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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.

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.

From My Window

Sep 16, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

Five people share their views as told to Anthony Jenkins.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Every Issue

Orangeville’s Very Own Solomon: Magistrate Joseph Pattullo

Sep 16, 2019 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

From the mid-1870s until 1925, magistrate Joseph Pattullo had to pass sentence on a range of human foible and sin. The record suggests he usually judged the accused with fairness and sensitivity.

Food + Drink Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

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

Avid flyfisher Susan Gesner (left) gives fishing novice Nicola Ross a casting lesson on the West Credit. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Lure of Fly Fishing

Sep 16, 2019 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

If you’ve never cast with a fly rod, you might expect the fly to land first. But that’s not how it happens.

Weed Diaries

Sep 16, 2019 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Cannabis is once again a topic of avid discussion – where can you get it, what’s the best cultivar, is it worth growing your own?

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

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

Dry stone waller Eric Landman stands on a private Caledon property where he has completed many walls and structures. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Eric Landman

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

The ancient craft of dry stone walling is alive and well in Headwaters thanks to this busy local artisan.

Take a Hike

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harvest Time

Midway Delights! Photo by Liz Armstrong

Fall Fair Fare

Nicola Ross | Farming

The traditions of the annual agricultural fair were brought to Canada by British settlers.

Heirloom Tomatoes with Buffalo Mozzarella

In The Hills | Recipes

There’s just no comparison in taste! If you’re a foodie, you must move towards heirloom tomatoes. You’ll get completely spoiled once you move to the heritage tomato camp.

Cheaper by the Bushel: Van Dyken Bros.

Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Italian cooks flock to this Dutch family’s pick-your-own farm in Caledon.

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!

Notes from the Wild

giant swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail Butterflies

Notes from the Wild

Giant swallowtail caterpillars are branded as “orange dogs” in the American south because they eat the foliage of citrus crops including orange trees.

Caligraphic beetle

Night Creatures

Notes from the Wild

Most of the nocturnal critters my friends and I find are insects, but spiders, millipedes and amphibians also appear in our flashlight beams.

Monarch on butterfly weed

Milkweed and Monarchs

Notes from the Wild

The monarchs’ table was set, but alas, they wouldn’t come to dinner.

The Flight of the Mayflies

Notes from the Wild

The annual emergence of mayflies, wherever it occurs, brings predictable responses.