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In Every Issue Calendar..........................................6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. In the Communities...................................................15, 16 In the Schools............................................................19, 20 Features Mary Lou Sweeney Interior Design...................................5 Window Works® - Experience, Expertise, Excellence…....7 Summit Smiles..................................................................8 Race for the Cure...............................................................9 Quartet – Home Décor & More........................................12 Cavazini & Dangler Have Joined Forces..........................13 SCC Golf Outing...............................................................18 Message from the Chamber Chairman............................20
THE COLLECTION Volume 28, Issue 3 THE COLLECTION Staff Published by The Suburban Chamber of Commerce Joseph Steiner, Publisher Diane Gallo, Editor Steven Meyer, Art Director Annemarie Cahill, Account Executive E-mail us at email@example.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robert Davies, Chairman Joseph Steiner, Secretary • Mort O’Shea, Treasurer Mr. Glenn Allsopp • Mr. John Blasi • Mr. Patrick Cicala • Ms. Lori Cicali Mr. James DiMaio • Mr. Brian Flanagan Esq. • Mr. Gary Kapner Mr. Michael Kelly • Ms. Kelly L Pantone • Ms. Kassandra Roma Mr. John F Rosellini Jr. • Dr. Patrick R Smith Mr. Norman Sobin • Ms. Beth Welsh Direct Mailed to every Home, Apartment and Business in: Summit • Berkeley Heights • New Providence • Short Hills • Millburn As well as to demographically selected homes in: Mountainside • Chatham • Springfield • Gillette • Stirling • Millington OUR TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION 71 Summit Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901 • 908-522-1700
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Mary Lou Sweeney Interior Design F
or the past twenty-seven years, Mary Lou Sweeney has established herself as one of New Jersey’s premier interior designers. Having started her own firm in 1997, Mary Lou and her daughter Angela take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the design process. They skillfully plan, implement and oversee every element of each project from concept, to initial drawings, to final placement of antiques, artwork and accessories. Mary Lou has been in several designer show houses and design publications over the years. She has retained many of the same clients for over twenty years, moving with them from their first home to their second and third homes. With a lifelong passion for design and respect for the
client’s desires, needs and budget, Mary Lou’s priority is to achieve an elegant and functional completed space. The services that the firm offers include initial consultation; complete interior design services (tile selections, architectural detail, countertops, cabinetry, decorative hardware, plumbing fixtures, custom kitchen/bath design); designing floor plans, fine furniture, custom upholstery, and custom window treatments; and selecting antiques, lighting, accessories, original oil paintings/ artwork, fabric & wall covering, bedding, and more. “Timeless elegance is our signature at Mary Lou Sweeney Interior
Design,” commented Mary Lou proudly. You can contact Mary Lou directly at 908-665-8075 and Angela at 908-464-7174 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Their office is located at 851 Springfield Avenue, Suite 15A, in Summit. Visit their website at www.MaryLouSweeneyInteriorDesign.com to see some of their lovely creations!
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May Calendar May 1 – June 1 Suit Drive for Integrity House at Adams & Madam Adams & Madam Fine Clothing, 1275 Springfield Ave in downtown New Providence, is offering a $100 discount off a new men’s suit in exchange for a donation of gently-used suits, which will be donated to low-income individuals at Integrity House, a substance abuse treatment center in Newark; call 908-665-0800 or visit www.AdamsMadam.com or email info@AdamsMadam.com for more information
Month of May MOMS Club Annual Book Drive Support the local libraries in Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Chatham during May by visiting the Children’s section and purchasing a book from selected titles listed on the display; you can write a dedication that will go inside the book and librarians are on hand to answer questions; donations are tax-deductible; sponsored by the MOMS Club of the four towns listed; visit www.momsclub.org/welcome,html for more information
Through May 7 “Closer Than Ever” At The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave, Summit; musical revue features words and music by Maltby and Shire; tickets $25 adults, $20 students; Fri and Sat at 8 PM; loop-compatible Assisted Listening System available; call 917-664-3167 or email email@example.com for information
Through May 15 “Impressions of a Garden” Art Exhibit At Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; paintings by Lisa Palombo in the Wisner House at the Arboretum; M-F from 9 AM-5 PM; call 908-273-8787 or visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information
May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
LVUC New Tutor Training Workshop 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave, Union; sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LVUC); training leads to certification to tutor Basic Reading Skills and ESL; $40 registration fee, scholarships available; attendance at all sessions mandatory; visit www.lvaunion.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-755-7998 for more information; registration can be done online
Through June 5 VACNJ Exhibit Features Re:Design Spring exhibition Re:Design - 14 emerging designers take a fresh look at old materials; at Visual Arts Center of NJ, 68 Elm St, Summit; free; exhibition runs through June 5 (M-Th 9:30 AM-8 PM, F 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Sa-Su 10 AM-4 PM); call 908-273-9121 or visit www.artcenternj.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 Wayne Miller, President, at 201-650-9298, or Brooke Manino, 908-642-6273 or visit www.bnibizex.com
Tuesdays Old Guard Meets Summit Area Old Guard meets Tuesday mornings at New Providence Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, NP; 9:15 AM for area 50+ active men; speakers, coffee, participation in many types of events and trips; call 908-273-7472 for information or visit www.summitoldguard.homestead.com Continued on page 8
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Window Works® Window Treatments – Experience, Expertise, Excellence Window 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 your family’s lifestyle. Window Works designs, fabricates, and installs custom-made draperies, valances, roman shades, bedding, pillows, custom furniture and accessories. They will help you select the right combination of fabrics from designer houses such as Kravet, Duralee, JF Fabrics, Schumacher and many others to design the perfect treatment for you. If you are looking for hard treatments, you can find those there too. Whether you need wood blinds, woven woods, aluminum blinds, motorized treatments, greenhouse shading systems or roller shades, they represent only the highest quality national name brand products to ensure reliability and satisfaction. Choose from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Nanik, Lafayette and Somfy products, to name a few. 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 Eastern. Select from the very finest in retractable awnings, sun structures, canopies, sun catchers, retractable pergola covers, and stationary awnings for both your residential and commercial needs. Your outdoor furniture, patio umbrellas and awnings can all be coordinated to create an inviting outdoor living space. Window Works employs only their own professional year-round installation staff led by an owner; they never send sub-contracted labor
into your home. Measuring is also done by an owner, insuring you get a very personal touch. Window Works takes pride that so many of their customers return each time they have a new decorating project. They are also happy at the number of customers who refer their friends and families to them with confidence, knowing they will be taken care of courteously and knowledgeably.
