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Winter 2009

The Year in Books: 2009

Nov 15, 2009 | Tracey Fockler | Back Issues

Our annual year-end review of new books. A special thanks to BookLore for its support — and a very happy birthday for its 20th anniversary in 2010.

The Year in Music: 2009

Nov 15, 2009 | Lisa Watson | Back Issues

For an average price of $20, for anything from eight tracks of epic electric guitar to ten total hits that deserve to be widely celebrated, I give you the poets and princes of music in the hills.

Coming of Age in the Sixties

Nov 15, 2009 | Catherine Gildiner | Back Issues

The sun was resting on the limestone cliff, setting it ablaze. I squinted at the orange embers on the rock wall, but the reflection was so glaring, I had to look away. My childhood too had gone up in flames.

Women's Institute

Women’s Institute: For Home and Country

Nov 15, 2009 | Ken Weber | Heritage

The Women’s Institute has been called the most effective women’s organization ever – with good reason. For over a century, the WI has been welcoming, educating, challenging, improving, supporting and “getting things done.”

Jade Scognamillo

Heroes Among Us

Nov 15, 2009 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

Once again this year, we profile ten exceptional “local heroes,” citizens whose extraordinary commitment and service make these hills a better place to live for all of us. We also offer our annual review of books and CDs by the writers, illustrators and musicians in our midst.

Lazy, seedy, devious and stay-at-home

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

Border Thaw “Climate change has led to the introduction of one of the world’s first ‘mobile borders,’ between Switzerland and Italy. The border was originally defined according to where the…

Roslyn Levin ~ Ripe Pears

Roslyn Levin

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

The key is simplicity, elegance, beauty, & serenity.

The Bolton Kinsmen

Nov 15, 2009 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

In the early spring of 1967, the Stanley Cup playoffs…held the attention of hockey fans everywhere in these hills. Except in Bolton.


Nov 15, 2009 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Environment | Headwaters Sketchbook

Location: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Date: January 9 Time: 10am Weather: Calm and snowy, -2 C It begins: Huge snowflakes spiral down through still air, forming another clean page on…

Country Cook: Hearty Fare for a Winter’s Eve

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

Our Country Cook, Sandra Cranston-Corradini, serves up eggplant lasagna, chicken with lemon and fennel and chocolate volcano.

Downey’s Estate Winery

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

The biggest barrier to fruit wines is getting people to try them. That’s why winery manager Ed Roy is happy to have visitors spend time at the tasting bar. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2009

Nov 15, 2009 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue | Leisure | Puzzles

A dots and lines challenge, a phoney insurance claim and flying low over King Road.

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