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The General's Troops

September 28, 2016

Summit's Christopher Porrino, sworn in as New Jersey's Attorney General, is supported by a phalanx of Summit High School young men, including -- to his right --  his son Peter.

Others Hilltoppers attending the ceremony included Brian Kaelin, Matt Reddy, Trebor Carino and Jack Oh.

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District News Briefs: High School Morning Traffic Bad, Clocks Slow; Parent Wellness Series Back for Second Year Beginning Oct. 6

September 25, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Saying that traffic is "extremely congested" and that the situation "is made worse due to the continued closure of the Morris Avenue Bridge and the use of Kent Place Boulevard as a detour." Summit High School (SHS) Principal Stacy Grimaldi -- in an e-mail to parents -- has asked parents to keep the following traffic-related issues in mind:

 

- Pull ...

D'Acunto Aims to Integrate '21st Century Experiences', Cultivate 'Love of Learning' as Summit's Secondary Education Director

SUMMIT, NJ - Like her counterpart Jennifer Ambrose on the Elementary Education side, Donna D'Acunto is just months into her tenure in a role that, prior to this year, did not exist in the Summit Public School District.

As Director of Secondary Education, D'Acunto is charged with overseeing curriculum and instruction, data analysis, assessment, and professional ...

Summit Board of Education Honors Those with 25 Years of Service, Newly-Tenured Staff

SUMMIT, NJ - It was an evening of honoring service to the Summit public schools at the Board of Education’s first regular meeting of the school year, as the board honored those with 25 years of service to the District and those staff members who recently attained tenure.

The following newly-tenured staff members were introduced by board member Debra McCann:

Diane Dreisbach of ...

Reyes to The Rescue: Summit H.S. Boys Soccer Unbeaten Streak Hits Seven After 2-1 OT Conquest of Governor Livingston

September 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Jafeth Reyes keeps scoring and the Summit High School Boys Varsity soccer team keeps winning.

Coincidence? Not so much.

The Maroon & White is now unbeaten in seven matches after erasing a 1-nil first-half deficit, equalizing in the second 40 minutes and sending the match into Extra Time, where the Hilltoppers got another big goal off the boot of their marksman Reyes to ...

Lopez Sets New School All-Around Mark in Summit H.S. Gymnastics Triumph Over Somerville

SUMMIT, NJ - Senior captain Alysia Lopez established a new Summit High School record in the All-Around, taking the top spot in three of the four apparatus competitions in the process, as the Hilltopper Gymnastics team defeated Somerville at The Connection in Summit, 105.875 - 102.2. The victory was Summit's fourth win without a loss this season.

Lopez's score of 36.75 included ...

Summit H.S. Gymnastics Hosts 'Pack The Stands' Meet at The Connection Sept. 30

SUMMIT, HS - The Summit High School Varsity -- undefeated after three meets this season -- and JV Gymnastics teams will compete simultaneously against Hillsborough September 30 at The Connection, and the Hilltoppers are hosting a 'Pack The Stands' event to help elevate their home gym advantage.

The meet, which features free admission and gets underway at 5:30 ...

Gun Violence Prevention Movie Series Begins with Summit Screening of 'Under The Gun' Sept. 30

September 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Four area organizations have partnered with The Film Society of Summit to host a series of Gun Violence Prevention documentaries, beginning with 'Under The Gun' -- produced and narrated by Katie Couric -- which screens September 30.

The Unitarian Church of Summit’s Social Action Team, The Brady Campaign, Seeds of Peace and Moms Demand Action are co-sponsoring ...

Oom-Pah: Oktoberfest Celebration at The Lodge Oct. 1 Benefits Elks Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ - It's time to break out the Lederhosen and Dirndl dresses as the Summit Elks Lodge #1246 will hold their annual Oktoberfest "Summit Lodge Style" on October 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

All proceeds from the event go to Elks National Foundation, which provides college scholarships and grants supporting Elks' Youth Programs, Veterans Programs, ...

'Voices Up' Musical Showcase Sept. 27 Benefits Rotary Scholarship Fund

September 25, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Fifteen vocalists and music directors from local houses of worship will share the stage as the Summit - New Providence Rotary presents 'Voices Up!' September 27 at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Auditorium.

