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Ken Weber

Caledon writer Ken Weber’s best-selling Five Minute Mysteries series is published in 22 languages. Ken is also the Historic Hills columnist and puzzle meister for this magazine and has a loyal following here in the hills.

Kitty Wells and Conway Twitty were two of the many country music superstars who played at Rock Hill Park in its heyday. Photo Courtesy Museum of Dufferin Archives.

The Phenomenon that was Rock Hill Park

Jun 24, 2022

A booming mecca of down-home entertainment once brought thousands of happy visitors to the heart of Mulmur Township.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022

Try riddles at the Alton Fair, meet Chester the cowboy and find seven sections.

Orangeville’s “Stolen” Election

Mar 29, 2022

Angry crowds, a mishandled ballot box, cries of voter suppression and a legal challenge rocked the election for Orangeville’s reeve in 1909.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2022

Mar 29, 2022

The Inglewood fence, the answer is in the letters and rhyming outside the box.

Free Calendars at Christmas

Nov 29, 2021

Collecting calendars was once a seasonal ritual on main street.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2021

Nov 29, 2021

The prevaricating robots, follow the arrows and what to name the kids.

Stories in the Stones

Sep 24, 2021

Murder, Hollywood intrigue and heroic deaths are among the tales that lurk on tombstones in cemeteries from Bolton to Horning’s Mills.

‘Spooks’ In the Hills

Sep 24, 2021

In 1930, a series of strange physical disturbances led a family to abandon their farm in Mulmur Township. Was a spirit at work? A poltergeist? Was it real?

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2021

Sep 24, 2021

A mobile fish market, sock drawer and sweet seven anagram.

The Ford Model T Coupe was popular among country doctors for, among other reasons, an enclosed cabin that would protect them from the elements when making house calls.

The Auto Takes Hold

Jun 22, 2021

In less than two decades automobiles grew from curiosity to commonplace in these hills.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Marking time at the Jolly Morphology Club, a math journey with options and nouns from the outer edge.

Huge crowds filled every community on Orangemen’s Day. In Caledon East, c.1900, the Ontario Hotel had to install extra balcony supports for this group photo. Photo courtesy Doris Porter.

The Orange and the Green: A Legacy of Distrust

Mar 31, 2021

Animus between Protestants and Catholics brewed among early settlers in Headwaters.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2021

Mar 31, 2021

From the office window, riddling in Redickville and the prevaricating paddlers.

Alexander McLachlan (1818–96) In 1890, this portrait was presented to McLachlan at a tribute dinner. In 1967, it was reportedly found in rubble behind the furnace at the Orangeville Public Library.

Alexander McLachlan: Our Forgotten Poet

Nov 24, 2020

A century ago Alexander McLachlan was one of the best known citizens of these hills, widely admired, respected and praised for his poetry. Today hardly anyone has heard of him. How did this happen?

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Test your recall with our Christmas crafts, 7 to 4 and build your own zoo.

Settlers in the 19th century came here to farm, and to do that they had to clear the trees. Photo by iStock 1038960850.

The Trees Had to Go!

Sep 18, 2020

Settlers in the 19th century came here to farm, and to do that they had to clear the trees. Their success with that was thorough and dramatic. So was the impact on the landscape.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

Anagram a selection of four-letter words, know your colours and fill the empty triangle.

Rising to the Occasion

Jun 25, 2020

Facing a crisis was part of daily life for the settlers of these hills and they had no outside help to see them through. What they depended on instead was inner strength, creativity, resources at hand and good neighbours.

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