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Now Open in Summit

The Meat House, your local hometown butcher and grocer, is now open in downtown Summit, at 321 Springfield Avenue. The attractive and well-stocked store, the first one in New Jersey, features the finest in meats and fish, as well as fresh produce and specialty items. The deli can make delicious sandwiches and wraps, and the refrigerator cases hold prepared foods as well as marinated cuts of meat ready for your grill or broiler. Originally a New England firm, the chain was started by two friends who opened their first store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 2003. Both had worked in the restaurant industry, and their goal was to revive the art of the neighborhood butcher and offer the highest level of personalized service to their customers. With a focus on quality, consistency and service, The Meat House became a well-recognized and highly regarded part of the New Hampshire business community, all within the first year. The firm also has a commitment to support the neighborhoods where the stores are located. To date, there are 34 Meat House stores across the country, with the Summit location the newest. The Meat House in Summit offers everything you

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need to prepare a complete gourmet meal that your family and friends will rave about. And they have delicious foods that will make your dinner not only delicious but quick and easy. They offer a wide selection of expertly butchered premium meats, poultry, veal, lamb, and pork, prepared proteins, fine cheeses, day boat fish, fresh produce, hearty breads, prepared side dishes, Boar’s Head Deli products, delectable desserts and pastries, and other gourmet grocery items. The Summit store will also carry wines from around the world and a selection of craft beers. Jen and David Bane, the Summit Meat House owners, stated, “Our aim is to offer our customers premium cuts of meats and complementary items at competitive prices in a clean and inviting shopping experience, all while providing unparalleled customer service that leaves a lasting impression. Our butchers will not only explain the cuts of meat we sell, they’ll also give you great tips on how to prepare it. And speaking of tips, our steak tips are the best!” Service at the Meat House means your questions will be answered and your bags will be carried to your car if you wish! Free parking is available in their rear lot (accessed from Summit Avenue). Stop in today to see and enjoy all The Meat House has to offer. Give them a call at 908-228-5960 or send an email to summit.nj@themeathouse.com.

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The Meat House Opens in Summit ....................................3 Window Works - Experience and Expertise ........................5

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Rubber Ducky Race Returns ...............................................9 Chamber Dinner Service Awards ......................................11 Discover Summit Arts Festival .........................................17

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indow Works is a family-owned business offering custom window treatments and awnings, located at 38 East Northfield Road in Livingston. Serving the area since 1982, the firm provides its customers with quality products and prompt, dependable service at reasonable prices. Window Works can help you create a look that is one-of-a-kind, unique to you and to your family’s lifestyle.A long established group of pioneering sheep farmers produce and harvest some of the world’s finest naturally sustainable wool. Window Works designs, fabricates, and installs custommade draperies, valances, roman shades, bedding, pillows, custom furniture and accessories. They will help you select the right combination of fabrics from designer houses like Kravet, Duralee, JF Fabrics, Schumacher and many others, to give you the look you want. If you’re looking for hard treatments, you can find these here as well. Whether you need wood blinds, woven woods, aluminum blinds, motorized treatments, greenhouse shading systems, or roller shades, Window Works represents the highest quality national name brand products to ensure reliability and satisfaction. They carry Hunter Douglas, Window Fashions, Lafayette, and Somfy products to name a few.

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In addition to custom interior treatments, Window Works is your go-to place for awning products, quality awnings from reputable companies like Durasol, Eclipse and more. Select from the finest in retractable awnings, sun structures, canopies, sun catchers, pergola covers, and stationary awnings for both residential and commercial needs. Window Works can create an oasis in your backyard with a retractable awning coordinated to your market umbrella and your custom patio cushions using their quality Sunbrella fabrics. Window Works also has wallpaper designs…and wallpaper is back! To find the perfect wallpaper designs for your remodeling efforts, Window Works has the latest wallpaper designs and selections. You’ll find designs from the most stylish resources including Kravet, JF Fabrics, Seabrook, Thibaut, Phillip Jeffries, Zoffany, Harlequin and Stroheim & Roman, to name a few. If you’re not sure what design you’re looking for, one of Window Works’ designers can help you find the ideal style to compliment any room, whether it’s stripes, florals, flocked, toile, damask, nautical, grass,

textural, or even novelty. Window Works employs only their own professional installation staff led by an owner. They never send sub-contracted labor into your home. The company takes pride that so many of their customers return each time they have a new decorating project. And many customers refer their friends and families, knowing they will be taken care of courteously and knowledgeably. A free Shop-at-Home service means that Window Works will bring fabric samples and fresh ideas to your home, and they’ll measure and make recommendations on the spot. Free estimates for all products are offered. Other services include careful removal and professional cleaning of blinds, drapes, and awnings; repairs and seasonal maintenance including removing fabric from stationary awnings each fall, reinstalling each spring, and installation of winter covers on retractable awnings. Whether you’re building a new home or are renovating an older home, if you need expert advice on how to coordinate window treatments with your new décor, or if you need help with a single room, call Window Works and their team of experts will turn your decorating dreams into reality. They pride themselves on providing their customers with the highest level of quality and personal service.

Window Works 38 East Northfield Road Livingston, NJ 07039 973- 535-5860 or 800-505-5860 Fax: 973-535-5846 info@windowworks-nj.com

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CALENDER CALENDER

May Calendar Ongoing “Spring Visions 2013”

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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

Art Shows in Chatham Art League of the Chathams “The Spring Show” and “Sally Abbott: Big Skies & Below,” at Township of Chatham Municipal Building and the Lundt-Glover Gallery, 58 Meyersville Rd, Chatham Township; hours M-F, 9 AM-4 PM; free and handicapped accessible; parking on site; through June 7

Art Show at Madison Library Oil paintings by Michael Martin, at Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St, Madison; call 201-572-7567 for more information

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

Summer Camp Registration at The Connection Camps run from July 1-August 23 at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; weekly sessions for boys and girls ages 3+; full-day and half-day available, plus extended hours; visit www.TheConnectionOnline.org or call 908-273-4242

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

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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 & 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

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 908-244-4384 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; registration required; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org for more information