automation system, or if you are renovating your home and need expert advice on how to coordinate new window treatments with the existing décor, or if you simply need help with a single room or even a single window, call Window Works and their team of experts will turn your decorating dreams into reality. Give Window Works a call today, or better yet, stop in to speak with the expert staff and see all that they have to offer: 973-535-5860 or visit www.windowworks-nj.com.
Window Works provides Free Shop at Home service and free estimates for all products. 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 that stay up during the winter. Whether you are building a new home requiring your new window treatments to be motorized and synched with your home MAY 2011 THE COLLECTION Page 7
Wednesday, May 4 “Newark – A City of Surprises” Day trip sponsored by Summit YMCA; private tour with Liz Del Tufo to enjoy things like the cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park, the Cathedral, historic homes, lunch at Newark Club, and a private tour at the Newark Museum, including the Ballantine House; all-inclusive fee charged; registration forms at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; call 908-273-3330 x 186 for information and to sign up
Thursday, May 5 Cinco de Mayo Celebration 4-7 PM at Summit YMCA Youth Center, 2 Walnut St, Summit; food, music, and fun; free; open to all middle and high school students; contact Tia Sargent at 908-277-2370 x 140 for information
Sacred Heart Healing & Meditation Circle 8:15 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit; 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
Friday, May 6 First Friday Breakfast Meeting 8 AM at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit; Dr. Chris Taylor from Drew University will speak on “The Middle East and Your Business”; sponsored by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce; fee charged; call 908-522-1700 or visit www.suburbanchambers.org for information and to sign up
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Performances at The Minstrel 8 PM at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown; run by The Folk Project; 6 - Anne Hills, 13 – David Mallett, 20 – Susan Werner, 27 – Za Zu Zaz Reunion; handicapped accessible, free parking on site; call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org for ticket prices and information
Saturday, May 7 Clothing Drive at GLHS 9 AM-1 PM at Gov. Livingston High School’s parking lot, 175 Watchung Blvd, Berkeley Heights; bring usable, wearable clothing plus shoes, belts, handbags, hats, table linens, bed linens, towels and stuffed animals that are clean, in plastic bags; all donations are tax deductible; come and shop as well; funds raised benefit
Anne Heaton & Rose Cousins in Concert 8 PM at the Watchung Art Center, 18 Stirling Rd (on the circle), Watchung; one of the Powerful Women of Song Concert Series; $19 in advance online, $23 at the door; call 908-412-9105 or visit www.heatoncousins.eventbrite.com for tickets and information
Kinnara Sings of “Home” 8 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Springfield Ave, Summit; Princeton-based 24-member Kinnara Ensemble, chamber choir, will perform “Home,” a one-hour choral concert of American spirituals, hymns and folk music; reception to meet the artists follows; $20 admission fee at the door; visit www.KinnaraEnsemble.org or email KinnaraEnsemble@gmail.com for information
May 7, 14, 21 & 28 Discovery Center Saturdays 9 AM-1 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; hands-on exploration of fascinating nature topics, at the Discovery Center; stories, crafts, experiments, exploration of the Arboretum grounds; 7 – Lilacs and Mother’s Day craft, 14 – Bees, 21 – Azaleas, 28 – Hummingbirds; no pre-registration required; members free, $5 per child nonmembers; for children ages 4 through 10 accompanied by an adult; visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org
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Summit Smiles Offers White & Brite For Life Summit Smiles is the newest dental office in the Summit area. The practice is located at 28 Beechwood Road in downtown Summit. The office’s friendly staff offers a full range of preventative, cosmetic and restorative dental ser vices including routine cleanings, periodontal care, root canals, implant restorations, Invisalign braces, veneers, bridgework, and denture ser vices, as well as general dentistr y treatments. “We are committed to the oral health of all our patients,” said Dr. Agar wal. “We always educate our patients about the importance of keeping their teeth clean and keeping up with their dental appointments. Many adults today are not aware of the threat that periodontal disease has on their overall health and well-being,” Dr. Agar wal continued. “It is now known that adults with poor oral hygiene are at a 70% greater risk of developing heart disease, so good oral hygiene is a must.” Summit Smiles’ goal is “to help ever y person attain optimal dental health through the best education and state-of-the-art, comfortable dentistr y, demonstrating that modern dentistr y is surprisingly gentle.” Summit Smiles also offers Zoom Whitening (a one hour in-office teeth whitening procedure) and White & Brite For Life which will keep your teeth looking their best and brightest. Call Summit Smiles during regular business hours to schedule an appointment, at 908-737-1313, or visit www.SummitSmilesnj.com. There is free parking in nearby shopper lots for patients to use.
