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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

Brine Dining with Sauerkraut

Nov 22, 2019

Sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and other tangy fermented foods have gone from traditional to trendy.

Field Notes for Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

What to see, do, try this winter.

Local Buys: Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Shop local for cozy woolens, gifts that sparkle and DIY stamps.

Food + Drink Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Winter’s savoury side: mobile sushi, chic tipples and go-to gourmet gifts.

Sculptor John Farrugia built a tiny home on his family property in Mono. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

An Ode to the Tiny House

Sep 16, 2019

The idea of living small is undeniably alluring. Some folks in these hills are doing more than flirt with the romantic fantasy.

Field Notes for Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Learn how to take great photos, green your thumb and learn Spanish!

Food + Drink Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Al fresco feasts, cozy cafés and home-style comforts.

Dry stone waller Eric Landman stands on a private Caledon property where he has completed many walls and structures. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Eric Landman

Sep 16, 2019

The ancient craft of dry stone walling is alive and well in Headwaters thanks to this busy local artisan.

Our Local Picks

Sep 16, 2019

Cozy quilts, cheeky badges and a chic towel ladder from local design whizzes.

Field Notes for Summer 2019

Jun 20, 2019

Artistic pursuits, outdoor yoga, farming fun and a kiddie hike!

Arnella Levy and her husband, Nigel Spencer, at Nella’s Jerk. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Food + Drink Summer 2019

Jun 20, 2019

Nella’s Jerk has debuted to rave reviews, juicy strawberries and a new stop on the local wine tour.

Summer Picks

Jun 20, 2019

What we’re shopping for this summer in Headwaters.

Sharah Mooy and her daughter Elia, 3, prep a plant-based dinner at their home in East Garafraxa. Sharah, who is studying to become a holistic nutritionist, shares vegan recipes and restaurant tips on her Instagram feed. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

This Vegan Life

Mar 19, 2019

If you want to try a plant-based diet, tap into the local vegan community for recipes, favourite restaurant meals and insider shopping tips.

North Is Freedom: The Legacy of the Underground Railroad is a photographic essay from Czechoslovakian-born photographer. Photos by Yuri Dojc.

Field Notes for Spring 2019

Mar 19, 2019

Get gardening, outsmart the competition, clean up and spark more joy!

Shelly Witzke’s Inside Your Cupboards workshops in Palgrave. Photo by Rebeccah Newcombe.

Food + Drink Spring 2019

Mar 19, 2019

What to sip, sample and savour this spring.

Laugh Machine: Michael McCreary, 22, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Laugh Machine: Michael McCreary

Nov 20, 2018

Mono’s Michael McCreary uses his stand-up to shed light on what it’s like growing up and dealing with social situations as someone with Asperger’s.

Community Catalyst: Andrew McCreary, 25, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Community Catalyst: Andrew McCreary

Nov 20, 2018

Mono’s Andrew McCreary studies at George Brown College in the child and youth care program with an eye to working in queer and trans healthcare.

Art Whisperer: Ricky Schaede, 25, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Art Whisperer: Ricky Schaede

Nov 20, 2018

In 2014, Ricky Schaede cofounded Club Art, an open studio for kids now at Orangeville’s Mill Street library.

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.