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The Year in Music: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Scott Bruyea

Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians.

Robin works with archivist Alison Hird to document the Howard family heirlooms and papers in the dining room of her Caledon home. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Illuminating the Past: Personal History

Nov 20, 2018 | Kira Wronska Dorward

How private archivist Alison Hird’s work is helping one family reflect on their personal history – and preserve it for the future.

Curator Sarah Robinson (left) and archivist Laura Camilleri between the rolling shelves that house historic documents in the Museum of Dufferin. Laura and Sarah encourage people to talk to them about possible museum donations. “It’s the stories that help us decide what’s vital,” says Sarah. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Behind the Scenes at Museum of Dufferin

Nov 20, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Heritage

What makes your old family heirlooms or bric-a-brac museum-worthy? It’s all in the story they tell.

Winterheart 2018 Detail, 18" x 14" Acrylic on canvas ~ by Ricky Schaede

Ricky Schaede

Nov 20, 2018 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Fascinated with the mysteries and origins of the universe, Ricky says, “It is my hope to reconcile scientific thinking with spiritual imagination.”

Finding Traction on the Backroads

Nov 20, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

You made up your mind between one or the other when you turned 16 and you drove that make for the rest of your life. If you drove a Toyota into town, as I did, you would be watched …

Barry Young works on a pepper mill at a lathe in his Alton workshop. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Barry Young

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

This Alton woodturner’s Spinning Tree Co. pieces are as artful as they are utilitarian.

Holiday Picks

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Gifts and sips for the season.

The Art of the Blacksmith

Sep 18, 2018 | James MacDonald

Dedicated artisans keep the art and craft of metalworking alive, from historical artifacts and statues to decorative architectural railings.

Ruth Maude - Have You Ever Seen Such a Perfect Day? -16" x 16" encaustic

True Colours: Headwaters Arts

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills

A taste of what to expect from the 54 exceptional artists from across Headwaters and beyond.

A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Opera.

Opera 101

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant

Opera singing is a taxing physical feat, requiring a strong diaphragm, great lung power and breath control, and healthy vocal cords.

This Is Venice 2017 40" x 40" • Acrylic on canvas ~ by Emilia Perri

Emilia Perri

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Emilia Perri’s latest works evolved from a recent 375-kilometre canoe adventure on the Yukon River – a trip made possible by the Reed T. Cooper Visual Arts Award she received in 2016.

The View from the Top

Sep 18, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

People seldom bother you when you are up 20 feet painting an eavestrough, just as they don’t come near you when you are beekeeping or forking steamy piles of manure.

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