (NJSBA), according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue. “Some say it ...

Summit Schools' Tuition-Based Preschool Program Application Process Underway

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools 2018-19 Preschool Preschool program application process has begun, with registration now underway and available by visiting summit.k12.nj.us/schools/primary-centers.

Applications may also be obtained in person at the two Primary Center locations and at the Office of Special Services during school hours. Applicants must be ...

It's a Snap: NJSGA Caddie Scholar Donovan Cahill of Summit Gears Up for TCU's Alamo Bowl Appearance

December 8, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ - Summit Hilltopper Class of 2016 alum Donovan Cahill -- a second-year recipient of a New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth -- will be taking part in his second bowl game in as many years as a member of TCU’s football program.

Cahill, a caddie a Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, ...

Summit Lacrosse Club Recruiting Coaches for 2018 Season

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Lacrosse Club is actively seeking candidates to coach the Girls and Boys Eighth Grade Teams for the 2018 season.

Individuals with a passion for the sport / game -- preferably ex-coaches or former players -- is essential, and applicants need not be Summit Lacrosse or Summit Schools alumni. The commitment entails select evenings and weekends from ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

December 8, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

Holiday Portraits with 'Father Christmas' Available at Arboretum's 'Cookies and Cocoa with Santa' Event Dec. 9

SUMMIT, NJ - Curious kiddos may want to check the guest book at Summit's Legendary Lodge, The Grand Summit Hotel, for a P. Noel or K. Kringle entry the weekend of December 9 -10, because it appears Mr. Claus is spending a precious, pre-Christmas weekend in the Hilltop City.

A day before he matriculates to The Village Green for an appearance at Summit's "Miracle on Elm Street" ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts 'Light of Christmas' Shows Dec. 15-17

December 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Renaissance Church of Summit will stage their annual Christmas show, entitled "The Light of Christmas: A Night of Magic," December 15 - 17, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on December 15 and 16 and 3:30 p.m. December 16 and 17.

"The Light of Christmas" includes performances by the rock and pop band of Renaissance Church, all local and New York ...

Early Gift: Summit High School Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Combining its Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Treble Chorus, Concert Choir, and Orchestra, the Summit High School Holiday Concert will musically ring in the holiday season December 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the high school's Auditorium.

Led by directors Alex Bocchino, Dan King, Steve Rapp and Barbara Vierschilling, the event will include music from The ...

Musique, s'il vous plaît

December 6, 2017

French language students at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School enjoyed a melodious lesson courtesy of middle school teacher Brigid Le Minez, who was responsible for bringing "Bagad New York" -- a Breton musical group -- to both schools for a concert.

Musicians and presenters included Mike MacNintch, John Loiacono, Vincent ...

He's Gonna Find Out...

Even though there is a mailbox with a direct pipeline to the North Pole right in downtown Summit, the Big Man in the Red Suit made his annual pre-Christmas Eve trip to the Hilltop City December 2 to get a first-hand confirmation of just what's at the top of kids' wish lists this holiday season.

Santa's arrival on a City of Summit Fire Department rig was met by an eager throng, ...

Local Relay for Life Event Returning to GL Site in '18

December 10, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018 Relay for Life (Relay) of Summit, Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, and New Providence will be back at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights June 2-3. Relay, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is ...

Skin Deep's Susan Barbaglia Embodies Giving Spirit All Year Round

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When it comes to helping children, elderly and animals -- Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon & Spa, will knock on your door, search the internet for answers, and respond to written requests -- because she's that passionate about giving back to those in need.

"If I have the opportunity to do something, I will," said Barbaglia. "We ...

Hilltop City Council, SDI Spar on Holiday Parking Contribution; Summit Municipal Court Adjourns to Neighboring Community in Shared Services Deal

December 7, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Parking, parks and shared services dominated the agenda at the Summit Common Council’s first December meeting.

Summit Mayor Nora Radest detailed holiday parking incentives -- in partnership with Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) -- wherein drivers can take advantage of $4 valet service in the Springfield Avenue garage Tuesdays through Fridays until ...

End of An Era: Civic Affairs Beat Reporter Bob Faszczewski Calls Time on Storied Freelance Career

SUMMIT,, NJ - Bob Faszczewski, longtime reporter and editor for many community newspapers in Union and Essex Counties -- and TAPinto Summit Civic Affairs beat reporter since the site's inception -- has covered his last City of Summit Common Council and Board of Education meetings, having decided to retire as a freelance reporter, effective December 1.

In a Letter to the ...

Hilltop City 'Cracker: Eighteen Summit Youth in Upcoming Production of Beloved Holiday Classic

December 4, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Eighteen students from Summit -- Annelise Claus, Farrah Claus, Sutton Girr, Donald Grennon, Talia Kooch, Grace Leoni, Ben Levkov, Eden Levkov, Gabriella Meza, Allison Miller, Kelly Wang Nie, Kate Petrella, Valerie Rios, Jenna Shulman, Alina Slotwinski, Julia Speer, Charlotte Wesson, and Charlotte Zann -- will join a group of acclaimed professional guest ...

World of Comics, Graphic Novels Explored via Interactive Event at Art Center Dec. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Once dismissed as a genre for children, graphic novels and comic books have become a medium that has truly become an art form worthy of recognition and attention. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is doing its part by hosting “Getting Graphic: Novels, Memoirs & Comics," December 2, from 12 - 5 p.m.

