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'College Night' at Summit High School Set for Oct. 24

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  More than 150 colleges / universities, the Armed Forces, gap years, and technical schools will be in attendance when the Summit High School Counseling Department hosts its annual 'College Night' October 24, beginning at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Representatives from the post-secondary institutions will be on hand to provide admissions information to ...

Plan to Implement Pre-Labor Day 2019 Summit Schools Start Date Scrapped

October 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents with students in the Summit Public Schools can go ahead and book their late-August 2019 vacations, as it now appears that a proposed plan to open the Summit schools for instruction prior to Labor Day in 2019 has been scrapped.

That development, as articulated by Superintendent of Schools June Chang -- along with the promise of a ...

More Coffee?: Summit School District's Next Informal Talk with Superintendent Set for Oct. 9

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host a 'Coffee & Conversation' event October 9, from 7 - 8 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.

All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

The last such gathering on September 12 featured a wide-ranging discussion, with ...

Fumbled Opportunity: Sloppy Summit H.S. Football Dumped from Ranks of Unbeaten by Cranford, 25-12

October 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Through the first five games of the 2018 campaign, there were a number of constants for the Summit High School Varsity Football Team.

A miserly defense, a productive offense, special special teams, a businesslike sharp attention to detail and a buttoned-up execution of football fundamentals -- all coupled in boxcar fashion -- had produced a shiny 5-0 ...

Mayer's Extra-Time Goal Sends Summit H.S. Girls Soccer Past Union Catholic 3-2 in UCT Opener

SUMMIT, NJ - Well, let's get that taken care of right off the hop.

Beginning their 2018 Union County Tournament journey by vanquishing the foe that eliminated them from the tournament each of the past two years, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team finally broke the Viking hoodoo by beating Union Catholic 3-2 in Extra Time on the Upper Turf Field.

Freshman Natasha ...

Time to Start Peaking: Summit H.S. Football 'Friday Night Lights' T-Shirts On-Sale Beginning Oct. 16

October 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - With just two games left prior to the state playoffs, now would be a really groovy time for the Summit High School Varsity Football team to 'peak', that is to say it would be optimal if they shifted into their highest gridiron gear and stood on the petrol pedal.

Just in time for that call to the line comes 'Friday Night Lights', the one time each year the ...

Summit Junior Baseball & Softball Seeks Individuals to Fill Key Volunteer Roles

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Junior Baseball & Softball (SJBS) which has, since 1971, been dedicated to providing youth baseball and softball programming to Summit youth, is seeking individuals to fill several key volunteer roles in the organization

Volunteering is an opportunity to get involved, meet new people and support Hilltop City kids and, while all are welcome to volunteer, ...

Tango Blues from Saxophonist Julio Botti Performed in Summit Oct. 27

October 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Saxophonist Julio Botti will perform a CD release concert of his new 'Tango Blues' recording October 27 in Summit, beginning at 8 p.m. The two-time Latin GRAMMY-nominated Botti will be joined by a quartet of talented New York City jazz scene musicians including guitarist Andrew Baird, pianist Eduardo Withrington, and drummer Tiago ...

Fire Place

October 15, 2018

Summit Deputy Fire Chief Donald Nelson, Mayor Nora Radest, Common Council Members Matthew Gould and Beth Little, Member Gould, Firefighters Iannella and Mammone, along with members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad greeted the public at an Open House held at the SFD's Headquarters on Broad Street.

The event focused on the 2018 Fire Prevention Week ...

Making a Run for the County Line

Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team captains Kelsey Space, left, and Keegan Mayer stopped into Revivify in the Hilltop City for some well-earned 'R & R' -- Recovery and Rejuvenation -- which they're gonna need because their Union County Tournament journey is far from over.

That's because the fifth-seeded Maroon and White -- despite getting out-shot 17 to ...

Making a Move: Sotheby's Summit, Short Hills Offices Host Fall Food Drive Through December 15

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December 15.

'Move For Hunger' is a national non-profit organization ...

Temporary Tattoo 'Pop-Up Shop' Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Pathways Oct. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - Anastasia Dekantios, co-owner of temporary tattoo website jewelflashtattoos.com, will be hosting a special 'pop-up shop' in remembrance of her mother and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Connection in Summit October 17, from 3 - 6 p.m.

