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Dufferin Farm Tour

Sep 16, 2019 | James Matthews | Farming

Dufferin Farm Tour offers a behind-the-scenes peek at agricultural life in the county.

5 Expert Picks for a Year-Round Garden

Sep 16, 2019 | In The Hills Studio | Sponsored Content

Hydrangeas, conifers and ornamental shrubs are key to creating a year-round garden full of texture, colour and shape.

Food + Drink Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

Al fresco feasts, cozy cafés and home-style comforts.

River World

Sep 16, 2019 | Don Scallen | Environment

The Credit, the Humber, the Grand and the Nottawasaga rivers are home to a lively community of creatures that form a complex, interdependent web of life.

Cathy Timbers and her husband, Blair Marks, in 2016. This year, after a devastating cancer diagnosis, Blair chose medical assistance in dying. Courtesy Cathy Timbers.

A Final Choice

Sep 16, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Community

Crucial considerations on life’s final journey.

Sculptor John Farrugia built a tiny home on his family property in Mono. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

An Ode to the Tiny House

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Community

The idea of living small is undeniably alluring. Some folks in these hills are doing more than flirt with the romantic fantasy.

Ellen Cameron ~ Mascara 30" x 30" photograph

Autumn at the Alton Mill

Sep 16, 2019 | Elaine Anselmi | Arts

The setting is part of the magic as Headwaters Arts showcases the region’s top artists in their Phenom exhibit.

Legal Cannabis in Headwaters

Sep 16, 2019 | Kira Wronska Dorward | Community

A year after cannabis was legalized, local residents and businesses are still trying to sort it all out.

From My Window

Sep 16, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

Five people share their views as told to Anthony Jenkins.

In Every Issue

Occupied Japan Figurine in the Sky (detail) 34" x 17" Oil on canvas, panel ~ by Gita Karklins

Gita Karklins

Sep 16, 2019 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

Gina’s art frequently focuses on small plastic or china figurines.

Field Notes for Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

Learn how to take great photos, green your thumb and learn Spanish!

Food + Drink Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

Al fresco feasts, cozy cafés and home-style comforts.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Try the alphabet challenge, Adelaide’s near miss and Abe’s terrible toothache.

Our Local Picks

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

Cozy quilts, cheeky badges and a chic towel ladder from local design whizzes.

Keeping the Mind Free of Reptiles

Sep 16, 2019 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Science now agrees that changing your mind actually improves brain health.

Take a Hike

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

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.

Constructed on the former tracks of North-Western Railway, Caledon Trailway covers 35 scenic kilometres from Terra Cotta to Highway 9. Photo by Pete Paterson.

From Rails to Trails

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Tearing up tracks for a place to go slow.

Harvest Time

Pumpkin Pie

Best Pumpkin Pie – Without a Lie!

Cathy Bray | Recipes

Cathy Bray wowed the judges with her pumpkin pie on Food Network Canada’s Dinner Party Wars!

Farmers' Markets

Farmers’ Markets In The Hills

In The Hills | Farming

Farmers’ markets in Headwaters working together to find you the freshest local food!

Albion Orchards

Albion Orchards

In The Hills | Agri-entertainment | Headwaters Farm Fresh | On-farm store | You pick

Apples, pears, baked goods, Christmas trees, cider, honey, maple syrup, vegetables, sweet corn, pumpkins

Apple Salsa

In The Hills | Recipes

This salsa goes well with pork, chicken, turkey or fish and is also nice with crackers and cheese.

Notes from the Wild

Amazing Beavers

Notes from the Wild

This serendipitous meeting with a near-sighted beaver was my favorite type of wildlife encounter!

Freeliving caddisfly larva from the Credit River in Alton. Photo by Don Scallen.

Benthic Invertebrates

Notes from the Wild

The abundance of these aquatic larvae in our streams and rivers is a good thing.

red-backed salamander

Autumn Salamanders

Notes from the Wild

Small wonder so many salamanders are active at this time of year, seeking last suppers of grubs and spiders, crickets and millipedes.

Cedar Waxwings

Notes from the Wild

A lovely shrub that waxwings find irresistible in late fall and early winter is a native holly called “winterberry”.