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Best friends Payje Burgess (L) and Remy Hinze, with items they collected to help the homeless (special to Langley Advance Times)

How two 12-year-olds helped the homeless in Langley

Friends put together 25 “warm up bags” stuffed with necessities

Best friends Payje Burgess (L) and Remy Hinze, with items they collected to help the homeless (special to Langley Advance Times)
Photos taken by staff at Langley Seniors Village show admirers of handmade cards created by R.E. Mountain Secondary students and other volunteers for local seniors who are isolated due to pandemic restrictions. (Alice He/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Kids take issue with isolated seniors, send handmade cards to Langley care home

R.E. Mountain students, among other volunteers, join Handmade Cards Project

Photos taken by staff at Langley Seniors Village show admirers of handmade cards created by R.E. Mountain Secondary students and other volunteers for local seniors who are isolated due to pandemic restrictions. (Alice He/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Home Builders Association Vancouver will hold its annual Coats for Kids drive in 2020 to benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and Surrey Christmas Bureau. (HAVAN/Special to Black Press Media)

Several Langley businesses drop off points for HAVAN Christmas fundraiser

Coats for Kids is accepting winter wear as well as cash donations to help local children

The Home Builders Association Vancouver will hold its annual Coats for Kids drive in 2020 to benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and Surrey Christmas Bureau. (HAVAN/Special to Black Press Media)
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Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) takes part in community events and projects, an offers programs to help residents learn about the environment. (Langley Advance Times)

LEPS and LAPS and AGMs on the calendar

Two community groups will be hosting their biggest meetings of the year virtually

Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) takes part in community events and projects, an offers programs to help residents learn about the environment. (Langley Advance Times)
Remembrance Day 2020, Murrayville Cemetery with invite only attendees participating in a livestreaming service. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LEST WE FORGET: Intimate Langley service broadcast for those at home

Murrayville has been hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony for four years, this one with only 40 guests

Remembrance Day 2020, Murrayville Cemetery with invite only attendees participating in a livestreaming service. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
The Downtown Langley Business Association honours veterans by displaying images of those who served ahead of Remembrance Day each year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: 35 veterans honoured for Remembrance Day with DLBA initiative

Four veteran names are not known, can you identify them?

The Downtown Langley Business Association honours veterans by displaying images of those who served ahead of Remembrance Day each year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
People are being asked to watch local Remembrance Day services online at home. (Langley Advance Times graphic)

Lest We Forget: Langley will honour Remembrance Day – safely

The public is asked not to go to local cenotaphs during the time of traditional morning services

People are being asked to watch local Remembrance Day services online at home. (Langley Advance Times graphic)
When she plays the Last Post and Rouse on Remembrance Day, Langley teacher Donna Cieszecki uses the bugle that belonged to her grandfather, Sgt. Major John ( Jock) Ingles (special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley teacher plays her grandfather’s bugle for Remembrance Day

Her ‘poppa’ was an accomplished musician and soldier who served in both world wars

When she plays the Last Post and Rouse on Remembrance Day, Langley teacher Donna Cieszecki uses the bugle that belonged to her grandfather, Sgt. Major John ( Jock) Ingles (special to Langley Advance Times)
Cadets from Langley’s 2277 Seaforth Highlanders cadet corps cleaned the Langley and Cloverdale cenotaphs Nov. 9. (Photo: Lieutenant Dawn Royle)
Cadets from Langley’s 2277 Seaforth Highlanders cadet corps cleaned the Langley and Cloverdale cenotaphs Nov. 9. (Photo: Lieutenant Dawn Royle)
Mozzarella found their “furever home” through Langley Animal Protection Society. (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)

$28,000 raised for animals through Dream Vacation Lottery

Langley Animal Protection Society said it was their biggest year for this fundraiser

Mozzarella found their “furever home” through Langley Animal Protection Society. (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove 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. (Nichole Marples/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley students already growing their knowledge at special learning garden

Langley Learning Farm project will teach high school students about agriculture and food security

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. (Nichole Marples/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Arthur Thomas Johnston was a Langley shopkeeper who died in Europe in 1916. The special bronze plaque sent to his family after he war is known as a Dead Man’s Penny. (Langley Centennial Museum)