Gynecological Cancer Support Group at Pathways 12 N-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; registration required; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org for information

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; non-members pay $1/class; call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org for information

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CALENDER CALENDER

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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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 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

Play Bridge at the YMCA 12:30-3 PM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; no partners needed; $7/week to play; for beginners and experienced players; call 908-273-3330 x 163 or visit www.theSAY.org

Thursdays Breast Cancer Support Group at Pathways 6-7:15 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; registration required; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org

Fridays Mah Jongg at the Y 12:30-2:30 at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit, 3rd floor; play with your Y friends, bring your Mah Jongg cards; Y members free, $10/8-week session for nonmembers; call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org

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8 PM at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown; run by The Folk Project, features traditional American and ethnic folk music; 5/3-Ellis headlines and Greg Klyma opens, 5/10-The Stray Birds perform and Ken & Pat Rolston open, 5/17-Open Stage night, 5/31-Suzie Vinnick headlines and Cold Chocolate opens; 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

Saturdays Argentine Tango Open House 2:30-6:30 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; 5/4-Diane Hartzell calls and Fingerpyx plays, 5/18-David Rupp calls and Oy Diddle Diddle plays; 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

Thursday, May 2 “Girls Night Out” in Summit 5-9 PM in downtown Summit; check in at the Welcome Center on Beechwood Rd and Bank St, meet author Tracy Beckerman who will sign copies of her new book, enjoy giveaways and tasty samplings from local eateries, then head into downtown to shop and enjoy lots of free stuff and great bargains and prizes; free babysitting at Summit YMCA; event held rain or shine; pre-register for special prizes at www.summitdowntown.org (click on “Girls Night Out”); sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc; call 908-277-6100 for more information

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

May 2 & 16 Thursday Evening Salon Series 7:30-9 PM at Visual Arts Center of NJ, 68 Elm St, Summit; NJ & The Latino/a Literary Imagination presented by Rutgers professor Jason Cortes on May 2; Thoroughly Modern Set Design presented by Mark Hoebee of the Paper Mill Playhouse; enjoy a glass of wine as you listen; free but reservations are required; call 908-273-9121 or visit www.artcenternj.org; free parking on site Continued on page 10

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THE RUBBER DUCKY RACE RETURNS! June 1 will see thousands of small yellow rubber ducks floating down the Passaic River in Berkeley Heights when the tenth annual Rubber Ducky Festival is held. Sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club, the festival is a family-oriented afternoon of fun, food, and music featuring a selection of local teen bands, a Car Show, the Rubber Ducky Race, games, water balloons, a Moonwalk and Dunk Tank, and more! Here’s how it works: Each duck is “adopted” for $5, and then all are launched in the Passaic River where they “race” to the finish line at Passaic River Park off Springfield Avenue. The “parents” of the ducks that cross the finish line first receive prizes donated by local businesses. This year’s Grand Prize is a Weber Spirit Gas Grill. The funds raised go to support various organizations, including the YMCA in Berkeley Heights, the BH Summer Concert Series, and new library books for the BH

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Public Library, donated in memory of the students in Newtown, CT. The Festival opens at noon on June 1 (The rain date is June 2.), and the games and rides and fun last until 4 PM. There is no entrance fee. Food by Famous Dave’s BBQ and treats from Charlie the Ice Cream Man will keep stomachs happy. Live music will keep everyone entertained throughout the afternoon. The Car Show will run until 3 PM when the trophies are awarded, and the actual Rubber Ducky Race will go from 3 until 4, with the winners’ prizes announced at approximately 4 PM. Rubber ducks can be “adopted” in Berkeley Heights at Investors Bank, Hilltop Community Bank, and the BH YMCA. In New Providence, ducks can be adopted at Prudential NJ Properties. Ducks can also be adopted at the Festival. For more information, call 908-565-1132 or visit www.bhrubberducky.org.

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Friday, May 3 First Friday Breakfast Meeting 8 AM at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit; sponsored by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce; speaker, buffet breakfast, networking; fee charged; call 908-522-1700 or visit www.suburbanchambers.org for information and to sign up

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Worksmart @ MONDO Executive Education Series runs for a full day at MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit; registrants can sign up for one workshop, a half day or a full day; speakers Mark Riesenberg and Joy Baldridge, coaches, workshops, Q&As, meals, networking opportunities; fee charged; visit www.mondosummit.com for more information and to register

Saturday, May 4 Spring Craft & Collectibles Sale Annual event benefits New Providence Historical Society; 9 AM-3 PM at “The Saltbox” Museum, 1350 Springfield Ave, NP; rain date is May 11; rent a space for $20 per 8 foot table to sell your wares– call John Bale at 908-665-1065; donations needed for the Treasure Table – new and like-new items, antiques, tools, jewelry, books, etc. (no toys or text books); call 908-665-1065 for more information

Gov. Livingston HS Clothing Drive 9 AM-1 PM at the high school parking lot, 175 Watchung Blvd, Berkeley Heights (and at Deerfield School in Mountainside); funds raised support the school and scholarships; bring useable wearable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, hats, table linens, bedding, small toys and stuffed animals, all clean and in plastic bags; also used ink cartridges and cell phones will be collected for recycling; all donations are tax deductible

Preserve Your Memories Digitally 10:30 AM-1:30 PM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; library has partnered with Innovative Document Imaging to provide digital preservation services to the community; IDI will review and discuss options and give estimates; 20% of proceeds will be donated to the library; call 908-647-2088 for more information

“Sounds of Music” Concert 7:30 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Ave, Summit; Continuo Arts Foundation presents 6 intergenerational ensembles, a chamber orchestra and soloists; selections William’s Dona Nobis Pacem and more; free and open to the public; call 908-264-5324 for more information

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8 PM at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit; (mostly) family-friendly comedy show uses audience participation to set the scenes; theatre is handicapped accessible; free parking in rear lot and on street; $15/person; visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org or call 800-838-3006 to order tickets

