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Stretch Run: Summit Lions' Derby Party On Track for May 6

April 29, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Lions Club will host its third annual 'Kentucky Derby Party' May 6, from 5 - 9 p.m., at the Summit Elks Club Lodge. As the Lions’ primary fundraiser, the event benefits the Lions’ charitable programs such as eye exams for Summit children and residents in need, eyeglass recycling, high school scholarships, and many other ...

Summit High School Ranked 12th in NJ, 305th in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

April 26, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Ranked based on performance on state-required tests and how well it prepares students for college, Summit High School has been slotted as the 12th best public high school in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News)

In the national overlay of the Best High School rankings, Summit High School came in ranked 305th, was awarded a 'Gold Medal', and earned the 50th ...

Summit Board of Education Honors Ron Poles on Retirement as Jefferson School Principal

SUMMIT, NJ—A quarter century of dedication to the Summit Public Schools was the focus of the April regular meeting of the Summit Board of Education as it honored Jefferson School principal Ron Poles who, on March 16, announced he will be retiring effective June 30.

The father of two grown children, Poles and his wife will be moving to South Carolina to be closer to ...

Poly-For-Anna: Huntley-Robertson's Six-Point Day Highlights Summit High Girls Lacrosse Victory Over Westfield, 16-7

April 28, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ - Coming off a 20-goal performance in their 'Monsoon Madness' match-up against West Morris Central, the Summit Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team's offense continued its productivity, potting 16 goals against Westfield and forcing an equal number of saves from the opposition's goalie. The nearly double-digit, 16-7 victory over the Blue Devils elevated The Maroon & ...

Icisys Sadler and Jack Bunting Named Summit High School Athletes of The Week

SUMMIT, NJ - Spring Track and Field's Icisys Sadler and Jack Bunting have been honored as Summit High School Athletes of the Week, presented by TAPinto Summit, for the week ending April 23.

Each week throughout the school athletic year, an athlete or athletes will be honored for distinguishing themselves in the arena of competition, in the classroom, and for demonstrating exemplary, ...

Stretch Run: Summit Lions' Derby Party On Track for May 6

April 29, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Lions Club will host its third annual 'Kentucky Derby Party' May 6, from 5 - 9 p.m., at the Summit Elks Club Lodge. As the Lions’ primary fundraiser, the event benefits the Lions’ charitable programs such as eye exams for Summit children and residents in need, eyeglass recycling, high school scholarships, and many other ...

Our House Hosts 18th Annual 4-Mile Run/2-Mile Walk in Summit May 20

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 18th Annual Our House 4-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk will take place May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Starting and finishing on Summit's Village Green, the event benefits adults with developmental and other disabilities.

Highlights will include non-stop DJ music, CBS' John Elliott serving as 'Guest MC', lunch refreshments, and special ...

Concord Singers Present 'American Potpourri' Concert May 13

April 29, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Something to please any musical palate -- including a lively mix of Broadway tunes, folk songs, American standards and spirituals by composers and arrangers as varied as Rogers and Hammerstein, Gwyneth Walker, Morton Lauridsen, Cole Porter, and Pete Seeger -- will be on the menu of songs when Concord Singers present its spring concert, “An American ...

'Violet - the Musical' Blooms at Summit Playhouse Starting May 5

SUMMIT, NJ - The award-winning musical "Violet" will take the Summit Playhouse stage starting May 5. "Violet" tells the story of a young woman'’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Recently revived on Broadway starring Sutton Foster, “Violet” features Jeanine Tesori’s score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to ...

Box-ing Match

April 28, 2017

Weighing in at approximately 14,000 pounds, a new press box was installed today at Investors Bank Field as part of the grandstand renovation project that began nearly two months ago. 

The structure is equipped with a new sound system and features a platform from which games and events can be filmed. Built in Graham, TX, by Southern Bleacher, the press box arrived after a two and ...

Pathfinders

Appropriately on 'Earth Day', Eagle Scout candidate Henry Lord -- with the assistance of other Scouts and Scout leaders -- help create the phase one path of the Summit Park Line.

Henry and his helpers spread gravel over the path to maintain it and prevent overgrowth. Scout masters Keith Halper and Terry Dwyer, Frank Friedel and other volunteers pitched-in for the community ...

