• Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Seeks Camp Counselors

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our 2016 Nature Discovery Summer Camp.  This is a hands-on, field position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental and recreational activities.  Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for at least 3 training days and 8 […]

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  • Arboretum in Short Hills offers fun for winter

    Are your children looking for an exciting, interesting and fun activity to do this winter? Upcoming events at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum this winter include Hot Chocolate Hikes through the Woodlands Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20. The Winter Acorns and Adults, is a new weekly program where preschoolers and an adult caretaker learn […]

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  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Millburn Township celebrating season

    Take some time to learn a new skill, understand an animal you didn’t before, or learn how to bolster that college resume during events the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, is hosting to celebrate the season. On Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. come to the Arboretum and learn […]

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  • Arboretum in Short Hills kicking off October with special events

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is kicking off October with two special events. Horticulture specialist Alda Krinsman, will discuss invasive species and ornamental plants homeowners don’t want in their yards today, Oct. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. Snacks, beverages will be served and a list of alternate plants discussed. The event is recommended for ages 14 […]

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  • Millburn Troop 15 Honors New Eagle Scouts

    MILLBURN — Nine members of Boy Scout Troop 15 of Short Hills were honored Oct. 25 at an Eagle Court of Honor held at Christ Church in Short Hills. Millburn residents Andrew Ahn, Christopher Ayoub, Matthew Ayoub, Jordan Beacham, Kiran Chokshi, Michael Gersho, Vikrant Misra, Malcolm Pickering and Tyler Platt were recognized for earning the Eagle […]

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  • Arboretum in Millburn offers fun for the Fall

      The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, is offering a number of events for youngsters and adults this fall that range from camp-outs to night hikes and lessons on birds of prey. The outdoor camps-outs will include dinner and breakfast, a night hike and s’mores. Campers are asked to bring their own gear. […]

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  • Millburn family makes a hefty donation to local nature center

      The memory of one of the township’s founding families will soon thrive within the wildlife growing in the township’s nature center. A 100-year-old millstone said to have belonged to Cora Hartshorn was recently donated by members of the Hartshorn family to the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South. Ernestine Pfeiffer Hartshorn is the […]

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  • Rain gardens a growing trend in Millburn

    Hummingbird sweet pepperbush, dense inkberry holly and wild oats are among the plants growing in medium-sized garden in Taylor Park just behind the Millburn Deli. The garden is one of an increasing number of rain gardens in the township, areas engineered with plantings and specialized drainage systems that minimize localized flooding. The Millburn High School […]

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  • New plans, plants in place at an arboretum in Millburn

    After exploring career opportunities and studying ecosystems across the country, Tedor Whitman, the new executive director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, is happy to be back in the state. “I wanted to come back home to New Jersey,” said Whitman, who spent seven years working at the Wetlands Institute, in Cape May. […]

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  • Letter: Brandeis is a town treasure

    Editor, The Item: On behalf of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary Board of Trustees, I am writing to publicly thank Anne Brandeis, upon the announcement of her retirement, for all of her hard work and support of the arboretum and Millburn Township over the last 18 years. Anne joined the arboretum in 1997 […]

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