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Night-Blooming Cereus

pontiacThe Summit Herald of July 14, 1931 reported that florist L.E. Stahl had a Night-Blooming Cereus in his Springfield Avenue greenhouse, producing large, beautifully-scented flowers that bloomed at midnight and died the next day. The Fresh Air camps on Mountain Avenue sponsored by a Newark charity reopened for the tenth year running. Camp Eastwood for boys and Camp Sunshine for girls provided outdoor activities and 5 meals a day for malnourished children from the Newark public schools. Summit purchased a motorized garbage truck to replace the horse-drawn wagons that had been in use. In the Lackawanna Baseball League, the Summit Red Sox lost to the Millburn Blues, while the Chatham Howitzers defeated the Springfield Stars. Contractor Carman Formichella was bitten by a German Police dog which was recently purchased by his nephew, and required 17 stitches. Fortunately, there was no sign of rabies.

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