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The Vicki Popp Salon

, offering the latest in state-of-the art hair care services, recently opened at Heritage Square Shopping Center, 505 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights. From the moment customers enter the spacious, sleek salon, they will be pampered in a comfortable, fun environment with access to the latest and greatest in hair care technology.

The salon’s owner, Vicki Popp Jimenez, has over 15 years of styling experience and is known for her innovative cutting and coloring techniques. Her ability to connect with her clients has made her one of the most highly sought-after stylists in the area. Vicki is a graduate of the Hair Fashion Institute and has trained with both the Redkin and Paul Mitchell systems. “The entire team at the Vicki Popp Salon is dedicated to provide each client with a personalized cutting and color experience,” Vicki explained. “We are all passionate about great hair and are totally committed to our clients. Our goal is to ensure that your hair doesn’t just look good the day you leave the salon, but that you will be able to style it easily yourself, so that it will look amazing every day

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until your next appointment,” she added. Joining Vicki at the salon is Christina Nagle, who has trained under elite Redkin Colorists and was mentored by an American Board Certified Master Colorist. Christina keeps up-to-date with the latest hair trends by attending advanced coloring, highlighting, cutting and styling classes at the Redkin Exchange in NYC. Gina Prazeres is the newest addition to the Vicki Popp Salon, and she has worked with many of the elite in the hair design industry. She specializes in all variations of hair coloring and cutting and is known for her natural looks. Services offered at the Vicki Popp Salon include women’s and men’s cuts, expert color, special occasion updos, and professional makeup. The salon also offers modern, luxurious treatments - Pravana Perfection Smooth Out, Keraglaze and texture control. The salon is the first one in the area to use earth friendly Pravana hair care products. Hours at the salon are Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Follow Vicki Popp on Twitter and Pinterest for styling tips and salon updates, and to make an appointment, call 908-967-6492. For more information, visit www.vickipoppsalon.com.

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Summer Calendar Ongoing

June

“Spring Visions 2013” Art Show at Bouras Properties Group exhibition runs through June 19 at Bouras Properties, 25 DeForest Ave, Summit; artists include Michal Barkai, Ann Frommer, Charles Miller, and Rosalia Tignini Verdun; free and open to the public during normal business hours, M-F, 9 AM-5 PM; contact Linda Cole at 908-277-6054 to schedule a visit

Tom Holmes: Elements Solo show by sculptor Tom Holmes at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; sculptures are located throughout the grounds; parking on site, no admission; through October 31; (Tom Holmes’ sculptures are also located around downtown Summit, through Summit Public Art’s Temporary Art program.) call 908273-8787 for more information

Cell Phone Collections Benefit GLHS Project Graduation Ongoing collection of retired cell phones which will be disposed of properly and help raise funds for Gov. Livingston HS’s Project Graduation; through graduation, at end of June; collection bins are in Berkeley Heights Public Library, Mountainside Public Library and the Wireless Zone stores in New Providence and Gillette; email GLProjectGraduation@gmail.com for more information

Registration Ongoing for Summer Theatre Conservatory 2013 Register for Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s Acting Camp for kids ages 10-17; three sessions run four weeks, from July 8-August 2, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Ave, Summit; sign up for one session or all three; call 908-514-9654 or email info@DreamcatcherRep.org or visit www.DreamcatcherRep.org for more information and to sign up

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Mondays and Wednesdays at the Summit YMCA (67 Maple St), Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Berkeley Heights YMCA (550 Springfield Ave); free 12-week Y membership program designed for adult cancer survivors; program focuses on the whole person, not the disease; for more information, call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org

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Sundays Summit Farmers’ Market 8 AM-1 PM in Park & Shop Lot #2, corner of Maple Street and DeForest Avenue in downtown Summit; fresh fruits and vegetables, organic produce; prepared foods, meats, Jersey-fresh fish, honey, pickles, breads, baked goods, field flowers and plants, herbs, coffee and lemonade, farm cheeses, and more; free parking in nearby lots or on streets; sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc; market relocates to Beechwood Rd/Bank St from June 30-August 25, then back to Park & Shop Lot #2 from September 1 – November 24; for information, call 908-277-6100 or visit www.summitdowntown.org

Pre-Natal Yoga 10:30-11:45 AM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit, 2nd floor; a natural way to bring consciousness to the relationship you have with your baby and to increase strength, flexibility and a sense of well-being; pre-registration is required; $20/session; call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com

Mondays French Conversation Group 6-8 PM at Weichert, Realtors, 474 Morris Ave, Summit; led by Bob Velasquez; free and open to the public; free parking in rear of building; call 908-380-3502 or email bvbonjour05@hotmail.com for more information

Pathways Dragon Boat Team SOS-NJ Practices Cancer survivors’ Dragon Boat Team practices at Lake Parsippany on Mondays from 5:45-7:15 PM; no experience required; practices and races continue through midOctober; call Michele at 908-273-4242 x 154 or stop by The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit for more information; registration required

Mondays & Wednesdays Play Bridge at the YMCA 12:30-3 PM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; no partners needed; one-time fee $10, then $7/week to play; Beginners Class on Monday, 11-12 noon ($20 for first 4 classes, $5/class thereafter); call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org

Mondays & Thursdays Argentine Tango Classes Ongoing classes for all levels on Monday and Thursday evenings at Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; taught by Carolina and Diego; no partners or experience necessary; fee charged; for more information, visit www.DanceTangoNJ.com or call 908-918-9790

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Kidding Around Childrenswear Has New Dance Moves!

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idding Around Childrenswear, located in the Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, is holding a big liquidation sale. (Stop in today for big discounts on the current inventory.) But that doesn’t mean they’re going anywhere! They are making room for an expanded Dance and Gymnastics department, which will occupy half the store. The “old” Boys department will be gone, with the exception of clothes and outfits for boys newborn to 24 months. The Girls department will still feature clothes, outfits and accessories for girls from newborn to girls size 16. And the Dance and Gymnastics department will expand to include everything for the littlest ballerina to adult dance, gymnastics and workout clothes. “Our dance and gymnastics business has been growing for the last several years,” said Mary Jane Kantor, Kidding Around co-owner. “Demand has increased so we’re expanding to meet the needs of our customers. We’ll now be a full-service, complete dance and gymnastics store, as well as a children’s clothing store.” The lines in the Dance and Gymnastic department will be expanded to include from size 2T to adult: leotards, tights, accessories, hair accessories, tutus, leg warmers, skirts, hip hop sneakers, and jazz, tap, ballet (including pointe) shoes. Brands they will carry include Capezio, Body Wrappers, Eurotard, Grisko, Bloch and more. “We’ve been trained to expertly fit pointe shoes so young ballerinas can get all their needs taken care of right here in New Providence,” Mary Jane added. Stop in today for some great bargains on Kidding Around Childrenswear’s close-out specials and to check out the expanding Dance Corner. Call them at 908-508-1860. And there’s lots of free parking in the Village Shopping Center. SUMMER 2013


