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Soul of Summit: Nonprofits Showcased at Concert Series' 'Community Night' July 24

July 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit summer concert series' 'Community Night', which features multiple Summit-based nonprofits showcasing their missions, endeavors and initiatives, will take place on Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m.

Total Soul, a band featuring "front line choreography, exciting lead singers, hot horns, and a groovin' ...

UCC Foundation’s Third Annual 'Close the Gap' Campaign Surpasses Goal, Raises More Than $50,000

July 19, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College Foundation's annual 'Close The Gap' campaign has surpassed its fundraising goal after generating nearly $55,000 via the campaign cocktail reception held July 11 in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus.

Developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the College’s strategic ...

Summit Board of Education Reviews 2017-18 School Year, Details High School Class of '18 Performance and College Plans

SUMMIT, NJ - It may be summer break, but the Summit Board of Education continues to work through the season, hearing four presentations at their July 12 meeting. The Board also made a second reference to future school calendars with a pre-Labor Day first day of school.

The Class of 2018--What’s Next?

The Summit High School Guidance Department gave a detailed report ...

Here's The Kicker: Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp Aug. 21-23 Features Summit H.S. Coaches, Team Members

July 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper Girls Varsity Head Coach Gary Healey and his Summit High School Girls Soccer Team will host a soccer camp for girls August 21-23, with all proceeds benefiting the school's girls soccer program.

Open to rising third through eighth grade girls, the camp -- held on the Summit High School Upper Turf Field from 5 - 7 p.m. daily -- will afford ...

Summit Area YMCA Swim Team Tryouts Set for July 24

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA will hold tryouts for its 2018-19 Swim Team July 24 at the Summit YMCA pool. The tryouts are open to children of all ages, from Summit and the surrounding towns of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, Short Hills, Watchung, Long Hill, Mountainside and Springfield.

The fee to tryout is $25 per swimmer. Pre-registration is available and ...

Soul of Summit: Nonprofits Showcased at Concert Series' 'Community Night' July 24

July 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit summer concert series' 'Community Night', which features multiple Summit-based nonprofits showcasing their missions, endeavors and initiatives, will take place on Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m.

Total Soul, a band featuring "front line choreography, exciting lead singers, hot horns, and a groovin' ...

Summit's 'National Night Out' Set for Aug. 7

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's 'National Night Out Against Crime will take place on the Village Green August 7, from 6 - 9 p.m., with the Hilltop City joining thousands of cities and towns across the United States in celebrating the community-building event that annually takes place on the first Tuesday in August.

According to the National ...

'A Year With Frog and Toad' Leaps Onto Summit Playhouse Stage July 13-15

July 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Playhouse will present the children's musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" July 13-15. Performances will be staged on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.  ​

Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and a Broadway hit with three Tony Award nominations, ...

Blueberry Ribbon Winner

July 12, 2018

Twenty-three muffineers tossed their blueberry-centric creations into the ring at the Summit Farmers Markets' first 'Sunday Funday' of the year, with each entry scored by judges Jeanny Race, Carol Nurmi, and Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest on its flavor, texture, and appearance.

Scott Noonan’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake Blueberry Muffins were awarded first place, with ...

Summit Arboretum Receives Grants Approaching $30,000 in Support of Accessibility, Education Efforts

July 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) has received two separate grants -- totaling $29,950 -- which will benefit its Accessibility and Education initiatives from the E.J. Grassman Trust and Novartis Corporation, respectively.

In 2017, the Arboretum initiated, funded and completed Phase One of a two-phased Accessibility Project. The $20,000 grant from the E.J. Grassmann Trust, ...

Summit's Erika Melchiorre Named President as Junior League's 2018-19 Board Unveiled

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit 2018-19 Board of Directors will be led by Hilltop City resident Erika Melchiorre -- who will serve as President -- and include Danielle Valliere, Administrative VP; Kelsey Espinosa, Treasurer; Andrea Caserta, Community VP; Stephanie Wilson, Membership VP; Tara Gulla & Tracey Tango, Sustainer VPs; Stephanie Giblin, Thrift Shop Committee ...

July 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council has approved the second year of the 'Hometown Heroes' program, which honors local active miliary and veterans by placing their names, dates of service and images on street banners along select City streets.

An individual is eligible to take part in the Hometown Heroes program if they are serving or have served in any one of the following ...

Summit Downtown Employee Digital Parking Permit Renewal Deadline Set for Sept. 1

SUMMIT, NJ - Annual digital parking permits for employees working in downtown Summit must be renewed on or before September 1. Parking Services staff is available during summer business hours at City Hall -- Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- to provide assistance or can be reached ...

Speak Up: Public Meeting July 24 Enables Summit Residents to Help Plan for Future Senior Services

July 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit residents are invited to join other Union County residents age 60 and older at a public meeting to discuss their concerns and needs. The meeting will be hosted by staff of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection on July 24, from 9:30 - 11 a.m., at the Buckle Center in Winfield Park.

