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An unidentified photo that was donated to the Alder Grove Heritage Society. People are invited to look at local heritage photos and provide any details they may have. (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to The Star)

Alder Grove Heritage Society looks to locals to ID those in historic photos

This years’ Community Heritage Day will be on Saturday, Sept.25

An unidentified photo that was donated to the Alder Grove Heritage Society. People are invited to look at local heritage photos and provide any details they may have. (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to The Star)
Allison, Tyler and six-year-old Samantha Donovan at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver in 2016. (Submitted)

How Cops for Cancer helped one B.C. family’s childhood cancer journey

Samantha Donovan’s family was able to stay together during her treatment thanks to the charity

Allison, Tyler and six-year-old Samantha Donovan at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver in 2016. (Submitted)
Seven-year-old Averie Janzen donated 12 inches of her hair to make wigs for cancer patients. It took the Langley girl a year and a half to grow it out. (Linda Colpitts/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Seven-year-old Averie Janzen donated 12 inches of her hair to make wigs for cancer patients. It took the Langley girl a year and a half to grow it out. (Linda Colpitts/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey Firefighters Pipes & Drums band visited Douglas Park in Langley City on Sept. 11, 2021 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, where Langley City firefighters also paid tribute. (Rosemary Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey Firefighters Pipes & Drums band visited Douglas Park in Langley City on Sept. 11, 2021 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, where Langley City firefighters also paid tribute. (Rosemary Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Initial estimates are the Sept. 11 Langley Good Time Cruise-In raised around $50,000 for charity, car show president Riccardo Sestito calculated. (Langley Advance Times file)
Initial estimates are the Sept. 11 Langley Good Time Cruise-In raised around $50,000 for charity, car show president Riccardo Sestito calculated. (Langley Advance Times file)
Dick Deck and son Brian go through some of his documents from the Second World War, when he was a bomb aimer in an aircraft that was shot down over Germany. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dick Deck and son Brian go through some of his documents from the Second World War, when he was a bomb aimer in an aircraft that was shot down over Germany. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Murrayville resident Shelagh Brennan, seen here with her home dialysis machine, is trying, again, to find someone willing to donate a kidney, after two previous donors were ruled out following medical tests. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A long wait for a kidney for Langley woman gets even longer

Two donors have stepped up to help Shelagh Brennan, only to be ruled out by medical tests

Murrayville resident Shelagh Brennan, seen here with her home dialysis machine, is trying, again, to find someone willing to donate a kidney, after two previous donors were ruled out following medical tests. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Several months after an extreme home reno, a Langley City couple is still amazed and delighted

Ken and Sandra Murphy are planning an in-person thank-you barbecue, once one is possible

Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Langley Advance Times/file)
Nineteen artists took part in the West Fine Art Show fall exhibition and fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society at the Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove held from Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Nineteen artists took part in the West Fine Art Show fall exhibition and fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society at the Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove held from Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A tour of the Fort Langley National Historic Site included an explanation of this carving that depicts – as it’s told – the Kwantlen and Katzie women who helped the fort with the salmon trade. Lou Fasullo shared the picture, interested to learn from Fern Gabriel (right) that the carving depicts the women waiting for the salmon, so they could be salted and brined for their journey to the Sandwich Islands (the name given to the Hawaiian Islands by James Cook in 1778). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 18, 2021
A tour of the Fort Langley National Historic Site included an explanation of this carving that depicts – as it’s told – the Kwantlen and Katzie women who helped the fort with the salmon trade. Lou Fasullo shared the picture, interested to learn from Fern Gabriel (right) that the carving depicts the women waiting for the salmon, so they could be salted and brined for their journey to the Sandwich Islands (the name given to the Hawaiian Islands by James Cook in 1778). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lawns need help after harsh summer temperatures, dahlia tubers need to be dug up and dried, and some pruning is recommended as fall approaches. Bella the cat is helping garden expert Pam Erikson in the nursery, as autumn arrives and she endeavours to take care of all these gardening tasks and more. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Preparing for fall can be fun

Brutal summer heat might mean plants and lawn need more love and attention at this time of year

  • Sep 18, 2021
Lawns need help after harsh summer temperatures, dahlia tubers need to be dug up and dried, and some pruning is recommended as fall approaches. Bella the cat is helping garden expert Pam Erikson in the nursery, as autumn arrives and she endeavours to take care of all these gardening tasks and more. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

