Local News – Front Porch Blog

Our Neighbourhood News: From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Hi there neighbours, and a very warm welcome to our blog, From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife.

Why do we call it ‘From the Front Porch’? Because that’s where the real news of a community is shared – on front porches and sidewalks, and in coffee shops and playgrounds. So sit down and stay awhile…. and check back regularly, so we can keep you in the Lynn Valley loop.

Visit here for musings on local life from our neighbourhood observer, Lynn O’Malley, and stories from our editor Peggy Trendell-Jensen. Publisher Jim Lanctot weighs in with news from the world of Lynn Valley real estate, and we look forward to bringing you a range of guest voices from your valley neighbours.

If you have any tidbits of interest, please send them along to our neighbourhood news-gatherer, Peggy Trendell-Jensen, at peggy@lynnvalleylife.com. We can’t guarantee we’ll be able to post them all, but we’ll do our best to spread the word on this blog page or on our Facebook site!

Coffee addicts rejoice

Coffee addicts rejoice

A steady stream of bleary-eyed coffee lovers gave an almost a palpable sigh of relief last month as they returned to their daily pilgrimage to Lynn Valley’s new and improved Starbucks. Back and bigger A short walk across the street from its original location, Nancy Oldham and her team have ...
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Oh Christmas Tree - You're done

Oh Christmas Tree – You’re done

We all love a real Christmas tree and all of the decorations and lights that make the holidays shine in the dark winter. But as the season comes to a close, we have a list of local options for chipping and recycling. Chip ups Lynn Valley Lions - January 5 ...
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Think Red for the Holidays

Think Red for the Holidays

With the busyness and frantic obligations of Christmas and the holidays, we are featuring some of Lynn Valley’s best options for holiday solutions. From finding that perfect something for that hard to buy relative to finding something small and sweet for someone small and sweet: we want you thinking red ...
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Holiday Happenings 2018

Holiday Happenings 2018

We have a list of events, activities and plenty of holiday fun all taking place in Lynn Valley - most of it is free or very low cost! Keep checking back for the latest seasonal celebrations.   Daily Santa at Lynn Valley Centre Check out the lodge at Lynn Valley Centre’s ...
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Who is your good neighbour?

Who is your good neighbour?

It's one of our favorite times of year here at Lynn Valley Life: The Good Neighbor Award season.  Year after year this is a highlight for all of us. Our quiet contributors Day-to-day we try to gather interesting and Innovative stories about Lynn Valley but one thing that is often ...
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Kicking off the Christmas Season - Markets

Kicking off the Christmas Season – Markets

It's the time of year to start thinking about the holidays. Lynn Valley has a number of great markets and fairs – some new some tried-and-true. Come out and explore a handcrafted holiday.Festivities start the weekend of November 24th and 25thThe weekend of November 24th and 25th two Christmas markets are ...
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Troubled bridge finally over water

Troubled bridge finally over water

Four years after a rockslide dramatically changed the Seymour River the replacement pedestrian bridge at Twin Bridges will open as early as late this month. What happened In November 2014 following a severe rainstorm a landslide entered the Seymour River. “The rockfall was about three-quarters of a kilometer downstream of ...
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Realtors Care Blanket Drive

Realtors Care Blanket Drive

LynnValleyLife is honoured to be participating in the Realtors Care Blanket Drive from Nov. 13-20. The annual initiative  has helped more than 345,000 people in our communities stay warm and dry. Last year alone, more than 38,000 people received a blanket, coat, or other donation from the Blanket Drive. Realtors Care ...
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Lest we forget - Remembrance Day in LV

Lest we forget – Remembrance Day in LV

The Lynn Valley Legion is back preparing to mark Remembrance Day. This year they are focusing on remembering Canada’s veterans this Nov. 11 with poppy tagging and a ceremony at Lynn Valley’s Veterans’ Plaza followed by an open house.  This is a busy time for the legion membership, whose core ...
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Neighbourhood News - November 2018

Neighbourhood News – November 2018

When you register for the Neighbourhood News you’ll know when local news, events, coupon offers and real estate listings are posted. You can even add your own comments in some areas of the site. Our goal is to help Lynn Valley residents be engaged, informed, and entertained! ...
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A very good scare

A very good scare

You may have noticed some creepy, eerie sights appearing in Lynn Valley. Over the years a Halloween delight has been building at the corner of Dovercourt and Maginnis Avenue. From fun family tradition to frightful destination the Dovercourt Crypt is celebrating its fifth year by partnering with the B.C. Professional ...
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Meet the candidates: Linda Findlay

