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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.

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.

CSI: Natureworld The Case of Burying Beetle Bob

Nov 2, 2018 | Don Scallen | Blogs

A CSI probe into Bob’s disappearance has revealed damning evidence linking Sam to the incident!

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!

Little Green Frog

The Year in Books: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Tracey Fockler | Arts

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Documentary Devotee: Samantha Penny, 22, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Documentary Devotee: Samantha Penny

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Samantha Penny is working on a Korea-based documentary called Reset, due for release mid-
2019.

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.

Northern Booster: Jordyn Stafford, 23, Caledon East. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Northern Booster: Jordyn Stafford

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Caledon East’s Jordyn Stafford lives and works as a youth counsellor in the remote community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec.

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.

Karate Kid: Daniel Mustapha, 18, Amaranth. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Karate Kid: Daniel Mustapha

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Amaranth’s Daniel Mustapha is Canada’s 2018 national para champion in karate.

In Every Issue

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.

Sweet Tooth

Nov 20, 2018 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

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

Holiday Picks

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

Gifts and sips for the season.

Miyeko and Mike Simons gather by the fireplace for family time in their newly renovated Orton home with daughter Abby and late family pet, Daisy. Mike did most of the work himself, with the help of Orangeville’s CarPony Contracting. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

At Home with Noinkees Owner Miyeko Simons

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

Local retailer Miyeko Simons is guided by her signature pared-down style at home, especially over the holidays.

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.

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?

Shop Local

Glad Tidings

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

A holiday gift guide from local purveyors.

Woodcarver Peter Moule in his Hockley Valley workshop, using an axe and hand tools to craft the smooth wooden spoons he sells under the Hockleycrest Spoon Company banner. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Peter Moule

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

This Hockley Valley artisan is carving out a name for himself with each wooden utensil he creates.

Barry Young works on a pepper mill at a lathe in his Alton workshop. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Barry Young

Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

This Alton woodturner’s Spinning Tree Co. pieces are as artful as they are utilitarian.

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.

Wintry Comfort Food

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.

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.

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.

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.