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Guitarist Ross Griswold Takes The HAT Tavern Stage Feb. 10


Ross Griswold, singer and guitarist based in North Plainfield, will take to The HAT Tavern stage February 10, from 7 - 10 p.m.

When not playing with area band Root Glen, Ross does acoustic shows at venues all over northern Jersey.  His resonant voice and precise guitar work allow him to do justice to a wide range of songs, from popular standards to “diamond in the rough” songs that listeners rarely get a chance to hear live.

Located in The Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, The HAT Tavern offers an expansive menu that specializes in decadent burgers, tapas, salads and hearty comfort foods with “Jersey Fresh” ingredients, sourced from local farms and produce companies.

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The HAT Tavern was conceived through the vision of south Florida celebrity chef Tony Sindaco and award-winning executive chef Charles Burke in 2011.

Sindaco, former chef and owner of Fort Lauderdale’s critically acclaimed Sunfish Grill, developed a constantly evolving menu for the Hat Tavern, focusing on the perfect “La Frieda” blend hamburger of brisket and short rib, sourced from Creekstone Farms in Kentucky, naturally raised and hormone free, graded USDA Prime Choice.

The enticing menu includes Jersey fries, a decadent dessert selection and a super affordable children’s menu. It also offers an extensive beverage selection with ales from all over the world, Jersey Craft Beer and wines from the most select vineyards.










The casual dining atmosphere of the tavern includes seven flat screen TVs with coverage of nearly every sporting event, tavern style lighting and local artist’s creations on the walls, available for purchase.

The name Hat captures the rich history of the hotel as the original owner’s name HATT was immortalized in brick on the front façade of the hotel. The subsequent owner, real estate magnate, Henry A. Taylor, chopped out one of the T’s to leave his initials – still noticeable today.

The HAT Tavern is the perfect local find.


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Summit Police Blotter

May 29, 2018

5/15 - Sean M. Reidy, 52, of Summit was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Summit. Mr. Reidy was able to post bail and released with a pending court date.

5/18 - At 1615 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Springfield Avenue business. The incident occurred at approximately 1031 hours when a white female entered the business and removed a blue Ramy Brook Blouse from a rack.

Bridges Outreach: Miracles in Manhattan

June 17, 2018

Bridges Outreach: Miracles in Manhattan (and elsewhere)

My good friend Joan Olszewski reached out to me the other day to tell me the Friday, June 8, Bridges Outreach run to Manhattan needed volunteers, “Let’s go,” she said.  The lunches were provided by Pimco, a dedicated corporate sponsor of Bridges, so all we needed were some bodies and the love necessary to offer food ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Looks at Media M&As, Fed's Hike Strategy

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business AM discussing M&A in the media industry and the Fed's path to four hikes in 2018:

​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio ...

Maximizing Your Portfolio’s Returns -- Beware the Taxman

The old adage in the investment world is that it is not what you make, but what you keep that counts.  Investors often overlook the ultimate deflator of portfolio returns – the taxman. An astute global asset allocation should be the number one priority for investors.  However, there are preferred ways to distribute this asset allocation over the spectrum of taxable and ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...

Video: In The Zone with Christa Anderson

A must watch for anyone considering renovations, here is a recent interview that I conducted -- on my HomeTowne TV Show called “Are You Ready for Life?” -- with Christa Anderson, City of Summit Zoning Officer, to discuss the nuances within the variance process.

I asked Christa to shed some insight into the approval process, explain why it’s necessary, and ...

Hello, Neighbors

Hi, Summit families!

My name is Betsy Stoeber and I’ve been the owner and director at the specialized learning center Brain Balance of Summit since 2011. I first encountered Brain Balance the year before we opened as a parent. My own son participated in our innovative program at the center in Norwalk, CT, to address a number of learning challenges.

Traveling there three times per week ...

A Date with Destiny

Leslie. . . it would be the bomb . . .  if we could go to prom . . . together.


For the record, Leslie is my wife, and this is my openly public attempt at a promposal.  


My twin high school seniors taught me about promposals, those cute, showy, and sometimes over-the-top ways of asking someone special to prom.  This year they have been on both the ...