I could write a column and complain about the commercialization of Christmas.
West Coast Express' Santa Train rolled out of the Port Haney, Maple Meadows, and Pitt Meadows stations Saturday and Sunday morning full of folks who traded toys for tickets to ride.
She's been dubbed Mrs. Claus because of her big heart and her involvement as co-chair of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper for more than a decade.
Donations are needed at the hamper society - this time for the parents of Christmas hamper families and especially for dads.
I love that my community is committed to helping the less fortunate at Christmas time. That is what this season is all about.
There are many ways to donate and help low-income families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have a Merry Christmas.
Once you peel off the layers of this Sunday's strip-a-thon at the CaddyShack show lounge, you'll find selflessness and generosity.
MP Randy Kamp honoured several people who have worked hard in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows with a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal, but he also chose to honour a long-time McDonald's worker who knows how to keep her customers happy.
Glenwood Elementary is inviting the community to come and do some zumba on Thursday to raise money for the Christmas hamper society and their school's gym equipment.
Hundreds of partygoers took in the fireworks finale and surprise flash mob at Ghost Ridge Haunted House Tuesday night.
As a farmer Lorraine Bates is no stranger to getting up before the sun.
As the sun came out on Saturday, so to did more and more people to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest.
Golden Ears Community 4-H Club members have been grooming and training their dairy calves throughout the winter and spring, and now they're ready to strut their stuff in the hopes of winning prizes at this weekend's Country Fest.
Country Fest was still signing up 4-H groups on Monday - as its reputation as a premier agricultural fair continues to spread across the province.
On Tuesday evening, Maple Ridge council passed a bylaw allowing residents to keep bees - and at Country Fest this weekend, they can learn how to do that from beekeeper Melissa Cartwright.
Maple Ridge council is scheduled to decide tonight (Tuesday) whether to explore a land swap deal with SmartCentres for property on the Albion Flats.
Who's got the best beets or pickled carrots? Which youngster has raised, trained, and groomed the best goat? How did that person craft such a stunning quilt?
On Thursday evening, someone who has made an impression with his or her volunteerism and dedication to Maple Ridge will be chosen as the citizen of the year.
Hero pushed his way forward first, the strongest and most vocal, followed by Romeo, Loverboy, and Valerie: the four lambs were born on Valentine's Day on Lorraine Bates' Thornhill farm.