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Liz Beatty

A regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler, Liz Beatty is a freelance writer and communications consultant living in Brimstone. Check out her blog Special Places In The Hills and share your local favourite place.

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.

Love among the ruins at the Alton Mill

May 18, 2012

Set in the stone ruins under the stars, a rustic summer wedding and vegetarian feast was like a mid-summer night’s dream come true.

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.