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re you looking to grow your money? Will you have college expenses down the road? Are you planning for your retirement? Is starting your own business one of your dreams? If any of these are in your plans, your first step should be to contact your local Merrill Lynch Financial Team. When you choose a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor, you’re entering into a unique long-term relationship. One where your advisor takes the time to develop a thorough understanding of who you are, how you think and what matters most to you. It’s a relationship that combines financial experience with intimate knowledge of your priorities to plan, protect and help fulfill your vision of the future. When advisors truly know what’s important to you, they can draw upon the combined investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking strength of Bank of America and unlock opportunities tailored exclusively to your needs. “The interests of our customers must come first,” Charles Merrill said when he began the firm in 1914. That ideal has helped Merrill Lynch grow to be one of the world’s leading wealth-management companies — one relationship at a time. In the 1940’s, Charles Merrill was responsible for making vast changes in the way the investment industry operated. Adapting retailing concepts to stock brokering, Merrill became determined to attract large numbers of small investors to the market. Using the slogan “Bring Wall Street to Main Street,” Merrill began a campaign in 1941 both to educate the general public about the stock market and to make changes in the structure of the business that would appeal to small investors. He accomplished his goals by printing large advertisements and pamphlets in newspapers and magazines describing the workings of the investment business in simple language, and by setting up a research department what would do stock analysis reports intended for laymen. In today’s world, powerful global trends — economic, political, environmental and social — are reshaping our lives and creating new investing opportunities as well as unanticipated risks. To help you understand the connections between these forces and how they could affect your life, Merrill Lynch turned to their company’s top researchers, strategists and economists. They outlined the major areas driving change in the U.S., the markets and the world, offering information and insights that can help you make the most of what’s happening in our world. Access to worldclass market research and the industry’s top financial analysts form a solid foundation for advisors intent on staying one step ahead so they can help you reach your financial goals in today’s complex global economy. As any parent and grandparent already knows, your family’s financial needs constantly change. You may be planning for your young son’s college education or helping a grown daughter with a wedding or her first mortgage. Possibly you’re caring for an aging parent or a family member with special needs. Or you may simply want to ensure that your heirs have

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all they need to live more fulfilling lives. A Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor can help you handle the blessings, challenges and surprises of family life by recommending solutions to meet your specific needs. To help you have the income you need in retirement, it’s essential to have a plan that identifies appropriate investment strategies for your age, risk tolerance and circumstances. Even if you aren’t nearing retirement, it’s never too early to ask: Are you invested in the right mix of stocks, bonds, alternative investments, and liquid assets to build a comfortable income stream? Should you be purchasing long-term care insurance? Have you maxed out your tax-deductible contributions to your retirement plan at work? If so, what else can you do now to help you achieve your retirement goals later in life? A Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor can answer your questions and steer you in the right direction. Have you been postponing a much-deserved family vacation, going back to college or starting a business? A Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor can offer smart ways that may help you free up the cash you need to do what you want now without putting a dent in your portfolio or compromising your retirement needs later. You’ve worked hard to achieve the life you desire. Now you want to make a difference in the lives of your heirs, as well as find the most effective way to support the causes you believe in. How can you pass on your wealth in the most tax-efficient manner, offering the greatest benefit to your loved ones? A Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor can work with your tax professional to identify ways to help hand more down to the next generation and create a philanthropic legacy with lasting impact. Whether you are the founding CEO of a start-up company in need of working capital, the owner of a profitable business seeking money to expand, or a second- or third-generation owner preparing to sell your company, Merrill Lynch’s business solutions, tailored for small to mid-sized businesses, can help. Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors can be found in the new Merrill Lynch offices at One DeForest Avenue in the Summit Executive Center in downtown Summit. “We are close by and easy to reach, and completely in line with founder Charles Merrill’s vision of ‘bringing Wall Street to Main Street,’” said Financial Advisor and Summit resident Tom Cahill.

“What better place to do this than in Summit.”

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Tuesdays Old Guard Meets

June

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; June 11 program is Charles Dobes, CPA, who will discuss personal taxes and where we’re going with those; call 908-244-4384 for information or visit www.summitoldguard.homestead.com

Cancer Recovery Fitness Program at Pathways 1:30-2:15 PM at The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; free; an exercise program, sponsored by Pathways, for women recovering from cancer surgery, designed to increase energy levels and endurance, reduce stress while improving range of motion; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org for more information

Gynecological Cancer Support Group at Pathways 12 noon-1:15 PM at Pathways at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; group meets second and fourth Tuesday; for women at any stage of treatment; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@ TheConnectionOnline.org for information; registration is required

Italian Conversation Conversational group meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 PM at Parsippany Main Library; informal gathering welcomes those who wish to improve their Italian; call Roland at 973-887-5266 for more information

Tuesdays & Thursdays Arthritis Foundation Class for Seniors 2 PM on Tuesdays, 11:30 AM on Thursdays, at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; open to the community; call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org for information

Tuesdays & Saturdays Gentle Yoga for Female Cancer Survivors Classes are for women recovering from cancer surgery and treatment; offered at Pathways, at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings; taught by Jana; register by calling Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org

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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 www.bnibizex.com

Seniors Sing! 11AM-12 noon at Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit; all area senior citizens are invited to this “young at heart” choral program; 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 www.continuoarts.com

New Providence Farmers’ Market 12:00-6:00PM in the New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot, 1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence; fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, prepared foods, pickles, and more; sponsored by the New Providence Business & Professional Association; through October 30; for more information, call 908-5982532 or go to www.npbpa.com

Thursdays Summit Greenmarket 3-8 PM on Beechwood Rd in downtown Summit; Jersey fresh produce from the farmers who grow and harvest the crops; new summer market runs from June 27 – September 12; sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc; call 908-277-6100 or visit www.summitdowntown.org

Breast Cancer Support Group at Pathways 6 PM on the second and fourth Thursday; at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; free; for women diagnosed and at any stage of treatment; resources and coping strategies are shared; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org; registration is required

Fridays Mah Jongg at the Y 12 noon-2 PM at Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, BH; 8-week sessions; $25; contact 908-464-8373 for more information

Free Fridays at the YMCA At the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; during July and August, future members are invited to try the Y for free; contact Terri at 908-273-3330 x 1126 for information

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC - Because Trust Matters When seeking quality legal representation and counsel, partnering with a firm that meets your needs is essential to achieving positive results. For more than a halfcentury Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC, has been that partner for clients of all sizes and industries. We are a mid-sized general practice law firm large enough to provide sophisticated, in-depth experience in a broad spectrum of industries and practice areas, yet small enough to adapt easily to the unique needs of our clients. We provide quality legal representation with a focus on personalized service, reasonable fees and a commitment to the highest of ethical standards. Our areas of practice comprise business, litigation and personal legal services, including automotive, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business counsel and transactions, business succession, construction, corporate, divorce and family, education, elder law, employment, environmental, health care, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, labor, litigation, municipal, real estate and land use, tax, and wills, trusts and estates. Our clients include individuals and small and medium-sized businesses, as well as automotive manufacturers, banks and financial institutions, construction companies, emerging businesses, employee

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benefits funds, hospitals, insurance companies, labor organizations, medical groups, nonprofit organizations, privately held businesses, public entities, school boards, and trade associations. All our clients receive personal partnerlevel attention in a professional yet approachable atmosphere. Our more than 60 attorneys and a similar number of support staff work closely to ensure that we deliver value for our clients. We were founded in 1954 by Joseph S. Lindabury, Francis X. McCormick and Kenneth L. Estabrook and merged with Cooper, Rose and English in 2006. The firm operates offices in Westfield, Summit, Red Bank, Manhattan, and Center City, Philadelphia. Our success and growth have always rested upon the quality and integrity of our work and our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients efficiently and costeffectively. In this way, we build the bonds of trust that are critical for successful legal representation and for helping our clients achieve their objectives. Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC, can be reached in Summit at 908-273-1212 and visited at www. lindabury.com. The Summit offices are located at 480 Morris Avenue. The firm is a member of LEGUS, a network of international law firms.

