Roxanne Hooper

Artists and artisans will be setting up early Saturday morning (Aug. 18) for the 25th annual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley. The outdoor family event is located on the one-way of Fraser Highway. (Langley Advance files)

Beer garden incorporated into Langley’s 25th annual Arts Alive

More entertainment, more vendors, more food, and a new beverage station added to Saturday's festival.

Artists and artisans will be setting up early Saturday morning (Aug. 18) for the 25th annual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley. The outdoor family event is located on the one-way of Fraser Highway. (Langley Advance files)
Folksy lyrics blended with pop melodies and a unique voice spell “success” for Langley singer songwriter Jessica Barbour – at least that’s her hope. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley musician blends folk and pop in new songs for Arts Alive anniversary

After travelling Europe and Scotland for a bit, a local artist is back home singing and songwriting.

Folksy lyrics blended with pop melodies and a unique voice spell “success” for Langley singer songwriter Jessica Barbour – at least that’s her hope. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Sonya Perkins, a Langley business operator hopes other shop owners will follow suit and clean up and decorate the back alley running parallel to the one-way section of Fraser Highway. With impending road work threatening to tear up the main drag next year, she’s looking for ways to make the back entrances of local stores more inviting to customers. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Alley art aimed at Langley beautification ahead of impending road work

When the one-way on Fraser Highway gets torn up next year, Forever Yours Lingerie will be ready.

Sonya Perkins, a Langley business operator hopes other shop owners will follow suit and clean up and decorate the back alley running parallel to the one-way section of Fraser Highway. With impending road work threatening to tear up the main drag next year, she’s looking for ways to make the back entrances of local stores more inviting to customers. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Rescued puppies reunite on beach in Langley

Rescued puppies reunite on beach in Langley

For a third time, a group of seized dogs - dubbed Langley 66 - came together to celebrate life.

Rescued puppies reunite on beach in Langley
Teri James wants to return to the Langley City council, and will be seeking re-election this fall. (Special to the Langley Advance)

James seeks return to Langley City council

After one term away to focus on her family, a former councillor wants back at the table.

Teri James wants to return to the Langley City council, and will be seeking re-election this fall. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Runner Michael Savage of Langley brought home a fistful of medals and a ton of fond memories from his visit to Nova Scotia last week. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley athletes come home with medals and memories

A number of local Special Olympians represented Team BC 2018 at the Canada Games in the Maritimes.

Runner Michael Savage of Langley brought home a fistful of medals and a ton of fond memories from his visit to Nova Scotia last week. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Redwoods in Langley ranked one of the best for golfers

Redwoods in Langley ranked one of the best for golfers

Langley course has been selected among top 10 in the Lower Mainland.

Redwoods in Langley ranked one of the best for golfers
A&W is raising money for MS with the sale of teen burgers on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

WHAT’S IN STORE: Food helps make miracles happen in Langley

In this week's business column, editor Roxanne Hooper focuses on eateries and one local operator.

A&W is raising money for MS with the sale of teen burgers on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
How fast can your dog run 100 metres? A new, all-inclusive sprinter event has been started in Langley for dogs of all ages, breeds, and pedigrees. (Langley Advance files)

Langley hosts dog racing for all types of canine

Mixed-breed dogs of all ages and abilities will run against a clock at H.D. Stafford Middle School.

How fast can your dog run 100 metres? A new, all-inclusive sprinter event has been started in Langley for dogs of all ages, breeds, and pedigrees. (Langley Advance files)
Langley’s Danielle Ellis trains twice a week with teammate Felicia Voss-Shafiq of Burnaby, travels to Edmonton once a month to train with the entire team, works out with a strength and conditioning coach at the gym five to six days a week, and sprinkles in some yoga and running for good measure. (World ParaVolley/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley volleyball player comfortably stationed on her backside

Overcoming her sore back end, Danielle Ellis quickly fell in love with sitting volleyball at age 16.

Langley’s Danielle Ellis trains twice a week with teammate Felicia Voss-Shafiq of Burnaby, travels to Edmonton once a month to train with the entire team, works out with a strength and conditioning coach at the gym five to six days a week, and sprinkles in some yoga and running for good measure. (World ParaVolley/Special to the Langley Advance)
Langley’s own country music star Dallas Smith is partnering up with his friend and fellow musician, Chad Brownlee, for the sixth annual Boys of Fall Charity Golf Tournament. The event will also feature a private concert that evening featuring the boys and a few special guests.

