Vivid Stage receives several grants in support of season

Vivid Stage receives several grants in support of season

SUMMIT, NJ — Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Ave., Summit, is the recipient of several grants for a variety of programs and productions in the 2023-2024 season. A Union County Community Arts Grant, created by the Union County Board of County Commissioners, was received for the fall production of “Grief […]

TryCAN hosts its annual MLK Day of Service for special needs children and their mentors

TryCAN hosts its annual MLK Day of Service for special needs children and their mentors

SUMMIT, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a great day of community at the Summit Community Center. The Summit Department of Community Programs hosted two events for TryCAN community members and prospective mentors during their annual MLK Day of Service. TryCAN coordinates inclusive recreation and social development programs for children with special needs. […]

Toys for Tots has successful 2023 holiday toy drive

Toys for Tots has successful 2023 holiday toy drive

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Policemen’s Benevolent Association No. 55 and Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association No. 54 hosted the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots holiday toy drive, with support from the Summit Police Department and Summit Fire Department. An estimated 1,246 toys were donated this year. The toys were picked up on […]

Summit Police Department implements Blue Envelope Program

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Police Department has implemented the Blue Envelope Program, a new countywide program to help people with autism spectrum disorder during a motor vehicle stop. The primary goal of the program is to assist drivers with ASD with document organization and to educate them about what to do during interactions with […]

Reeves-Reed Arboretum honors generous donor with tree dedication

Reeves-Reed Arboretum honors generous donor with tree dedication

SUMMIT, NJ — Reeves-Reed Arboretum recently had a special tree dedication ceremony in honor of the generosity of Pamela Hauptfleisch. She bequeathed a legacy gift to the arboretum and was very involved with the organization in its early years as a non-profit public arboretum. The tree dedication on Wednesday, Sept. 27, celebrated the invaluable contributions […]

Police department offers a quarterly self-defense class for women

Police department offers a quarterly self-defense class for women

SUMMIT, NJ — Forty women signed up for a self-defense class on Wednesday, Nov. 15. And there’s a waiting list for future classes, which are offered quarterly. The Summit Police Department offers classes in self-defense for women ages 16 to 60 in the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School gymnasium. Classes are taught by Summit […]

Plays By Neighbors raises funds for local residents experiencing food insecurity

Plays By Neighbors raises funds for local residents experiencing food insecurity

SUMMIT, NJ — Plays By Neighbors, a fundraising theatrical event, recently took place at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. The event featured original short plays written and performed by professional New Jersey artists. Produced by Nick Gandiello for Neighborhood Beacon, donations came from attendees to help Springfield and Union residents who are challenged with […]

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