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Fridays Performances at The Minstrel 8 PM at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown; run by The Folk Project, featuring traditional American and ethnic folk music; location is handicapped accessible, free parking on site; adults $8, 12 and under free; call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org for ticket prices and more information

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• June: 14-Open Stage; 21-Louise Mosrie headlines, The Twangtown Paramours open; 28-Andrew Dunn headlines, Baron-Montemurro opens • July: 5-Gathering time, the YaYas and Honor Finnegan share top billing; 12-Open stage; 19-Toby Walker headlines, Tom Picard opens; 26-The Minstrel’s 38th Birthday Show ($9/adult includes refreshments) • August: 2-Finvarra’s Wren headlines, Rachel Streich opens; 9-Open stage; 16Dave Rimelis headlines, Pat Guadagno opens; 23-David Massengill headlines, opening act TBA; 30-Uke Festival

Saturdays Argentine Tango Open House 2:30-6:30 PM at MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; open to all levels, no partner necessary; $15 cover charge; experience the magic of Argentine Tango!; complimentary class at 3 PM, open to all levels; delicious Argentine pastries and coffee for sale; for more info visit www.DanceTangoNJ.com or call 908-918-9790

Swingin’ Tern Contra & Square Dancing Dance group meets first & third Saturdays at 8 PM at First Presbyterian Church Parish Hall, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover; beginners’ workshop at 7:30; adults $10, students $5; dance series run by The Folk Project features specials callers and musicians; call 973-295-6864 or visit www.folkproject.org for information • June: 15-Ron Blechner with Fingerplay • July: 6-Perry Sharfan with Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes; 20-Steve White and Fia Heller (band TBA) • August: 3-Caller TBA with Hog Wild; 17- Caller TBA with Unbowed

Monday, June 10 Registration for YMCA Summer Program Session 1

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Wednesday, June 12 Movie: Snitch 2 PM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; fast-paced action thriller feature Dwayne Johnson; call 908-647-2088 or visit www.longhilllibrary.org for more information

Thursday, June 13 Mommy Mingle 7-9 PM at MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; in the Brownstone Theater and Artspace on the third level; meet other new moms and talk with the baby experts from Postpartum Place in Chatham; light refreshments served; parking in lot at rear of building

Summer Class Registration at The Connection Registration begins for The Connection’s Summer Session classes; classes begin July 1 and run through August 23; The Connection’s Summer Camps also begin July 1 and run through August 23, with full and half-day sessions; visit www. TheConnectionOnline.org or call 908-273-4242 or stop by 79 Maple St, Summit for information and to sign up

June 13 & 24, July 9 Bone Density Screenings June 13: 9-10:30 AM at New Providence Borough Hall, 360 Elkwood Ave, NP and 11 AM-12:30 PM at Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main St, Chatham; June 24:10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; July 9: 9-10:30 AM at Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Rd, Stirling and 11 AM-12:30 PM at Long Hill Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; noninvasive ultrasound provides immediate results; counseling and educational materials also provided by Overlook Medical Center; fee $10; registration required; call 800-247-9580

Thursdays June 13, July 11, August 8 Mothers & More Meeting 7:45-9:30 PM at The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; greater Summit area chapter welcomes new members and meets on second Thursday of every month; playgroups, mom’s night out, book club, family events, informative meetings, and more; free; visit www.momsnjsc.webs.com for more information

New Millennium Nutrition 8:15-10 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit; Larry Heisler leads nutrition education program; $40/class, pre-registration required; call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com for more information Continued on page 12

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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.)

17 – ParrotBeach, A Jimmy Buffet Tribute: 7:30 PM concert in Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights (free)

18 – The Tim Gillis Band: 7:30 PM concert in Centennial Park, New Providence (free)

18 – Movie Night Outdoors: Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights (free) 18 – Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium: Outdoor Movie on the Village Green, Summit (free)

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23 – The B Street Band, A Springsteen Tribute: 7 PM concert on the Village Green, Summit (free)

23-29 - Discover Summit Arts Festival (see insert in The Collection

24 – Big Band Evolution: 7:30 PM concert in Memorial Park,

25, 27 & 29 – Minuetto Music Festival: The first concert (Young

24 – Sounds of a Summer Night: Rose and the Nightingale, 7 PM

for a complete listing of events)

Artists Showcase) features rising young vocalists; the second, DESTINO, will showcase the Canadian tenors and a virtuoso violinist; and the third highlights a 100-member chorus with orchestra. (Concerts are at 7:30 PM at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St, Summit; for tickets and information, visit www.continuoarts.com or call 908-264-5324.)

26 – Sounds of a Summer Night: NJPAC alumni artists from Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, 7 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit

30 - Berkeley Heights Street Fair: Fun for the whole family with

rides, games, foods, arts & crafts, and more, along Springfield Avenue in downtown Berkeley Heights (free)

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concert at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit

25 – The 1910 Fruitgum Company: 7:30 PM concert in Centennial Park, New Providence (free)

25 – Toy Story: Outdoor Movie on the Village Green, Summit (free) 30 – Total Soul: 7 PM concert on the Village Green, Summit (free) 30 – The Infernos: 7:30 PM concert in Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights (free)

August

1 – Movie Night Outdoors: Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights (free) 1 – Rise of the Guardians: Outdoor Movie on the Village Green, Summit (free)

3 – Fireworks in New Providence, part of the Fourth of July

7 – Sounds of a Summer Night: The Blues Doctors, 7 PM at

4 – The Cameos: 7:45 PM concert followed by fireworks, on

8 – Somewhere in Time: Outdoor Movie on the Village Green,

Celebration (free)

Soldier’s Memorial Field, off Ashland Rd, Summit (free)

9 – ParrotBeach, A Jimmy Buffet Tribute: 7 PM concert on the Village Green, Summit (free)

10 – BeatleMania Again: 7:30 PM concert in Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights (free)

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit Summit (free)

19 – Rango: Outdoor Movie at the Summit Family Aquatic Center, Ashwood Ave, Summit

21 – Sounds of a Summer Night: Steve Teti Combo, 7 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit

10 – Sounds of a Summer Night: NJPAC Summer Youth

Performance Workshop (cabaret & musical theatre), 7 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit

11 – Elefante Family Band: 7:30 PM concert in Centennial Park, New Providence (free)

16 – The Bronx Wonders: 7 PM concert on the Village Green, Summit (free)

16 – Fireworks in Berkeley Heights on Mt. Carmel Field off Springfield Ave

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For more information, visit www.cityofsummit.org or call 908-277-2932; www.newprovbiz.com or call 908-598-2532; www.berkeleyheightstwp.com or call 908-464-0550; and www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787. Many of the above events have received donations from area businesses, foundations, local governments, and private individuals. We thank all the sponsors for their generosity.

