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Lynn Valley Holiday events

November 25, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Holiday cheer in Lynn Valley kicks off this weekend. The season will bring, concerts, teas, Christmas trees and family activities. Check out our picks for local fun, and visit our online Events Calendar as we keep updating it through the…

The End of the Line: From family dream to neighbourhood gem

November 23, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife’s Front Porch Blog will be featuring local businesses over the coming year. We hope to share the stories of our neighbourhood. If you would like to be featured please email info@lynnvalleylife.com. By Robin Thorneycroft, contributing writer It began as…

New look at Lynn Valley Centre debuts Saturday

November 15, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Months of work have come to fruition, and this Saturday Lynn Valley Centre will be unveiling its new look. “The theme of the renovation is ‘Bringing the outside in’,” said Lynn Valley Centre Manager Lorelei Guthrie. “We have a lot…

LV Legion helps community remember the fallen

November 5, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

After a tough couple of years the Lynn Valley Legion is returning to its roots and focusing on remembering Canada’s veterans this Nov. 11 with poppy tagging and a ceremony at Lynn Valley’s Veterans’ Plaza followed by a community open…

Time to sponsor your LV Village Christmas tree!

November 3, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley’s recent snowflakes make this announcement from the Lynn Valley Community Association timely indeed. The festive Lynn Valley Village Christmas Parade of Trees is celebrating its seventh year lighting up the village square with colours, lights, and greenery. Sponsoring…

Help free Lynn Canyon trees!

October 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Robin Thorneycroft, contributing writer Lynn Valley residents will have a chance to wrestle with nature and leave one of our most beloved parks a little healthier on the weekend. The District of North Vancouver is hosting a Free The…

All Souls event remembers Lynn Valley loved ones

October 21, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

At this time of the year, there are a multitude of traditional and non-traditional ways to explore the Great Beyond. From candelit ceremonies in municipal cemeteries to zombie apocalypse Hallowe’en parties, a wide variety of perspectives and celebrations are on…

Lynn Valley Pumpkin Patch brings the community together

October 17, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By Robin Thorneycroft, Contributing Writer Mid-October sees Lynn Valley come alive. The maple trees near Argyle Secondary flame and delight. Locals take over the trails once again, and the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge isn’t packed quite as tightly with nervous…

Give thanks, and give food!

September 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and LynnValleyLife is hoping everyone can have a share in the harvest. This year we are teaming up with St. Clement’s Anglican Church to help people with enough food on their table make sure the same goes…

Pumpkin patches to spring up in Lynn Valley!

September 19, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s almost that time of year for the Great Pumpkin to descend once again (whether Linus sees him or not!) to transform a Lynn Valley field into a magical pumpkin patch. On October 14th starting at 11am, there will be…

Lynn Valley LINK trail becomes a reality

September 16, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The hard work of Lynn Valley Community Association volunteers and district parks staff – and the leadership of local residents Suzanne and Gabriel Mazoret – was celebrated at Lynn Canyon on September 16 with the grand opening of the Lynn…

Celebrate 150th plus local history at Heritage Fair!

July 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Here’s a great community event coming your way! Canada Day celebrations continue with a fair being held on Saturday, July 15th, with lots of indoor and outdoor fun at Mollie Nye House at 940 Lynn Valley Rd. Have a look…

Don’t miss out on Canada Day fun!

June 30, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s certainly no excuse for thumb-twiddling this Long Weekend, given the myriad events that have been organized to celebrate Canada 150+ in style. The Canada Day Parade is extra-special this year, and will kick off with a Lions Pancake Breakfast…

New Lynn Valley Days events offered this year!

June 6, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Days are fast approaching, and fingers are crossed for a warm, sunny weekend. Even if it’s drizzly, however, the famous Big Tent will keep revellers dry and spirits high! We are as pleased as punch to be a…

Concert supports work of Rainbow Refugees

May 20, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Looking for a tuneful end of the week, and happy to support a great cause? Proceeds from this community concert on Friday, May 26 will help fund Rainbow Refugees, a group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada due…

Be a Lynn Valley LINK trail builder!

May 3, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s an exciting new outdoor recreational project afoot in Lynn Valley, and you could be on the ground floor (literally). The Lynn Valley Community Association’s Annual Park Project takes place on Saturday, May 13 and is a key component of the new…

Meet the town planner, and join the LV Community Association!

April 26, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Community Association annual general meeting is coming up on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Please consider getting involved as a member – or even a board member! – to help keep Lynn Valley a community that…

Lynn Valley rock legends offer return performance!

April 25, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It must be something in the water – this little corner of the world has spawned pretty amazing musicians from of all genres.  On Friday, May 5, you’re invited to celebrate Lynn Valley’s rock legend with a performance by The…

Shred for a cure!