May Food Drive at Summit YMCA Benefits SHIP

April 29, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit YMCA is holding a food drive in the Month of May to benefit Summit Helping Its People (SHIP), an organization whose mission is to feed the homeless and at-risk homeless people in Summit and assist participants in obtaining additional support services.

The drive looks to collect he following items to help SHIP stock its pantry for the spring / ...

Sports Equipment Drive Returns to Summit's Memorial Field May 6

SUMMIT, NJ - The second annual new and used sports equipment drive, to benefit Leveling The Playing Field, will take place May 6, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Memorial Field.

One in five low-income families are unable to get their kids involved in organized sports due to rising equipment expenses. As a result, underserved children are three times less likely to participate in sports than ...

Summit Receives $25,000 County 'Senior Focus' Grant

April 29, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit is one of 18 Union County municipalities awarded “Senior Focus” grants totaling more than $430,000. The grants are designed to support the well-being, safety and quality of life for senior adults in the County, “Senior Focus” funding may be used for repairs and rehabilitation of senior center facilities or equipment for the centers.

Summit ...

Summit Common Council Adopts $50 Million Municipal Budget

SUMMIT, NJ—A $50 million 2017 municipal operating budget that will bring a tax increase for municipal purposes of 0.84 percent was adopted unanimously by the Summit Common Council at its second meeting of April.

County taxes will increase an estimated 2.17 percent, school taxes 1.96 percent and the taxes in support of the public library 2.60 percent.

The combined tax picture will see ...

Gift of $50,000 from Former Student to Fund SEF Speaker Series in Name of Former Summit High English Teacher McCann

April 26, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) will establish a speakers series in the name of former Summit High School English teacher Arthur C. McCann, thanks to a $50,000 donation from Nicholas Stephens, Summit High School Class of 1972.

The Arthur C. McCann honors a gentleman remembered by students as a dynamic and caring teacher who had a lasting impact on ...

Famous 'Franklin Fair' on Tap for Apr. 29

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring a theme of 'Emojis Everywhere', the 'Franklin Fair' -- Franklin Elementary School's annual rite of spring -- s set for April 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Games, raffles, a 'cake walk', a silent auction and food are all on tap, with advance tickets available at 501auctions.com. Admission will also be available to be purchased at the ...

Personal Wellness Journey Leads Summit Resident to Open 'Revivify' in Hilltop City

April 27, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The life-work affirming saying goes something like this: "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."

In amending that adage, longtime Summit resident Kim Bredahl has added a unique, distinctly personal element.

Given Bredahl's tack in opening Summit's newest business, Revivify, a more apropos statement might be ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available from County Starting May 1

April 26, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning May 1 for the 2017 Primary Election, which will be held  on Tuesday, June 6. To receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot, voters must fill out an application form. They are not required to provide a reason for using the ballot.

The options to receive an application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in Union County ...

Summit First Aid Squad Continues Hectic Pace; Summit F.D Answers Morris Ave. Restaurant Fire Call

April 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A week removed from answering 11 calls in a single day, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad saw an even dozen calls come into squad headquarters. As was the case seven days earlier, the Monday 'night crew' again began this run with a 5:50 a.m. response to a medical emergency in a private home then, after 8 a.m., the Tuesday 'day crew' -- along with several ...

COS-SJCC Receives GreenFaith Certification; Celebration Set for Apr. 22

April 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center (COS-SJCC) will celebrate completion of its GreenFaith Certification, becoming the first house of worship to complete such Certification in Union County. The process is a multi-pronged program designed to guide houses of worship into become more environmentally conscious and more environmentally ...

COS-SJCC Receives GreenFaith Certification; Celebration Set for Apr. 22

April 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center (COS-SJCC) will celebrate completion of its GreenFaith Certification, becoming the first house of worship to complete such Certification in Union County. The process is a multi-pronged program designed to guide houses of worship into become more environmentally conscious and more environmentally ...

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Summit

Dietze: Integrity, Humility, and Proven Ability

April 27, 2017

Summit is fortunate to be able to elect David Dietze to Common Council, At-Large.  

At a time when many are fueled by emotion and personal reaction to national politics, it is reassuring and confidence-inspiring to support a candidate with over 20 years of steadfast, sincere leadership as a champion for Summit.

David Dietze, a New Jersey native with a stellar academic pedigree from ...

