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Bethany Lee

Bethany Lee is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

2010 Local Heroes: Paul Agar

Nov 23, 2010

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Fire in the blood By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Deputy Chief Paul Agar has been a member of Grand Valley’s volunteer fire department for an astonishing forty-three years. In that time – longer than most professional fire-fighting careers – Paul…

2010 Local Heroes: Marilyn Field

Nov 23, 2010

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Fill my hollow bones By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Marilyn Field wells up with tears really easily when she talks about DAREarts, the organization she founded to bring art to children, especially those in need. As an elementary teacher and…

2010 Local Heroes: Louise Kindree

Nov 23, 2010

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Administration angel by Michele Green, Photography by Pete Paterson Louise Kindree has a fridge magnet that admonishes, “Shoot me before I volunteer again” – a message she consistently ignores. A decade ago she began volunteering once weekly in ambulatory care at Headwaters…

2010 Local Heroes: Carol Hall

Nov 23, 2010

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Eat, drink and be merry Photography by Pete Paterson Old friends chatter, lovers meet, families celebrate, neighbours hail each other. It’s just another sunny weekend afternoon at Mono Cliffs Inn. Add several hundred people to that scene, and you have Mono’s Big…

2010 Local Heroes: Karen Campbell

Nov 23, 2010

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Not exactly the make-up type By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Karen Campbell is fresh from spending the day with a bus-load of kids from Burlington. As education co-ordinator at Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre near Hillsburgh, she spends…

2010 Local Heroes: Joy Bell

Nov 23, 2010

Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. Keep singing! By Jeff Rollings, Photography by Pete Paterson Joy Bell wants it known that she hates electronic musical keyboards. Recently retired after sixteen years as a director and pianist for the Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers – or T.O.Y.S. – choir, Joy…

The Year in Books

Nov 21, 2010

Our annual review of new books by local authors and illustrators By Tracey Fockler With more than two dozen titles by local authors on the bookshelf this holiday season, it’s a banner year for shopping – and reading – local. That’s especially true if you have young readers in the household. Authors and illustrators have…

Making Friends with Winter

Nov 20, 2010

It’s true that winter and I were once friends, a long time ago. But then, somehow, we drifted apart…

Goodbye commuting. Hello flex time on the porch.

Sep 13, 2010

For a number of years, I donned my corporate attire, got in my car in the dark, slipped a thermal carafe of coffee into the holder, and headed south to the city for work. I didn’t mind the commute, I told myself. In fact I enjoyed it. It was time to think. Time alone. Time to decompress. Then along came baby.

A toddler makes magic in the garden

Jun 15, 2010

My son learned more first-hand than I could have imagined about plants and animals. His garden creation was inspected daily and watered with care. “It’s magic!” he exclaimed.

Reader Feedback: A Selection

Mar 30, 2010

A selection of comments and recent letters to the editor.

It’s Official: inthehills.ca Launches!

Mar 21, 2010

After months of tinkering, inthehills.ca emerges from “beta” testing and is now “live.” Thanks are due to many! By Tony Maxwell

The Journey Back Upstream

Mar 21, 2010

As I headed to the hills every weekend for rest, relaxation and Sunday hikes, it finally occurred to me – these hills are my home. I realized it was time to head back upstream.

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.