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Warm summer weather amind August long weekend brings out crowds to Aldergrove’s Twilight Drive-In. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove’s Twilight Drive-In expecting big, busy season with new releases

New Ghostbusters, James Bond, and Dune remake will hit the big screen in 2021

For a second year in a row, Fort Langley National Historic Site’s celebration of all things British Columbia is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)

COVID-19 pandemic curtails celebration of B.C. history

Fort Langley National Historic Site will not hold Brigade Days for second year in a row

Aldergrove plaza – the former site of the Alder Inn – will be the location for Tastes of Our Town. (Aldergrove Star files)

Business association gives Aldergrove a taste of the town

Eat local event encourages people to order takeout and dine at new plaza on Saturday, Aug. 14

Chef Dez shares his family recipe for cherry soup. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers up cherry soup – serve hot, warm or chilled

Grandma’s recipe was created to help stretch the amount of cherries

  • Jul 20, 2021
Chef Dez shares his family recipe for cherry soup. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
A mini summer series kicks off this weekend at Langley Community Music School featuring West Coast Chamber Music, followed by a second live concert on July 25 featuring the school’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

TODAY: Live concerts return to Langley music school

Rose Gellert hall fills with the sounds of music again as it host a few in-person shows this summer

A mini summer series kicks off this weekend at Langley Community Music School featuring West Coast Chamber Music, followed by a second live concert on July 25 featuring the school’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A new theatre group launches with the production of <em>The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood</em> at the Fraser Valley Cidery this weekend in Langley.The production includes Michael Charrois playing Jack Pudding. (Geoff King/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New travelling theatre group gets silly in Langley field

Merrie-Makers present fun take on Robin Hood this weekend

A new theatre group launches with the production of <em>The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood</em> at the Fraser Valley Cidery this weekend in Langley.The production includes Michael Charrois playing Jack Pudding. (Geoff King/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe (of Pitt Meadows) star in Theatre in the Country’s upcoming production of Salt-Water Moon. (Reg Parks/Special to The News)

After months away, Langley’s theatre group back on stage before live audience

Theatre in the Country produces Salt-Water Moon this week

  • Jul 12, 2021
Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe (of Pitt Meadows) star in Theatre in the Country’s upcoming production of Salt-Water Moon. (Reg Parks/Special to The News)
Film crews used Langley City’s fire hall for shooting July 9, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Film crew takes over Langley City fire hall for shooting

Langley City Fire Rescue crews had some temporary guests

Film crews used Langley City’s fire hall for shooting July 9, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Tim and the Glory Boys to headline 2021 Summerset Music and Arts Festival in Fort Langley. (Special to The Star)

Summerset Music & Arts Festival announces performer line up for Fort Langley concert

Tim and The Glory Boys, Tyler Joe Miller, and Daniel Wesley to perform Aug. 27 to 29

Tim and the Glory Boys to headline 2021 Summerset Music and Arts Festival in Fort Langley. (Special to The Star)
Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)

12-year-old Aldergrove artist crafts three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners

Kerington Franklin is inspired by terrifying creatures and can spend a whole month on one project

Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)
Khim Hipol’s digital photo taken in 2019 – pre-COVID – is one of the images on exhibit at Fort Gallery. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Art show turns spotlight on changes at home

Fort Gallery launches its annual juried show July 8 with 20 artists participating

Khim Hipol’s digital photo taken in 2019 – pre-COVID – is one of the images on exhibit at Fort Gallery. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chef Dez offers tips for selecting and baking with cherries.

ON COOKING: Cherries the chef’s utmost favourite fresh fruit

When buying cherries, make sure they’re fully ripe as they don’t ripen after harvest

  • Jul 6, 2021
Chef Dez offers tips for selecting and baking with cherries.
<em>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)</em> starring Dylan Coulter and siblings Lauren and Nik Trotzuk. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: Bard takes centre stage around Langley after year delay

Shakespeare is being performed around Fraser Valley from now until July 25

<em>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)</em> starring Dylan Coulter and siblings Lauren and Nik Trotzuk. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Greater Vancouver Zoo marketing manager Cody Gampe shows off a Coelophysis, a dinosaur that’s part of the new Mesozoic Adventure. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Greater Vancouver Zoo takes a page out of Jurassic Park’s playbook

New Mesozoic Adventure features 12 animatronic dinosaurs, excavation area, museum, and gift shop

Greater Vancouver Zoo marketing manager Cody Gampe shows off a Coelophysis, a dinosaur that’s part of the new Mesozoic Adventure. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)
Hundreds took to the streets on July 1 to take in the Aldergrove Canada Day parade. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: Aldergrove celebrates Canada Day with parade, Kwantlen performances

Hundreds watched patriotic floats while Indigenous dances and talks were shared at Aldergrove Plaza

Hundreds took to the streets on July 1 to take in the Aldergrove Canada Day parade. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Painting of a Chickadee is part of Fort Langley Artist Group’s online artist choice exhibition. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley Artist Group picks their favourites

Artist’s choice gallery is online now until July 31 with works up for sale

Painting of a Chickadee is part of Fort Langley Artist Group’s online artist choice exhibition. (Special to The Star)
Langley Advance Times columnist Chef Dez expects his newest book, Cooking Around The World, to be shipped July 9.

ON COOKING: COVID inspired book shares recipes from around the globe

Advance Times’ columnist, Chef Dez, prepares to release his latest cookbook next month

  • Jun 28, 2021
Langley Advance Times columnist Chef Dez expects his newest book, Cooking Around The World, to be shipped July 9.
Langley’s Skylar Walker plays Elijah in Breakwater. (Flick Harrison/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Skylar Walker plays Elijah in Breakwater. (Flick Harrison/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Self-described ‘MomBabes’ Christina Walsh and Carolyn Turkington co-authored a book on motherhood. (Special to The Star)

Self-described ‘MomBabes’ co-author motherhood book

Sisters Christina Walsh and Aldergrove resident Carolyn Turkington put together story collection

Self-described ‘MomBabes’ Christina Walsh and Carolyn Turkington co-authored a book on motherhood. (Special to The Star)