Spotlight on… Chew Chew Pizzeria, Short Hills

CHEW CHEW PIZZERIA, SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY.

Shannon Aronson’s “Spotlight On…” series kicks off today with Chew Chew Pizzeria in Short Hills.

Chew Chew Pizzeria is located directly across from the Short Hills train station, making it a great pit stop on the way home from work in the city.  Since opening last summer, Chew Chew has become an instant favorite with the kids in town, who quickly introduced their parents.

Serving pizza, pasta, salads, soups and entrees, the menu is comprehensive and the reviews are excellent.

If you would like to find out more about Millburn, Short Hills or the surrounding towns, or if you would like to discuss selling your home, please contact us and we would be happy to help you.

More about Chew Chew Pizzeria:

Michael Colombo is a 6th generation Sicilian, fornaio a pizzaiolo. Has has been trained in the business while working along side his grandfather and father his entire life. He is now venturing out on his own and is looking forward to sharing his talents and passion for food with the diverse community of Short Hills.  Chew Chew Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated family Italian restaurant. We have been in the Short Hills area since mid-summer 2016.

Information:  Chew Chew Pizzeria is located at  38 Chatham Road, NJ, Short Hills, NJ 07078 and the telephone number is 973 912 8899. 

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Just listed in Short Hills

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Just listed in Short Hills, New Jersey by Shannon Aronson…

85 Fairfield Drive, Short Hills boasts six bedrooms and is beautifully finished.  Visit the website for more information, and check out our sneak peak video tour below…

Artfully framed by tall trees and manicured shrubbery, this impressive brick-front colonial is certain to turn heads. While curb appeal is unmistakable, the location puts you in touch with all this upscale community has to offer. Built in 1937, with loving care and thoughtful updates, this fine home remains fresh and modern today.

Inside, the open concept main level lends itself equally to entertaining and comfortable daily living. The front to back living room includes a fireplace and opens to an office, where working from home will be a pleasure. Beyond the living room, a charming sitting room has a bow window overlooking the backyard. Across the foyer, the formal dining room enjoys a side bow window and is poised to host your next dinner party. The kitchen is a breath of fresh air, where white cabinets are topped with granite counters, while appliances are just a step or two in any direction. Open access to the family room creates a social and culinary hub calling everyone to gather and linger. French doors in the family room open to the deck for an effortless transition from indoor to outdoor living. Dine and relax on the deck or play and garden in the spacious backyard. Bedrooms are nestled on the second and third levels, while the finished lower level welcomes indoor play and hobbies.

Illustrating just what ‘move-in condition’ really means, this is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving community as you enjoy complete comfort and supreme style.

Contact us to arrange a viewing or ask any questions about the Short Hills area.

Millburn High School: Students’ Perspective

 

 

 

Millburn High School: Students’ Perspective…

Hearing what the students have to say about life at Millburn High School is key to learning more about what sets the Millburn-Short Hills schools apart.  Many buyers are excited to learn that the Millburn-Short Hills school system provides an education that ranks among the best nationwide.  Shannon decided to find out what students Isaac, Julia and Morgan think about the opportunities afforded them at Millburn High School.  Julia participates in the prestigious, student run, a cappella group Soulfege, Isaac is Class President, and Morgan is a member of the Key Club.

From extra curriculars and sports to their favorite teachers, these freshman deliver the inside scoop.  Hear them describe their journey through the Millburn school system, from Kindergarten to High School.  Learn about the efforts the school is going to in order to negate the impact of the academic workload for the students, including the introduction of therapy dogs.  The dogs are brought in once a month to help relieve stress.  The video also contains top tips on the kids’ favorite places in town to eat and relax.

If you enjoy Shannon’s video, “Millburn High School: Students’ Perspective”, and would like to talk further about moving to Millburn Short Hills, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

 

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Greenwood Gardens hosts Harvest Celebration

Greenwood Gardens, in Short Hills, New Jersey, is hosting a History and Harvest Celebration this Sunday October 15th.  Among the many activities, there will be music by the wildly talented Millburn High School a cappella group, Soulfege.  Enjoy garden tours, pony rides and, of course, donuts and apple cider!  Festivities begin at noon and continue until 4pm.

