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Last year there were 135 participants in the Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Season of Giving Community Card Project. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Card writers needed to spread joy to isolated Maple Ridge seniors this holiday season

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is looking for card writers for community card project

Last year there were 135 participants in the Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Season of Giving Community Card Project. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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Dancers for dairy preparing for the fundraising event. (Dunvegan Dance Academy Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge dance school organizes dance-a-thon to raise funds for an Abbotsford farm

Funds will go to Schurmann family to help them rebuild their farm devastated in floods

Dancers for dairy preparing for the fundraising event. (Dunvegan Dance Academy Facebook/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Fall Granting Ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 9. (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Fall Granting Ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 9. (Special to The News)
Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)
UPlan youth table in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, during a recent team outing to see Christmas lights. (Special to The News)

UPlan to accept Holiday Lights tour submissions until Dec. 3

Would also include entries from businesses and commercial buildings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

UPlan youth table in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, during a recent team outing to see Christmas lights. (Special to The News)
Custom pet portraits by the student led Animal Aid and Welfare Club at Westview Secondary School. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge student group using artistic talents to raise money for ARMS

Original holiday cards for sale and custom portraits by commission

Custom pet portraits by the student led Animal Aid and Welfare Club at Westview Secondary School. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mankey shared a picture of a blue heron flying overhead in Maple Ridge recently. It was soaring high in the morning sky. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 1, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mankey shared a picture of a blue heron flying overhead in Maple Ridge recently. It was soaring high in the morning sky. (Special to The News)
The screening of <em>A Christmas Story</em> takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The screening of A Miracle on 34th Street takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Cineplex Pitt Meadows screening of holiday classic for seniors only

By donation festive event hosted by Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network

The screening of <em>A Christmas Story</em> takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The screening of A Miracle on 34th Street takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Kestin Webster with his new AirPods courtesy of Whonnock Roofing. (Special to The News)
Kestin Webster with his new AirPods courtesy of Whonnock Roofing. (Special to The News)
Take N’ Make kits are available from Pitt Meadows Library this holiday season. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Holiday a great time to explore the creative side

Pitt Meadows Library has a series of Take ‘n’ Make kits that children will enjoy ahead of Christmas

  • Dec 1, 2021
Take N’ Make kits are available from Pitt Meadows Library this holiday season. (Special to The News)
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)

Toy drive to help flood-ravaged cities in joint effort by Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Dec. 11 event aimed at ensuring every kid has something under the tree at Christmas

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)
Firefighters train at the Justice Institute of BC campus in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Giving Tuesday: JIBC raising money for virtual reality technolgy to train students

Maple Ridge campus provides hands-on firefighting practice and training

Firefighters train at the Justice Institute of BC campus in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
A house on Bonson Rd. displaying holiday lights. (Special to The News)
A house on Bonson Rd. displaying holiday lights. (Special to The News)
Yennadon Grade 7 students from left, Simran Naicker, Anna Jordison, Violet Forgie, and Finley Ramage, roll coins after the school’s Flood the Valley With Care fundraiser. (Special to The News)

Students at Maple Ridge school raise thousands for flood victims

Yennadon students also raising money for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society

Yennadon Grade 7 students from left, Simran Naicker, Anna Jordison, Violet Forgie, and Finley Ramage, roll coins after the school’s Flood the Valley With Care fundraiser. (Special to The News)
The Haney Holiday Farmers Market was held on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Haney Farmers Market has permanent director

Alex Pope will head Maple Ridge’s popular Saturday market

The Haney Holiday Farmers Market was held on Saturday. (Special to The News)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News/files)

BCLC raising money for Maple Ridge food bank

Purchase local gift cards, bid on silent auction

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News/files)
Tammy Clark, a regular Through Your Lens contributor, shared this fall photograph captured while paddling along the Alouette River. She calls it “paradise.” (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 29, 2021
Tammy Clark, a regular Through Your Lens contributor, shared this fall photograph captured while paddling along the Alouette River. She calls it “paradise.” (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Museum has this picture on file in its archives depicting old Haney with the land mass created by the landslide sticking out into the Fraser. The picture was taken approximately 20 years after the disaster struck, according to museum records. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives #P00396/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: 141 years ago Haney suffered a great landslide

Maple Ridge Museum shares recollections of a deadly slide along the Fraser River

  • Nov 29, 2021
Maple Ridge Museum has this picture on file in its archives depicting old Haney with the land mass created by the landslide sticking out into the Fraser. The picture was taken approximately 20 years after the disaster struck, according to museum records. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives #P00396/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Secondary School students’ choir group performed at the winter market on Saturday. (Claire Oliverio/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Secondary School students’ choir group performed at the winter market on Saturday. (Claire Oliverio/Special to The News)