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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

Local Buys: Spring 2022

Mar 29, 2022

Felted treasures, pink hoodies and handcrafted pottery.

Food + Drink Spring 2022

Mar 29, 2022

Decadent cakes, hearty mushrooms and eatery news you can use.

Grand Valley’s Jenna Brooks stands amid the storage racks her Mississauga-based company, Racked Out Inc., installs for clients. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Stepping Up: Jenna Brooks

Mar 29, 2022

The warehouse racking entrepreneur sets her alarm for 4:30 a.m – early call times are all in a day’s work.

Steve Sopinka of Creemore’s Fieldesign Architecture Studio left the street side of his family’s Victorian home mostly untouched and added a sleekly minimalist addition to the back. Photo by Bailey Noelle Photography.

Something Old, Something New

Mar 29, 2022

How a Creemore designer reimagined his family’s century home, marrying Victorian substance with minimalist, Scandinavian style.

Elizabeth pours orange, blue and purple dye over a layer of snow covering a silk scarf. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Elizabeth Bryan

Nov 29, 2021

This Orangeville weaver expanded her repertoire by making an outdoor sport of dyeing silk scarves in the snow.

Local Buys: Winter 2021

Nov 29, 2021

Cozy knits, chic home upgrades and handcrafted kid presents.

Food + Drink Winter 2021

Nov 29, 2021

Foodie gifts, a Caledon salumeria gem and an excuse for a cuppa cocoa.

The Path Taken

Nov 29, 2021

A couple’s home in Mono combines a love of hiking with a penchant for sustainability and stewardship.

Local Buys: Autumn 2021

Sep 24, 2021

Hiking accessories, pressed flowers and a nod to local farming culture.

Food + Drink Autumn 2021

Sep 24, 2021

Inglewood foodie spots, local wine and beer news, and pumpkins galore.

Field Notes for Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021

What to explore, browse, see this summer.

Melissa Jenkins paints using natural inks she makes out of foraged plants and flowers. Photo courtesy of Melissa Jenkins.

Meet the Maker: Melissa Jenkins

Jun 22, 2021

Natural inks made from foraged plants gave this artist a way to heal her body and share her passion for the outdoors.

Local Buys: Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Welcome a new season with nautical inspirations, summery collages and fresh new ceramics.

Food + Drink Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021

A new grocery to visit, fresh gourmet takeout to try and a bevy of food trucks to chase.

Sara Sniderhan and Peter Mitchell’s off-grid home looks over a lush 22-acre property near Creemore. The artists (and now farmers) built it after moving here in 2013. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Landscape Art

Jun 22, 2021

How artists Sara Sniderhan and Peter Mitchell rendered their vision for family living in Mulmur.

Field Notes for Spring 2021

Mar 31, 2021

What to plant, read, wear this spring.

Food + Drink Spring 2021

Mar 31, 2021

We’re tracking family-sized meals, vegetarian tacos and gourmet doughnuts.

Jewelry maker Kristin Evensen at work in her Orangeville studio. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Kristin Evensen

Mar 31, 2021

This Orangeville artist strings together her Anishnaabe heritage and contemporary design in every pair of earrings she makes.

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.