The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will  highlight the city's musical talent while benefiting the Summit-New Providence Rotary Club ...

Make it Sing: Summit High School's 'Cabaret' Fundraiser Presents Best of Broadway Oct. 7

SUMMIT, NJ - Cabaret, Summit High School's (SHS) intimate celebration of Broadway Musical Theatre, will perform October 7 in the SHS cafeteria. Made possible through a grant from the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), all proceeds from the event benefit the Summit High School Musical Theatre program.

This evening, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will showcase the ...

The General's Troops

September 28, 2016

Summit's Christopher Porrino, sworn in as New Jersey's Attorney General, is supported by a phalanx of Summit High School young men, including -- to his right --  his son Peter.

Others Hilltoppers attending the ceremony included Brian Kaelin, Matt Reddy, Trebor Carino and Jack Oh.

Summit Snaps captures images in, around, and about the Hilltop City. Got a picture?... Send it -- ...

Spa Day

Mayor Nora Radest cuts the ribbon on Sea Spa, Summit's newest full-service health and beauty destination.

Offering facial, massage, waxing, aromatherapy and more, Sea Spa also carries G.M. Collin skincare products, which combine the best of nature and technology to provide radiant, healthier, and younger-looking skin.

Located at 516 - 518 Morris Avenue, Sea Spa can be reached by ...

Second Annual McNany Charitable Foundation Fundraiser Set for Oct. 6

September 27, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The McNany Charitable Foundation was established in 2015 to honor the life and memory of mother Ann Marie McNany mother and her two sons, Paul A, and Brian M. McNany, who each passed away.

Brian McNany passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 55, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Paul McNany died at age of 20 from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Ann Marie was ...

Celebrity Chef Showdown Oct. 6 Heralds Arrival of Soup Kitchen 411; Event Serves as Fundraiser to Fight Hunger

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 45,000,000 Americans struggle just to put food on the table. Soup Kitchen 411, a newly-formed non-profit, is aiming to stamp out hunger because the organization and its supporters believe "the problem is 100% solvable."

Soup Kitchen 411 is a web-based portal containing a national directory of information and ...

Works of Sculptor Peter Allen Exhibited at Artspace Through October 28

September 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The sculptures of Peter Allen, whose work is in the collections of several major museums, will be on display at Artspace through October 28. An Artist's Reception will be held October 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Allen's aluminum, bronze, steel, stone and wood sculptures are highly original and exuberant depictions of the local landscape and appear as dreamscapes. He is ...

Alliance Rep Presents NJ Premiere of Dark Comedy 'The Vandal' Opening Sept. 30

SUMMIT, NJ - The Alliance Repertory Theatre Company will present the New Jersey premiere of the dark comedy “The Vandal,” opening September 30. The moving play by Hamish Linklater is directed by Betsy True and includes Beth Painter, Will Callahan and David Christopher.

“The Vandal” is a funny play about how we live and the stories we tell ourselves when ...

Make it Sing: Summit High School's 'Cabaret' Fundraiser Presents Best of Broadway Oct. 7

September 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Cabaret, Summit High School's (SHS) intimate celebration of Broadway Musical Theatre, will perform October 7 in the SHS cafeteria. Made possible through a grant from the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), all proceeds from the event benefit the Summit High School Musical Theatre program.

This evening, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will showcase the ...

Libraries of Union County Honor TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro as 'Business Owner of the Year'

September 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - As the director of the Summit Library, Susan Permahos had a problem keeping track of all the events community organizations were holding. Then along came TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro.

TAPinto offered to develop a community calendar, free of charge for the City of Summit, called Summit Today. Those efforts were recognized on Tuesday night when the Libraries of Union ...

"Out of the Darkness Walk" Raises $60,000 for Suicide Prevention

September 25, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The overcast skies couldn't stop the bright light of awareness that shone through on Saturday when the first "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk was held behind Chatham High School.

People came from as far away as Virginia to raise more than $60,000 and remember lost friends and relatives who are no longer here because of suicide, an issue participants say needs to ...

League of Women Voters Hosts Summit Candidates Forum Oct. 15

September 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights will again host a Summit Candidates Forum, October 15 in the Media Center at Summit High School.