The event will benefit Pathways, a program of The Connection that provides support, education and wellness ...

Civic Commitment: City Seeks Individuals for Volunteer Roles

October 14, 2018

SUMMIT,, NJ - Residents of the Hilltop City are being sought -- and encouraged to apply - for volunteer roles serving on several of City of Summit committees and commissions.

Each November, the Mayor and Common Council begin the annual volunteer application review process and appoint new members. Terms range from one to five years of service with an opportunity for ...

Have Freeholders, Will Travel: County's Governing Body to Meet in Summit Oct. 25

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a series of mobile meetings in several municipalities, including a visit to Summit on October 25. Other towns to host meetings include Plainfield and Westfield.

Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados had announced that the County would be holding mobile meetings as part of his “Moving Union County Forward” ...

SHIP at SAGE Eldercare's Medicare '19 Overview Program Set for Oct. 16. 31

October 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at SAGE will host a free program to discuss Medicare 2019 changes, plans, options, and answer questions at SAGE Eldercare on both October 16 and October 31. The session will occur both days from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County, its staff and volunteers available for free, ...

'College Night' at Summit High School Set for Oct. 24

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  More than 150 colleges / universities, the Armed Forces, gap years, and technical schools will be in attendance when the Summit High School Counseling Department hosts its annual 'College Night' October 24, beginning at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Representatives from the post-secondary institutions will be on hand to provide admissions information to ...

Summit High School Speech and Debate Team Earns Podium Spot in The Bronx

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate team, getting myriad top performances, grabbed third place at the highly-competitive Bronx Science High School national circuit tournament.

Individual student awards and highlights ncluded:

Public Forum Debate

Nick Clements and Anthony Yu - Double Octofinalist 

Original Oratory 

Ethan Zucker - Second ...

Summit Residents Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccination

October 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Influenza season has arrived, and the City of Summit and the Westfield Regional Health Department are partnering to remind residents of the importance of getting the flu vaccination. Everyone from six months of age and older to is encouraged to get vaccinated, particularly those folks who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu.

Residents who may be ...

Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center Participates in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center will participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a gift to all patients in its West Orange office during the month of October, bringing awareness to mammograms at Bottle Hill Day in Madison on October 6, and see its employees wear pink throughout the month of October.

It is ...

Summit F.D. Battles Nighttime Blaze at Baltusrol Road Residence

October 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Reports of smoke emanating from a two and-a-half story residence at 126 Baltusrol Road resulted in the Summit Fire Department (SFD) battling a fire -- during the nighttime hours of October 11 -- which covered the both the structure's first and second floors as well as its attic 

The fire, reported at 9:08 p.m., had apparently reached the ...

Summit F.D. Hosts Open House Oct. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - Focusing on the theme from the 2018 Fire Prevention Week campaign of 'Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.', the Summit Fire Department (SFD) will host an Open House event on Sunday, October 14, from 1 - 4 p.m., at the Summit Fire Department Headquarters.

The family-friendly event will see crews participating in ...

City Reminds Residents of Important Voter Registration Deadlines, Information

October 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The General Election is now less than one month away, and the City of Summit is reminding Hilltop City residents of important, fast-approaching deadline dates and other information relative to voting on November 6.

Eligibility requirements to vote in the General Election include:

U.S. citizenship at the time of registration.
County and City residence of at least 30 days ...

League of Women Voters Launch 'One-Stop Shop' for Election Info

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The League of Women Voters (LMV) of of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit has launched VOTE411.org, a nonpartisan election resource designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for election information that offers tools to help New Jersey voters navigate the voting process this November.

VOTE411.org provides candidate information, ...

Summit's Office Tavern Grill Debuts New Gridiron-Inspired Gastronomy to Make Happy Hour Even Happier

October 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Like a ballcarrier who is "at the 20, the ten, the five, touchdown," The Office Tavern Grill in Summit has just hit paydirt this football season, unveiling a new, revamped happy hour -- available every weekday from 4 - 7 p.m. and now extended for football season during all NFL games -- In addition to $5 select craft beers, handpicked by ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts Animal Blessing Oct. 7

October 2, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - As part of its 11 a.m. service on October 7, Summit's Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) will host a a 'Blessing of the Animals', wherein all household pets and their human companions will be welcomed into the sanctuary provided they have no history of problems with people or other animals.