ace for the Cure® on May 15
Spring means that it’s time for another Race to raise funds to help find a cure for breast cancer. All are invited to join the Fourth Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure ®. Runners, walkers, survivors, co-survivors and volunteers will come together at the new Race location, the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, at the newlyrenovated Turtle Back Zoo, in West Orange. Make a promise to help end breast cancer by running, joining a team, or donating to your favorite runners and teams…and there is a group in our area that would love to have your support! “Hope Has No Boundaries” is one of the largest groups registered as a team to race in the 5K Run on Sunday, May 15. Headed up by Nancy Dango, the 79-member team has already raised more then $21,000, BUT MORE IS ALWAYS NEEDED! You can register at www.komennorthjersey.org/race or by calling 908-277-2904 x 14, to either race or donate. To donate to the “Hope Has No Boundaries” team, click on the Teams List button and scroll down for “Hope Has No Boundaries” to make your contribution to this important cause. If you wish to run or walk at the last minute, there will be in-person registration opportunities on Race weekend. Registration opens at 7 AM, the 5K Run goes at 8 and the Walk steps off at 9:30. Even if you’re not racing, come to the race site on Race day and cheer on the runners. You can visit Komen’s interactive I AM THE CURE ® booth to learn more about breast self-awareness and breast health. Educational information will be available and watch for Komens’ Rovers in the bright pink and green shirts; they’ll be sharing the message of early detection and will “reward” you for your participation. Run for future generations in hopes that breast cancer will one day be a thing of the past…Run for their lives, run for your life. We all have the power to be part of the cure! Whether it is your first race or your fourth, your first donation or your fortieth, your participation and contribution are welcome and needed. GO TEAM “HOPE HAS NO BOUNDARIES!”
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May 7 & 21 Swingin’ Tern Contra & Square Dancing Dance group meets at 8 PM at First Presbyterian Church Parish Hall, 14 Hanover Rd, East Hanover; beginners’ workshop at 7:30; twice-monthly Saturday night dance series run by The Folk Project features specials callers and musicians; 7 – Rock ‘n Reel with Donna Hunt and Rockadillies, 21 – Steve Holland with Root Mean Square; call 973-822-2137 or visit www.folkproject.org for ticket prices and information
Sunday, May 8 Mother’s Day 5K Race 9 AM race start at Memorial Park, Berkeley Heights; run benefits Y’s 125th Anniversary Campaign; for more information, call 908-464-8373 or visit www.theSAY.org
Monday, May 8 How to Start a Small Business Seminar 9 AM – Noon at Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 311 Main St, Chatham; sponsored by NJAWBO, the free workshop will cover many useful topics and includes networking and roundtable discussions; to register, visit www.njawbo.org/wbc or call the WCEC at 973-507-9700 or email email@example.com for more information
Tuesday, May 10 Christ Child Society New Member Coffee 8:30 AM at 36 Prospect St, Summit; new members, board members and committee chairs are invited; the Christ Child Society sponsors fundraising events and runs a layette program for new mothers in the area; visit www.christchildsummit.org
May 11 & 25 New Play Readings at the Arboretum Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, a professional ensemble company, presents readings of new works at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; 7:30 PM, light refreshments served; public is invited to give feedback to the playwrights; free, and free parking on site
Wednesday, May 11 Wandering Bards in Concert 7 PM at Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Ave, BH; the 5-man troupe performs a unique blend of “Americana-Gypsy Funk” music, a mix of blues, grooves
and foot-stomping party tunes, on the harmonica, kazoo, accordion, jaw harp, violin, and more; free and open to the public; call 908-464-9333 to sign up
Friday, May 13 Overlook Hospital Auxiliary Spring Luncheon Noon at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield; Auxiliary’s Annual Spring Luncheon features handbag designer Amalia Gomez of Summit as guest speaker; OH auxiliary is a volunteer organization committed to serving the hospital community through volunteering and fundraising; for more information, visit www.OHAux.org
Family Bingo Night 6:30-8 PM at Berkeley Heights Y, 550 Springfield Ave, BH; fun for the family; $5/family for Y members, $10/family for non-members; call 908-464-8373 or visit www.theSAY.org for information
May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 “Isn’t It Romantic” Stony Hill Players of Summit presents Wendy Wasserstein’s light comedy at the Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit; May 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 8 PM and May 15 & 22 at 3 PM; tickets are $20 adults, $10 students under 18; for information, call 908-665-1376
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May 13 & 27 Neighborhood Networking Group (NNG) Meets 7:30 AM at Hilltop Community Bank, 555 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights; NNG welcomes members from Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and surrounding areas; NNG seeks to expand business and create supportive friendships; call Nick (201-569-7610) or Patrick (908-219-4467) for more information
Saturday, May 14 Open House at Basking Ridge Country Club 10 AM-3 PM at Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd, Basking Ridge; hosted in the Garden Tent; come and see all that BRCC has to offer to you and your family; RSVP to Kelly Pantone at 908-766-8200 x 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org; free; visit www.baskingridgecc.com
Spring Carnival 10 AM-1 PM at The Learning Circle YMCA, 95 Morris Ave, Summit; games and fun for the whole family; call 908-273-7040 or visit www.theSAY.org
