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Matinee Idols: Summit Moms Movie Club Getting Rave Reviews

August 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Neighbors and friends, Summit's Helene Hulse and Catherine Lyness had a dilemma. They wanted to go to a movie during the day when their kids were at school, but the local movie theater did not open until the evening and the 'big theaters' along Routes 10 and 22 opened too late to catch the flick and make it back to the Hilltop City for the traditional 3 p.m.

Summer Camp Program Teaches Teens Leadership Skills

SUMMIT, NJ - One of myriad camp offerings at the Summit Area YMCA this summer, the innovative Leaders in Training (LIT) program provides rising 9th graders, ages 14 - 16, an opportunity to obtain the tools they need to enter the working world and become leaders in their community.

Teens are provided with weekly leadership and job professionalism ...

Hilltop Blues: Summit P.D. Youth Academy Graduates Class of 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Thirty boys and girls, ages 11 - 14, comprised the 2016 Summit Police Department's Youth Academy graduating class, emerging from a program that, in its 12th year, is designed to provide area youth with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of the police officer.

The cadets were celebrated in a ceremony attended by family members, Summit Mayor Nora ...

Summit H.S. Ranked 76th on Newsweek's Ranking of Top 500 U.S. Public High Schools

August 11, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School (SHS) has been slotted in the 76th spot on Newsweek's 2016 Top 500 Public High Schools in America. The rankings, prepared for Newsweek by Westat, a Rockville, MD-based research corporation, included 51 New Jersey public high schools, with SHS ranked 16th in the state. 

 

The Kent Place Boulevard school was occupied the 80th ...

The Connection's AfterSchool Enrichment Programs Now Offered at All Summit Elementary Schools

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection for Women and Families' AfterSchool Programs are currently enrolling at all Summit Elementary schools, including the newest locations at Wilson Primary Center and Franklin Elementary.

Designed for parents seeking a stimulating, safe, and convenient after-school option for their child, the programs are available for grades K-5, Monday ...

Kindergartners, Proud Families Celebrate Graduation at The Learning Circle YMCA

SUMMIT, NJ - Twenty-two 22 children sang and danced their way through their Kindergarten graduation at The Learning Circle YMCA, entertaining a proud audience comprised of parents, families, and friends.

Those in attendance gathered to the early education and child care center to celebrate their children’s achievements and watched as they performed a number of songs and poems in ...

The Ties That Bind: Summit H.S. Football, Summit P.D. Join Forces to Tackle Team Building Event

August 17, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - On a hot, steamy, and sticky morning, the Summit High School Football Team and members of the Summit Police Department stood side-by-side, engaging in a series of 'boot camp-style' team-building activities that tested their physical conditioning and mental strength.

The collaborative event had a dual purpose, both serving to reinforce the importance of the football ...

What a Kick: Girls in Grades 4-8 Train with Varsity Players at Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp Aug. 29-31

SUMMIT, NJ - The opportunity for girls to train with their role models and, for some, potentially their future teammates, is available when the 2016 Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp kicks off August 29 - 31.

The camp, open to girls entering grades 4-8, is coordinated by Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team Head Coach Gary Healey, and features members of The Maroon & White ...

Liberty Open Golf Championship Tees Off at Summit 'Muni' Sept 10

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit 2016 Liberty Open Golf Championship will take place September 10, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Summit Municipal Golf Course. The top 15 lowest scores collected between July 18 and September 5 will earn a spot to compete in the 2016 event.

The 2015 Liberty Open Champion, Tyler Walk of Summit, will return to compete for a chance to win a ...

Matinee Idols: Summit Moms Movie Club Getting Rave Reviews

August 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Neighbors and friends, Summit's Helene Hulse and Catherine Lyness had a dilemma. They wanted to go to a movie during the day when their kids were at school, but the local movie theater did not open until the evening and the 'big theaters' along Routes 10 and 22 opened too late to catch the flick and make it back to the Hilltop City for the traditional 3 p.m.

Summit Chorale Open Rehearsals Set for Sept. 6, 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Chorale will hold open rehearsals on September 6 and 13 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit, available to all interested adult singers who can sit in for rehearsal and then -- if they wish -- have a friendly, relaxed audition afterward to determine placement in the group.

The chorale is also holding a pre-season audition on August 30 for anyone that wants to ...

Out in The Street: Summit Merchants to Hold Summer Sidewalk Sale Aug 25-27

SUMMIT, NJ - A host of Summit's independent, downtown merchants have partnered to hold a 'Sizzlin' Summer Sidewalk Sale' in the heart of the Hilltop City August 25 - 27.

 

To date, more than two dozen retailers, service providers and restaurants will be participating, including:

 

Salon Capelli - Springfield Avenue inside the Strand Mall
exhale - Bank ...

Higginbotham Named Executive Director at CASA of Union County

August 19, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ -  Since its founding in 2005, more than 100 Summit residents have trained to become foster child advocates via Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County.