April 19, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve been putting off your spring cleaning because you’re buried in six boxes of old tax returns and financial stubs dating from 1979, now’s your chance to get out from under. The “Shredding for a Cure” event, in memory…

Lynn Valley featured in Hendry Hall production

April 5, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve always loved the character of Lynn Valley, you’ll love watching Lynn Valley as a character. More properly, Lynn Valley is the setting of a play opening up at Hendry Hall – but given the theme of 2000, it’s…

Benefit concerts coming to Lynn Valley

March 8, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There are two musical fundraisers coming to our neighbourhood to promote two excellent causes! On Saturday, March 11, acoustic guitarist Stephen King will be hosting an evening of good music and good company to raise funds for those affected by…

Lynn Valley United invites all to grand opening of new church

February 24, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

For decades, Lynn Valley United’s red-brick church was a community landmark at the corner of Mountain Hwy and Harold Road, just across from Lynn Valley Elementary School. Even non-churchgoers enjoyed its annual fall fairs and encouraging notes on its message…

Open Houses held to demo highway improvements

February 4, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With the recent announcement about increased funding that will allow for a smoother flow of  traffic up to and around the Ironworkers Memorial bridge, two meetings have been scheduled to update the public and answer questions. Please see this Lynn…

Christmas coming to Lynn Valley

November 26, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The season of Advent is almost upon us, and the valley is starting to prepare for Christmas. If you’re wanting your Christmas tree dollars to go to go to work in your community, be sure to head to the Lynn…

Decorate a Christmas tree in LV Village!

November 4, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Sixth Annual Lynn Valley Village Christmas Parade of trees is approaching, and we are already looking forward to seeing Lynn Valley Village transformed into a magical forest of decorated Christmas trees. If you want to get in on the fun,…

Church offers to help remember Lynn Valley departed

October 19, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

While October 31  focusses on trick-or-treating and fireworks, that costumed caper is only the beginning of a three-day “Hallowtide” festival that has evolved over the past thousand years. The following two days, All Saints Day on November 1 and All…

We’re proud to sponsor these Pumpkin Patches

September 20, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

 

Lynn Valley a hotbed for Culture Days offerings

September 14, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Discover a new hobby, explore a new interest, or just have some out-of-the-ordinary fun at this year’s Culture Days that run from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. Culture Days kicked off in 2009 with the goal of making…

Enjoy all things Polish at Labour Day festival

August 17, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

An annual celebration of Polish food and culture  returns to Lynn Valley Village on Sunday, September  4. The fourth annual Polish Cultural Festival will feature Polish music, singing and folk dancing and a special program for children and youth with…

Donate (and buy!) jewellery for a good cause

August 3, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

So, when’s the last time you wore that Aztek-style necklace hanging in your jewellery box?  Or the green earrings that turned out to clash with everything in your wardrobe? Or the kindly meant birthday bracelet that just isn’t “you”? Hayley…

Concert and culture nights rock Lynn Valley Village

July 6, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Concerts and culture nights are back to Lynn Valley Village for Summer 2016! As you’ll see in this North Vancouver Recreation and Culture calendar listing, Lynn Valleyites won’t be lacking for things to do all summer long. The Friday night…

Celebrate Canada Day in Lynn Valley (and beyond)!

June 29, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It seems there are an ever-growing number of reasons to be grateful that we live where we do. Whether it’s for a moment, an hour or a day, we hope you can make time to celebrate our country this Friday,…

Lynn Valley Day brings back memories

June 1, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thank you to Dianne Elphinstone for sharing some of her Lynn Valley Day memories and photos! Volunteer or attend this year’s community celebration on the weekend of June 17 to 19; check out all the details here. In the early…

Lynn Valley Day – what’s new for 2016!

May 15, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It wasn’t easy, but LynnValleyLife finally caught up with Lynn Valley Day organizer Eric Miura on Friday – a rare chance to spend some time with this uber-busy volunteer who juggles his day job with executive roles in the Lynn…

Lynn Valley youth perform in chocolate factory theatrical

May 2, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley young people are hitting the stage this month as they take part in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, presented by SMP Youth. Heather Gawenda tells us that many cast and crew from Argyle Secondary, Upper…

Take a “Jane’s Walk” and hear Lynn Valley history

April 20, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Jane’s Walks are coming to Lynn Valley,  just in time to celebrate the 100th birthday of the person after whom they were named. Writer and activist Jane Jacobs had a significant influence on urban planning in the 1960s, when she…

Gardening season is here, and LV plant sale, too!

April 13, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With the recent (on and off!) spate of sunny weather, Lynn Valley green thumbs are itchy to get out into their gardens. It’s too early to get annuals out, but we have a great list of gardening tasks that can…

Lynn Valley Day weekend moves to June

April 6, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Mark your calendars! After decades in its last-weekend-of-May slot, Lynn Valley Days is moving to the weekend of June 17 to 19, 2016. And along with the move comes a great new event – a Father’s Day breakfast on the…

Celebrate Easter in Lynn Valley!

March 23, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It sounds like there will be a mix of sun and clouds in Lynn Valley’s future, but whatever the weather we hope the Easter weekend is joyful for all! If it is rainy, there’s no better way to spend the…

Christmas coming alive in Lynn Valley!