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Thursdays June 13 & July 18 Bioness® Screening For those who may have trouble walking or using your hands as a result of medical conditions, Bioness® technologies may help; screenings held at Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; call for information and to schedule an appointment: 855-246-6375

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Fridays June 14 & 28 Teatro Si at MONDO 7:30 PM at MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; 6-14: Compas-Dance if You Must! Concert (Latin American compositions from a variety of genres will be performed by the group); 6-28: Flamenco Night w/ Singer David Castellano and special guests; concerts are part of the 2nd Friday @ MONDO Music Concert Series; in the Brownstone Theater on the third level; tickets $20/adult, $10/child; purchase online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/390394 or call box office at 908-301-9496

Fridays June 14, July 12, August 9 Buenos Aires Comes to Summit! Tango Night at Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; live music, complimentary intro tango class; class held every second Friday evening; snacks and coffee, BYOB; $20 cover charge; no partner or experience necessary; for more info and to reserve a place, visit www.CarolinayDiego.com or call 908-918-9790

Fridays June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26 Neighborhood Networking Group (NNG) Meets 7:45 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 Patrick (908-219-4467) for information and for other upcoming dates

Saturday, June 15 Learn to Juggle! 11 AM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; today is World Juggling Day; for kids from 12-120; call 908-647-2088 or visit www.longhilllibrary.org for more information

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8 PM at MONDO Summit, in Artspace on the third level; 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; tickets on sale at MONDO, first floor; $55/person; refreshments served; proceeds benefit revitalization of the Summit Promenade Park

Saturdays June 15, 22 & 29 Discovery Saturdays at the Arboretum 9 AM-1 PM at Carriage House Education Center at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; interactive exploration of nature for kids of all ages (adults must be accompanied by a child); “Get to Know a Tree is theme; 6-15: The Sugar Maple, 6-22: The Sequoia, 6-29: the Tulip Tree; free for members, $5/child for non-members; call 908-273-8787 for more information

Garden Planting Extravaganzas 9 AM- 12 noon at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; volunteers can help make the Arboretum look its best; all tools and supplies provided; call 908-273-8787 x 2222 or email l.martin@reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information or to sign up

Monday, June 17 SCC Annual Golf Outing 11 AM at Twin Brooks Country Club, Mountain Ave, Watchung; hosted by Suburban Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Overlook Medical Center; golf, prizes, auction, lunch, dinner and cocktail reception included; for fees, sponsorships and registration information, visit www.suburbanchambers.org or call 908-522-1700

Movie: Identity Thief 6 PM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy star in comedy about stolen identities; call 908-647-2088 or visit www.longhilllibrary.org for more information

Meditation in the Salt Room 7-8 PM at Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights; practice mindfulness-based stress reduction, guided relaxation and salt therapy to rejuvenate mind, body and soul; $15;space is limited, reservations required to info@ respirasalt.com or call 908-665-0333

June 17, 19 & 24, July 1, 8 & 15 Diabetes Screenings Mondays, 10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; Wednesday, June 19, 10-11:30 AM at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes; registration required; free; call 800-247-9580 to sign up and for information Continued on page 18

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he Discover Summit Arts Festival is a week-long fine arts celebration June 23 - 29, 2013 in Summit, New Jersey. The more than 40 events are featured, including art, music, film, theatre, dance, live entertainment, art lectures and exhibitions, culinary and healing arts, & more. Some of the events and programs are free and others require paid tickets at nominal prices. Tickets are now available and some events may sell out, so it is recommended to purchase tickets early! All of the information is available in this removable insert for you to post and refer to. You can also access information on the Discover Summit Arts facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ DiscoverSummitArts/events. Discover Summit Arts was co-founded by Summit

residents and art enthusiasts Lyle Brehm and Janet Whitman. A committee of many volunteers representing many organizations in the Summit area has been working for the past year to make the event a great success. Jean Criss of Jean Criss Media, LLC, is the Festival producer. (For additional media, sponsorship or program inquiries, please contact info@JeanCrissMedia.com or call 908-247-8443.)

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The Festival Committee would like to thank our sponsors and donors, who include AVE Living, The Wine List of Summit, Mayor Ellen Dickson, MONDO Summit and their Merchants, The Artisans’ Ball, Michael de la Force Images®, Joni Rose Fine Art, the Manley-Winser Foundation, the Summit Area Public Foundation, as well as private contributors. The following organizations also supported as media sponsors Jean Criss Media, LLC; Summit Downtown, Inc.; and the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Individuals may make a donation to the Summit Area Public Foundation – Discover Summit Arts (a 501c.3) at http://www. sapfnj.org/ (click “Donate now”) or checks, made payable to SAPF-DSA, may be sent to P.O. Box 191, Summit, NJ 07902-0191. Residents may volunteer their time or join our distribution list at info@jeancrissmedia.com. “The Discover Summit Arts Festival will be a great way to kick off the summer here in downtown Summit,” said committee co-chair Janet Whitman. “We look forward to seeing everyone at the festival!”

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SCHEDULE of EVENTS

www.facebook.com/DiscoverSummitArts 8-9:30 PM Breath and Body Works - Vocal Healing Workshop:

SUNDAY JUNE 23 10 AM-5 PM Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts:

At MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; Michelle Oram, 973-519-2132, www.breathandbodyworks.com; Tickets: $10/person

100+ artisans, live music, photography, jewelry, crafts, free concerts, and more! free; in downtown Summit, along Union Pl, Beechwood Rd & Bank St; sponsored by Summit Downtown, Inc; Marin Mixon, 908-277-6100, http://www.summitdowntown.org

7-10 PM Bottle & Botega – Mobile Art Parties, An Evening with Klimt:

3 PM Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea Concert: Outdoors at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Morris Ave, Summit; in the Church Plaza; inclement weather, concert inside church; free will donation; Michele Williams, 908-277-3700, www.st-teresa.org/?3e3ea140

6 PM Film Society of Summit - The History of the Eagles, Part I: In the third floor Brownstone Theater at MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; documentary by Alex Gibney; Lisa Reznik, 974-885-1983; Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at door (per person), www.smarttix.com; information at www.SummitFilmSociety.com

At the Hat Tavern, The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit; Rupa Kale, 908-376-6440, www.bottleandbotega.com/njcentral; www.grandsummit.com/; Tickets: $40/person, www.sites.cimplebox.com/c/bb/registration.aspx?s=4014&c+2251&eid=106 22&r=0.0865791.

