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Thu, November 21, 12:00 PM


Wee Wednesdays: Free Fun for Tots & Caregivers

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Add to My Calendar 11/21/2019 12:00pm 11/21/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Wee Wednesdays: Free Fun for Tots & Caregivers

Toddlers & their caregivers are invited to enjoy these FREE events.
Space is limited. Event registration is required. No admission without ticket. Register online at or visit our website to learn more at

October 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Halloween story time and pumpkin painting
November 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Autumnal story time and ...

26 Green Village Road Madison, NJ 07940

Thu, November 21, 6:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Look at Us Now Mother! Documentary & Discussion ...

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

Add to My Calendar 11/21/2019 6:30pm 11/21/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Look at Us Now Mother! Documentary & Discussion w/ Filmmaker

Look at Us Now, Mother is about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship. The film is an unflinching look at the complex bond between mother and daughter taking the audience on a journey spanning decades and continents. Told through biting humor and raw honesty, this is an intimate story about family dysfunctions and forgiveness. Free and open to all. Following the ...

75 Maple Street Summit, NJ 07901

Sat, November 23, 1:00 PM

The Connection , Summit

Broadway Jazz Masterclass

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 11/23/2019 1:00pm 11/23/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Broadway Jazz Masterclass

Come brush up on your technique and learn engaging new choreography with NYC Theater Dance professional Shelly Hutchinson.

Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, dancer, actress, and producer in NYC. She is a choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance” Europe, on creative teams in operas such as Candide, Samson & Delilah, Aida, NYC Fashion Week and Disney’s High School ...

79 Maple Street Summit, NJ 07901

Sun, November 24, 2:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Tunes & Tales of Old East Galway

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 2:00pm 11/24/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tunes & Tales of Old East Galway

Irish Traditional Music workshop, followed by concert, with
Lesl Harker, Irish flute and Jerry O'Sullivan, uilleann pipes.
Featuring the tunes of National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty of East County Galway, Ireland.

Bring your instrument or voice and learn a tune, or just sit and listen in.
Tune workshop is open to all instruments. Learn a melody on
your instrument or lilt it ...

75 Maple Street Summit , NJ 07901

Sun, November 24, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Mostly Music Chamber Music Series

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:30pm 11/24/2019 5:15pm America/New_York Mostly Music Chamber Music Series

Mostly Music presents the second concert of its 40th anniversary season on Sunday, November 24th at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield. The concert will begin with Schubert's ever-popular "Trout" Quintet for Piano and Strings and will include Skalkottas' Duo for Violin and Viola and a variety of traditional Greek music for chamber ensemble. The concert features Greek ...

756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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12-Month Update

December 10, 2019


I hope this holiday season is filled with joy! 

This is my 12th month serving on Common Council. In keeping with my pledge to communicate clearly about our goals and progress, I have continued posting “Vartan’s Views” videos outlining three of my thoughts after every Council meeting. Additionally, I wrote a longer and more thorough update after ...

Summit Police Blotter

December 11, 2019

11/06 - At 1413 hours a report was taken for a theft of jewelry from a Wade Drive residence. The victim reported a three stone moissanite diamond pendant was taken from the residence, possibly on 11/02 at approximately 1400 hours. The victim reported the value of the pendant to be approximately $1,500.00 at the time of the report. 

11/07 - At 1638 hours a report was taken for a theft of a ...

Summit EMS Response Report - November, 2019

Summit EMS Volunteers answered 179 emergency calls in November. These included 98 medical emergencies: 26 motor vehicle accidents, including a car into a tree; seven traumatic injuries; 27 falls; seven reports of poisoning or overdose; one pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle; five responses to a medical alarm; and one injury at a residential structure ...

Union County Names New Director for Division of Social Services

December 9, 2019

Union County Manager Edward T. Oatman has announced the appointment of Kamili A. Williams to head the County’s Division of Social Services, within the Department of Human Services, effective November 25, 2019.  Ms. Williams succeeds former director Charles Gillon who retired in September after 30 years of service.

Ms. Williams leads approximately 500 employees located in the ...

Avoid Getting Hooked by a Phishing Scam This Holiday Season and Beyond

WASHINGTON, DC - Summit community members can protect themselves and their family members from getting hooked by a phishing scam this season and year-round through a power combination of knowledge and awareness. Phishing scams are often perpetrated through unsolicited emails or a website that looks like a legitimate site designed to trick users.

These ...

Acclimating to a New Community – Helping You Find Your Way

Acclimating to a New Community – Helping You Find Your Way

In my article, “Finding a New Home – What Cities/Towns are Right for Me?” I discussed targeting towns for your move; specifically, identifying the location based on common priorities of relocators.  In this article I will discuss the steps involved after you have made the move to your new home. Based on an ...

Preparing for the Next Recession

The media are warning of a looming recession, to the point where some worry they are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Yes, there will be another economic downturn someday. Yes, we are all going to die someday. Making drastic changes right now as though either event will occur tomorrow can lead to unhappy consequences.  Far better to have a long-term, organized financial plan in ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare


In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Holiday Stress & Children

The holidays can be special, but may take a toll on parents who often find they are juggling multiple roles as we work hard to make the holidays happen for our children and families.  We may find ourselves simultaneously working as a party-planner, caterer, home decorator, and personal shopper while navigating our day jobs, potentially tricky family dynamics, and entertaining children who ...

Rush Hour at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

During rush hour every evening, your bus is one of more than 1,200 NJ TRANSIT bus departures from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. In this video, we go behind the scenes of the world’s busiest bus terminal to see the incredible team effort that keeps all these buses moving.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal services more than 260,000 daily customers for both local and long-distance ...

Man of Steel

Over Thanksgiving my daughter, home from college, wanted to do something with me that would be fun, healthy, and relaxing.

Perfect, I told her, thinking we could watch football, drink lite beer, and maybe fall asleep on the couch.

It turns out her idea of something fun, healthy, and relaxing was to attend a yoga class.

Here is what I know about yoga. Nothing.

Here is what I fear about ...

Still Relevant

Yup. Still relevant.

My kids and I play a little game where we look for clues to prove that a piece of our past lives still has relevance today.  

My son--as an actor--and I--as a Chair of the Lobby Committee--were members of the Summit High School Mary Poppins Facebook page. Mary Poppins was the 2016 Spring Musical, and it won the Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best ...