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May 3 “Shop for SAGE” to Showcase Local Artisans

Robin Kabakow will have a selection of cool toys, travel games, accessories, hostess gifts and camp items at SAGE Eldercare’s event on May 3.  This free event is open to the public and a portion of the proceeds will benefit SAGE’s services for local seniors. 
Johanna Fiorito-Hale will have a selection of jewelry, scarves, hats and handbags for sale on May 3 at SAGE Eldercare’s “Shop for SAGE” event from 10 am to 7 pm.  This free event is open to the public and will take place at 290 Broad Street in Summit.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit SAGE Eldercare’s services for local seniors.
Tracee Palmer of Madison will be selling goats’ milk soaps, lotions and bath fizzees at SAGE Eldercare’s “Shop for SAGE” event on Thursday, May 3 from 10 am to 7 pm at 290 Broad Street in Summit.
Binita Kraus of Chatham will have a selection of stationery items for sale at the upcoming “Shop for SAGE” event on Thursday, May 3 from 10 am to 7 pm at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street in Summit.  This free event is open to the public and a portion of the proceeds will benefit SAGE’s services for local seniors.

SAGE Eldercare will hold its first “Shop for SAGE” event on Thursday, May 3 from 10 am to 7 pm at 290 Broad Street in Summit.  Local artisans will be on hand to sell elegant handbags, chic fashion and jewelry, fabulous artwork, homemade treats, dazzling stationery, fragrant lotions and soaps and more!

“We are very excited to bring together some unique vendors who are willing to help support SAGE Eldercare services and programs,” stated Dawn Knill, Director of Development for SAGE.  “This is a great opportunity for getting the perfect Mother’s Day gift, graduation presents, year-end teacher gifts and more,” she added.

Some of the local vendors include:

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Gotta Great Gift – Robin Kabakow, Westfield

Gotta Great Gift sells fun gifts for kids, teens and women.  They offer a great selection of cool toys, travel games, accessories, hostess gifts and camp items.  This merchandise will make great gifts for graduations, year-end teacher gifts, camp care packages and vacation trip fun.  This business is sure to have “hot items” on hand at the right price for teens, juniors and women!  More information about Gotta Great Gift can be found at

Jojo’s Bags & Things – Johanna Fiorito-Hale, New Providence

Jojo’s Bags & Things carries a selection of jewelry, scarves, hats and handbags.  They are proud to also carry Big Buddha handbags and San Diego Hat, as well as accessories for all occasions from every day to evening occasions.  Their goal is to keep pricing as low and fair as possible, so their motto is "Guilt Free Shopping."  Please visit their website for more information.

Secret Garden Soap of Madison – Tracee Palmer, Madison

Secret Garden Soap creates goats’ milk soaps using a cold process method. They use raw goats’ milk from their own La Mancha goats, along with the finest quality oils.  All of their soaps are made in small batches, hand cut, and allowed to cure before being wrapped and labeled for sale.  They also sell Goats’ Milk & Honey lotions in six fragrances, as well as special order scents, and Milk Bath Fizzee Eggs, available in six egg assortment packs.  Additional information can be found

The Bean Bag – Binita Kraus, Chatham

The Bean Bag carries handmade stationary, invitations, announcements and cards for any occasion.  In addition, they sell custom made jewelry and beaded merchandise, including necklaces, earrings, bookmarks, and much, much more.

Additionally, Beijo Bags (Patricia Conover, Chatham), Jams by Kim (Kim Osterhoudt, Hillsborough), SAGE Resale Shop (Summit), Sandella Art (Sandy Marmorato, Summit), Take A Bough, Inc. (Kathleen Clingan, Chatham),The Blue Bird (Alison McNerney, Mendham), The Dessert Ladies (Lindsay Keogh, Scotch Plains), and TMC’s Boutique (Linda Tribuna, Stirling) will be on hand to offer their merchandise for sale.

There is no entrance fee for the event and the building is handicap accessible.  For more information, please contact Gaye Dogru at 908.598.5504 or email

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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.

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