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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.

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.

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.

Traditionally Wound Back Where I Come From

The Year in Music: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Scott Bruyea | Arts

Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians.

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!

Josh Sylvestre removes the hook from a northern pike before releasing it back into the chilly waters. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ice Fishing on Island Lake

Nov 20, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

Going for the big one: At the ice fishing derby on Island Lake, the lucky ones win a prize – or at least go home with supper.

Karate Kid: Daniel Mustapha, 18, Amaranth. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Karate Kid: Daniel Mustapha

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Amaranth’s Daniel Mustapha is Canada’s 2018 national para champion in karate.

Community Catalyst: Andrew McCreary, 25, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Community Catalyst: Andrew McCreary

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Andrew McCreary studies at George Brown College in the child and youth care program with an eye to working in queer and trans healthcare.

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.

Rights Fighter: Jessica Mason, 21, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Rights Fighter: Jessica Mason

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt | 25 Under 25

Mono’s Jessica Mason is a Queen’s University gender studies student who also works with at-risk youth in Kingston.

Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann, 24, Erin. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Snow Queen: Zoe Bergermann

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross | 25 Under 25

Zoe Bergermann scored her first World Cup podium finish and made her Olympic debut this year.

Good Sport: Emma Holmes, 19, Melancthon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Good Sport: Emma Holmes

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | 25 Under 25

Melancthon’s Emma Holmes is in her second year in the sports and recreation program at Lambton College in Sarnia.

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!

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.

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

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.

Mike Winter competing in the cycling portion of the 2011 Ironman UK. He won in his age category (65 to 69 years old). Courtesy Mike Winter.

Keeping Pace with Mike Winter

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

Slowing down doesn’t have to mean giving up.

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.

Alarm clock

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.

Mary Baxter (centre) and her co-instructor Sarah Butler (centre left) lead a Nia session at the Ecology Retreat Centre: “Fall in love with feeling good and the joy of movement.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nia: Unleash Your Happy Warrior

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Nia combines yoga, martial arts and dance.

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Globe’s Tea Biscuits

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Breads

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness.

Winter Activities

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.

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.

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.

Josh Sylvestre removes the hook from a northern pike before releasing it back into the chilly waters. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ice Fishing on Island Lake

Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

Going for the big one: At the ice fishing derby on Island Lake, the lucky ones win a prize – or at least go home with supper.

Wintry Comfort Food

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.

Mono Cliffs Inn’s Beer-Braised Lamb Shanks, cooking with Jeffrey Vandenhoek. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Mono Cliffs Inn’s Braised Lamb Shanks

Nov 25, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Recipes

With wintery classics such as the braised lamb shanks, there’s plenty of room to deepen and elevate flavours.

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.

Aria's lamb chops are served with sour cherry preserves. Photo by Pete Paterson. Styling Jane Fellowes.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Sour Cherry Preserves

Sep 16, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Main Dishes

Oh, and those leftover sour cherry preserves? Try with scones, pancakes or French toast.