Langley sound: It’s all about the music

There are a number of music events on tap in Langley in the coming days - this is just a sampling.

Langley’s own country music star Dallas Smith is partnering up with his friend and fellow musician, Chad Brownlee, for the sixth annual Boys of Fall Charity Golf Tournament. The event will also feature a private concert that evening featuring the boys and a few special guests.
Kids and adults lined a small section of the river’s edge to watch a fistful of canoes and a York boat arrive in the ceremonial Brigade Days early Monday afternoon. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley paddles into history on BC Day

Hundreds gathered on the shores of the Bedford Channel in Fort Langley to witness Brigade Days.

Kids and adults lined a small section of the river’s edge to watch a fistful of canoes and a York boat arrive in the ceremonial Brigade Days early Monday afternoon. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Work has been ongoing this summer to replace and repair walking bridges over the Nicomekl River. They’re part of the trail system weaving through the Nicomekl floodplains. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley City lowers new steel walking bridge into place

The second of three spans over the Nicomekl River was replaced, the builders' family there to watch.

Work has been ongoing this summer to replace and repair walking bridges over the Nicomekl River. They’re part of the trail system weaving through the Nicomekl floodplains. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Special Olympics BC – Langley athlete Matthew Williams receives his medal at the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver. (Special Olympics British Columbia photo)

Langley basketball players shoot for national win and trip to Abu Dhabi

Special Olympians with the Langley-based B.C. Warriors compete in this week's Canada Summer Games.

Special Olympics BC – Langley athlete Matthew Williams receives his medal at the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver. (Special Olympics British Columbia photo)
Tamara Jansen has been particularly vocal in the past year on a number of local issues. Now, she’s intending to seek the Conservative Party nomination in the Cloverdale-Langley City riding. (Langley Advance files)

Langley business woman seeking Conservative nod

Tamara Jansen wanting to be MP for Cloverdale-Langley City following next year's federal election.

Tamara Jansen has been particularly vocal in the past year on a number of local issues. Now, she’s intending to seek the Conservative Party nomination in the Cloverdale-Langley City riding. (Langley Advance files)
Bailey Herbert, Demetra Sicoli, Hillary Metcalfe, and Josie Field were in Edmonton for the Canadian Swimming Trials in mid-July. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley swimmer off to Fiji

Langley Olympians Swim Club members are travelling to competitions around the globe.

Bailey Herbert, Demetra Sicoli, Hillary Metcalfe, and Josie Field were in Edmonton for the Canadian Swimming Trials in mid-July. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Langley Thunder Bantam B brought home gold from provincials in Richmond, and the young lacrosse players will now received acknowledgment from the Township mayor. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Gold medalists Langley bantam lacrosse team lauded by mayor

With a season record of 33 wins and three losses, coach gush with pride over young players' efforts.

Langley Thunder Bantam B brought home gold from provincials in Richmond, and the young lacrosse players will now received acknowledgment from the Township mayor. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Holly Dobbie released her first book, Fifteen Point Nine, this month. (Lana Higginbotham/Special to the Langley Advance)

In ‘unforgiving’ world, new book offers hope for bullied youth

First book for Langley author shares experiences of high school bullying.

Holly Dobbie released her first book, Fifteen Point Nine, this month. (Lana Higginbotham/Special to the Langley Advance)
Dylan Coulter, Elyse Maloway, Dayna Coulter, and Mandy Knopp are among the cast of When Life Gives You Lemon Waters, a new play by Langley’s Darcy Knopp. (Darcy J. Knopp/Special to the Langley Advance)

What does one wolf, two knights, and three servers have in common? Langley Players…

A local thespian introduces Langley's first theatre festival starting next Monday.

Dylan Coulter, Elyse Maloway, Dayna Coulter, and Mandy Knopp are among the cast of When Life Gives You Lemon Waters, a new play by Langley’s Darcy Knopp. (Darcy J. Knopp/Special to the Langley Advance)
Langley Rams will kick off the 2018-19 season on Aug. 4 at McLeod Athletic Park, but are hosting an open house this Friday and inviting the public to see them practise and join them for smokies. (Langley Advance Files)

Langley Rams suiting up for another season

The junior football team hosts an open house Friday, ahead of the season opener.

Langley Rams will kick off the 2018-19 season on Aug. 4 at McLeod Athletic Park, but are hosting an open house this Friday and inviting the public to see them practise and join them for smokies. (Langley Advance Files)