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The Learning Journey

Mar 24, 2020 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

As I watch Adrian’s pencil continue across the page, I’m thinking about the messiness of learning in this period of his life.

The New Normal: Pill Dispensers and Replacement Parts

Mar 24, 2020 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Somehow I thought growing old would take longer.

Activist Brenda Dolling has always been a woman ahead of her time.

Brenda Dolling

Mar 24, 2020 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Originally an elementary school teacher, Brenda encouraged her students to think critically about issues, including politics.

Tidy hedges and hostas frame the storybook Erin home Lia and Alex chose as their new nest. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Making Magic at Home

Mar 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt | At Home in the Hills

A couple spruces up an Erin house, creating a dreamy space for their two daughters to grow up in.

Puzzles

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Overheard at Glen Eagle, deadlock at the Alton Fair Board and more squares than you think.

Local Heroes 2019

Nov 22, 2019 | In The Hills | Local Heroes

People are at the heart of every story in our hills, and we can be proud of having some of the very finest among us.

The Monday Night at the Movies committee (l–r): Sharon O’Donovan, Janet VanderPloeg, Robina Lord-Stafford, Andrea Stewart, Brenda Stephen, Pam Church. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Monday Night at the Movies

Nov 22, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

Six women carry on a 20-year history of bringing exceptional, independent film to Orangeville.

Andrew and Juli-Anne James are the arts boosters behind the Streams Community Hub for kids in Shelburne. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Art with Heart: Andrew and Juli-Anne James

Nov 22, 2019 | Tony Reynolds | Local Heroes

The founders of Streams Community Hub in Shelburne believe every child deserves a chance to tap into their creative side.

Sharon Morden and Raccoon (since adopted) of Feral Cat Rescue in Melancthon. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Catwoman to the Rescue: Sharon Morden

Nov 22, 2019 | Elaine Anselmi | Local Heroes

The founder of Feral Cat Rescue in Melancthon gives feral felines a new lease on life.

Jennifer Payne (left) and Marci Lipman dream big for Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Local Food Champions: Marci Lipman and Jennifer Payne

Nov 22, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

This duo brings Dufferin’s farmers together with foodies, chefs, students and families.

Ellen Downey (here with RCMP retiree Walsh) is the force behind the Youthdale Riding Program in Hockley Valley. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Horse Power: Ellen Downey

Nov 22, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

At her Youthdale Riding Program in Hockley Valley, kids learn a lot more than how to ride.

Activist Nancy Urekar has hoisted a sign and marched along Broadway in Orangeville every Friday at noon since January. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Cause for Commotion: Nancy Urekar

Nov 22, 2019 | Elaine Anselmi | Local Heroes

Local climate change activist pounds the Orangeville pavement weekly to get her message out.

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