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Training Tomorrow’s Yogis The Spiritual and the Physical Aspects of Yoga


s yoga continues to grow in popularity, students, studios, community centers and corporations are requiring qualified teachers with professional training, not only within the exercise aspect of yoga, but with the Eastern spiritual disciplines as well. Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to find a school that provides you with this form of education. The American Yoga Academy at MONDO in downtown Summit offers an extensive yoga teacher training certification program right here. The foundational program incorporates key yogic principles while teaching methods of safe and effective instruction. As American Yoga Academy founder Claire E. Diab points out, “It’s more than a course. It’s an experience. It’s living yoga on the mat and off the mat.” The school focuses on what Diab calls ‘the whole philosophy.’ “Yoga is the union of the whole aspect of you—physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally,” she explains. “When you have that union within you, you feel the wholeness of everything in the universe.” To help prospective instructors communicate that awareness, the academy presents core concepts such as proper breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques, nutritional guidelines, and ethical behavior. It also teaches the benefits and safety of postures, modifications according to student’s level and experience, and principals of anatomy and physiology. The foundational yoga training is designed to qualify entry-level and intermediate students to competently teach beginning and intermediate yoga. The advanced program delves deeper into all aspects of yoga and prepares students to teach more advanced levels.

Prospective yoga instructors, according to Beth Baxley, Director of Sales and Marketing, come from all walks of life. “Our students include doctors, lawyers, business professionals, physical therapists, and healthcare practitioners,” she says. “Everyone is looking for a more integrative approach to health and well-being.” With more than 30 years of experience in training yoga teachers, Diab knows that the best way to learn how to teach yoga is to immerse yourself completely in a yogic lifestyle and practice so that your teaching comes from your deep personal experience. Diab began her teacher-training program in New Jersey, initiating the yoga program at the Summit YMCA. Realizing that she needed others to help her teach the quickly expanding and very popular program, she started training others, and like any committed yoga teacher, Diab has continued her own yoga education. Two of her greatest influencers are Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon, with whom she co-created The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga program at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. She continues to work professionally as lead educator of the Chopra Centers Yoga Teacher Training Program and serves on its advisory board. For long time yoga practitioners and teachers in training at the academy, yoga is an ongoing process of continual self-discovery. ‘It’s more than a course—it’s a spiritual experience,” Diab concludes, “that transforms our lives forever.” 973-731-9960 •


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Independence Day Celebration - Thursday, July 3

ummer is a time for outdoor activities and lots of music. In the three communities of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights, concerts are scheduled both indoors and out. There are also outdoor movies, feasts, festivals, fairs, fireworks and more. Herewith a partial listing of family-friendly activities you can enjoy this summer. (Also check the Summer Calendar in this issue for more listings.)

Along South Street (South Street closed from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue) Festivities begin at 7 pm with DJ John Souren, Juggler Will Shaw, “Chalk on South Street” for kids of all ages (get a free bucket of chalk to create art and messages on the street), and a Spectacular Fireworks Display at 9:30 pm Visit

Summit Hot Summer Nights Concerts - Tuesdays at 7 on the Village Green, Broad Street

• July 8: Beatlemania Again – plus the movie “A Hard Day’s Night” • July 15: 52nd Street - 6-piece Billy Joel tribute band

Berkeley Heights

• July 22: The Bridesmaids - 8-piece Girl Power band; Summit’s Community Night will feature local non-profits promoting their organizations

Concerts in the Park - Wednesdays at 7:30 in Memorial Park • July 17: Parrot Beach – Jimmy Buffet-style entertainment • July 24: Big Band Evolution – 18-piece band plays recent and current hits • July 31: The Infernos – New Jersey’s premier, high-energy 11-piece band plays your favorites

• July 29: Brian Kirk & the Jirks –high energy and lots of fun

“Screen on the Green” Outdoor Movie Series, -

Thursday evenings on the Village Green, Broad Street Pre-movie Dance Parties hosted by Summit Soundz begin at 8 pm and movies begin at dusk. Movies start at 8:15 or at dusk; free popcorn and water!

Movies in the Park - in Memorial Park Movies start at 8:15 or at dusk; free popcorn and water! • Thursday, July 18: Hotel Transylvania • Friday, August 8: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Visit

• July 24: Despicable Me 2 (PG) - hilarious madness and unpredictable adventure • July 31: Free Birds (PG) - Two turkeys travel back in time to change the course of history

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel • July 12-16: Annual feast features Fairground on Mt. Carmel Field, Springfield Avenue, open each night at 6 with local entertainment, foods, rides, games, and raffles. • July 16: Procession at 8 am through Berkeley Heights

*Food Drive - Guests on this night are encouraged to support the NJ Food Bank by bringing canned goods and other nonperishable items. • August 7: Babe (G) - Classic film about a pig raised by sheepdogs who learns to herd sheep

Spectacular Fireworks Display • July 16: 11 pm on Mt. Carmel Field, finale of the Mt. Carmel feast; Fireworks Display courtesy of the Santore family and Garden State Fireworks. For information and admission tickets, visit

7:30 pm at Centennial Park • July 10: 1910 Fruitgum Company • July 17: The David Cedeno Band • July 24: Cindy Gelormini • Tuesday, August 5: National Night Out program Free concerts will include face painting and magician Simon Mandell to entertain the kids, along with free hot dogs from Prestige Diner and ice cream from Zita’s.

