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Getting It Together

Getting It Together

Sep 20, 2022 | Emily Dickson

Why the obsession with organizing is growing and what we’re looking for under all that mess

Technical director Lisa Lahue at work in Theatre Orangeville’s East Garafraxa production shop.

Jigsaws and Routers and Drills, Oh My!

Sep 20, 2022 | Emily Dickson | A Day in the Life

Theatre Orangeville’s technical director, Lisa Lahue, gets her hands dirty as she helps create the imagined worlds that enchant theatregoers.

Illustration by Shelagh Armstrong

How Will Our Kids Align Their Stars?

Sep 20, 2022 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s such a familiar question. We throw it out to the littlest of our littles, as early as age three or four, once their interests start to sparkle.

Writer Gail Grant estimates that over a year the packaging for the tiny monthly pill she takes would fill a wheelbarrow.

A Hard Pill to Swallow

Sep 20, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Getting the pill out of the package is just the first irritation with prescription meds.

Architects Jan and Ivana Benda’s Mulmur home, Bluepine, sits on a slope against a forested backdrop.

Open House

Sep 20, 2022 | Alison McGill | At Home in the Hills

For two architects who built thriving careers in Czechoslovakia, Canada and China, a contemporary home set against the sweeping vistas of Mulmur’s Pine River valley is their paradise found.

A Puzzling Conclusion Fall 2022

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Try your hand at euchre, name some newborns and identify a dozen animals – plus a few extra brain teasers

How Food Found the Path to a Community’s Heart

Sep 20, 2022 | Ellie Eberlee

From the farmers’ market to the food truck, Rasmi’s Falafel has become a familiar name in Orangeville, sharing a ‘sunny taste of Syria’ since 2016

Cheryl Russel

Sep 14, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Cheryl Russel says her father inspired her interest in local politics and “made it clear that he expected me to pay attention.”

The Backyard Office

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt

Work-from-home studios are having a moment, driven in part by pandemic trends; newbies and veterans alike speak to the merits of a space of one’s own.

Affordable Housing Out of Reach

Jun 24, 2022 | Jeff Rollings

Owning a home, or even managing rising rental costs, is becoming farther and farther beyond the means of many working people in Headwaters.

“If somebody goes out and rips up a big mess, he’s got to go over it two or three times more than I would to level it,” says Daryl. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Daryl Hostrawser: Canadian Champion Plower

Jun 24, 2022 | Anthony Jenkins

After waiting and practising for two long Covid years, it’s time to head to Ireland to compete in the World Ploughing Championship.

Green Thumb, All Heart

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Back Issues

A typical day for Nishan Kooner of 10 and 10 Garden Centre revolves around helping customers find the right plants – all while raising funds for Ukraine.

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