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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

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.

Game Whiz: Coulter Baker, 24, Melancthon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Game Whiz: Coulter Baker

Nov 20, 2018

Melancthon’s Coulter Baker is a professional game designer – and Sheridan educator.

Change Artist: Jayde Lavoie, 20, Alton. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Change Artist: Jayde Lavoie

Nov 20, 2018

Alton’s Jayde Lavoie studies at the University of Ottawa, majoring in conflict studies and human rights with a minor in Indigenous studies.

Rights Fighter: Jessica Mason, 21, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Rights Fighter: Jessica Mason

Nov 20, 2018

Mono’s Jessica Mason is a Queen’s University gender studies student who also works with at-risk youth in Kingston.

Organic Grower: Jordan Tilley, 24, Hillsburgh. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Organic Grower: Jordan Tilley

Nov 20, 2018

Jordan Tilley is a dedicated organic farmer at Everdale farm in Hillsburgh.

Autism Advocate: Jordyn Pallet, 15, Mono. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Autism Advocate: Jordyn Pallett

Nov 20, 2018

Mono’s Jordyn Pallett writes an insightful blog about his life by pointing to letters on a transparent alphabet sheet.

Fashion Eye: Rowenna James, 17, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Fashion Eye: Rowenna James

Nov 20, 2018

Orangeville’s Rowenna James channels her passion for art, painting and fashion into her one-of-a-kind upcycled denim pieces.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna, 13, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna

Nov 20, 2018

Rylee McKenna and her mom run Orangeville’s Strong Girls Club, which focuses on confidence building, mindfulness and women’s rights.

Field Notes for Winter 2018

Nov 20, 2018

All-Day breakfast, Seven Fallen Feathers, an Orangeville classic is closing and what is more fun than a salad bar?

Field Notes for Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018

What to see, do, try this fall.

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.