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Jeff Rollings

Jeff Rollings is a freelance writer living in Orangeville.

Overall, the positive outweighs the negative. There is a sense of pride and optimism, even excitement, about the future in the now not-so-little town whose motto is, “A people place, a change of pace.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Shelburne: A Town in Transition

Sep 16, 2017

According to Statistics Canada, Shelburne is Ontario’s fastest-growing town – and for residents old and new, that’s mostly a good thing.

Olive Pascal: “There’s some wisdom I like to live my life by – always assume someone is stupid rather than evil. They aren’t doing it on purpose. They’re doing it because they’re misinformed.” Photo by Pete Paterson.

Transgender in Headwaters

Jun 21, 2017

Olive Pascal shares her journey of growing up in Orangeville and coming out to her friends and family – and offers important advice for transgender kids and their parents.

Tess Routliffe, comeback kid. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Tess Routliffe

Nov 22, 2016

Comeback kid

Phil Dewar, cookin' up community. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Phil Dewar

Nov 22, 2016

Cookin’ up community

Janet Horner, the doer. Photo by Pete Paterson. Janet Horner, the doer. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Janet Horner

Nov 22, 2016

The doer

Debra Moore, cancer warrior on horseback. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Debra Moore

Nov 22, 2016

Cancer warrior on horseback

“YOU” Come Together

Nov 22, 2016

“YOU” and likely all of us are 2016 Local Heroes

Hundreds of truckloads of baled recycling materials are shipped out of the Peel Integrated Material Recovery Facility each week to industries who use them in manufacturing. Photo by Pete Paterson.

To Serve and Collect

Sep 16, 2016

An ode to the army who enables our green conscience and takes out the trash.

The Granddaddy of the Blue Box

Sep 16, 2016

The best thing about the blue box is how widely accepted the concept has become and it started right here in Ontario, Canada.

Moving mountains of blue bin contents at Peel’s Material Recovery Facility. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Peel Integrated Material Recovery Facility

Sep 16, 2016

Hundreds of truckloads of baled recycling materials are shipped out of the Peel Integrated Material Recovery Facility each week to industries who use them in manufacturing.

Anthony Jenkins – The Other Eye

Jun 20, 2016

Anthony Jenkins stages a retrospective of his caricatures of the famous and infamous – and finds a new fascination in the faces of the hills.

Local Heroes 2015

Nov 25, 2015

They inspire the best in us, and for their work we can all be thankful.

Ingrid Sproxton

Ingrid Sproxton

Nov 25, 2015

Ingrid is a lifelong learner who went back to school part time to earn a business degree at age 50.

Mary Rose, Dufferin’s Irish Rose. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Mary Rose

Nov 25, 2015

“I hesitate to say I did anything. It has to be all of council working together.”

Jim Lorriman... call him a craftsman. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Jim Lorriman

Nov 25, 2015

The single most important thing I wish to accomplish – is to encourage artists and craftspeople to preserve their craft by making videos spelling out the intricacies of their talent.

Gail Prussky and Satchmo in her Mono studio. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Gail Prussky How not to be a Serial Killer

Sep 11, 2015

The unhinged imagination of Gail Prussky

Childhood of a Galactic Metropolis: NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon.

Places to Grow turns 10

Jun 16, 2015

The Growth Plan was an attempt to rein in the low-density sprawl that was a signature of development in the 1980s and 1990s.

“If I feel like I’m mastering something, then it means it’s time to challenge myself again and do something new,” says novelist-turned-playwright Trevor Cole. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Bill’s Glorious Comeback

Mar 23, 2015

With Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, Trevor Cole brings his 
first novel to the stage, 
and brings his father Bill Cole back to 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.