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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.

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.

Barred owl streamside in a hemlock. Photo by Don Scallen.

Barred Owls

Feb 5, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Barred owls, like all owls, exercise a mysterious hold on our psyches. Birders and non-birders alike are drawn to their expressive faces and large liquid eyes.

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.

25 Under 25

Meet the 25 Under 25

Nov 20, 2018 | In The Hills | 25 Under 25

Thanks to these 25 young people the future of Headwaters looks bright!

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.

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.

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.

Organic Grower: Jordan Tilley, 24, Hillsburgh. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Organic Grower: Jordan Tilley

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Jordan Tilley is a dedicated organic farmer at Everdale farm in Hillsburgh.

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.

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.

Literary Heart: Julie Hall, 20, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Literary Heart: Julie Hall

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

Julie Hall of Orangeville self-published her first book at 16.

Serious Songstress: Sara Rose, 22, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Serious Songstress: Sara Rose

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Sara Rose has found a way to marry her gift for music with her training in social work with a music program at Hospice Dufferin.

25 Under 25

Meet the 25 Under 25

Nov 20, 2018 | In The Hills | 25 Under 25

Thanks to these 25 young people the future of Headwaters looks bright!

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.

In Every Issue

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer. Courtesy Pate Neumann.

John Wheelwright

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

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer.

Holiday Picks

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Gifts and sips for the season.

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?

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.

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.

Winter Activities

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

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.

Joe Wilson, writer Anthony Jenkins and Peter Glass. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Geezer Hockey

Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mini Yorkshire Pudding stuffed with Braised Beef Short Ribs. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

The Yorkshire Pudding Takes Centre Stage

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

At Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery in Alton, chef Jason Perkins strips Sunday dinner back to its Yorkshire pudding best.