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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.

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.

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

From Railfan to Conductor

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

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.

Where Do Old Batteries Go?

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

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Field Notes for Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

What to see, do, try this fall.

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.

Georgian on their Minds

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

A passion for restoration has filled this Melville couple’s hearts and spare time for more than two decades.

Mary Rose (left) and Darla Fraser are two driving forces behind the effort to make Orangeville a welcome place for seniors. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The WHO and Local Seniors

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Orangeville residents and planners looking to serve an aging population are finding age-friendly inspiration in the World Health Organization.

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.

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.

Country Walks

Belfountain / Forks Park Loop Hike. Click to see larger map.

Caledon Hikes

Nicola Ross | Leisure

Nicola Ross shows readers how to navigate local Caledon trails, including the Bruce Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, without having to backtrack or arrange to leave a car at a hike’s endpoint.

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.

Rose-breasted grosbeak, May 16. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Spring Hikes on The Bruce Trail

Don Scallen | Environment

Along the Bruce Trail, spring is the time to slow to a saunter 
and see, hear and scent nature’s renewal.

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.