Hilltop Happenings

May 17, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Delayed a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Summit’s Boy Scout Troop 67 was finally able to test out the new camping gear that arrived in 2020 courtesy of a $2,426 grant from The Summit Foundation. While the equipment has not yet been used on an actual overnight campout -- also due to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Marie Avagliano, Amanda Parrish Block, Katie Darcy and Antonietta LaVecchia -- all of Summit -- are among the 55 women recognized as recipients of the 2021 'Union County SHero Award', administered by the Union County Office on Women and created to help raise awareness about the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In the Hilltop City, according to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Auxiliary is launching 'Art for Gratitude', the next iteration of its successful 'Hope & Gratitude' initiative. Funds raised through 'Art for Gratitude' will benefit the construction of the new state-of-the-art Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center, which will ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Reeves-Reed Arboretum -- in conjunction with the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) -- will participate 'Go Public Gardens Days', a series of events from May 7-16 that includes events, activities, workshops and even yoga. 'Go Public Gardens Days' is part of an APGA effort ...

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STIRLING, NJ - Three local choruses will present a virtual concert -- full of songs about sunshine, summer and the hope each brings -- entitled 'Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show', premiering  May 23 at 5 p.m. on YouTube. The performance marks the first-of-its-kind ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Residents with a Summit Free Public Library Card can now borrow Library materials right from their smartphones by using the cloudLibrary app. Once the app is downloaded and installed on their phone, users can select Summit Free Public Library from the list of New Jersey libraries ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Girls Scouts of Summit and the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey will hold a Volunteer Information Session April 26, beginning at 8 p.m., via Zoom. The organizations are seeking adults 18+ looking to make a difference in their communities. The Girl Scouts in Summit is looking for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Naturalist Doug Tallamy will be the featured guest of a Zoom talk presented by the Summit Environmental Commission, Summit area Green Faith Circle and the Summit Free Public Library on April 26, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Author of 'Nature's Best Hope', Tallamy will discuss a new approach ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Melanie Wilson, who has covered the Summit Board of Education for TAPinto Summit since October 2017, has decided to end her contributions in that capacity to focus her energies on her growing business. Wilson offers writing coach and content creation services, specializing in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Farmers Market will begin its 2021 season on Sunday, April 18 and be open on Sundays, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., through November 21. The Market, in its 26th year, will again be located in Park & Shop Lot #1, at the corner of DeForest Avenue and Woodland Avenue. For the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Kevin Matthews and Victim Specialist Keyla Munoz, of the FBI's Newark Office, will present 'The Internet and Keeping your Children Safe' via livestream on April 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Intended for parent and guardians, viewers will ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Fortnightly Club of Summit has announced the Manley-Winser Scholarship, a new scholarship made possible by a grant from the Manley-Winser Foundation and open to any female Summit resident who will be attending a 2-year college, 4-year college, professional, technical or trade ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An eight-week virtual Improv class for adults and teens, ages 18 and up, will be offered by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Company beginning April 5. The Class will be held on Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and conclude May 24. Improv for Teens and Adults, a partnership with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will, starting March 29, reopen its doors to patrons with some restrictions in place, including capacity limitations. Hours for in-person visits and curbside service will be: Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Representative Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) conducted a virtual meet and greet celebration with Summit's Keira Lowden and four other members of Scouts BSA Troop 19 – St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills, who -- together -- comprise the historic class of female Eagle Scouts. Five members of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 2021 Summit Egg Hunt Race, presented by the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) and the City of Summit Department of Community Programs, will take place on March 27. Participants can sign up for one of five available time slots: each half hour between 1 - 3:30 p.m. Eggs will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Community members have organized a 'Rally for Lisa' for March 21 at 12 p.m, as they continue the push a Cambridge, MA-based pharmaceutical company to give Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello access to a medicine the company produces that would assist her in her fight ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - High School students in New Jersey's are 7th Congressional District can enter the 2021 'Congressional Art Competition', which could result in their work being displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. Representative Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) announced the that submissions will ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Film Society of Summit, as part of its 'Virtual Cinema and Conversation Series', will host a panel discussion of the new documentary Still Life in Lodz on March 21, beginning at 11 am. The panel will feature director Slawomir Grunberg and subjects of the film Lilka Elbaum, Paul ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A change.org petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre will virtually present two staged readings in March: David Lindsay-Abaire's Ripcord will be shown on March 17 and Shooting Star by Steven Dietz on March 31. Both performances begin and 7:30 p.m., and the streaming link will remain available for 24 hours ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop Shop, which sells a wide variety of logoed merchandise and spirit wear with all profits supporting the Summit Boosters Association, is gearing up for spring with an array of new merchandise. Included in the selection is the addition of a new infant / toddler line for the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Fresh off the October 2020 debut of her EP "Remedy," Hilltopper Class of 2021 senior Bella Avelino has released a new song entitled "Half Summer Love" along with an accompanying video. 'Remedy', features three songs designed to capture the innate, fighting spirit of Bella Rose -- ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit -- in celebration of March's designation as 'Women's History Month' -- will be host Patricia Teffenhart, Executive Director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault at its March meeting on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library is offering the use of its personal computers (PCs) for up to one hour by appointment only. A maximum of three people at any given time will be allowed to book an appointment. Appointments start on the top of the hour. Those wishing to use their own ...

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LONG HILL, NJ - Musically-talented high school senior girls interested in pursuing a career in vocal musical are invited to apply for the Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 award offered by Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Qualified high school senior ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Multiple openings exist for school crossing guard positions near the Summit Public Schools. The City of Summit Police Department is seeking applicants for the positions, which are paid $34 per day with a three full-day incentive bonus paid to those with perfect attendance records for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A water main break on River Road, between Morris Avenue and Butler Parkway, has resulted in a closure of the section of the thoroughfare and traffic snarls in the area. New Jersey American Water crews are on scene, with the emergency repair work having began at 12 p.m. and expected to ...

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