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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

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.

Local Buys: Spring 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Fixate on florals this spring – fresh, preserved and, yes, paper.

A New Heritage

Mar 31, 2021

How a young family is reimagining an 1885 Erin farmhouse for a long, happy life.

Hailey McLarty and Shyanne Wharton-Haines Ricci (left) organized the June 14 Shelburne Black Lives Matter march. Sisters Seanna (left) and Makenna Thomas (right), were behind the Orangeville march the same day and walked with little sister Emma. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The New Hope: Local Black Lives Matter Organizers

Nov 24, 2020

These four young women (plus one younger sister) were the moving force behind two crucial local social justice marches – one in Orangeville and one in Shelburne.

Field Notes for Winter 2020

Nov 24, 2020

What to hear, do, play this winter.

Local Buys: Winter 2020

Nov 24, 2020

What we’re shopping for this winter in Headwaters.

Food + Drink Winter 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Comfort foods: Ghanaian goodness, pies at your door, and fresh Indian fare.

Home Game

Nov 24, 2020

A backyard rink is just one of the deft holiday moves NHL linesman Shandor Alphonso and his wife, Jacelyn, make for their young boys at home.

Field Notes for Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

Garden sharing, “minimonies”, and the show must go on this fall.

Food + Drink Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

Appetite for adventure: Moveable feasts and sweet diversions.

Local Buys: Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

What we’re shopping for this autumn in Headwaters.

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.