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Jeff Rollings

Jeff Rollings is a freelance writer living in Caledon.

Affordable Housing Out of Reach

Jun 24, 2022

Owning a home, or even managing rising rental costs, is becoming farther and farther beyond the means of many working people in Headwaters.

Forever Gift: Community Foundations

Mar 29, 2022

Community foundations in Caledon and Dufferin perpetuate a donor’s legacy and help stabilize a charity’s funding. Win, win.

Valerie (left) and Shannon McGrady. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Inspired by Matthew: Valerie and Shannon McGrady

Nov 29, 2021

The mother-daughter duo advocated for Orangeville’s new Bravery Park – which honours all military personnel, including their late son and brother.

Jim Waddington. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Stand Tall: Jim Waddington

Nov 29, 2021

Meet one of the driving forces behind Orangeville’s annual Celebrate Your Awesome event, a salute to pride and diversity in Dufferin County.

Phone Friends: TeleCheck Volunteers. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Phone Friends: TeleCheck Volunteers

Nov 29, 2021

We salute three longtime volunteers with TeleCheck, a free telephone check-in service for people older than 55 who are living in their own homes.

Lena Bruce (left), Dr Charlie Joyce and Darlene Fitzpatrick in front of the Headwaters Health Care Centre Covid-19 assessment centre. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Call of Duty: Headwaters Health Care Centre

Nov 24, 2020

Manager Lena Bruce, physician Charlie Joyce and nurse Darlene Fitzpatrick kept Headwaters Health Care Centre’s Covid-19 assessment centre going during the pandemic.

Staff and volunteers at Family Transition Place last year, from left to right, back row: Sara Smith, Janice Snow, Janet Taylor, Lynette Pole-Langdon; third row: Travis Greenley, Ashlynne Cameron, Kendra Wassink, Joanne Jordan, Samantha McCabe, Sara Flache, Debbie Cribbis, Diane Vandenberg, Trish Grabb; second row: Femi Oke (on arm of chair), Lyn Allen, Kristy Fearon, Lisa Goodison, Norah Kennedy, Janice Glassford, Andrea Chantree, Laura Moscatiello, Debbie Lahey, Bonnie Waterfield, Donna Buchan, Stephanie Figliomeni; front row: Christina Gonzalez (seated), Kelly Bohonos, Julie Newton, Tiffany McMillan, Courtney Halkett, Cheryl Martin-Goncalves and Keely Horan. Photo by Kelly Lee.

The Need Doesn’t Stop: Family Transition Place

Nov 24, 2020

With everyone stuck together at home during the pandemic, conflicts escalated and this team went into high gear to help new clients.

The Monday Night at the Movies committee (l–r): Sharon O’Donovan, Janet VanderPloeg, Robina Lord-Stafford, Andrea Stewart, Brenda Stephen, Pam Church. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Monday Night at the Movies

Nov 22, 2019

Six women carry on a 20-year history of bringing exceptional, independent film to Orangeville.

Jennifer Payne (left) and Marci Lipman dream big for Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Local Food Champions: Marci Lipman and Jennifer Payne

Nov 22, 2019

This duo brings Dufferin’s farmers together with foodies, chefs, students and families.

Ellen Downey (here with RCMP retiree Walsh) is the force behind the Youthdale Riding Program in Hockley Valley. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Horse Power: Ellen Downey

Nov 22, 2019

At her Youthdale Riding Program in Hockley Valley, kids learn a lot more than how to ride.

Sam Young, the owner and golf professional at Shelburne Golf & Country Club, helps young golfers achieve their dreams. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Golf Guru: Sam Young

Nov 22, 2019

Twenty-six of this Shelburne golfing legend’s students have gone on to university golf scholarships across North America.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in Headwaters

Sep 20, 2019

This article has moved to A Final Choice.

Cathy Timbers and her husband, Blair Marks, in 2016. This year, after a devastating cancer diagnosis, Blair chose medical assistance in dying. Courtesy Cathy Timbers.

A Final Choice

Sep 16, 2019

Crucial considerations on life’s final journey.

Fit Fundraiser: Ryan Hann, 12, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Fit Fundraiser: Ryan Hann

Nov 20, 2018

Orangeville’s Ryan Hann swims 200 laps a day when raising money for the local food bank.

Documentary Devotee: Samantha Penny, 22, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Documentary Devotee: Samantha Penny

Nov 20, 2018

Samantha Penny is working on a Korea-based documentary called Reset, due for release mid-
2019.

Golden Swimmer: Tess Routliffe, 20, Caledon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Golden Swimmer: Tess Routliffe

Nov 20, 2018

Swimmer Tess Routliffe is training for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Karate Kid: Daniel Mustapha, 18, Amaranth. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Karate Kid: Daniel Mustapha

Nov 20, 2018

Amaranth’s Daniel Mustapha is Canada’s 2018 national para champion in karate.

Northern Booster: Jordyn Stafford, 23, Caledon East. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Northern Booster: Jordyn Stafford

Nov 20, 2018

Caledon East’s Jordyn Stafford lives and works as a youth counsellor in the remote community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec.

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.