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Laura LaRocca

A freelance writer and mother of five, Laura LaRocca lives in Laurel.

Robin Blakely (left) and Hailey Harrigan show off the plates made by wood turner Jim Lorriman and inscribed with their stories. As members of Shed the Light, the young women tell their personal stories at local schools to reassure other young people who struggle with mental health that they are not alone. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Art & Therapy of Storytelling

Mar 23, 2015

Two young women and three artists combine efforts to shine a light on mental health.

Jean François Thibault and Jo-Anne St. Godard want their son, Noah, to understand and respect the differences among cultures. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ces étudiants parlent Français

Sep 11, 2014

Opportunities for local public school students to study in French have increased significantly.

Robin Berger

Nov 18, 2012

Local Hero: Robin Berger has helped give a healthy start to thousands of babies in our community.

Brandy Robinson initiated the Human Library to raise awareness about the richness and strengths of diversity in the local community. Photo by Pete Paterson

Brandy Robinson

Nov 21, 2011

Local Hero: Brandy Robinson initiated the Human Library to raise awareness about the richness and strengths of diversity in the local community.

Textbooks and Toddlers

Mar 24, 2011

There are strollers in the halls and moms in the classroom at ODSS, thanks to an innovative program that gives young parents a chance to complete their secondary school education. High school gives Rae Hiltz a break from her children and the demands of motherhood. “All mothers need that time,” she says. “And my time…

Bundle of Joy?

Mar 21, 2010

Babies arrive trailing clouds of happy expectations. But often those first few months can be anything but a joyful experience. Fortunately, this region is rich in programs to help mothers cope.

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.