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Drive for Show, Putt for Even More: Salerno Duane in Summit Offers Customers Chance to Drain Golf Shot for Cool Gear

November 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Salerno Duane Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Ford in Summit is pulling out all the stops during a special "Black Friday Weekend" promotion. When customers lease or purchase a new or used vehicle, they will also get a chance to sink a putt and win some great gear -- prizes include GoPros, IPad minis, PS4 Bundles, Beats Headphones, and Bose speakers.

According to Salerno ...

Summit H.S. Athletic Director Scarpello to Depart for Montclair Job

November 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick J. Scarpello is leaving his role -- and the Summit School District -- to accept the position at Assistant Principal in charge of Athletics at Montclair High School.

According to website sidelinechatter.com, the Montclair Board of Education approved Scarpello's hire on November 20. Scarpello had been ...

Summit Full-Day Kindergarten Tuition Lowered 23% for 2018-19 as Superintendent Targets 'Sustainable Solution' for Universal Program Beginning Following Year

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education, at its November meeting, voted to approve a tuition-based Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) program for the 2018-19 school year with a full tuition rate of $5,500 per year, a $1,650 annual tuition for those on the federal reduced-rate lunch program and $550 for those on the free lunch program. The fees represent a 23.35 percent drop in the ...

New Name, Same Game: Annual Summit Football Alumni Thanksgiving Pigskin Classic Set for Nov. 24

November 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Formally known as the 'Turkey Bowl', the annual Thanksgiving gridiron classic will now be known as 'The Summit Football Alumni Game'. The latest incarnation of the popular pigskin event will be held on Friday, November 24, beginning at 11 a.m., at Investors Bank Field.

"The Turkey Bowl is special because it celebrates three of the things that ...

Fifteen Summit H.S. Class of '18 Student Athletes Commit to Collegiate Destinations

SUMMIT, NJ - As the first National Letter of Intent signing window of 2017-18 -- for student athletes enrolling 2018-19 -- drew to a close, 15 Summit High School Class of 2018 seniors announced their next level destinations, where each will continue their academic and athletic pursuits.

Seven boys and eight girls make up the contingent, which includes:

Helen Louise Johnson, ...

Drive for Show, Putt for Even More: Salerno Duane in Summit Offers Customers Chance to Drain Golf Shot for Cool Gear

November 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Salerno Duane Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Ford in Summit is pulling out all the stops during a special "Black Friday Weekend" promotion. When customers lease or purchase a new or used vehicle, they will also get a chance to sink a putt and win some great gear -- prizes include GoPros, IPad minis, PS4 Bundles, Beats Headphones, and Bose speakers.

According to Salerno ...

'Passport Program', 'Small Business Saturday' Open Summit Downtown Holiday Programming

SUMMIT, NJ - Thanksgiving marks the joyful march to the heart of the holiday season, with Summit Downtown, inc. unveiling a 'Shop Summit Passport Program' that launches November 25, the same date as the nationwide "Small Business Saturday" initiative.

'Shop Summit Passport Program' Details

Shoppers must collect eight different passport 'stamps' -- with four ...

Around The Horn

November 22, 2017

Summit community members gathered at the Summit Diner to support Leroy Horn as the longtime Hilltop City resident and legendary athlete and coach continues his recovery from a series of health-related setbacks.

 

The Other Fellow First Foundation, the 'Help Leroy Team' and the Diner hosted the fundraising event which saw guests enjoy good camaraderie, more than a few hugs and ...

Frontline Observations

Jill LaZare, who recently was defeated in her bid for New Jersey State Senate, was the guest speaker at The Fortnightly Club of Summit's November general meeting. LaZare shared her experience running for office in a lively nonpartisan discussion at Twin Maples' Clubhouse, explaining that many 'non-political people' decide to run for office after a ...