Now the organization has a new leader, with the appointment of Marla Higginbotham as its executive director. Higginbotham joins CASA after serving as senior director of operations ...

New Name Reinforces The Connection's Commitment to the Community's Entirety

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection for Women and Families is shortening its name to 'The Connection' reflecting its commitment to meet the needs of everyone in the community -- women, men and children.

From their beginnings in the 1900s, The Connection has been a place in the community where everyone can participate and feel welcome. While The Connection may be shortening ...

Summit Area YMCA Partners with 'No Kid Hungry 07901' to Help Families During August; Public Can Donate Gift Cards to Support Program

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA has partnered with "No Kid Hungry 07901" to help support children and families through the month of August, the only month not covered by school meals provided in Summit schools. Research indicates that 15% of children in Summit schools rely on school meals.

The Junior League of Summit (JLS) gathered the service organizations and faith ...

Summit H.S. Girls Varsity Volleyball Earns Prestigious AVCA Academic Honor

August 12, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - While they enjoyed success on the court last season, the 2015-16 Summit Girls Varsity Volleyball Team achieved their most important goal last year as they recently secured the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.

Only 260 high schools across the country earned the award -- only two of which were in New Jersey -- and Summit High School was one of them ...

Matinee Idols: Summit Moms Movie Club Getting Rave Reviews

August 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Neighbors and friends, Summit's Helene Hulse and Catherine Lyness had a dilemma. They wanted to go to a movie during the day when their kids were at school, but the local movie theater did not open until the evening and the 'big theaters' along Routes 10 and 22 opened too late to catch the flick and make it back to the Hilltop City for the traditional 3 p.m.

Visual Arts Center Goes 3-D with Fall Exhibitions Beginning Sept. 25

SUMMIT, NJ - Three new installations featuring abstract sculpture, assemblage and metal will debut at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey September 25, from 2 - 4 p.m. with a free opening reception and art afternoon featuring artist talks at 3:30 pm.

The Art Center will also host a special 'Sculpture Day' October 16 at 2 p.m., free for Art Center members, with families ...

Shore Thing: Artist's Reception for Photographer Mary Shadbolt Held Sept. 15 at The HAT Tavern

'Cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a Saturday night

 

"Jersey Girl" - Bruce Springsteen

 

SUMMIT, NJ - Idyllic sunsets, colorful beach bikes, distant lighthouses, carnival rides, the bohemian buzz of the boardwalk, and endless, windswept paths leading to an inviting horizon - all part of the Jersey Shore lifestyle, and ...

After Latest Executive Order from Governor Christie, City of Summit Officials Await Updated Bridge Construction Status

August 21, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - In the wake of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announcing the enactment of Executive Order 213 -- under which the state Treasurer "is directed to make available general funds for expenses determined to be absolutely essential for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of New Jersey, or that are required to ensure the ...

City News Briefs: Police Ask Residents to Take Safety Survey; Next Open Dial-A-Truck Date is Sept. 15

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department has partnered with TransOptions, a non-profit transportation group serving northern New Jersey, to conduct an online community safety survey among residents to inform future pedestrian safety initiatives and make roadway improvements.

TransOptions is offering an incentive for citizens to complete the survey -- which is available in both English ...

Summit Roads Micro-Surfacing Project Targeted to Start Aug. 19

SUMMIT, NJ - A roads micro-surfacing project, which will see work performed on myriad thoroughfares throughout the Hilltop City, will commence August 19 and conclude August 23, weather permitting.

 

Micro-surfacing is a cost efficient surface treatment to renew a road surface and extend the life of the pavement. During the process, a layer of asphalt emulsion is blended with finely ...

Back To School Tools

August 20, 2016

Buying essential school supplies can be financially challenging for many low-income families. With the onset of the school year less than a month away, Lois Schneider Realtor in Summit proudly participated in North Central Jersey Association of Realtors' (NCJAR) “Tools for School” and Bridges Outreach, Inc.'s school supply drives, which assist thousands of ...

Sign of Leadership

Twenty-six Outstanding Women Leaders from 16 different schools throughout New York and New Jersey attended Kent Place School’s Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI), a 10-day summer enrichment program for girls entering seventh and eighth grades which explores leadership potential and strengthens self-esteem. 

Directed by Kent Place faculty members Erin Hennessy and Holly Doyle, ...

Zone Coverage

Things are getting a lot "greener" at Tatlock Park as Mother Nature is apparently a Hilltopper fan, the rain has relented, and the new synthetic field surface is being rolled into place.

The six-week, $635,000-plus project replaces the former turf field, which had been in place for 12 years. Investors Bank Field is also set for a renovation of the current bleachers and press ...

The Power of Information: Voter Resource 'VOTE411' Soon to Debut

August 13, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The 2016 edition of VOTE411.org, a 'one-stop shop' for election information that provides simple tools to help local voters navigate the election process, will soon debut according to The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence.

VOTE411.org is a nonpartisan election resource designed to provide detailed candidate information, ...

