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.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2022Nov 20, 2022
Here are some fun challenges to warm up the brain cells this winter! Crack some codes, think outside the circle and spot the misfit letters to solve these new puzzles.
The Rise and Fall of the Rural Post OfficeSep 20, 2022
Before rural mail delivery was established in the early 1900s, nearly every village and hamlet in these hills had a post office.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2022Sep 20, 2022
Try your hand at euchre, name some newborns and identify a dozen animals – plus a few extra brain teasers
The Phenomenon that was Rock Hill ParkJun 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 2022Jun 24, 2022
Try riddles at the Alton Fair, meet Chester the cowboy and find seven sections.
Orangeville’s “Stolen” ElectionMar 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 2022Mar 29, 2022
The Inglewood fence, the answer is in the letters and rhyming outside the box.
Free Calendars at ChristmasNov 29, 2021
Collecting calendars was once a seasonal ritual on main street.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2021Nov 29, 2021
The prevaricating robots, follow the arrows and what to name the kids.
Stories in the StonesSep 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 HillsSep 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 2021Sep 24, 2021
A mobile fish market, sock drawer and sweet seven anagram.
The Auto Takes HoldJun 22, 2021
In less than two decades automobiles grew from curiosity to commonplace in these hills.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2021Jun 22, 2021
Marking time at the Jolly Morphology Club, a math journey with options and nouns from the outer edge.
The Orange and the Green: A Legacy of DistrustMar 31, 2021
Animus between Protestants and Catholics brewed among early settlers in Headwaters.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2021Mar 31, 2021
From the office window, riddling in Redickville and the prevaricating paddlers.
Alexander McLachlan: Our Forgotten PoetNov 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 2020Nov 24, 2020
Test your recall with our Christmas crafts, 7 to 4 and build your own zoo.