Meet the candidates: Linda Findlay

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Robin Hicks

Meet the candidates: Robin Hicks

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Jordan Back

Meet the candidates: Jordan Back

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Greg Robins

Meet the candidates: Greg Robins

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Sameer Parekh

Meet the candidates: Sameer Parekh

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: ZoAnn Morten

Meet the candidates: ZoAnn Morten

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Meet the candidates: Betty Forbes

Meet the candidates: Betty Forbes

We wanted to get to know who in our neighbourhood was stepping up and putting themselves out there to help govern our city. We recognize some of the names and definitely want to get to know those we don’t. We reached out to all the councillor candidates who live in ...
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Picking pumpkins & community building

Picking pumpkins & community building

Fall fun is returning to Lynn Valley Oct. 13! Lynn Valley Elementary School and Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preschool will be hosting their pumpkin patches to kick off the fall season. Pint-sized pumpkin hunters The annual fundraiser for LVPPP creates the perfect fall fair for younger children. With everything from ...
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Neighbourhood News - October 2018

Neighbourhood News – October 2018

When you register for the Neighbourhood News you’ll know when local news, events, coupon offers and real estate listings are posted. You can even add your own comments in some areas of the site. Our goal is to help Lynn Valley residents be engaged, informed, and entertained! ...
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Little rippers ready to ride

Little rippers ready to ride

Little rippers will be taking to the trails this weekend for the the second youth riding event of the season put on by the North Shore Mountain Bike Association.    Trails for all This season the NSMBA has been actively trying to expand follow its motto: Trails for all, trails ...
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Neighbourhood News - September 2018

Neighbourhood News – September 2018

When you register for the Neighbourhood News you’ll know when local news, events, coupon offers and real estate listings are posted. You can even add your own comments in some areas of the site. Our goal is to help Lynn Valley residents be engaged, informed, and entertained! ...
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Culture Days: Shaketown

Culture Days: Shaketown

Lynn Valley will be buzzing with activity for the ninth annual Culture Days September 28-30th. Events and activities will be happening throughout Canada, North Vancouver and in our very own neighbourhood. North Shore Culture Culture Days is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to try something new, ...
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Culture Days: Glorious Mountains

Culture Days: Glorious Mountains

From zeppelin logging to secret whiskey caches, the tales and trails of North Shore mountains come alive in a new book from locals David and Harry Crerar and Bill Maurer. Highlights from The Glorious Mountains of  Vancouver's North Shore will be shared at the upcoming Culture Days Festival in Lynn ...
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3 pieces of homework to do this Fall to take advantage of a changing real estate market

3 pieces of homework to do this Fall to take advantage of a changing real estate market

There have been some changes and lots of chatter about the local housing market in the last few months. LynnValleyLife’s experts believe strongly that for some it may be the perfect time to make a long awaited move. While some segments of the housing market are going strong, others are ...
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Get active getting to school

Get active getting to school

The streets and local schools will soon be buzzing with small, medium and large feet. This is a great time to think about how your children are getting to school. Studies show that students who are able to have some physical activity before class are more mentally prepared to learn, ...
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Neighbourhood News - August 2018

Neighbourhood News – August 2018

When you register for the Neighbourhood News you’ll know when local news, events, coupon offers and real estate listings are posted. You can even add your own comments in some areas of the site. Our goal is to help Lynn Valley residents be engaged, informed, and entertained! ...
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Trail Tales

Trail Tales

The North Vancouver District Library has launched a new program to get families outside and active all the while enjoying a good story.  Trail Tales will take families to Princess Park Aug. 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a literary walk and the story Two Sisters by E. Pauline Johnson and ...
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Harvest time bear awareness

Harvest time bear awareness

With the summer-ready fruit we love bursting with flavour, there is no doubt it will be attracting wildlife as well. In this season of harvest in Lynn Valley’s forests and yards becoming more bear aware will help you and our furry neighbours.  Preventing backyard bears The North Shore Black Bear ...
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Running Jumping Bouncing Dancing Singing Loving Smiling Riding for 10 years

Running Jumping Bouncing Dancing Singing Loving Smiling Riding for 10 years

Ten years ago this October, running, jumping, bouncing, dancing, singing,  loving, smiling, riding three-year-old Finn Sullivan died. Ignited by loss and a touch of happenstance, and fueled by love, Lynn Valley's most powerful charity was born: Team Finn. It all comes back to Finn Not even two years old, Finn Sullivan ...
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