The Diddy Dive-In Movie - at the Summit Family Aquatic Center,

100 Ashwood Avenue • August 14: The Croods (PG) - the first modern family to set out on a family road trip

New Providence “Family Fun Night” Summer Concerts - Thursdays at

• August 14: The Croods (PG) - the first modern family to set out on a family road trip

Fourth of July at Soldier’s Memorial Field Myrtle Avenue and Ashland Road Full day of events, beginning at 9:45 with a Flag Raising Ceremony, Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade, Polka Dot in Concert, rides and amusements and food, The Kootz in Concert, and the City Services Softball Game; at 7:45 pm, The Cameos in Concert and at 9:15, the Grand Fireworks Display Visit


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In The Schools Sponsored by the Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation

Kent Place Primary and Middle School Students Headed To National Math League Competition Kent Place School, an independent, non-sectarian day school for girls and young women, is pleased to announce that eight of its Primary and Middle School students have advanced to the National Math League Competition in Houston, Texas. Recently, twenty-two Kent Place third through sixth graders participated in the NJ State Math League Competition in Englewood. The Math League Competition is an international competition that tests mental math, computation and problem solving skills.

Kanengiser, Anya Kumar, Nika Naumovich, Kiley Parker, Sonia Parmar, Catherine Pothier, Elsie Shi and Alexandra Vieser.

Kent Place Math League Team

The following students competed in the state competition - grade 3: Nupur Ballal, Maria Grouev and Ann-Sophie Kraemer; grade 4: Trisha Bala, Stella Gilbert, Anyra Kapoor and Miranda Lorsbach; grade 5: Libby Benou, Elizabeth Mastrangelo, Alayo Oloko and Elizabeth Wyshner; Grade 6: Tara Balan, Margo Costigan, Eleanor

The following students are invited to the national competition - grade 3: Nupur Ballal (2nd place), Maria Grouev (3rd place) and Ann-Sophie Kraemer (8th place); grade 4: Anyra Kapoor (9th place); grade 6: Kiley Parker (7th place) and Alexandra Vieser (8th place).

The grade 6 team Nika Naumovich, Kiley Parker, Elsie Shi and Alexandra Vieser - received a 3rd place. Congratulations to all participants! For more information about Kent Place School, visit

Classroom Document Cameras Installed in Summit Schools Thanks to a grant from the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF), the Summit School district has deployed 90 document cameras in all schools with more sets to be installed soon. A document camera connected to a projector provides teachers with an easily accessible and versatile piece of technology to present information in a multitude of ways that are simply not available with an overhead projector. This equipment can be used to project pages from a book, provide a close-up peak at elements from a science experiment, and even take pictures and videos. Some other examples of how the document camera and projector can be used include highlighting important information in printed text, projecting physical manipulatives onto the board while students use them to problem-solve, projecting real specimens in science lab, and displaying real items

instead of photos or diagrams. Douglas Orr, the district Supervisor of Technology, explains, “I see the document camera as a fairly simple means for teachers to quickly share visual information with students. Since the document camera can both show live video as well as take still pictures, it is a versatile tool for the classroom. By enhancing the teacher’s ability to quickly and easily share information, they provide versatile and important capabilities for teachers in their everyday tasks.” For more information about SEF, visit

Franklin second grader Anderson Wise makes use of the document camera.

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New Jersey Idea Competition Sponsored in Part by Summit Patent Law Firm (From and the Independent Press)

challenges New Jersey youths to think outside the box and conceive original, innovative ideas,” said Richard Gearhart, founder of Gearhart Law. The contest is a terrific way to practice meeting realworld needs and, hopefully, we’ll be working with some of these young ladies and gentlemen in the coming years.”

Winners have been announced in an annual, statewide competition among New Jersey high school students charged with the mandate of coming up with the state’s best ideas. Organized by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship, the 2014 New Jersey Idea Competition accepted submissions from more than 500 Garden State high schools and was sponsored in part by Gearhart Law, a Summit-based legal firm specializing in intellectual property.

James Barrood, Executive Director of the nationally-recognized Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at FDU said, “The objective is to foster an entrepreneurial mindset among New Jersey’s high school students. We want to recognize those who develop the brightest and most commercially feasible ideas. They are, after all, the future leaders of our state.”

Students were challenged to brainstorm innovative business ideas, whose creativity and economic viability were then judged by a panel that included The winners of the 11th annual NJ Idea Competition both FDU professors and New Jersey business experts. Selected business proposals were The winner (in the Central NJ Region) in The awarded cash prizes and recognized at an awards Collection’s readership area is Kristen Plate from from northern, central and southern New Jersey schools ceremony hosted by the University’s Rothman Institute of Kent Place School — 500? Yes, Please! Congratulations and additional prizes were awarded for ideas related to Entrepreneurship at the Silberman College of Business. to Kristen! social innovation and sustainability. Four finalists and eight semi-finalists each were chosen “It’s a true privilege to be involved in a competition that

Lego Mindstorms Robotics at Summit’s Franklin School Thanks to a grant from the Summit Educational Foundation, thirty 3rd-5th graders at Franklin School participated in an after school program working with Lego Mindstorms Robotics. Working in groups of three, the young engineers spent time creating robots by carefully following the directions. Then each group learned how to use the program to make their robot follow commands. The challenge was to program the robot to follow a pattern and move across the rug. Each group was successful in making their robots move! Gianna explained, “I made a puppy robot that actually acted like a puppy! It barked and did tricks. While programming my robot there was a glitch and I was able to fix it. I made a shorter program and checked the ports; then I went back to my old program and put it in a different order and it worked!” Daniel added, “Robotics is amazing! You build a Lego Robot, you program it and it can do basically anything.” Thomas was also enthusiastic, saying, “I love robotics. You can build your robot and get creative.”

