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Registration Open for Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's Spelling Bee; Event Open to Fourth and Fifth Graders

December 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Contestant registration is now available for the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's annual Spelling Bee. The event -- open to fourth and fifth graders that attend any of the five (Brayton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln-Hubbard and Washington) and two private (Kent Place and Oak Knoll) elementary schools, along with Summit residents ...

Renaissance Church Christmas Concert Performances Set for December 14-16

December 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring a performance by the Renaissance Church rock and pop band of classic Christmas songs re-done in the 'Renaissance Church-style' the Church's Christmas Concert is set for December 14-16. Five shows will occur over the three days, with the schedule including:

Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, at 3:30 and ...

Song and Prance: Summit's 'Carriages & Carolers' Program Begins, Continues Saturdays Through Dec. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - Strolling carolers and complimentary horse and carriage rides will highlight the downtown shopping and dining landscape each of the next three Saturdays as the 'Carriages and Carolers' program gets underway.

On December 8, 15, 22 -- from 1 - 4 p.m. --  carolers will enhance the festive vibe while the free horse and carriage rides will ...

Summit Public Schools' FDK Lottery Deadline Approaching; Preschool Applications Now Available

December 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Having passed a resolution to continue the lottery program of tuition based Full Day Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year, the Summit Board of Education is reminding the community that the deadline to submit a lottery application for Full Day Kindergarten is December 11, with the Lottery drawing taking place December 12, at 10 a.m., at the Board of Education ...

Summit Superintendent Details Steps District Has Taken Since Swastikas Appeared

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to the parents and guardians of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of School June Chang has outlined steps the District has taken since swastikas were found -- within days of each other -- at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School.

The message began by stating that, "It is important to touch base with our ...

Summit's Badgley Kicks Chargers Team Record-Setting 59-Yard Field Goal

December 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper alum Michael Badgley of the Los Angeles Chargers has set a new record for the longest field goal in team history. Badgley connected from 59 yards -- with a few yards to spare -- as the first half ended in the 'Bolts game versus the Cincinnati Bengals at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA.

Badgley's bomb bests the previous top mark of ...

Magovern's Two Goals Help Summit H.S. Boys Hockey Edge GL, 3-2

ROSELLE, NJ - Freshman Chris Magovern had two goals as the Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team defeated Governor Livingston 3-2 at the Warinanco Skating Center. The win, which improves Summit's 2019-20 record to 4-0, was hard-earned as the Hilltoppers built a 3-0 lead late in the second period but saw the Highlanders claw back to make it a one-goal game ...

Registration Open for Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's Spelling Bee; Event Open to Fourth and Fifth Graders

December 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Contestant registration is now available for the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's annual Spelling Bee. The event -- open to fourth and fifth graders that attend any of the five (Brayton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln-Hubbard and Washington) and two private (Kent Place and Oak Knoll) elementary schools, along with Summit residents ...

League of Women Voters Sponsors Eight-Week 'Great Decisions' Program Starting in New Year

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence will present a 'Great Decisions' program for 2019. 'Great Decisions', produced by the Foreign Policy Association, is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. 

The program will run Wednesdays, starting at 7:30 p.m. each ...

No Ordinary Folk: 'Better Angels' Music Tour Makes Stop at Summit's Beacon UU Dec. 12

December 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Garden State folksinger Andy Roth has partnered with Nashville-based fiddler Sage Snider for a concert tour to spread the message of 'Better Angels', a not-for-profit organization that is working to overcome the nation’s current 'red / blue' political divide through respectful civic discourse.

The tour will make a stop ...

Elves Not on Their Shelves

December 10, 2018

Franklin Elementary School students Grace Madden, Florence Chapman, Lola Masyra, Stella Masyra and Zach Battistella -- all members of the school's 'Kindness Crew' and lead organizers of the Franklin's 'Toys for Tots' Drive -- load some of the 220 toys collected through initiative into a car for drop-off.

'Marine Toys ...

