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Pebble Players' Production of 'Annie Jr. The Musical' Staged Through Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Pebble Players will presenet 'Annie Jr. The Musical' -- based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical -- January 19 - 27 at the Oakes Center.

Offering equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in Depresssion-era New York City. Raised at an orphanage run by ...

Absence of New Hate Symbol Incidents Results in District Reopening Bathrooms During 'Passing Time' at Summit High School

January 8, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - In an e-mail sent to District parents January 7, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified parents that "over the past several weeks there have been no new incidents of hate symbols or words in the bathrooms at the high school" and that, effectively immediately, "the bathrooms in the Math, History, and English wings will be open to students during the ...

Late Union Catholic Run Enough to Defeat Summit H.S. Girls Basketball, 38-32

January 19, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Deadlocked at 19 points in a low scoring affair on the road, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team was outscored 19-13 over final eight minutes and was defeated at Union Catholic, 38-32.

Freshman Olivia Lawlor had a double-double -- with 11 points paired with a matching 11 rebounds -- to lead Summit. Sophomore Annabella Yorio flirted with the same ...

Arid Fourth Quarter Costs Summit H.S. Boys Basketball in 38-37 Defeat to Rahway

SUMMIT, NJ - Up by eight points heading into the final eight minutes of basketball, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team was victimized by an 12-0 Rahway run which turned the tide in the visitor's favor and, ultimately, turned a Hilltopper 'W' into an 'L', with the the Maroon and White falling 38-37 at the Main Gym.

The defeat, Summit's second ...

Minstrels Wanted: SDI Seeks Al Fresco Performers for Upcoming Summit Events

January 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Those who can carry a tune are invited to bring it -- and themselves -- to the Hilltop City as Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is looking for musicians to provided live entertainment for its 'Summit Street Sounds' downtown events.

'Summit Street Sounds' debuted in 2018, bringing live music to downtown Summit on Thursday evenings in June. An enthusiastic reception ...

Fifty Eight-Year Resident of Summit Hazel Andri Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

SUMMIT, NJ - Hazel Andri, who has lived in Summit for nearly six decades, enjoyed her 100th birthday on December 25 and celebrated her big day at SAGE Eldercare.

A client of SAGE Eldercare's HomeCare and Meals on Wheels, the birthday girl was joined at the festiviies by her family, friends and SAGE staff.

Summit Mayor Nora Radest joined the fun and honored ...

Rutgers' Tucker to Lead Newest 'Explore Your World' Minicourse at Summit Library Starting Feb. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Professor Bruce Tucker, from Rutgers University’s renowned Osher Life Long Learning Institute program (OLLI), will deliver the a four-week 'minicourse' entitled 'America’s Foreign Interventions: 1804-2001' beginning February 8 at the Summit Free Public Library.

Made possible by a grant from the Summirt Area Public Foundation, the newest edition of the ...

Pebble Players' Production of 'Annie Jr. The Musical' Staged Through Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Pebble Players will presenet 'Annie Jr. The Musical' -- based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical -- January 19 - 27 at the Oakes Center.

Offering equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in Depresssion-era New York City. Raised at an orphanage run by ...

Celebrating Twenty Years of Service, Summit's Area Baby Center Hosts 'Birthday Party' Jan. 24

January 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrating two decades of service to families in Summit and the surrounding communities, The Area Baby Center (ABC) will host a 'birthday party' January 24, from 6 - 9 p.m., at the Beacon Hill Club. There, the ABC will recognize former Advisory Board members and thank its many supporters, Donations to attend the event are optional, but always ...

Like, Totally: Family Promise Going 'Back To The 80's' for Dance Party Fundraiser Jan. 26

SUMMIT, NJ - Leg warmers are optional.

As Arnold Schwarzenegger said -- well before he became governor of the Golden State -- in 1984’s “The Terminator”: “I’ll be back.” Now, Family Promise is echoing that sentiment and celebrating its 30th year of serving children and families battling homelessness when the Summit-based national ...

New Traffic, Pedestrian Signals on Docket as Reorganized Summit Council Gets Down to Business

January 18, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding with the anniversary of Martin Luther King's birthday, the Summit Common Council meeting on January 15 began with Council President David Naidu – himself celebrating a birthday – beginning his President’s Message with a quote attributed to King. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Naidu ...

New River Road Traffic Signal Set to be Fully-Operational Jan. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - After months of roadwork at the intersection, a new traffic signal has been installed at River Road and Passaic Avenue in Summit.

Current plans call for the signal to operate in 'flash mode' until January 21. On January 22, the signal will be fully activated.

The Ciy of Summit is advising motorists to be aware of the new traffic patterns and to drive ...

SAGE Offers New Bereavement Support Group Beginning February 5

January 15, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will offer a new free, eight-week bereavement support group -- beginning February 5 -- for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. The support group will be led by Kathy Larkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and SAGE’s InfoCare Manager.

“Adjusting to the loss of a spouse is a life-changing event and an ongoing ...

Point View's Claire Toth Details How to 'Rewrite Your Financial Future' at SAGE Jan. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and SAGE Eldercare Board of Trustee, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' January 17, beginning at 6 p.n., at SAGE Eldercare.

Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and isolating. Those contending ...

Summit H.S. Students Host 'Styles for Smiles' Benefit Fashion Show Feb. 5

January 18, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Led by the all-student run 'Operation Smile' Club and its co-presidents -- seniors Claire Murdock and Kailey McGinn -- Summit High School will host its 13th annual 'Styles for Smiles' fashion show February 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Summit High School Cafeteria.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Virginia Beach, VA-based nonprofit Operation ...

