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April 17, 2019

Believing  that everyone has the ability to help someone else, 'Color A Smile' has -- for the past 25 years -- distributed more than 1 million drawings to senior citizens, troops overseas and anyone in need of a smile. Founded on the premise that cheerful drawings put smiles on people’s faces ...

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Summit High School Head Football Coach Kevin Kostibos along with assistant coaches John Liberato and Dan Wollman are flanked by John Fiore, head of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association and Rutgers University Head Football Coach Chris Ash as the Hilltoppers were honored for their 2018 State ...

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Summit Fire Department Chief Eric Evers, Battalion Chief Clint Evers, Firefight Chris Esposito, Firefighter Lonn Mullen and Lieutenant Ken Jenks recently helped SAGE Eldercare deliver hot meals to elderly area citizen's a part of SAGE's Meal on Wheels, a program established in 1966, making it ...

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Three members of 'Big Blue' -- Summit resident and quarterback Eli Manning, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, and 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year running back Saquon Barkley -- dropped by Tatlock Park for a spring workout where they were greeted by Summit High School Football Czar Kevin ...

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Summit's Antonietta LaVecchia, Amy Cairns and Mary Zimmerman were three of the 11 Union County residents named recipients of the 2019 Union County Women of Excellence Award, receiving the honor recently at the 27th Annual Women of Excellence Awards gala dinner in Clark. The Women of Excellence ...

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Courtesy of a grant from the Summit Educational Foundation, Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir -- under the direction of Dr. Patrick Gardner -- recently visited Lincoln-Hubbard, Washington, and Brayton Elementary schools, where select fifth grade chorus students, in each of the three schools, were treated ...

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The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has received a $4,000 grant from the Junior League of Summit to assist with the purchase of digital radios -- gear that will be compatible with other communications systems used by first responders in Summit and the surrounding area. The upgrade -- which ...

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Summit Fire Department firefighter Thomas Penn stands at the finish line of the 'Fight for Air Climb', an annual event benefiting the American Lung Association recently held in Newark. Wearing full protective gear, firefighter Penn climbed 27 stories, completing 504 steps in 6:08. Overall, the ...

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Summit Mayor Nora Radest stopped by Washington Elementary School to speak with fourth graders from Troop 41253, talking about her role as mayor, what inspired her to run for office, a few of the challenges she has faced during her time as the Hilltop City's top elected official, and some of the ...

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Summit Mayor Nora Radest once again unveils her super-sized ceremonial shears to herald the opening of Ani Ramen House. Radest was joined by Ani Ramen Partner Israel Jiles, Ani Ramen Chef & Partner Julian Valencia, Ani Ramen Partner Luck Sarabhayavanija, Summit Council Member Stephen Bowman; ...

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The Summit Basketball Club's 4th grade boy's travel squad defeted Bridgewater, 38-32, to claim the Jersey Basketball Association League Championship. Coached by Joe DeLong and Matthew Post and managed by Claire DeLong. the title-winning team includes Owen Fagan, Ben DeLong, Tim Iacovelli, Zack ...

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Students in The Connection’s AfterSchool program at Jefferson Elementary School spent time working on kindness projects to spread joy to others as part of a celebration of 'Random Acts of Kindness Day'. Kindness is often a topic at the school: with teachers finding that the best way to teach ...

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Congressman Thomas Malinowski (NJ-07) joined Edward Roman, Quinn Butler and Other Fellow First Foundation Trustees Jordan Glatt and Brett Haire for lunch at the Foundation's 'home' -- the Summit Diner. Malinowski was meeting with Edward Roman to see if he could offer any assistance to Summit ...

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Summit resident Quinn Butler accepts a Certificate of Recognition from Summit Mayor Nora Radest at the March 5 Summit Common Council meeting, during which time the Council's Members gave the 18-year-old Newark Academy senior a standing ovation. Butler took the initiative to start a GoFundMe page ...

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Karen Zimmerman, Awards Committee Chair for the New Jersey Recreation & Parks Association (NJRPA) and Bill Foelsch, NJRPA President, salute former City of Summit Common Council Member Dr. Robert Rubino, who was named the recipient of the organization's Fay Matheson Award for outstanding work by ...

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Clients from the SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day program participate in a video -- which was produced by the Visual Arts Center of Jersey (VACNJ) and will be shown at the VACNJ's spring gala -- showcasing the 'Art from the Heart' program. 'Art from the Heart' is made possible by a grant from the Summit ...

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Summit Mayor Nora Radest joined Lynn Robertson-Hotz, Andrea Cruise and Ann-Marie Aymer at the Summit Free Public Library to help ring in the Year of the Pig, enjoying a colorful and festive Culture Fair which concluded a week's worth of activities celebrating Chinese New Year. The Culture Fair ...

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Summit Mayor Nora Radest, with oversized ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors in tow, celebrates the opening of The Co-Co in Summit along with the business' principals Lynne Pagano, Lauren Decker, Suzanne Willian, Christine Gilfillan and Suzanne Spero. The Co-Co is a collaborative co-learning and ...

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Presented by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs' Music for All Seasons, and made possible, in part, by a History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands (HEART) grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Jazz vocalist and  pianist / composer Lou Watson performed a ...

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Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School sixth grade 'Cereal Bowl' Competitors Samantha Cooper, Keira Borst, Juliet Ho, Saaniya Alangad, Nikita Shevyakov, and Christopher Smith gather to commemorate the nearly 1.500 boxes of the breakfast staple collected at the school. The school's homerooms ...

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Emily Mimms, Vice President of Development for the Summit Area YMCA, presents a progress report on the Summit Area YMCA's expansion plans to a group real estate agents at an event hosted by Lois Schneider Realtor. Rob Radest, Capital Campaign Chair of the Summit Area YMCA and longtime Y ...

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A traditional Chinese dance performance was one of many theatrical elements highlighting the 2019 Summit Chinese New Year Celebration, hosted by the Summit Chinese American Association (SCAA), in the Auditorium at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Celebrating the 'Year of the Pig', the ...

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Summit Fire Department Deputy Chief Donald Nelson, left, and Chief Eric Evers join members of the U.S. Coast Guard -- stationed in Bayonne -- as the Hilltop City's fire fighting leadership delivered the gift cards the Department collected via a recent drive. All told, more than 70 gift cards ...

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Summit Mayor Nora Radest congratulations Summit Chief of Police Robert Weck on receiving the 'Keeper of the Dream Award' in a ceremony that was part of the City's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Justice, Equity and Service to Others. Weck, along with fellow honorees The Connection, Pastor Glady ...

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Celebrating 40 years of 'Kids Running for Kids', David Rosen - Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture and Design, Karen Schneider - Lois Schneider Realtor President, Jennifer Wetzel - Tot Trot Co-Chair, Jennifer Richter - Tot Trot Co- Chair, and Kevin Engmann - Children's Dyslexia Centers of New ...

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The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad headquarters was the site as 50 new TyrCan mentors were trained in how to interact and assist children with unique needs. Hosted by the Summit Department of Community Programs, the session featured the largest number of new trainees ever  to be involved in ...

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