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Focus on Health & Wellness

In Every Issue Calendar........................................................... 6, 8, 10, 12 In the Communities.........................................................15 In the Schools..................................................................19 Features 9/11 Memorial Services Scheduled...................................7 Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit .......................9 Summit Eye & Optical Open in Summit...........................13 Meet the Team at The Suburban Advisory Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney..........................14 “Drop and Shop” For Back to School at Apricot Lane Boutique.....................................................17 East Meets West at Summit Health Shoppe....................21 Get in Shape for Women – Perfect for Fall......................22

THE COLLECTION Volume 28, Issue 5 THE COLLECTION Staff Published by The Suburban Chamber of Commerce Joseph Steiner, Publisher Diane Gallo, Editor Steven Meyer, Art Director Annemarie Cahill, Account Executive E-mail us at

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September Calendar Sundays Summit Farmers’ Market 8 AM-1:30 PM in Park & Shop Lot #2, Maple St and De Forest Ave in downtown Summit; open rain or shine until November 20; free parking in adjacent lots and on the streets; new this year is Mangia!, Savory Cheesecakes, and Carter & Cavero olive oils and balsamic vinegars; enjoy farm-fresh fruits and veggies, fresh NJ fish and seafood, cave-aged cheeses, prepared foods, organic produce, artisanal breads, herbs, baked goods, vegan treats, honey, dried fruits and nuts, pickles, soaps and candles, fresh coffee, fresh-cut field flowers, and more; sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc; call 908-277-6100 for more information

Tuesdays Old Guard Meets Summit Area Old Guard meets Tuesday mornings at New Providence Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, NP; 9:15 AM for area 50+ active men; speakers, coffee, participation in many types of events and trips; call 908-273-7472 for information or visit

Knitting Classes Open classes from 2-4 PM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; instructor on site to help those with projects; free for Y members, $5/day for non-members; call 908-273-3330 x 163 for more information

Wednesdays New Providence Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday, 1-6 PM in front of New Providence Municipal Center, Academy Street and Elkwood Avenue; Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and prepared foods, baked goods, Krakus Deli, Paola’s Italian Foods, and more; free parking in nearby lot and on the street; rain or shine; sponsored by the NP Business & Professional Assoc; call 908-598-2532 for more information

BNI Business Exchange Meets Chapter meets for breakfast from 7-8:30 AM at food., at 339 Springfield Avenue, Summit; BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world, with one person from each profession permitted to join a chapter; meetings open to all who are interested; call Lawrence Pappas, President, at 973-893-8077 or Herb Ronde, Marketing Chair, at 973-762-0850 or visit

Free Open House at Master Yoo’s Free open house days to experience the benefits and fun of Tae Kwon Do; at Master Yoo’s Summit Martial Arts, 447 Springfield Avenue, Summit (Strand Mall); ages 3-5 at 3:30, ages 6 and up at 4:30; call 908-277-6260 or visit www.masteryoossma@

Fridays Performances at The Minstrel 8 PM at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown; run by The Folk Project, features traditional American and ethnic folk music; handicapped accessible, free parking on site; call 973-335-9489 or visit for ticket prices and information

Saturdays Swingin’ Tern Contra & Square Dancing Dance group meets at 8 PM at First Presbyterian Church Parish Hall, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover; beginners’ workshop at 7:30; twice-monthly Saturday night dance series run by The Folk Project features specials callers and musicians; adults $10, students $5; call 973-822-2137 or visit for information


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The three towns in the Suburban Chamber of Commerce service area all have special remembrance services scheduled for the weekend of September 10 & 11.


On Sunday, September 11, the Summit Interfaith Council invites the entire community to come together on the Village Green in downtown Summit for a Memorial Remembrance Service. The service, which begins at 8:30 AM, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack and will include a moment of silence at 8:46 AM, when the first plane struck the World Trade Center and in remembrance of those who died that day. All are welcome to attend. Following the Village Green commemoration, the Summit Fire Department will hold a Memorial Service at 9:45 AM at the Fire Headquarters, 396 Broad Street in Summit, where they will gather at the Memorial Bell for a brief ceremony to honor all the people lost that day. The Fire Department, together with Atlantic Health System, will also host a Blood Drive on September 11 at the Fire Headquarters, from 9 AM-1 PM, as a way to honor and remember those who perished. (Walk-ins are welcome, or call Nancy Fabrizio at 908-277-9358 to sign up.)


