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Heritage Apple Day in 2018. (Aldergrove Star files)

In-person Heritage Apple Day at Derby Reach unlikely this fall

‘Given the nature of slicing and eating apple in close proximity, it doesn’t look like it will happen’

Heritage Apple Day in 2018. (Aldergrove Star files)
Single Moms Oil Change in 2017. (Aldergrove Star files)

Single Moms Oil Change to be held for first time in more than one year

Free oil change for single parents offered by Acts of Kindness at Church in the Valley on Sunday

Single Moms Oil Change in 2017. (Aldergrove Star files)
Jodi Steeves, president of the Aldergrove Business Association, promotes local shopping. (Special to The Star)

Thirty days of shopping local in Aldergrove proves to be ‘exciting experiment’

Business association members strictly made all purchases in community from May 15 to June 15

Jodi Steeves, president of the Aldergrove Business Association, promotes local shopping. (Special to The Star)
Langley Meals on Wheels new Aldergrove Neighbourhood Hub will be at the former Aldergrove Fire Hall and Milsean Coffee Shop at 2900 272nd Street. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Former Aldergrove Fire Hall to become neighbourhood hub

Township of Langley has leased 2900 272nd Street to Meals on Wheels, where they will operate

Langley Meals on Wheels new Aldergrove Neighbourhood Hub will be at the former Aldergrove Fire Hall and Milsean Coffee Shop at 2900 272nd Street. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Jessica Horst, a volunteer with the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society, picked Scotch Broom at Jackman Wetlands on Wednesday night. (Lisa Dreves/Special to The Star)

Scotch broom removal a big task six years in the making at Jackman Wetlands

Volunteers filled a truck-full of invasive shrub growing rampant in Aldergrove park

Jessica Horst, a volunteer with the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society, picked Scotch Broom at Jackman Wetlands on Wednesday night. (Lisa Dreves/Special to The Star)
Shortreed Elementary received $40,000 from the Indigo Love of Reading foundation to purchase new books. (Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Shortreed one of 30 Canadian schools aided by Indigo’s Love of Reading program

Aldergrove school received $40,000, which will be put towards new books for the library

Shortreed Elementary received $40,000 from the Indigo Love of Reading foundation to purchase new books. (Special to The Star)
Earth Ninja Jocelyn Titus found 3,300 cigarette butts in downtown Aldergrove last weekend. (Special to The Star)

VIDEO: 3,300 cigarette butts picked from downtown Aldergrove

Jocelyn Titus led a cleanup on June 12 and said most were found on Fraser near former Elks Hall

Earth Ninja Jocelyn Titus found 3,300 cigarette butts in downtown Aldergrove last weekend. (Special to The Star)
Stephen Nicol, Langley Secondary science teacher, Amanda Smith, LEPS Agriculture Program coordinator, and Gary Jones, a Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation director and KPU faculty member have been involved in the new Learning Farm. (Black Press Media files)

Otter Co-op donates $25,000 for Langley outdoor learning space

Farm is proposed to include a food forest, an incubator farm, and a solar powered container farm

Stephen Nicol, Langley Secondary science teacher, Amanda Smith, LEPS Agriculture Program coordinator, and Gary Jones, a Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation director and KPU faculty member have been involved in the new Learning Farm. (Black Press Media files)
Aldergrove Canada Day parade took place in 2020 with COVID protocols in place. (Aldergrove Star files)

Canada Day parade in Aldergrove set to go ahead

Aldergrove Star mistakenly reported that Township’s virtual July 1 celebrations included parade

Aldergrove Canada Day parade took place in 2020 with COVID protocols in place. (Aldergrove Star files)
Bella Jun claimed the prize for select female dog at the Westminster Dog Show. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove breeder earns two top honours at Westminster dog show

Woodside’s German Shepherds, Arabella and Bella Jun, earned best in breed and select female

Bella Jun claimed the prize for select female dog at the Westminster Dog Show. (Special to The Star)
Katy Mayrs, (L) last year’s winner of Langley Rotary’s first ever 50/50 Mega Draw, hopes to repeat her good luck as she buys a ticket on this year’s Langley Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw from Aldergrove Rotary’s Pauline Buck. (Special to The Star)

Lucky Langley lottery winner hopes to do it again

Tickets on sale now for Rotary Lottery 50/50 mega draw, which will be drawn on Aug. 18

Katy Mayrs, (L) last year’s winner of Langley Rotary’s first ever 50/50 Mega Draw, hopes to repeat her good luck as she buys a ticket on this year’s Langley Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw from Aldergrove Rotary’s Pauline Buck. (Special to The Star)
Students at ACSS and BGMS will start the school year in September with positive changes at their Aldergrove Campus. (Special to The Star)

Fit Core athletic centre to link Betty Gilbert and Aldergrove Secondary

Langley School District announced new courses such as guitar and digital technology for students

Students at ACSS and BGMS will start the school year in September with positive changes at their Aldergrove Campus. (Special to The Star)
Principal Chris Wejr and vice principal Mark Touzeau of Shortreed Elementary got all dressed up for their students in a tacky tourist greeting on Friday morning. (Michelle Greer/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Tropical tacky tourists vacation at Shortreed Elementary

Staff dressed up on Friday morning and greeted students with grass skirts, sunglasses, and smiles

Principal Chris Wejr and vice principal Mark Touzeau of Shortreed Elementary got all dressed up for their students in a tacky tourist greeting on Friday morning. (Michelle Greer/Special to The Star)
Otter Co-op. (Aldergrove Star files)

Co-op Community Spaces rebuilding community connections

Co-op is providing $1 million in funding for local projects as COVID-19 reopening gets underway

Otter Co-op. (Aldergrove Star files)
An entry for Aldergrove chalk drawing contest featured the theme of together with neighbourhood goods coming together. (Alyccia Gallagher/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove mother and daughter illustrate community theme by creating together

Contests open to residents encouraging people to draw artwork that conveys why they love Aldergrove

An entry for Aldergrove chalk drawing contest featured the theme of together with neighbourhood goods coming together. (Alyccia Gallagher/Special to The Star)
Graduation ceremonies will look different for the class of 2021. (Black Press Media files)

Ryan’s Regards: 2021 grads deserve more than a round of applause

Students have had a difficult 15 months, incomparable to most eras other classes graduated into

Graduation ceremonies will look different for the class of 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Aldergrove journalist Dean Broughton and his father, Bert. (Special to The Star)

Leave it to Aldergrove resident to tell your living legacy

Journalist Dean Broughton found the importance of family stories by conversing with his father

Aldergrove journalist Dean Broughton and his father, Bert. (Special to The Star)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)

Headliners announced for September’s Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

Festival to host in-person audiences for free outdoor shows on Sept 4 among other themed concerts

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)
Blading for bees, led by Aldergrove resident Zach Choboter, headed through B.C. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove’s bee blader crosses the prairies

Zach Choboter has rollerbladed from Whistler to Alberta in two weeks

Blading for bees, led by Aldergrove resident Zach Choboter, headed through B.C. (Special to The Star)
The Prime Family Bottle Drive amassed a huge amount of donations back in 2018. COVID has forced the organizers to make it a drive-thru event in 2020 and it will be that way again for 2021. (Aldergrove Star files)

Langley family gearing up for fifth annual bottle drive to fight juvenile arthritis

People can bring their recyclables on Saturday, June 26, in a drive-thru style format

The Prime Family Bottle Drive amassed a huge amount of donations back in 2018. COVID has forced the organizers to make it a drive-thru event in 2020 and it will be that way again for 2021. (Aldergrove Star files)