Information from the meeting will ...

Point View Hosts First-Ever Webinar July 26

July 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Point View Wealth Management will host its first-ever webinar, sharing the firm's investment philosophy and approach, on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 3 p.m.

In this interactive event, participants will be able to ask questions of presenters David Dietze -- Point View's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist -- and Managing Director and ...

Two Doctors Set to Join Rubino OB/GYN Group Team

July 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots -- Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang -- are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective August 6.

Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices and Dr. Tang, with roots in Whippany, will see patients in the newly renovated Madison and Clark ...

Partnership for Drug-Free NJ Again Hosts Online Fishing Photo Contest

MILLBURN, NJ - The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will host its fourth annual 'Don't Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament', an online photo contest which asks families to spend some quality time fishing and then submit their photos for a chance to win a share of $600 in cash prizes.

The competition -- which will be held ...

Four Artists' Works Featured at Summit 'Curators Show' on Display Through September

July 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Works comprising paintings, sculpture, photographs and prints are al part of a 'Curators Show' featuing creations from Peter Allen, Agnes Deja, John Power and Linda Streicher on view through September at MONDO  

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 20, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the artists ...

'Santa Fe' Photo Essay on Display in Summit Beginning July 11

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum is presenting 'Santa Fe: through the lens of Marilyn Pfaltz', an exhibit of images that capture the location's eternally blue skies, beautiful multi-tone landscape palette, and colorful culture. 'Santa Fe' will be on display at The HAT Tavern in Summit July 11 through October.

The images in the exhibit reflect the ...

Walk This Way: Summit Resident Pedestrians Reminded Not to Walk Distracted

July 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Walking is an inherently healthy activity, encouraged by medical and fitness experts alike for myriad benefits to one's wellness. What's more, Summit is an ideal walking town, with residential dwellings closely adjacent to the major commuter transport hub and the downtown central business corridor.

Given that, its no surprise that Hilltop City residents take full ...

Bon Appétit: Summit Restaurant Week Set for July 19-29

July 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring more than 30 participating Hilltop City restaurants and shops, Summit’s 10th Annual Restaurant Week will be plated beginning Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 29. Eateries and food emporiums will offer prix fixe menus or specials with an frequently-updated list of participating establishments available by ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts Kids 'Summer Jam' Aug. 20-24

July 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church in Summit will host 'Ren Kids Summer Jam 2018' beginning August 20 and continuing through August 24, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The program will see kids from three-years-old through Fifth Graders participate in games and activities that reinforce the idea that "they were made to live fully alive."

Early registrants will receive the lowest ...

Summit's St. Teresa Church Welcomes Father Kevin Valle Diaz

SUMMIT, NJ - Originally from El Salvador, Father Kevin Valle Diaz has been assigned as Associate Pastor to St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit, effective August 1.

Raised in Central America, Father Kevin and his family moved to the United States when he was 15, residing in the Garden State.

He studied Philosophical Theology as a College Seminarian at Seton Hall University until he was ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

July 11, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, MJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

Summit Man Among Three 'Grape Street Crips' Gang Members Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” – including its long-time leader – were convicted by a federal jury today of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings, and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie and DEA Special Agent in Charge ...

Lois Schneider Realtor Sales Associate Cynthia Baker Named to 2018 REAL Trends 'America’s Best Real Estate Professionals' List

July 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Cynthia Baker of Lois Schneider Realtor has been named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of the REAL Trends 'America’s Best Real Estate Professionals' -- the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Adwerx.

Baker is a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for ...

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty's Charlie Oppler Elected 2019 First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors

SUMMIT, NJ - Charlie Oppler, COO and Co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR), has been elected as the 2019 First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) at the mid-year legislative meetings in Washington, D.C.

More than 8,000 Realtors from around the ...

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To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, July 22, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness

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Sun, July 22, 5:00 PM

Central Presbyterian Church, Summit

Summer Outdoor Worship with BBQ

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, July 23, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

6/22 - At 1552 hours a report was taken for a theft of one thousand (1,000) mops from Overlook Hospital. The reporting individual indicated the theft occurred between 6/10 and 6/21. Taken from a storage area ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Details Three Things to Watch During Earnings Season on 'Wall St. Unplugged'

July 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, on Wall Street Unplugged discussing portfolio positioning during earnings season:

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

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Valuations, Buybacks, Dividend Make Financials Attractive

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC detailing the outlook for financial stocks and more:

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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 management services and comprehensive ...

Picking up the Pieces – The Benefits of Account Consolidation

Over a lifetime of investing we often have numerous accounts located at different financial firms.  Rarely are these accounts managed with a grand plan that takes into account all the individual pieces.   Account proliferation can be detrimental to your investment performance, increase your risk profile, and lighten your pocketbook.  

Account consolidation offers the ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Would Shedding

How much wood wouldn’t a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck woodn’t?

 

Enough already.  

 

I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.

 

“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...