A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 10 AM in Centennial Park, at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Academy Street in downtown New Providence. Local families who lost loved ones in 9/11 will be in attendance, along with the mayor and council members and other local officials. The New Providence Police Honor Guard will participate with a 21-gun salute, bagpiper and bugler. A Proclamation from the Mayor of Flower Mound, TX, New Providence’s sister town, will be read, and a church contingency from Flower Mound is planning to attend. Clergy from the Interfaith Council will offer thoughts and words of remembrance. Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend. The Borough of New Providence has acquired steel salvaged from ground zero which will be used in a new memorial commemorating the September 11 attack ten years ago. A new monument, created from these beams, will be erected in Centennial Park adjacent to the granite memorial donated by Flower Mound, TX. The new memorial will be designed and created under the guidance of landscape architect Jeff Grob.


The Township of Berkeley Heights will hold a Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, September 11, at 8:30 AM at the September 11 Memorial Park on Park Avenue in Berkeley Heights (just up Park Avenue from Memorial Park.) The ceremony will consist of EMS members laying memorial wreaths for the Emergency team members who went to ground zero and for those who lost their lives on 9/11, the blessing of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center site, and the dedication of a new Memorial Plaque commemorating those from the area who never made it home that day.

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Fall Registration on Now at The Connection Online and in-person registration for the Sept 12- Nov 20 Fall Term in the brand-new facility; swimming, dance, gymnastics, parent/child, group fitness, and specialty classes, plus preschool and after-school classes; classes begin September 12; go to or call 908-273-4242 or stop by at 79 Maple Street, Summit for more information and to register

September 1 and Ongoing Preschool Registration at The Connection Brand new classroom at The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple Street, Summit; call to schedule a private appointment with the staff; flexible scheduling; creative, hands-on developmental curriculum taught by certified teachers preps children for Kindergarten; call 908-273-4242 or visit

Thursday, September 1 Sacred Heart Healing & Meditation Circle 8:15 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Avenue, Summit; free and open to the community; Circle led by Larry Heisler & held first Thursday of every month; call 908-277-1222 or visit

Through September 25 “Jersey Bounce” Art Exhibit At Visual Arts Center of NJ, 68 Elm Street, Summit; show celebrates the practice of colleagues bouncing ideas off one another and documents a conversation among art lovers; visit for more information and Gallery hours or call 908-273-9121

“Next Stop Atlantic” Art Exhibit At Visual Arts Center of NJ, 68 Elm Street, Summit; photographer Stephen Mallon documents the NYC MTA’s recycling program that creates artificial reefs from old subway cars; for information, visit or call 908-273-9121

Tuesday, September 6 Book Club for Seniors 12:30-1:30 PM at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit; “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See; open to all area seniors; group meets first Tuesday of the month in the Summit Room on 3rd floor; for information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908-273-3330 x 186 or visit; books can be purchased at a discount


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at Helen’s Books and Gifts, 447 Springfield Avenue (Strand Mall), Summit

Continuo Arts Open House Sing-In At Historic Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue, Summit; for interested new singers and members; sing-along with Children’s Chorus (ages 6-13), 4:30-5:30 PM; The Continuos + Singers (boys and girls ages 13-18), 5:30-7 PM; and Civic Chorale (adults), 7:30-9 PM; for more information, call 908-264-5324 or visit

Wednesday, September 7 Seniors Sing! 11AM-12 noon at Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit; all area senior citizens are invited; offered by Continuo Arts Foundation and Summit Community Programs; no experience or training needed, just a love of singing; for information, call 908-264-5324 or visit

September 9 & 10 Pebble Players Hold Auditions Pebble Players, youth division of Stony Hill Players, hold auditions for musical “Once Upon a Mattress;” Friday: 4-8 PM, Saturday: 10 AM-3 PM; at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit; ages 10-17 welcome, all voice types, accompanist provided; bring own music and wear comfortable shoes for dance audition; auditions by appointment, email to reserve a timeslot; performances will be Oct 28Nov 6; call 908-277-1732 or email for more information

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hen it comes to purchasing new flooring, the answer is obvious: Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit. This second generation flooring company has grown to be the go-to store for your complete flooring needs. With the assistance of decades of designer sales professionals, your new flooring purchased at Cove Carpet One will be a rewarding and satisfying experience. Cove Carpet One is a member of CCA Global, the largest flooring buying group in America. This alliance gives Cove the best buying power, warranties, and assortment of product lines for both the residential and commercial consumer. Cove Carpet One features the largest selection of the most current designer wool carpeting, premium styled nylons, sisals, flat weaves, area rugs, and custom-order specialty products.

