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Swap Until You Drop: Popular Summit Free Market is Back Apr. 28 and May 5

April 26, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Every year, consumers celebrate -- or perhaps it is endure -- the commercially-created frenzy known as 'Black Friday'.

Given the Hilltop City's affinity for the Summit Free Market, the popular student-run initiative that sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share -- and take whatever they may want or need at no charge, perhaps ...

SEF Awarded 'Outstanding Foundation' Award by Education Advocacy Group

April 26, 2018

EWING, NJ - The New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership (NJEFP), a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public education in New Jersey, has presented the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) its first "Outstanding Education Foundation" Award.

The honor is presented to "the New Jersey education foundation that has made a significant ...

Teacher Discontent with Insurance Provider, Possibility of August School Start, Adoption of Focus Areas Highlight Summit BOE Meeting

SUMMIT, NJ - The centerpiece of the April 19 Summit Board of Education meeting was intended to be the approval of new 'Focus Areas' for the Summit Public Schools and, while that agenda highlight was indeed addressed, the meeting also included several unexpected developments, including an emotional plea from a parent and the attendance of dozens of District teachers who came to express ...

FC Motown Joins NPSL; 2018 Schedule Announced, Begins with May 9 U.S. Open Cup Match

April 25, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - FC Motown, the Morristown-based soccer club -- and the latest expansion team to join the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) -- is set to kick-off its inaugural NPSL campaign May 19 when it takes on FC Monmouth at their home -- Ranger Stadium at Drew University in Madison.

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the successor to the Men's ...

Nine-Run Third Inning Propels Summit H.S. Baseball Past Union Catholic, 10-0

SUMMIT, NJ - Junior Mike Competiello pitched three scoreless innings of five-hit ball, went 2-4 with three RBI and stole two bases as the Summit High School Varsity Baseball Team mercy-ruled Union Catholic 10-0 at Memorial Park. The victory, the Hilltoppers second in a row, takes the Maroon and White's season slate to 5-6.

Sophomore Will Hellings and junior Danny Isralowitz ...

Swap Until You Drop: Popular Summit Free Market is Back Apr. 28 and May 5

April 26, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Every year, consumers celebrate -- or perhaps it is endure -- the commercially-created frenzy known as 'Black Friday'.

Given the Hilltop City's affinity for the Summit Free Market, the popular student-run initiative that sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share -- and take whatever they may want or need at no charge, perhaps ...

Fly, Eagles Fly: Seven Summit Troop 67s Earn Rank of Eagle Scout

SUMMIT, NJ - Seven 'Eagles' from Summit's Troop 67 spread their wings and soared, as a historic Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held at St. Teresa of Avila Church. The seven young men -- James Cho, Adam Dwyer, Quinn Halper, Daniel Vandersteen, Robert Vandersteen and Matthew Supran -- each achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle ...

Marimba Master Makoto Nakura in Concert Apr. 29

April 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Marimba virtuoso Makoto Nakura, joined by guest artist Mitchell Vines, will perform in an Afternoon Music concert April 29 at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. The concert, with Vines on piano, will begin at 4 p.m. and includes work by Bach, Philip Lasser, Saint-Saëns and Leonard Bernstein in the Suite from "West Side ...

Teachable Moment

April 25, 2018

Summit High School students watch the aftermath of a simulated 'fatal' automobile collision during an assembly held as part of 'One Moment, Three Decisions', an impaired and distracted driving awareness program.

Held every-other year through a collaboration between the Summit Police Department and the Summit Public Schools, One Moment Three Decisions ...

Bold Mettle

Jennie Silecchia, a 15-year veteran volunteer and this year’s Individual Honoree, is celebrated at Susan G. Komen North Jersey's 'Pink Tie Party'. With a self-acknowledged 'BOLD GOAL' to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026, the event saw Summit-based Komen North Jersey take an equally ...

McNany Foundation Annual Fundraiser Slated for May 17

April 25, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The third annual McNany Charitable Foundation '50/50 raffle fundraiser' -- supporting the Foundation's annual scholarship program for graduating high school seniors at Summit High School, Jonathan Dayton High School and Roselle Park High School -- will be held May 17, from 5 - 8 p.m., at Spirit (formerly McLynns) in Springfield.

Each ...

'Positive Action': SAPF Awards $10,000 Grant to County Boys & Girls Clubs

UNION, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has presented a $10,000 grant award to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County in support of its 'Positive Action Program', which will impact 75 members at all grade levels in three Clubs: Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. The financial support from the Summit Area Public Foundation will enable the program to ...

Tree-Peat Winner: Summit Again Earns Arbor Day Foundation Honor; Shade Tree Committee Seeks Volunteers

April 26, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For the 22nd consecutive year, the City of Summit has received the 'Tree City USA Award for Stewardship' from the Arbor Day Foundation. The award acknowledges the City's work to develop and enhance its tree canopy during 2017.

Summit is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USAs that has been recognized for its strong commitment to the planting and care of ...

Lance Hosts Town Hall Meeting Apr. 27; Constituents, Questions Invited

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Representative Leonard Lance (R-7) will host an in-person Town Hall meeting April 27 at Phillipsburg High School April 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be Lance's 47th Town Hall during his time in office.

