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Summer Recreation Programs for Youth with Special Needs

Youth with unique needs will be able to continue in the summer with recreation programs at the Summit Community Center, in cooperation with TryCAN.

In Summer Reading Camp, children ages 5-9 who may be struggling a bit or reluctant readers and could use a little support, encouragement will get reading practice during summer down time.  Children will use games, books, music and other activities to improve reading skills, while capitalizing on strengths to instill self-confidence and a Can-do! attitude.  Kids work on decoding, phonics, comprehension and choosing books for pleasure reading.  We work with each student depending on what level she/he is starting at.  Sarah Hanson, Certified Teacher is the instructor. The program runs 4:45-5:30 pm three days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (July 1– July 24).  You can register for one day a week, two days or three days. 

In Summer Fun with Art, children will be able to engage in hands-on art experiences while socializing with peers.  Children will create utilize various art skills such as drawing and painting, while working with sensory-based materials.  Children will take turns and share with one another, develop fine and gross motor skills, and learn to work together in a group.

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Led by Cindy Hamilton, Certified Art Instructor and Art Therapist. Class runs Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45 pm (July 9, 17, 23, 30).  Contact summitcan@gmail.com for more information.

In Music with Jammin’ Jenn, children (ages 4-8) engage in singing, movement and instrument exploration in a fun and lively setting to increase body awareness, awareness of others, attention and listening skills and encourage a love of music.  Class runs Thursdays 6:15 - 6:45 pm (July 10, 17, 24, 31).  Jenn Goodman, Certified Music Therapist is the instructor.  

All groups meet at the Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue.  Please call 908-277-2932 for prices, questions and to enroll.  For online registration and credit card payment go to https://register.communitypass.net/summit  Groups include assistance from teen Peer Mentors from local middle and high schools to enhance your child’s participation, learning and fun! 

TryCAN is a collaboration of local communities offering an array of recreation programs for youth with special needs or those who need special accommodation. There are no resident fees involved and all are welcome!

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

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April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

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Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business AM discussing several upcoming pivotal earnings and possible market reactions:

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Class Act Performing Arts Studio presents 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at SOPAC

Class Act Performing Arts Studio’s senior Musical Theatre Company members will perform “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on Thursday, May 10 , through Sunday, May 13, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

Set in 19th-century London, this thrilling musical tells the story of barber Benjamin Barker, now known by his alias, Sweeney Todd, and ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

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Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:  www.summitlibrary.org.

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