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Bethany Lee

Bethany Lee is a freelance writer who lives in Mono.

The Summer I Went Swimming

Jun 24, 2022

“I don’t know how to swim,” I said quietly.

Treasures Worth Saving

Mar 29, 2022

I looked out the window and pondered my own answer to the question I’d asked.

Call Me!

Nov 29, 2021

So many old phone numbers came rushing back to me when I was doing some cleaning recently and found a tiny leather address book.

A Time for Listening

Sep 24, 2021

Covid has forced us to work in new ways amid absurd family pressures. But coincident with the pandemic, we have been also confronting broader issues.

Board Games for the Bored

Jun 22, 2021

As the pandemic wanes, our columnist taps into her nostalgia for board games with a fresh-out-of-the-package Scrabble.

Pandemic Fatigue

Mar 31, 2021

A year in we’ve been through so much – but we’re still putting one foot in front of the other.

“Ching-Ching-Peek-a-Boo!”

Nov 24, 2020

Remembering the one and only Marie of Marie’s Driver Training.

When Times are Tough – Decorate!

Sep 18, 2020

To make things better in my family, we’ve done our best with paint and elbow grease to improve our physical space, in the hope of providing fresh perspectives to brighten our minds.

Messing with Our Sense of Time

Jun 25, 2020

Are we in the middle of the pandemic, approaching the end, or is it just the beginning?

The Learning Journey

Mar 24, 2020

As I watch Adrian’s pencil continue across the page, I’m thinking about the messiness of learning in this period of his life.

Not So Fast

Nov 22, 2019

Will we ever return to a time when mending, reusing or not buying in the first place is the norm?

The Big Sleepover

Sep 16, 2019

Having a friend over, the excitement and anxiety of sharing your space, was such a thrill.

Moving On

Jun 20, 2019

How did I find myself here, again in the middle of boxes?

First Job

Mar 19, 2019

What was your first job?

Sweet Tooth

Nov 20, 2018

When my mom asked me to bring dessert for a recent family celebration, I panicked.

Grad Night

Sep 18, 2018

How did a decade and a third slip by so quickly? My mom had been right: “Long days, short years.”

Summer canoe trip. Illustration by Shelagh Armstrong.

Where Time Stands Still

Jun 19, 2018

As daylight fills the evenings, it’s time to think about our camping plans for the summer. Pretty much every summer since my son Adrian could walk and talk, there has been a trip or two “up north” to do some tent camping.

Cafeteria Culture

Mar 26, 2018

The Good, the Bad — and the Ugly.

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.