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A 28 acre public garden, Greenwood Gardens is truly a hidden gem.  The stunning estate regularly hosts a variety of events, such as cooking and photography classes, and twilight tours of the gardens.

Looking to round out your day with viewings of area homes?  Contact us for information on local homes for sale.

 



Meet the Team!

 

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As the first in our series of Meet the Team posts, we invite you to learn a little more about Shannon Aronson…

Shannon has lived in Short Hills for eighteen years, and her three sons have all benefitted from the Millburn school system, and the activities and athletics offered in the community.

Education is important to Shannon, and as such she is now in her fourth year as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Millburn’s Education Foundation. Shannon also makes her mark further afield; through Solstice 620, the foundation she created with her husband David, Shannon organizes humanitarian relief efforts in Guatemala.

Did you know? Shannon is a singer and used to sing for local band, “The Mood Swings.”

Shannon and her team have won many accolades and ranked in the top 1% of producers in the state every year since 2009. Shannon believes this is, in large part, due to the concierge level service provided to their clients.

Insider tip? Shannon’s favorite area restaurant is Maplewood’s Lorena’s, her favorite watering hole is Moonshine in Millburn, and her gym of choice is Vita Athletics in Summit.

What’s next for Shannon? This fall, Shannon’s book “Don’t Give It Away” is being released. Written with the seller in mind, “Don’t Give It Away” is a guide to navigating the home selling process successfully, while keeping potential stressors to a minimum.

If you would like to talk about listing your home, or are considering a move to the area, please contact us, and Shannon and her team will gladly help you.

 


Springfield Township NJ Bark-a-Que

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to Meisel Park in Springfield Township from 11 am – 4 pm for the 7th annual “Bark-a-Que” event. The day, hosted by Home for Good Dog Rescue, features an adoption event, allowing families to find a rescue dog. The event is expected to be attended by almost 3,000 people and pups.

In addition to celebrating the dogs that have already been placed into loving homes by Home for Good Dog Rescue, those in attendance will also have the opportunity to sign their dogs up for contests! Face painting, professional photos, live music, food and more will also be offered at the event. Click here for more information. A $5 donation per family is suggested. Avoid the lines the day of event by registering in advance.

To learn more about Springfield Township NJ and surrounding communities, please be sure to contact us for a FREE copy of our town snapshots. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Thinking of making a move to the area? Click here to search homes for sale. For great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Fall Lawn Care Tips

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With the end of summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about cooler temperatures and Fall. HomeAdvisor.com offers the following tips for cleaning up your yard so that it is ready for the new Fall season.

Fall Lawn Care Tips

  • Rake Leaves: It is important that you rake or mulch your leaves so they don’t kill the grass underneath them that you worked hard to have beautiful during the summer.
  • Fertilize Your Lawn: Putting fertilizer on your lawn now can make a big difference with how your yard will look next summer.
  • Aerate Your Lawn: Aeration helps fertilizer, water and air to get into your soil, all helping to keep a lawn healthy even during winter months.
  • Winterize Your Sprinklers: If there is water left in your sprinkler system, it could cause your pipes to crack or freeze and thus ruin your sprinkler system. It could cost over $1,000 to replace the system should that happen.
  • Clean Your Gutters: After the leaves begin to fall, be sure to check they haven’t blocked your gutters. Blocked gutters will hold water, and the weight could pull down your gutter system or even parts of your roof.

For additional real estate tips, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com. Planning a move to the Millburn Short Hills NJ or any other surrounding towns? If so, be sure to contact us for a FREE copy of our town snapshots. Click here to search homes for sale.

Millenials Are Buying Homes with Their Dogs in Mind

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According to a recent article on How Stuff Works.com, more millennials are buying homes with their dogs in mind! A 2016 study done my Mintel shows that 7 in 10 male millennials and 3 in 5 female millennials own dogs. In another survey completed by Harris Poll and SunTrust Mortgage, released late last month, it was found that as many as 33 percent of millennials who purchased their first home say they purchased a home to have more space and a better yard for their dogs. Additional survey results show that millennials are happy to spend money on their pooches, too. 76% of millennials say they like to splurge on such items as custom beds and expensive treats for their furry friends.

