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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Every Issue

Field Notes for Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

What to see, do, try this fall.

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.

Out & About

Sep 18, 2018 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Behind the pages: Many of our contributors are otherwise actively engaged in the life of community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Don Scallen | Environment

We revel in their beauty, relax in their shade and are calmed by the soothing sound of their leaves soughing in the wind.