Sanctuary Concerts Features 3 Famous Songwriters 8 PM at Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd, Chatham; Chip Taylor, Maia Sharp and Dan Navarro perform in the round; tickets $25 person, includes coffee and dessert at intermission; call 973-376-4946 or email boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org or visit www.sanctuaryconcerts.org

May 4 & 5 Home for Good Adoptions at PetSmart Cinco de Mayo adoptions at PetSmart in Millburn; 11 AM-4 PM in the parking lot at 187 Millburn Ave; visit www.homeforgooddogs.org for more information

May 4 & 11 NIA 5 Stages Classes 12 N-1 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit; Teresa D’Angelo leads integrative movement program, suitable for all ages and abilities; free; preregistration is requested; call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com for more information and to sign up

May 4, 5, 11, 12 & 19 Lifeguard Training at The Connection Weekends from 10 AM-4 PM for swimmers 15+; at The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit; certifications valid for 2 years; call 908-273-4242 or visit www.TheConnectionOnline.org for more information

Sunday, May 5 Race for the Cure® 5K Certified Run, 5K Walk, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk at 6th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®; events held at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange; funds raised go to support breast cancer cure research; visit www.komennorthjersey.org/race to register and for more information or call 908-277-2904 x 14

Stroke Screening 10 AM-1 PM at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 38 Oliver St, Chatham; evaluate your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose lab testing, blood pressure and pulse check, weight measurement and body mass index; stroke-related counseling by Overlook Medical Center is included; free but registration is required; call 800-247-9580 Continued on page 12

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“Tying the Communities Together,”

the Suburban Chamber of Commerce’s annual service awards event, was held March 21 at The Grand Summit Hotel. Nearly 250 guests filled the ballroom for the evening which began with a reception, where guests mingled and enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The dinner was punctuated by the awarding of the six service awards. The prominent individuals and companies who were honored were cited for their dedication and far-reaching efforts in their communities. The winners were all nominated by their peers in the three communities.

The President’s Award went to Mort O’Shea, President of Hilltop Community Bank. The New Providence Downtown Streetscape Project received the Beautification Award, which was accepted by the Borough of New Providence, the Downtown Improvement District and the Business & Professional Association. The Alternative Press and Michael Shapiro, Publisher, took home the Business of the Year honor. Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella was the recipient of the Public Service Award, and the Colonial Crossroads Chapter, American Red Cross, received the Public Service Organization award, which was accepted by Christy Hodde, Director. The Silver Service Award, given for 25 years or more of service, went to Rabbi William Horn, Rabbi Emeritus at the Jewish Community Center. Rabbi Horn still serves as the Summit Police chaplain and as chaplain at Overlook Medical Center. His many admirers and friends who came to support him included his large family. Congratulations to the winners…well-deserved all!

Rabbi and Mrs. Horn with Chamber Board Chairman and host of the event John Rosellini and Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson (l-r) John Rosellini with representatives from New Providence downtown businesses, Norm Sobin (Cartridge World), Mayor J. Brooke Hern, Jimmy Vardas (New Providence Diner) and Michelle Brugger, President of the NPPBA

(l-r) Richard Madden, Summit Councilman, Alex Mirabella, Union County Freeholder, and Dr. Robert Rubino, Summit Councilman, at the cocktail hour MAY 2013

(l-r) SCC Board Chairman John Rosellini with Board members Beth Welsh of Bassett Associates, and award recipient Mort O’Shea, Hilltop Community Bank THE COLLECTION OUR 30th YEAR

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Sunday, May 5 Ziegler’s Piano Concerto Premiere

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3 PM at Dolan Hall, College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Rd, Morristown; pianist Paul Ziegler will perform with The Baroque Orchestra of NJ, under the direction of Dr. Robert W. Butts; tickets are $35/$25/$5-adults/seniors/students; purchase tickets online at www.baroqueorchestra.org or by calling 973-366-8922 or at the door the day of the concert; gala dinner/reception honoring Mr. Ziegler follows for an additional $65/person

Treasures of the Newark Museum 2 PM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; program will show highlights of the collections at the Newark Museum and all attendees will receive a free pass to the museum; call 908-647-2088 for information

May 5, 12 & 19 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

Monday, May 6 Hearing Screening 10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; have your hearing tested for potential problems by Overlook Medical Center; free, but registration required; call 800-247-9580

Registration for The Connection’s After School Programs Program runs 3-6 PM, M-F at The Connection, 79 Maple St, and at Brayton, Jefferson, Washington and Lincoln-Hubbard Schools, all in Summit; homework assistance with enrichments activities for students in K-5th grades; visit www. TheConnectionOnline.org or call 908-273-4242 for information and to register; registration can be done at the Front Desk of The Connection

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May 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 & 29 Movies at the Long Hill Library Free movies include 5/6-The Guilt Trip at 6 PM (rated PG-13), 5/8-Jack Reacher at 2 PM (rated PG-13), 5/13-Jack Reacher at 6 PM (rated PG-13), 5/15-Cloud Atlas at 2 PM (rated R), 5/20-Cloud Atlas at 5:30 PM (rated R), 5/22-Stand Up Guys at 2 PM (rated R), and 5/29-Parker at 2 PM (rated R); library is at 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; call 908-647-2088 for more information

Tuesday, May 7 Hearing Screenings Two screenings: 9-10:30 AM at The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Rd, Stirling; 11 AM-12:30 PM at Long Hill Public Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; have your hearing tested for potential problems by Overlook Medical Center; free, but registration required; call 800-247-9580

Senior Book Club at YMCA 1-2 PM at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; free and open to all area seniors; call 908-273-3330 x 186 to let Lisa know you’re coming; book is “Rebecca” by DuMaurier; visit www.theSAY.org for more information

Wednesday, May 8 NP Senior Citizen Health Fair 8-11 AM at the NP Senior Citizen Center, DeCorso Building, 15 E. Fourth St, NP; free for all NP seniors; blood chemistry screenings*, exhibitors, health screenings, and medical information; *pre-register for the fasting blood-chemistry screenings through May 6, M-F from 1-4 PM at the NP Senior Center; call 908-665-0046 or the NP Health Department at 908-743-1049 for more information