GREEN BEAT: Canada’s Near Death Valley Experience

Columnist and biologist encouraging people to do their part to curtail climate change

  • Sep 18, 2021
A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
Shannon Todd Booth, communication and funds development manager with the Langley Hospice Society, outside the under construction 15-bed Langley hospice residence on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is donating a portion of proceeds from the third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala to the Langley Hospice Society to help “warm up the tub and turn on the lights” at the new residence. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Mayor’s Gala, auction to support Langley Hospice Society residence

‘A Taste of Cabaret’ will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, auction is live now

Shannon Todd Booth, communication and funds development manager with the Langley Hospice Society, outside the under construction 15-bed Langley hospice residence on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is donating a portion of proceeds from the third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala to the Langley Hospice Society to help “warm up the tub and turn on the lights” at the new residence. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Riders make their way through Mission during a training run earlier this month. (Facebook)

Cops for Cancer cycling across the Fraser Valley

22nd annual Tour de Valley begins on Sept. 20, 17 riders participating

Riders make their way through Mission during a training run earlier this month. (Facebook)
Lou Fasullo was recently hiking on the north side of Brae Island near Fort Langley when a pair of fishers caught his attention. Both the fisherman (in the background) and the blue heron were both trying to catch dinner. They were separated by the log booms anchored at the west end of Brae Island Regional Park.	(Special to Langley Advance Times)
How can one tell the salmon are running along the Fraser River? Just stop by Derby Reach or Bedford Channel near Fort Langley. This was taken at Derby Reach on Saturday Sept. 11. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 14, 2021
Lou Fasullo was recently hiking on the north side of Brae Island near Fort Langley when a pair of fishers caught his attention. Both the fisherman (in the background) and the blue heron were both trying to catch dinner. They were separated by the log booms anchored at the west end of Brae Island Regional Park.	(Special to Langley Advance Times)
How can one tell the salmon are running along the Fraser River? Just stop by Derby Reach or Bedford Channel near Fort Langley. This was taken at Derby Reach on Saturday Sept. 11. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Gerry and Wies Devries captured this late afternoon reflections off the water at Noel Booth Park recently. Summer’s not quite over, but fall is in the offing. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 13, 2021
Gerry and Wies Devries captured this late afternoon reflections off the water at Noel Booth Park recently. Summer’s not quite over, but fall is in the offing. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Zach Choboter stripped off his roller blades, and along with his sister Rachel, jumped into the Atlantic Ocean when he wrapped up his cross-country Blading for Bees tour recently. (Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Aldergrove bee blader concludes cross-country trek with jump into Atlantic

Zach Choboter, and sister Rachel, wrap 10,000-km journey to raise awareness for the environment

Aldergrove’s Zach Choboter stripped off his roller blades, and along with his sister Rachel, jumped into the Atlantic Ocean when he wrapped up his cross-country Blading for Bees tour recently. (Special to Black Press Media)
Kyla and Chris Cowx, Bruce Pihan, Vicki Krickemeyer, Nick Goodrick, and Riccardo Sestito are some of the volunteers who sit on the board of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Not able to attend the photo shoot: Wayne Patterson, Kevin Bennett and Holly Trytko) (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Cruise-In was brought to you by… volunteers

HUGE THANKS TO ALL: A board of volunteers organized the massive car show for charity

Kyla and Chris Cowx, Bruce Pihan, Vicki Krickemeyer, Nick Goodrick, and Riccardo Sestito are some of the volunteers who sit on the board of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Not able to attend the photo shoot: Wayne Patterson, Kevin Bennett and Holly Trytko) (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
The swap meet and car corral have been longtime features of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. Sellers and buyers, such as those at the 2019 event, both help bring in additional funds for Cruise-In charities. (Langley Advance Times files)

CRUISE-IN: Sunday a chance for horse trading at Langley car show

The annual swap meet and car corral offer up a fun, Sunday experience

The swap meet and car corral have been longtime features of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. Sellers and buyers, such as those at the 2019 event, both help bring in additional funds for Cruise-In charities. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kids will get their chance to work alongside Jimmy Shine to judge cars at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In this year. (Aldergrove Star files)

Junior judges get their say on Cruise-In’s best vehicles

New component – led by Hagerty Insurance – gives kids a chance to learn about classic cars

  • Sep 11, 2021
Kids will get their chance to work alongside Jimmy Shine to judge cars at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In this year. (Aldergrove Star files)