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Summit High School's Caroline Griffith, Jane DiSibio and Jack Quinn Honored at 'Complete Athlete Showcase'

November 19, 2018

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Caroline Griffith and Jane DiSibio -- both Summit High School senior scholar athletes -- were among a group of Class of 2019 members celebrated at the 5th annual 'Complete Athlete Showcase' at Rider University.

Griffith (gymnastics) and DiSibio (lacrosse) were joined by Jack Quinn (sailing) honored as one ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

November 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

Worth The Wait: Two Late Scores Seal Summit H.S. Football's State Title Win Over Rahway, 36-14

November 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - While there is some doubt to its origin and authorship, the saying "all good things come to those who wait" is a tried and true proverb, a turn of phrase that was once again proven salient in the Summit High School Varsity Football Team's NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 title game match-up against Rahway at Investors Bank Field.

Players, ...

Summit H.S. Football's Sectional Title Game Moved to Nov. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - In the wake of the here comes winter snowstorm that wreaked nearly unprecedented havoc on roads during the prime commuting hours on November 15 and left the Hilltop City blanketed in several inches of the white stuff, the Summit High School Varsity Football Team's NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 title tilt versus Rahway -- originally scheduled to be played November 17 ...

Summit Turkey Drive Open Early to Accommodate Hiltopper Football Fans

November 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - It has the makings of a 'Super Summit Sunday'.

The Summit High School Varsity Football Team will take on Rahway in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 Sectional Title game at Investors Bank Field. The unique Sunday kick-off, set for 1 p.m., is a byproduct of the winter-like fall snowstorm that hit Hilltop City November 15, ...

Summit Arboretum's Holiday House Tour Opens Its Doors Dec. 6

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum's (RRA) annual Holiday House Tour -- visiting a series of elegant Summit homes, each with their halls impeccably decked for the season -- will take place on December 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tour will include stops at the Arboretum's historic Wisner House and, as an added special treat, the Badgley Cottage, both on the ...

'Dartmouth Cords' Perform Summit Holiday Concert Nov. 27

November 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The all-male, corduroy-wearing a cappella group 'The Dartmouth Cords' will perform a special holiday concert November 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m.,  at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit.

Founded in 1996, The Dartmouth Cords is one of Dartmouth College’s premier all-male a cappella ensembles, featuring 15 Dartmouth men performing a variety of ...

Glowing Committment

November 19, 2018

Thousands of luminaries casting a gorgeous glow over the Hilltop City on Christmas Eve is one of many moments that make the holidays special in Summit. The Annual Summit Luminary Fund Project, which began 36 years ago, has grown into a successful community effort which raised more than $77,000 for local charities last year alone.

Lois Schneider Realtor has been ...

Community Gem

Ninety-one-year-old Al Kessler (seated) -- who has worked in SAGE Eldercare's furniture restoration workshop for two decades -- and his family gather at 'Age Out Loud', an event that raised awareness about SAGE’s role as an important community resource and the need for services and programs to help vulnerable older adults in the area remain ...

Compassion Takes Flight as Summit's Frozen Turkey Drive Has Big Day

November 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - On a day that a late score cemented the state championship for the town's high school football team, another drive in the Hilltop City also scored big.

The annual Summit Frozen Turkey Drive, founded and administered by the Other Fellow First Foundation, collected three tons of turkey, one and a-half tons of groceries and $4,000 in cash, bringing the event's ...

SAGE Participates in 'Share The Love' Program for 11th Straight Year

SUMMIT, NJ - For the eleventh year running, SAGE Eldercare's Meals on Wheels program is participating in the Subaru 'Share the Love Event'.

Beginning today through January 2, 2019, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels is one of four national ...

In The Dark: More Than One-Third of Summit Without Power Due to Substation Issue

November 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is reporting that, due to an issue at the substation, more than one-third of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) customers are without power, including the train station and the Central Business District.

According to firstenergycorp.com 3,560 of 9,274 customers are without power in Summit City.

The site estimates restoration time at ...

Milling About: Dates Again Changed for River Road Project

SUMMIT, NJ - The milling portion of the River Road works project has again changed.

Milling will now not take place on November 12, but rather will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13-14, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.. No milling work will take place on Monday 11/12.

Roadwork will begin on the section of River Road closest to Route 24 and proceed toward ...

Point View's Claire Toth Details How to 'Rewrite Your Financial Future' at SAGE Nov. 15

November 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' November 15, beginning at 6 p.n., at SAGE Eldercare.

Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and isolating. Those contending with a a life change are invited to ...

SAGE Eldercare's 2018-19 Senior Resource Guide Now Available

SUMMIT, NJ - The new 2018-19 SAGE Eldercare Senior Resource Guide is now available, and is currently being circulated to local senior centers, libraries, churches and synagogues, medical facilities, and other outlets that serve older adults and their families.

Distributed in Union, Essex, Morris, and Somerset Counties, the free reference guide describes available ...

Summit High School's Caroline Griffith, Jane DiSibio and Jack Quinn Honored at 'Complete Athlete Showcase'

November 19, 2018

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Caroline Griffith and Jane DiSibio -- both Summit High School senior scholar athletes -- were among a group of Class of 2019 members celebrated at the 5th annual 'Complete Athlete Showcase' at Rider University.

Griffith (gymnastics) and DiSibio (lacrosse) were joined by Jack Quinn (sailing) honored as one ...

College Tours Part of Next Step for Summit PEP Students

SUMMIT, NJ -  Summit High School junior and senior class participants in the Providing Educational Possibilities (PEP) program, a Summit-based nonprofit that offers academic support, college and career readiness to Summit public middle and high school students with demonstrated financial need, have been touring colleges recently, as part of ...