The Best Value Remnant department is a large assortment of in-stock carpet remnants, in all sizes and in a wide variety of designs .These are dramatically priced at 40-60% off and are all specially selected and programmed to have inventory ready to install or cash ‘n carry. If you prefer hard surface to area rugs, Cove Carpet One has it all. Prefinished hardwoods, laminates, natural cork, and bamboo, as well as luxury vinyl tile are all on display. The selection of affordable hardwood floors from many American Crafted Mills and exclusive brands are designed to always look beautiful in your home. Wondering how to choose the right hardwoods for your home? The experts at Cove Carpet One are always available to assist you personally and answer any questions you may have. Cove’s siblings and owners, Tommie Freda, Donna Dwyre and Lori Apgar, take pride in their Summit business, as well they should. The Freda family has been in business in Summit for 45 years, and many of their customers come back time and again, including the second generation of homeowners! No matter what floor covering you choose, Cove Carpet One’s professional craftsman will install your new flooring anywhere you like, whether you live locally or out of state. Stop in at 335 Springfield Avenue and meet the professionals at Cove Carpet One; or give them a call at 908-273-0220; or visit them on Facebook or the web at Your floors will look better for it!

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September 9-11 3rd Annual Summit Wine & Food Festival Wine and food tastings, formal dinner, seminars, food demos, pairings; at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit; visit for more information and to register; call Ivan at 908-277-6565 for contact information or email

September 9 & 23 Neighborhood Networking Group (NNG) Meets 7:30 AM at Hilltop Community Bank, 555 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights; NNG welcomes members from Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and surrounding areas; NNG seeks to expand business and create supportive friendships; call Nick (201-569-7610) or Patrick (908-219-4467) for information

Saturday, September 10 Bilingual Buds Info Session 10-11 AM at Bilingual Buds, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit; After-school Program Information Session: Mandarin and Spanish, for students ages 5-10; call 908-598-8088 or visit for more information; call 908-598-8088 to RSVP

Grand Re-Opening Celebration at The Connection 12 noon at The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple Street, Summit; win free giveaways and prizes, watch the Summit Summies exhibition, dance with the DJ, tour the newly-renovated facility (new locker rooms, classrooms, programs, Fitness Center!), join in class demonstrations; visit or call 908-273-4242 for information

Jazz Concert 2-3 PM at Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue, BH; Bob Wild’s Jazz Duo performs outdoors on the terrace (weather permitting) or inside the library; free and open to the public; call 908-464-9333

September 10, 17 & 24 Discovery Center Saturdays September’s Theme is Waterworks: The Water Cycle (9/10), The Rain Garden (9/17), Pond Life (9/24); Drop by with your child on Saturdays from 9 AM-1 PM for hands-on exploration of fascinating nature topics; activities include stories, crafts and experiments; outfitted backpacks available for exploring the grounds; no Summit; free for RRA members, $5/child for non-members; visit or call 908-273-8787x2222

Wednesday, September 14 Good Grief Facilitator Training 5:30-9:30 PM at Good Grief, 38 Elm Street, Morristown; loving listeners needed to help support the more than 400 children and teens suffering from loss served each year in Good Grief programs; email or call 908-5221999x8003 for more information


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pre-registration required; at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue,

Thursday, September 15 International Film Festival Movie 7 PM at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue, BH; film to be announced, will have English subtitles; free, no registration required; doors open at 6:45 PM; call 908-464-9333 for more information

Friday, September 16 VACNJ Master Workshop Registration Chaos & Order, master workshop with photographer Sandy Skoglund, is set for 10/29 but the registration deadline is today; details at

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Sunday, September 18 15th Annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race & Fitness Walk Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights; 5K Road Race USATF-NJ sanctioned, CHIP scoring; free fun runs for kids; call 908-464-8899; pre-register before 9/7; preregistration is $23, USATF members $20, post 9/7 $25; visit www.berkeleyheights5k. com for more information

Sunday, 9/18 & Saturday, 9/24 Tea Under the Trees 2-3:30 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit; for children 5 and older with an adult; guided garden tour filled with flower lore, then sachets will be made, and tea and treats on the terrace will follow; registration required; $20/members, $30/non-members; visit or call 908-273-8787 for information and to sign up

Wednesday, September 21 Migration Madness 3:30-5 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit; for children ages 6-9; celebrate first day of fall by learning about how birds make their long migration journeys each year, and then make a bird feeder to help them out; registration required; $20/members, $30 non-members; visit or call 908-273-8787x1515 for information and to sign up

Finance 101 7:30-8:30 at Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue, BH; certified financial planner Eve Kaplan of Kaplan Financial Advisors presents the next personal finance talk in her Finance series; a no-solicitation lecture with Q&A; call 908-464-9333 for more information

