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Morgan Green, her two-year-old son Edwin, her best friend Erin Lenko, and Erin’s 10-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, sport T-shirts and sweatshirts that pay tribute to Green’s late mother, Moe. They were sold as a fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kindness uprising pays tribute to memory of Langley senior

Paying homage to a Willoughby woman known for her generosity, the Moe Moe Effect is spreading

Morgan Green, her two-year-old son Edwin, her best friend Erin Lenko, and Erin’s 10-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, sport T-shirts and sweatshirts that pay tribute to Green’s late mother, Moe. They were sold as a fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A musical season greeting shared by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble and the Langley Advance Times & Aldergrove Star. (Langley Ukulele Ensemble/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO GREETING: Merry Christmas, Langley!

May you and yours have a joyous holiday and a fantastic 2021

A musical season greeting shared by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble and the Langley Advance Times & Aldergrove Star. (Langley Ukulele Ensemble/Special to Black Press Media)
Langley Township firefighter Stephanie Thurston and her dog Felix are also featured in this year’s fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Calendar offers super cute factor

Langley Township firefighters return with a popular, and ideal last minute gift idea

Langley Township firefighter Stephanie Thurston and her dog Felix are also featured in this year’s fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Paul Luongo is the musical and artistic director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. (Langley Advance Times files)

Uke ensemble takes it virtual for the holidays

Langley kids group couldn’t perform traditional Christmas concert in person, so they’ve gone online

Paul Luongo is the musical and artistic director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Community Chorus music director Anita Comba is leading the group online, preparing to release a Christmas video soon. (Screengrab)

Langley chorus goes virtual for Christmas

Local singers will share their holiday spirit online during December

Langley Community Chorus music director Anita Comba is leading the group online, preparing to release a Christmas video soon. (Screengrab)
Langley’s Cassie Unger stars in Theatre in the Country’s Christmas production of The Gift of the Magi is being livestreamed this weekend and next. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: COVID once again shutters Langley theatre, forcing show online

Theatre in the Country and fistful of local actors bring Christmas online with The Gift of the Magi

Langley’s Cassie Unger stars in Theatre in the Country’s Christmas production of The Gift of the Magi is being livestreamed this weekend and next. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karen Lee Batten brings home the BCCMA’s 2020 fans’ choice award. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley singer/songwriter picked as ‘best’ by B.C. music fans

Karen Lee Batten was given one of the top country music award in this province

Karen Lee Batten brings home the BCCMA’s 2020 fans’ choice award. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Wanting to illuminate his Langley City neighbourhood, 50th Avenue resident Troy Warren, and his wife Debbie, have purchased hundreds of commercial grade Christmas lights for their home and added a number of new features to their front yard holiday exhibit. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Sharing a little extra light and love this season

Tell us about your favourite Langley Christmas displays

Wanting to illuminate his Langley City neighbourhood, 50th Avenue resident Troy Warren, and his wife Debbie, have purchased hundreds of commercial grade Christmas lights for their home and added a number of new features to their front yard holiday exhibit. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Santa Paw efforts afoot in Langley this Christmas

Aldergrove animal shelter develops new ways for people to help pets this holiday season

Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta spoke in the House of Commons about the SkyTrain expansion to Langley City, and requested $550M. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

$550M federal ask would push SkyTrain expansion to Langley

Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta advocating for dollars to extend from Fleetwood to Langley City

Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta spoke in the House of Commons about the SkyTrain expansion to Langley City, and requested $550M. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Actors rehearsing a scene in the upcoming TWU Theatre production of WROL (WIthout Rule of Law), which premieres on Dec. 1. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Livestream play offers beacon of hope in complicated times

Langley’s Trinity Western University’s theatre program presents a story of strength and survival

Actors rehearsing a scene in the upcoming TWU Theatre production of WROL (WIthout Rule of Law), which premieres on Dec. 1. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Yorkson Creek Middle School in Langley is the latest school in town to report a COVID exposure, sending out early notification letters on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Screengrab/GoogleMaps)

Five Langley schools added to COVID list on Saturday

Two elementary, two secondary, and one middle school are reporting someone with coronavirus

Yorkson Creek Middle School in Langley is the latest school in town to report a COVID exposure, sending out early notification letters on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Screengrab/GoogleMaps)
Langley’s Eleanor Wells is hoping to get back to Africa next year to see the progress being made in some remote villages in Zambia. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Face mask sales will help bring water to African villagers

Langley’s Eleanor Wells is thinks globally by acts locally

Langley’s Eleanor Wells is hoping to get back to Africa next year to see the progress being made in some remote villages in Zambia. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotarians plan clothing drive for Langley’s homeless

For the second time this year, the Sunrise satellite club hopes to host a two-hour blitz at MEC

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ralph’s Farm Market in Murrayville was closed for a COVID cleaning Friday, after a staff member tested positive. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

R.E. Mountain Secondary hit again by COVID diagnosis

Ralph’s Farm Market also shut for a thorough cleaning Friday, after staffer confirmed positive

Ralph’s Farm Market in Murrayville was closed for a COVID cleaning Friday, after a staff member tested positive. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio. (Jason Bennett/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Song shares message of strength that resonates with challenging times

Langley singer-songwriter Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio

Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio. (Jason Bennett/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two staff tested positive today (Thursday, Nov. 19) for COVID-19 at the Langley Memorial Hospital long-term care homes – in the Cedar Hill and Redwoods residences. (Langley Advance Times files)

Further outbreaks reported at Langley Memorial Hospital

Two staff with the hospital’s long-term care residences have tested positive for COVID

Two staff tested positive today (Thursday, Nov. 19) for COVID-19 at the Langley Memorial Hospital long-term care homes – in the Cedar Hill and Redwoods residences. (Langley Advance Times files)
Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cancelled services didn’t stop knighted soldier, 99, from paying respects

John Swityk was at Langley’s cenotaph before many awoke Nov. 11, to safely honour his fallen friends

Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to 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)