Hilltop Happenings

June 3, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - In the aftermath of a peaceful protest in the Hilltop City for racial equality and justice that was attended by more than 1,500 people, 'Summit Area Indivisible' and 'Summit Marches On' are holding a 'Say Their Names' lawn sign fundraiser to benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police Nicole (Nikki) Griffiths is among the Junior League of Summit (JLS) 2020 Scholarship recipients, having been awarded the Junior League's Continuing Education Scholarship. Griffiths is joined by Domenico Deluca ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reverend Charles Rush will interview Academy Award-winner and Summit High Class of 1988 alum Marshall Curry as The Film Society of Summit and Christ Church of Summit co-host part three of the 'Virtual Conversation Series' on June 3, beginning at 7 p.m. The discussion will be held via ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Monica Boyd of Summit and Kate Morrison of New Providence will serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) co-presidents as the organization debuted its 2020-21 Board of Directors. The duo succeed Brianne Finnegan and Megan Vartan, both of Summit, and will be joined by a group of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Tatlock Park tennis courts will reopen May 30. To make a required court reservation -- available in 90-minute blocks -- players are directed to visit summitcommunityprograms.com. Reservation blocks open at 4:30 p.m. two days before the desired date of play and remain open until ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the third consecutive year, the 'Hometown Heroes' program banners are in place throughout downtown, as Summit honors it veterans on Memorial Day. The banners -- which feature the names, images and dates of service of active military and veterans -- will be displayed on City of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Fortnightly Club of Summit is inviting area graduates to commemorate their accomplishment by taking photos under a congratulatory banner at historic Twin Maples estate. The photo opportunity is free and open to students from any grade, high school or college around the Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The top swap in the Hilltop City -- the Summit Free Market program -- now has established a digital home on Facebook as the group 'Virtual Summit Free Market'. The Free Market's spring event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will also impact the possibility of hosting a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Patterned after the old newspaper game “Where Is This?” -- which asked readers to identify the subject and location of a published photo -- Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is hosting 'See Summthing in Summit' through Memorial Day. 'See Summthing in Summit' plays out on Instagram ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The opening date for the Summit Family Aquatic Center's (SFAC) 2020 season is still yet to be determined, which means that the facility will not open as originally planned on Memorial Day. A determination on when -- and if -- to open the SFAC in late June will be made once guidelines ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection is teaming up with the Front Line Appreciation Group of Summit to host a virtual 1-mile 'Superhero Fun Run' to support actual local Summit superheroes -- the front line healthcare workers and first responders -- on Saturday, May 23. Participation is free and all are ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Thanks to support from The Summit Foundation, Dr. Ian Drake of Montclair State University will be 'returning' to the Summit Free Public Library to deliver a virtual six-week lecture series -- 'American Presidential Elections: Past and Present' -- beginning on May 15. The series is the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Mayor Nora Radest is encouraging Summit residents to create and submit fun, informational videos highlighting the essential benefits of wearing a face covering in public. Each of three winning videos selected will be used Public Service Announcements on the City's YouTube, HTTV and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty (PPSIR) will host another video in a series that features "lifestyle mavens" providing helpful, uplifting messages during these difficult times caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The Video Series reinforces PPSIR's commitment to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There is no lyric that goes, "I'm dreaming of a white Mother's Day"... but that is nearly what the Hilltop City got as a "historic" bit of snow fell on the 07901 Saturday. The fact that it was historic was confirmed by Bill Goodman, a meteorologist with the National Weather ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Does your family have skills? Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation is providing a unique way to for Hilltop City households to show their creative sides as it prepares to again put the 'fun' in fundraiser as it stages the Summit 'Virtual Family Talent Show'. In the spirit of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There will be no parade through the streets of downtown and no accompanying ceremony on the Village Green as the City of Summit has announced that all Memorial festivities are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was, according to the City, made to protect the health ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Golfers won't be able to remove the flagsticks and the holes themselves are being referred to as "more bumper style than holes," but the Summit Municipal Golf Course -- aka 'The Muni' -- will open May 6. Due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak, pre-registration for tee times will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Educational Foundation’s 'Spring for Excellence' fundraiser is -- due to the coronavirus outbreak -- going virtual, with an online auction beginning April 30 at 10 a.m. that runs through May 2 at 9:30 p.m. The SEF's mission is "to maintain and enhance the high quality of ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is inviting families with children of all ages -- even those not currently involved in Scouting -- to join the 'National Camp-In' May 2. From camp-style cooking to campfire singalongs, the virtual day of fun brings the best parts of Scouting to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's annual 'Meet the Artist' new play reading series as well as its spring Inprov classes will now take place online. The new play series will be held on May 6, 13, and 20 and the Improv sessions for adults and teens will begin May 2 -- both via ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It is said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Given the adage, Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation and Peter Wallburg Studios recently collaborated to craft a 43,000-word story and, in the process, wrote another chapter in the Hilltop City's book of benevolence. In an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Calling it "essential for both farmers and participating businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis," Summit Mayor Nora Radest personally reached out to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s office to gain approval to open the Summit Farmers Market. According to the Mayor, not ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library has created help line to answer a range of questions that Summit residents may have while people are under 'stay-at-home' orders and the Library is closed. Residents can call 908-273-0350, then touch option 3, and they will get connected to a Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Thanks to overwhelming support by the community, the Overlook Auxiliary and NP Twig 10's 'Hope and Gratitude' lawn sign initiative has reached its goal of generating the necessary funds to acquire a XENEX sterilization machine for Overlook Medical Center, thanks to more than 2,000 sign ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - St. Teresa of Avila Parish’s / American Red Cross annual 'Good Friday Blood Drive' was -- despite being conducted during extremely trying times -- supported with gusto by the community, generating more 50 donors and nearly as many pints of whole blood. Drives such as the St. Teresa ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare and The Film Society of Summit will co-host a Virtual Panel Discussion of the international hit comedy 'The Farewell' on April 21 at 7 p.m. Appearing via Zoom, the panelists will include the film's composer Alex Weston, along with Dr. Betty Lim, and Yvette Vieira ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty (PPSIR) will host the third video in a series that features "lifestyle mavens" providing helpful, uplifting messages during these difficult times caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The Video Series reinforces PPSIR's commitment to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - All that is missing from this year's 'National Library Week' theme of 'Find the Library at Your Place' are the words Dewey Decimal System Not Required. The annual celebration will take place April 19-25 and feature a theme that has been tweaked by the America Library Association ...

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