Welcome to Millburn Patch
We'll cover everything we can in Millburn and Short Hills—but we want your help.
This week we launched Millburn Patch as your news and information source for Millburn-Short Hills.
We want this site to become a virtual town square where you can both interact with and better understand this vibrant community. We'll cover the news, ranging from what goes on at Town Hall to how the Millburn High School basketball team is faring to new businesses opening in town (like Bella's Bakery!).
But we do much more than just news. We have listings for every business and organization in town—it's your one stop to find a restaurant before heading to the Paper Mill Playhouse or to find times for services at churches and synagogues. Need more information about how things work in town, like recycling rules? You'll find that kind of info in our Local Facts section.
Our calendar details the local events in Millburn and Short Hills that are important to you, including high school sports and volunteer opportunities. The announcements section is the place to share the important personal milestones in your life with your neighbors, from weddings to awards to births.
And we have ways for you to get involved in the community. We want to match people with volunteer opportunities in the community, and want to show the interesting things volunteers are doing to make Millburn-Short Hills a better place.
But we can't do it alone. We want you to contribute to this site as much as you like. If you see news in your neighborhood, share it with the community by uploading photos or creating an announcement. Do you have an event you want on our calendar? You can add that too.
In fact, we already have some great features lined up from people you may know. The Historical Society is writing articles that highlight the more unique items in their collection. Shannon Aronson a local real-estate agent, will be writing a weekly column on Millburn-Short Hills real estate news. Her column will appear on Fridays. Karin Rindal will be sharing gardening news in a column appearing on Thursdays. Is there something you want to contribute on a regular basis? Let us know.
And I'm your guide through all of this as editor of Millburn Patch. I'm a Connecticut native that moved to New Jersey nearly two years ago. I have a background in community journalism, having covered Westport, Conn. for seven years for two different publications. Local news is my favorite type of news. There are so many different, interesting stories and people to discover.
I am always here to talk about Millburn and Short Hills and want to hear your ideas. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 973-908-1081. Or you can follow me on Twitter or comment on stories. Or stop me in Starbucks or at the Board of Education meeting or wherever you may see me in town.