Hilltop Happenings

August 5, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Team honchos Tom Kenny and Tim Simo are set to host the annual 'Little Hilltoppers Basketball Camp' August 9 - 12 at the Summit High School Auxiliary Gym. Camp sessions run daily from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Open to rising First through ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Market building at the City of Summit Municipal Transfer Station will be open on August 6, from 1 - 3 p.m., for residents to drop off items they wish to donate. All items must be 'yard sale quality' -- unbroken and contain all pieces needed for operation. No unsorted ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One of New Jersey's oldest continuously running community choirs, Summit Chorale will hold auditions for its 2021-22 season, with interested singers invited to audition on August 31 and September 7. Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church. Details about ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Benefiting new Summit Free Library programs, purchases and community outreach efforts, The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library will host is its Donated Jewelry Sale on August 7. The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. under a tent on the Library’s front lawn on Maple ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum has received a total of $35,000 in grants thanks to gifts received from the E.J. Grassman Trust, The Summit Foundation, The Summit Garden Club, and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). According to Arboretum Executive Director Jackie Kondel, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will host Summit’s annual 'National Night Out Against Crime' at the Village Green on August 3. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will include a variety of interactive displays and demonstrations from municipal, county, state, and federal-level law ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 'Hot Summer Nights' concert series and 'Screen on the Green' movie series both continue this coming week at Summit's Village Green. On July 27, 'Crash the Party' will take the stage at 7 p.m., playing all of today's hottest hits. Refreshments will be available from food trucks ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 15 Hilltop City restaurants and food businesses are participating in Summit's 12th Annual 'Restaurant Week', hosted by Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) and which runs through August 1. A continually-updated list of restaurants and food shops taking part -- each offering prix ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An 11-year veteran of the City of Summit Fire Department, John Bonczo is a new father, with he and wife Kristine now a family of three following the birth of their daughter Blair. It's likely that the day Blair entered the world is the most memorable life moment for John and his ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Amid the dark clouds of the pandemic, a silver lining emerged in the form of outdoor dining in downtown Summit. A program that began as an opportunity -- and, essentially, as a necessity -- to help restaurants through pandemic-caused shutdowns and indoor-seating capacity limitations ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - She's a sometimes bossy, but lovable, advice-giver-extraordinaire. She is Edwina Spoonapple, and she directs the neighborhood kids in her latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Directed by Matthew Green, with musical direction by Kyle Cao and choreography by Anna ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The next Summit Free Market will be held July 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City of Summit Transfer Station. Item drop off and shopping will be by appointment only. Summit residents with a Transfer Station permit will be able to sign up for a 30-minute time slot ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will, beginning July 9, host its latest 'Explore Your World Minicourse' entitled Extraordinary Lives in Revolutionary Times. The minicourse will be led by Dr. Philip Papas, a Senior Professor at Union County College where he teaches US History. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Getting the Hilltop City's Fourth of July festivities off to a rolling start, kids again bedazzled their bikes and participated in the Summit 'Decorated Bicycle Parade' at Memorial Field. The annual event shifts Summit's Independence Day festivities into high gear, and this year was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There were bands, food trucks and games, but the star of the show was The Show, as in the Fourth of July Fireworks display at the conclusion of the Hilltop City's Fourth of July celebration at Memorial Park. Like much of, well, everything, the 2020 show was shutdown by the pandemic ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Red, White, Blue... and you. Funded by residents and local businesses, the City of Summit's annual Fourth of July celebration will take place on Independence Day at Soldiers Memorial Field. The 74th incarnation of the community celebration will begin at 12 p.m. with a flag ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will close on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, for the Independence Day holiday. The Library's summer hours will be in effect the following day, July 6, and are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'Girls on the Run' has, for more than 25 years, provided life-changing after-school programming, inspiring girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions, while fostering care and compassion for self and others. The organization, whose evidence-based curricula is known for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School Class of 2020 alum Sebastián Heredia has been awarded the 2021 Patriots’ Path Sea Scout Leadership Award. Heredia earned his Eagle Rank in 2019, later earned the Silver Palm Award, and is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. He is a Sea Scout from Ship ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the first time in more than a year, The Film Society of Summit will offer a live matinée screening, showing the acclaimed film MINARI on June 23, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Oakes Center in Summit. Jess Kim, founder of Jess Bakeshop in Livingston, will lead a post-screening ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Five members of Summit Scout Troop 67 have been honored in a joint Eagle Court of Honor ceremony. The event, held at a private home in Summit saw Summit Mayor Nora Radest, Summit Common Council President Marjorie Fox, and Ward 2 Common Council Member Greg Vartan in attendance. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host a 'Meet The Artist' event neo-naturalist artist Pamela Casper on June 24, from 7-9 p.m. Casper's works are currently featured in 'EARTHSCAPES: Emerging to a Brighter Tomorrow', an exhibit on view through October 31 in the Arboretum's Wisner House ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -The City of Summit has designated Saturday, June 19, as a parking holiday in honor of Juneteenth. No fees will be required in municipal lots and garages -- or for on street parking. The following day -- from 8 - 11 a.m. -- Cars & Croissants returns, bringing hundreds of cars ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library, in celebration to the launch of its Summer Reading Program, will host a concert for residents -- young and old -- featuring children's singer Yosi, who will perform on the Village Green June 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Yosi's upbeat, punk / rock-infused ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Summit resident Hao Feng is among the artists whose works are included in The Newark Museum of Art's showcase '2021 New Jersey Art's Annual: ReVision and Respond'. The exhibit is the Museum's first showcase since reopening after being closed since March 2020 due to the ...

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MORRIS TWNSHP, NJ - Eighteen residents of Summit were among the 132 seniors who graduated from Delbarton School in Morris Township on June 6. Delbarton graduates received their diplomas from Delbarton Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB and heard an inspirational commencement address from Steve ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Pebble Players Youth Theater will once again be performing live at the Oakes Center, returning to present a pair of performances of 'Heroes vs. Villains on Broadway' on June 26-27. The show takes a fun look at some musical favorites featuring both good and the not-so-good guys and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - HTTV is back on the air after being shut down due to a flash flood from the June 8 storm. The channel suffered water damage on both the broadcasting and studio equipment and, while down, had directed viewers to its Youtube channel. Based in Summit, HTTV is a local 501(c)(3) ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Registration for the Summit Free Public Library's Summer Reading Program opens on June 14, with kids, teens, and adults able to take advantage of ‘Early Bird’ Registration that enables those enrolled in the program to get an early start on their summer reading The program officially ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - HTTV is currently down due to a flash flood from yesterday’s storm. The channel will be down until further notice as it is in the process of assessing the water damage on both the broadcasting and studio equipment. Viewers can find the reruns of Summit Council meetings and other ...

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