Summit's Marité Robinson Presented with CASA 'Dream-Maker Award'

November 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Longtime Summit resident Marité Robinson has been presented with the 'Jo-Anne B. Spatola Dream-Maker Award' by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County in recognition of her passion for bettering the lives of local foster youth and her commitment to the organization's growth. Robinson was one of more than 300 community members, ...

Hilltop City Again Answers The Call in Support of Summit Thanksgiving Food Drive

SUMMIT, NJ - As they have done for the previous nine years of the event, the cars kept coming. Each one opening its trunk, the side doors or rolling down a window to deliver a frozen turkey, groceries, gift card, checks and cash so that those who are struggling can enjoy some of the blessings of the season.

The Summit Thanksgiving Food Drive, a tradition of generosity now 10 years ...

Winds Topple Light Pole at Summit Farmers Market; No Injuries Reported as City Asks Utility for Citywide Inspections

November 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Wind gusts estimated to approach 40 miles per hour on November 19 resulted in a Jersey City Power & Light pole collapsing in Summit's Park & Shop Lot No. 2 -- located at the corner of DeForest Avenue and Maple Street -- during peak hours of the season's final Summit Farmers Market of the year. No injuries were reported.

The pole, standing approximately 35-feet tall ...

Triple Crown: City of Summit Earns Three Awards at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

SUMMIT, The City of Summit contingent that traveled to the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City this past week brought home three awards. The City was recognized for the following:

Sustainable Jersey Certification - Silver Level / Champion Designation

The City of Summit achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the Silver Level and was awarded a Champion ...

Summit Middle Schooler Donald Glennon Features in Upcoming Performance of 'The Nutcracker'

November 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -- Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Eighth Grader Donald Glennon will perform multiple soloist roles in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”

Glennon joined NJDTE’s Ensemble Company in 2015, and will perform the roles of ...

Art Center to Debut New Members' Exhibitions Nov. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - A new member exhibition, curated by artist and instructor Anne Kullaf, will open at the Visual Arts Center November 17 as part of Kullaf's course “Preparing for an Exhibition: Are you Ready?”

Show me What You See: The Students of Anne Kullaf, features the work of seven artists participating in the instructor's professional development course, which ...

Kent Place Stages Inaugural High School Production of 'Gadzooks!' Nov. 17-18

November 12, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Kent Place School Upper School Theater Department will be he first high school to stage Gadzooks! -- a British pantomime written by Maplewood-based playwrights Chrissy and Ridley McIntyre -- November 17 and 18, at 8 p.m. each evening, in the school's Hyde and Watson Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.

When King Arthur's ...

Atlantic Health Recognizes Randi Cataquet and Stephen Coughlin for Neuroscience Nursing Excellence

November 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System presented its annual neuroscience nursing awards to Stephen Coughlin, RN, of Parsippany and Randi Cataquet, of Springfield.

Coughlin, who works at Morristown Medical Center, was named the Atlantic Health System Neuroscience RN Rising Star Award winner. In presenting him with the award, Gayle Walker-Cillo RN, said Coughlin has a reputation for showing ...

Atlantic Health's Dr. Bernard Maria Recognized with Most Prestigious Child Neurology Honor

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Bernard Maria, director of the Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with the 2018 Hower Award, the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

This prestigious award is given yearly to one member of the Child Neurology Society who is highly regarded by ...

Summit Installations Show Rain Garden's Functionality, Benefits

November 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Gardening isn't just about planting flowers anymore. In fact, gardens have taken on an enormous amount of responsibility over the past decade.

The Summit Free Public Library recently installed two rain gardens with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Rahway River Watershed Association, and the Summit Environmental ...

Summit Installations Show Rain Garden's Functionality, Benefits

November 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Gardening isn't just about planting flowers anymore. In fact, gardens have taken on an enormous amount of responsibility over the past decade.

The Summit Free Public Library recently installed two rain gardens with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Rahway River Watershed Association, and the Summit Environmental ...

