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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)
Lily Garden, a Melissa Clark painting. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley artists hosts outdoor show and sale

Melissa Clark’s front garden will be transformed into an art exhibit this weekend

Lily Garden, a Melissa Clark painting. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley standup comedian Susan Thompson said the cost of her return-to-Canada quarantine in hotel was more than she made during a working trip to the U.S. (Canadian Press/Special to Langley Advance Times)

An expensive return home for Langley standup comedian

Susan Thompson scored work in Las Vegas, but a compulsory hotel COVID quarantine put her in the red

Langley standup comedian Susan Thompson said the cost of her return-to-Canada quarantine in hotel was more than she made during a working trip to the U.S. (Canadian Press/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Canada Day parade took place in 2020 with COVID protocols in place. (Aldergrove Star files)

Canada Day parade in Aldergrove set to go ahead

Aldergrove Star mistakenly reported that Township’s virtual July 1 celebrations included parade

Aldergrove Canada Day parade took place in 2020 with COVID protocols in place. (Aldergrove Star files)
Bella Jun claimed the prize for select female dog at the Westminster Dog Show. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove breeder earns two top honours at Westminster dog show

Woodside’s German Shepherds, Arabella and Bella Jun, earned best in breed and select female

Bella Jun claimed the prize for select female dog at the Westminster Dog Show. (Special to The Star)
Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)

Big Splash reopens Canada Day with changes to keep the water park ‘safe for everyone’

Executive Hotels & Resorts has owned and operated the attraction since 2017

Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)
Aldergrove journalist Dean Broughton and his father, Bert. (Special to The Star)

Leave it to Aldergrove resident to tell your living legacy

Journalist Dean Broughton found the importance of family stories by conversing with his father

Aldergrove journalist Dean Broughton and his father, Bert. (Special to The Star)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)

Headliners announced for September’s Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

Festival to host in-person audiences for free outdoor shows on Sept 4 among other themed concerts

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
(Aldergrove Star files)

Canada Day colouring contest open to all ages of Aldergrove residents

People have until June 25 to draw a picture of a local spot that is special to them

(Aldergrove Star files)
Before propane, many people used charcoal briquettes in their barbecues. Chef Dez recommends lump charcoal, a different product that enhances what’s being cooked. (Black Press Media files)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez says don’t lump all barbecue fuels in the same category

Langley barbecues would benefit from use of lump charcoal, a method that has stood the test of time

  • Jun 8, 2021
Before propane, many people used charcoal briquettes in their barbecues. Chef Dez recommends lump charcoal, a different product that enhances what’s being cooked. (Black Press Media files)
Dallas Smith was in the running for another JUNO Award for best country album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley country star in the running for another JUNO

Dallas Smith was a contender for country album of the year

Dallas Smith was in the running for another JUNO Award for best country album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The dancing bun and hotdog return to Twilight Drive In in Aldergrove now that the concession is back open. (Special to The Star)

Dancing hot dog and bun reunite at Aldergrove’s Twilight Drive-In

Concession is back open at the drive-in theatre now that COVID-19 restrictions are being eased

The dancing bun and hotdog return to Twilight Drive In in Aldergrove now that the concession is back open. (Special to The Star)