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Summer is a-comin'… …and the library is here to help you make your plans. It’s the season for outdoor cooking, so if you’re tired of the usual burgers and hot dogs, get inspiration from our cookbook collection. Find recipes for barbecue foods from all parts of the USA—and beyond. Give your grill an Italian touch, or Korean, or Argentine. Special diet? There are cookbooks for low-fat, low-carb, and even vegan grilling. Entertaining outdoors? A selection of musical CDs can help set the mood, or download ...

Ain't That Grand?

As soon as Small Business Saturday arrived late last month, the holiday season officially kicked off in Summit, a town which many have described as 'Norman Rockwell picturesque'. “To see locals and others from towns from around the area flock to the area to shop and dine creates such a great vibe in the town,” says Assistant General Manager Jimmy Thornton. “My favorite time of year at the hotel is when we light the fireplace. The lobby and vibe of the hotel takes on a traditional feel that only ...

Are You Ready for Life?

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 offer tips on ways to make it most efficient. Highlights include: Explanation of what Zoning Board does Why variance process exists How to ...

AtlantiCast

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 two exciting, new clinical trials, see how the communities around Hackettstown, Newton and Chilton medical centers are all helping build on the high ...

Atlantic View at Overlook Medical Center

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults. And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death. Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced vision disturbances in her right eye during a spin class on April 7, 2017. “I knew right away something wasn’t right,” says ...

Blending In

Cleaner Blending is all about making smarter, more transparent choices about every ingredient we add or eliminate. It’s a tradition we’re carrying forward from our founder, who began Smoothie King by blending different fruits and vegetables with high-quality supplements that made him feel better. Go on, take a look inside our blenders! We are making smarter choices every day. What's 'out'? Gluten, Trans fat, High fructose corn syrup, Hydrogenated oils, and NSF-banned substances. What's ...

Dad in the Box

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 giving and receiving end of creative prom invitations.  And like most things prom, promposals now seem to be a ritual.   When I was in ...

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. A signal ten was transmitted for station coverage in Summit. Medics requested that the patient be transported by North Star. Once patient was ...

Franklin Falconwriters' Forum

Franklin Elementary School students are prepping up their paint brushes and getting ready to paint!  Students Create items from crazy impressive paintings to detailed drawings.  Art club allows them to express their creativity and interests into BEAUTIFUL, projects!  When they sign up for the club they can join the endless fun. They  get to stay in with Mrs Bruns or Mrs Bass for recess and lunch to join the fun!  Art club is a great opportunity for all Franklin Elementary school students to express their feelings and ...

Getting Schooled

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 festival took place in the auditorium, where performances such as traditional songs and dances. Countries such as Cuba, the Dominican republic, the ...

Home for Good: Dog of the Week

Tarzan and his sibling Jane are looking for their “forever” homes. Tarzan and Jane are 6-month-old Shepherd mixes. Despite his name, Tarzan is a gentle soul. He is still learning to get along with his human friends. But given time, he will slowly open up and develop trust with people. He needs to be placed in a home with another dog so that he can learn how to be a member of a family. For the right family who is willing to be patient and give him the love and nurturing he needs, he'll make an amazing pet. He is fully ...

Idle Thoughts

As if driving during nasty, cold conditions is not enough of a challenge, having 'car trouble' in the wintertime can be about as much fun as the farcical examples used in a satellite television provider commercial that pokes fun at the cable companies... you know, like getting paper cuts on your tongue, getting your arm caught in a vending  machine, spilling hot coffee on yourself, getting caught in a turnstile that doesn't turn and using wet grocery bags that rip apart at the bottom. Fun as in, not ...

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

The FirstEnergy Foundation has presented surprise Gifts of the Season of $1,000 each to 12 non-profit agencies working to make lives better in communities across its Jersey Central Power & Light service areas. “We’re pleased to provide this surprise support to so many agencies throughout New Jersey, particularly during the holidays, when the services they provide to the least fortunate are often most vital,” said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.  “The winners were chosen secretly by ...

LCJSMS Panther Pulse

If you live in a first world country, living without internet connectivity is almost unimaginable. Eighth grader Oliver R. said, "I use internet basically in my spare time. I can't imagine living without internet because so much depends on it."  Many people live without internet in the world, but not many people know how many. Eighth grader Robert Z. said, "I think 50 million people in the world live without internet." Surprisingly, four out of seven billion people live without Internet connectivity in the ...

Pathways to Learning

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 for three months, I met other families making the trek across the GWB from NJ and together we celebrated our kids’ successes. Over 7+ years, my ...

Petal Power

The history of presenting the flowers to your loved one on Valentine’s Day comes from the old-fashioned tradition of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages. Introduced in the 18th century by Charles II of Sweden, each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using only flowers. Today, people continue to send flowers on special occasions when they want to express love, joy, admiration and happiness. So, what are the top 5 flower choices? Certainly, we have to ...

Point View WealthPoints

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 tax-deferred accounts to minimize the tax bite. How to Allocate Holdings to Take Advantage of Tax Rules:   The general rule is that more conservative ...

Property Matters

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 to your home. Here are a few ways to bring Eco Design into your life:   - Update your HVAC - Often heating and cooling uses the most energy ...

Risky Business: Managing Risk in the Modern World

Real Estate Agents take on a great deal of responsibility when they guide us through the process of purchasing a home; knowing the basics of property insurance to point clients in the right direction is an important part of confidently brokering a home sale. Under what circumstances should a buyer be concerned about special coverage? A Vacant Home Vacant homes are at higher risk for most causes of claims. Vacant properties are broken into more often, and what would have been a smaller claim like a pipe bursting can be catastrophic if ...

Small Towns, Big Dreams

Christine Murray, a former licensed sales assistant with Lois Schneider Realtor since 2013, has joined the Lois Schneider Realtor team as a licensed sales associate. Christine has excellent insight into the local market, has polished her skills from working with one of Lois Schneider Realtor’s top producing teams, and has formed many valuable contacts from her extensive work in the community. Christine is a Summit resident since 2004 with two children enrolled in Franklin Elementary School and two children attending Summit High ...

Social Studies

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 photos can be resized for whatever format you need, whether it's for Instagram, Facebook post or cover photo, twitter image, iPhone wallpaper, Apple ...

The Floor Plan

Combine durable vinyl with the realistic look of wood in a plank format and you have a surface that offers the best of all worlds, one that is the perfect flooring solution for any room in your home. Luxury Vinyl Plank -- or 'LVP' flooring is: Water Resistant Durable Soft Underfoot Easy Care Budget Friendly Unlike natural woods, LVP can be used in areas where moisture can be an issue, like kitchens, basements and bathrooms. It is also tougher and can better handle kid- and pet-play and other ...

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