In The Schools

Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Delivers Powerful Princeton Performance

Trophy Kids: Another tourney, more hardware for the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team.
The team's seniors gather to celebrate.

SUMMIT, NJ - Competing at a national circuit tournament held at Princeton University, the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team cranked out another stellar performance, with individual honors including:

Public Forum Debate 

Matt Supran - Eighth-place speaker out of 500 debaters
Supran and James Cho - Double Octos
Tim Ritter and Kelsey Kennedy - Triple Octos
Alisha Kewarlramani and Rachel Schwartz - Triple Octos

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Duo Interpretation

Hope Kovera and Grace Milsten - Third Place
Matt Wilson and Anne Bronzer - Fourth Place
Juliet Huneke and Caleigh Pan Kita - Sixth Place

Dramatic Interpretation

Kim Lee - Second Place
Sean McManus - Fourth Place
Matt Wilson - Fifth Place
Zack Olson, Hope Kovera - Semifinalists



Humorous Interpretation

Cate Esposito - Second Place
Avery Fessler, James Badenhausen, Annika Carlson, Bella Anidjar - Semifinalists

Original Oratory

Matt Colon - Fourth Place

Oral Interpretation

Annie Milsten, Kate Schroeder - Semifinalists
Gerard Apruzzese, Stefania Valera - Quarterfinalists

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Summit

Election Sloganeering

April 23, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...

Join Us to Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Summit’s Earth Day Clean-Up

April 17, 2017

Did you know that steel is the “traditional” 11-year anniversary gift? Back in 2005, when I was first appointed to the Summit Environmental Commission, we did not have an annual Earth Day Celebration, and you could easily find tons of steel, glass, aluminum and other debris littering open spaces in Summit. Soon after, I proposed the goal of creating an annual event for individuals and ...

Summit Police Blotter

April 24, 2017

04/12 - Conor T. Breen, 24, of Essex Fells was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Breen was released with a pending court date.

04/12  Christian Andujar, 33, of Newark was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Andujar was released with a pending court date.

04/13  Robert E. Ngiudjol, 26, of Newark was arrested for ...

Cancer Recovery Exercise Program Offered

April 25, 2017

Get back on track, revitalize and rebuild for a healthy you with Berkeley Heights YMCA’s Cancer Recovery Exercise Program.  This 6 week program offers a small group setting with exercise programs tailored to your specific needs as well providing a comfortable and supportive environment. Meet new friends and begin the journey to recovery!

Program is taught by Carol Michaels, the ...

Student/Partner Alliance to Present Evening of Stories and Celebrations Apr. 27

On Thursday April 27, Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA) will proudly host a special evening of stories and celebration at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. The evening, "Their Success....Your Success...." will include short presentations from several Student/Partner Alliance students, college students who have graduated from the S/PA program and special guest ...

Property Matters

Making Your Home More Green Can Put More Green in Your Wallet

As we reflect on Earth Day, it is the perfect time to consider ways to make your home more green.  Not only will you be helping the earth, but you just might help your wallet too. We emphasize helping our environment on Earth day, so why not start at home with some earth-friendly updates? Below are a few of my recommendations, they can help you save money and will also add to the value ...

Allocate, Rebalance, Reduce! A Primer for a Profitable Portfolio

The stock market often takes investors on a wild ride. As such, it is a good idea to be reminded of three basic principles in investing.  Asset allocation, rebalancing and lowering costs. Using these timeless principles to guide investment decisions will keep your portfolio on track and enhance returns over the long haul.

Asset Allocation

Set goals!  It is important to have a ...

Ain't That Grand?

Celebrate Mom with a Festive Feast as Grand as Its Location

The weather for this year’s Easter Buffet was amazing, and the staff at The Grand Summit Hotel is very appreciative to all of the guests who chose the Hotel to celebrate this most important holiday on the Christian calendar.

This year’s early Easter means for a longer break in between Easter and mom’s big day, meaning a trip back to the spectacular buffet is in the cards.

The Floor Plan

There's an App for That - Cove's Digital 'Stainfighter'

Clean-Up on Aisle...!

We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

Don't distress ... You don't need a 'bat phone', signal for The Green Hornet, or check the cloak closet to see if Clark Kent is changing into his tights and cape as he morphs into his alter-ego.

When a 'Stain Emergency' occurs, the Cove Carpet One Floor ...

'Festival Latino': Strengthening Bonds and Creating Lasting Friendships

Summit High school held its third annual 'Festival Latino' on Friday, March 31. The event was hosted by Union Hispania, with the goal to not only entertain, but to strengthen bonds and create lasting friendships within the Latino Community of Summit and surrounding towns. The festival attracted about a hundred residents of Summit, Scotch plains, and Gillette.

The majority of the ...

Franklin Students Work for Months to Put on the Production of 'Shrek'

At Franklin Elementary School, students danced and told the story of "Shrek." Franklin Fourth and Fifth Graders and some of the best 'Broadway' producers -- Holly Raye, Anneliese Wilson, and Simon Holland -- made this show happen after months of hard work.

The students worked for months from October to mid-February. At first, everyone tried out and were very nervous ...

Tip #4 - Best Text Picture Apps, Typography

These apps can be found under the Photo & Video Apps section of the App Store.

#1 Typorama (for iOS only). This app gives you the most functionality in one package.  Here are some tips for using the app:

Start with a high quality picture or use one from the provided library.  You can search through these images easily to find one that best suits your needs.
These ...

Good Egg Hunting

Here lies Dad In The Box.  He was a good egg.

 

I probably should have greater aspirations in life, but I suppose there are far worse ways to be remembered.   

 

Being a good egg an old fashioned, aw-shucks kind of way of saying someone is a kind-hearted person.  Maybe even honorable or generous.  At the very least, still within a likeable sell-by ...