'Sushi Burrito' Restaurant Rolls Into Summit Aug. 8

August 7, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Inspiration Roll, a sushi burrito restaurant concept, will perform a "soft opening" August 8 at 83 Summit Avenue. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and the first 25 diners will receive their meals on the house.

Inspiration Roll Summit s the third location for restaurateur and owner Dan Chung, who opened Inspiration Roll Morristown in December 2015 to critical ...

Overlook Study Shows In-Transit Telemedicine Significantly Speeds Stroke Treatment

August 19, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - For patients experiencing ischemic stroke -- the leading cause of disability in the U.S. -- time to treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage.

A study by researchers at Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Health System, published by the journal Stroke, shows that patients evaluated in ambulances while in-transit to the ...

Second Suspect in Area Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Now in Custody; Getaway Driver Still Sought

August 13, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Raiys Grimes, 35, of West Orange, who had an arrest warrant issued for him in relation to the July 28 armed robbery of Crescent Jewelers in Chatham, turned himself in to authorities on Friday.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Ira Cohen set his bail at $200,000. Grimes and Michael Reed, 46, of Newark, have been charged with the armed robbery. A gun and some of the ...

Hilltop Blues: Summit P.D. Youth Academy Graduates Class of 2016

August 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Thirty boys and girls, ages 11 - 14, comprised the 2016 Summit Police Department's Youth Academy graduating class, emerging from a program that, in its 12th year, is designed to provide area youth with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of the police officer.

The cadets were celebrated in a ceremony attended by family members, Summit Mayor Nora ...

Summit PAL Names McTernan 2016 Citizen of the Year

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit organization comprised of Summit residents and officers whose mission is to foster lifelong health and a feeling of goodwill for the community’s youth, has selected Mike McTernan as its 2016 Citizen of the Year.

Each year, the Summit PAL honors a resident who has made significant contributions to ...

In Pictures: Summit Unity on Display at 'National Night Out'

SUMMIT, NJ - Embedded in the word community is the word unity, which is appropriate as a sense of common attitudes, interests and goals are the bonds which brings a town and its residents together.

In the midst of troubling times in the United States and throughout the world, with violence and shootings capturing headlines on what seems like a weekly basis, the need for common unity -- ...

Davis Joins Calvary Church as Organist-Choirmaster

August 18, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Kevin Davis, who has 24 years of experience leading adult, handbell and children’s choir programs, has joined the staff of Calvary Episcopal Church as Organist-Choirmaster.

Davis' stated plans include enhancing the Church's strong choral program by offering music that will be challenging but accessible for choir members, by ...

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Mayor Thanks Summit Residents, Businesses for 'Unsurpassed Hospitality' During PGA Week

August 2, 2016

Dear Summit residents and business:

This past week, thousands of golf fans from around the globe passed through Summit on their way to the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, and Summit welcomed them with hospitality unsurpassed in previous years and by neighboring towns.

I would like to personally thank the entire community for your patience with the added congestion and ...

What I've Heard Walking: An Introduction

July 31, 2016

Summit neighbors,

I hope this note finds you well and that you are enjoying all of the wonderful activities our City has to offer every Summer. 

As you’ll remember from my last letter, my name is Greg Vartan and I’m running for the Ward 2 seat on Common Council. One of my favorite parts of the campaign process is canvassing around Summit and hearing your ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, August 23, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, August 23, 12:00 PM

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit

Fall Classes at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, August 23, 12:00 PM

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit

Fall Classes at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

Summit Police Blotter

August 15, 2016

8/5 - Steven A. Salazar, 18, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Mr. Salazar was released with a pending court date.

8/6 - At 2339 hours a report was taken for a theft from Overlook Hospital. Taken from an employee breakroom between 1900 hours and 2300 hours was a 2014 white Apple iPad valued at approximately $500.00.

8/7 - At ...

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Get in Shape at The Connection

August 22, 2016

A Total Facility Membership at The Connection offers so much more than just a gym. At The Connection, members become part of a community, welcomed by their friendly, personal staff. In addition to use of the Fitness Center, Total Facility Members also have access to the pool and the option to attend any Adult Wellness class.

Get into shape minus the sweat in The Connection’s beautiful 5 ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Mixed Data Presents Hurdle for Fed

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC offering investing in anticipation of Fed rate hikes:

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Redefining Emerging Markets

For the past 15 years, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) had been given the most hype as emerging markets. These four nations carried the global economy, particularly when the US housing bubble burst in 2008. However, today only one BRIC stands as emerging, India.

China has already emerged as the second largest economy in the world. China’s economy is projected to ...

Ain't That Grand?

Local at Heart with a Global Conscience

When the current ownership group of Summit’s Grand Summit Hotel took over the property more than 40 years ago, they did it with an 'old school' mentality in mind. The Country was built on the backs of individual entrepreneurs who built their businesses in local communities, catering to locals while employing the same throughout the counties adjacent to the business.

In a ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...