Definitely On-Key

Members and Sustainers of the Junior League of Summit, along with families whose children the 'Keys 2 Success' program serves, were joined by other 'Keys 2 Success' supporters at a benefit concert for the program at Christ Church in Summit.

Launched in 2016 by Julliard-trained classical ...

JLS Thrift Shop Holiday Boutique, #GivingTuesday Yield Record Record Sales and Donations

December 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Sales from the Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop's annual Holiday Boutique topped all previous marks, bringing in more than $41,000, funds which will be reinvested back into the community through the Junior League of Summit’s (JLS) scholarships and grants programs.

“The JLS had record breaking Holiday Boutique sales this year, and it ...

Three-peat: Summit's Connection Exceeds #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal for Third Straight Year

SUMMIT, NJ - Raising funds that will have a direct benefit to individuals through youth scholarships for the AfterSchool program, dance, gymnastic teams, supporting of special needs aquatics classes and the English as a Second Language program, the Connection raised more than $12,000 on 'Giving Tuesday' (#GivingTuesday).

By surpassing their goal for the ...

Summit Pool Surface Rehab Project, New Fire House Plans to be Funded Via $1 Million Bond Ordinance

December 7, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ — Speaking at the Summit Common Council's first meeting of December, Council President David Naidu read a statement -- on behalf of the entire Council and Mayor Nora Radest -- passionately condemning the acts of hatred which saw swastikas appear at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and at Summit High School.

"The recent discovery of Nazi ...

City Expands Summit Ridesharing Program Capacity Twenty Percent

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has expanded its Lyft ridesharing program for residential commuters and downtown employees by 20 percnet -- from 250 to 300 participants. The program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was implemented in October 2016 o alleviate parking congestion in municipal parking lots and garages near the NJ Transit Summit Station.

The program ...

Holidays in Full Bloom as Summit Garden Club Visits SAGE Spend-A-Day

December 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -Volunteers from the Summit Garden Club visited SAGE Eldercare on December 6, spending the morning with participants of the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Medical Health Center.

The volunteers and Spend-A-Day clients worked together to create beautiful holiday bouquets. Everyone had a great time and appreciated the holiday joy the Garden Club brought with them.

SAGE Eldercare has, ...

Union County High Schools Eligible for New 'UC Night at the Theatre' Grants

December 6, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is launching a new 'UC Night at the Theatre' grant program for high schools, an initiative to help cover the costs of high school theatre productions and provide arts enrichment for the community at large.

“High school students have an incredible depth of talent to share, and high school theatre provides ...

Summit High School Students Gain Inspiration, Explore Career Opportunities at Novartis 'Disability Mentoring Day'

EAT HANOVER, NJ - An estimated 100 students from 14 New Jersey schools -- including a group from Summit High School -- recently participated in Novartis' 11th annual 'Disability Mentoring Day'. The “I CAN” theme was incorporated into onsite activities, designed to increase confidence and help inspire the students for their future career ...

Lakeland Bank's Custer, Surovich Each Receive NJ Bankers' 'Emerging Leader Rising Star Award'

December 6, 2018

OAK RIDGE, NJ - Lakeland Bank's Max Custer, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, and Robert Surovich, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer have been named recipients of the NJ Bankers Emerging Leader Rising Star Award. Custer and Surovich were selected by NJ Bankers independent judges to receive this award for exhibiting the characteristics of true ...

Atlantic Health System Named a 'Best Workplace for Diversity' For Third Year in Row

December 7, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list – the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication.

The only New Jersey-based health care provider on the list, Atlantic Health System ...

Goryeb Children's Hospital Designated Nation's First Pediatric Center of Excellence for CMT

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation -- the first hospital to earn that designation in the country.

“At present, there is no drug therapy for patients with CMT, which can be worrying ...

Summit P.D. Implements Impaired Driving Crackdown Through New Year's Day

December 7, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning today through New Year's Day 2019, The Summit Police Department will be participating in 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a year-end, statewide crackdown on impaired driving and an initiative that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the dangers of alcohol-impaired driving through highly-visible enforcement ...