Saturday, September 24 The Sanctuary Concerts Presents David Bromberg 8 PM at Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham; Bromberg will bring his quartet and special guests female vocal trio Angel Band; David is a virtuoso on guitar, mandolin, dobro and other stringed instruments as well as a distinctive vocalist, and he has played with many well-known musicians over the years; tickets $30, includes refreshments at intermission; email box office at boxoffice@


New Providence

Berkeley Heights or call 973-376-4946 or visit

Monday, September 26 Summit Area AARP Meets Summit AARP meets at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit; coffee and social at 9:30 AM, meeting and program at 10 AM; visitors welcome; call 973-379-2582 for information; AARP trips, call Herman at 908-273-1962 for more information

Super Sprouts – Flower Power! 3:30-5 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit; for children ages 5-8; four-week series will teach the basics of gardening, each week focuses on a new topic; sign up for one or all four classes; topics include Mud Pies, Seeds, Roots and Shoots, and Garbage to Gold; members: $15/class, $50/series, non-members: $20/class, $70/series; visit or call 908-273-8787x1515

September 30-October 1 Great American Backyard Family Campout 6 PM Friday – 8 AM Saturday, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit; pitch your tent and enjoy an autumn night on the Arboretum’s grounds; s’mores and stories, night sky watch, live entertainment; limited space, event held rain or shine; advance registration required; open registration begins 9/6; member families $30, non-member families $45; visit or call 908-273-8787x1515

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Summit Eye & Optical Open in Summit


r. Donald Seiler is open for business in his new shop located at 323 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit. A full-service eyecare facility, Summit Eye & Optical offers comprehensive eye exams and prescription contact lenses, eyeglasses, and sunglasses. Some of the brands the store carries include Prada, Oliver Peoples, Ray Ban, Coach, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Prodesign, making it a true eyeglass boutique. It is a one-stop eye-care facility located in a beautiful, newly-designed space. Summit Eye & Optical also offers stateof-the-art examination equipment including Optomap, a hi-tech machine that uses three lasers to take high-definition 180-degree digital retinal photos of the back of the eye, all done without dilation. It is a painless way to thoroughly check the back of the eye. Dr. Seiler, a licensed and certified Optometric Physician, has been in practice for over 30 years in both Summit and Watchung. His dedication to his medicine has taken him around the world to treat

those who may not have eye care available to them. He was the first doctor to go with a medical team to Vietnam, in 1991, where he has since made several trips, and he has worked with teams of doctors in Vietnam, Thailand and the mountains of Costa Rica. Dr. Seiler also donates his time and talent doing voluntary screenings at Eyemobiles throughout New Jersey. Dr. Seiler’s other passion is music. He proudly owns and plays a large collection of vintage and classic acoustic guitars, including one signed by Paul Simon, a fellow alum from his high school in Queens. Dr. Seiler has been known to serenade patients as they are sitting in his exam chair, and he would love to jam with anyone who is into music! A Grand Opening Celebration is planned for the near future, but the shop is open for business now, five days a week, from Tuesday through Saturday. To schedule an eye exam, call 908-918-0377. Summit Eye & Optical takes VSP, BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Eyemed and Medicare health insurance, and there is free parking in the lot behind the store.

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Meet the Team at The Suburban Advisory Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney


s your Financial Advisors, the team can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together to preserve and grow wealth, you’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform, and a full spectrum of investment choices. James Rohmann Senior Vice President Financial Advisor In a world of specialists, Jim Rohmann prides himself on being a true investment generalist. Experienced, focused and comfortable with asset classes ranging from fixedincome securities to insurance, equities, and everything in between, Jim is committed to helping his clients select the right investments for achieving their goals. Not surprisingly, he has developed very strong relationships with many of his clients and their families over the years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Economics from SUNY/ Buffalo. Away from the office, Jim is active in his community. He is a volunteer coach and participates in the Habitat for Humanity program. He also loves to play golf, ski and run.

Steven Filiaci, CRPS® Vice President Financial Advisor Steven has been a registered representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) since August 2000. Before entering the industry, he was a district manager for Automatic Data Processing; he built extensive relationships in the CPA community during his tenure at ADP. Steve prides himself on his long term relationships with his clients, which have been helpful as he guides them through volatile markets. He focuses

on providing first class service to his client base that includes high net worth individuals, families, as well as several 401k and pension plans. Steve earned the Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM designation in 2008. As an alumnus of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, he also played 4 years of college baseball. He is an avid golfer and loves to spend time with his family.