Thursday, May 9 Learn the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease 6:30-8 PM at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; interactive workshop led by Amy Matthews from the Alzheimer’s Association; to register, call 908-598-5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org; free and open to the public

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

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Friday, May 10 Summit Fortnightly Club Meets 1 PM monthly meeting at Historic Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; featured speaker is Certified Tree Expert Wayne Dubin with Bartlett Tree Experts; topic is tree planting selection and maintenance at the 9/11 Memorial site in NYC; discussion and Q&A; open to the general community; for more information visit http://www. historictwinmaples.org or contact info@JeanCrissMedia.com or call 908-247-8443

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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

May 10 & 24 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, May 11 Celebration of Womanhood Conference 4th annual conference for more than 300 at-risk young women ages 13-17 from across NJ; held at Kean University; event provides a unique opportunity that empowers young women; for more information, contact dennis.dias@uwguc.org or call 908-353-7171 x 129; event sponsored by United Way of Greater Union County

Home for Good Adoptions 11 AM-4 PM at Pet Supplies Plus, 401 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights; visit www.homeforgooddogs.org for more information

Family Night at the Y 6-8 PM at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; free and open to all; fun familythemed activities; visit www.theSAY.org or call 908-273-3330

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8 PM at Summit Elks Lodge, 2nd floor, 40 Maple St, Summit; original cabaret “Because I Said So!” performed by members of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s professional actors and singers; a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a special mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, or friend; site is handicapped accessible; price includes desserts and coffee following the performance; a silent auction will also be available; tickets $30/person; purchase online at www.DreamcatcherRep.org or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006; free parking in nearby lots or on the streets

Sanctuary Concerts Features Songwriter Tom Russell 8 PM at Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd, Chatham; tickets $10 person, includes coffee and dessert at intermission; call 973-376-4946 or email boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org or visit www.sanctuaryconcerts.org

Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk 9 AM at Connell Corporate Park, 200 Connell Dr, Berkeley Heights; benefit for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA free cancer recovery and support program; register at www.theSAY.org

Monday, May 13 Cholesterol Screening 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; $10; registration required; call 800-247-9580 to sign up

KinderQuest Registration at The Connection Kindergarten wrap-around program at Jefferson and Wilson Primary Centers in Summit, with Extended Care available; visit www.TheConnectionOnline.org or call 908-273-4242 or visit The Connection at 79 Maple St, Summit

Tuesday, May 14 Diabetes Screenings Two screenings: 9-10:30 AM at Berkeley Heights Township Hall, 29 Park Ave, BH; 11 AM-12:30 PM at Mountainside Municipal Building, 1385 Rte 22 East at New Providence Rd, Mountainside; learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes; registration required; free; call 800-247-9580 to sign up and for information

Hemoglobin A1C Screenings Two screenings: 9-10:30 AM at Berkeley Heights Township Hall, 29 Park Ave, BH; 11 AM-12:30 PM at Mountainside Municipal Building, 1385 Rte 22 East at New Providence Rd, Mountainside; non-fasting finger stick that determines blood-sugar levels, available only to patients previously diagnosed with diabetes, those with risk factors, or those with a family history; $10; registration required; call 800-247-9580 to sign up Continued on page 16

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In The Schools Sponsored by the Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation

Summit High Senior Receives NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award

Senior Tasha Kewalramani was named this year’s NJSIAA scholar athlete at Summit High School. She holds a 4.548 GPA and is captain of the high school swimming, tennis and softball teams. In addition to the three sports at Summit High School, Kewalramani has also been a member of the Summit Seals since eighth grade. “Swimming is my favorite sport because I feel I’m the best at it,” she stated. In the pool, Tasha holds the school record for the 100 breast and 200 medley relay. She also placed 2nd in the county for the 100 breast and, in tennis, she placed 3rd in the county for first singles.

Although Tasha said she is excited to move on once she graduates from Summit High next month, being a captain of all three teams has been a good culmination to her high school sports career. “I love leading a team and motivating younger players,” she explained. “Staying a family is something I’ve tried to keep alive as a captain.” In college, Tasha said she will focus her athletic energy on swimming, giving up tennis and softball. She added that “… receiving the NJSIAA award is a huge accomplishment” and a “wonderful way to close out my senior year.”

Kent Place Primary School Students Make Their Mark in Math League Competition Snyder. “We did In March, 15 Kent not know what to Place third, fourth expect as we had and fifth grade not participated in Primary School girls, an event like this five from each grade, before. The team traveled to Far was well prepared Hills Country Day and had clear School to participate understanding of in an independent test rules, scoring school Math League procedures, Competition. Kent and test taking Place had great strategies. I was success winning delighted not only numerous individual with the results and grade team of competition trophies. The fifth but also with grade team achieved Kent Place Primary School Math League Team the level of the highest score excitement about at the event, even mathematics, outscoring the sixth generated by the students who represented grade teams. our school as well as those who tried out!” said The 15 girls competed against third, fourth, fifth Maureen Kroeger. and sixth grade teams from various local co-ed Team members and winners for Grade 3 – team schools during the three-hour event. 60 students trophy for 1st Place in their grade – are Claire had expressed a desire to participate in the math Bugliari, Margaret Zachary, Miranda Lorsbach, competition by sitting for an initial assessment, which was used to determine the three grade-level Bronwyn Terry and Sophia Lewis. For Grade 4 – placing 2nd in their grade – are Ellie Wyshner, teams. Alayo Oloko, Jenny McIllwain, Aya Mtume and The Math League Competition is an Samara Grannum. For Grade 5 – trophy for international competition that tests mental math, 1st Place and highest score at the event – the computation and problem solving skills. The Kent Place team participated in the district contest. The winners were Kiley Parker, Elsie Shi, Nika Naumovich, Alexandra Vieser and Anya Kumar. individual and team winners (5th place and up) Congratulations to all! are invited to the state competition this month. For more information about where girls The Kent Place team was advised by the learn to lead, visit www.kentplace.org. Primary School Math Coordinator Maureen Kroeger and assisted by fifth grade teacher Sally MAY 2013