Strike Up The Big Band: Annual SMPA Dance Fundraiser Set for Feb. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Music Parents Association's 47th Annual 'Big Band Dance' will take place on Friday, February 8, from 7 - 11 p.m., at the Grand Summit Hotel. The event is headlined by the Summit High School Big Band under the direction of Alex Bocchino.

In addition to the get-on-the-dance floor soundtrack provided by the Hilltopper Big Band, the evening will feature a cash ...

Garden State's Tax Amnesty Program Ends Jan. 15

January 3, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Tax Amnesty program, signed into law in July of 2018, will come to a conclusion on January 15. The Program provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes -- or file past returns -- with no penalties and reduced interest, with the stipulation that Tax Amnesty payments be paid no later than January 15.

Launched on ...

Overlook's ER Issues Tips for Diagnosing, Dealing with The Flu

January 7, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Flu activity is at high levels, and Atlantic Health System -- via Cynthia Benson, DO, assistant medical director of the emergency department at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center -- is offering some tips, including how to tell if one has the cold or the flu:

One of the biggest hallmarks of the flu is speed – it usually hits pretty fast. You can ...

Overlook's Sharon Kelly One of Two Atlantic Health System Nurse Leaders Recognized for Accomplishments, Enhancements to Care

JAMESBURG, NJ  - Sharon Kelly, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, nurse manager of the emergency departments at Overlook Medical Center’s Summit and Union campuses, has received the Nurse Leader Award from the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) for her leadership, guidance and service to the hospital and the nursing profession.

Kelly, along with fellow Atlantic Health ...

Mediterranean Influences Highlighted in Lara Atallah Exhibition at KPS Gallery

January 15, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The works of New York-based artist Lara Atallah will be on display at The Kent Place Gallery through February 1, showcasing hand-worked Polaroid photographs, a narrative video installation, and delicate blue cyanotype prints Using the Mediterranean as a point of reference, Atallah explores the political nature of landscape through the medium photography.

Her group ...

Summit Fire Department Obtains Class 2 ISO Rating

January 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department (SFD) has earned a 'Class 2' Insurance Services Office (ISO) classification rating grade from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), effective January 1, 2019. Insurance Services Office is a subsidiary of Jersey City-based Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets and ...

Bob Flanagan Named President as Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Reorganizes for '19

SUMMIT, NJ - Bob Flanagan, who previously served as the Squad's Vice President, has been installed as President of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. Responding to more than 2,000 calls each year, the Squad is staffed entirely by volunteers and relies solely upon private donations to fund their operation.

At the Squad's annual reorganization meeting, Hilltop ...

Summit's Office Tavern Grill, Piattino Offer Holiday-Themed Libations

December 24, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Each made with seasonal ingredients and inspired by the full-bodied flavors of the holiday season, Summit dining destinations The Office Tavern Grill and Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro are serving up winter craft cocktails created by Division Beverage Manager Russell Zimmerman of 40NORTH Restaurants, the entity that owns and ...

Summit 'Shabbat in Harmony' Features Talk by HIAS Leader Mark Hetfield Jan. 11

December 30, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS -- a global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees -- will discuss the significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on granting asylum, and family separation on January 11, from at 7:30 - 9 p.m., at Congregation Beth Hatikvah in ...

Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Unite for a Logjam Cleanup at Area Park

January 12, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ - Aided by a passer-by who lent two kayaks to the effort, an ambitious group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers recently spent several hours clearing away a logjam in the Rahway River at Nomahegan Park. The group bagged and removed trash and recyclables from the river and from the surrounding area as well.

Trash and recyclables collect in rivers and streams and often get ...

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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, January 19, 9:30 AM

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit

Crafty Cooks Reading Books

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink


Sun, January 20, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Ren Students Space, Summit

GriefShare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality


Sun, January 20, 2:00 PM

The Connection, Summit

Dance as Activism Workshop

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Police Blotter

January 16, 2019

12/07 - Raymond S. Scura, 29, of Staten Island, New York was arrested and charged with 3rd degree, bad checks and credit card theft, in addition to a contempt of court warrant out of Burlington County, New Jersey and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

12/13 - At 1626 hours a report was taken for a theft of cash from a Shadyside Avenue residence. The victim reported the incident occurred sometime ...

Summit EMS Response Report - December, 2018

During December, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to 160 9-1-1 emergency calls.  These included 98 medical emergencies; 18 motor vehicle accidents, including 2 on a highway; 4 traumatic injuries; 22 falls, 4 pedestrians struck by an automobile, 7 reports of poisoning, 6 allergic reactions, 3 medical alarm activations; and 9 lift assists of patients who did not ...

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition Center Open House

January 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center invites you to their Open House on January 25 and 26 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at 571 Central Ave., Suite 104, in New Providence. 

They will sample their new protein bites in three different flavors: Mocha Almond Eye-Openers, Cashew Almond Dreamers and Walnut Oat Lovers. 

Made fresh with natural ...

Video: Point View's Dietze -- Interest Rates Pose Key Question for Bank Earnings

Point View Wealth Management’s Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report detailing the stellar results of recent bank earnings:

Note - segment begins at the 6:30 mark

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

Retirement Income Strategies

Thinking about retirement?  Take a look at the various sources of income available to you, and work on developing a good estimate of your expenses. Use these strategies to make your savings last over the long haul.  

Income sources.  Having diversified sources of income in retirement is a plus.   Types of income can include social security, traditional retirement ...

How Telematics May Affect Car Insurance 

Over the last several decades the Insurance industry has experienced unprecedented change. Both the regulatory landscape and competitive positioning have transformed much of the business, pressuring profit margins, and otherwise introducing a commodity-like element to an inherently service-based business.  While the Agency-based business model continues to add significant value vs.

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...