Donald C. Rasweiler Vice President Financial Advisor In his more than 23 years as a financial advisor, Don has accomplished many things. He is proud of maintaining most of his current client relationships for more than 20 years, some now into the third generation. He attributes this high level of client loyalty to his absolute commitment to provide premier customer service. Equity Research and Trading are Don’s areas of concentration. He relies on his wealth of experience and connections developed over the last two decades, offering a sculpted approach to equity investing. That experience combined with the world class tools available at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney enable Don to provide his clients with some of the best customized portfolio management possible. Don graduated from Drew University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is very active in his community where he serves as a youth football coach and on the board of the local Police Athletic League. He loves to play golf and travel with his family.

Francis Dunn, CFP® Associate Vice President Financial Advisor As a fully licensed investment professional for more than 10 years, Francis implements wealth management strategies for clients by concentrating on financial planning for high net worth families. Francis is firmly committed to delivering 401k, Defined Benefit and Pension solutions to our corporate clients. He listens carefully to individuals’ and corporate clients’ goals, values, and concerns to tailor comprehensive solutions. As an alumnus of Rider University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Francis continues to expand his learning and became a Certified Financial Planner™ in

2004. He is a former champion wrestler (National Hall of Fame!) and is still an avid wrestling fan and continues to help develop high school and college wrestlers. Francis is a part-time high school assistant wrestling coach at The Pingry School. He and his wife are involved with spreading awareness for autism and participate in walks and Special Olympics.

Dawn M. Sarao Senior Registered Financial Associate Dawn is responsible for coordinating the Group’s overall day-to-day operations, researching and resolving client inquiries and ensuring that our clients always receive timely service and enjoy a positive experience. Dawn graduated from the University of Scranton in 1998 and is Series 7 & 66 Licensed. She began her career in Finance as an intern on the New York Stock Exchange and spent time working in the order room of Bear Stearns. Away from the office, Dawn enjoys spending time with family & friends, as well as reading, hiking and cooking.

Victoria Davino Senior Client Service Associate Vikki is responsible for the group’s daily operational functions, which include troubleshooting and resolving client issues. Vikki is also directly involved in the communication follow up both with her operations staff and her clients. She began her career in Finance as an executive assistant with J.B. Hanauer & Co; she was promoted to a customer service representative position, servicing five branches. In 2006, Vikki joined our firm where she is currently a Senior Client Service Associate.

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In The Communities

SAGE Eldercare Celebrates “Senior Prom” The music was pumping, balloons and crepe paper festooned tables and the ceiling, and the dance floor was whirling with sparkles and taffeta. The seniors at SAGE Eldercare partied the afternoon away at their recently-held first annual Senior Prom. The partiers, all participants in SAGE’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Care Center, got dressed up and spent the afternoon socializing, enjoying refreshments, and dancing to music from the 50s and 60s. Spend-A-Day is one of the ways SAGE Eldercare helps senior citizens stay independent. Designed for those who cannot be alone during the day or those who are otherwise isolated and want some company, Spend-A-Day provides a safe, stimulating and fun environment for them. Daily activities are geared toward the seniors’ interests, and include music, art, a book club, exercise, discussions on current events, and field trips. For more information on Spend-A-Day, call SAGE at 908-598-5520 or visit

Marlin and Sarah White enjoy themselves at the prom

Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race & Fitness Walk The 15th annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race & Fitness Walk will take place on Sunday September 18th, 2011 at Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights. The day’s events begin at 7:45 with Late Registration and goodie bag pickup; 9:30 the 5K Run (USATF-NJ sanctioned road race) begins; 9:35 the 1.5 mile Fitness Walk steps off; and the free fun runs for children ages 2-11 begin at 10:30. (No registration is needed for the kids’ fun runs; just show up and follow the signs.) Awards and drawings for iPods and much more follow the children’s runs. (A special drawing will be held for runners, walkers, and blood donors.) New this year, as part of the day’s events, is a Red Cross Blood Drive. Registration for all events is currently open and can be found at Register by September 8 and save money; free parking is available for all participants. Questions, contact Race Director Dr. Patrick Smith at 908-464-8899.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Dedicates New Outdoor Classroom

The Reeves-Reed Arboretum, located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, recently dedicated a new outdoor classroom space on the Arboretum’s grounds, thanks to a generous donation from the Wesson family of Summit. The space, known as the Wesson Family Nature Grove, is located around the historic European Beech tree, known affectionately as the Elephant Tree. It is in a grove of trees and the area has been transformed into an outdoor children’s classroom. Seating and picnic tables, new paths and lighting, and a viewing scope complete the new space where environmental education classes and programs will be held. “Children’s education is a major part of the Arboretum’s mission and the Elephant Tree creates a natural feeling of being in a room or a special secret space. It is a lovely and protected area ideal for children to learn about the natural world,” said Gayle Petty-Johnson, Arboretum Executive Director.