TUESDAY JUNE 25 9–10 AM Breath and Body Works - Vocal Healing Workshop: At MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; Michelle Oram, 973-519-2132, www.breathandbodyworks.com; Tickets: $10/person

10:30AM & 1:30PM Summit Public Art - Public Art Walks:

MONDAY JUNE 24 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Summit Public Art - Public Art Walks:

Walks start at Village Green, corner of Maple and Broad Streets, downtown Summit; view and learn about the public sculpture that graces Summit’s downtown area; free; www.arts.cityofsummit.org; Pat Kettenring, 908-273-8625; Rain date: June 26th, 2:00 PM

Walks start at Village Green, corner of Maple and Broad Streets, downtown Summit; view and learn about the public sculpture that graces Summit’s downtown area; free; arts.cityofsummit.org; Pat Kettenring, 908-273-8625; Rain date: June 26th, 2:00 PM

7:30 PM Minuetto Music Festival - Milton Cross Rising Star Young Artist Showcase:

11 AM-2 PM Culinary & Healing Arts Day:

At Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St, Summit; http://centralpres.org/; Candace Wicke, 908-264-5324, www.continuoarts.com/; Tickets: $30/person for 3-concert series

A day of culinary and healing arts with food, celebrity chefs, beverages, tastings, art demonstrations and exhibits, music, and healing therapies; at Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; sponsored by Jean Criss Media, 908-247-8443, www.HistoricTwinMaples.org; Tickets: $20/person, www.jeancrissmedia.com/#!contact

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26

1-2:30 PM Overlook Medical Center - Literature and Medicine: A Community Dialogue on Literature & Medicine, at Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 3, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; free; Emily Calicchio, 800-247-9580, www.atlantichealth.org/healingarts

2-4 PM Culinary & Healing Arts Day - “Sidewalk Samplings:” Downtown Summit food purveyors will have free samples to taste; merchants include: Paolo’s Kitchen, The Wine List, Sweet Nothings, The Eatery, food., co-sponsored by Summit Downtown, Inc, Marin Mixon 908-277-6100 and Jean Criss Media, LLC, Jean Criss, 908-247-8443; www.summitdowntown.org

4-7 PM Culinary & Healing Arts Day: An evening of culinary and healing arts with food, celebrity chefs, beverages, tastings, art demonstrations and exhibits, music and healing therapies; at MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; sponsored by Jean Criss Media, 908-247-8443, www. jeancrissmedia.com/#!; hosted by Annette Dwyer, 917-969-4534, www.mondosummit. com/; Tickets: $20/person, www.jeancrissmedia.com/#!contact

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10-11 AM Overlook Medical Center - Creative and Healing Arts -Understanding the Creative Arts Therapies & the Healing Arts: At Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 2, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; facilitated by Ashley Greene; free; for ages 16 and older; Emily Calicchio, 800-247-9580, www. atlantichealth.org/healingarts

11 AM-12:30 PM Overlook Medical Center - Creative and Healing Arts -- Photography of Charles Miller: Artist Reception with harp music, in the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; Healing Arts, 973-660-3533, www.atlantichealth.org/healingarts ; free; Exhibition Open: June 1 - September 20, 2013

7 PM Sounds of A Summer Night Concert: Featuring Alumni from NJPAC Teen Jazz Program, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; rain or shine; Frank Juliano, 908-273-8787 x 1414, www.reevesreedarboretum.org; Tickets: $10/person, free to RRA members; concert attendees may arrive at 6 PM and bring a picnic supper

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10 AM-6 PM Authentic Argentine Tango School:

12 noon-1:30 PM 7th Annual Atlantic Health System Family Art Exhibition:

Tango, dance, art dance and more by Authentic Argentine Dance School, at Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; www.historictwinmaples.org/; Carolina Y Diego, 908-9189790, www.DanceTangoNJ.com; Tickets: $20/person, general admission, all day pass

Passion through Art, Winners Circle, Artist Reception, at Overlook Medical Center, in Bouras Auditorium, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; free; Emily Calicchio, 800-247-9580, www.atlantichealth.org/overlook/our+services/healing+arts/

7:30PM Minuetto Music Festival Finale Concert:

12:30-2 PM Atlantic Health System Healing Arts - Healing Voices:

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville & Vaughn William’s Dona Nobis Pacem, at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St, Summit; http://centralpres.org/; Candace Wicke, 908-264-5324, http://continuoarts.com/; Tickets: $30/person for 3 -concert series

Selected Poems and Readings, at Overlook Medical Center, in Bouras Auditorium, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; free; Emily Calicchio, 800-247-9580, www.atlantichealth.org/ overlook/our+services/healing+arts/

ONGOING EXHIBITS:

2-3 PM Book Reading - Tales and Tunes from Many Cultures:

Elements, The Sculptures of Tom Holmes, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; www.reevesreedarboretum.org; Frank Juliano, 908-273-8787 x 1414; free Exhibit open June 1 October 31, 2013

With Jeslyn Wheeless, at Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple Street, Summit; free; 908-273-0350 x 4, www.summitlibrary.org

3-8 PM Summit GREENMarket: Grand opening of new downtown market featuring Jersey Fresh produce; on Beechwood Rd in downtown Summit; free; sponsored by Summit Downtown, Inc., Marin Mixon, 908277-6100, www.summitdowntown.org

7:30PM Minuetto Music Festival – DESTINO: Canadian Sensation in concert at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St, Summit; Continuo Arts Foundation, Candace Wicke, 908-264-5324, www.continuoarts.com/; www.centralpres.org/; Tickets: $30/person for 3-concert series

Reeves -Reed Arboretum:

Summit Free Public Library: Exhibit of paintings “Local Scenes”, 75 Maple Street, Summit; free; 908-273-0350 x 4, www.summitlibrary.org.

7th Annual Atlantic Health System Family Art Exhibition: Passion Through Art - The Winner’s Circle exhibition, Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit; Emily Calicchio, 800-247-9580, www.AtlanticHealth.org/ HealingArts . Exhibit open June 21 – July 16, 2013

ART in the Window: Art displayed in downtown store windows; for further information, please contact either Lyle Brehm 908-273-1288 or Janet Whitman 908-273-1292; sale proceeds support DSA

FRIDAY JUNE 28 10 AM & 2 PM Art Exhibition and Gallery Talks: Docent-led tours of Frohawk Two Feathers: You Can Fall, at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit; free; Katherine Murdock, 908-273-9121, www.artcenternj.org

8 PM An Evening of Summit Theatre: Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, Summit Playhouse and Stony Hill Players collaborate to present an evening of theatre in Summit, at the Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave, Summit; www.DreamcatcherRep.org, www.summitplayhouse.org, www.stonyhillplayers. org; Sally Ponzio, 908-273-2192; Tickets: $15/person, call 800-838-3006

SATURDAY JUNE 29 10 AM & 1 PM Made with CLAY by Laura: Live wheel-spinning, clay demonstration by Laura Hanley with art on sale, proceeds to support DSA festival; in the Promenade Park outside MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; free; 908-868-3483, www.madewithclaybylaura.com/

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Please share the program with friends and family, and register in advance to get your tickets today! www.facebook.com/DiscoverSummitArts/events#!/events/573801579313323/

Donations accepted and payable to: Summit Area Public Foundation/DSA, P.O. Box 867, Summit, NJ 07901-0867 Jean Criss Media LLC|Media|Press|Programs|Sponsors|Info@ JeanCrissMedia.com|908/247-8443|P.O. Box 132|Summit, NJ 07902

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June 17 & 19, July 15 Hemoglobin A1C Screenings

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June 17 & July 15: 10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; June 19: 10-11:30 AM at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; non-fasting finger stick determines blood-sugar levels, available only to patients previously diagnosed with diabetes, those with risk factors, or those with a family history of diabetes; $10 fee; call 800-247-9580 to register (required) or for more information