Pictured with their robots are Samantha Barbato and Lizzy Washburn

Ms. Loreli Stochaj, the Librarian at Franklin School and the grant author, reported that, “The Lego Mindstorms Robotics exceeded my expectations. I loved the collaborative atmosphere; the teams of three really worked hard to build their robots, sharing their findings once they started to program the robots. We all learned from each other.”

Thomas Henry with his robot creation

To find out more about SEF, visit

Fifth Graders Showcase Experiments During Annual Science Fair The Kent Place Class of 2021 recently showcased their science skills at the annual Fifth Grade Science Fair. After working on their projects for several weeks, students presented their experiments and results to faculty, family and fellow students. In preparation for the Science Fair, students designed their own experiments while following the scientific process to collect data in an ethical manner. After analyzing their collected data, they drew conclusions based on their research and

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results, then designed presentations to share with their peers. The students all used seeds or plants for their experiments. Student projects included examining germination rates between frozen and unfrozen seeds, how different sources of water affect germination rates, the affect of wind on seedlings and how gravity impacts plant growth. For more information about the Kent Place Primary School, visit primary.

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Fifth grade students Zoe Campbell, Gabrielle Moore and Jade Heningburg present their experiment “Through the Dye of Plants”

Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors is a Winner!


he Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center announced the winners of its Mansion in May 2014 Tulip Award, and New Providence’s Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors, Ltd was one of three businesses recognized with this highest honor. Visitors to Mansion in May chose the winners by casting ballots for their favorite interior and exterior spaces at the end of their tours. “All of our interior and landscape designers have done a spectacular job, and we are so grateful for their participation in this year’s Mansion in May…” said Prudence Pigott, co-chair of Mansion in May 2014. Christie Gisser, cochair, added, “Our guests truly had a tough time choosing their favorite spaces from the many beautiful rooms.”

understated space.” Mansion in May is the preeminent designer showhouse in the New Jersey-New York area, generally held every other year. It is a fundraiser for Morristown Medical Center (Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit two causes at MMC’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital: an expanded pediatric intensive care unit and a new autism and child development center.) and is known for presenting the area’s most unique and historic mansions, restored through the work of top interior and landscape designers.

According to From left, Mary La Vecchia, Virginia Liberato, Rachel Kapner, Gary Interior Space Tulip Kapner, Lois Darling, Anthony Sblendorio, Christie Gisser, Prudence Pigott. Award winners, Rachel Kapner, Lois Other Featured Mansion In May Designers Darling, Mary La Vecchia and Virginia Liberato of CW&I, the plan for “Deco in Bloom” was inspired by American Art Deco designs. By using the roots of the past and planting current objects, the design team created a bedroom with all the characteristics of linear glamour broken up by curved ornamental elements. Rachel explained, “This bedroom is a symbol of growth in a design which has been awakened in 2014, with shades of pink in bloom. We are so pleased to have been selected for our second Tulip Award, and Blairsden is such an inspirational home that it made it easy for us to create a glamorous, yet Pereaux Interior Design

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Hope Sferra Interiors, Inc.

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In The Community Sponsored by HomeTowne Television

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates Ready to Provide Emergency Support The City of Summit Office of Emergency Management Police and Fire Departments have graduated its first group of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer participants. The eight-week program trains members to take an active role in disaster preparedness projects and in assisting professional emergency responders.

register for the next training session or to get more information, please contact Lt. Cantone at or download the application online at

“Our goal in establishing this program is for CERT members and response personnel to work together for the benefit of the community,” explained Summit Police Chief Robert Weck. “This first group of CERT volunteers will be able to use the practical skills learned during training to effectively assist in emergency situations.” According to Police Lt. and CERT Coordinator Michael Cantone, communities across the nation are building a grass-roots infrastructure of national preparedness. Cantone describes CERT as “a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens can make a difference.” CERT training is free and open to all Summit residents age 16 and older. The twenty hours of training are classroom based with few physical requirements. To

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Summit Promenade Park Restoration Underway the Promenade will be closed to all pedestrian traffic. Access to all businesses will be from Springfield Avenue T h e City of Summit has announced that renovations of its Promenade Park, located at 424 Springfield Avenue, are underway. The project is expected to take approximately four to six weeks to complete and will include the installation of lighting, seating walls, landscaping upgrades, decorative walkways, places for art, and replacement of a drinking fountain. During construction,

“This much-anticipated renovation project for the Promenade Park will create a useful space for shade, relaxation, a quiet lunch or a cup of coffee,” explained Beth Kinney, Director of Community Services for the City of Summit. “It will be a place that all members of the community and visitors to Summit can appreciate and use.” Pedestrian access to the Tier parking garage will continue via the pedestrian

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sidewalk between the NJ Transit train tracks and 47 Maple Street, as well as through the pedestrian walkway between 444 and 446 Springfield Avenue and the main Tier garage entrance on Springfield Avenue. The restoration project is being funded by grants from the Summit Area Development Corporation (SADC), Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF), as well as through private donations from local businesses and individuals. (To contribute to the project, send your tax-deductible donation to SADC, PO Box 299, Summit, NJ 07901-0299.)