Harrington Launches New Furniture Donation Project Harrington Moving & Storage has launched a new project - the donation of good quality furniture from customers to those less fortunate. The company’s moving professionals deliver the furniture directly to people’s houses, at no charge. This project is just one of many that Harrington Moving & Storage offers as a way to benefit the communities it serves. Harrington recognizes that, unfortunately, times are tough and this project seeks to alleviate some of the difficulties to those in need. If you wish to donate furniture or other goods, please email and specify which items you would like to donate along with a photo of the items. All donations must be in excellent condition. Then let us do the rest of the work! It’s easy to apply for our free pickup and delivery service on our website’s donations page. By simply filling out our form, you can ensure that a family in our community has a better place to eat, sleep, or sit. So, visit donations.php and help better someone’s life today!

Shown at the dedication are Arboretum Board President Andy Gottesman (on left) and Summit Mayor Jordan Glatt (right, front) with Toby and Betsy Wesson and members of their extended family looking on.

YMCA Hosts Birthday Picnic on the Green The Summit Area YMCA is celebrating its 125th Anniversary by hosting a Birthday Celebration Picnic on the Village Green in Summit on Saturday, September 24. The celebration emphasizes the Summit Area Y’s role as a vibrant, vital and valuable part of the community. The day begins at 7 AM with an outdoor Aerobothan Fundraiser featuring yoga, spin, body combat, sports agility, and family zumba lessons. Beginning at 12 noon, there will be great food, live bands, and family-friendly entertainment, open to all in the community. To sign up for the Aerobothon, or for more information, visit or call 908-273-4270. “The celebration is an opportunity for us to express our appreciation to the community and to thank our donors, members, staff and volunteers for their ongoing commitment to our national cause which has the power to change lives,” said Darryl Johnson, Executive Director. Back-to-School 2011 THE COLLECTION Page 15

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“Drop and Shop” For Back to School at Apricot Lane Boutique… “School Supplies” Are For Moms, Too!


Locally-owned Boutique invites moms to purchase their must-have fall fashion items from their own back-to-school lists.

ack to school shopping doesn’t have to end with new shoes, outfits, notebooks and pencils, all for the kids. Apricot Lane Boutique, located at xxx Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit, is inviting moms to do their own back-to-school shopping. At “Drop and Shop,” mothers can drop their children off at school and then drop in to Apricot Lane to do their own shopping. “Now that the kids and their fall needs are taken care of, why not take the time to do your own much-deserved shopping at the one-stop destination for fall’s most coveted looks, Apricot Lane?” said Tracy Schwierk, owner. Apricot Lane has the hottest styles in denim, trend setting tops, and fun, flirty dresses along with the most unique jewelry to make any woman look great. Featuring brands like Big Star Denim, Jack by BB Dakota, Free People, Costa Blanca, Urban Behavior and Melie Bianco, the locally-owned boutique can help moms get excited about back to school by improving their own

wardrobes and indulging themselves for a change. Think about adding some new wide-leg denims, tops in bold solid colors, and fun layers to your fall look. Make some of your favorite summer pieces last into the cooler months by adding the latest look in crocheted sweaters and luxurious wraps. “Just because we’re grown up doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the excitement of back to school shopping. Even moms can make a checklist of their own and get the newest, most fashion forward designs to take them into the fall season,” explained Tracy, who also happens to be a back to school shopper and mom herself. Apricot Lane is known not only for its on-the-pulse, West Coast style but also for its appeal to both mothers and daughters, teens through just about any age. “Whether you’re looking for a great pair of jeans to create a casual look, or a classy outfit to wear for a night on the town, Apricot Lane can help any woman of any generation find the brands and accessories to express her own style, beautifully,” Tracy added. Stop in today – or after school begins! – and see what Apricot Lane can do for your new fall look!

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Welcome to our new members and thank you to our renewing members for supporting the Chamber of Commerce New Members u Hoboken Farms u The Handyman 4-U u Drawing Board Media u Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company u Edible Arrangements of Summit

Renewing Members • Bourne, Noll & Kenyon • Smythe Volvo Inc. • Coldwell Banker Commercial Feist & Feist • Allstate NJ Insurance Company • Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper

• Terra Sky Center for Wellness

• Taylor Rental Center

• 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

• Schroth and Lorenson Jewelers

• The Wine List of Summit

• Paras and Paras

• Get In Shape For Women

• Organization Resources LLC

• Colonial Appliance & Electronics Inc. • Window Tailors

• Davies & AssociatesInsurance Mgmt.

