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Gail Grant

Gail Grant is a freelance writer who lives in Palgrave.

Keen eyes can spot a variety of fairy abodes secreted along the pathways in Palgrave and Dufferin Forests. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

How to Find a Fairy House

Jun 25, 2020

Keen eyes can spot a variety of fairy abodes secreted along the pathways in Palgrave and Dufferin Forests.

Herb Hastings celebrated his 71st birthday at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with his daughter Annette. Photo Courtesy Herb Hastings.

Herb Hastings

Jun 25, 2020

Herb Hastings is an original member of the Achill Choral Society, is working on his 13th end-to-end trek of the Bruce Trail by hiking 30 to 50 kilometres every week.

Quarantini with a twist: Writer Gail Grant settles in for a Skype chat with a distant friend. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Home Alone

Jun 25, 2020

Living solo in the era of Covid-19

The New Normal: Pill Dispensers and Replacement Parts

Mar 24, 2020

Somehow I thought growing old would take longer.

Activist Brenda Dolling has always been a woman ahead of her time.

Brenda Dolling

Mar 24, 2020

Originally an elementary school teacher, Brenda encouraged her students to think critically about issues, including politics.

The Poker Club

Nov 22, 2019

These men have been dealing each other in for 40 years and never missed a game.

One of over 600 billion possible bridge hands.

‘The King of All Games’: Bridge

Nov 22, 2019

From kitchen tables to international tournaments, in the pantheon of table games, bridge still rules.

Bob Pillar (left), shown here with John Jelaca, Tony Oliver and Randy Freitag, organizes regular senior men’s golf days. Photo by Enzo Villa.

Male Friendship

Nov 22, 2019

Are men as good at long-term friendships as women?

For octogenarian Johnny Berger, aging only means heli-skiing with a slower group. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Johnny Berger

Nov 22, 2019

For octogenarian Johnny Berger, aging only means heli-skiing with a slower group.

The Queen’s race horse hobby has reportedly netted her about $9.4 million. Wenn Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo.

The Side Hustle

Sep 16, 2019

After retirement, your passion can be a new career.

Bill Hayes, whom the kids call “Mr. Bill,” at Alton Public School with students Faith (rear), Ruby (left) and Brooke. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Bill Hayes

Sep 16, 2019

Bill Hayes spent his early childhood on a farm property that is now the Caledon Riding and Hunt Club on the Third Line (now Creditview Road).

Get into the Happiness Habit

Jun 20, 2019

It gets easier with age!

Anne Livingston was the first woman to receive the Brampton-Caledon Farmer of the Year Award. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Anne Livingston

Jun 20, 2019

When the family started Broadway Farm’s Market in 2002, Anne kept the books and did the baking for the shop.

After her husband’s death, Kathryn MacDuffee determined to make the best of the new phase in her life. Hiking expeditions with friends included a trip to the Grand Canyon in 2015. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Senior and Single

Mar 19, 2019

Living alone doesn’t have to be lonely.

Alice McMahon has called Forks of the Credit home for most of her long and eventful life. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Alice McMahon

Mar 19, 2019

Born just before the Great Depression, Alice spent her teen years at Forks of the Credit, where her father worked for the railway.

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

Slowing down doesn’t have to mean giving up.

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

John Wheelwright, 89, paddled 300 kilometres on the Upper Horton River north of the Arctic Circle this past summer.

A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Opera.

Opera 101

Sep 18, 2018

Opera singing is a taxing physical feat, requiring a strong diaphragm, great lung power and breath control, and healthy vocal cords.

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.