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The Alternative Press (TAP) is Now TAPinto The area’s online local newspaper, The Alternative Press (TAP), is getting a new look and a new name, TAPinto. Their new site launched during the first week of June, and the main domain is now which enables readers to select their town or type in their zip code to quickly get to their town’s site. Residents of Summit can also access the Summit site directly at www., while Berkeley Heights residents can do so at and New Providence residents can visit TAP’s rebranding and marketing efforts will begin this summer and continue into the fall. The new site includes a total redesign to make it more user-friendly and appealing. It also has many new features including a dedicated mobile site as well as new marketing opportunities for advertisers, including town-specific targeted email blasts to subscribers. “We are thrilled to see TAP take hold in our communities and continue to grow. Our locally owned and operated franchises are exceeding our wildest expectations as more and more people TAP into their communities,” said TAPinto founder Michael Shapiro. currently covers hyper-local daily news and information in Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bridgewater, Chatham, East

Brunswick, East Orange, Green Brook, Livingston, Lower Providence (PA), Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/ Spotswood, Montville, New Providence, North Penn, North Plainfield, Paterson, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan, Roselle/Roselle Park, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Summit, Warren, West Essex, Westfield, and West Orange. More than a dozen additional sites will be launched this summer. TAP was founded in 2008 and is the first all-online newspaper to receive accreditation by the New Jersey Press Association. All TAPinto sites are now independently owned and operated by local editors/publishers with the exception of New Providence which is still owned and operated by Shapiro, a resident of New Providence. TAPinto is the first local news franchise in the country. The site has had more than 2 million absolute unique users during the past year, up over 100% year-over-year! Now that’s something to TAP into!!

Dominican Cloistered Nuns Announce Capital Campaign for Needed Monastery Expansion The Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit, have launched a $4 million capital campaign called “Making the Light Shine Brighter.” The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds for a much-needed 5,500 square foot addition to the monastery. The nuns built the current monastery in 1939 but due to the Great Depression were never able to complete the building. “Our facilities for welcoming the many people who come to our monastery are severely inadequate,” said Sister Judith Miryam, O.P., Director of Advancement. “In the past 10 years we have experienced a constant increase in the numbers of people who come and often we have to turn people away because of lack of

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space or not being handicap-accessible. “ The new wing will include guest rooms, a dining room, parlors and a gift shop which will feature their handmade Seignadou Soaps, Cloister Candles, crafted wood items, and religious articles and books. The lower level will be for the nuns’ needs. The new wing will be fully handicap-accessible, including the chapel vestibule, providing handicap accessibility to the chapel. In addition, the driveway will be reconfigured for easier access with increased parking. The nuns will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of their order and the 100th anniversary of the founding of their monastery in Summit in 2019. The nuns’ schedule of prayer and services can be found on their website, www.summitdominicans. org, as well as additional information about the campaign.

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ummer activities deposits: paid. Beach vacation: booked. Barbeque grill: cleaned and ready. Summer is certainly about fun and relaxation for the entire family, but don’t forget to feed your family’s brain this July and August. Over a decade of research has shown that summer “brain drain” is an actual phenomenon in children and teens, with students losing the equivalent of a month’s worth of skills each year. But the good news is that it’s preventable. Students of all ages can benefit from academic enrichment, learn valuable organizational skills, and prepare for school year success during the summer months. Middle and elementary school students are perhaps the most at risk for summer learning loss. Chyten of Millburn offers ESTEEM & Prelude camps specifically for these age groups that not only engage students in exciting projects, but allow them to practice and retain math and literacy skills. Their acclaimed RANDD Reading and Study Skills program changes the way students approach studying and learning, giving them organization and confidence. Chyten offers Actual Conditions testing and topnotch tutoring for ISEE, SSAT, and COOP all summer long. The test prep service is offered as either a quick summer boot camp in a small group or is individually scheduled to work around summer camp hours

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For high school students, summer is the perfect time to begin the college journey without the pressures and distractions of the academic year. Your student can begin SAT or ACT classes, develop a college admissions checklist, and perfect a college essay, all under the guidance of an outstanding college counselor. If some beefing up of the transcript is in order, consider enrolling in an AP course or credit recovery class. Chyten’s accredited courses are available in virtually every subject and level in both small group and individual settings with engaging Masters Degree level tutors. There are a number of specialized services for families of students with IEPs to supplement the skills gained during the regular school year. An Extended School Year (ESY) program is a unique six week extension of the school year that includes basics like reading and math as well as science and other popular topics. Chyten offers ESY as well as Assessment and Evaluation services by licensed, certified professionals that are accepted by Child Study Teams. Finally, summer is a lowpressure time for the non-traditional learner to begin gearing up for the college process. Many of Chyten’s SAT and ACT tutors have expertise coaching students with learning differences with outstanding outcomes. Make this the summer you kick-start your child’s academic career!



he Collection has a new format and so does the Calendar. We are asking all who wish to contribute content to the Calendar to enter it on the Suburban Chamber of Commerce website calendar, and we will refer to that information with a short listing of all events here. (, click on Event Calendar, click on Submit New Event, click on Submit) For the public, go to www.suburbanchambers. org, click on Event Calendar, and scroll to find additional information about upcoming events that are listed. Since summer schedules may vary, call or check websites to confirm Thank you.


