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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

Take kids on a walk with purpose and look for cottontail tracks. Photo by Imgorthand / Istockphoto.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Nov 22, 2017

Embrace the season with snow tubing, tuning into nature or warming up indoors with a zany DIY parlour game.

Gabian and Bentley Randeraad with the Grinch. Photo by Femke Photography.

Our Favourite Picks for Winter 2017

Nov 22, 2017

Must stitch and read, must pose with the Grinch and must see Theatre Orangeville’s The Last Christmas Turkey!


Airbnb and Other Home-sharing Companies Have Landed in Headwaters

Sep 16, 2017

Here’s how to find the log cabin, country estate or yurt of your dreams – for at least one night.

Steps from this quiet log cabin you’ll find waterfalls and hiking trails. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

So You Want to Be a Home-share Host?

Sep 16, 2017

If guests find a property sub-standard, they rarely keep their disappointment to themselves. Negative online reviews can scupper your business for weeks and months to come.

6 Things We Learned from Terry O’Reilly

Jun 29, 2017

Our hour with Terry O’Reilly whizzed by and here are six of his key messages about marketing for small businesses.

Drum-maker Jamie Andrews invites customers to try out various drums at his workshop because it’s important the character of the drum suits the drummer. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Hit Your Rhythm with Drumming

Mar 20, 2017

How to join a drumming circle and reap the benefits of drumming, which include decreasing stress and anxiety.

Hiking through a section of the Oak Ridges Moraine is a highlight of the YMCA's summer camp at Cedar Glen. Photo courtesy YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre.

Summer Camps in the Hills

Mar 20, 2017

Whether your child loves the arts, riding, sports or campfire singing, here’s how to find the perfect summer camp in Erin, Caledon, Orangeville and area.

Rosemont General Store’s Butter Chicken. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Frozen Food Heats Up

Sep 16, 2016

Put a Chef in Your Freezer! Locally made prepared foods make frozen dinners a hot option when there’s no time to cook.

Soba noodle salad at Euphoria. Photo by Pete Paterson.

$5 Lunch

Jun 20, 2016

12 Local Lunches for $5 or Less – Fill up without turning to fast food

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.