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Gail Grant

Gail Grant is a freelance writer who lives in Palgrave.

When You Forget the Little Things

Jun 24, 2022

Don’t worry – our brains naturally prioritize the important stuff.

In his retirement, Errill O’Hara has devoted years of volunteer service to documenting and preserving Caledon’s heritage. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Errill O’Hara

Jun 24, 2022

In his retirement, Errill O’Hara has devoted years of volunteer service to documenting and preserving Caledon’s heritage.

Artist Beth Grant creates lampwork beads at her worktable inside Orangeville’s Dragonfly Arts. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Beth Grant

Mar 29, 2022

The East Garafraxa glass artist imbues her glossy beads with the colours and feel of the great outdoors, especially the expansive Far North.

In 2021, Kathy Anderson and Michael Coombs, who met through an online dating site, celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on their sailboat Escape. Photo Courtesy Kathy Anderson.

Digital Dating

Mar 29, 2022

The ways we meet may change, but the laws of attraction never grow old.

Along with his Islamic faith, a focus on helping others has defined Imtiaz Ahmad’s life purpose. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Imtiaz Ahmad

Mar 29, 2022

Along with his Islamic faith, a focus on helping others has defined Imtiaz Ahmad’s life purpose.

Jack and Margaret Fleetwood moved to a retirement residence when Margaret’s health concerns curbed her independence. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Is Now the Right Time for Congregate Living?

Nov 29, 2021

Driven by the huge baby boomer demographic, which is wealthier than any age cohort before them, the retirement community industry continues to innovate.

Carmel Hili has devoted his life to advocating for the homeless. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Carmel Hili

Nov 29, 2021

Carmel is currently involved in helping to sponsor and settle families from Iraq, Syria and Pakistan.

Dufferin community paramedics Josselyn Hudasek, Krystle Neumann and Cara Burleigh. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Safe at Home

Sep 24, 2021

Instead of rushing them to hospital, community paramedics are helping patients stay in their own home.

Gearing Down

Sep 24, 2021

When it’s time to put on the brakes — for good.

Donna Holmes at the door of the Mono pioneer church that has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. “It’s where real life happens,” she says. Photo by Brenda Holmes.

Donna Holmes

Sep 24, 2021

This devoted Relessey Cemetery Board volunteer helps the group manages the graveyard next to the Mono church, which dates back to the 1870s.

Joe Burchell uses a dowsing rod to commune with the energy of the Earth. Photo by Kerry Knudsen.

Rock of Ages

Jun 22, 2021

Stones are the inspiration for Joe Burchell’s monumental works of art.

On her last day as a rural mail carrier, Connie Tersigni bade farewell to Beau, who would miss his treats. Photo by Bernie Rochon.

Connie Tersigni

Jun 22, 2021

When Connie started her route, there were no street numbers in Caledon.

Velvet Haney (left) and Rachel Manley show off the swimwear they designed for women “who aren’t at Woodstock anymore.” Photo by Garland Haney.

Meet the Bathing Boomers

Jun 22, 2021

Fashion or comfort? Caledon friends and swimwear designers Velvet Haney and Rachel Manley believe you can have both.

Covid-19 Has Changed Us

Mar 31, 2021

And some of those changes may be for the better.

Bruce Wanless won three MVP awards in Ontario lacrosse leagues and played on four national championship teams. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Bruce Wanless

Mar 31, 2021

Humble beginnings for Bruce, who is considered one of lacrosse’s all-time great defensive players.

Friendship is the Secret to Longevity

Nov 24, 2020

As we’re well aware, the Covid pandemic has taken a toll on both our connectivity and wellbeing, placing our social lives on semi-hold – but friends matter.

In his long career in the space program, Alex Rodrigues travelled regularly to the Kennedy Space Center for work on the Canadarm. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Alex Rodrigues

Nov 24, 2020

This award-winning senior writes a newsletter for more than 400 of his peers.

Karen stores her ample collection of preserves in a cold cellar. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

From Soil to Table

Sep 18, 2020

Vegetable grower extraordinaire Karen Hollingshead uses galvanized steel raised beds and water troughs to hold her 35 varieties of tomatoes and other gems.

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.