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Autumn 2009

High Stakes in the High County

Sep 16, 2009 | Tim Shuff | Environment

The Highland Companies, a U.S.-based investment syndicate, has assembled 9,500 acres, most of it in Melancthon, but many people in the community, led by NDACT, worry about the future of their farmland and water resources.

The School on the Hill: 125th Anniversary of ODSS

Sep 16, 2009 | LeslieGodfrey | Community

As Orangeville District Secondary School celebrates its 125th anniversary, a teacher looks back fondly at the storied past of the region’s first high school.

Open Air Open Minds

Sep 16, 2009 | Liz Beatty | Back Issues

Learning comes naturally for students of Belfountain Public School’s eco-focused curriculum.

Photography instructor Kathleen Rogers offers advice to Shannon Brown (left) and Samantha Moody. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Caledon Kids Get Creative

Sep 15, 2009 | Michele Green | Back Issues

For more than 40 summers CACY has been introducing local kids to their artistic sides. The CACY Fine Arts Show, granddaddy of the local fall art shows, helps make it all possible.

Nancy Turner ~ Where do we go now? recycled woven ontario map 6" x 6" x 9"

Festival Art Show

Sep 15, 2009 | In The Hills | Back Issues

Fall in the hills has become synonymous with the Headwaters Arts Festival – and its headline event, the Festival Art Show & Sale. This year’s juried show features 35 local artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers and fabric artists.

Marianne Breadner works with youth on matters of gender identity. With a masters degree in social work, she has been a driving force behind the promotion of diversity in Headwaters. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Dufferin’s Living Library

Sep 15, 2009 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

How You Walk The Line: An advance stroll through Dufferin’s Living Library

Hot Potatoes

Sep 15, 2009 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Departments | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

They see a community and way of life lost, profits from local labour flowing south, and their exceptional farmland and water resources disappearing into a very, very large hole in the ground.

Letters – Our readers write: Autum 2009

Sep 15, 2009 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Departments | Letters, Our Readers Write

Out of the Shadows Thank you for addressing the abysmal lack of funding for mental illness in Dufferin County. Not only was Jeff Rollings’ article, “Shadowland” (summer/09), a well-researched, well-documented and appropriately titled article, but Shelagh Armstrong’s illustration has created a truly wonderful visual image of the suffering associated with mental health issues. So few people know…

Confection, Congestion and Electrification

Sep 15, 2009 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science.

Chris Rogers ~ January

Chris Rogers

Sep 15, 2009 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue

Chris Rogers was able to pursue her Time and Place Project – a study of a single spot in the woods over the course of year.

Cider House Rules

Sep 15, 2009 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Tom Wilson and Nicole Judge should not have had to endure four years of administrative tomfoolery to establish Spirit Tree Estate, their cidery, bakery and local food shop.

Spinach and leek soup

Cooler days Warmer food

Sep 15, 2009 | Sandra Cranston-Corradini | Back Issues | Departments | Food | The Country Cook

Our main course, a succulent leg of lamb, takes advantage of the season’s apple harvest. We suggest serving this meal with roasted root vegetables.

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