Join Us to Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Summit’s Earth Day Clean-Up

April 17, 2017

Did you know that steel is the “traditional” 11-year anniversary gift? Back in 2005, when I was first appointed to the Summit Environmental Commission, we did not have an annual Earth Day Celebration, and you could easily find tons of steel, glass, aluminum and other debris littering open spaces in Summit. Soon after, I proposed the goal of creating an annual event for individuals and ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, April 29, 8:00 AM

City of Summit Transfer Station, Summit

Summit Free Market

Community Calendar Giving Back Green Home & Garden

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Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Driver Safety Class

Education

Summit Police Blotter

April 24, 2017

04/12 - Conor T. Breen, 24, of Essex Fells was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Breen was released with a pending court date.

04/12  Christian Andujar, 33, of Newark was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Andujar was released with a pending court date.

04/13  Robert E. Ngiudjol, 26, of Newark was arrested for ...

Point View's Second-Quarter Newsletter Offers Investment Insights, Best Practices

April 27, 2017

Our 2017 Q2 Newsletter offers articles relevant to the current investment climate: Why investors should not shy away from the bond market; tracking fund flows for stocks, bonds and cash and their trends; and Europe as a source of attractive investment opportunities. We also share best practices for profitable portfolios and 401Ks.

Click below to read the ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation's Holds Mother's Day 'Dollars for Diapers' Campaign

Give the gift of giving this Mother’s Day and join Moms Helping Moms (MHM) in our fight to lessen the burden for NJ Moms who struggle to provide diapers for their children. Diaper need is the challenge to provide babies with clean, dry diapers. For some, purchasing diapers for a baby can be huge cost and ...

Property Matters

Making Your Home More Green Can Put More Green in Your Wallet

As we reflect on Earth Day, it is the perfect time to consider ways to make your home more green.  Not only will you be helping the earth, but you just might help your wallet too. We emphasize helping our environment on Earth day, so why not start at home with some earth-friendly updates? Below are a few of my recommendations, they can help you save money and will also add to the value ...

Allocate, Rebalance, Reduce! A Primer for a Profitable Portfolio

The stock market often takes investors on a wild ride. As such, it is a good idea to be reminded of three basic principles in investing.  Asset allocation, rebalancing and lowering costs. Using these timeless principles to guide investment decisions will keep your portfolio on track and enhance returns over the long haul.

Asset Allocation

Set goals!  It is important to have a ...

Ain't That Grand?

For a Unique Meeting, Break the Chain to Make Your Event Local and Legendary

The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit has a message for meeting planners tired of being confined by 'the rules' at the big chain hotels – the historic, boutique Hotel really want your business.

It’s a message that gets lost in the fast-paced daily grind we all find ourselves in. Bombarded by e-mails and Internet ads, a person tasked with finding the right place ...

The Floor Plan

The Essential Flooring Primer

On its surface, sorting through all the choices available today and picking the right flooring option for the right space seems a bit daunting.

But, thanks to Cove Carpet One Floor & Home and its unparalleled selection and team of professionals, making the right choice is simple.

To get you started, here is a primer designed to get you on your way to making informed and beautiful floor ...

'Festival Latino': Strengthening Bonds and Creating Lasting Friendships

Summit High school held its third annual 'Festival Latino' on Friday, March 31. The event was hosted by Union Hispania, with the goal to not only entertain, but to strengthen bonds and create lasting friendships within the Latino Community of Summit and surrounding towns. The festival attracted about a hundred residents of Summit, Scotch plains, and Gillette.

The majority of the ...

Family Technology Night At Franklin Elementary

Students and their parents gathered in the Franklin School Library to participate in several fun tech projects at Family Technology Night.  Parents got to experience some activities that teachers may assign their students to do. Ms. Stochaj and Mrs. Rego (the hosts of this event) used Google Classroom to assign the students some challenges to do with their parents. “I think this event ...

Tip #4 - Best Text Picture Apps, Typography

These apps can be found under the Photo & Video Apps section of the App Store.

#1 Typorama (for iOS only). This app gives you the most functionality in one package.  Here are some tips for using the app:

Start with a high quality picture or use one from the provided library.  You can search through these images easily to find one that best suits your needs.
These ...

Animal Husbandry

My wife and I are in disagreement.

 

She says she has trained our cat to sit on command.

 

I say the cat has trained her to dole out treats.

 

Unfortunately, like a good conspiracy theory, nothing can be definitively proved.  

 

“Sit!” she commands standing above our cat holding a small treat in her hand.  The treat has catnip in ...