Art at Wisner House Gallery & the Arboretum Earth, Wind & Fire at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; through November 1; visit Exercise Programs, Support Groups & Community Events at SAGE SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; call 908-598-5548 or email YMCA Active Older Adults Activities At Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; Lunch & Learn, Book Club, Knit & Chat, Duplicate Bridge, Bridge Lessons, Mah Jongg, trips; open to all area adults; call 908-273-3330 x 1186 or visit ESL Classes At Summit YMCA and The Connection for Women & Families; ongoing classes for beginners and intermediates; contact 908-273-3330 (Summit YMCA) or 908-273-4242 (The Connection) for more information Cancer Support Groups at Pathways Pathways at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; exercise classes and emotional support groups; SisterStrong, Breast Cancer Support, Dragon Boat Team, and more; call Michele at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email or visit pathways/html Community Health Screenings Various screenings sponsored by Atlantic Health System; Cholesterol, Hemoglobin, Bone Density, Stress Reduction, Hearing, Hypnosis for smoking cessation and weight loss, Stroke Support, and more; call 800-247-9580 or 973-660-3145 or email or visit Recovery Fitness Cancer Exercise Program Held at various locations on Monday, Wednesday & Friday; call 973-379-4779 or visit

Sundays Summit Farmers’ Market 8 am-1 pm at DeForest Ave and Maple St (Park & Shop Lot #2) in downtown Summit; 7 NJ farmers (2 organic), plus fresh fish, meats, local cheeses and honey, home-baked treats, nuts and fruits, pickles, prepared foods, breads, fresh pastas, plants, coffees, and more; rain or shine; through November 23; call 908-277-6100 for information or visit


June 12, July 10 & August 14

French Conversation Group Evenings at Weichert, Realtors, 474 Morris Ave, Summit; call 908-380-3502 or email

Mothers & More Meetings At The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; visit

Mondays & Thursdays

Friday, June 13

Argentine Tango Classes At Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; visit or call 908-918-9790

Tuesdays Old Guard Meets Mornings at New Providence Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, NP; call 908-244-4384 or visit Italian Conversation Conversational group meets 2 pm at Parsippany Main Library; call Larry Corsi at 908-464-1936 DivorceCare Support Group At The Presbyterian Church in New Providence, Springfield Ave, NP; call 908-665-0050 or visit GriefShare Support Group For those who have lost a loved one; meets at 7:30 at New Providence Presbyterian Church, 1307 Springfield Ave, NP; through July; call Maury at 908-665-2994

Casino Night at SAGE SAGE Eldercare celebrates its 60th anniversary with a Casino Night at the Summit Elks Club, 40 Maple St, Summit; games, tournament, music, dinner, & cash bar benefit SAGE’s programs and services; call 908-598-5504 or email

June 13, 27, July 11 & 25 Neighborhood Networking Group (NNG) Meets At The Connell Corporate Center at 100 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights; call Patrick at 908-219-4467 for information and summer dates

Saturday, June 14 Dan Rufolo Jazz Trio Residency At MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; 3rd floor Brownstone Theater; vocalist is Wayne Mallette; call 917-969-4534 for tickets and information or visit

June 14, 21 & 28

Wednesdays BNI Business Exchange Meets Breakfast meeting at food., 339 Springfield Ave, Summit; call Lawrence Pappas at 973-893-8077 or Herb Ronde at 973-762-0850 or visit

Discovery Saturdays at the Arboretum KIDS 9 am -1 pm at the Carriage House Education Center, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; interactive program; June is “Get to Know a Tree”; call 908-273-8787 or visit

Seniors Sing! At Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Ave, Summit; call 908-264-5324 or visit

June 14, July 12 & August 9

Thursdays Loft of Yoga At MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; visit

Fridays Performances at The Minstrel Evenings at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown; call 973-335-9489 or visit www. for information and ticket prices

Saturdays Argentine Tango Open House At MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; visit or call 908-918-9790 Swingin’ Tern Contra & Square Dancing Evenings at First Presbyterian Church Parish Hall, 14 Hanover Rd, East Hanover; call 973-295-6864 or visit for information and prices

Wednesday, June 11 & Ongoing New Providence Farmers’ Market Opens Noon to 6 pm in the NP Presbyterian Church parking lot on Springfield Ave; Jersey Fresh fruits and veggies, fresh baked goods and breads, crab cakes, fresh mozzarella, nuts and dried fruits, prepared Italian meals, flowers, honey and more; open rain or shine, through November 5; call 908665-1400 x 401 for information or email

June 12, 19 & 26 Volunteer at the Arboretum “Ground Force” on Thursday mornings or afternoons at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; call 908-273-8787 x 2222 or email l. or visit to sign up

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Volunteer at the Arboretum “Ground Force” at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; volunteers work 9 am-12 noon; call 908-273-8787 x 2222 or email l. or visit to sign up Pure Pilates Intro Classes 10:30 am at 133 Gales Dr, New Providence; one-hour class, held second Saturday of each month, is free but registration is required; visit or call 908-286-1100

Sunday, June 15 Cars & Croissants 9 am along downtown Summit streets – hundreds of cars and car folks, but only if the weather is good!; visit or email or call 908-277-6100

June 15 & 17 Kelly Miller Circus! KIDS One-ring Wonder Circus will be at River Road Park in Bedminster for two shows on June 15 (at 2 and 5 pm), and at Mendham Borough Park in Mendham on June 17 for two shows (at 4:30 and 7:30 pm); at 9 am on each day watch the big top rise with the help of elephants; tickets and information at

Monday, June 16 Summer Camp Registration at The Connection Contact Tracy Burkholder at 908-273-4242 or tracy.; The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit

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June 26, 27 & 28

Mondays, July 14 & 28

Pre-School Registration at The Connection Contact Christina Bariese at 908-273-4242 or christina.; The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit

Downtown Summit Stroll & Sidewalk Sales Visit or call 908-277-6100 for more information

Pre-School Registration at The Connection Contact Christina Bariese at 908-273-4242 or christina.; The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit

Wednesday, June 18

Great American Backyard Campout KIDS At Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; begins 6 pm on Friday and ends Saturday morning; space is limited; call 908-273-8787 for information or visit www.

