Summit Snaps

December 10, 2018

Franklin Elementary School students Grace Madden, Florence Chapman, Lola Masyra, Stella Masyra and Zach Battistella -- all members of the school's 'Kindness Crew' and lead organizers of the Franklin's 'Toys for Tots' Drive -- load some of the 220 toys collected through initiative into a car for ...

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Members and Sustainers of the Junior League of Summit, along with families whose children the 'Keys 2 Success' program serves, were joined by other 'Keys 2 Success' supporters at a benefit concert for the program at Christ Church in Summit. Launched in 2016 by Julliard-trained classical ...

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Arriving to the Village Green in high style via a City Fire Department rig, Kris Kringle made what has become a Hilltop Holiday tradition -- his annual pre-flight visit to Summit. In addition to posing for photos with all the good little boys and girls -- and listening to each of ...

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Summit middle schoolers Marek Muzyka and Anna Heil rehearse for the upcoming Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, with performances set for November 30 and December 1, at 7:30 p.m. each evening, in the LCJSMS Auditorium. The minimalist staging ...

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The NASDAQ tower in Times Square served as a clarion call to millions of passers-by when it lit up with a message to support The Connection in Summit on 'Giving Tuesday'. Entering its seventh year and held annually on the heels of the commercially-potent 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday', ...

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Thousands of luminaries casting a gorgeous glow over the Hilltop City on Christmas Eve is one of many moments that make the holidays special in Summit. The Annual Summit Luminary Fund Project, which began 36 years ago, has grown into a successful community effort which raised more than $77,000 for ...

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Ninety-one-year-old Al Kessler (seated) -- who has worked in SAGE Eldercare's furniture restoration workshop for two decades -- and his family gather at 'Age Out Loud', an event that raised awareness about SAGE’s role as an important community resource and the need for services and programs to help ...

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Lauren Ettinger, yearbook advisor, Rachel Quartuccio, Cecelia Webb and Stefanie Jurista, yearbook advisor, proudly display the Garden State Scholastic Press Association GOLD Award they earned for the 2017-18 Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School yearbook, which featured the theme of 'Color Outside ...

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A grant from the Summit Educational Foundation enabled Summit High School's peer leaders to spend a entire day participating in team building and problem solving activities at Camp Nyoda Hills in Oak Ridge, building trust, unity, and enhancing their leadership skills. Led by advisors Amy Herber, ...

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Members and friends of the Recycling Advisory Committee  -- including Chris Lijoi, Jackie Kondel, Marjorie Fox, Chris Sprague, Karen Raihofer, Rob Selwyn, Richard Williams, Markus Gokan and Cole Model -- set collection bins for used tennis balls at the Tatlock Field tennis courts. All fuzzy orbs ...

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Frank Pannacchione, dressed a intergalactic speed racer -- complete with Star Wars Speeder Bike -- took First Place in the Mayor's Choice category as part of the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) and Summit Department of Community Programs' Halloween Day Parade and costume contest. Hundreds of ...

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Summit Fire Department members Firefighter Brian Tavis, Firefighter Christopher Esposito, Firefighter Dwight Nichols, Firefighter Gabriel Iannella, Lieutenant James Pignatello, and Battalion Chief Henry Clint Evers are honored by the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for rescue efforts ...

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Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty sales associate Betty Ann Lecky admires the artistic skills of Hilltop City kids that turned out to paint pumpkins at the Sotheby's Summit office. The Gauguins of the Gourd were supplied with complimentary pumpkins, paints, and brushes that ...

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Steve Schroeder, Jamal Boyer, Nick Curiale, Carl Demuth, Coach Brad Paxson, Kerron Venable, Curt Zimmermann, Ian Paxson and Robert Bickel, all members of the 1993 State Championship Hilltopper Football Team, recently gathered on the sidelines at the annual 'Friday Night Lights' Summit High School ...

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Father Kevin Valle of St. Teresa of Avila Parish presents a donation to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad President John Buscaino and Squad Recording Secretary Katherine Ganger. St. Teresa of Avila is encouraging all Summit residents to consider a donation to the Summit Volunteer First Aid ...

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Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees ...

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Summit's Wilson Primary Center this month opened its first school garden with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included the entire staff and student body in attendance. The garden was made possible through contributions and grants from Atlantic Health System, the Summit Educational Foundation, and ...

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Summit Deputy Fire Chief Donald Nelson, Mayor Nora Radest, Common Council Members Matthew Gould and Beth Little, Member Gould, Firefighters Iannella and Mammone, along with members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad greeted the public at an Open House held at the SFD's Headquarters on Broad ...

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Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team captains Kelsey Space, left, and Keegan Mayer stopped into Revivify in the Hilltop City for some well-earned 'R & R' -- Recovery and Rejuvenation -- which they're gonna need because their Union County Tournament journey is far from over. That's ...

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Overlook Medical Center president Alan Lieber, left, and Christopher Amalfitano, M.D., chairman of Overlook’s emergency department, hopped aboard stationary exercise bikes in the hospital lobby, raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association's 2108 Heart Walk. The 'ride' was part ...

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Hilltop City resident Grant Powell stands triumphant, blue ribbon in one hand and his award-winning concoction in the other, after his Original Tomato Salsa -- featuring ingredients the avid gardener grows in his own home garden -- was judged tops in the Summit Farmers Market Salsa ...

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Summit High School Varsity Football captains Dom Yorio, Jack Kelly, Jackson Tyler and Max Jackson recently visited Revivify in Summit where Revivify wellness technician Rimoun Hanna assisted the 'Fearsome Foursome' with their post-game recovery programs. The Hilltoppers have just finished an ...

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The Hilltop City has always been keen on public art, with large-format, outdoor murals -- like the recently installed historic streetscape photo on a wall adjacent to Union Place off Summit Avenue -- recently joining the picture. Now, members of the community -- including Cristina Adragna, Erika ...

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Christie Engel, former Franklin PTO President, and Janice Tierney, the school's principal, do the honors as a new, privately-funded playground is official opened at Franklin Elementary School. The ribbon-cutting was held during the school's annual Back-to-School Barbecue event, and featured ...

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Summit High School senior Jacob Roncallo has partnered with New Eyes for the Needy on his Eagle Scout project, collecting eye gasses from the Hilltop City and surrounding communities, ultimately giving the gift of sight to those in need. Roncallo has set up a drop box located in the front lobby ...

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The United Way of Greater Union County's annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign -- which gifts donated backpacks and school supplies to Union County kids so that they can start their school year ready to learn -- culminated at The Connection in Summit with an event serving children in The Connection’s ...

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There is hosting an Art Show and then there is putting on an Art Show. Summit Downtown, Inc. (SD) is going to do both on September 16. The Hilltop City is set to join other New Jersey towns in mural mania through installation of a large mural which will reproduce a historic photo of Union Place ...

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In solemn commemoration, the City of Summit held its annual 9/11 observance ceremony immediately outside Summit Fire Department Headquarters. What follows are excerpts of remarks from Summit Mayor Nora Radest and Summit Fire Chief Eric Evers: Mayor Nora Radest "We remain forever changed by ...

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John Buscaino, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad President, and Kari Phair, its Chief, accept a proclamation from Summit Mayor Nora Radest designating September as 'Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month' in the Hilltop City. The Squad, formed on July 28, 1962, currently has 85 regular and junior ...

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Summit resident Spencer Bridges stands alongside Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) upon the completion of Bridges' internship in the lawmaker's s Capitol Hill office. Bridges, a member of the Morristown-Beard Class of 2017, is a rising sophomore at The University of Southern California where he ...

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