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Poet on parade: Harry Posner. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Day of the Poets

Mar 19, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Arts

Orangeville’s festival promises to “saturate the air with poetry.”

Sharah Mooy and her daughter Elia, 3, prep a plant-based dinner at their home in East Garafraxa. Sharah, who is studying to become a holistic nutritionist, shares vegan recipes and restaurant tips on her Instagram feed. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

This Vegan Life

Mar 19, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food

If you want to try a plant-based diet, tap into the local vegan community for recipes, favourite restaurant meals and insider shopping tips.

Postcard from Bee City

Mar 19, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

What happens in Bee City stays in Bee City.

racoon in tree cavities

Tree Cavities

Mar 8, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Squirrels, racoons, owls, chickadees, and many other creatures find safety and shelter within trees.

An autumn market bouquet includes zinnias, coneflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and a pink sunflower, along with other delights. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Life at a Flower Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Farming

Meet the women behind the blooms at Petals Flower Co., Purple Hill Lavender Farm, Stonewell Farm, Broadside Flowers and Caledon Hills Peony Farm.

Gian and Mirian Sansalone at their Palgrave home with their son, Roberto, during his evening treadmill walk. Roberto attends Active Lives After School during the day. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Changing the Game for Adults with Autism and other Disabilities

Mar 19, 2019 | Johanna Bernhardt | Community

Active Lives After School, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities is a local success story poised to help others like them.

In Every Issue

Crisp and white, Compass House, designed by Toronto architecture firm Superkül, sits on a 200-acre property in the hills of Mulmur. Photo by Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio.

A Mulmur Masterpiece by Architecture Firm Superkül

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

How a project called Compass House helped one family build roots in Dufferin County – and cemented its two architects’ love of the area.

Chandler Eves delivers a bowl with impressive form at the Monora Lawn Bowling Club. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Lawn Bowling

Mar 19, 2019 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Often called summertime curling, lawn bowling has an ancient history.

Changing the Game

Mar 19, 2019 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

In “Game Changers” in this issue, Johanna Bernhardt reviews the complexities of the care system and has an extended visit with one group of local families who created a homegrown solution to one perennial anxiety.

North Is Freedom: The Legacy of the Underground Railroad is a photographic essay from Czechoslovakian-born photographer. Photos by Yuri Dojc.

Field Notes for Spring 2019

Mar 19, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

Get gardening, outsmart the competition, clean up and spark more joy!

Local Buys

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Macramé redux, Tooth Fairy help and hummingbird feeders on our radar.

First Job

Mar 19, 2019 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

What was your first job?

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Traditions in Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tony Reynolds | Farming

Sugaring off is a time-honoured ritual in the hills.

Visiting a sugar bush, such as this one at Island Lake Conservation Area, is one of winter’s last pleasures. Photo by James MacDonald.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Nov 22, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Leisure

Embrace the season with snow tubing, tuning into nature or warming up indoors with a zany DIY parlour game.

Mad Maple Scones

Aug 17, 2012 | In The Hills | Recipes

Crisp on the outside with a rich, nutty interior, they make a perfect morning treat.

Garden Planning

Perennial Garden Renovation

Katie Dawson | The Flower Farm

Make some spaces for some new plants, and give away extra plants.

The bold colours of poppies, irises and daylilies frame the farmhouse in June. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Purposeful Garden

Tralee Pearce | Leisure

Misha Dubbeld’s gracious Mono garden is a testament to 20 years of love and labour. With all that she’s learned, her latest project is conceived on a grand scale.

Spring garden clean up

Spring Garden Clean Up

Katie Dawson | The Flower Farm

No time like the present to start working in the garden! Use these tips to clean up and get ready for new plants.

Volunteers (from left) Misha Dubbeld, Liz Knowles, Ann Davidson, Lynn Sinclair-Smith and Rebecca Muyal sort through donations for the annual spring plant sale – as Bruce McMoose looks on. The fundraiser brought in more than $3,ooo this year. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Healing Gardens

Michele Green | Leisure

A group of extraordinary gardeners have created a natural balm for Headwaters patients.

Soups and Salads

Steelhead trout with seared dry scallops and “Deliciousness Slaw”. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Steelhead Trout with Seared Dry Scallops 
and “Deliciousness Slaw”

Food

Try this dish, built on the “Deliciousness Slaw” which helped her ace the Chopped Canada audition.

Ham And Split Pea

Split Pea with Ham Soup

Soups

Split Pea with Ham Soup is a traditional dish in Canadian and Québécois cuisine.

Syrian Lemon Garlic Salad

Cooking with...

This zingy lemon garlic salad is a takeaway hit at Rasmi’s Falafel at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market. Here’s how to make it at home.

Serve with a dollop of sauce and lots of crusty French bread. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Cooking with Pia: Fish Soup

Soups

You can make the veggies and broth a day ahead. The next day you just heat it up, add the fish, and serve. It’s so easy.