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The Regulars

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

It’s a weekend morning ritual all over the hills — friends meeting friends at their local café. At Gabe’s in Caledon East, the usual crowd convenes.

The Art of the Blacksmith

Sep 18, 2018 | James MacDonald | Arts

Dedicated artisans keep the art and craft of metalworking alive, from historical artifacts and statues to decorative architectural railings.

A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Opera.

Opera 101

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Arts

Opera singing is a taxing physical feat, requiring a strong diaphragm, great lung power and breath control, and healthy vocal cords.

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.

Yellow morel ~ Morchella esculenta. Photo by Robert McCaw.

The Meaning of Mushrooms

Sep 18, 2018 | Don Scallen | Food

The Fungus Among Us: The astonishing web of life beneath our feet.

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.

In Every Issue

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Sep 18, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

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.

The View from the Top

Sep 18, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

People seldom bother you when you are up 20 feet painting an eavestrough, just as they don’t come near you when you are beekeeping or forking steamy piles of manure.

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.

Grad Night

Sep 18, 2018 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

How did a decade and a third slip by so quickly? My mom had been right: “Long days, short years.”

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.

Country Walks

The Classic Revival style of the Dufferin County Court House was designed to impress the citizenry with the authority of the judiciary. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walking Tour of Orangeville, Inglewood or Hillsburgh

Nicola Ross | Heritage

Soak up some fascinating local history and stroll the sidewalks of our towns and villages.

Local Buys: Hike in Style

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.

A hiker enjoys a hike along a high path amid the golden fields of late summer. Photo by Gary Hall.

An Audacious Idea – The Bruce Trail Turns 50

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

“What,” Lowes asked, “would you think of a hiking trail winding up the Niagara Escarpment from one end to the other?”

Picnics! A Moveable Feast

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Sprawling out on a patch of grass with a picnic spread before you is among the greatest pleasures!