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Aldergrove’s Shirley Sawatsky and her porch witch wish fellow Langleyites a safe and happy Halloween. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 31, 2020
Aldergrove’s Shirley Sawatsky and her porch witch wish fellow Langleyites a safe and happy Halloween. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Journalist Andrea Woo is a graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Award-winning journalist receives award from her alma mater

Andrea Woo receives distinguished alumni award from KPU

  • Oct 30, 2020
Journalist Andrea Woo is a graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hay bales can be donated to Critter Care Wildlife Society. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)

Halloween straw bales can be donated to Critter Care Wildlife Society

Langley animal facility said they are always need in of fresh bedding

Hay bales can be donated to Critter Care Wildlife Society. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)
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Elder Jean Dan and others at the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society are accepting donations of clean new and gently used adult winter coats until Friday, Oct. 30. (Stephanie Croteau/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based group gathering up adult coats to donate

The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society has an adult coat drive on until Friday, Oct. 30

Elder Jean Dan and others at the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society are accepting donations of clean new and gently used adult winter coats until Friday, Oct. 30. (Stephanie Croteau/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Earle Fraser, Cloverdale Legion poppy chair, seen here distributing poppies in 2019, said the donation drive has to be done differently during the pandemic (Langley Advance Times file)
Earle Fraser, Cloverdale Legion poppy chair, seen here distributing poppies in 2019, said the donation drive has to be done differently during the pandemic (Langley Advance Times file)
A veteran posed for a picture by the Langley City cenotaph at the 2019 Remembrance Day service. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers are moving the event online, with a few extras. (Langley Advance Times file)

Online Remembrance Day in Langley City will have extras for viewers

Video visits with Fraser Blues flight team, as well as veterans, are planned

A veteran posed for a picture by the Langley City cenotaph at the 2019 Remembrance Day service. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers are moving the event online, with a few extras. (Langley Advance Times file)
On Thursday, Oct. 22, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend celebrated by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)

Blood drive held in honour of one year old’s birthday

Aldergrove family organized clinic to give back after Madison Lewis underwent open heart surgery

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend celebrated by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)
Aldergrove’s Shaelyn Lorensen won the 2019-2020 Youth Remembrance Contest with her artwork, held through the Legion National Foundation. (Shaelyn Lorensen/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove resident wins legion’s national youth remembrance art contest

Shaelyn Lorensen’s work is now on display at the National War Museum in Ottawa

Aldergrove’s Shaelyn Lorensen won the 2019-2020 Youth Remembrance Contest with her artwork, held through the Legion National Foundation. (Shaelyn Lorensen/Special to The Star)
Langley’s CARES cat shelter is holding an online fundraiser (file)

CARES cat shelter in Langley plans online fundraiser

Silent auction aims to fill some of the gap created by COVID-19 cancellations

Langley’s CARES cat shelter is holding an online fundraiser (file)
Barry Brinkwater with a chandelier from a real-life haunted house that has been added to the Brinkworth Dungeon at 22260 48th Ave (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Final year for Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley

Even bigger and better than previous editions for it’s last hurrah

Barry Brinkwater with a chandelier from a real-life haunted house that has been added to the Brinkworth Dungeon at 22260 48th Ave (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society volunteers clean up Aldergrove streams. (Aldergrove Star files)

Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society looking for new members to help protect Aldergrove waterway

The society hopes to hold stream clean-ups and blackberry bush removal events this fall

Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society volunteers clean up Aldergrove streams. (Aldergrove Star files)
A scout pre-recorded his portion of the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley Cenotaph on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2020. Because of COVID-19, organizers have moved the event online this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A stay-at-home Remembrance Day planned for Fort Langley

Organizers take the annual ceremony online

  • Oct 25, 2020
A scout pre-recorded his portion of the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley Cenotaph on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2020. Because of COVID-19, organizers have moved the event online this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Pastor Brad Sumner is inviting Halloween trick-or-treaters to visit the Jericho Ridge Community Church for a COVID-compliant celebration. (Courtesy Jericho Ridge Community Church)

VIDEO: A drive-in Halloween at the Jericho Ridge Community Church

A COVID-compliant event for kids on the Langley-Surrey border

Pastor Brad Sumner is inviting Halloween trick-or-treaters to visit the Jericho Ridge Community Church for a COVID-compliant celebration. (Courtesy Jericho Ridge Community Church)
Students at Brookswood Secondary participated in Student Vote 2020. (Katie Glover/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Students cast a ballot for Langley candidates

Brookswood Secondary participated in Student Vote 2020

Students at Brookswood Secondary participated in Student Vote 2020. (Katie Glover/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove legion Branch 265 president Doug Hadley presents a poppy to Langley Township mayor Jack Froese. (Madeline Roach/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Poppy sales begin at Aldergrove legion branch #265

Branch president Doug Hadley shared the poem Who is a Veteran to begin the time of remembrance

Aldergrove legion Branch 265 president Doug Hadley presents a poppy to Langley Township mayor Jack Froese. (Madeline Roach/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Volunteers helped install new windows as part of Acts of Kindness’ mini home makeover. (Anderline Bredy/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Acts of Kindness volunteers fix windows and sidings for family in need

Project was done as part of the annual Extreme Home Repair, which has been postponed due to COVID

Volunteers helped install new windows as part of Acts of Kindness’ mini home makeover. (Anderline Bredy/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove Elks Club put up a mural which they hope kids can help finish in the coming months. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: ‘Community Carries On’

Aldergrove Elks hoping kids can finish mural by painting other side of new plywood installation

Aldergrove Elks Club put up a mural which they hope kids can help finish in the coming months. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Sunil Vasdev moved their Schnitzelz restaurant from Aldergrove to Abbotsford after Alder Inn fire last fall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Schnitzelz reopens in new location one year after Alder Inn fire

Owner Sunil Vasdev moved his restaurant to Abbotsford at 33324 South Fraser Way

Sunil Vasdev moved their Schnitzelz restaurant from Aldergrove to Abbotsford after Alder Inn fire last fall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)