American Girl Tea 2 – 3:30 PM at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; for girls ages 7+; bring your favorite doll and learn about ways you can help our planet; dance around the Maypole, celebrate spring, enjoy tea and snacks; registration required; fee charged; call 908-273-8787 x 1515 or visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information and to register
Women’s Health Awareness Event 12:15-4:30 PM at Terra Sky Center, 510 Morris Ave, Summit; medley of classes and guided meditation, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation; $20perclass or $35 for the day; call 908-277-1222 to register
Tot Triathlon 1:30-3 PM at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; for children ages 3-6; a short run followed by a lap on a tricycle and then a lap across the pool; free, open to the community; call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org
“Dream a Little Dream” Party 6-9 PM at Café Beethoven, Main St in downtown Chatham; gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, wines, and Cabaret performances by the talented ensemble from Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre; funds raised benefit the theatre’s outreach and youth programming; free parking on site; visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org for tickets and information
6-8 PM at 67 Maple St, Summit; celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month; enjoy a sampling of sports, arts & crafts, family swim, games and rock wall climbing; free and open to the community; call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org
Sunday, May 15 Summit Symphony Concert 3 PM free concert at Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd, Summit, in the Auditorium; all French program features Debussy, Saint-Saens, Fauré and Massenet; pre-concert lecture by Maestro James Sadewhite at 2:15; featured soloist is renowned cellist Astrid Schween, formerly with the Lark Quartet; open to the public
Tuesday, May 17 “Medications & Dementia” at SAGE Eldercare 7 PM at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St, Summit; Neal Golden, Certified Consultant Pharmacist, will discuss the scope of medications available and how they interact with dementia; participants are welcome to bring a list of meds they or their loved ones are taking for Golden to review; free and open to the public, but registration required; call 908-598-5548 or email email@example.com
Family Night at the Summit YMCA
Quartet to Open in Chatham
Located in downtown Chatham at 9 South Passaic Avenue, Quartet is a contemporary and sophisticated home décor and gift store offering an affordable and unique combination of items to meet every design style. Opening in May, Quartet will offer functional accessories for the home, including accent furniture, lamps, clocks, and mirrors, as well as decorative accessories like vases, bowls, trays, candles, candle holders, frames, stationery, floral arrangements, pillows, artwork, and other hostess-type gifts.
Quartet’s four owners, Vicky Anello, Amy McGrath, Kim McManus and Jennifer Terry, are friends who met working at Accenture 20 years ago. They have created a unique concept in their store to represent four varying style quadrants including modern, traditional, earthy/zen, and eclectic. With this store design, they hope to appeal to a variety of home décor tastes. “As female small business owners, we feel it is important to support other women who are in business,” said Jennifer Terry, one of the owners. In order to do that, Quartet has created the “Momtage” concept. Through “Momtage,” Quartet will partner with complementary women-owned home-based businesses and integrate their product lines into the store. “We feel it is a great way to give home-based businesses a venue for their products.” Quartet will also offer gift packaging so you can shop and leave with a “ready to give” gift.
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Give Quartet a call at 973-665-8200 and stop in soon to see the wide array of wonderful items they have on display.
WINIFRED (WINNIE) CAVAZINI AND ROSEMARY (ROEY) DANGLER HAVE JOINED FORCES The two realtors, long-time associates at Lois Schneider Realtor®, are now providing clients with twice the expertise and twice the knowledge of the real estate market in Summit and the surrounding area. With 27 and 23 years, respectively, in the business, Winnie and Roey are a formidable team with stellar reputations and numerous success stories backing their credentials. In 2010, they won the following prestigious Lois Schneider Realtor awards: Top Sales, Top Producers and Top Listings, and each has been the recipient of the highly regarded Lois Keogh Schneider Award. Winnie and Roey have raised families in Summit and still call it home. Close friends for more than 30 years, they complement each other and build upon their notable strengths, offering buyers and sellers a unique partnership that ensures they receive the best possible service and unbiased analyses. Winnie Cavazini (GRI) has been a licensed New Jersey Agent since 1984, is a lifetime member of the NJAR Realtor Sales Club, an active member of RELO relocation network, and was recently named “Five Star Agent” by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Roey Dangler (ABR, SRES, GRI) has been a licensed New Jersey Agent since 1991, is a lifetime member of NJAR Distinguished Realtors Sales Club, an active member of RELO relocation network, and is currently a member of the NCJAR Professional Standards Committee. Both women have won numerous awards over the years for their real estate work. Both women are Sales Associates at Lois Schneider Realtor®, located at 431 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit. The general office number is 908277-1398, but you can contact each of them personally. Winnie can be reached at 908-376-2708, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on her cell phone, 908-376-2708. Roey can be contacted at 908-376-2711, by email at rdangler@ lsrnj.com, or on her cell, 908-377-4852.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a house in the Summit area, give them a call or stop by the office and see what these dynamic realtors can do for you!