In a recent Facebook Live event, Shannon met with Laura Delli Paoli to talk to her about some of her favorite places in the area to take her dogs, as well as the reasons why she, as a millennial, purchased a home in the suburbs for a better life for her dogs. Click here to see the blog post.

If you are interested in making a move to the suburbs and are looking for the perfect home for you and your pooch, please contact me! I’d love to show you some of the fantastic homes for sale! You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more great real estate information, including more information about Millennials and home ownership, please remember to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

3/26 Open House in Millburn NJ

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The Shannon Aronson Team would like to invite you to attend a 3/26 open house in Millburn NJ between the hours of 2 and 4 pm. Our new listing, 28 Parsonage Hill Road, is nestled on nearly one acre in the prime location of Short Hills NJ.

MLS Number: 3372448
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 5.2

Charming Colonial with Old World Charm

The first thing you will notice at the 3/26 open house in Millburn NJ is the gorgeous curb appeal offered by this impressive home. The unique circular driveway greets you at 28 Parsonage Hill Road. Once you make your way inside, you are sure to be impressed by the entry foyer featuring a formal sitting area. Make your way to the living room and you’ll notice the cozy fireplace. Take in the beautiful surroundings as you step out into the screened porch, marrying the scenic outdoors with the beautiful indoors.

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The kitchen is nothing short of fantastic featuring fresh white cabinetry, granite counters, and a large center island. The adjacent formal dining room or the more laid-back breakfast room will satisfy all your entertaining needs, allowing you to host both formal and informal gatherings.

Don’t Forget to Check Out the Upper Level

Ascend the stairway at the 3/26 open house in Millburn NJ, and you will be welcomed by a large master suite at 28 Parsonage Hill Road. Picture yourself enjoying your morning coffee in the master suite’s sitting room. Two additional bedrooms and 3 full baths complete the second floor. Another bedroom and full bath are featured on the finished 3rd floor. Not to be missed is the fabulous finished basement featuring a rec room, full bath, half bath, laundry area, and storage.

If you are unable to make the 3/26 open house in Millburn NJ, please contact me to set up a private showing or to learn more about 28 Parsonage Hill Road. I can be reached via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com or by phone at 973-637-0004. To see additional homes for sale in Millburn NJ, click here. For more great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Tips for Reducing Clutter in Your Home

 

Spring is almost here! With the arrival of Spring, some people like to do a good Spring cleaning! In preparation of that, you might want to take a look around and reduce some of the clutter that tends to build up. Below, House Logic offers some great tips for reducing clutter in your home. Thinking of selling? Reducing clutter in your home is a great way to get it ready for showings. Call us for more tips!

Tips for Reducing Clutter in Your Home

  1. Reduce Duplicates:  Sometimes you don’t need more than one of a certain type of item.  For those items that you do need multiples of, towels, for example, have some extras on hand, but don’t go overboard with too many.  House Logic suggests a good rule of thumb is having two per person.
  2. Keep Clutter from Expanding by reducing your storage space.
  3. Ignore Trends:  Fight the temptation to buy the latest and greatest gadget or decoration. Instead, purchase quality items that will last you a long time.
  4. A great way to keep things from piling up is to follow this rule:  When you buy something, get rid of something.
  5. Don’t purchase items that you will most likely use only once, or at most, very minimally.  Instead, see if you can borrow the item from someone.
  6. Get rid of paper clutter by going digital.  Many companies offer electronic billing or paperless statements.
  7. Buy less junk by avoiding bargain hunting.  Ask yourself if you really need that particular item, or if you really need one in every color just because it’s a “good deal”.
  8. Avoid piling things up on countertops.  Try to keep them free and clear!

All of these are great tips as we start to think about Spring and perhaps selling in the Spring Market.  Thinking of selling your homeContact us!  You can reach me by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com or by phone at 973.637.0004. Want to know what your home is worth?  Click here.  For more great real estate information, including insider tips, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.