The event, beginning at 9:30 a.m., is free and open to the public and will feature the three candidates who are running for seats on the Summit Common Council: Republican Mike McTernan, the incumbent in ...

FDU Professor, Public Opinion Expert Krista Jenkins Speaks at League of Women Voters Event Sept. 27

SUMMIT, NJ - In a program entitled, "Views, Votes and Trends in Presidential Politics," The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence will present Dr. Krista Jenkins, PhD, Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickson University (FDU) and Executive Director of PublicMind, FDU's survey research center which ...

Hundreds Expected for 'Black Lives Matter' March in Summit Sept. 25; Event Necessitates Multiple Late-Afternoon Street Closures

September 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - A group of 250 or more people are expected to participate in a 'Black Lives Matter' march down Springfield Avenue September 25. The event, a joint effort between the Unitarian Church in Summit and Fountain Baptist Church, begins at Christ Church, located at 561 Springfield Avenue, and culminates with a related banner-raising event at the ...

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Vartan Offers Bright, Thoughtful Leadership

September 28, 2016

As a devoted Summit resident for over forty years, I'm gratified to see bright new leaders emerge in our community. Greg Vartan  is one of those thoughtful young leaders, and I am pleased to be supporting him in his race for the Ward 2 Common Council seat.

Greg's commitment to our town and his enthusiasm to serve is obvious to everyone who meets him. I believe he possess the ...

What I’ve Heard Walking: The Responsible Spending Edition

September 26, 2016

Hi again! I’m Greg Vartan, Candidate for the Ward 2 seat on Common Council, and this is the “What I’ve Heard Walking” series.

I have been walking around town, meeting new friends, residents, and business-owners. One of the things I’ve heard most frequently is the frustration that stems from being taxpayers in one of the states with the highest tax burden in the ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, September 29, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 29, 7:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Author Talk: Black Women's Christian Activism

Community Calendar

Fri, September 30, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Police Blotter

September 14, 2016

8/22 - At 2051 hours a report was taken for a theft from a residence on Orchard Street. Taken sometime between 0830 hours and 1930 hours were a silver/black Apple MacBook Pro Laptop, a Western Digital 2TB external hard drive and a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones. It was unknown how the actor(s) entered the residence. Total value of the missing items is approximately $1900.00.

8/23 - ...

Summit Travel Basketball Tryout Registration Remains Open

September 28, 2016

REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON FOR 2016-17 TRAVEL BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!

Visit www.summitbballclub.org to register

Eligible: All 4th - 8th grade boys & girls in Summit

Cost: $105 deposit (see registration page for additional details)

Tryout Dates: 10/13, 10/17, 10/18 (specific days and times by gender and age group, TBA)

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First-Ever Komen Giving Day Set for Sept. 29

Susan G. Komen North Jersey, along with former New York Giant, Charles Way and his wife Tahesha Way, Miss New Jersey USA, Mrs. New Jersey America and Students for the Cure Jr. Chair, Mady are asking their supporters to join them to help kick off October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by making a donation and committing to be More Than Pink.

So often, Breast Cancer Awareness ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

Markets Hit Record Highs: Three Opportunities

In August, for the first time since 1999, all three major indices, the Dow, S&P, and the Nasdaq, hit a record high on the same day. It doesn’t feel like 1999. Today, investors fret about weak earnings growth, Brexit, the implications of negative interest rates cloaking much of the globe, and a volatile presidential campaign.

Yet, the market continues to grind higher, admittedly ...

Ain't That Grand?

Arti-Facts: Hotel is Centerpiece of Hilltop History

It is history that defines who we are today and sets the tone for what we want and hope to be. At a time when we have very much become a me first society, what binds us together is a sense of who we were and how we got here.

When it comes to history, no part of our heritage or culture as a country is more synonymous with the past than the architecture that our forefathers left for us to enjoy ...

JCP&L Continues Tree Trimming to Enhance System Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors are scheduled to trim trees in more than 60 municipalities over the next two months as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment to help protect against tree-related outages.     

Since the beginning of the year, work has been completed on more than 2,000 ...