Tuesday, June 18 Hearing Screenings 9-10:30 AM at Walgreens, 800 Morris Tpke, Short Hills; 11 AM-12:30 PM at Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave, Millburn; have your hearing tested for potential problems by Overlook Medical Center; free, but registration required; call 800-247-9580

Hypnosis for Weight Loss 7-9 PM at Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit, in Conference Room 2; learn how to permanently lose weight using hypnotic suggestions and behaviormodification techniques; registration required; fee $70; call 800-247-9580

Wednesday, June 19 Union County Women Mean Business 11 AM-5:30 PM at The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill in Kenilworth; a working women’s summit meeting, open to all women; guest speaker Karen J. Kessler, PresidentEvergreen Partners and Chairman of the Board, Atlantic Health Systems; $25 registration fee includes lunch, program, networking, and more; go to www.ucnj.org/ ucmeansbusiness or call 908-527-4200

Life in Our Passaic River What can life in the river tell us about the river? 7 PM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; learn more about the Passaic River and what lives in it and what that means for the health of the river; hands-on activities included; call 908-6472088 or visit www.longhilllibrary.org for more information

June 19 & 24 Movie: Quartet 2 PM on 6/19 and 6 PM on 6/24, at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; “retired musicians” Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billie Connolly star; call 908-647-2088 or visit www.longhilllibrary.org for more information

Approaches to Weight Loss 6-7 PM at Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit, in conference room 2; multidisciplinary medical and surgical approaches to weight loss will be discussed; to register, call 800-247-9580

Wednesdays June 19, July 17, August 21 PREP Support Group at SAGE 7 PM at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; People Responsible for Elderly Persons (PREP) meets third Wednesday of every month; guest speakers address topics like holistic living, touch therapy dealing with dementia; free; for more information, call 908-598-5529 or email contactus@sageeldercare.org

Saturday, June 22 Getting Started with Feng Shui

Sunday, June 23

Discover Summit Arts Festival

Summit

New Providence

10–11:30 AM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; create balance and energy with color and placement and quick decorating changes in your home; fee $10; call 908-598-7997 for information and to sign up

Berkeley Heights

Wednesdays June 19 & July 17

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Summit Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts Along Union Pl and Beechwood Rd in downtown Summit; all-day event features fine arts & crafts, music, entertainment, and more; no admission; parking in nearby lots; sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc; Festival is the kick-off event for the week-long Discover Summit Arts Festival; call 908-277-6100 or visit www.summitdowtnown.org for more information

Movie: History of the Eagles, Part 1 6 PM at MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; in the Brownstone Theater, 3rd level; presented by Summit Film Society; music documentary chronicles the evolutions and influence of rock legends The Eagles; produced by Academy Awardwinning Summit filmmaker Alex Gibney; purchase tickets at MONDO or reserve by email at summitfilm@gmail.com

June 23 – 29 A week-long Festival featuring all the arts – visual, fine arts & crafts, choral/music, dramatic, culinary, healing, storytelling/literature/poetry and more – in various venues in downtown Summit; see the centerfold insert in The Collection for all information

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In The Schools Sponsored by the Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation

Fifth Grade Science Fair Highlights Unique Experiments

The Class of 2020 at Kent Place Primary School 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 about their results and created their presentations. The students all used seeds or plants for their experiments. Student projects

included examining germination rates between different species, how pollutants effect the germination of seeds, the effectiveness of fertilizers, and how different light sources impact photosynthesis. “The Fifth Grade Science Fair experience builds a strong base for understanding the inner workings of scientific research and the importance of a well-designed experiment,” said Rebecca Van Ry, Primary School science teacher. “It sets the stage for their future scientific endeavors at Kent Place.” For more information about the Kent Place Primary School, visit www. kentplace.org/primary.

Stability Balls “Bounce” Into the Classroom A new grant from SEF (Summit Educational Foundation) provides for stability balls in all the first grade classrooms at Franklin School. Stability balls, used as seats in the classroom - an alternative to the traditional classroom chair, help children focus better on instruction. When we slouch, we have the tendency to become relaxed and inattentive; when sitting on stability balls, our bodies continuously make muscular adjustments and keep us attentive. This “active sitting” has shown to also improve flexibility, coordination, balance and handwriting, as well as strengthening core muscles. Stability balls satisfy a child’s need for movement (by balancing on the ball) during academic instruction. Brain research has shown that there is a link between movement and positive academic performance. Sitting on balls makes a student sit up straighter which increases blood flow to the brain and all parts of the body. Combining movement and increasing blood flow should result in the ability to stay on task throughout the day and increase academic learning. According to Roland Katz, an ADHD expert, students with ADHD need to “fidget to focus.” Stability balls allow such movement in a

Zedekiah Choice, Isabelle Meltzer and Max Piterbarg (l-r) work on their lessons sitting on their stability balls.

controlled manner without disturbing the classroom. Students are measured to fit the appropriate size stability ball based on their height and other body dimensions. Thanks to SEF, learning and sitting in the classroom is now not just fun, but health, too!

Kent Place fifth graders Kiley Parker of Westfield and Alexandra Vieser of Bernardsville present their experiment.

Academy of OLP Boys Finalists at SHP QuizBowl

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace School competed recently at the 17th Annual Seton Hall Prep Academic QuizBowl Tournament. Two Academy teams comprised of 7th and 8th grade boys faced off against 20 other schools from New York and New Jersey in four preliminary rounds of competition. The students “buzzed in” to answer challenging questions in the areas of math, literature, science, history, art and music. Team “D” - comprised of Ryan Donahue (Team Captain), Nick Silva, Michael Callandriello, Randy Campo and Charlie Hallenborg - made their first trip to the QuizBowl and finished strong after four rounds. Team “R” - James Robertson (Team Captain), Nate Snyder, Evan Kavanagh, Thomas Ericksen and Robert Thompson - demonstrated their subject matter expertise and teamwork, qualifying for the finals in 3rd place. They were ultimately awarded 6th place out of 22 Teams. On an individual level, 7th Grader Thomas Ericksen finished the preliminary rounds in an impressive 3rd place. Congratulations to all the Academy boys on their QuizBowl debut. Well done!

Local Schools Collect Cell Phones for Recycling The Academy of Our Lady of Peace School competed recently at the 17th Annual Seton Hall Prep Academic QuizBowl Tournament. Two Academy teams comprised of 7th and 8th grade boys faced off against 20 other schools from New York and New Jersey in four preliminary rounds of competition. The students “buzzed in” to answer challenging questions in the areas of math, literature, science, history, art and music. Team “D” - comprised of Ryan Donahue (Team Captain), Nick Silva, Michael Callandriello, Randy Campo and Charlie Hallenborg SUMMER 2013

- made their first trip to the QuizBowl and finished strong after four rounds. Team “R” - James Robertson (Team Captain), Nate Snyder, Evan Kavanagh, Thomas Ericksen and Robert Thompson demonstrated their subject matter expertise and teamwork, qualifying for the finals in 3rd place. They were ultimately awarded 6th place out of 22 Teams. On an individual level, 7th Grader Thomas Ericksen finished the preliminary rounds in an impressive 3rd place. Congratulations to all the Academy boys on their QuizBowl debut. Well done!