Any animals requiring a leash or containment ...

Summit Garden Club Hosts Floral Design Sale at Arboretum Oct. 17

October 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renowned flower arranger Marty VanAllenis simplifying, and Hilltop City residents can take advantage of a special sale hosted by the Summit Garden Club on October 17, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

One-of-a-kind containers, armatures, mechanics of all sorts, line elements, as well as flower arranging and horticulture books will all be ...

Making a Move: Sotheby's Summit, Short Hills Offices Host Fall Food Drive Through December 15

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December 15.

'Move For Hunger' is a national non-profit organization ...

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One in Seven is Not Enough

October 13, 2018

Summit is a unique community filled with many great not-for-profits. They are part of what makes the fabric of this community so wonderful.

There is one organization, in particular, I feel as citizens we take for granted. That is the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. Many of our residents think this is a service provided by the city or Overlook Medical Center, however this is far ...

Vartan Will be Healthy Addition to Summit Council

I strongly believe that Greg Vartan will be a healthy addition to the Summit Council.  I have know Greg for a number of years and I am very impressed with his positive, can do attitude.  When he shakes your hand he exudes healthy energy.  This is the approach he brings to everything he does. People respond well to Greg and this triggers ...

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Mon, October 15, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

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Tue, October 16, 10:00 AM

The Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Mother Goose Morning Storytime & Songs!

Community Calendar Education

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Tue, October 16, 10:00 AM

Summit Old Guard, new providence

Rwanda Civil War Topic at Summit Old Guard Meeting

Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

8/17/2018 11:25 am - FD dispatched to a DEBARY ROAD multi -family on a verbal report of a wire arcing in a tree behind the house  On arrival FD found rear service cables were missing spacers between 2 poles and the wires were touching. FD did not see any arcing or sparks. JCP&L was notified to respond and correct the problem.

8/18/2018 3:45 pm - FD dispatched to MOUNTAINSIDE ...

Summit Police Blotter

October 10, 2018

9/21 - Denzel J. Norris, 22, of Summit was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Springfield. Mr. Norris was processed and released with a pending court date.

9/21 - Matthew A. Fonseca, 21, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession/use of CDS. Mr. Fonseca was processed and released with a pending court date.


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Opportunities Following Dow’s Wild Ride

October 15, 2018

Investors just experienced a volatile week, the worst since March, as the Dow plunged over 1300 points on Wednesday and Thursday.

Instead of bonds being the answer to shaky markets, they were the culprit.  Yields on US Treasuries rose to levels not seen in seven years, with the 10 year Treasury briefly touching 3.24%, as investors sold off bonds.   The much-ballyhooed propensity ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says 'Fear Trade' Priced In to Market

Why did stocks recently sell off? Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing investor's wall of worry:

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Click here to contact David Dietze, John Petrides, Claire Toth, Donna St.Amant and Elaine Phipps,  or ...

Point View Q4 Newsletter Available Now

Point View Wealth Management's latest newsletter is here! Our Q4 page-turner includes:

Five Annuity Pitfalls
How to Pay for Long Term Care-And How Not to
The Long View: Stocks for the Next 20 Years
Retirement Income Strategies
ESG Investing

To access it now, click ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Heads Up!

I was so excited to receive an important alert on my phone.  It made me feel, I don’t know, special.

 

Presidential Alert

THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System.  No action is needed

 

Even though I am president of nothing, it was gratifying to know that someone actually wanted to alert me to something.  

 

I ...

The ABCs of Fostering the Joy of Reading in Your Child: What’s a Leveled Reader?

Is your child’s classroom teacher asking students to read books on a specific level? If so, do you know your child’s current reading level? The best way to answer these questions is to ask your child’s teacher. Okay, you’ve checked with your child’s classroom teacher and he or she has shared your child’s reading level, but now you’re wondering how to ...