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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

The Backyard Office

Jun 24, 2022

Work-from-home studios are having a moment, driven in part by pandemic trends; newbies and veterans alike speak to the merits of a space of one’s own.

Green Thumb, All Heart

Jun 24, 2022

A typical day for Nishan Kooner of 10 and 10 Garden Centre revolves around helping customers find the right plants – all while raising funds for Ukraine.

Food + Drink Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022

Map out a season of good eating with Parisian-style pastries, creamy coconut yogurt and on-farm adventures.

Meet the Maker: Sean Singh

Jun 24, 2022

How a woodcarver finds his flow while crafting handsome – and durable – utensils and charcuterie boards.

Local Buys: Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022

Artful coasters, feel-good skincare and adorable hand soaps.

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.

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.