Fourth graders at Hughes School in Berkeley Heights participate in Earth Week Cell Phone Recycling Collection. Pictured (l-r) are Oona Rouss and Luke Stallone (kneeling), and Jon Zecca, Meghan Pieper and Nico D’Emilio (standing). (photo by Stephanie Zecca)

(l-r) Academy of OLP QuizBowl competitors Evan Kavanagh, Nate Snyder, Randy Campo, Charlie Hallenborg, Michael Callandriello, James Robertson, Robert Thompson, Thomas Ericksen, Nick Silva and Ryan Donahue

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Monday, June 24 Reiki Healing Circle in the Salt Room

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7-8:30 PM at Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights; experience restoration, relaxation and balance, reduce stress; $25; space is limited; reserve at info@respirasalt.com or 908-665-0333; www.respirasalt.com

Wednesday, June 26 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Class 6-8 PM at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; for caregivers of patients with the diseases; “Aggressive Behavior, Intimacy and Sexuality” is the topic; $10/class, course materials provided; call 908-598-5548 or email education@sageeldercare. org for more information

June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21 Sounds of a Summer Night Concert Series At Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit; see story on page xx

June 27 & July 8 Cholesterol Screenings June 27: 11 AM-12:30 PM at Springfield Library, 66 Mountain Ave, Springfield; July 8: 10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; have total cholesterol, HDL and TC/HDL ratio measured using finger stick; education and counseling are offered by Overlook Medical Center; fee $10; registration required; call 800-247-9580 to sign up and for information

Sunday, June 30 Berkeley Heights Street Fair Along Springfield Ave, between Snyder Ave and Summit Ave in downtown Berkeley Heights; sponsored by Suburban Chamber of Commerce and BH Rotary Club; all day event features foods, vendors, arts & crafts, games, rides, and more; call 908-522-1700 for more information

Wednesday, July 3 New Providence Independence Day Celebration

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New Providence

Berkeley Heights

South Street, from Gales Dr to Springfield Ave in downtown New Providence; DJ John Souren provides music, Will Shaw juggles, “Chalk on South” kid fun, entertainments, foods, fabulous fireworks at 9:30; presented in partnership with Investors Bank; visit www.npbiz or www.newprov.org for more information

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Summit High School Wins First Place in the 2013 Rising Star Awards Summit High School took first place in the recently-held Rising Star Awards. Hosted by the Paper Mill Playhouse and presented by The Investors Foundation, Summit High School drama students performed a number from their spring musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, along with other participating schools. The Summit students came home with a crystal award from Tiffany & Co for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical! The 18th annual event also saw Summit High School winning five other awards, giving them a total of six Rising Star Awards, more awards than any other school in the state. The other awards Summit received include Outstanding Direction – Anne Poyner, Outstanding Featured Ensemble Group – “The Silly Girls,” Outstanding Music Direction – Wayne Mallette and Steve Rapp, Outstanding Lobby Display

– Mary-Ann Terret and Tina White, and a Student Achievement Award – Sam Rollino (Set Construction Crew Head). The Rising Star Awards are modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards and Paper Mill’s program serves all of New Jersey. There were almost 100 entered productions from public, private and parochial high schools. The Playhouse created the awards in 1996 to give schools an opportunity to showcase their musical arts programs on a state level. The musicals are judged by a group of 70 evaluators throughout the spring, with each school receiving four independent evaluations. A total of 31 awards were presented along with five scholarships and other cash prizes. Congratulations to Summit High School for a superb production and for many jobs well done!

Thursday, July 4 Summit’s Independence Day Celebration 9:45 AM – 1 PM at Soldier’s Memorial Field, off Ashland Rd; Flag Raising, Children’s Decorated Bike Parade, music, foods, entertainment, rides, games, amusements, softball game; 7:45 PM The Cameos in concert followed by 9:15 fabulous fireworks display; visit www.cityofsummit.org for more information or call 908-277-2932 x 12 for last-minute weather info

Monday, July 8 Registration for YMCA Summer Session 2 Session of programs and classes runs July 22-August 25; registration open to family members July 8, to youth and adult members July 9, to the community July 15; stop in at 67 Maple St, Summit for a program booklet or visit www.theSAY.org for more information; 908-273-3330

July 8, 9 & 15 Blood Pressure Screenings Free blood pressure screenings, plus receive counseling and educational materials from Overlook Medical Center professionals; July 8 & 15: 10 AM-3 PM, at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; July 9: 9-10:30 AM at Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Rd, Stirling; July 9: 11 AM-12:30 PM at Long Hill Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; call 800-247-9580 to register and for more information

Tuesdays July 9, 16, 23 & 30 Summer Concerts in Summit (See story on page 11)

Wednesday, July 10 Sun Exposure Awareness Program 10-11:30 AM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; free DermaView screening can show the effects of sun exposure on your skin, plus education on how to minimize risk provided by Overlook Medical Center professionals; registration required, call 800-247-9580 to sign up and for more information

Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24 & 31 Summer Concerts in Berkeley Heights (See story on page 11)

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Natale’s Summit Bakery, located at 185 Broad Street in Summit, has been baking the best breads and the tastiest desserts for more than 70 years. Under the same continuous family ownership, the bakery has been supplying area residents with their delightful treats which have graced family tables for generations. With today’s increasing demand for gluten-

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a delicious indulgence now and then. Natale’s Flourless Chocolate Cake is of course gluten-free, but did you know their wonderful Italian Cookies are made with almond paste, not flour? Their Chocolate Soufflé “Cake” can be microwaved for a few seconds so the chocolate becomes soft and gooey, for a warm and wonderful mouth feel…also gluten-free. And who doesn’t like their NY Style Cheesecake! All varieties, raspberry, chocolate, plain, mango, and California fruit-topped, are gluten- free. Of course, if the gluten in wheat and flour isn’t a problem for you, Natale’s Summit Bakery can satisfy your every whim and sweet tooth. But for those who cannot tolerate gluten, Natale’s is now your go-to place for a wonderful dessert! Stop in today or give them a call at 908-277-2074. The bakery is open 6 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 6 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. Your stomach will thank you!