Summit's Andrew Smith Named to 'Best Lawyers in America' List

November 12, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Summit resident Andrew B. Smith Esq., co-founder of Morristown-based Smith + Schwartzstein, has been included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since first published in 1983, "Best Lawyers" has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, with the peer reviewed award is given to just five percent of ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts Winter Solstice Service Dec. 2

November 17, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A special Winter Solstice celebration at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be held December 2, beginning at 4 p.m., with Summit and neighboring community members invited to enjoy the festivities, which will include songs, poems and a time of reflection on the midwinter darkness and return of the sun.

As part of the event, participants will craft garlands of ...

Christine Murray Returns to Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate

November 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Lois Schneider Realtor (LSR) has welcomed experienced Realtor and local resident, Christine Murray, as its newest associate. Having held past positions with Lois Schneider Realtor, Murray has returned to the company.

Murray has been a resident of Summit since 2004, and offers a strong knowledge of Summit and the surrounding towns.

"Christine's ...

Sotheby's Summit Partners with Longtime Summit H.S. Teacher to Help Beautify Its New Home, Provide Student Scholarships

SUMMIT, NJ - On the day they are set to host the gala Grand Opening of their new home, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty (PPSIR) in Summit has detailed a creative collaboration with one of the Hilltop City's most creative educators -- Summit High School photography and computer graphics teacher Don Standing.

Standing's artwork is omnipresent throughout ...

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Excited to Roll-Up My Sleeves and Collaborate

November 18, 2017

Hello Summit Voters:

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting me in my campaign for Common Council. The experience of running was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I do not take the responsibility of governing lightly.  

Summit is a very special place and I am honored to be part of the team that will maintain its special character while at the same ...

Summit Police Blotter

November 14, 2017

10/25 - At 0952 hours a report was taken for a theft of jewelry from a Beechwood Road business. The victim reported that the incident occurred at approximately 1600 hours on 10/24 when a male party was in the business. The individual made a purchase of a pair of earrings after looking at several necklaces. Shortly after the male left the business, the employee noticed a Pyrite Gold Freshwater ...

Learning Circle YMCA Sponsors All-Day Kindergarten Open House Events

November 24, 2017

Open House Events Set for December 7 and January 4

As a strong believer in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Summit Area YMCA strives to provide the best programs for children and adults alike. A branch of the Summit Area YMCA specializing in childcare and educational programs, The Learning Circle YMCA (TLC YMCA), provides early education and care for ...

Training for Volunteer Mentors to Help Youth with Special Needs

New Providence Recreation and TryCAN will also be hosting a training class for teens (ages 13+) interested in becoming a volunteer Peer Mentor for youth with special needs at recreation classes and events.  Attendees will learn more about youth with certain developmental and/or physical needs and how to work with and help these youth participate in recreation programs.  After the ...

When "Smart" May Be Dumb

Exchange Trading Funds (ETFs) continue to take the investment world by storm. Led by Vanguard and Blackrock, cheaper ETFs are surpassing mutual funds in popularity. ETFs can be passive or active. Passive funds provide an investor with an inexpensive way to own an index, i.e. S&P 500, Russell 2000, etc. The goal is to mimic market returns. It’s as if a baseball manager entered the year ...

Ain't That Grand?

Bird is The Word: Celebrate a Truly American Holiday at Summit's Legendary Lodge

Once the calendar turns to fall, the ambience and feel of The Grand Summit Hotel hits its stride. From the moment you walk into the hotel lobby, you know you have entered a piece of history complete with wood beamed vaulted ceilings, and a large stone fireplace at its center.

When we think of the holidays, our memories take us to classic settings, and The Grand Summit Hotel captures the look ...

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 ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

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 ...

Family Health

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

The Last Game

My daughter recently played the last soccer game of her career.  

 

Yippee!  No more practices!  No more tournaments!  No more long drives to obscure fields!  No more tiny black turf pellets all over the car!

 

No more selfish surges of pride watching her athletic achievements.  No more thrilling victories.

 

My daughter is a ...