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January 17, 2019

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Four goals in a six-minute span that began early in the second period powered the Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team to a 7-2 win over Cranford at the Warinanco Skating Center and into the Union County Tournament (UCT) Final. In the final January 19, the top-seeded Maroon ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team has earned the number-one seed in the Union County Ice Hockey Tournament and will open play January 16 at the semifinal stage of the competition versus fourth-seeded Cranford at the Warninanco Skating Center. Face-off is set for 5 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - As debuts go, it doesn't get much better than the first month of freshman Leah Rubinshteyn's Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team career. Twenty-six goals and 13 assists for 39 points though 15 games. Twenty of her goals -- and 10 assists -- came in December, an ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 'Hometown Heroes' program, a privately funded initiative that recognizes and honors participating local veterans by placing their names, images and dates of service on banners displayed along select City of Summit streets from Memorial Day through July 4, is expanding to include an ...

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FREEHOLD TWNSHP, NJ - Besting 24 other institutions, the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team brought home the first place sweepstakes crown at the Freehold Township Tournament. Hilltoppers brought home three first-place finishes, a 1-2-3-5 finish in Humorous Interpretation, and a 1-2-3 ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Aparna Iyer, a fifth grader at Summit's Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School, claimed first place at the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) annual fourth and fifth grade spelling bee. Iyer correctly spelled the 'winning word -- disguise -- to  earn the crown at Lawton C. Johnson ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - It was high drama as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team went skate-to-skate with an undefeated Chatham-Madison squad before taking on Oak Knoll in back-to-back contests, with each game seeing heroics in the final minutes and seconds, respectively. Chatham-Madison ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 2019 Summit Chinese New Year Celebration, hosted by the Summit Chinese American Association (SCAA) and celebrating the Year of the Pig, is set for January 27, from 2:15 - 5:15 p.m., at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Auditorium. Thanks to the event sponsors, the event ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Surviving a second quarter in which they scored just a single point, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team used a strong offensive second half and sank four free throws in the final 30 seconds to earn a comeback win over Ridge 36-33. The game was part of what ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss -- the nonprofit that provides free year-round peer support groups for children age 3-18 who have had a parent or sibling die with concurrent groups for parents and guardians -- has received a $46,150 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - In a roller coaster of a game played a high level of passion and skill, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team was unable to hold a seven-point fourth-quarter lead, was pushed to overtime and eventually dropped a 65-60 decision to Delbarton at Abbot Brian Clarke ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to kick-off and celebrate 'Black History Month', The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit and the American Association of University Women- Summit College Club are hosting a special screening of the film 'Hidden Figures' on January 27, ...

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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 ...

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"You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - 'The Waiting' SUMMIT, NJ - In what observers are calling the this season's 'meet of all meets', the Summit High School Boys Varsity Swim Team -- for the first time in, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Katie Sitnik has joined The Connection as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Program Instructor. Sitnik -- a self-proclaimed 'science nut' who loves getting kids as excited for learning as she, herself, does -- has been teaching in the informal and museum world ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Falling behind 4-0 after the first period, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team fought back to cut the deficit in half but then surrendered the next two scores and went on to drop a 6-4 decision to Montclair Kimberley Academy at Clary Anderson Arena. The Cougars' Oscar ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A 15-0 run, a first-quarter whitewash of their opponent, and a 17-2 first-half lead added up to the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team winning their seventh game of the season, a cozy 38-15 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood at the Main Gym. Hilltopper freshman Olivia ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Falling behind 4-1 after two periods and 5-1 early in the third, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team fought back with two goals in 29 seconds but, ultimately, could not close the gap any further and fell to Immaculate Heart Academy 5-3 at the Warninanco Skating ...

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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, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Rotary Club of Summit, New Providence will host a blood drive at Summit's Christ Church on January 21, from 1-6 p.m. Appointment times are available by visiting redcrossblood.org. On the day of the drive, those donating are asked to eat a healthy breakfast, drink extra ...

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