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July 12-16 Feast of Mt. Carmel Annual feast is held on the field by Mt. Carmel Hall, Springfield Ave and River Rd in Berkeley Heights; fairgrounds open from 6-11 first 3 nights; entertainment, foods, games, rides, raffles, and the best fireworks; procession on July 16 through the streets of town; grand fireworks display at 11 PM on July 16; for information, visit www.feastofmountcarmel.org

July 18 & August 1 Outdoor Movie Nights in Berkeley Heights

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(See story on page 11)

July 18 & 25, August 1, 8 & 19 Screen on the Green Film Series On Summit’s Village Green; see story on page xx

Welcome to our new members & thank you to our renewing members for supporting the Chamber of Commerce

New Members

Saturday, July 27 National Dance Day At The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit; dance activities offered, all are welcome; contact Cindy at 908-273-4242 or visit www.TheConnectionOnline.org or stop by to learn more and to sign up

u Hometown Doc, LLC u Tekinova Software Inc. u Primrose School of Berkeley Heights

Thursday, August 1

Renewing Members

Sacred Heart Healing & Meditation Circle 8:15 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit, 2nd floor; free and open to the community; Circle led by Larry Heisler & held first Thursday of every month; call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com

• Glassworks of Summit, LLC

• Mendham Capital Management

Friday, August 16

• Keller Williams Realty

• R.Seelaus & Co Inc

Blood Drive

• Zadie’s Nurturing Den

• Kidding Around Childrenswear

• Esperanza Salon & Spa

• Allsopp Chadler Insurance

• Graham Relf

• Professional Appraisal Associates

2-7 PM at Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, BH; donors must be 17 and older and weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health; register online at www. redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS to sign up; for more information, call Tiffany at 908-464-8373 x 2012

Friday Nights Out 6-9 PM at Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, BH; for ages 5 to 10; kids enjoy a night at the Y, while parents can enjoy a night out; once-a-month event features dinner, movie, games and activities; $20/members, $25/non-members, $10/ additional sibling; contact 908-464-8373 for dates and to make a reservation

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• Passaic Valley Coaches

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In The Communities

Prudential New Jersey Properties Hosts “A Day at the Races” BBQ for Children with Cancer On Friday, June 21, Prudential New Jersey Properties’ New Providence office will host “A Day at the Races” barbeque to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children cope with cancer. The event will be held at Monmouth Park Racetrack, located at 175 Oceanport Avenue in Oceanport, NJ. Gates open at 11:30am, and the first race goes off at 12:50pm. “This event is our best way of giving back to the Sunshine Kids Foundation and have fun doing it,” said Mike Del Duca, manager of Prudential New Jersey Properties’ New Providence office. “Come out with your family and friends to have fun and help a great cause.” Admission is $50 per person, which includes access to the private trackside picnic area. Lunch is included - burgers, hotdogs, draft

beer, beverages, sides, and more. Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, June 12. Checks should be made payable to Prudential New Jersey Properties and sent to Mike Del Duca at the Prudential New Jersey Properties’ New Providence office, at 1200 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. For any questions or concerns, contact Mike at 908-803-5747 or Mike. DelDuca@PrudentialNewJersey.com.

SCC Golf Outing Tees Off on June 17 The Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing returns on June 17 at Twin Brooks Country Club in Watchung. Sponsored by Overlook Medical Center, the day is open to all golfers and includes a buffet lunch, a cocktail reception and a dinner buffet and auction. The day is a great way to network your business while you enjoy a round of golf at Twin Brooks! The day begins with registration and a practice range at 11 AM, and the buffet lunch is available from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. A putting contest will run from 11:45-12:45 and then the golf begins with a shotgun start at 1 PM. The “19th hole”

will be a cocktail reception at the club from 6 to 7 PM, and the dinner buffet and auction will follow from 7 to 8:30 PM. Contests and prizes will be awarded in various categories as well. Registration is on now for the golf outing but it is limited, so sign up today! For non-golfers, registration is available for cocktails, dinner and the auction only. Sponsorships are also available for Tee, Luncheon, Dinner, Silver or Gold Sponsors. Call the Suburban Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 908-522-1700 or visit www.suburbanchambers.org. Registration forms are available at this site.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast

July 12-16 will see the return of the annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Berkeley Heights. This annual festival, which dates back many years, takes place on the site of the Mt. Carmel Hall field, along Springfield Avenue and River Road. The fairgrounds open at 6 PM each night and feature local entertainment, all kinds of foods, rides for children of all ages, and games SUMMER 2013

and raffles. On July 16, the actual feast day, a procession honoring the Virgin Mary begins at 8 AM at Little Flower Church, winding its way through the town. That night, at 11 PM, a spectacular fireworks display, courtesy of the Santore family and Garden State Fireworks, is set off. Tickets for admissions and rides are available by visiting www.feastofmountcarmel.org.

FARMERS MARKETS UPDATES

Summit Hosts Sunday Farmers Market and New Thursday Greenmarket The Summit Farmers Market, featuring local and regional goods including organic produce, plants, flowers and specialty items, is now open every Sunday, rain or shine, from 8 AM to 1 PM until November 24. The market is located at Park & Shop Lot #2 on the corner of Maple Street and DeForest Avenue and will be at that site until June 23. During the summer months, from June 30 to August 25, the market will relocate to Beechwood Road and Bank Street. In the fall, the market returns to Maple Street and Deforest Avenue, from September 1 to November 24.

This summer, Summit Downtown, Inc. is introducing a new event, a Summit Greenmarket on Thursdays from 3 to 8 PM on Beechwood Road. The Greenmarket, open rain or shine, begins June 27 and runs through September 12 (except for July 4). This smaller market exclusively features farmers and vendors who only sell what they grow and produce from scratch using local/regional and seasonal ingredients. Give It Fresh Today, a food donation program, invites visitors to both markets to buy a little extra or bring surplus from their home gardens to donate for distribution to food pantries. Both markets are open rain or shine. For additional information, please visit www.summitdowntown.org or call 908-277-6100/6101.

New Providence Farmers Market in New Location Opening on Wednesday, June 12, the New Providence Farmers Market will now be located in the Presbyterian Church parking lot on Springfield Avenue, just west of South Street. The new location will provide much better visibility for the market and plenty of free parking. The New Providence Farmers Market, sponsored by New Providence Business, will be open each Wednesday from June 12 through October 30, from noon to 6 PM, rain or shine. Come and enjoy Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked pies, honey, dried fruits and nuts, breads, prepared foods, deli items, fresh mozzarella, and freshly-squeezed lemonade. For more information, visit www.NewProvBiz.com.

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ummertime is outdoor time and there’s no better place to get your outdoor stuff than Summit Ski & Sport, located at 353 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit. In business since 1980, and under the same ownership, the store carries everything you’ll need for enjoying the warm weather and out-of-doors living.

is Babalot, the same ones the pros use, and while they can’t guarantee your serve will improve, you will enjoy the game a lot more using the right equipment.

Colorful clothing from brands like Fresh Produce, Hatley and Life is Good are on the racks, and these are brands you won’t find in the mall. For your feet, Summit Ski & Sport has sandals galore. Reef and Sanuk are just two of the many brands you’ll find here, along with many brands of high-quality tennis and running shoes.

When you’re in the sun, protect your eyes with Summit Ski &Sport’s sun visors and sports sunglasses. They carry Costa, Switch, Maui Jim and Smith glasses, to name just a few brands. You’ll be keeping your eyes safe and looking great at the same time. If the beach or pool fits your summer lifestyle, stop in to see their colorful lines of bathing suits, beachwear and accessories.

Speaking of tennis, Summit Ski & Sport is the go-to shop for tennis in downtown Summit. They have been selling and re-stringing (They have a 24-hour restringing service.) tennis rackets for 33 years. Their biggest seller

Planning a family vacation by car? Need to carry a lot of gear and luggage? Then check out Summit Ski & Sport’s large selection of Thule boxes. Sized to fit your needs, they sit snugly atop your car and leave room for you and the dog inside. Stop in today and check out Summer Fun at Summit Ski & Sport. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Give them a call at 908-277-4170 or email to info@summitskinj.com.

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