SNA Annual Meeting is on Monday, February 27 at 7pm

Please join us for our Summit Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting, this coming Monday, February 27 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held in the main auditorium of  Summit Commons at 99 Hillside Drive.

While we do have some interesting items and speakers on the agenda for the evening, the most important item is you.  Please come share your thoughts, concerns and questions with us, and join the discussion on how to make Summit an even better place to live (if that’s possible!)..

We have confirmed the Mayor of Providence Angel Taveras will join us and address the room.  We will also have Summit’s own State Senator Rhoda Perry and Speaker-of-the-House Gordon Fox.  Also joining us will be Summit’s new Providence Police Lieutenant John Ryan, leaders from our Merchants Associations, and a special guest to lead a discussion on the potential of community gardening in Summit.

This is also the meeting where we elect a new Board of Directors for the organization.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor.  Get there on time, as this item is the first on the agenda!

We very much hope that you can join us for our biggest open meeting of the year.  (Of course, all board of directors meetings are open to the public, the third Monday of every month, 7pm at Summit Commons.)

CHNA Electronics Recycling Collection Event – Saturday, January 28 9AM – 1PM Hope High School

CHNA Electronics Recycling Collection Event –  Saturday, January 28  9AM – 1PM  Hope High School

A great opportunity to recycle all of those electronic components that we all have in our homes!  Finally a great solution!
CHNA has secured Metech Recycling for this event.  Metech provides secure shredding of all data containing devices.  In addition to data devices, they accept:   Audio & Video Tapes, Batteries, Cameras, Cell Phones, Circuit Boards, Complete Computer Systems, Computer Mouse, Copy Machines, CPU, Data Cartridges, DLT Tapes, Docking Stations, External Drives, Modems, Fax Machines, Floppy Drives, Keyboards, LCD Flat Screens, Laptops, Microwaves, Monitors, Printers, Projectors, Scanners, Slide Projectors, Stereos, Speakers, Tape Drives, Telephone Systems, TVs, VCR/DVD Players, Work Stations.  Mark the date on your calendar.  Additional information to follow.

Hark! Caroling on the East Side of Providence!!

Hark! Caroling on the East Side of Providence!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 5 – 7 PM

A fun night of Holiday cheer.  Now a holiday tradition!

Caroling 2011

Spread warmth and merriment during one of the coldest times of the year. Join us as we joyfully carol through Providence’s East Side neigborhoods on Wednesday, December 21st.
Everyone is invited to this free event, regardless of religious or non-religious beliefs.
East Side Holiday Caroling
Wednesday, December 21st from 5 – 7 PM
5:00 – 5:30 PM: Meet us at The Miriam Hospital for lighting of the Menorah, games and enjoy some complimentary Hanukkah snacks before we head out to carol.
5:30 – 7 PM: Neighborhood Caroling. We will end at The Miriam Hospital for warm drinks and holiday treats.
AGES: All ages
PLEASE NOTE: We’re pleased to carol in the snow and cold, but won’t venture out in rain. A rainy night will keep us indoors enjoying the warmth of The Miriam Hospital hospitality. Either way, we’ll experience much fun and merrymaking.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact:
Anisa Raoof, Kidoinfo founder + publisher

phone: 401-316-5827

Night of event: Follow Kidoinfo on Follow us on Twitter for last minute schedule changes.

Summit Fall Cook-Off

The Summit Fall Cook-Off was a success, with over 40 neighbors in attendance and 11 dishes in the competition.  Everyone reported having a great time, and that they would like to see more of this type event in the future.

The event featured apple dishes prepared by residents such as apple cakes, apple pies, an apple galette, apples & cabbage, celery apple gazpacho, mini muffins, and more.  The vote was by People’s Choice, with everyone in attendance getting one vote toward the winner.  We ended up with a two-way tie for 1st place and a two-way tie for 2nd place, so we decided to have a showdown vote.  Very exciting!

(Photo by Kerry Kohring)

1st Place went to Davis Spohn of Lancaster Street, who’s Apple-Jalepeno Pie was the talk of the evening.  More than a gimic, the flavors really worked well together, and the first place prize was well deserved.  If we get a hold of the recipe, we will post it immediately.

We then had a tie for 2nd Place, even after the re-vote.   Melissa Vanzetti of 10th Street (and SNA boardmember!) placed with her Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing.  She asked that we be sure to report that she got the recipe from Martha Stewart (see below), but we know that a dish is not all recipe, but also part execution!  SO here is the recipe, straight from Martha:

The other 2nd Place prize went to Gretchen Mackenzie of Burlington Street, who’s Boiled Cider Cookie Bars were a huge crowd-pleaser.  I personally ate three, and I have been dreaming of them ever since.  The boiled cider for these is made by Grethchen’s uncle, Willis Wood, on his farm in Vermont.  (  It was featured on a show by the celebrity chef Emeril last year and is also used in one of the cocktails at Cook & Brown on Hope Street.

Boiled Cider Cookie Bars


1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. sugar

1 c. flour

Mix well and pat into a 9×13 pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven.


2 eggs

1/2 c. milk

3 T flour

1/3 c. maple syrup

1/2 c. boiled cider

All winners received $25 gift cards to Hope Street merchants, one for Seven Stars, one for Swan Liquors, and one for Frog & Toad.

Honorable mention to Dylan and Ethan for their superb Apple Mini Muffins.  In fairness, they did originally tie for 2nd place, but got knocked out in the tie-breaker vote.  Guys, make sure you come back next year to claim your crown!

Our event also featured a beer, hard cider and wine tasting provided by Swan Liquors on Hope Street.  We got to enjoy an IPA,  a porter, a hard apple cider, as well as three varieties of wine.

A huge Thank You to our host, Seven Stars!  We appreciate their being such excellent and eager supporters of SNA, as well as other neighborhood events.  Please support them, Swan Liquors, and all Hope Street merchants with your business!

Join your neighbors at the Summit Fall Cook-Off!

Please join us Thursday, October 27, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Seven Stars on Hope Street for the Summit Fall Cook-Off!

This year’s featured  ingredient is…..APPLES!

Bring a homemade dish that features apples. Your dish can be savory or sweet, classic or creative!

There will be prizes!

We will also feature a beer/wine tasting, provided by Swan Liquors.

Sign up is not required, but appreciated.  Email to let us know you’ll be bringing a dish to enter.

When: Thursday, October 27, 6:30 pm‐8:30 pm

Where: Seven Stars Bakery, 820 Hope St.



& SWAN LIQUORS (806 Hope St.)

Click the pic below for more information.