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Liz Beatty

Liz Beatty is an award-winning feature writer and regular contributor to National Geographic Travel magazine, books and blogs, among others. She writes frequently about sustainable travel themes. Previously Liz headed up communications for some of travel’s most enviable brands. More recently, she’s hosted and produced Native Traveler, a national travel and culture show on SiriusXM Canada Talks. Her show moves to the Entertainment One (eOne) podcast network this spring. Native Traveler recently won gold, bronze and first finalist honours in the radio broadcast category of the North American Travel Journalists Association Awards. Liz lives with her family in Brimstone, Caledon.

The annual Fire & Ice Festival culminates with a giant bonfire at Alton Mill Arts Centre. Courtesy Alton Mill.

Reimagining Tourism

Mar 26, 2018 |

Can sharing our way of life help sustain it?

Meet Harry Posner

Sep 16, 2017 |

Dufferin County’s first poet laureate waxes eloquent on reclaiming the power of words and uniting our local arts community.

Joie de vivre: National dance competitors and Caledon Dance Center instructors David Valenzuela and Corina Pirvuica. Photos © Ray Vella.

Ballroom Dancing Spins Through Caledon

Mar 20, 2017 |

A beginner’s ode to getting into the ballroom dancing groove.

Duha Al Hariri arrived with her parents and two siblings in Orangeville via a refugee camp in Jordan this past summer. A year earlier, a bomb hit her Syrian village, killing her four-year-old brother, Basil. Duha and her brothers, Laith, 2, and Mamdouh, 11, are settling well into the area and the future is looking bright for the nine-year-old. Photo by James MacDonald.

Syrian Refugees in Headwaters

Nov 22, 2016 |

Each Syrian refugee settling in the hills arrives with hope for a safer life. Here we meet some of them, along with the locals who are lending hands – and hearts.

Longtime resident Brenda Dolling takes a rare break in front of the property’s heritage barn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Many Parts Make a Whole Village

Jun 20, 2016 |

Caledon’s first ecovillage celebrates 10 years of sustainable living.

Fantastic Cities: The book has sold more than a quarter million copies worldwide since August.

Fantastic Cities: The Fine Art of Colouring Books for Adults

Nov 25, 2015 |

Drawing prolifically and with no limitations, McDonald delved deeply into his fascination with big-perspective, architectural subjects.

The Golden Country Classics Band by Rosemary Hasner

Playing from the Heart

Nov 25, 2015 |

The Golden Country Classics Band keeps old-time, toe-tapping music alive in the hills.

Students at Erin District High School practise battle choreography for this spring’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe under the guidance of drama teacher Stephen Sherry. “The arts are underestimated in what they do for students,” he says. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Showtime!

Mar 23, 2015 |

The Big Life Lessons of a High School Play

Back row : Jacklyn Hancock (left) and Julia Poletto. Front row, from left : Nicola Meyer, Cameron Courtney, Meagan Cooper, Ricky Schaede, Emily Haws.

Club Art

Sep 11, 2014 |

The words “High on Art” dominate this happy mayhem, and so they should.

Under the benevolent stewardship of owner Chris Peddle, The Gauntlet has become a kind of town hall for the burgeoning local fanboy community. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Orangeville Fanboys

Sep 11, 2014 |

For these brainiacs, it’s a comic book world.

O Tannenbaum

Nov 19, 2013 |

Pam McGugan’s Christmas tree is bejewelled with more than 2,000 ornaments and just as many precious memories.

The Art of the Non-Artist

Sep 11, 2013 |

For a busy Caledon art conservator, delicately recapturing the truth of an artist’s vision is a calling that combines art and science.

The moss-covered stonewall corridor

Ruin in the Woods

Jul 24, 2013 |

Midway, a squared stone tower reached up to the forest canopy. The filtered bits of light from above, the impossible green of the deep forest, the mystery of what and who…

Fly Fishing in the Hills

Movers and Groovers

Jun 19, 2013 |

Having just mated, bugs begin dropping dead on the river and at precisely 9:10, Rob ties his fly and announces he’s going to fish.

Double Bass Dreams

Jun 17, 2013 |

There’s nothing more exciting than the chemistry of getting in a room and playing with people.

From Headwaters to Ulster

Apr 8, 2013 |

Off the beaten path, a quick list of some lesser-known must see, do, and stay tips.

Ulster Bound

Mar 31, 2013 |

A trip to explore their Irish roots brings three generations closer to their Caledon home.

Alysha Muir and platter of succulent roasted ribs. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Reading, writing and … roasted ribs?

Aug 17, 2012 |

At Bolton’s St. Michael Secondary School, the hickory stick has been replaced with a baguette, and Chef Gallo is calling the tune.

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.