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Millburn High School Color Run Showers Support on Former Hartshorn Teacher

Millburn students and community members participate in Color Run 5K Credits: Pramit Khatri
Millburn students and community members participate in Color Run 5K Credits: Pramit Khatri
Millburn students and community members participate in Color Run 5K Credits: Pramit Khatri
Millburn students and community members celebrate after Color Run 5K Credits: Pramit Khatri
Millburn students and community members enjoyr ice cream after Color Run 5K Credits: Pramit Khatri

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School was awash with color on Monday as it hosted the inaugural Color Run, otherwise known as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”. Color Runs around the world tout over six million participants in over 35 countries and is widely used as an effective fundraising tool. MHS Senior Talia Fruchtman organized the event to raise money for one of her role models, former Hartshorn teacher Rachel Isola.  

Isola, a mentor to many current Millburn students and the daughter of MHS secretary Susan Priore, recently received the devastating diagnosis of leukemia for her preschool son, Christian. When Fruchtman heard the news, she was determined to help as a way to give back to a significant figure in her life. 

“She had a huge impact on the foundation of my education,” said Fruchtman. “When I found out that her son had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, I really wanted to help and make it [the treatment process] easier in any way that I could.”

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The Color Run raised thousands of dollars, starting with $4,000 in pre-registration alone. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Christian’s cause. The rest of the funds will be donated to the Thirst Project, which fills wells in underdeveloped countries, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, through the Millburn High School Key Club. Fruchtman partnered with Key Club to help organize and run the successful event. 

The Color Run dyed the back fields of the high school glowing shades in all the colors of the rainbow. Students and community members who registered were given an exclusive white Color Run t-Shirt and were encouraged to fill them with colored powder. Color cannons kicked off the traditional Color Run 5K.

Following the race around the school grounds, all of the participants gathered for pizza, an ice cream truck, and a raffle, featuring prizes from all over downtown Millburn including the Millburn Deli, Gito, Emack and Bolios and many others. 

Fruchtman was pleased with the overwhelming amount of participation in the event, and the support for the cause. “It shows how willing everyone [at MHS] is to help out the community.”

The Key Club lauded the Color Run as the largest fundraiser of the year. However, even after organizing a successful Run, Key Club President Orli Forster continues to raise money in order to help others around the world. With the start of the new service year approaching, the Key Club will staff the annual MHS Talent Show, read to Millburn-Short Hills children at the public library, and visit the elderly in their attempt to better the world on a domestic and global scale. 

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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at or go ...

Millburn Police Investigating Theft at Louis Vuitton Store

March 13, 2018

On March 6, 2018 Millburn Police Officer McMillan stopped a 2003 Acura 3.2 on Parsonage Hill/Passaic for having no front plate and tinted windows. The investigation led to the arrest of 33 year old Horace Hall Jr of Newark for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Hall Jr was released on a summons.

On March 6, 2018 Millburn Police ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Upcoming Events


Wed, March 21, 8:30 AM

St. Vincent Martyr School, Madison

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Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

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All-Star Basketball Event Coming to Millburn

March 17, 2018

Millburn All Stars vs. Pros – Saturday March 24, 6:00 pm

Community Event at Millburn High School

On Saturday, March 24th, the Millburn High School Senior Celebration 2018 Committee is partnering with Dreams for Kids, Inc., to present Millburn All-Stars vs. Pros.

At the All-Star Basketball event, a team of NFL players will take on teams from the Millburn/Short Hills ...

Millburn Summer Pool Employment

The Millburn Recreation Dept. is accepting applications for  Lifeguards andthe Assistant Manager and head Swim Coach positions at the Township Pool.  Interested persons may apply at the Recreation Dept. in Town Hall or visit to download an employment application.

Email inquiries to or call 973-564-7064 for further ...

Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.