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Anthony Jenkins

Anthony Jenkins is a freelance writer and illustrator who lives in Mono.

Snooping On Wildlife

Mar 24, 2020

Trail (or game) cameras are rugged, motion-activated devices about a quarter the size of a loaf 
of bread and meant for extended, remote use outdoors.

Telling Tales Out Loud

Mar 24, 2020

Audiobooks and podcasts have produced a resurgence in oral storytelling, but for the Dufferin Circle of Storytellers the ancient art never went away.

Ready or Not, Winter Storms Are on the Way

Nov 22, 2019

Howling blizzards, ice storms, power outages. Emergency services are on high alert, but when disaster strikes, the first line of defence is you.

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Nov 22, 2019

Handy lists for the items you’ll need and the steps you’ll want to take before you hunker down at home or hit the road in an emergency.

From My Window

Sep 16, 2019

Five people share their views as told to Anthony Jenkins.

Kilby Brunner Deforest with Beaverwood’s Halo. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Day at the Caledon Equestrian Park

Jun 20, 2019

The intense bond between animal and human fuels two dedicated young equestrians at the top of their game at this exciting show jumping event.

How About Those Raptors (the Birds)?

Jun 20, 2019

Look up! Where eagles, hawks and vultures soar.

Postcard from Bee City

Mar 19, 2019

What happens in Bee City stays in Bee City.

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

Day of the Poets

Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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.

Curator Sarah Robinson (left) and archivist Laura Camilleri between the rolling shelves that house historic documents in the Museum of Dufferin. Laura and Sarah encourage people to talk to them about possible museum donations. “It’s the stories that help us decide what’s vital,” says Sarah. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Behind the Scenes at Museum of Dufferin

Nov 20, 2018

What makes your old family heirlooms or bric-a-brac museum-worthy? It’s all in the story they tell.

Where Do Old Batteries Go?

Sep 18, 2018

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

The Regulars

Sep 18, 2018

It’s a weekend morning ritual all over the hills — friends meeting friends at their local café. At Gabe’s in Caledon East, the usual crowd convenes.

A trap shooter tests his skills with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Photo by Visualspace | istockphoto.

What About Guns?

Jun 19, 2018

Hunters, range shooters, collectors – they’re part of rural culture. But with gun violence making headlines, gun enthusiasts are mostly choosing to lie low, and some residents are wondering how safe our countryside really is. Anthony Jenkins decided to find out.

The Northmen women’s U19-1 team, shown here at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh last summer, was ranked fourth in the province by the end of the season. Photo by James MacDonald.

Lacrosse: Game On!

Mar 26, 2018

A curious hockey enthusiast turns his sights to lacrosse, a sport with deep roots — and avid fans — in Orangeville

Joe Wilson, writer Anthony Jenkins and Peter Glass. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Geezer Hockey

Nov 22, 2017

We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.

The Puck Stops Here

Nov 22, 2017

For Anthony, a goalie’s most important skill is “staying square to the puck.”

Symbols of Service for Remembrance Day

Sep 16, 2017

Each November, military medals get a crisp autumn airing in the hills and across the country. Behind each is a story. Here are four of them.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.