Tasha celebrating after a win (Photo courtesy of Kewalramani) *Article excerpted from Summit Patch

Lincoln Hubbard Jazz Licks Club

Jazz Licks Club members at rehearsal

The Lincoln Hubbard School Jazz Licks Club is a volunteer club that meets before school and any 5th grader is welcome to join. Through a grant from SEF, the Summit Educational Foundation, the club received a brand new drum set, bass and guitar amp, and a series of instructional books that help students learn more about jazz technique. Michael Gleason, LH band and SHS Jazz Band director, is the club’s founder and the grant author. He explains, “This program will help motivate students to continue playing their instruments, helping prepare them for the musical opportunities they will have in middle and high school. Jazz is a fun and engaging genre of music, offering more creative freedom than the typical instrumental band program. Improvisation is an avenue through which students can express themselves. This program can expose them to the genre before they reach middle school.” Members of the club are Mason Guida (drums), Grace Hayward (piano), Renee Hayford, Olivia Hayward, Lynn Robinson, Matthew Timoney, Cole Noss, Jake Maslin, Caroline Abut, Katrina Lin, Sam Sirabian, and Dean Smith. We look forward to hearing our budding jazz musicians next year in the LCJSMS Stage Band!

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Wednesday, May 15 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

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Cholesterol Screening 10-11:30 AM at The Connection for Women & Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; have total cholesterol, HDL and TC/HDL ratio measured using finger stick; education and counseling are offered by Overlook Medical Center; $10; registration required; call 800-247-9580 to sign up

Bone Density Screenings 10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; noninvasive ultrasound provides immediate results; counseling and educational materials also provided by Overlook Medical Center;$10; registration required; call 800-247-9580

Local Tree Identification 7 PM at Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette; learn which species are native and which are invasive; call 908-647-2088 for more information

Thursday, May 16 Diabetes Screenings Two screenings: 9-10:30 AM at New Providence Municipal Building, 360 Elkwood Ave, NP; 11 AM-12:30 PM at Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main St, Chatham; learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes; registration required; free; call 800-247-9580 to sign up and for information

Hemoglobin A1C Screenings Two screenings: 9-10:30 AM at New Providence Municipal Building, 360 Elkwood Ave, NP; 11 AM-12:30 PM at Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main St, Chatham; non-fasting finger stick that determines blood-sugar levels, available only to patients previously diagnosed with diabetes, those with risk factors, or those with a family history; $10; registration required; call 800-247-9580 to sign up

Friday, May 17 Friday Night Out 6-9 PM at Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, BH; for ages 5-10; dinner, movie, games and activities; $20/members, $25/non-members, $10/additional sibling; call 908-464-8373 to reserve a place

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Day of Service in New Providence 9 AM-12 N; local residents of all ages are invited to participate in planned events and service projects; sponsors will donate funds to the Newtown (CT) Fund and local charities; additional donations can come from the participants; for information about becoming a sponsor, beneficiary, or volunteer group, contact Lisa at lisa@ clearpointdesigns.com or Allison at w.smith5@verizon.net

Washington School Centennial Country Fair 11 AM-3 PM at Washington Elementary School, 507 Morris Ave, Summit; huge raffle, games, rides, prizes, food, fun for all; funds raised go to support school activities; event held rain or shine; free parking on site

Home for Good Adoptions 11 AM-4 PM on the Village Green in downtown Summit, at Broad St and Maple Ave; visit www.homeforgooddogs.org for more information

Sanctuary Concerts Features David Wax Museum 8 PM at Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd, Chatham; Ice-Cream Social at 8, Concert at 9; Boston-based duo plays joyful Mexo-Americana fusion; last-concert-of-the-season special price-tickets $10 person; $1 CD sale; call 973-376-4946 or email boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org or visit www.sanctuaryconcerts.org

Sunday, May 19 Dance Workshop at The Connection 2-4 PM at The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit; led by Karen Calloway Williams, workshop will teach dancers basic tap techniques plus new steps; open to the public, for ages teens to adults; free but registration is required; call 908-273-4242 or stop in at the Front Desk

Chatham Community Band Spring Concert 3 PM at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette St, Chatham; musical selections from Gershwin, Copeland, Rodgers, Blake, Curnow, Ticheli, Lowden and Fillmore - an Americana concert; featured is guest pianist Mark Yollek performing Rhapsody in Blue with the band; for more information, call 973-610-1308

Monday, May 20 Short Hills Garden Tour 10 AM-4 PM; tour seven unique private gardens and the 28-acre historic Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills; enjoy refreshments and a by-reservation-only lunch at the Paper Mill Playhouse’s Carriage House Bistro; tickets-$30/in advance, $40/day of, $25/lunch; visit www.shorthillsgardentour.com or call 973-761-7263 for information and advance tickets; tickets sold on May 20 at Gero Park, 320 White Oak Ridge Rd, Short Hills; sponsored by Short Hills Home Garden Club Continued on page 18

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Prom with a Purpose and the 2013 Relay For Life

Every spring, thousands of high school students take part of the rite of passage known as the prom. This milestone symbolizes the end of another school year and, for senior students, the start of a new beginning. It reminds us of those special moments that exist in our lives: births, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. Sadly, we live in a world where cancer can steal these very special moments. But our community is working to change that, and we need your help. Prom with a Purpose is an initiative allowing local salons to donate 20% of their proceeds from prom attendees receiving prom related services to Relay For Life. Salons participating this year (as of publication date) include Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, Libase Spa and Salon in Berkeley Heights and X Changes Hair Artistry in Kenilworth.

Here’s what you can do. If you are attending the prom this year (Summit H.S. prom is

May 17, Governor Livingston H.S. is May 31 and New Providence H.S. is June 7), please make an appointment at one of the participating salons for your hair appointment. If you are not, please show your support by making appointments at these salons in thanks for their participation and contributions. Please contact the salons directly for more information. Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, and Summit takes place this year on June 8 - 9 at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. To learn more about the event, please visit www.relayforlife.org/berkeleyheightsNJ or to find out how to get involved, please contact Linda Weber at linda@markweber.com or James Finley at james.finley125@gmail. com or your local American Cancer Society at 973.232.2584.

