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Volunteers will be working on removing debris from the bog (Jeff Laurie/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove community helps restore bog

Langley bog restoration committee said a bog clean up is necessary

Volunteers will be working on removing debris from the bog (Jeff Laurie/Special to The Star)
Kensington Prairie Farm has 105 alpacas and 12 other kinds of animals. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Facebook)

Aldergrove farm selling pumpkins for a cause

100 per cent of all pumpkin proceeds goes to animal rescue initiatives

Kensington Prairie Farm has 105 alpacas and 12 other kinds of animals. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Facebook)
Black Press Media file photo.

‘Fall Planting in the Garden’ hosted later this month

Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association event takes place Oct. 26

Black Press Media file photo.
Brewery owners Stephen Gregorig (left) and Jamie Overgaard recently won a silver-medal for their English-style IPA Orion 1-1. Their taproom, Smugglers Trail Caskworks, opened in Port Kells one year ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Port Kells brewery wins silver medal at national Canadian beer awards

Local brewer and Tweedsmuir teacher ‘blown away’ with win

Brewery owners Stephen Gregorig (left) and Jamie Overgaard recently won a silver-medal for their English-style IPA Orion 1-1. Their taproom, Smugglers Trail Caskworks, opened in Port Kells one year ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Scarecrow stroll returns to Art’s Nursery

Charitable fundraiser offers build your-own scarecrow kits

Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
As autumn engulfs Langley, fog starts to appear over the fields and along the Fraser River making things truly mystical, according to Joy Ruffeski. “An early morning walk at the Brae Island Regional Park with the sunlight filtering through trees and shimmering on the wet sand was magical. In the distance the bridge to the island from Fort Langley peeked through the mist and we got a brief glimpse of the other side of the river.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 12, 2021
As autumn engulfs Langley, fog starts to appear over the fields and along the Fraser River making things truly mystical, according to Joy Ruffeski. “An early morning walk at the Brae Island Regional Park with the sunlight filtering through trees and shimmering on the wet sand was magical. In the distance the bridge to the island from Fort Langley peeked through the mist and we got a brief glimpse of the other side of the river.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karyn Smith, PAC past president (left) and Laila Meyer, PAC treasurer with a room full of food items collected by students at Coghlan Elementary School. Aldergrove Food bank took delivery on Oct. 5. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Coghlan Elementary comes through for Aldergrove Food Bank

Week-long drive generates 1,696 donated items

Karyn Smith, PAC past president (left) and Laila Meyer, PAC treasurer with a room full of food items collected by students at Coghlan Elementary School. Aldergrove Food bank took delivery on Oct. 5. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Staff with Langley Environmental Partners Society will carve 50 pumpkins to line the path of the Demonstration Garden for the Oct. 20 pumpkin walk. (Alexandra Falconer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Staff with Langley Environmental Partners Society will carve 50 pumpkins to line the path of the Demonstration Garden for the Oct. 20 pumpkin walk. (Alexandra Falconer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A view not often seen from this angle, Langley’s Hilda Wind shared a picture depicting the fall colours sweep over Willoughby as seen from her balcony. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 11, 2021
A view not often seen from this angle, Langley’s Hilda Wind shared a picture depicting the fall colours sweep over Willoughby as seen from her balcony. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A greeting from our family to yours. (Langley Advance Times illustration)

Wishing you and yours the very best today

There’s so much to be thankful for, including you – our readers

A greeting from our family to yours. (Langley Advance Times illustration)
Dorothy MacBeth admired some of the hostas at Erikson’s Daylily Gardens, despite their end of season yellowing. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Planning for changes in seasons

Still a little more gardening to do before hunkering down for the winter

  • Oct 11, 2021
Dorothy MacBeth admired some of the hostas at Erikson’s Daylily Gardens, despite their end of season yellowing. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A team of up to 15 volunteers assist with the shred-it event being held again this month by Langley Senior Resources Society. The centre will also be selling its Meals-to-Go. (Langley Advance Times files)

Shredding for privacy, charity

Langley Seniors Centre is hosting an upcoming shred-it event, second this year

A team of up to 15 volunteers assist with the shred-it event being held again this month by Langley Senior Resources Society. The centre will also be selling its Meals-to-Go. (Langley Advance Times files)
Aldor Acres is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct.31 (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)

Fort Langley Farm full of fall fun

Aldor Acres has more than a dozen pumpkin patches and animals for a fun fall day

Aldor Acres is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct.31 (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove couple, John and Edna Wicentowich celebrate 70 years of marriage (Lorea Wicentowich/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Edna and John Wicentowich have been married since Oct. 13, 1951

Aldergrove couple, John and Edna Wicentowich celebrate 70 years of marriage (Lorea Wicentowich/Special to The Star)
Last year, Willoughby resident Aubrielle Bibeau of Langley, 11, raised $2,630 and donated 172 toys to sick children by selling her artwork. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Last year, Willoughby resident Aubrielle Bibeau of Langley, 11, raised $2,630 and donated 172 toys to sick children by selling her artwork. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove Secondary School student Youngin Yun (right) and classmates were filling bags with cranberries on the front lawn of the historic Fort Langley community hall as the annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove Secondary School student Youngin Yun (right) and classmates were filling bags with cranberries on the front lawn of the historic Fort Langley community hall as the annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Carolyn Drew, the author of the Roxi book collection, visited Happy Herd Sanctuary on World Animal Day (Carolyn Drew/Special to The Star)

Vegan book fundraiser for Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

Carolyn Drew plans to use her new book to raise money for hay bales

Carolyn Drew, the author of the Roxi book collection, visited Happy Herd Sanctuary on World Animal Day (Carolyn Drew/Special to The Star)
During one of Gord Laing’s daily walks along the Houston Trail in Derby Reach Regional Park on Saturday, he discovered a breathtaking sight – a ‘mushroom city’ in nature located by the historic site. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 8, 2021
During one of Gord Laing’s daily walks along the Houston Trail in Derby Reach Regional Park on Saturday, he discovered a breathtaking sight – a ‘mushroom city’ in nature located by the historic site. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Night Market is happening from 5 to 10 p.m Friday, Oct.8. (Fort Langley Project/Facebook)

TONIGHT: Final night of Fort Langley Night Market

Tonight, Oct. 8, is the last night of local market

Fort Langley Night Market is happening from 5 to 10 p.m Friday, Oct.8. (Fort Langley Project/Facebook)
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)