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Leisa Way at home in Orangeville where she started Way-To-Go Productions in 2007. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Songs of a Lifetime: Leisa Way

Nov 20, 2018 | Tony Reynolds | Arts

In her new production, Across the Pond, singer Leisa Way steps up to the microphone to sing classics from The Beatles, Sting and Petula Clark.

Evening grosbeaks feeding on sunflower seeds northeast of Shelburne

Boreal Birds

Jan 4, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Over 300 species, totalling billions of birds rely on Canada’s boreal forest as breeding grounds, some boreal birds are migrating through Headwaters during the winter months.

Traditionally Wound Back Where I Come From

The Year in Music: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Scott Bruyea | Arts

Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians.

Josh Sylvestre removes the hook from a northern pike before releasing it back into the chilly waters. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ice Fishing on Island Lake

Nov 20, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

Going for the big one: At the ice fishing derby on Island Lake, the lucky ones win a prize – or at least go home with supper.

Robin works with archivist Alison Hird to document the Howard family heirlooms and papers in the dining room of her Caledon home. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Illuminating the Past: Personal History

Nov 20, 2018 | Kira Wronska Dorward | Arts

How private archivist Alison Hird’s work is helping one family reflect on their personal history – and preserve it for the future.

Common milkweed seeds.

Seeds on the Move

Dec 5, 2018 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

A great many seeds tap into the mobility of birds and animals to spread themselves around.

Running Star: Aysia Maurice, 14, Bolton. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Running Star: Aysia Maurice

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross | 25 Under 25

Bolton runner Aysia Maurice holds provincial records for the 2,000-metre and 1,500-metre steeplechase, and has placed in the top 10 nationally in both events.

Golden Swimmer: Tess Routliffe, 20, Caledon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Golden Swimmer: Tess Routliffe

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Swimmer Tess Routliffe is training for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Community Catalyst: Andrew McCreary, 25, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Community Catalyst: Andrew McCreary

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Andrew McCreary studies at George Brown College in the child and youth care program with an eye to working in queer and trans healthcare.

Art Whisperer: Ricky Schaede, 25, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Art Whisperer: Ricky Schaede

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

In 2014, Ricky Schaede cofounded Club Art, an open studio for kids now at Orangeville’s Mill Street library.

Autism Advocate: Jordyn Pallet, 15, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Autism Advocate: Jordyn Pallett

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Jordyn Pallett writes an insightful blog about his life by pointing to letters on a transparent alphabet sheet.

Rights Fighter: Jessica Mason, 21, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Rights Fighter: Jessica Mason

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Jessica Mason is a Queen’s University gender studies student who also works with at-risk youth in Kingston.

Game Whiz: Coulter Baker, 24, Melancthon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Game Whiz: Coulter Baker

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Arts

Melancthon’s Coulter Baker is a professional game designer – and Sheridan educator.

Big Voice: Katherine Pound, 19, Erin. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Big Voice: Katherine Pound

Nov 20, 2018 | Kira Wronska Dorward | 25 Under 25

Erin’s Katherine Pound attends the Manhattan School of Music, pursuing a degree in classical voice performance.

Laugh Machine: Michael McCreary, 22, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Laugh Machine: Michael McCreary

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Michael McCreary uses his stand-up to shed light on what it’s like growing up and dealing with social situations as someone with Asperger’s.

In Every Issue

Mike Winter competing in the cycling portion of the 2011 Ironman UK. He won in his age category (65 to 69 years old). Courtesy Mike Winter.

Keeping Pace with Mike Winter

Nov 20, 2018 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Slowing down doesn’t have to mean giving up.

Alarm clock

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Bonnie skips the garage sales, all over the hills on a cube and looking at numbers in two different ways.

Mary Baxter (centre) and her co-instructor Sarah Butler (centre left) lead a Nia session at the Ecology Retreat Centre: “Fall in love with feeling good and the joy of movement.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nia: Unleash Your Happy Warrior

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Nia combines yoga, martial arts and dance.

Always on The Globe menu, tea biscuits also sold at the general store. A bag of six is $4.50. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Cooking with The Globe Restaurant

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

The Globe’s tea biscuits carry more than a little Rosemont history.

Sweet Tooth

Nov 20, 2018 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

When my mom asked me to bring dessert for a recent family celebration, I panicked.

25 Under 25

Future Considerations

Nov 20, 2018 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

The mission of the museum, theatre and magazine is to tell and preserve our community’s stories – our history, our drama and our daily lives.

Winter Activities

Visiting a sugar bush, such as this one at Island Lake Conservation Area, is one of winter’s last pleasures. Photo by James MacDonald.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Janice Quirt | Leisure

Embrace the season with snow tubing, tuning into nature or warming up indoors with a zany DIY parlour game.

Fat Bikes – the Action’s in the Traction

Nicola Ross | Leisure

For these “fatty” enthusiasts, the coming of winter no longer spells the end of the ride.

Barb Campbell (left) and Nicola Ross in snowshoes. Photo by Pete Paterson

Off-trail on Snowshoes

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

We’d warmed up with a short hike down to a kettle lake covered in untrodden snow. We couldn’t resist the temptation to make tracks, so we crossed the lake enjoying the silence and the warm sunshine.

Neil O’Donnell checks in with a young skier. Photo by James MacDonald.

A Day on the Slopes at Hockley Valley

James MacDonald | Leisure

Photographer James MacDonald visited Hockley Valley Resort, shadowing the patrollers who keep skiers safe.

Wintry Comfort Food

Many home cooks are daunted by the idea of preparing a risotto, imagining it requires hours of standing over a hot stove stirring constantly.

Wild Mushroom Barley Risotto

Sep 11, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Main Dishes

Many home cooks are daunted by the idea of preparing a risotto, imagining it requires hours of standing over a hot stove stirring constantly.

Add some fresh chopped cilantro just before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Moroccan Lentil Stew

Nov 22, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Soups

Warm up to winter with chef Terry Doel’s Moroccan lentil stew.

Mono Cliffs Inn’s Beer-Braised Lamb Shanks, cooking with Jeffrey Vandenhoek. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Mono Cliffs Inn’s Braised Lamb Shanks

Nov 25, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Recipes

With wintery classics such as the braised lamb shanks, there’s plenty of room to deepen and elevate flavours.

Serve with basmati rice, warm naan bread, mango chutney, cucumber raita, or prepared lime pickle. Garnish with chopped candied ginger and chopped cilantro.

Lamb Curry

Aug 15, 2013 | In The Hills | Recipes

Lamb curry warms me twice, once as I’m cooking it and then again when I eat it.