July 12 – 16

Thursday, July 3

Friday, August 1

New Providence Independence Day Celebration KIDS 7 pm along South Street; fun for all ages plus Fireworks at 9:30 (See page 8 for more information)

First Friday Breakfast Meeting Informational meeting with breakfast at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit; call 908-522-1700 or visit

PREP Support Group Meets Caregiver support group meets monthly at 7 pm at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; topic is “What Legal Documents Do I Really Need?”; call 908-598-5509 or email

Thursday, June 19 Renewal Pruning Workshop at the Arboretum 10 am workshop is hands-on, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; call 908-273-8787 x 2222 or email or visit to sign up

Friday, June 20 Teen Club for Special Needs Teens At The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit; call Kristie Hanley at 908-273-4242 x 131 or visit Jazz at MONDO Paul Salomone Trio performs at 8 pm, 3rd floor, Brownstone Theater; MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; info@

Saturday, June 21 Film Society of Summit at MONDO ANITA: The Anita Hill Documentary, 8 pm at MONDO, Brownstone Theater, 3rd floor; 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; visit

Sunday, June 22

Friday, June 27

Friday, July 4 Summit Fourth of July Celebration KIDS 9:45 am at Soldier’s Memorial Field, off Ashland Rd; daytime fun for all ages plus evening concert at 7:30 followed by Fireworks (See page 8 for more information)

Sunday, July 13 Amber Pizzo Memorial 5K 8 am registration begins at Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights; or call 908-322-3322

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel KIDS Annual feast on Mt. Carmel Field, Springfield Ave in Berkeley Heights; Spectacular Fireworks Display on July 16 (See page xx for more information)

August 6, 13, 20 & 27 Monologues at MONDO Actors from Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre will perform readings at MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; 8 pm; visit for more information For a complete listing of Summer Fun Activities in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights, see page 8.

Monday, July 14 Reserve for Foxwoods Casino Trip Deposits are due today for the New Providence Senior Citizen Club’s trip to Connecticut for Casino Magic; trip is in October but reservations are due by today; 3-day trip includes visits to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Olde Mistick, and more; contact Phyllis at 908-464-3039 for more information

Bingo Blast Day-long event at Memorial Hall at St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 306 Morris Ave, Summit; call 908-277-3700

Monday, June 23 Senior Summer Bowling Begins Sponsored by the Summit YMCA, held at Plaza Lanes in Madison; contact or call Lisa at 908-273-3330

June 25, July 23 & August 20 Sounds of a Summer Night Music Series A celebration of international music at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; concerts in the garden feature Asylum Quartet, Maleku Folklore Costa Rica, Massive Reggae Band; grounds open at 6 for picnicking, concerts at 7; $10/person (for non-members); visit www.

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First Aid Squad on the Move T

he Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has been serving the community for nearly 52 years and much has changed since squad volunteers answered their first call in 1962. The training their members receive, patient care procedures they perform, and equipment they use have all improved dramatically. Today’s equipment includes things that weren’t even thought of back in 1962, things like a defibrillator, nasal airways, an epinephrine auto injector, high visibility uniforms, and a larger ambulance with advanced technology. But the most significant change is happening now. With a fleet of 5 vehicles plus a trailer, the squad has outgrown the 50 year old building designed originally for the old Cadillac ambulances. The Squad’s new vehicles don’t all fit into these bays! Plans for the new building began in 2009 and the Squad will finally break ground this June. On May 22, the First aid Squad moved into temporary headquarters on Broad Street provided by Salerno-Duane, where they will operate until the new building is ready, about 9 months from now. This is the largest endeavor in Squad history, and the Squad is more than 85% towards meeting the fundraising goal of $5 million. The First Aid Squad is seeking community support to help close the gap and every dollar helps. For more information about the capital campaign, please visit While the Squad is on the move, not everything is changing. Their commitment to quality patient care is just as strong as it was in 1962. So is their reliance on dedicated volunteers. The all-volunteer First Aid Squad is always looking for new members. Training and uniforms are provided. For information, please call 908-277-9479, or visit their web site at www.

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2014 Suburban Chamber of Commerce Spring Listing In Alphabetical Order

