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President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show, Brian Croft, said pandemic restrictions necessitated a shift to an entirely online event this year, running until April 30. (File photo)

The West Fine Art Show shifts to an online-only event amid tighter health orders

Website version retains the flavour of the annual live exhibition

Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: Surrey singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record

‘I’m going to do another attempt to smash the record,’ Joy Chapman promises

Organizer Brian Croft attends an earlier edition of the West Fine Art Show in pre-COVID times. (File photo)

West Fine Art Show returns for 11th year, with pandemic protocols in place

Langley show features artists of local and regional interest

Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Pickles the pig celebrates Easter at Happy Herd Animal Sanctuary. (Happy Herd/Special to The Star)

PHOTOS: Happy Herd hams it up for Easter

Aldergrove animal sanctuary dressed up the critters with bunny ears

Pickles the pig celebrates Easter at Happy Herd Animal Sanctuary. (Happy Herd/Special to The Star)
Laura Rosengren is one of three artists preparing a motherhood-based exhibition at the Fort Gallery later this month. This painting is entitled “Director.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trio of artists prepare to tackle motherhood in upcoming exhibit

Next exhibit for Fort Gallery, in the village of Fort Langley, is called Comforter

  • Apr 4, 2021
Laura Rosengren is one of three artists preparing a motherhood-based exhibition at the Fort Gallery later this month. This painting is entitled “Director.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A building going up in Fort Langley on Glover Road, seen here on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is being constructed for a movie (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie set to film in Fort Langley

Construction of the set began more than a week ago

A building going up in Fort Langley on Glover Road, seen here on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is being constructed for a movie (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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ON COOKING: Dez does eggs

Eggs – Easter, Scotch and even how to hard boil them so they don’t have that ring around the yolk

  • Mar 30, 2021
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A volunteer gives an exhibit a good dusting at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 28, in preparation for its planned reopening on April 1 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley museum devoted to farming history ready to open for season April 1

COVID safety protocols are in place at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley

A volunteer gives an exhibit a good dusting at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 28, in preparation for its planned reopening on April 1 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Memories – a group exhibition – is on display until mid May. (Special to The Star)

Animal artwork and other themes part of arts council’s online galleries

People can check out a variety of different virtual exhibitions featuring work from local artists

Memories – a group exhibition – is on display until mid May. (Special to The Star)
Fort Langley Artist Group members are exhibiting works in the show called <em>Spring</em>. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley Artist Group capitalize on sunny weather with new gallery

Spring virtual show explores blooming landscapes, which can be seen online now until May 8

Fort Langley Artist Group members are exhibiting works in the show called <em>Spring</em>. (Special to The Star)
Paul and Peter Luongo (centre) love sharing their passion for the ukulele with music students of all ages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Uke leaders called to teach in international music sessions

In addition to joining global series, Peter and Paul Luongo launch new spring workshop in Langley

Paul and Peter Luongo (centre) love sharing their passion for the ukulele with music students of all ages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show Brian Croft at the last exhibition in September. (Aldergrove Star files)

West Fine Art’s spring show pivots to virtual gallery for first time ever

Exhibition, which raises funds for hungry children, was initially going to be at Aldergrove winery

President of the West Coast Fine Arts Show Brian Croft at the last exhibition in September. (Aldergrove Star files)
Langley resident Dianna Fast performs multiple roles in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince, showing this weekend. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Empty nester moves onto the Gallery 7 stage in spirit-lifting production

A Langley mother and long-time musical director tries her hand at an Abbotsford play

Langley resident Dianna Fast performs multiple roles in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince, showing this weekend. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karen Lee Batten releases her latest single. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley musicians letting loose with new singles

Karen Lee Batten and Trigger Mafia have both released party tunes

Karen Lee Batten releases her latest single. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver-based artist Neil Peter Dyck’s work is on display at Fort Gallery during spring 2021. (Special to The Star)

Vancouver artist’s ‘recent paintings and drawings’ on display at Fort Langley gallery

Neil Peter Dyck exhibit works are ‘a combination of cabin fever, imagination and resourcefulness’

Vancouver-based artist Neil Peter Dyck’s work is on display at Fort Gallery during spring 2021. (Special to The Star)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers tips on tastier salad dressings

Salad dressings range from the simple such as oil and vinegar to complex emulsions

  • Mar 18, 2021
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove’s Twilight Drive-in keeps retro weekends going for spring break

Space Jam, Austin Powers, Clueless, The Lost Boys, and School of Rock play March 19 to 22

Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)
Infinity Cheer Elite members performing a routine in person before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove’s Infinity Cheer Elite members win at virtual provincial championships

Meena Goundrey, Kaitlynn Rivney, and Gigi Reimer all placed first in their levels

Infinity Cheer Elite members performing a routine in person before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The Star)
Easter event in Aldergrove invites little ones to collect eggs on April 3rd. (Naomi Heith/Special to The Star)

Cookie decorating, craft making, and egg games set for Aldergrove Easter event

Kids three to 11 be signed up for event at St. Dunstan’s Church on April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Easter event in Aldergrove invites little ones to collect eggs on April 3rd. (Naomi Heith/Special to The Star)