Summit Fifth Graders Obtain Sensitivity Training at SAGE Eldercare

Recently, approximately seventy-five fifth grade students from Summit’s Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School participated in sensitivity training at SAGE Eldercare as part of the fourth annual intergenerational program connecting the school and organization.

Students were given vision-impaired glasses and rubber gloves with cotton inside the fingertips. The children soon learned that it was hard to feel items that they were trying to use and that it was much harder to see what they were trying to do. While one of the program leaders gave one student some instructions, all of the other students were told to talk to each other so that they could simulate hearing impairment. Another task was to feed each other some applesauce so that they would understand what it was like to be taken care of and not have control when trying to eat. Marianne Kranz, SAGE Eldercare’s Director of Volunteers, reminded the students that they might not always be able to do the sort of activities that they were used to doing as a young person. She also spoke to them about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and why they might need to be more

patient and understanding of someone with the disease. The students were also encouraged to “stay healthy and active, eat right and take care of themselves” so that they could age gracefully. In addition to the sensitivity training, the students also interacted with the adult members of SAGE’s SpendA-Day Adult Day Health Center by playing bingo, answering trivia questions, and participating in an exercise program. To learn more about SAGE eldercare and their many programs, visit www.sageeldercare.org.

Summit fifth grade students Izabella Fidler and Maria Quesada (l-r) try to look out of glasses that simulate macular degeneration.

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iscover Summit Arts is a new festival of the arts that will be held in Summit from June 23 through June 29. The one-week festival will feature many different arts events in several venues in downtown Summit, many suitable for audiences of all ages. Local and area artists from the performing, visual, and culinary & healing arts will be participating. The festival will feature art, music, theatre, film, live entertainment and other activities. Kicking off the first day is the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, followed by art exhibitions and lectures, the Minuetto Music Festival, artwork by local artists, live art demonstrations, public art walks, creative art therapies & healing arts, photography, local theater performances and international films. Local restaurants and shops are encouraged to participate. Some top chefs from New Jersey will also take part as culinary foods are a delicious form of the arts. “Our community art programs are rich and offer activities of interest to all ages,” stated Janet Whitman, co-founder of the festival with Lyle Brehm, both Summit artists and arts enthusiasts. “The cultural scene here is rich in both visual and performing arts and downtown offers numerous opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. We welcome those from town and neighboring areas to visit us,” added Summit’s Mayor Ellen Dickson. The Discover Summit Arts committee is pleased to announce the roster of events and performers. The Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc, will feature close to 100 artists and crafters who will display and sell their art along Union Place, Beechwood Road, and Bank Street. Music will be performed on the stage in front of the train station and some participants will have activities for children as well. In the theatre category, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the Summit Playhouse and Stony Hill Players will collaborate for “An Evening of Summit Theatre.” These three organizations will present a collage of performances. All of the companies, one professional and two community organizations, are based in Summit and offer full seasons of plays, musicals and youth programs. New to Summit, the Film Society of Summit will feature a film screening and filmmaker Q&A session. The Film Society will officially open its doors in July, and has been showing documentaries since January within

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the community. The festival offers a perfect opportunity for the public to get a preview of how the society will further enrich Summit’s varied cultural landscape. The Minuetto Music Festival is a week-long program of music, master classes and rehearsals, featuring a series of three evening concerts: The Milton Cross Young Artist Showcase introducing the Milton Cross & Rising Star Young Artist Winners selected from applicants across the nation. The Canadian sensation Destin, whose cross-over opera to popular style has been hailed around the world, will highlight the second concert. The Minuetto Festival Finale Concert with the Festival Symphonic Chorus, Young Artist Soloists and Orchestra will round out the week’s concerts. They will perform selections by Rossini, Vaughn Williams and more. According to Candace Wicke, Artistic Director, “The first season of the Minuetto Music Festival (last year) was an unprecedented success and we are looking forward to our second Festival with great anticipation. We are certainly pleased to be a part of ‘Discover Summit Arts,’ working together to keep music and culture alive and thriving in Summit and our surrounding communities.” For children in kindergarten through 5th grade, award winning folksingers and storytellers Jeslyn and Ben Wheeless will present “Join In: Tales and Tunes from Many Cultures.” Based on songs from their new CD, the original songs and raps tie in with stories told by memory in the oral tradition. For adults 18 and over who have an interest in authentic tango lessons, we invite you to join Carolina y Diego of Authentic Argentine Tango School. No experience is necessary, and a partner is not required. In addition, Tango art, photography and performances will be featured. Details for the above events, including ticket information, will be available as the festival approaches. In addition to the above events, there will be a full program for the visual arts and the culinary and healing arts. Events are being coordinated by Laura Ekstrand of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre; she can be reached at Laura@DreamcatcherRep.org or at 908-514-9654 for further program information.

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Monday, May 20 Bone Density Screening 10 AM-3 PM at Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit; noninvasive ultrasound provides immediate results; counseling and educational materials also provided by Overlook Medical Center;$10; registration required; call 800-247-9580

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7:30 PM at New Providence Memorial Library, Elkwood Ave, NP; sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit; Linda Carter, UC Freeholder Board Chairwoman, will give an update on county issues and answer questions

Tuesday, May 21 30 Years of Food, Help & Hope A Celebration of Community fundraiser at the Community FoodBank of NJ, 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside; 6 PM cocktails, 7 PM dinner and program; for more information, call 908-355-3663 x 252 or visit www.cfbnj.org

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

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Bone Density Screenings Two screenings: 9-10:30 AM at Walgreens 800 Morris Tpke, Short Hills; 11 AM12:30 PM at Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave, Millburn; noninvasive ultrasound provides immediate results; counseling and educational materials also provided by Overlook Medical Center;$10; registration required; call 800-247-9580

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Friday, May 24 A Moving Meditation with NIA 7-8:30 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit; facilitated by Teresa D’Angelo; pre-registration requested; fee $20; call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com for information

