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The Year in Books: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Tracey Fockler | Arts

Our annual review of new books by local authors & illustrators.

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.

Curator Sarah Robinson (left) and archivist Laura Camilleri between the rolling shelves that house historic documents in the Museum of Dufferin. Laura and Sarah encourage people to talk to them about possible museum donations. “It’s the stories that help us decide what’s vital,” says Sarah. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Behind the Scenes at Museum of Dufferin

Nov 20, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Heritage

What makes your old family heirlooms or bric-a-brac museum-worthy? It’s all in the story they tell.

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.

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.

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.

Lacrosse Leader: Jeff Henrick, 21, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Lacrosse Leader: Jeff Henrick

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross | 25 Under 25

Orangeville’s Jeff Henrick is junior at Ohio State University, where he plays the game he honed with the Northmen here at home.

Good Sport: Emma Holmes, 19, Melancthon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Good Sport: Emma Holmes

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | 25 Under 25

Melancthon’s Emma Holmes is in her second year in the sports and recreation program at Lambton College in Sarnia.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna, 13, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Rylee McKenna and her mom run Orangeville’s Strong Girls Club, which focuses on confidence building, mindfulness and women’s rights.

Fit Fundraiser: Ryan Hann, 12, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Fit Fundraiser: Ryan Hann

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Orangeville’s Ryan Hann swims 200 laps a day when raising money for the local food bank.

Fashion Eye: Rowenna James, 17, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Fashion Eye: Rowenna James

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Orangeville’s Rowenna James channels her passion for art, painting and fashion into her one-of-a-kind upcycled denim pieces.

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.

Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann, 24, Erin. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross | 25 Under 25

Zoe Bergermann scored her first World Cup podium finish and made her Olympic debut this year.

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.

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.

In Every Issue

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Globe’s Tea Biscuits

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Breads

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness.

The walls of the Dufferin jail’s outdoor yard were built with an inward slant to prevent prisoners from scaling them. The slant can be seen in this exterior photo taken in 1986 after the jail was closed to be renovated to house municipal offices. De Ha Josef for the County of Dufferin.

Dufferin County’s Jail

Nov 20, 2018 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

With the notable exception of inmates charged with vagrancy (more on this later), the vast majority of time served at Dufferin County Jail was measured in days, weeks or a few months.

Field Notes for Winter 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

All-Day breakfast, Seven Fallen Feathers, an Orangeville classic is closing and what is more fun than a salad bar?

Finding Traction on the Backroads

Nov 20, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

You made up your mind between one or the other when you turned 16 and you drove that make for the rest of your life. If you drove a Toyota into town, as I did, you would be watched …

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.

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.

Shop Local

Be Well

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

A nutritious breakfast update, fresh feel-good teas and beauty products fit for a spa may be all you need to catch your breath and carry on with a smile.

Holiday Giving

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Made In The Hills – Here’s to a season of searching out the best our region has to offer – and sharing widely with family and friends.

Textile artist Heather Chapplain shows off the fabrics she collects for the one-of-a-kind pieces she makes in her Alton studio. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Meet the Maker: Heather Chapplain

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

As this Alton textile artist leans into her quirky, one-of-a-kind designs, Hollywood comes calling.

Jennifer Kleinpaste at her new store’s essential oil bar where she brainstorms scent blends for future products. Jennifer or staffer Jessica Marchildon also create signature blends for customers here. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Jennifer Kleinpaste of Bridlewood Soaps

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

How an Orangeville mom made homemade soaps and beauty oils her business.

Wintry Comfort Food

Aria's lamb chops are served with sour cherry preserves. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Sour Cherry Preserves

Sep 16, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

Oh, and those leftover sour cherry preserves? Try with scones, pancakes or French toast.

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.

Slow roasted loin of pork, servee with a robust kale and apple salad and house-made tomato salsa. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Spicy Roast Pork

Sep 11, 2015 | Cecily Ross | Recipes

Slow roasted loin of pork, served with a robust kale and apple salad and house-made tomato salsa.

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.