We are sad to announce the loss of a founding member of the Short Hill Historical Society, Belle Ware. Over 40 years ago, she and her mother, along with several others, joined together to form the Hillsboro Community Association (now the Short Hill Historical Society) and saved the Old Stone School from being demolished. Belle was dedicated to helping preserve the history and sense of community for our area through her service on our board, as a member of the Hillsboro Town Council, as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and through her efforts with the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. One of the things she dearly loved was our Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour. She had a gift for making homes on this tour look absolutely breathtaking. She dearly loved her family and friends. She was the heart and soul of our community, making sure all felt welcome and included. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and we will miss her with all our hearts.