Tuesday, May 28 Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group 10 AM at SAGE Eldercare 290 Broad St, Summit; opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss the trials of caring for someone with any form of dementia; call 908-598-5548 to sign up

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6-8 PM at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; “Personal Care” is topic; designed for caregivers, course led by certified SAGE employees; part of an ongoing series; cost is $10/class; for information and to register, call 908-598-5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org

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Thursday, May 30 Skin Cancer Screening 6-9 PM at Overlook Family Practice, Suite L01, MAC 1, 33 Overlook Rd, Summit; free but registration required; call 800-247-9580

Hearing Screening 11 AM-12:30 PM at Springfield Public Library, Mountain Ave, Springfield; have your hearing tested for potential problems by Overlook Medical Center; free, but registration required; call 800-247-9580

Coming in June 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 & 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

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 908-244-4384 for information or visit www.summitoldguard.homestead.com Continued on page 20

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Spring De-Cluttering? Items Can Go to a Good Cause at SAGE Resale Shop It’s part of an annual spring ritual “spring cleaning” your home and getting rid of unwanted “stuff.” If you have a collection of items you no longer need or want, why not consider donating them to the SAGE Resale Shop, located at 31B Chatham Road in Summit? One of the best benefits to giving your unwanted possessions to the Resale Shop is that the funds raised from sales go directly back into the community for programs and services for older adults that are provided by SAGE Eldercare, also in Summit, at 290 Broad Street. Entire and partial estate donations are accepted and new and one-of-a-kind items are always welcome. If you have large or heavy items, such as furniture, that you are donating, the Resale Shop would appreciate a call to arrange for pick-up. Items that can be carried into the store are accepted during business hours, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. “Although the shop welcomes donations of furniture and larger items, we are currently looking for items that are smaller, such as house wares, lamps, china, and gently-used

The Continuo Arts Foundation is proud to announce that Broadway star Russell Fischer will be holding a master class on June 8th, as part of their Summer Musical Theater Conservatory at Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue in Summit.

and in-season clothing,” stated Rose Rittweger, Manager of SAGE’s Resale Shop. “We are also currently in the midst of offering a Prom Sale on dresses and tuxes for local high school students who may be looking to save money on their prom attire.” Since 1959, the SAGE Resale Shop has helped provide funds for SAGE’s programs and services. They offer an unusual variety and exceptional quality of goods, along with reasonable prices, which attracts shoppers and collectors in the area. Regular visits to the shop ensure the opportunity to find and purchase ever-changing merchandise and special treasures. Whether you’re looking for a good home for your gently-used goods or a bargain, come by SAGE’s Resale Shop. For questions, please call 908.273.5564 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.

2013 New Providence Senior Citizen Health Fair The New Providence Health Department and the New Providence Senior Citizen Center would like to invite all New Providence senior residents to the 15th annual New Providence Senior Citizen Health Fair on Wednesday, May 8, from 8 AM to 11 AM. The Health Fair will take place at the New Providence Senior Citizen Center, located in the DeCorso Building on 15 East Fourth Street. Free blood-chemistry screenings will be available for all New Providence residents who have reached the age of 62 and who have pre-registered prior to the Fair. Pre-registration for this fasting screening will run through Monday, May 6. You can pre-register by calling MAY 2013

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908-665-0046 between the hours of 1 and 4 PM, Monday to Friday. Or you can stop in at the New Providence Senior Center during those times. The Health Fair will host a comprehensive list of exhibitors, with health screenings and medical information at no cost to New Providence senior participants. The Health Fair is funded by a grant from the Union County Community Development Block Grant Program. For additional information, contact the New Providence Health Department at 908-743-1049 or the New Providence Senior Citizen Center at 908-665-0046.

Mr. Fischer began his dedication to musical theater at the age of 5 by enrolling in a summer program very similar to the Continuo Arts Foundation’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. Soon after, he was cast in a production of The Sound of Music in South Carolina playing the role of Kurt Von Trapp. Russell caught the “performing” bug and frequently auditioned for commercials, small TV spots, theater, and more. His big break came while singing karaoke in Edison, NJ, where a waitress heard him and connected him with her mother who became Russell’s manager. Mr. Fischer’s first performance was the American premiere of Children of Eden at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, followed by playing the role of Billy in the second national tour of the musical Big. Both performances led to Russell’s 2003 Governor’s Award for excellence in theater arts, and the 2004 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Scholarship. Mr. Fischer continued his performing education by attending Westminster Choir College and performing at the Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, SC. While in Charleston, Russell missed the open call for Jersey Boys on Broadway, but he decided to test his luck and sent his headshot and resume to casting. Three weeks later, he was called for an audition and was cast as Joey and the understudy for Frankie Valli. Now in his fifth year with the Broadway production, Mr. Fischer has performed both the role of Joey and the lead role of Frankie Valli multiple times. The Broadway production has been such a hit the cast has been asked to perform at the Tony Awards, Broadway in Bryant Park, Broadway Cares, and Russell’s own cabaret entitled Russell Fischer Uncharted. In addition to master classes, the Continuo Arts Foundation’s three week intensive conservatory offers rising stars the opportunity to learn about the key elements of musical theater, work with professional and experienced staff, and expand knowledge in areas such as acting, vocal production, choreography, staging, character study, improvisation, make-up techniques, stage management, and set design. Auditions for limited spaces are now available. Visit www.continuoarts.com for more information, or call 908-264-5324 to schedule your audition today.

