Hilltop Happenings Top Stories

April 24, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The acclaimed and popular Summit Farmers Market will begin its 2019 season April 28, with a host of returning vendors, several new brands offering their creations, and an enhanced commitment to be even greener than ever. The Market, open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday through ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Our House Foundation will host its 20th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk in Summit on May 11, beginning at 10 a.m.. The event, headquartered on the Village Green, welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library Giant Jewelry Sale will be held April 27 and 28 at the Summit Free Public Library. Shoppers will be greeted by a huge selection of both fine and costume jewelry. with all proceeds benefiting the Friends, an organization which provides ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Helping to make an important decision a much easier one, The Connection will host a Summer Camp Parent Information Night on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., for families who need more information about camp before they register and also for those that have already signed ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - They may be 'running for the roses' at Churchill Downs on May 4, but Hilltop City residents will be fishing for fun and fame at the town's 'Muni' that same day -- and the following day, too -- when the Summit Department of Community Programs and the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is giving the community the opportunity to have its say on what musical act will headline the Arts + Cars event on September 15. Cover band options are Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Beatlemania, Frankie Valli, Billy Joel, and Jimmy Buffet. Residents can vote by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Lennon and McCartney. Scooby Doo and Shaggy. Martin and Lewis. Batman and Robin. Bed & Breakfast. Thunder and lightning. Wayne & Garth. Martin and Lewis. There are many iconic duos that bring out the best in one another, however few pairings in the culinary world are more ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Lions Club will host its annual 'Kentucky Derby Party' on Saturday, May 4, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Columbian Club. All are invited to attend the event, which will include watching the race followed by dinner catered by LaPastaria with music and dancing ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will offer up a 1970s-themed version of its annual 'Daffodil Day' celebration -- dubbed 'Flower Power' -- on Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Started in the early 1900s, the Arboretum's collection of more than 50,000 bulbs attracts visitors from throughout ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit will hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m., to benefit its Youth Mission Trip. The Church's youth  will travel to Leeds, ME, in June o build relationships and repair homes of those in need. Central Church organizes a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – For the 13th year, the City of Summit will hold its annual 'Earth Day Clean-Up', wherein community members, individuals and groups volunteer to help beautify City parks and open spaces. This year's event will take place on April 27, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and include the following ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One can be a member of House Targaryen or House Lannister, fancy themselves to be the King of North or the Lord's Commander of the Night Watch, or even own a kingdom's supply of dragonglass. All will be welcomed at the Avila Room at Summit's Saint Teresa of Avila Church on April 19, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Market, which epitomizes the adage that one person's trash is another's treasure, is back for 2019 with two upcoming spring dates -- April 27 and May 4 -- at the City of Summit Transfer Station. The Free Market will be in operation from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on each of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The Connection Dance Team got its season off to a sizzling start, enjoying big success at the 'Starpower Talent Competition' in Sparta, their first competition of the season. Dancers ages 5 and up had the opportunity to shine as they took the stage and experienced the rewarding ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Ten thousand plastic eggs, each filled with a candy or toy goodie, will be spread across Summit's Village Green on April 6 as the Summit PAL and City of Summit Department of Community Programs host the annual Summit Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny bunny will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Every year, to celebrate Earth Day -- with an educational twist and more than a modicum -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum hosts the 'Amazing Arboretum Challenge - Earth Day Edition' a scavenger hunt of sorts on the Arboretum's grounds for kids ages 6 up that teaches the youngsters ways on how ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will be hosting a number of programs for children, teens, and adults to celebrate 'National Library Week', which this year is set for April 7-13 and features a theme of Libraries = Strong Communities. The 'National Library Week' activities ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Film Society of Summit, in partnership with and the Visual Arts Center of NJ, will present 'Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso', on April 5, beginning at 7 p.m. The screening is the second in the organizations' joint 2019 Art Documentary Series.  Mary Birmingham, curator at the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will conduct a free history grant writing workshop at Summit's Reeves-Reed Arboretum on Wednesday, April 17, from 5 - 6p.m. All Union County-based nonprofit organizations and other civic organizations are invited to attend ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will honor five local citizens and a one local organization at its 20th Annual 'Summit Good Scout Awards Dinner'. This 2019 honorees -- Patrick Angelo, Deborah Belfatto, Bill Brandstatter, the late Miles MacMahon, Donna Puzella, and Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 'Early Bird' pricing sign-up window for The Connection's Summer Camps will end on April 1. 'Early Bird' pricing allows families to save $20 per week on weekly day camps that begin June 24 and run through August 23 for children ages 3 and up.   'Early Bird' pricing can also be ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club is seeking books and other media donations for its six-day annual April Book Sale. The books must be in good condition and packed in bags or small boxes.  Donations can be brought to the American Legion Post No. 433 -- located at 357 Elkwood Avenue -- ...

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SUMMIT NJ  - Three weeks shy of just his sixth birthday in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein tragically lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more than 80 units ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Film Society of Summit will host the New Jersey premiere of 'My Dinner With Alan: A Sopranos Session' on Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Following the screening, there will be a discussion between 'The Sopranos Sessions' co-authors Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz and 'My Dinner ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Joining with libraries, schools, museums, colleges, makerspaces, businesses and other community locations throughout the Garden State -- all of whom will be part of a statewide celebration of making and the maker culture --  the Summit Free Public Library (SFPL) will, on March 23, be a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's downtown design-centric businesses are ready to provide community members the solutions they are seeking for the their spring and summer design projects, partnering with Summit Downtown, Inc. to host 'Design Day' on April 4, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 'Design Day' sees ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) -- founded Formed in 1996 by Summit parents who recognized the gap between District funding and the ability to stage successful productions -- will host its 12th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 30, at Summit High School ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library is launching two programs that are geared for those who are interested in exploring world affairs or learning more about some of the most critical issues facing America. Great Decisions Discussion Group Great Decisions, a program established by the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Formed by the wife of Summit’s first mayor, The Fortnightly Club of Summit was established in 1893 and met on a fortnight -- every fourteen nights or two weeks. The Club purchased their 'Twin Maples' clubhouse in 1949 for $27,000. Fast forward and now the Club is celebrating its ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Summit Toastmasters' semi-annual speech contest will be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 8 - 10 p.m., with the public invited to listen to members compete in two categories: best speaker and best evaluator. The contest will be held in the fellowship room of Summit's United Methodist ...

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