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Tuesday, May 17 Building a Marketing Plan Seminar 10 AM-1 PM at WCEC at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 311 Main St, Chatham; free seminar will cover many topics to help market your business; visit www.njawbo.org/ wbc to register or call the WCEC at 973-507-9700 or email email@example.com for more information
Thursday, May 19 Midday Cabaret at The Connection 1 PM Musical Cabaret features singers from Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre; at The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St, Summit; sing along with lyrics provided; free and open to the public; free onsite parking; call 908-273-4242
Foreign Film “The Secret in Their Eyes” 7 PM at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Ave, BH; a retired legal counselor in Argentina writes a novel hoping to find closure for an unresolved case and an unrequited love, both of which still haunt him decades later; drama, in Spanish with English sub-titles; rated R; free, no registration required; doors open at 6:45 PM; call 908-464-9333 for more information
Welcome to our new members and thank you to our renewing members for supporting the Chamber of Commerce New Members u General Plumbing Supply u Law Offices of Jill Anne LaZare, LLC u Patch.com u Summit Smiles u The Center For Client Retention
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Art Center” 7:30 PM at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St, Summit; Producing Artistic Director Mark Hoebee and set designers from the Paper Mill Playhouse will offer a peek behind the curtain of the Playhouse’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; discussion of set design and how color, theme and plot, paired with the director’s and designer’s concepts, all influence the final product; free; call 908-273-9121 to reserve a seat; www.artcenternj.org
Cocktail Reception at Good Grief 6-8 PM at Good Grief’s new headquarters; an evening of good will, good friends…good
• Allsopp & Company Insurance • Chan’s Alternative Risk Transfer Ideas • Coldwell Banker • Cove Carpet One Floor & Home • Gabriele Fitness and Performance • George’s Appliance Service • Glassworks of Summit, LLC • Hampshire Self Storage • Henry’s Fine Jewelry
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inlingua Language Center Keller Williams Realty Kirusa, Inc. Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C. Law Offices of Andy Winchell Law Office of Michael Margello Mendham Capital Management Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Olam Americas, Inc. Passaic Valley Coaches
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Peapack-Gladstone Bank Safeguard Printing & Web Services Schechner Lifson Corporation Smith Chiropractic Summit Medical Group, PA TD Bank-NP The Office Restaurant TLC Computer Services Union Center National Bank Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
grief; drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus find out what’s next for Good Grief; visit www.good-grief.org for more information
May 20-June 5 “The Importance of Being Earnest” Ground UP Productions presents performances at The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave, Summit; Weds-Sats at 8 PM, Suns at 2 PM; $20 general admission, $15 students; Opening Night Gala on May 21 – tickets $75, food and drinks at 6 PM followed by after-theatre party; all tickets through www.TicketLeap.com or call
Saturday, May 21 Art in the Garden At the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; fundraising gala features gourmet food from David Ellis Catering, music and entertainment, auction items, and more; reserve your place by May 13; visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information
Brother Sun in Concert 8 PM at the First United Methodist Church, One E. Broad St, Westfield; part of the Coffee with Conscience Concert Series, where proceeds are donated to area non-profit organizations; visit www.brothersun.eventbrite.com for tickets
Monday, May 23 Summit Area AARP Meets Summit AARP meets at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Ave, Summit; coffee and social at 9:30 AM, meeting and program at 10 AM; Dr. Nancy Carnevale, Assoc. Professor of History at Montclair State University, will present “Ellis Island: Myth and Reality”; visitors welcome; call 973-379-2582 for information
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Summit Parks Foreman & Aquatic Center Win State Awards The New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association, a professional organization representing over 700 New Jersey communities and leisure services organizations, presented two awards to the City of Summit at a recent meeting. Parks and Shade Tree Foreman Rich Caputo received the 2011 “Employee of the Year” Award. Rich, a 17 year employee of the City of Summit, was recognized for his dedication and commitment to the city as both an employee and volunteer. A lifetime Summit resident, Rich has been very involved in the Summit PAL and is also the market manager of the very successful Summit
Farmers’ Market. He was also recognized for his ability to work with the residents under the most difficult of circumstances. Called out for emergencies of all types, he understands the concept of service and is an example to everyone with whom he works. Mr. Caputo was unaware of the award, was surprised at the Awards Banquet, and was obviously touched by the honor. The Summit Family Aquatic Center also came up a big winner in an unusual category for a community aquatic center. The Excellence in Educational Programming Award was presented to the facility for their “Splash & Learn” program.
Judith Leblein Josephs, Director of the Department of Community Programs, accepted the award on behalf of Customer Service Manager Gretchen Masterfano who coordinates the program. The “Splash & Learn” program is a series of educational programs held on the pool deck. Rich Caputo proudly displays his award.
Operation Bling Foundation Hosts Fundraiser The Operation Bling Foundation will host a fabulous wine tasting fundraiser – Raise a Glass! on Friday evening, June 3rd in Morristown. The event (for those 21 and older!) will take place at 55 Bank Street in Morristown, the site of the former McDonald Pontiac dealership; hours
are 6-9 PM. The wines will be provided by Midtown Wine Merchants of Morristown and food will be prepared by Café Beethoven in Chatham. Tickets to the evening are $45 in advance ($55 at the door), and are available online at www.operationbling. org, at Ferdinand Jewelers (6 South Street, New Providence), and at Café Beethoven (262 Main Street, Chatham), among others.
foundation’s mission is to give sparkling jewels to cancer patients during their hospital stays, bringing them cheer and pleasure. “Bill and I and a Bling recipient were interviewed by WCBS Radio recently. We were standing there with tears streaming down our faces as we watched and listened to our Bling recipient tell WCBS what it meant to her to ‘be blinged’!” said Chris Ferdinand.
