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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)
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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)

SHARE: Colours make powerful impression at William’s Park

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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)
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)
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)