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Summer 2011

Priceless for potatoes: The quarry would be in the heart of the Honeywood plateau, a parcel of exceptional vegetable land twice the size of Holland Marsh. The area’s farmers have their own reasons to love the porous limestone that lies not far below their prized Honeywood Loam: it’s what drains the soil while reducing the need to irrigate by wicking moisture from below. Add to that a high elevation, cool climate and virtually f at, stonefree acreage, and it’s heaven for spuds – a combination they say can’t be found anywhere else. Photo Bryan Davies

Birth of a Protest

Jun 16, 2011 | Tim Shuff | Environment

This spring, when The Highland Companies filed its application for a 2,316-acre limestone quarry, a small rural protest caught the big wave.

Melancthon Mega Quarry
by the Numbers

Jun 16, 2011 | Tim Shuff | Environment

This spring, when The Highland Companies filed its application for a 2,316-acre limestone quarry, a small rural protest caught the big wave.

The South Mulmur Shakespeare Study Group: back row, Gordon Morton, Anne Corkett, Huntly Christie, Jo Harrison, Cecily Ross, Maureen Bixley, Brian Bixley. front row, seated Nancy Woods, John Harrison, Shelagh Roberts, Jane Cooper, Gary Corlett, Eleanor Corlett, Penny Lewis. Photo by Pete Paterson

Reading Shakespeare in Mulmur

Jun 16, 2011 | Cecily Ross | Back Issues

“Shakespeare is hard,” said Brian (quoting the Irish critic Fintan O’Toole) “but so is life.”

Shakespeare at The Alton Mill

The Bard Visits the Mill

Jun 16, 2011 | Michele Green | Back Issues

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…
Step right up to see the amazing, zany, dark, chaotic and upside-down farce: The Comedy of Errors.

Brutus the swan

Brutus and Lou

Jun 16, 2011 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

The amazing but true tale of an innocent fish man, a loyal swan, a vindictive queen, and the triumph of true love.

Shirley Bartlett, I Choose Life, mixed media 30" x 30"

Ways of Seeing

Jun 16, 2011 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

five artists | five subjects | twenty-five paintings
How many ways are there to paint a picture?

Baseball shirt, bar, ball and mitt

Baseball Memories

Jun 16, 2011 | Ken Weber | Leisure

When baseball fever swept North America in the late nineteenth century, the good people of these hills signed on, but they embraced the game with a unique, local flair.

Firefighter at Sunset

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer Firefighter

Jun 16, 2011 | Brandon Muir | Back Issues

A simple “click” is sometimes all it takes. Somebody is having a bad day. That “click” is the emergency radio channel, XJI 799, coming on line.

Babycakes with friend. Photo by Rosemary Hasner

Eat Your Heart Out, Dr. Seuss!

Jun 16, 2011 | Monica Duncan | Back Issues

Alpacas like llamas, prudently dole out kisses. After a quick assessment, they’ll smooch you right on the lips.

Letters – Our readers write: Summer 2011

Jun 16, 2011 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Departments | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the SUMMER 2011 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Snakes in the Grass

Washing, wages, wax and worms

Jun 16, 2011 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

A review of recent studies suggests many amoebae have sex! Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.

Nevis Series “St. Kitt’s Races #10” 14" x 17"

Pam Purves

Jun 16, 2011 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

Like all impressionistic art, soft-focus photography takes the obvious out of commonplace objects and draws attention to more fundamental elements.

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