Operation Bling was begun by Christine and Bill Ferdinand, owners of Ferdinand Jewelers. The
For more information, call 1.877.BLING.03 or email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAGE Eldercare and Local Officials Deliver Meals on Wheels
SAGE Eldercare, a nonprofit organization specializing in senior care, recently enlisted the assistance of Rep. Leonard Lance and a volunteer at SAGE’s many state Meals on Wheels and local elected officials as well as police and fire chiefs, who all participated in the Meals on Wheels Association of America’s (MOWAA) “March For Meals” campaign. Every year, MOWAA organizes this national movement to generate awareness about the growing number of seniors facing the threat of hunger in America and to encourage action on the part of local communities. During the month of March special “guests” helped SAGE’S Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors. Numerous community leaders, including Summit Council member Nuris Portuondo, Summit Police Chief Robert Lucid,
Summit Fire Chief Joseph Houck, New Providence Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Congressman Leonard Lance, Summit Mayor Jordan Glatt, and State Senator Tom Kean Jr., among others, visited SAGE Eldercare’s headquarters at 290 Broad Street in Summit, where they helped pack up the meals and accompanied the volunteers as they made their deliveries.
According to Marianne Kranz, SAGE Eldercare’s Director of Meals on Wheels, Volunteers and Home Support Services, “It is vital that the officials get a sense of these homebound people who are often ‘hidden’ from the community.” Kranz emphasized that for many homebound seniors, the friendly visit from a Meals on Wheels volunteer may be the only outside contact they have with someone that day. SAGE’s Meals on Wheels was established in 1966 and was one of the first meal delivery programs in New Jersey. In 2010, approximately 500 volunteers delivered 50,254 meals to 283 people in Union County (Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Springfield and Summit), Essex County (Millburn and Short Hills) and Morris County (Chatham Borough and Township). Each weekday, 20 – 30 volunteers are assigned 14 routes and drive a total
of about 200 miles to deliver close to 200 meals to clients in the area. For more information about the Meals on Wheels program, or if you know someone who could benefit from the service, please contact Marianne Kranz at 908-273-5554 or email email@example.com. Please visit www.sageeldercare.org to see the latest offerings and news at SAGE Eldercare.
Mayor Jordan Glatt and a volunteer at SAGE’s Meals on Wheels
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Tuesday, May 24 Trip to Longwood Gardens 8:30 AM-6 PM; trip sponsored by Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit; exquisite flowers, majestic trees, opulent architecture, 20 outdoor gardens, 20 indoor gardens, 5,500 types of plants, and Lilytopia Show at Longwood; for tickets and information, call 908-273-8787 or visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org
AARP Trip USO Stars & Stripes Extravaganza at Li Greci’s Staaten features lunch and a show; call Herman at 908-273-1962 for more information and to make a reservation
Magic Dessert Show for Seniors 1:30-2:30 PM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; coffee and dessert plus a great magic show; free and open to all area Seniors; RSVP to Lisa Meyers at 908-273-3330 x 186 or email lisa.meyers@theSAY.org
Wednesday, May 25 Guerilla Marketing Seminar High-impact, low-cost techniques to market your business; 10 AM-1 PM at WCEC at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 311 Main St, Chatham; free interactive session; to register, visit www.njawbo.org/wbc or call 973-507-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 27 Za Zu Zaz Special Concert at The Minstrel 8 PM at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown; NJ’s legendary swing/rock band features Grover Kemble; sponsored by the Folk Project;
In The Communities
Area Towns Launch “Think Local First” Campaigns To help keep their local economies strong, area towns and their downtowns are launching “Think Local First” campaigns on May 1. Residents and shoppers are encouraged to shop locally for their needs, to help keep their downtowns healthy and communities viable. Funded by a Sustainable Jersey grant, the program can be a useful and important tool for our communities of local businesses. There are four buttons that will be released every two weeks over an eight-week period, beginning on launch date, May 1. These collectible buttons for kids of all ages will be available in stores and downtown businesses for people to pick up. “Walk the Town” days are scheduled with special events, live music and entertainment, and discounts in the participating shops and stores. Watch for the special “ad buttons” throughout this and upcoming issues of The Collection…and shop local first!
$20 for FP members, $25 for non-members; call 908-591-6491 or visit
To be released on May 1, 2011
www.folkproject.org for information; free parking on site
Auditions for Continuo Arts Summer Conservatory Continuo Arts Foundation is holding open call auditions for young artists, ages 7-18, for its intensive 3-week Summer Musical Theater Conservatory; students will learn the key elements of musical theater, work with a professional staff, and work on voice, acting, dance, staging, and more; Conservatory begins July 5 and ends with 2 fullystaged performances on July 23; visit www.continuoarts.com or call 908-264-5324 to schedule an audition
To be released on May 15, 2011
Coming In June To be released on May 29, 2011
Friday, June 3 Reeds, Rhythm & All That Brass in Concert 8 PM at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown; 16-piece big band entertains; run by The Folk Project; handicapped accessible, free parking on site; call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org for ticket prices and information
Saturday, June 4 Swingin’ Tern Contra & Square Dancing
To be released on June 13, 2011
Dance group meets at 8 PM at First Presbyterian Church Parish Hall, 14 Hanover Rd, East Hanover; beginners’ workshop at 7:30; twice-monthly Saturday night dance series run by The Folk Project features specials callers and musicians; Mary Wesley and Contrazz perform; call 973-822-2137 or visit www.folkproject.org for ticket prices and information
Sunday, June 5 New Providence Classic Car Show 10 AM-2 PM, on Academy Street in downtown New Providence; registration opens at 8:30 AM; judged show, trophies awarded; first 50 cars receive dash plaques and goody bags; registration $10 until 5/29, then $12 after; registration forms available at www.npbpa.com/newprovidenceevents/csacarshow.html or call 908-665-8254 or email email@example.com; co-sponsored by the NP Community Service Association and NP Business and Professional Association; proceeds benefit NP residents in times of need; rain date June 12; event open to and free for the public Continued on page 18
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Summit Pastor Receives Honorary Degree The Reverend Denison D. Harrield, Jr., was recently nominated by the Presiding Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic 1 District of the A.M.E. Zion Church to receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) degree from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. The honor will be bestowed on Saturday, May 7, at the college. The entire Summit community wishes Pastor Harrield “congratulations” on this well-deserved honor!
