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April 14, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit resident Lisa Betz was among the 15 newest court appointed special advocates -- representing 13 Union County municipalities -- who have chosen to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth removed from their home due to abuse, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based nonprofit that -- through mentoring support and tuition assistance -- empowers students from urban areas to achieve excellence, has added Rob Fowler and Father Robert J. Sandoz, OFM, to its Board of Directors. Fowler. a Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library are encouraging all citizens of the Hilltop City to join them in participating in 'Library Giving Day', a national one-day fundraising event with the goal of getting those who depend on and enjoy their public libraries to make a donation in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 160 members of the Pathways community joined together to celebrate the organization's Silver Anniversary 'Casino Night' at Canoe Brook Country Club -- a fundraiser and milestone event that celebrated Pathways, a program of The Connection, providing support, wellness and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County will host a men’s only event, entitled 'American History Through a Whiskey Glass', designed to be an immersive experience for guests and their senses on April 26 at Classic Thyme in Westfield. Bourbon ambassadors for the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrating SAGE Eldercare's 65th year as a leading older adult care resource, an anonymous donor recently made a matching gift commitment to launch SAGE's 'Beyond $65K by 6/5 Challenge', guaranteeing that all donations that, in total, exceed $65,000 by June 5, 2019, (6/5) will be ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A $2,500 grant from the Investors Foundtion will help underwrite a sixth 'Night of Support' at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss,  assisting to further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children and teens coping with loss due to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit (JLS) has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to 17 community partners and agencies during its March general membership meeting. The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promoting ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Twenty-five volunteers -- including Jim Moss and Meredith Nolen of Summit -- have been sworn in by Superior Court Judge Richard Wischusen to advocate for Union County youth removed from home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment and placed in foster homes or residential ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit resident -- and former Summit Common Council member -- Richard Sun has been named to the Next Generation Committee of Summit-based Family Promise, the national nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness. “I’m excited to serve on Family Promise’s NextGen Committee ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Junior League of Summit's fourth Annual ''Trivia Night' raised an estimated $15,000, proceeds that will benefit the League's Annual Fund supporting community grants, scholarships and projects such as Giving and Receiving Assistance for Our Community’s Essentials (GRACE), the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has been selected as a 'CNN Hero', a campaign that has -- in the 12 years since its founding -- profiled more than 300 "everyday people changing the world" from more than 80 countries who ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As they are across the nation during the month of March, local officials -- including Summit Police Chief Robert Weck -- are taking part in the 'Meals on Wheels America' campaign, raising awareness for isolation and poor nutrition among older Americans. Joining Weck are three other ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Summit Speech School in support of the its Parent / Infant Program, which provides early intervention to babies and toddlers who are diagnosed with a hearing loss. Founded in 1967 by Junior League of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Summit's Office Tavern Grill and Piattino, A Neighborhood Bistro are among the eleven 40NORTH Restaurant Group establishments throughout New Jersey that will conduct fundraising efforts in honor of 'World Down Syndrome Day' on Thursday, March 21. 40NORTH Restaurant Group, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Jackson Stern, a Hilltop City resident, Summit High School alum, and current Bentley University student, has been named to the 'Next Generation Committee' of Summit-based Family Promise, a national nonprofit whose mission is to address the issue of family homelessness. Stern joins ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 2019 edition of 'February Fun Fest' --  the charity fundraiser began and sponsored by Summit residents Ryan and Dana Felmet, has raised $5,450 which will benefit three separate causes; The third annual event was held February 16 at Summit Elks Lodge., and included guest ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare has kicked off the 17th annual 'March for Meals', a month-long, nationwide coming together of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and caring individuals to ensure that homebound and vulnerable older adults are not forgotten. This week SAGE ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit / New Providence Rotary has made a donation to Summit-based Student/Partner Alliance, the nonprofit whose mission is to support motivated high school students at private high schools in New Jersey’s urban areas of Essex, Hudson and Union counties with tuition assistance and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Municipal officials and members of community organizations are invited to join SAGE Eldercare in March as the organization participates in the 17th annual March for Meals, a month-long, nationwide coming together of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Not long ago, eight-year-old Emma* was worried about where she and her family would sleep at night. After losing their home, her family spent weeks living out of a motel and with friends.  Since finding Family Promise, eight-year-old Emma* and her family are in their own home, and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss has dedicated a room at is Mountainside headquarters in honor and memory of Keith Hertell II, a young man who died in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 25.  Keith’s father, Keith Hertell, made a gift to Imagine to name the child loss ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Purchasing more than 36,000 luminaries during the 2018 holiday period, residents of the Hilltop City have enabled the Summit Luminary Fund to raise a record level of funds, with in excess $85,000 generated for local charities. Started in 1981 on a handful of streets, the effort -- ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Members of the Summit Police Department and Summit Fire Department will take to the fashion runway when they participate in the seventh annual Red Carpet Party at Canoe Brook Country Club February 28, beginning at 7 p.m. The event benefits Family and Children's Services, an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 participants -- among them rare cancer patients, survivors, doctors, caregivers and supporters -- joined together February 2 to raise funds for groundbreaking rare cancer research at Cycle for Survival's indoor team cycling ride at Equinox Summit. Held for the eighth ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the third consecutive year, Summit's Dana and Ryan Felmet will host the philanthropic event they created, entitled 'February Fun Fest', with all monies raised benefiting select charities. 'February Fun Fest' will be held on Saturday, February 16, from 7 - 11 p.m., at the Summit ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Crestview Swim and Tennis Club recently awarded its 2018 annual scholarship to Summit High School Class of 2018 alum Jordan Goldberg. "This year’s scholarship recipient was a familiar face, Jordan Goldberg. Jordan was a record-holding swimmer for Summit High School, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a food drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) in an effort to supplement relief as the food bank’s needs have increased due to the recent government shutdown. While the government has now reopened for three weeks, many neighbors ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - John W. (Jack) Cooper who, for 28 years, served as the President of the Summit Area Public Foundaton (SAPF), has retired, with the organization's Board of Trustees appointing Julie Keenan as Cooper's successor. In addition to naming Keenan as president, the SAPF board has named David ...

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