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Winter 2012

Volume 19 Number 4

Granny Flat – Return of Spirit

Nov 18, 2012 | John Denison | Back Issues

His grandmother was sitting at Thelma’s kitchen table drinking hot chocolate. There was a cup for him and the plate of peanut butter cookies had been ravaged.

The Year In Music

The Year in Music: 2012

Nov 18, 2012 | Lisa Watson | Back Issues

Here are the highlights from this year’s local music scene. Listen up!

Dear Santa I can explain

Tradition

Nov 18, 2012 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Departments | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

This is the issue in which we pay tribute to our Local Heroes, some of the extraordinary people whose commitment to community make life better for all of us here in the hills.

Letters – Our readers write: Winter 2012

Nov 17, 2012 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Departments | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the WINTER 2012 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Prizes, propaganda and pollination

Nov 17, 2012 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

“Macdonald spoke on April 27, 1885. He noted that the definition of ‘persons’ should be broadened to include women, this being a half century before the deed would finally be done by the famous Person’s case of 1929.

Effervescent birdseye maple and black walnut salad bowl

Jim Lorriman

Nov 17, 2012 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

Jim crafts his pieces from fallen branches and other found wood, including remnants of docks, flooring and window frames.

Our Favourite Picks for Winter 2012

Nov 17, 2012 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Community | Departments | In Every Issue | Must Do

Our favourite picks for winter, must attend, must frolic in the snow and must get creative.

A Reliable Source of Suspect Information

Nov 17, 2012 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

For the longest time I had the gnawing feeling that something was happening somewhere and I didn’t know about it.

Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, whose arrogant misreading of the political situation had helped bring about the 1837 uprising, issued a proclamation offering a £1ooo reward for capture of Mackenzie.

How William Lyon Mackenzie Escaped Through Caledon …or Not!

Nov 17, 2012 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

They were smuggled food by a local farmer’s wife who, knowing she was being watched, would tie packages of food to her crinolines and go for a walk.

Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, whose arrogant misreading of the political situation had helped bring about the 1837 uprising, issued a proclamation offering a £1ooo reward for capture of Mackenzie.

The Rebellion of 1837: Not Just Montgomery’s Tavern

Nov 17, 2012 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

The rebellion in Upper Canada finally got British authorities to look into what was upsetting the colonies.

Aidan, Nancy and Jamie harvest the leek crop. Photo by Rosemary Hasner.

Am Braigh Farm: Farming on the Back Side of the Calendar

Nov 17, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Jamie bought Am Braigh’s three acres and broken-down old farmhouse in 1992. His aunt came up with the name, which is Gaelic for “higher ground,” relating both to his property and his spiritual leanings.

John Paterson strikes a pose during a Qigong demonstration at October’s Weekend in the Woods at Hockley Valley Resort. Photo by Rosemary Hasner

Qigong: Going with the Flow

Nov 16, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Qigong involves repeating exercises – some very simple and others much more rigourous – meant to get chi flowing. Specific exercises affect different areas of the body, allowing a practitioner to focus on particular problems and self-heal.

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