Please support our local Merchants & Professionals

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Sponsored by the Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation

In The Schools

Oak Knoll School Holds 83rd Commencement Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child held its 83rd Commencement Ceremony in June in Summit. Summit-area graduates posed for a photo before the ceremony. Front row (left to right): Stephanie Koziol of Summit (Bucknell University), Stephanie Fortes of Union (Lehigh University), Lauren Cagnassola of Summit (Cornell University), Sonja Podesta of Summit (New York University, Tisch School of the Arts), and Nora Burd of Summit (Hobart and William Smith Colleges); back row (left to right): Allison Eckert of Murray Hill (Hamilton College), Abigail West of Summit (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Sarabeth Domal of New Providence (Kenyon College), Erin Andrews of Summit (Furman University), Abigail Kacergis of Summit (Villanova University), Kimberly Abruzzo of Summit (Franklin and Marshall College), and Mary Elizabeth Talian of Summit (Swarthmore College). Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school coeducational from kindergarten to grade 6 and for young women only grades 7 to 12.

Chamber Scholarship Winners College Bound The Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation recently awarded four scholarships to high school graduates from Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights. The awards, presented at either the graduation or awards ceremonies, are given annually to seniors from the public schools in the three towns that the Suburban Chamber of Commerce serves. From Summit High School, Erika Cruz received the Perry Root Memorial Scholarship and Taylor Nobile was presented with the William B. Stampes Memorial Scholarship at their graduation ceremony. Both awards memorialize two outstanding Summit downtown businessmen whose energy, ideas and foresight helped make the downtown what it is today. Erika, who moved here as a child with her family from the Dominican Republic, was active in many extracurricular activities while in high school. She will be going on to Loyola University in Maryland. Taylor Nobile, who will matriculate this fall at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, plans to major in communications. The life-long Summit resident was active in sports and Operation Smile at SHS and plans to do community volunteer work while in Charleston. Lev Litichevskiy, whose family immigrated to America from Ukraine when he was four, graduated from New Providence High School where he was active in youth political and science clubs. He plans to major in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University, where he will participate in intramural soccer and hopes to create a more-advanced Russian language course for students like himself. Lev received the New Providence Chamber Scholarship. The Jo Ciullo Memorial Scholarship, named for a Berkeley Heights businesswoman, was awarded to Anthony DeFranco from Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A future accounting major at Rider University, the life-long Berkeley Heights resident received several varsity letters at GLHS including winning the Pole Vault State Championship his senior year. He plans to stay active in sports while at Rider since he says he “wants to stay in shape in college.” (The Jo Ciullo Scholarship was sponsored this year by Allstate Insurance and Smith Chiropractic.) Congratulations to all the scholarship winners!

Kent Place Middle School Provides “Helping Hands” For Japan Relief This past spring, the Kent Place Middle School sponsored an event called “Helping Hands for Japan,” a fundraising activity to aid the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. All funds raised were donated to rebuilding several schools in the city of Ishinomaki. By the event’s end, $5,000 was raised. Students, teachers and parents participated in several activities, including a cultural look at Japan through music, fashion and handKent Place students making origami paper cranes to send to Japan. made origami. The paper cranes made by students were available for “sponsoring,” with the Middle School making over 1,000 origami figures. A second part of “Helping Hands” was a dress sale of gently worn dresses donated by Middle and Upper School students, the proceeds from this also going to benefit Ishinomaki. Other activities included writing letters and haiku poems, which were then posted on a “Wall of Hope” by a teacher in Ishinomaki. The Middle School also produced a short movie of greetings and expressions of support from the Kent Place community to the students in Ishinomaki. Sixth grader Hana Charnley and her mother, Noriko, a native of Japan, were instrumental in organizing the event, including contacting students in Ishinomaki. “I was so impressed by the sight of the whole Middle School coming together to celebrate the culture of Japan and to reach out to those who are trying to rebuild after the devastation,” said Amanda Berry, Middle School English teacher and event organizer. Kent Place teaches girls to see themselves as members of a larger community – and to believe that they have the power to make a difference. For more information on community service and leadership at Kent Place, please visit

