The Year in Books: 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Arts
There’s been an amazing proliferation of new books this year, and local books always make great Christmas gifts! Here’s our annual round-up of what to read this winter.
Home for the HolydaysNov 20, 2022 | | Community
As the end of year draws near, families and friends gather to celebrate the myriad of traditions, festivals and holy days that are observed in the hills.
The Year in Music: 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Arts
Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians with flavours of rock, country, jazz and more.
Local Heroes 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Community
Every year we honour those who go above and beyond to help others, to make exciting things happen, and to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Our Ever Heavier Urban FootprintFeb 27, 2023 | | Notes from the Wild
As development continues unabated, our growing population and urban footprint will inevitably diminish biodiversity.
In the Bleak MidwinterNov 20, 2022 | | Environment
Don Scallen explores how birds, mammals and reptiles have adapted to survive our long, trying winter.
In Every Issue
Arrival of the AuntiesNov 20, 2022 | | Headwaters Nest
For many of us, as the daylight grows shorter and shorter, it’s a time to gather with friends and family.
Geoff DilleyNov 20, 2022 | | Over the Next Hill
Each of Geoff Dilley’s memory boxes has a unique inlay design, crafted with the types of wood once used to make propellers for World War I aircraft.
Letters – Our Readers Write: Winter 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Letters, Our Readers Write
Letters published in the Winter 2022 edition of In The Hills magazine.
Lynden CowanNov 20, 2022 | | Artist in Residence
Lynden Cowan’s highly detailed hyper realistic paintings require “triple-zero brushes by the boxload” to achieve.
Field Notes for Winter 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Field Notes
Hit the great outdoors, take in a play or concert, and get in the holiday spirit this winter
Feed the BirdsNov 20, 2022 | | Country Living 101
Looking to bring colour and joy to those grey winter days? Setting up a feeder for our fine feathered friends is a mutually beneficial move.
Metric ResistanceNov 20, 2022 | | Over the Next Hill
Do you still think in a weird mix of metric and imperial? Writer Gail Grant finds that 50 years later conversion doesn’t come easily, especially if you’re in a certain age bracket.
Local Buys: Winter 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Made in the Hills
Locally grown lavender, handmade pottery, leather beer holders and bold brass earrings will make great gifts to give this season.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Puzzles
Here are some fun challenges to warm up the brain cells this winter! Crack some codes, think outside the circle and spot the misfit letters to solve these new puzzles.
Modern FamilyNov 20, 2022 | | At Home in the Hills
Jade and Roland Skuce’s passion for building from scratch dovetailed with the birth of their daughter and resulted in a remarkable modern farmhouse.
Winter ContributorsNov 18, 2022 | | Contributors
Meet some of the people who bring you these pages.
Meet the Maker: Johana CorderoNov 20, 2022 | | Made in the Hills
For this weaver, the warp and weft of life is much more than a metaphor.
Bring It On!Nov 20, 2022 | | A Day in the Life
When the winter wind blows and the flakes fly, snowplow operator Bruce Crawford is ready to go to work.
Elora Cataract TrailwayNov 20, 2022 | | Take a Hike
Enjoy an amble on the Elora Cataract Trailway, a 47km recreational route that was once the path of the Credit Valley Railway.
Taking the Learning Curve Too FastNov 20, 2022 | | Fence Posts
Safely navigating the narrow, snow covered hills of Headwaters is no walk in the park, as many long-time residents attest and new arrivals quickly learn.
Food + Drink Winter 2022Nov 20, 2022 | | Food + Drink
Big flavours brighten the season! From classic bonbons and tourtière to new beers and café treats, a winter of good taste lies ahead.
Notes From the Wild
Not All Invaders Are BadFeb 7, 2023 | | Notes from the Wild
During a trip south, naturalist Don Scallen gets a closer look at introduced lizards in Florida and asks questions about our own invasive species in Ontario.
Home Sweet HomeJan 6, 2023 | | Notes from the Wild
Most of us have the good fortune to raise our families in safe, comfortable houses. Birds want nothing less.
Return to the Trout StreamDec 1, 2022 | | Notes from the Wild
Rivers in the Headwaters region still flow clean, clear and cool through areas not yet urbanized. This natural heritage is a gift to area residents and well worth protecting.
Crooning Tree CricketsNov 3, 2022 | | Notes from the Wild
Male tree crickets – rock stars of the insect realm – sing to attract females, and display other courtship behaviour not so different from ours.
We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.
Millpond Hockey at the Alton Mill
What could be more Canadian than lacing up to play on the pond?
A backyard rink is just one of the deft holiday moves NHL linesman Shandor Alphonso and his wife, Jacelyn, make for their young boys at home.
The Good Old Hockey Guy
Al Waltho may have replaced two hips and a knee, but he’s not quite ready to hang up his skates.
Over 300 species, totalling billions of birds rely on Canada’s boreal forest as breeding grounds.
Winter Bird Watching
This is a special winter for bird watching in the hills.
Birds are drawn to feeders like Saturday morning coffee drinkers to Tim Hortons. The presence of birds in the winter landscape is life-affirming.
The redpoll feeding etiquette is decidedly boorish; they jostle each other rudely for favoured perches on the feeders.
Comfort and Joy
The Globe’s Tea Biscuits
The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness.
Merry & Bright
Local food pros share a few of their favourite holiday recipes, from sugar cookies to Madeleines, to brighten the cookie tray this year.
Cooking with Phil Dewar: Rum Cake
“Just play with the recipe. Have fun,” says Soulyve’s Phil Dewar of his Caribbean rum cake ingredients.
Lee Shaw’s Secret Shortbread Hearts
Serving size depends how big your heart is!