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Rattle The Glass by Marty Zylstra was played on Hockey Night In Canada. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge musician on Hockey Night In Canada

Marty Zylstra’s song played during second period of Jan. 31 game

Naomi Lane has published two books since retiring in 2018. (Special to The News)

New Maple Ridge author releases first two books

Naomi Lane writes relatable tales of growing older, and changing relationships

Dwight Storring of Kitchener, Ont. aired ‘Dog’s Best Friend’ on YouTube at the end of January to bring awareness to the efforts made by ElderDog Canada. (screen grab)

‘Dog’s Best Friend:’ Documentary highlights non-profit that helps seniors with dog care

Volunteer-run ElderDog offers its free services to seniors in Ridge Meadows

Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe star in Theatre in the Country’s livestream production of <em>Saltw-Water Moon</em>. (Reg Parks/Special to The Star)

Theatre in the Country offers Canadian tale through Zoom

Tickets for Salt-Water Moon by David French, with special Valentine’s Day presentation, are on sale

Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe star in Theatre in the Country’s livestream production of <em>Saltw-Water Moon</em>. (Reg Parks/Special to The Star)
Frozen vegetables have the same nutritional value as fresh but offer more convenience. (Deb Lindsey/Washington Post)

ON COOKING: Don’t freeze out this key food option, says Chef Dez

Frozen produce offer convenience and has been shown to retain nutritional value compared to fresh

  • Feb 4, 2021
Frozen vegetables have the same nutritional value as fresh but offer more convenience. (Deb Lindsey/Washington Post)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
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Cam Blake released his first album called <em>Bad Vacation</em> on Jan. 15. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge musician releases first album

Cam Blake’s first album, Bad Vacation, released Jan. 15

Cam Blake released his first album called <em>Bad Vacation</em> on Jan. 15. (Special to The News)
First time author Stacey Chomiak is releasing Still Stace in October, 2021. (Special to The News)
First time author Stacey Chomiak is releasing Still Stace in October, 2021. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Bruce Coughlan. (Special to The News)

Robbie Burns day to be feted virtually by Maple Ridge musician

Bruce Coughlan will hold virtual concert in Campbell River theatre in honour of Scottish bard

Maple Ridge’s Bruce Coughlan. (Special to The News)
Lions Gate Chorus performing ‘Fight Song’ by Rachel Platten. (Screenshot)

WATCH: Lions Gate Choir battle negative news with ‘Fight Song’

Four-part a cappella chorus released Zoom recording of the song late last year

Lions Gate Chorus performing ‘Fight Song’ by Rachel Platten. (Screenshot)
Tips on finding the right wok. (Dorren Corbey photo)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez has tips to find the wok that works

The least expensive one may be the best option for most kitchens

  • Jan 5, 2021
Tips on finding the right wok. (Dorren Corbey photo)
Gord Maxwell and Laurie Thain, who perform together as Maxwell and Thain, have released a Christmas song. (Dee Lippingwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Enjoy a Christmas song by Maple Ridge teacher, performed by her dad

Though the song was written a few years ago, its reflective tone captures 2020

Gord Maxwell and Laurie Thain, who perform together as Maxwell and Thain, have released a Christmas song. (Dee Lippingwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
META STILL LIFE, 40 X 60 inches, acrylic and graphite on canvas. (ACT Art Gallery/Special to The News)

Nationally renowned artist coming to the ACT gallery in Maple Ridge

Meditations: The Still Lives of Leslie Poole coming to the ACT Arts Centre in January

META STILL LIFE, 40 X 60 inches, acrylic and graphite on canvas. (ACT Art Gallery/Special to The News)
A stubborn little dragon named Freddy refuses to wear his green shoes because his friends make fun of him. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge children’s author examines the issue of bullying

My Dragon Doesn’t Want To Wear Shoes is the third book by Ligia Carvalho

A stubborn little dragon named Freddy refuses to wear his green shoes because his friends make fun of him. (Special to The News)
Once again the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering to waive library fines in lieu of donations to the local food bank. The program runs until early January. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Librarians help get people in the holiday spirits

With a plethora of seasonal resources available, the local libraries have lots to offer members

  • Dec 9, 2020
Once again the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering to waive library fines in lieu of donations to the local food bank. The program runs until early January. (Special to The News)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez pares down the best holiday kitchen gadget ideas

Christmas gift suggestions for the foodie in your life

  • Dec 7, 2020
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
Maple Ridge author Matthew Bennett just published his first science fiction novel. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author publishes first Sci Fi

Story takes place in the year 2337 on a planet divided in two

Maple Ridge author Matthew Bennett just published his first science fiction novel. (Special to The News)
Local musician Peter Tam is hosting and performing in Home for Christmas, a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries annual kettle campaign. (Contributed)
Local musician Peter Tam is hosting and performing in Home for Christmas, a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries annual kettle campaign. (Contributed)
Maple Ridge artist Zoran Malinovski has a new online exhibition called What’s Happening. (Angie Malinovski/Special to The News)

Exhibition by Maple Ridge artist brings environment back to the forefront

Zoran Malinovski’s online exhibition called What’s Happening

Maple Ridge artist Zoran Malinovski has a new online exhibition called What’s Happening. (Angie Malinovski/Special to The News)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Mulligatawny is tough to spell but a tasty soup

Chef Dez offers up his version of a classic soup

  • Nov 26, 2020
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.