Chamber Welcomes New Summit Teachers at Luncheon The Suburban Chamber of Commerce annually hosts the new teachers in the three towns it serves, Summit, New Providence, and Berkeley Heights. The Summit New Teachers Luncheon was held August 18 at The Grand Summit Hotel and “goodie bags” filled with items from local businesses were distributed to the guests. Pictured at the luncheon are new teachers (l-r) Erin Koehler, student teacher; Francois Suhr, music teacher; Elizabeth Kradjel, elementary teacher; Lucinda Jaffe, middle school Latin teacher; Amy Wysoczynski, middle school science teacher; Jamie Bass, elementary art teacher; and Timothy Belmont, middle school language arts teacher. (Photo by Ken Shulack) Back-to-School 2011 THE COLLECTION Page 19

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East Meets West at Summit Health Shoppe… Dedicated to Your Health Dr. Fred Tapper and Tushar B. Patel, the owners of Summit Health Shoppe, believe they’ve found the perfect place to open a health store: 363 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit. Summit Health Shoppe stocks a comprehensive selection of major brands of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and supplements. The store carries the following well-known companies: Jarrow, Solgar, Nordic Naturals, Kal, Megafood, Solaray, Nature’s Way, Enzymatic Therapy, Now, New Chapter, and more. Summit Health Shoppe also dedicates a large portion of its shelf space to glutenfree products, everything from baking mixes to soups, cereals to snacks. “People in Summit are very health conscious. They want to know how to stay healthy and feel better and to learn about healthy lifestyles and nutrition,” the owners explained. Because they take a personalized approach to their customers, Summit Health Shoppe encourages special orders, and if a request is made for something they don’t have, they’ll do their best to order the product and keep the store stocked with it. They are dedicated to your health as if it were their own. Dr. Tapper is the retired former medical director of St. Elizabeth

Hospital in Elizabeth. He became interested in health food and supplements through his wife. After just three months of living healthier and taking supplements, Fred said he “felt amazingly better” and was hooked on his new lifestyle. “Nutrition and dietary supplements are an important field,” the doctor explained. “They are often overlooked and need more attention than they normally get.” Tushar Patel, a native of India, has been in the retail business since 1988. He has owned a pharmaceutical company, Oracle Health Care Private, Ltd., for 14 years. Tushar, a former resident of Florida, travelled all over New Jersey before deciding to relocate to Summit, a place where he “feels energized, vibrant and right at home.” Summit Health Shoppe is a real gem for those interested in being proactive about their health and well-being, both for themselves and their families. Call them at 908-522-1212 or email tushar.libran@ or, or better yet, stop in today for nutritional counseling and a wide selection of foods, health products and supplements. You’ll soon be on your way to a healthier, better you!

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The summer of 2011 is almost over…Vacations are wrapping up; families, kids & teachers are preparing to go back to school; days are becoming shorter; and pretty soon the leaves will start to turn. But not to depress those who live for summer, and with fall just around the corner, it may be time to ask this question - Should September 1st be the date when we make our big health resolution for the year? Said differently, should September 1st be the new New Year’s resolution date? Think about it, with the summer coming to an end, are you more or less likely to be active? Shorter days mean less time for outdoor activities and colder weather makes it less accommodating to do outdoor things. If you have children, they are committing to another busy school year. If you’re getting the kids’ schedules set, now is the perfect time to get your schedule in place. And most importantly, shouldn’t you get complete control of your eating habits before the holidays rather than waiting until after the damage is done? Makes sense, right? With all this in mind, there’s no reason to delay helping yourself to attain better health, fitness and wellness. Remember, that the correct combination of weight training, cardio, supportive nutrition, and accountability leads to permanent results. The first step is always the hardest, but once you make the commitment, the place to come is Get In Shape For Women, located in The Promenade at

545Morris Avenue in Summit. Get In Shape For Women knows that commitment is hard. The greatest form of commitment is to your health; once your health is on track, everything else falls into place. The company’s niche is group personal training sessions, combined with nutritional counseling and “accountability” check-ins where members are weighed and measured. Members sign up for personal training groups of up to four women, and pay as little as $19 per hour-long session, with the lowest price given to members who sign up in advance for the most sessions. Members are required to commit to, and pay in advance for, a minimum of three months of three sessions a week, which means an initial financial commitment of at least $1,000. Also, GISFW limits enrollment to 150 clients and they don’t accept everybody into their program. Before they bring someone on, they want to make sure that they have a measurable goal that they’re 100% committed to, that they’re coachable and a good fit for the culture and energy of the studio. Give Get In Shape For Women a call today, at 908-277-3799. And you’re invited to their Open House on Saturday, September 24, from 1-3 PM, where you can win a door prize and save money on a session package. Visit to see all they have to offer.

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The Collection - "Back to" Edition - September 2011  

A collection of fine services and retailers in the Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights area of New Jersey