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The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotarians plan clothing drive for Langley’s homeless

For the second time this year, the Sunrise satellite club hopes to host a two-hour blitz at MEC

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Construction on Fraser Highway between 265A and 270 Streets will delay traffic for several months. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Fraser Highway sewer upgrades slows traffic between 265a and 270 Streets

Commuters should expect delays or consider another route during the coming months

Construction on Fraser Highway between 265A and 270 Streets will delay traffic for several months. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
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Langley City's Mary Foote is turning 105
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
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Chemist Chadron M. Friesen (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two TWU educators celebrated for ‘distinguished’ and ‘innovative’ teaching

A Langley university honours a pair of teachers during virtual grad ceremonies this month

  • Nov 20, 2020
Chemist Chadron M. Friesen (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Aldergrove Hotel circa 1950 (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS & VIDEO: A look back at the Alder Inn

Aldergrove hotel opened in 1949, lasting through robberies, fires, and changes for seven decades

The Aldergrove Hotel circa 1950 (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene collected donations last year for the Realtors Care blanket drive. This year the fundraising event has moved online due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)

Realtors Care Blanket Drive goes digital

Donations can be made until Nov. 27

Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene collected donations last year for the Realtors Care blanket drive. This year the fundraising event has moved online due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Williams Park marks 30th year of Christmas lights with COVID-19-friendly drive-thru display. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATED: Williams Park on hold following provincial restrictions

The annual Christmas tradition, which turns 30 this year, hopes to re-open after Dec. 7

Williams Park marks 30th year of Christmas lights with COVID-19-friendly drive-thru display. (Black Press Media files)
Tammi Hall and Diana Brum, owners of Short & Sweet Patisserie and Bakery, decorate their entry in the Museum of Surrey’s 2020 Cloverdale Christmas Tree Festival. The second annual tree-decorating contest runs Dec. 1 to 18. (Photo submitted)

Xmas tree fest back at Museum of Surrey in Cloverdale

Annual Christmas craft market goes virtual

Tammi Hall and Diana Brum, owners of Short & Sweet Patisserie and Bakery, decorate their entry in the Museum of Surrey’s 2020 Cloverdale Christmas Tree Festival. The second annual tree-decorating contest runs Dec. 1 to 18. (Photo submitted)
The pigs at Aldergrove-based Happy Herd farm were gifted a large pumpkin from Vancouver vegan restaurant MeeT. (Tiffany Akins/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Pumpkin pig out

The hogs at Happy Herd farm in Aldergrove were were gifted a pumpkin from vegan restaurant MeeT

The pigs at Aldergrove-based Happy Herd farm were gifted a large pumpkin from Vancouver vegan restaurant MeeT. (Tiffany Akins/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
A couple took a ride through the McDonalds drive-thru on horseback this past weekend. (Andy Bhatti/Special to the Star)

PHOTOS: Giddy up to get coffee

Two riders went thru Aldergrove McDonalds on horseback this past weekend

A couple took a ride through the McDonalds drive-thru on horseback this past weekend. (Andy Bhatti/Special to the Star)
The Alder Inn undergoes demolition on Monday, Nov. 16. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTO & VIDEO: Alder Inn brought to the ground

After six decades, Aldergrove landmark undergoes demolition

The Alder Inn undergoes demolition on Monday, Nov. 16. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Public education officer Gary Proznick, and his wife, Jay, in his walk-out ceremony on Oct. 30. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fire education officer hangs up his helmet

Cptn. Gary Proznick retired after a dozen years of teaching safety to kids in Langley

  • Nov 16, 2020
Public education officer Gary Proznick, and his wife, Jay, in his walk-out ceremony on Oct. 30. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Julie Vantol was compelled to grab a picture of the fall colours at William’s Park in Langley during a recent stroll. “Oh, the colours!” she said. “We were hoping to see some salmon spawning, but didn’t get to that day. [I] was totally enamoured with the piles of colourful leaves everywhere, even on top of the pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 15, 2020
Julie Vantol was compelled to grab a picture of the fall colours at William’s Park in Langley during a recent stroll. “Oh, the colours!” she said. “We were hoping to see some salmon spawning, but didn’t get to that day. [I] was totally enamoured with the piles of colourful leaves everywhere, even on top of the pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Twin sisters Kalli (L) and Kylie Eccles tried out the merry-go-round at Brydon Park, located on the corner of 53 Avenue and 198 Street in Langley City, on Sunday Nov. 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A good day to play in Langley

Kids, parents and grandparents took advantage of the sunny Sunday weather

Twin sisters Kalli (L) and Kylie Eccles tried out the merry-go-round at Brydon Park, located on the corner of 53 Avenue and 198 Street in Langley City, on Sunday Nov. 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Before passing away in January 2014 Keian Blundell delivered toys to children at the hospital who couldn’t come home for Christmas. (Blundell family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Before passing away in January 2014 Keian Blundell delivered toys to children at the hospital who couldn’t come home for Christmas. (Blundell family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The four Langley Rotary clubs launched their 50/50 MEGA Draw lottery last month – which will see a grand prize winner take home up to $100,000. (Rotary Club of Langley/Special to The Star)
The four Langley Rotary clubs launched their 50/50 MEGA Draw lottery last month – which will see a grand prize winner take home up to $100,000. (Rotary Club of Langley/Special to The Star)
Langley Senior Resource Centre board members, along with executive director Paul Goldberg accepted a $25,000 from Centra Windows, represented by Bonnie Ahara, Brendan Friesen, Anton van Dyk and Emily Parsons. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors’ centre cooks up program to feed struggling seniors

The Outreach Meal Program provides about 200 pick up or delivered meals each month

Langley Senior Resource Centre board members, along with executive director Paul Goldberg accepted a $25,000 from Centra Windows, represented by Bonnie Ahara, Brendan Friesen, Anton van Dyk and Emily Parsons. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Esmée Estlin lives at Avalon Gardens retirement complex where residents celebrated her birthday. She turned 100 on Nov. 5. (Avalon Gardens/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Esmée is the quintessential B.C. gal and she just turned 100

Swimming in Burrard Inlet, skiing around the province, boating the Coast – she’s done it all

Esmée Estlin lives at Avalon Gardens retirement complex where residents celebrated her birthday. She turned 100 on Nov. 5. (Avalon Gardens/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
When the pandemic first started, people such as Loretta Solomon, a director of the Langley Senior Recreation and Resource Centre, took steps to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the latest provincial restrictions means recreation and social programs are on hold. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Senior Resources Centre shelves recreation and social program for now

Centre has permission to resume its Adult Day Program at the downtown location starting next week

When the pandemic first started, people such as Loretta Solomon, a director of the Langley Senior Recreation and Resource Centre, took steps to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the latest provincial restrictions means recreation and social programs are on hold. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)