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Ain't That Grand?

Once the calendar turns to fall, the ambience and feel of The Grand Summit Hotel hits its stride. From the moment you walk into the hotel lobby, you know you have entered a piece of history complete with wood beamed vaulted ceilings, and a large stone fireplace at its center. When we think of the holidays, our memories take us to classic settings, and The Grand Summit Hotel captures the look and feel of the good old days at a time of year very important to a lot of Americans. For the second time in as many years, the venerable hotel is ...

Are You Ready for Life?

Welcome to your 30s!  No matter what your family and living situation, it’s time to think about protecting assets and planning for the future. Whether you are single with a rental apartment, living with a partner, or have a spouse, children and a home, there are some basic steps you can take to ensure the future security of your immediate family. Here are the basic documents you should have, and why: Last Will & Testament: If you have a spouse and children, a will ensures they are taken care of and that your estate is ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much more!  

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

My daughter recently played the last soccer game of her career.     Yippee!  No more practices!  No more tournaments!  No more long drives to obscure fields!  No more tiny black turf pellets all over the car!   No more selfish surges of pride watching her athletic achievements.  No more thrilling victories.   My daughter is a senior in high school and has no intention of playing in college.  And so, thirteen years of soccer ended in one final ...

Family Health

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is now offering breast cancer patients treatments on the TrueBeam™ system.  Morristown Medical Center is one of four locations in New Jersey to offer this new radiotherapy system to patients.   TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System is an advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system used to treat cancer with speed and accuracy. TrueBeam's sophisticated software and respiratory tracking system allows physicians to confirm the exact location of the tumor or area to be ...

Fire Department Blotter

May 1, 2017 at 1107 hrs. FD was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the area of 732 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE, car into a tree.  On arrival found a single vehicle accident into a tree and the driver was out of the vehicle. Summit EMS handled patient care.  FD secured the battery in the vehicle and applied absorbent material to an oil leak under the vehicle. FD personnel remained on location until the vehicle was removed from the scene. May 1, 2017 at 1445 hrs. FD was dispatched to KENNEDY PARKWAY IN MILLBURN on automatic aid for a ...

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

Recently, I had this customer come in for some suspension repairs... The customer told me that this car was only serviced at Lexus but they were tired of getting ripped off so they came to me. When I opened the hood and looked at the engine I couldn't help but notice how filthy it was... You would think Lexus would have at least wiped down the engine covers after all the repairs they had done. Even though the repairs I did had nothing to do with the engine I cleaned it anyway... Even though the customer probably won't even ...

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.     Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include: Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who meet the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) eligibility requirements, or who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  ...

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 ...

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

Most investors understand the basics of bond investing. However, when evaluating individual bonds for a personal portfolio, a more specific understanding of the unique bond terminology can help an investor make the best decision.  Here is what you should know about your bond portfolio. What is bond insurance and will it protect me? Bond insurance is protection purchased by the bond issuer to insulate investors against a potential default. It is most prevalent in the municipal bond market. Bond insurance guarantees the scheduled ...

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 ...

investorsBank Economic Outlook

“Retailing is a disaster.”  That is a common refrain these days.  But that is not correct.  Although brick and mortar retailers are having a rough go of it, total retail demand is rising at a decent pace.  What is happening is that the retailer of choice is becoming – more and more – the Internet.  But that change, although destructive for many, is something we have seen before and should lead to an even healthier retail sector.  Households are still spending their money.  Okay, ...

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