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Let The Good Times Roll

Mar 16, 2024 | Tony Reynolds | Arts

As organizers, musicians and fans gear up for the 20th Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival in June, they reflect on the profound power of filling a small town with big sounds.

A Magnificent Obsession

Mar 16, 2024 | Don Scallen | Environment

Collecting and nurturing remarkable trees has been a 30-year passion for Caledon’s Gary Haslett.

An Affinity for Analog

Mar 16, 2024 | Janice Quirt | Community

Steeped in digital culture, generation Z and millennials are hungry for vinyl records, processed film, paper journals and real books as the ultimate antidote to a screen-based world.

William Algie

Mar 16, 2024 | Nancy Early | Heritage

This manufacturer, master storyteller and community builder left an indelible mark on the village of Alton.

Spring In The Hills

Mar 29, 2024 | In The Hills | The Current Issue

Gear up for spring flings, loopy hikes, new food to try, and the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.

It’s Baby Season at the Wildlife Centre

Mar 16, 2024 | Don Scallen | Environment

The spring rush of young, orphaned or injured animals marks the start of another busy year at Procyon Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre.

A Guide for Loopy Hikers

Mar 16, 2024 | In The Hills | Leisure

In her latest book, Nicola Ross offers aspiring Bruce Trail end-to-enders 40 loop hikes from Niagara to Tobermory.

Alison and Jim

Mar 16, 2024 | Anthony Jenkins | Arts

Although her life is separated from artist J.E.H. MacDonald by nearly a century, Alison Douglas has come to know the painter with microscopic intimacy.

Kids Summer Camps 2024

Mar 16, 2024 | Emily Dickson | Community

Find all your favourite camps in the hills so your kids can have an amazing summer.

In Every Issue

Field Notes for Spring 2024

Mar 16, 2024 | Johanna Bernhardt | Field Notes

Celebrate Caledon, volunteer on a farm and watch the life aquatic.

A Watch on the Wild Side

Mar 16, 2024 | Anthony Jenkins | Country Living 101

A trail cam – or several – is an ideal way to delight in the diverse wildlife that visits your country property.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Spring 2024

Mar 16, 2024 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Want to share your thoughts or insights about our stories? Drop us a line – we love to hear from our readers!

Riding the Medical Merry-Go-Round

Mar 16, 2024 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

In addition to rest, nutrition and exercise, medical and tune-up appointments are a necessity to keep aging bodies in good (enough) shape.

Meet the Maker: Andrea Trace

Mar 16, 2024 | Janice Quirt | Arts

Artist Andrea Trace picked up stamp making to add dimension to her mixed media artworks – but the stamps became art unto themselves.

Food + Drink Spring 2024

Mar 16, 2024 | Emily Dickson | Food + Drink

Let someone else do the cooking, try a sweet treat from Japan, and indulge in some scrumptious Sunday fare

Meet a Community Elder: John Ferguson

Mar 16, 2024 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

John Ferguson first climbed the CN Tower’s 1,776 steps in 2018 when he was 85, and has repeated the challenge five times since.

Teaching by Design

Mar 16, 2024 | Janice Quirt | A Day in the Life

Secondary school teacher Andrea Phillips brings design to life in an Orangeville classroom with 3D printers, design software and a passion for the built environment.

Artist in Residence: Deb Menken

Mar 16, 2024 | Tralee Pearce | Artist in Residence

Delve into Mono artist Deb Menken’s vibrant florals, abstracts and rugged landscapes.

Local Buys: Spring 2024

Mar 16, 2024 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

Bohemian blue scarves, beaded bracelets and fabulous fibre art are some of the local finds this spring.

Norman Jewison’s Local Connection

Mar 16, 2024 | Dyanne Rivers | Back Story

A Caledon farm was a touchstone for a Hollywood legend.

The Money Pit

Mar 16, 2024 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Maintaning a home – especially a country home – is no easy feat for owners or their wallets.

Her Bright Idea

Mar 16, 2024 | Gail Grant | At Home in the Hills

A 178-year-old Caledon farmhouse is a peaceful yet exuberant testament to the owner’s singlemindedness and the nearly 20 years she has worked to bring her vision to life.

The Long Goodbye

Mar 16, 2024 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

As elderly parents enter the final season of their life, adult children face the challenges of caring for them, and preparing to say goodbye.

Little Tract Interpretive Trail

Mar 16, 2024 | Nicola Ross | Take a Hike

The protected Dufferin County Forest is a treasure trove of eastern white pines, spruce and cedars.

Notes From the Wild

In Praise of Holes

Apr 8, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

In nature, hole digging is replete with meaning, helping countless animals survive.

Borrowed Credit

Mar 4, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

A recent documentary, “Living on Borrowed Credit”, takes a discerning look at the future of the Credit River and its brook trout populations. 

Five-lined Skinks

Jan 25, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Ontario’s only lizard species happens to be one that utilises a clever survival tactic — dropping its tail when scared.

Ontario Rattlesnakes and Their Mimics

Jan 8, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Rattlesnakes in Ontario are largely harmless, save for the Massasauga rattlesnake, the only venomous one in the province.

Going Green

To Every Thing There Is A Season

Inspired by the natural rhythms of life, a host of gardeners has created a refuge of calm and beauty for the dying and the grieving – and those who care for them – at Bethell Hospice.

Piet Oudolf, Reimagined

Dedicated local gardener Tony Spencer channels the aesthetic of the famed Dutch plantsman into his corner of the rural countryside of Mono.

Natural Rhythm

The rocky terrain on an escarpment precipice inspired rather than deterred the creation of this expansive Caledon garden.

Handmade in Headwaters

Meet the Maker: Stephanie Casino Esguerra

Meticulously applied lines of jet-black ink are a defining feature of the fanciful works of this Orangeville artist.

Meet the Maker: Courtney Chard

How professional welder Courtney Chard uses the tricks of her trade to craft intricate, often delicate sculptures.

Meet the Maker: Johana Cordero

For this weaver, the warp and weft of life is much more than a metaphor.