Conceived in conjunction with the ...

Have a Seat: Commemorative Plaques Available in Summit Middle School Auditorium

December 8, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Seat plaques in the elegantly-restored Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) Auditorium are being marketed through an ongoing, fundraising effort coordinated by the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), the private, nonprofit group that serves to support the performing arts and forensics programs in the Summit Public Schools.

Anyone purchasing a ...

Earning Their Stripes, Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Emerges Tops at Princeton Tourney

PRINCETON, NJ - The Hilltopper Speech and Debate Team, competing in the Princeton University Tournament which featured a field comprised of 101 schools from 18 states and four countries, brought the First Place Sweepstakes trophy back to Summit.

Students who advanced to elimination rounds include:

Public Forum Debate

230 teams competed, with all five Summit High ...

Point View's Claire Toth Says: Don’t Wait for Congress - There are Ways to Cut One's Taxes Today

November 29, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Tax legislation may be unsettled, but there is still have time to reduce one's 2017 tax bill. So says Claire Toth, Vice President and C.O.O. at Summit-based Point View Wealth Management. She directs individuals to make a series of moves quickly, before the year end, including:

Contribute the Maximum to Employer Retirement Plans. Anything that ...

Overlook Medical Center Parent Atlantic Health System Earns Dual 'Best Workplaces' Honors

December 5, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system and parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, has been named to both the "2017 Best Workplaces for Parents" and "2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity" lists by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

This is the second year in a row that the organization work environments have earned a ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Summit F.D. Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Home Decoration

December 9, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department has issued a list of safety steps -- as detailed by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- residents should take when decorating their home for the holidays.

The safety tips include:


Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the ...

Summit F.D. Back in Action, Makes Quick Work of Two-Story North Street Structure Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) quickly extinguished a fire in a multi-family residence at 13 North Street in Summit Sunday night December 3.

Responding to a report of fire in the residence at 8:42 p.m., upon their arrival the SFD found fire in a room on the third floor of the structure that had extended down to the second floor. Firefighters were ...

Area Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 2, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Festival of 180 Lights: Congregation Beth Hatikvah Hosts 'HanukkahPalooza' Dec. 15-16

December 5, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah is inviting the community to attend 'HanukkahPalooza', its free family Hanukkah celebration, on December 15 and 16.

'HanukkahPalooza' kicks off December 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,with a community dinner and Menorah Lighting Challenge, with a goal to have at least 180 candles burning.

Summit's Beacon UU, Fountain Baptist Church to Commemorate Banner Raising Dec. 3

SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community and neighboring towns.

To commemorate the one-year anniversary, the two congregations will unite ...

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Mother Goose Storytime

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Summit Police Blotter

November 29, 2017

11/13 - At 1859 hours a report was taken for a suspicious incident that occurred between 2100 hours on 11/11 and 1000 hours on 11/12. The victim reported a gray Honda Accord had been parked in a driveway on Rotary Drive in the overnight hours, secured. Upon arriving back at the vehicle on 11/12 at approximately 1000 hours, the victim noticed the vehicle lock cylinder on the door had been damaged.

Video: Point View's Tells BNN Tax Reform Remains a 'Show Me' Issue

December 10, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on BNN discussing recent moves in the market because of tax reform expectations:

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For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial ...

Atlantic Health System's Dr. Mohamad Cherry Leads Meeting Session of Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Conference

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of clinicians and researchers focused on blood diseases, who travel ...

Favor Value Over Growth for 2018

Pricey growth stocks have been all the rage in 2017, running circles around cheaper value plays. We believe that one of the most powerful forces in investing, reversion to the mean, may cause value stocks to outperform in 2018.  Position your portfolio accordingly.

Understand the Difference Between Value and Growth

Growth stocks are typically more expensive than value stocks.

Ain't That Grand?

Hometown Gal Comes Back to Hilltop City, Brings a Bit of 'Southern Hospitality' to Summit's Most Hospitable Address

Maybe you can go home again, after all.

Katie Ogden is a shining example that proves that twist on an age-old adage.

After seven years in Memphis, Ogden is home in the Hilltop City and she has found a new work home as well, recently becoming the front desk manager at the Grand Summit Hotel.

And, if there's a smidgen of a 'twang' seeping into the welcomes, can I help ...

The Floor Plan

For Luxury and Durability, Make LVP Your MVP

Combine durable vinyl with the realistic look of wood in a plank format and you have a surface that offers the best of all worlds, one that is the perfect flooring solution for any room in your home.

Luxury Vinyl Plank -- or 'LVP' flooring is:

Water Resistant
Durable
Soft Underfoot
Easy Care
Budget Friendly

Unlike natural woods, LVP can be used in areas where ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Don't Let 'Old Man Winter' Drive You Crazy: Follow This Handy Seasonal Car Care Checklist

As if driving during nasty, cold conditions is not enough of a challenge, having 'car trouble' in the wintertime can be about as much fun as the farcical examples used in a satellite television provider commercial that pokes fun at the cable companies... you know, like getting paper cuts on your tongue, getting your arm caught in a vending  machine, spilling hot coffee ...

Who Loves to Clean? - We Do!

Cleaner Blending is all about making smarter, more transparent choices about every ingredient we add or eliminate.

It’s a tradition we’re carrying forward from our founder, who began Smoothie King by blending different fruits and vegetables with high-quality supplements that made him feel better.

Go on, take a look inside our blenders! We are making smarter ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...