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Autumn Salamanders

Oct 2, 2018 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Small wonder so many salamanders are active at this time of year, seeking last suppers of grubs and spiders, crickets and millipedes.

On the final run of the Cando Rail Services locomotive on June 29, the train pauses in Streetsville where engineer Steve Bradley and conductor Steve Thomas reminisce with railfans and allow them to take photos to mark the occasion. Photo by Warren Schlote.

What is a Railfan?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

Meet the railfans, train lovers who track everything from locomotive makes and models to the schedules and freight loads of their favourite railways.

Will the Credit Valley Explorer Return?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

As a new operator steers onto the Orangeville-Brampton Railway, staff, passengers and railfans reflect on the past and the future of trains in our region.

Where Do Old Batteries Go?

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

Ruth Maude - Have You Ever Seen Such a Perfect Day? -16" x 16" encaustic

True Colours: Headwaters Arts

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills | Arts

A taste of what to expect from the 54 exceptional artists from across Headwaters and beyond.

25 Under 25 – The Future of Headwaters Looks Bright

Oct 5, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | 25 Under 25

Drum roll please: Meet the 25 young people we’re honouring with a 25 Under 25 Award.

In Every Issue

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

A synonym / antonym adventure, Silas Renarm visits Creemore and a bad day on the farm.

Cooking with Four Corners Bakery Eatery

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

Knead to Know: At Four Corners homemade dough is the key to the perfect pizza.

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

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

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

Four Corners’ classic Margherita pizza features a fresh tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil on a thin homemade crust. Photo by Pete Paterson.

How the Experts Make Pizza Dough

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

Light pizza dough is at the heart of Four Corners in Caledon East. It’s the base for everything from a simple Marghertia to a decadent dessert pizza.

The Humber flooded Bolton in 1950. TRCA documents at least 78 damaging floods on the river between the early settlement years and Hurricane Hazel, every two to three years on average.

Hurricane Hazel’s Place in Headwaters’ History

Sep 18, 2018 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

When Hurricane Hazel finally blew itself out in October 1954, the damage and casualties left behind made it Ontario’s biggest weather event of the century. The flood control plans that followed were even bigger.

Local Buys: Hike in Style

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

The line is called One Made Beaver, a reference to the beaver-pelt-backed currency the Hudson’s Bay Company devised to trade with Indigenous peoples.

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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.

Warm up your chesterfield or reading nook with this paisley pillow made from a hand-hooked rug by fibre artist Martina Lesar in her log cabin studio in the Caledon hills.

A Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

These distinctive wares may not be as easy to find as mass-produced goods, but we can assure you the wraps, hats and blankets are worth the hunt and will keep you warm this fall and many more to come.

Wrap It Up

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Our annual Made In The Hills gift guide highlights how easy it is to shop local.

Made in the Hills – For Your Sweetheart

Tony Reynolds | Arts

Consider stepping up the romance with couples’ waltz and tango lessons!

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.

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.