Union County's Free 2019 Election Date Calendar Now Available

December 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The free 2019 Union County 'Arts & Sciences in Union County' Election Date Calendar -- providing all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting history-making people, places and milestones in Union County -- in now available.

Astrophysicist Carl Sagan is one of the notable persons ...

St. John's Church in Summit Hosts 'Advent Lessons & Carols' Service Dec. 2

December 1, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit will offer its annual 'Advent Lessons & Carols' service December 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend and professional child-care is available.

The Adult Choir, Drum Ensemble, Kirsten Russler - violin, and Pattie Gould - cello will offer music ...

Nokia Bell Labs 'Evaluating' Future of Area Campus

December 2, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in particular ...

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'Homeless Sabbath Weekend' in Union County Set for Dec. 14-16

December 1, 2018

WHAT:  Third Annual Homeless Sabbath Weekend in Union County 

WHEN: Sunday, December 14-16, 2018

THE DETAILS: Organized by Community Access Unlimited, the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, Family Promise of Union County, Gateway Family YMCA, HomeFirst, Iris House, the Urban League of Union County and Monarch Housing on behalf of all people who are homeless ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, December 10, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness


Mon, December 10, 12:30 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Senior Holiday Luncheon

Food & Drink


Tue, December 11, 10:00 AM

The Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Mother Goose Morning Storytime & Songs!

Community Calendar Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

09/19/2018  6:41 pm - FD dispatched to BALTUSROL ROAD for a reported car fire On arrival met with driver who informed FD his front passenger side brake was on fire.  Upon investigating found an     over- heated break drum but no fire.  Drum and brake assembly was cooled with water until no heat, steam, or smoke was present.  County PD arrived and called for ...

Summit Police Blotter

November 19, 2018

• 10/21- Nicole Sterns, 34, of Union Beach was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of burglary and two (2) counts of theft by unlawful taking. Ms. Stern was processed and released with a pending court date.

• 11/06- At 1729 hours a report was taken for a theft of a UPS package from a West End Avenue residence. The victim was tracking the package, and noticed that it showed ...

Summit EMS Response Report - October, 2018

During October, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Answered 156 9-1-1 emergency calls.  These included 80 medical emergencies; 22 motor vehicle accidents, including 1 with a rollover and another with a car that struck a utility pole; 10 traumatic injuries; 17 falls, including a fall from a roof, 2 pedestrians struck by an automobile, 5 reports of poisoning, 4 allergic reactions, ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Performs World’s First Catheter-Based Mitral Valve Repair in CLASP IID Pivotal Trial

December 9, 2018

CLASP IID Trial Will Evaluate Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair System

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center  announced that its internationally recognized cardiac team performed the world’s first transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr; a minimally invasive, catheter-based procedure to repair the heart’s mitral valve) ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Tells CNBC Market Rally Could Arrive in 'Saint Nick' of Time

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC detailing prospects for a yearend rally:

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

ESG Investing -- Finding the Balance Between a Conscience and Winning Performance

Many investors have personal values and priorities they wish to extend to their investment portfolios, be it global warming, income inequality or corporate employment practices. Environmental, Social and Governance Investing (ESG) has skyrocketed in popularity among investors.  ESG investing focuses on factors that can also have financial relevance and propel a company to generate positive ...

Protection for Life


My name is Glenn Potolsky, owner of Potolsky Financial Group, Inc., a full-service provider of Insurance and Investment products. We provide personalized service and value-added risk management solutions for you, your family, and your business.

We take a highly comprehensive holistic approach to assessing and managing your risk profile. Initially, we aim to set an ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


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An end of year planning opportunity: Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (“DAF”) is a separately funded or account that is maintained and operated by a §501(c)(3) organization, which is referred to as a sponsoring organization; consider it a charitable investment account. Once a donor makes a contribution, the sponsoring organization has legal control over it.