During the meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people. Lance will ...

Students Visit SAGE Spend-A-Day Clients

April 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ – SAGE Eldercare's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center provides seniors with structured social, physical and cognitive activities, meals planned by a registered dietician, and support for participants and families from a geriatric social worker.

Spend-A-Day is licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services as an adult day medical program and is staffed ...

New Medicare Cards Feature Anti-Fraud, Identity Theft Prevention Mechanism

ELIZABETH, NJ - In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, Union County’s senior adults are reminded that they will receive new Medicare cards from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this summer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that runs the Medicare program. It is a branch of the US Department of Health and Human ...

'All-Star'-Studded Franklin Fair Set for Apr. 28

April 23, 2018

"Hey now you're an All Star, get your game on, go play"

All Star - Smash Mouth, 1999

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring the theme of 'All-Stars', the 2018 edition of the Franklin Elementary School Fair will take place Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the Franklin Elementary School PTO.

The Fair will feature raffle ...

For Fourth Consecutive Year, Oak Knoll Students Let Off Some S.T.E.A.M. at K-6 Expo

SUMMIT, NJ - Encouraging learning and experimentation for students in grades K-6, Oak Knoll School hosted its fourth annual Super Science Saturday S.T.E.A.M. Expos, where inquisitive minds learned about weights and measures, buoyancy, propulsion and other subjects on the S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) spectrum.

Facilitated by Oak Knoll’s Lower ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

April 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 a.m. to ...

Summit Blood Drive Honors Memory of Max Gottstein May 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Tragically, in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more tha 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood drive held in his name and which honored his fight. Max’s ...

Mollo Named 'Telecommunicator of Year' as MVECC Honors Dispatch Center First Liners

April 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Communications Officer Michael Mollo is the 2018 recipient of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center's 'Telecommunicator of the Year' honor, as the Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and its Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf recognized several staff for their hard work and dedication.

Every ...

Summit F.D. Puts Down Brush Fire Threatening Multiple Homes

SUMMIT, NJ - An approximately quarter-mile long brush fire, which began along the railroad tracks and climbed the adjacent hillside and threatened numerous Summit residences, was extinguished by the Summit Fire Department (SFD) Friday afternoon, preventing damage to the nearby homes.

At 1:53 p.m., the SFD was dispatched to the blaze next to the tracks along Park Avenue.

Perfect Pour: Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefits Boy Scouts of America May 29

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will host a Riedel Wine Tasting fundraiser May 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation. The proceeds of this event provide the necessary funds to send underprivileged youth to four BSA camps in New Jersey and New York State. More than 3,000 youth are served in ...

Cardinal Joseph Tobin Speaks at B’nai Jeshurun May 2

April 24, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the current head of the Archdiocese of Newark, will appear at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in a free event open to the public held May 2 at 7 p.m. Cardinal Tobin will speak about how Pope Francis is "forging a culture of encounter by renewing the dialogue between Christians and Jews."

In the Pope’s ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Swap Until You Drop: Popular Summit Free Market is Back Apr. 28 and May 5

April 26, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Every year, consumers celebrate -- or perhaps it is endure -- the commercially-created frenzy known as 'Black Friday'.

Given the Hilltop City's affinity for the Summit Free Market, the popular student-run initiative that sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share -- and take whatever they may want or need at no charge, perhaps ...

Former NJ Governor Whitman, Summit Council President Naidu to Join Arboretum's Climate Change Panel Discussion May 10

SUMMIT, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and current Summit Common Council President David Naidu will both be be part of a panel discussion on climate change hosted by -- and held at -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum May 10, beginning at 7 p.m.

The event is part of the Arboretum's three-part series on climate change and sustainability entitled 'Local Action / Global ...

Marjorie Callahan Joins Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate

April 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Marjorie Callahan has joined Lois Schneider Realtor's (LSR) team of sales professionals, coming to LSR from Weichert Realtors in Summit. During her three years at Weichert, Callahan was a member of the company’s Director’s Club and was named “Agent of the Month.”

"Currently a Hoboken resident who specializes in young buyers who are ...

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Fri, April 27, 7:30 PM

MONDO & Summit Area YMCA, Summit

'Food Evolution' Movie

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

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Fri, April 27, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Continuing the Conversation: An Evening of Short ...

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

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Fri, April 27, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

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Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Rapid Rate Rise Already Priced Into Market

April 27, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on BNN Bloomberg on best investments in a rising interest rate environment:

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For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Information Session: Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center presents “Protecting Your Colorectal Health” on Tuesday, May 1, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 333 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway. Admission is free.

This popular, educational program presents an opportunity to hear up-to-date presentations from ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Managing the Ups and Downs of First-Time Homebuying

They accepted our offer, now what?

At times both equally exhilarating and terrifying, the purchase of home can be a total roller coaster ride -- especially when it is your first time going through the process. Between suddenly being expected to understand the intricacies of contracts and the inner workings of a home, you are also expected to start writing checks for amounts you may never have ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...