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Maple Ridge artist Raeanne Schachter at Place des Arts where her exhibition Dames – Women With Stories is on display. (Jim Camozzi/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge artist celebrates first solo exhibition Dames – Women With Stories

Each piece uses a variety of processes including acrylics, collage and poetry.

Chef Dez

CHEF DEZ ON COOKING – Making culinary resolutions for 2022

Offering some tips for changing up meal making and more this new year

  • Jan 5, 2022
Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)

Hope episode kicks off 7th season of CBC’s Still Standing

New season shot under strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols

(From A Christmas Story by Jack Emberly/Special to The News)

Jack Emberly narrates a made-in-B.C. Christmas story

Longtime News columnist relates a tale by Geoff Clayton

(From A Christmas Story by Jack Emberly/Special to The News)
Melena Rounis at Memorial Peace Park. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge dancer releases music video to support local

Dancing through the Memorial Peace Park against the Christmas lights, through local…

Melena Rounis at Memorial Peace Park. (Screenshot)
Pamela Melon’s first children’s book The Face Painter’s Mirror is about gender stereotyping. (Special to The News)

Gender stereotyping tackled in Maple Ridge author’s first children’s book

The Face Painter’s Mirror was inspired by a true event in Pamela Melon’s life

Pamela Melon’s first children’s book The Face Painter’s Mirror is about gender stereotyping. (Special to The News)
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers ideas to add flavour to polenta

Cornmeal can be a side dish instead of potatoes

  • Dec 19, 2021
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com
Local musician Peter Tam is hosting a fundraising concert for the Salvation Army on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge musician holding free concert in benefit of Salvation Army

Peter Tam will be joined by Lauren Trotzuk singing Christmas songs by request

Local musician Peter Tam is hosting a fundraising concert for the Salvation Army on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Special to The News)
Ally, Dani, Melike, Emma J, Micaela, Shelby, Emma M, Elayne, and Violet performing at the Christmas in Pitt Meadows event. (Claire Oliverio/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge Secondary choir group brings Christmas cheer to the Pitt Meadows celebration

The nine-singer Caelum Treble Chorus performed on Dec. 3 at Spirit Square

Ally, Dani, Melike, Emma J, Micaela, Shelby, Emma M, Elayne, and Violet performing at the Christmas in Pitt Meadows event. (Claire Oliverio/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)
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)
Clair-Obscur is coming to The ACT Arts Centre. (Special to The News)
Clair-Obscur is coming to The ACT Arts Centre. (Special to The News)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Joyce Gillespie (Port Coquitlam); Chris Carver (Maple Ridge); Roger Meloche (Coquitlam). Front row from the left: Cathie Young (Port Coquitlam); and Halia Hirniak (Pitt Meadows). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Curtain goes up soon on annual Christmas radio play

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows actors part of Radio Suspense Theatre in Langley during mid-December

Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Joyce Gillespie (Port Coquitlam); Chris Carver (Maple Ridge); Roger Meloche (Coquitlam). Front row from the left: Cathie Young (Port Coquitlam); and Halia Hirniak (Pitt Meadows). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge author Cathy Ace has been nominated for an international fictional crime writing award. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author shorlisted for international crime novel award

The Corpse with the Iron Will is the 10th book in the Cait Morgan Mysteries by Cathy Ace

Maple Ridge author Cathy Ace has been nominated for an international fictional crime writing award. (Special to The News)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers up lessons on braising to make meat more tender

Technique can make tougher cuts of meat worth considering

  • Nov 22, 2021
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
Aboriginal Education students Sophia Augustine and Zachary Aiken are among those organizing a toy drop to help families in need at Christmas. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Toy drop at Maple Ridge secondary coming up

Drop off new toys or gift cards for local families in need

Aboriginal Education students Sophia Augustine and Zachary Aiken are among those organizing a toy drop to help families in need at Christmas. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The fairgrounds at Albion Park stepped back to the Middle Ages. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge goes back to the Middle Ages

A medieval society gets back in action after pandemic interruption

The fairgrounds at Albion Park stepped back to the Middle Ages. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Music of Ludwig van Beethoven being celebrated at the ACT. (The ACT/Special to The News)

Beethoven’s birthday being celebrated at The ACT in Maple Ridge

Concert will also feature music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich

Music of Ludwig van Beethoven being celebrated at the ACT. (The ACT/Special to The News)
The Society for Creative Anachronism, seen here staging fights at the Haney Farmer’s Market in Memorial Peace Park, will host medieval competitions at the Albion Fairgrounds on Saturday. (The News files)

Maple Ridge gets medieval on Saturday

Event will recreate competitions and events from the Middle Ages

The Society for Creative Anachronism, seen here staging fights at the Haney Farmer’s Market in Memorial Peace Park, will host medieval competitions at the Albion Fairgrounds on Saturday. (The News files)