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Sunday, June 5 33rd Annual Tot Trot 11 AM-2 PM at Memorial Field, Ashland and Larned Rds, Summit; sponsored by the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club; Tot Trot is a day of games and family-friendly activities, including a Fun Run for ages 2-7; first race starts at 11 AM; proceeds benefit the Bryan’s Dream Foundation; registration required; visit www.sjfclub.org for more information
Monday, June 6 Suburban Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing At Basking Ridge Country Club; get a foursome together and enjoy a day of golf while benefiting the Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation; visit www.suburbanchambers.org for information and to register; call 908-522-1700
Monday, June 6 Let’s Get Ready – Summer SAT Prep Program Ongoing registration with a deadline of June 6; Summit YMCA and Let’s Get Ready offer a college prep course to under-resourced students with intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and role models for academic success; course includes free SAT prep and college application guidance; classes meet at Summit YMCA Youth Center, 2 Walnut St, Summit; Tuesday & Thursdays, 6-9 PM; call Tia Sargent at
Tuesday, June 7 Book Club for Seniors 12:30-2 PM at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; open to all area seniors; group meets first Tuesday of the month in the Summit Room on 3rd floor; for information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908-273-3330 x 186 or visit www.theSAY.org; books can be purchased at a discount at Helen’s Books and Gifts, 447 Springfield Ave, Summit
Summer Camp Parent Info Night 7 PM at Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St, Summit; focus on Camp Cannundus and Specialty Camps; come and speak with camp directors about schedules, trip itineraries, and other information to get started for a summer of fun; download camp information at www.theSAY.org
908-273-3330 x 140 or email tia.sargent@theSAY.org for more information
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Sponsored by the Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation
In The Schools Our Lady of Peace Dance Club – Reflecting Life through Art
Academy Dance Club members (l-r) Mary Ruane, Jairo Campo, Bevin Freeman, Jazmina AcostaBenitez, Adriana Rodriguez, Liam Higgins, Randy Campo, Yasmin O’Shea Miller, Madeline Buerle, Sophia Jankow and Gabrielle Manger
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace School recently introduced its new Dance Club. Under the direction of Ms. Lauren Freeman, the club was created to introduce dance as an art form and to encourage the students to enjoy movement and exercise through dance. The students are exploring improvisational movement and learning how to compose cohesive works. At the recent Academy Variety Show, the students performed their dance to Shakira’s “Africa,” a song that celebrates unity among all people and was inspired by the World Cup Soccer competition. The
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Raises Awareness about Water Environmental Action Club students at Lawton C. Johnson Middle School in Summit recently conducted a campaign to raise awareness about World Water Day. Under the direction of social studies teacher Jen Eisert, the club set up a display in the school’s concourse to demonstrate how water is such a vital resource.
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School eighth graders Palavi Patel, left, and Grace Keiser, members of the school’s Environmental Action Club, put the finishing touches on an exhibit displayed in the school’s entry concourse.
The LCJSMS students collected gallon water jugs and set them up to represent the amount of water it takes to produce just one hamburger. The amount is an astonishing 660 gallons! Most of this water is used to raise the beef cattle, which has a water footprint of 1799 gallons of water for every pound of beef produced! The UN General Assembly has declared that World Water Day should be observed each year on March 22 to bring attention to the increasing demands on water supplies throughout the world. This information and more can be found at http://environment. nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/ embedded-water/.
students each performed a solo, and then celebrated their connection to cultural unity by joining in a group dance. Ms. Freeman hopes to encourage the students to work together creatively and deepen their experience of how life is reflected through art. The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a private Catholic school in downtown New Providence with students in grades Pre-K3 through Grade 8. For more information, please visit www.TheAcademyOLP.org or call the school office at 908-464-8657.
Oak Knoll Students Help with Missionary Program in the Dominican Republic During door for annual spring break, trips, a trip that students, our upper level faculty, and Spanish students an alumna look forward to of Oak Knoll each year.” School of the In the weeks Holy Child’s leading up to Upper School the trip, the traveled to the entire Oak Knoll Dominican Upper School Republic for Lindsay, Leah, & Sally with some of the children at the mission. community a rewarding was involved experience at the Holy Child missionary in supporting the effort. Several campus program in Santo Domingo. groups conducted fundraising events Kathleen Cordrey ’12, Leah McBride ’11, Sally O’Brien ’11, and Lindsey O’Loughlin ’11, and alumna Phoebe Theodore ’10, along with chaperones, traveled to the Dominican Republic to volunteer at Escuela Fe y Alegria. The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus began the site in a destitute area of the Dominican Republic in 1995, an area which lacks the most basic of necessities - clean running water and indoor plumbing. Today, the mission site encompasses a medical clinic and a learning center, and the site’s lay missionary program is coordinated by Oak Knoll alumna Sister Ann-Joyce Peters.
which brought in $3,400, and the school community also collected supplies that the students carried with them, including children’s vitamins, t-shirts, and 75 children’s books written in Spanish for the school’s reading room.