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Tuesdays 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; registration required; call Michele Visco at 908-2734242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org for more information

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Gynecological Cancer Support Group at Pathways 12 N-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; registration required; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org for information

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; non-members pay $1/class; 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

Wednesdays 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 www.bnibizex.com

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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

Play Bridge at the YMCA 12:30-3 PM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; no partners needed; $7/week to play; for beginners and experienced players; call 908-273-3330 x 163 or visit www.theSAY.org

Thursdays Breast Cancer Support Group at Pathways 6-7:15 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; registration required; call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 x 154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org

Fridays Mah Jongg at the Y 12:30-2:30 at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit, 3rd floor; play with your Y friends, bring your Mah Jongg cards; Y members free, $10/8-week session for nonmembers; call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org

Saturdays Argentine Tango Open House 2:30-6:30 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

Saturday, June 1 Home for Good Adoptions 11 AM-4 PM at Pet Supplies Plus at 800 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills; visit www. homeforgooddogs.org for more information

Back to Broadway! 6 PM at Historic Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit; Interweave’s Annual Benefit Gala features food from David Ellis Catering and performances by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre actors, plus a Silent Auction; call 908-277-2120 for more information Continued on page 22

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In The Communities (cont)

New Providence Day of Service May 18 Saturday, May 18, 2013, will be a Day of Service in New Providence. Local residents will have an opportunity to participate in several planned service events which will benefit local agencies and also generate a pay-it-forward gift for the Newtown Fund (supporting victims of the December 14th tragedy and their families). Local residents (kids and their families) are invited to participate in the Day of Service from 9 AM-12:00 noon. Several service projects will be set-up, and people can volunteer at multiple places throughout the morning. Sponsors will donate $5 per participant to the *Newtown Memorial Fund, and the total amount will be sent as a gift from New Providence to Newtown. Additional donations may also be given by participants. The Schedule of Events includes • Making Lunches for Bridges Outreach~Kids will decorate bags and make the lunches. (9–11AM) • Bingo with Seniors~Kids will play bingo with senior citizens. (10–11:30AM)

• Making Cards for US Troops~Kids will make cards, which will be sent to US soldiers through Bonds of Courage. Bonds of Courage will also be collecting summer items for the troops (baby wipes, sunscreen and chapstick) at this location. New Providence’s Day of Service will be a great way for the community to come together, do some good deeds in town, and pass it on to Newtown and the many beneficiaries of the projects. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, beneficiary, or volunteer group, please contact Lisa Barfield at lisa@clearpointdesigns.com or Allison Smith at w.smith5@verizon.net.

Medic Alert To Start Taking Applications The Rotary Club of Summit and New Providence is pleased to announce that they will begin taking applications this month from senior citizens who meet appropriate health and needs criteria for the Medic Alert home alarm system program. The system, which will be operated in cooperation with the Summit Police Department Division of

Community Policing, will provide seniors who qualify with a home alert system that allows them to push a pendant to obtain assistance at their residence. Cost for the units is $60.00 per year. Assisting with the program will be a number of local nonprofit agencies. For more information, contact the Summit / New Providence Rotary at 34 Ridgedale Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, email joseph@snprotary.org, or call 908-598-2532

* The Newtown Memorial Fund is a 501c3 charity whose mission is to create a sustainable fund to provide for the immediate and ongoing needs of those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, to construct a physical memorial honoring the lives lost on December 14, 2012, and to establish academic scholarships tohonor those lost in this tragedy for future generations of Newtown students.

• Jump Rope for Newtown~Kids will jump rope at their own pace. (9 AM–12 noon)

JLS Larks Perform at SAGE On a recent Thursday, the Larks visited SAGE Eldercare in Summit to perform for the seniors who were in the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center that morning. The Larks are a singing group from the Junior League of Summit and were formed 20 years ago. The singers, who are under the direction of William Houpt, sang a medley of Broadway show tunes as well as a few sing-a-long songs with the audience at SAGE. The Junior League of Summit has more than 500 members from the communities of Chatham, New Providence, Berkeley Heights and Summit. SAGE Eldercare’s Spend-A-Day program provides a day of social and stimulating activities for frail or impaired adults in a medically-supervised, secure and comfortable setting. For more information on SAGE or the Spend-A-Day program, please call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org. The Larks performing for the seniors

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Saturday, June 1 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; Andrea Nettleton calls and Grand Picnic plays; 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

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Sunday, June 2 35th Annual Tot Trot 11 AM-2 PM at Memorial Field, Ashland Rd, Summit; sponsored by the Summit Jr. Fortnightly Club; event held rain or shine; games, face painting, petting zoo, food, family-friendly activities including Fun Run for ages 2-7 and new race for 8-10 year olds; t-shirts and goodie bags for runners; registration fee $15 through 5/31; limited walk-in registrations $17 on Tot Trot day; CASA of Union County will benefit from this year’s event; visit www.sjfclub.org for registration forms

Dance Team Auditions 2-4 PM at The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit; auditions for The Connection’s competitive dance team “The Crew;” for ages K-8th grade; team performs at community benefits and events; open to the public; contact Jessica at DanceTeam@ TheConnectionOnline.org to register and for more information

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June 2, 9, 16, 23 Healthy Cooking Class 2-3:30 in the kitchen at The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit; Gloria Fiore will show how to select healthy foods, prepare them to get the most nutrition; menu planning and food will be brought home; registration required; call Anita at 908-273-4242 x 133

Thursday, June 6 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

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8 AM at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit; sponsored by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce; speaker, buffet breakfast, networking; fee charged; call 908-522-1700 or visit www.suburbanchambers.org for information and to sign up

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; The Folk Goddesses perform and Christopher Mark Jones opens; 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

June 8 & 9 2013 Relay for Life At Gov. Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights; funds benefit the American Cancer Society and raise awareness; teams are welcomes as are survivors and caregivers; contact Deirdre.mcguinness@cancer.org for more information

Sunday, June 9 NJ Sharing Network 5K 3rd annual 5K Walk/Race raises awareness and funds for organ and tissue donations as a way to save lives; visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org to sign up, form a team, and learn more

“A Symphonic Salute to the Cinema” 3 PM at Millburn Middle School Auditorium, 25 Old Short Hills Rd, Millburn; presented by the Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ; family-friendly concert led by Conductor Stratechuk will feature music from the movies and selections by John Williams; suggested donation $15; visit http://metropolitanorchestra.org or call 973-379-6431

June 23-29 Summit’s first “Discover Summit Arts” Festival A week-long festival of all the arts, from music, to theatre, to food, to crafts and fine arts, to the visual arts; June 23-29 at various locations in downtown Summit; mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing June 17, 2013 at Twin Brooks Country Club

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