Lakeland Bank Earns Spot on NJBIZ FAST50 List for Second Consecutive Year

November 17, 2018

OAK RIDGE, NJ - For the second straight year, Lakeland Bank has been named to the New Jersey 50 Fastest Growing Companies list by New Jersey business news publication NJBIZ, and as presented by Mazars.

Lakeland Bank was ranked 21 on the list of New Jersey’s most dynamic companies.The 2018 NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program, which recognizes the ...

Overlook Among Three Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Recognized with 'A' Hospital Safety Grade

November 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- along with Morristown Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center -- has been named among the top hospitals in the nation for safety by The Leapfrog Group, with each facility earning the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ in Leapfrog's fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades.

The three ...

Jacobson Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Elisa Jacobson has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss. Jacobson is the Chief Compliance Officer at Cooperative Counseling Services (CCS), a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health organization with an emphasis on families impacted by complex and developmental trauma.

Jacobson has ...

Winning Candidates Say Connectivity with Summit Electorate Fueling Local Democrats' Momentum

November 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Democratic candidates have won -- over the past four years -- eight of the nine contested local elections in Summit, virtually all of them by a hefty percentage. The lone Republican to emerge on top during this period was current Council Member Steve Bowman, who defeated Greg Vartan in 2016 by just nine votes.

In 2018, both of the victors -- one of ...

Democratic Summit Common Council Majority Expands as Naidu, Vartan Win Easily

SUMMIT, NJ - There was lots of talk -- nationally and even at the state level -- about a 'blue wave' or a 'red wave' washing onto the political shore this election night.

Locally, while most folks you ask claim to vote for the person and not the party, the 'blue wave' has been cresting and churning into Summit's 'beachfront' for several years ...

Summit's Office Tavern Grill Again Salutes Veterans, Active-Duty Military with Free Burger Nov. 12

November 6, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - For the third year in a row in observance of Veterans Day, retired and active-duty military members who dine at Summit's Office Tavern Grill can enjoy a complimentary burger November 12 with valid proof of their military service.

Current and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces can choose a free burger from The Office Tavern ...

Summit's Central Church Begins Countdown to 150th Anniversary with Tree Lighting Nov. 18

November 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning an 18-months-long journey of celebration, Central Presbyterian Church in Summit will be lighting a 'Tree of Remembrance' as it counts down to the 150th Anniversary of the Church's founding, which will occur in the spring of 2020.

The tree lighting ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held November 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The 'Tree ...

Community Invited to Summit Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Nov. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Interfaith Council is inviting the Hilltop City community to join them at their Interfaith Thanksgiving Service which, this year, will be held on November 18, beginning at 5 p.m. , at Calvary Episcopal Church. 

Held annually at a local house of worship, the non-denominational service is an opportunity for residents of all faiths ...

Summit Arboretum's Holiday House Tour Opens Its Doors Dec. 6

November 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum's (RRA) annual Holiday House Tour -- visiting a series of elegant Summit homes, each with their halls impeccably decked for the season -- will take place on December 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tour will include stops at the Arboretum's historic Wisner House and, as an added special treat, the Badgley Cottage, both on the ...

Tricia Gottlieb Newest Lois Schneider Realtor Sales Associate

November 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Tricia Gottlieb, who brings an accomplished background in business-to-business sales, interacting with senior executives and technology professionals of many Fortune 500 clients, has joined Lois Schneider Realtor as its newest Sales Associate.

During her career, Gottlieb has established strategic relationships with key industry business partners at all levels, ...

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'Open Mic Night' at Summit's United Methodist Church

November 18, 2018

WHAT: 'Open Mic Night' at The United Methodist Church of Summit.

WHEN: Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m.

THE DETAILS: 'Open Mic Night' is just as it is billed: open to all, providing performers with a welcoming, non-judgmental, non-competitive venue to explore and express their talents.  The informal coffee-bar and stage is set every month with ...

A Small Good Thing in Summit

November 18, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, I lost my cell phone—and the process of its return says a lot about Summit.  The phone must have fallen out of my purse or pocket as I walked from a meeting to my parked car on Springfield, around 10:00 in the morning.


A passer-by must have found the phone and picked it up.  With no identification on the phone, that person flagged down a Summit ...

Making a Bad Storm Worse

In a community like Summit, a storm like yesterday’s can bring out the best in us. Our first responders were heroic. Our DPW was tireless. The stories of neighbors helping neighbors are heart-warming.

However, if we want to minimize the impact of powerful storms in the future, we also have to be honest when an important part of our community lets us down. In ...

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Mon, November 19, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

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Tue, November 20, 10:00 AM

The Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Mother Goose Morning Storytime & Songs!

Community Calendar Education

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Tue, November 20, 10:00 AM

Summit Old Guard, new providence

Malaria in the 21st Century Topic at Old Guard ...

Health & Wellness

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 ...

Planned Giving Topic of Next Point View Webinar Nov. 20

November 18, 2018

As the Season of Giving approaches, learn an effective way to donate from your investment portfolio. Join us on for the next installment of our popular webinar series on Tuesday, November 20, at 10 a.m. EST.

To register for the free event, visit:

events.genndi.com/channel/PlannedGiving

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working ...

Atlantic Health System Again Scores High Ratings from Moody’s, S&P

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Credit rating agencies Moody’s and S&P recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance.

Moody’s reaffirmed Atlantic Health System’s Aa3 rating in New Jersey, making it the ...

Worst October for Markets Since 2008 Offers Bargains for Investors

They say buy low, sell high. This month’s global sell off, with all major indices having reached correction territory, and several in brutal bear markets, is yielding mouthwatering bargains.

Let’s be clear, momentum traders, algo players, nervous nellies, and a whole host of non-fundamental players, indeed speculators, could force prices down to even lower levels.   ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 

 

The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...