REMEMBRANCE DAY: ‘Dead Man’s Penny’ a reminder of Langley man’s First World War sacrifice

The Langley Centennial Museum collection includes two bronze plaques sent to families of war dead

Arthur Thomas Johnston was a Langley shopkeeper who died in Europe in 1916. The special bronze plaque sent to his family after he war is known as a Dead Man’s Penny. (Langley Centennial Museum)
Perfect time to plant a hedge, but in case there’s not consistent rain, remember to water. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Fall work ongoing in the garden

By Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times As the leaves come down…

  • Nov 8, 2020
Perfect time to plant a hedge, but in case there’s not consistent rain, remember to water. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Langley’s Wout Brouwer discovered mushrooms galore growing on a tree on the Houston Trail in Fort Langley. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Advance Times)

SHARE: Fort Langley – where fall meets fungus

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Nov 8, 2020
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Langley’s Wout Brouwer discovered mushrooms galore growing on a tree on the Houston Trail in Fort Langley. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Advance Times)
Karen Cameron chairs the Thanks for Caring Society which hosts the Christmas Tea. This year’s tea is virtual and features a variety of items for its auction. (Cameron photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Christmas high tea organizers hope popularity remains for virtual event

Annual Thanks for Caring Christmas Tea is virtual. People can still have high tea and watch online

Karen Cameron chairs the Thanks for Caring Society which hosts the Christmas Tea. This year’s tea is virtual and features a variety of items for its auction. (Cameron photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Milner residents Harry and Sylvia Kimmel lost three of their sons during the Second World War. Left to right: Richard, Gordon, and Clifford. Richard and Gordon died 10 days apart at Normandy.

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Langley residents join the fight in two World Wars and other conflicts

Local historian Warren Sommer touches on life in wartime at the front and at home

  • Nov 7, 2020
Milner residents Harry and Sylvia Kimmel lost three of their sons during the Second World War. Left to right: Richard, Gordon, and Clifford. Richard and Gordon died 10 days apart at Normandy.
Trinity Western University nursing grad Gwendolyn Williams-Brown may work in Ontario but thanks to technology, can participate in the virtual graduation ceremony on Nov. 7, 2020 as the graduate student valedictorian. (TWU)
Trinity Western University nursing grad Gwendolyn Williams-Brown may work in Ontario but thanks to technology, can participate in the virtual graduation ceremony on Nov. 7, 2020 as the graduate student valedictorian. (TWU)
Third annual Murrayville Remembrance Ceremony attracted upwards of 1,000 people on Nov. 11. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s services at Murrayville cemetery attracted more than 1,500 people. This year, due to COVID, the service will be livestreamed, and only 40 people will be part of the on-site service. (Langley Advance Times files)

LEST WE FORGET: Murrayville remembers – but no public in-person service

A new flagpole, honouring the late Debbie Froese, added in time for Remembrance Day service

Third annual Murrayville Remembrance Ceremony attracted upwards of 1,000 people on Nov. 11. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s services at Murrayville cemetery attracted more than 1,500 people. This year, due to COVID, the service will be livestreamed, and only 40 people will be part of the on-site service. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Langley Hospice Society is encouraging local residents and businesses to shine a blue light on Nov. 19 for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. (Hospice society poster)

Children’s grief in spotlight in blue light campaign

Helping children deal with grief is the focus of a workshop for Children’s Grief Awareness Day

The Langley Hospice Society is encouraging local residents and businesses to shine a blue light on Nov. 19 for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. (Hospice society poster)
The B.C. Farm Museum honoured Langley’s Ann Blaauw at a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2. Blaauw recently donated $250,000 to the volunteer-run museum. (Mike Prangnell/B.C. Farm Museum)

Langley’s farm museum welcomes generous donation

Volunteer-run B.C. Farm Museum recognizes two local supporters

The B.C. Farm Museum honoured Langley’s Ann Blaauw at a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2. Blaauw recently donated $250,000 to the volunteer-run museum. (Mike Prangnell/B.C. Farm Museum)