Community Calendar

Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.

Unconventional Household Teaches Summit Woman Valuable Life Lessons

SUMMIT—When her schizophrenic uncle moved in with her family, 13 year-old Gina not only learned about hallucinations and voices, but also about compassion and humor.  Now, more than thirty years later, with three teens of her own, the Summit mom…

NJ Transit Train Stations Host Thanksgiving Food Drive

NEWARK— NJ Transit is helping the Community FoodBank of New Jersey secure food donations this Thanksgiving to make the holiday season brighter for those in need. Customers can donate non-perishable food items at select train stations from Nov. 17 through…

Summit Man Sentenced For Teen Sex

ELIZABETH—A 21-year-old Summit man was sentenced to five years in state prison for having sex with each of three teenage girls. Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Ryan Vernotico pled guilty on May 15 to three separate counts of second degree sexual assault against a minor.