This year’s trip marked the second Oak Knoll mission to the Holy Child site. “Our mission as a Holy Child School is foundational to our actions at Oak Knoll,” shared Mary Sciarrillo, Oak Knoll Upper School principal. “Our first trip there last spring was very successful and opened the
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent Catholic day school enrolling boys and girls in kindergarten through grade six; and young women only in grades seven through 12. For more information about Oak Knoll, please visit www.oakknoll.org or call 908-522-8109.
For the week the students were in the DR, they helped with chores, worked and played with the young students at the mission, met their families, and did minor repair work to the buildings. “The trip really widened my perspective and made me realize how fortunate I am for the life I have,” shared Lindsey O’Loughlin.
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Kent Place Eco-Team Is Environmentally Active The Kent Place Primar y School Eco-Team was busy recently, par ticipating in events that included a local park clean up ef for t and a chance to meet a pioneer of the conser vationist movement, Dr. Jane Goodall. On an April Saturday, members of the team were at the Loantaka Brook in Mor ris Township, par ticipating in a clean up sponsored by the Great Swamp Watershed Association. Joined by members of the KPS Walking the Walk committee, students, teachers and parents scoured the banks of the brook to clean and beautify the area. A second group of EcoTeam members met at the Liber ty Science Center to attend a “Roots and Shoots” gathering, featuring renowned primatologist, environmentalist and humanitarian, Dr. Jane Goodall. The program, par t of the Jane Goodall Institute, is an initiative for young people passionate about helping animals, the environment and people. Eight students presented the Eco-Team’s environmentally-themed project and were able to meet and talk about future plans for their club with Dr. Goodall personally before viewing her documentar y, The Chimpanzees of Gombe, in the Center’s IMAX Theater. “When the Eco-Team began, Page 20 THE COLLECTION MAY 2011
Message from the SCC Chairman With the advent of warmer weather, our activities move out of doors. And what better way to enjoy the spring air than at the outside Bob Davies Chairman, tables at one of the many downtown Suburban Chamber of Commerce restaurants in our three towns. Experience the ambiance of a sidewalk café while you enjoy coffee or a meal, and greet your friends and neighbors as they stroll by! The Suburban Chamber of Commerce is a partner in a new program kicking off this month in our downtowns. The “Think Local First” initiative beginning May 1 is designed to promote the local economy and a healthy environment. The “Think Local First” campaign offers a practical approach for connecting businesses in town with the buying power of the local community. A highlight of the program is a “Walk the Town Friday” event in Summit on the evening of June 3, with live music and entertainment and great specials and discounts from participating downtown businesses. Summit’s “Think Local First” is a joint venture with the City of Summit, Summit Downtown Inc, local merchants and business owners, and the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. It is funded by a Sustainable Jersey small grant with support from Wal-Mart.
Kent Place faculty members Sally Snyder and Leslie Jones-Wentz join students Madison Hobbs of South Orange, Riley Wagner of Westfield, Adrianna Guarino of Oak Ridge and Emma Capanna of Short Hills at the Loantaka Brook in Morris Township in April.
the students had the task of deciding where to focus their attention. The girls ended up doing work that was ver y local and helped their immediate environment as well as the birds and animals that they see ever yday in their community,” said Primar y School science teacher Leslie Jones-Wentz. For more information on the Eco-Team and the Kent Place Primar y School science program, visit www.kentplace. org/academics/primar y.
Speaking of our local businesses, the Suburban Chamber of Commerce recently produced a television show titled “Spotlighting Berkeley Heights” on HomeTowne Television. Visit www. hometowntv.org for information on dates and air times. Coming up on the Chamber’s calendar are our monthly First Friday breakfasts (May 6 features Dr. Christopher Taylor, Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies at Drew University, who will speak on the recent dramatic changes in the Middle East.), an after-work Networking Reception on May 11 hosted by PNC Bank in Summit, and a Chamber Golf Outing at the Basking Ridge Country Club in early June. Don’t forget to check the Suburban Chamber of Commerce’s new and improved website. You can place your events onto our interactive community calendar; visit www.suburbanchambers.org. Finally, a new long-range plan is being developed and we’re starting with an online members’ survey. The feedback we receive will be incorporated into strategic planning sessions with a goal of drawing up a good road map for the Chamber going forward. If you have a suggestion for a community program or a way to improve our downtowns, please feel free to call me at 908-363-4433. And don’t forget to shop locally first! Bob Davies Chairman, Suburban Chamber of Commerce
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Look Who Was Seen Reading The Collection! Susan Cirelli, office manager at GlassWorks of Summit, located at 7 Bank Street in downtown Summit, was spotted the other day reading the latest issue of The Collection! Have you read your copy? If not, youâ€™re missing all the latest information about our shops and stores and communities!
Susan Cirelli reads The Collection at GlassWorks
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