1-800-GOT-JUNK? (201) 865-5865 All-Area Taxi Company (908) 209-1717 Allsopp Chadler Insurance (908) 608-1700 Ana H. Galindo Agency, LLC. (908) 464-0090 Allstate NJ Insurance - The Heights Agency (908) 464-4500 The Alternative Press, LLC (908) 279-0303 Atlantic Home Loans (908) 219-4467 Basking Ridge Country Club (908) 766-8200 ext 2 Bassett Associates (908) 277-1176 Bedrosian’s (908) 464-1480 Benessere 908 277 4080 Berkeley Acquatic Club (908) 464-0514 Berkeley Cleaners (908) 464-9859 Berkeley Heights Board of Education (908) 464-1718 Berkeley Heights YMCA (908) 464-8373 Township of Berkeley Heights (908) 464-2700 Beyond Delicious Cafe & Catering (908) 263-7168 Blow In Blow Out (973) 902-3497 Bollinger Insurance (973) 467-0444 Bottle & Bottega (908) 376-6440 Bouras Properties, LLC (908) 277-2103 Bourne, Noll & Kenyon (908) 277-2200 The Broadway Diner (908) 273-4353 Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company (908) 522-0100 Cartridge World (908) 771-9696 Center for Professional Psychology (908) 273-3971 Central Dental Care of Summit (908) 273-4688 CET Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. (908) 665-2180 Chan’s Alternative Risk Transfer Ideas (973) 921-8010 Chemetall US, Inc. (908) 464-6900 Chyten (973) 564-5220 Classic Construction Service (908) 273-5252 Coldwell Banker (908) 522-1800 Coldwell Banker Commercial Feist & Feist Realty Corp. (908) 696-1500 Colonial Appliance & Electronics Inc. (908) 665-1212 Comcast Spotlight (732) 281-8170 Communications Marketing Solutions (888) 220-4618 Connection for Women and Families, The (908) 273-4242 The Connell Company (908) 673-3700 Cove Carpet One Floor & Home (908) 273-0220 Creative Speech Solutions (908) 598-0228 Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors, Ltd. (908) 665-7997 CrossFit 908 (908) 516-2299 Crossfit Veracity (973) 348-9457 Cucina Bottega (908) 608-0222 Davies Insurance Management (908) 363-4433 DeBary Inn, The (908) 277-0005 DeFabio Chiropractic & Sports Rehab LLC (908) 771-0220 DERCO, INC. (908) 464-3000 Dolores Croneberger (908) 464-5200 Door Boy (908) 464-1440 Dorlen, Dr. Rosalind S. (908) 522-1444 Drawing Board Media (201) 445-0065 Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre (908) 514-9654 Edible Arrangements of Summit (908) 273-0100 Elements Therapeutic Massage-New Providence (908) 464-1860 EMedical Offices (908) 464-6700 Joseph Episcopo & Son’s Inc. (908) 277-0286 Esperanza Salon & Spa (908) 598-1000

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European Wax Center, Berkeley Heights (908)-665-2600 Eye Level Learning Center (908) 516-2039 Family Promise (908) 273-1100 Femmebot Clothing (908) 263-7981 Firestone (908) 464-6220 First Energy (973) 401-8497 Fisher & Phillips (908) 516-1050 Gearhart Law (908) 273-0700 Gelormini’s Automotive Service (908) 464-6500 General Plumbing Supply (732) 248-5650 Genualdi Orthodontic Associates (908) 273-7450 George’s Appliance Service (908) 665-1717 Get In Shape For Women (908) 277-3799 Glassworks of Summit, LLC (908) 277-4242 Goodman’s Deli (908) 898-0900 Graham Relf (908) 273-1790 Graver Water Systems, LLC (908) 516-1400 Green Mesa Consulting (646) 630-0776 Harbour Bridge Wealth Management Advisors (973) 788-1966 Hartlaub Insurance Group LLc (908) 263-7943 Haven Savings Bank-Berkeley Heights (908) 790-0770 Haven Savings Bank-Summit (908) 522-0090 Healing the Children New Jersey (973) 949-5034 Henry’s Fine Jewelry (908) 273-3777 Hoboken Farms (908) 598-7204 Hometown Doc, LLC (908) 376-6550 inlingua Language Center (908) 522-0622 Innovare Medical Media LLC Investors Bank-Berkeley Heights (908) 464-0860 Investors Bank-New Providence (908) 286-1075 Investors Bank-Summit (908) 273-8150 Jones Lang LaSalle (973) 404-1500 Junior League of Summit (908) 273-7349 Katz, Michael A, (908) 273-7827 Kayla’s Creative Art Studio, LLC (201) 230-0651 KCM Contracting (908) 273-4447 Keller Williams Realty (908) 273-2991 Kidding Around Childrenswear (908) 508-1860 Kirusa, Inc. (908) 464-5566 Kistler Tiffany Benefits (908) 568-9311 Kitchen Expressions (908) 273-4442 Klas Electrical Contractors, Inc. (973) 635-1009 Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C. (908) 464-0102 The Lewis-Chester Group (908) 273-6100 Libase’ Salon & Spa (908) 771-0800 Liberty Tax Service (908) 898-0888 L’Imagerie Consulting Co LLC (908) 967-7545 Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper (908) 273-1212 Linde Group (908) 771-1512 Liss Pharmacy, Homecare and Music Center (908) 277-0399 Lois Schneider Realtor (908) 277-1398 Manhattan Bagel (908) 516-2641 Maplecrest Ford Lincoln (908) 964-7700 Marco Polo Restaurant & Tavern (908) 277-4492 MarketPlace Interior Designs, Linda Kitson-Pacilio Allied ASID (908) 273-9381 Massage Envy Spa - Berkeley Heights (908) 464-0070 Maximize Wellness Counseling & Coaching (908) 337-3710 Maybury Douglas Associate T/A Dunkin’ Donuts (908) 879-5878

