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CSI: Natureworld The Case of Burying Beetle Bob

Nov 2, 2018 | Don Scallen | Blogs

A CSI probe into Bob’s disappearance has revealed damning evidence linking Sam to the incident!

Leisa Way at home in Orangeville where she started Way-To-Go Productions in 2007. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Songs of a Lifetime: Leisa Way

Nov 20, 2018 | Tony Reynolds | Arts

In her new production, Across the Pond, singer Leisa Way steps up to the microphone to sing classics from The Beatles, Sting and Petula Clark.

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The Year in Books: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Tracey Fockler | Arts

Our annual review of new books by local authors & illustrators.

25 Under 25

Meet the 25 Under 25

Nov 20, 2018 | In The Hills | 25 Under 25

Thanks to these 25 young people the future of Headwaters looks bright!

Robin works with archivist Alison Hird to document the Howard family heirlooms and papers in the dining room of her Caledon home. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Illuminating the Past: Personal History

Nov 20, 2018 | Kira Wronska Dorward | Arts

How private archivist Alison Hird’s work is helping one family reflect on their personal history – and preserve it for the future.

Common milkweed seeds.

Seeds on the Move

Dec 5, 2018 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

A great many seeds tap into the mobility of birds and animals to spread themselves around.

Art Whisperer: Ricky Schaede, 25, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Art Whisperer: Ricky Schaede

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

In 2014, Ricky Schaede cofounded Club Art, an open studio for kids now at Orangeville’s Mill Street library.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna, 13, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Rylee McKenna and her mom run Orangeville’s Strong Girls Club, which focuses on confidence building, mindfulness and women’s rights.

25 Under 25

Meet the 25 Under 25

Nov 20, 2018 | In The Hills | 25 Under 25

Thanks to these 25 young people the future of Headwaters looks bright!

Fashion Eye: Rowenna James, 17, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Fashion Eye: Rowenna James

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Orangeville’s Rowenna James channels her passion for art, painting and fashion into her one-of-a-kind upcycled denim pieces.

Game Whiz: Coulter Baker, 24, Melancthon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Game Whiz: Coulter Baker

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Arts

Melancthon’s Coulter Baker is a professional game designer – and Sheridan educator.

Screen Standout: Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, 15, Caledon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Screen Standout: Shailyn Pierre-Dixon

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | 25 Under 25

Caledon’s Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, 15, won a Canadian Screen Award for best supporting actress in the The Book of Negroes.

Golden Swimmer: Tess Routliffe, 20, Caledon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Golden Swimmer: Tess Routliffe

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Swimmer Tess Routliffe is training for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Documentary Devotee: Samantha Penny, 22, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Documentary Devotee: Samantha Penny

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Samantha Penny is working on a Korea-based documentary called Reset, due for release mid-
2019.

Serious Songstress: Sara Rose, 22, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Serious Songstress: Sara Rose

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Sara Rose has found a way to marry her gift for music with her training in social work with a music program at Hospice Dufferin.

In Every Issue

The walls of the Dufferin jail’s outdoor yard were built with an inward slant to prevent prisoners from scaling them. The slant can be seen in this exterior photo taken in 1986 after the jail was closed to be renovated to house municipal offices. De Ha Josef for the County of Dufferin.

Dufferin County’s Jail

Nov 20, 2018 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

With the notable exception of inmates charged with vagrancy (more on this later), the vast majority of time served at Dufferin County Jail was measured in days, weeks or a few months.

Miyeko and Mike Simons gather by the fireplace for family time in their newly renovated Orton home with daughter Abby and late family pet, Daisy. Mike did most of the work himself, with the help of Orangeville’s CarPony Contracting. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

At Home with Noinkees Owner Miyeko Simons

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

Local retailer Miyeko Simons is guided by her signature pared-down style at home, especially over the holidays.

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer. Courtesy Pate Neumann.

John Wheelwright

Nov 20, 2018 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer.

Barry Young works on a pepper mill at a lathe in his Alton workshop. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Barry Young

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

This Alton woodturner’s Spinning Tree Co. pieces are as artful as they are utilitarian.

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A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Bonnie skips the garage sales, all over the hills on a cube and looking at numbers in two different ways.

Holiday Picks

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Gifts and sips for the season.

Winter Activities

Neil O’Donnell checks in with a young skier. Photo by James MacDonald.

A Day on the Slopes at Hockley Valley

James MacDonald | Leisure

Photographer James MacDonald visited Hockley Valley Resort, shadowing the patrollers who keep skiers safe.

The patrollers put their experience into action when a young skier was injured during a school outing. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Canadian Ski Patrol at Work in Headwaters

James Jackson | Leisure

Every winter, dozens of volunteers take to the ski hills with one goal in mind – to aid injured skiers and snowboarders.

Fat Bikes – the Action’s in the Traction

Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Community | Departments | Good Sport | In Every Issue | Leisure | Winter 2014

For these “fatty” enthusiasts, the coming of winter no longer spells the end of the ride.

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

Wintry Comfort Food

Slow roasted loin of pork, servee with a robust kale and apple salad and house-made tomato salsa. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Spicy Roast Pork

Sep 11, 2015 | Cecily Ross | Recipes

Slow roasted loin of pork, served with a robust kale and apple salad and house-made tomato salsa.

Mini Yorkshire Pudding stuffed with Braised Beef Short Ribs. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

The Yorkshire Pudding Takes Centre Stage

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

At Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery in Alton, chef Jason Perkins strips Sunday dinner back to its Yorkshire pudding best.

Add some fresh chopped cilantro just before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Moroccan Lentil Stew

Nov 22, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Soups

Warm up to winter with chef Terry Doel’s Moroccan lentil stew.

Serve with basmati rice, warm naan bread, mango chutney, cucumber raita, or prepared lime pickle. Garnish with chopped candied ginger and chopped cilantro.

Lamb Curry

Aug 15, 2013 | In The Hills | Recipes

Lamb curry warms me twice, once as I’m cooking it and then again when I eat it.