McGrath’s Hardware (908) 665-0711 Mendham Capital Management (973) 543-6670 Merck (908) 298-4000 The Trinkoff Wattick Group at Merrill Lynch (908) 522-3322 MICHAELIAN & KOHLBERG (908) 522-1004 Mind Body Wellness Center (908) 522-1861 Momentum Place (917) 991-7196 Moya Solutions Inc (908) 516-0007 Nandos Jewelers (980) 918-0010 Natale’s Summit Bakery (908) 277-2074 New Providence Board of Education (908) 464-9050 New Providence Chiropractic (908) 665-1818 Borough of New Providence (908) 665-1400 New York Life (732) 494-5300 Nicholas A Giuditta, Attorney at Law (908) 232-0099 NJ Arts News (908) 273-8699 (973) 829-5113 NJN Publishing/Independent Press (908) 464-1025 Noke and Heard, LLP, CPA’s (908) 277-4145 Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (908) 522-8118 O’Gorman & Young, Inc G.R. Murray (973) 635-1800 Olam Americas, Inc (908) 988-1920 Oratory School of Summit, NJ (908) 273-7563 Organization Resources LLC (908) 598-2532 Ortho Care, Brace, Limb, Shoes & Mastectomy Boutique (908) 232-9910 Otterstedt Insurance Agency (908) 273-2422 Overlook Medical Center (908) 522-2000 Paolo’s Kitchen, LLC (908) 219-4166 Paras and Paras (908) 277-2963 Passaic Valley Coaches (973) 635-2374 Passion for Spices (908) 380-0644 Peapack-Gladstone Bank (908) 273-2890 PetAgree Pet Sitter (201) 357-7387 Pfaltz & Woller, PA (908) 273-1974 Point View Wealth Management, Inc. (908) 598-1717 Primrose School of Berkeley Heights (908) 418-6225 Problem Solved IT LLC (973) 500-8310 Professional Appraisal Associates (908) 273-2412 PROFESSIONAL Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (908) 277-0800 ProTect Painters of Summit, Madison & Millburn (908) 358-4782 Prudential New Jersey Properties (908) 273-0400 PuroClean Restoration Services (908) 577-9120 Quantum Partners (908) 228-7300 R.Seelaus & Co Inc (908) 507-5614 Raymour & Flanigan (908) 663-2350 Reeves-Reed Arboretum (908) 273-8787 Regal Wealth Advisors (973) 845-2494 Responsible Computer Solutions (800) 727-1483 Richard V. Carney Electrical Contractors, Inc. (908) 277-6961 The Richland-Knowles Agency (908) 273-7100 Robinwood Kitchens Inc. (908) 665-5900 Roosters Men’s Grooming Center (908) 516-2974 Rosen Group Architecture | Design (908) 273-6565 SAGE Eldercare (908) 273-5550 Schroth and Lorenson Jewelers (908) 273-1676 Second Time Around (908) 608-1028 Smith Chiropractic (908) 464-8899 Smythe Volvo Inc. (908) 273-4200

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Sofi’s Color Lounge in Summit (908) 598-9000 State Farm Insurance- Glisel Jimenez (908) 277-4099 Stessl & Neugebauer Inc (908) 277-3340 Suburban Chambers of Commerce (908) 522-1700 Suburban Eye Institute Optometrists (908) 464-0123 Summit Area YMCA (908) 273-3330 Summit Board of Education (908) 273-3025 Summit Concrete Technology LLC (908) 499-8538 Summit Eye & Optical (908) 918-0377 Summit Frame & Art, Inc. (908) 273-8665 Summit Hearing Aid Center (908) 277-6886 Summit Medical Group, PA (908) 273-4300 Summit Oaks Hospital (908) 522-7071 Summit Ski and Sport (908) 277-4170 Summit Smiles (908) 737-1313 The City of Summit (908) 273-6400 Super Kids Child Care/Learning Center (908) 598-8383 Surya Yoga (201) 370-6029 Tapestrie (908) 277-2779 Taylor Rental Center (908) 464-9111 TD Bank - BH (908) 790-9605 TD Bank - NP (908) 771-6750 TD Bank - Summit (908) 598-0943 Tekinova Software Inc. (973) 486-0675 Terra Sky Center for Wellness (908) 277-1222 The American Yoga Academy (973) 731-9960 The ARC of Union County (973) 315-0000 The Item of Millburn and Short Hills (973) 921-6457 The Liberty Group (908) 964-8390 The Meat House (908) 228-5960 The Office Beer Bar & Grill (908) 522-0550 The Pipes of Christmas (917) 584-4180 The Savvy Parent (973) 868-7536 The Summit Playhouse (908) 273-2192 The Woodhouse Spa - Summit (908) 608-1120 Tide Dry Cleaners (201) 803-5987 Timony Agency (908) 464-2800 TJ Painting Co. (973) 635-8300 TLC Computer Services (877) 926-8852 TSP Capital Management Group (908) 273-2105 Two River Community Bank (908) 918-1511 Union Center National Bank - Berkeley Heights (908) 771-5588 Union Center National Bank - Summit (908) 598-0077 Union County College (908) 709-7501 United Way of Greater Union County (908) 353-7171 Valentine & Co Plumbing llc (908) 350-3941 Vicki Popp Salon (908) 967-6492 W.D. Virtue Tile Co. (908) 273-6936 Vista Health System, LLC (908) 598-0101 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (908) 273-9121 Walgreens (908) 277-2092 Wave Dispersion Technologies (908) 233-7503 Weichert, Realtors (908) 277-1200 Wellness Studio M (908) 578-7841 Winberie’s Restaurant and Bar (908) 277-4224 Window Tailors (908) 464-0644 Woodward Properties, REALTORS (908) 598-0155 Yogoccino (908) 771-9300 Zadie’s Nurturing Den (908) 277-8584 Zoku- Michelle Azouz (908) 273-9658

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The Collection - Summer 2014 Edition  
The Collection - Summer 2014 Edition  

A collection of fine Goods and Services from the business community of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights in New Jersey