November 28, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Christmas season is officially arriving at Lynn Valley in the days ahead, and we can’t wait! (And remember, a great way to celebrate the season is to let us know about the people who have made our community a…

Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen an outing for all

November 16, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s some great Lynn Valley talent to be enjoyed in this holiday must-see for the whole family, coming to Presentation House from December 2 through 20. Lovers of Friday Night Live theatre improv will be delighted to know that Alan…

Lynn Valley remembers

November 7, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Remembrance Day events are growing in size all over Canada, as memories of past losses combine with sombre reflection about current conflict realities, risks and sacrifices. The Lynn Valley service of remembrance has outgrown its earlier incarnation as a quiet…

Halloween in Lynn Valley – not just for kids!

October 28, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’ve already told you about all the fun Halloween happenings for Lynn Valley’s youngsters – but this neighbourhood is throwing a few bashes for grown-up ghouls and gals, too! New this year is a parkade party – yes, that’s right…

Happy Halloween hi-jinx in Lynn Valley!

October 23, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There are all sorts of fun activities to keep young ghosts and princesses busy this year – including our LynnValleyLife jack o’ lantern carving contest! Neighbourhood fun starts the weekend before Halloween. Here are some we’ve rounded up for you,…

Brush up on voter basics at Democracy Cafe!

September 19, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We have all, at times, been guilty of taking our democratic system for granted. Many citizens even forego their chance to vote, despite the fact that casting a ballot is a privilege denied to many in this world. But more…

Memories of Lynn Valley Day 2015!

June 9, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We bet there are a ton of great Lynn Valley Day photos floating around out there, but here are some from the editor’s iPhone, taken in between shifts running the egg-and-spoon races! Thanks to everyone who pitched in, paraded, participated…

1962 Lynn Valley Day May Queen remembers crowning glory

May 25, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From Lynn O’Malley, Voice of the Valley She may have accomplished many things in her life since, but chief among Jane Jessop’s memories is being crowned May Queen at the 1962 Lynn Valley Day. And it wasn’t just any Lynn…

Mom won in a walk: a Lynn Valley Day memory

May 18, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By contributing writer Len Corben My mother’s Achilles heel was actually her most valuable asset. At least it was on the afternoon she entered the Lynn Valley Day walking race from 15th Street and Lonsdale Avenue to Lynn Valley Park…

Granddaughter offers glimpse into Lynn Valley Day history

May 2, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thanks to our internet-connected world, a little piece of Lynn Valley history recently came to light. Kim Wertenberger of Wapato, Washington, sent LynnValleyLife a photo of a much-cherished trophy that once belonged to her grandfather, Brian J. Ingoldsby. “I love…

Celebrate whisky, books, music and friendship at red-letter library event

May 1, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Longtime Lynn Valley resident Trish McMordie was well known for her sense of fun, community service, hospitality and love of reading and teaching. So it’s no surprise that all these elements are coming together to create a special event in…

Celtic spiritual practices introduced at workshops

April 15, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley is home to nearly a dozen churches and congregations of various types. But in this age that is often described as “spiritual but not religious,” church leaders are increasingly being found outside their buildings, helping people of all…

TED talks live-streamed at LV library

March 13, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The entire TED talks conference is being live-streamed, at various North Van libraries at various times. See below for the schedule; we’ve bold-faced those events taking place in the Lynn Valley branch. Learn more about the sessions and the speakers…

It takes a village to make LV Day happen!

March 1, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A year or two ago, Lynn Valley Day was voted the North Shore’s best festival in the North Shore News’ Readers’ Choice Awards. That same year, Lynn Valley was voted the best neighbourhood in which to live. Coincidence? We think…

Christmas Magic in Lynn Valley!

November 26, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are happy to pass along this press release from the Lynn Valley Community Association, who have once again teamed up with the Lynn Valley Lions to light up the spirit of Christmas in our neighbourhood! Parade of Christmas Trees…

All Hallow’s Eve tips, tricks and treats!

October 24, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We know there are lots of plans being hatched in the neighbourhood for Halloween block parties, costume extravaganzas and scary movie nights. If you’re looking for some community get-togetherness, Friday Night Live is hosting a Neighbourhood Halloween Party for all…

History Centre showcases diverse stories

October 22, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

  A press release from the North Vancouver Museum & Archives: North Vancouver has undergone many changes in recent years. We see this in changing skylines, advertisements about new businesses and festivals, and in the diversity of people now residing…

Pumpkin patches to spring up in Lynn Valley

October 8, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The mist will soon descend and the magic will happen… and Lynn Valley families will wake up to find that two pumpkin patches have taken root right in the heart of this mountain village! Whether your kids are young or…

Cairn dedication marks Canada’s entry to WWI

July 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Legion invites residents to mark the historic occasion of the centenary of Canada entering World War One by witnessing the dedication ceremony of a memorial cairn on Monday, August 4: YOU ARE INVITED: MONDAY, AUGUST 4 at…

Bike race, old-fashioned carnival in LV this weekend!

June 25, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, it may not be a long weekend TECHNICALLY (although we suspect a few people might be taking Monday off), but there is sure a lot going down in Lynn Valley on June 28/29! A big splash will be made…

Lynn Valley Days 2014 – one of the best ever!

June 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Wow! What a great Lynn Valley Day weekend! The LynnValleyLife crew was busy running the games pitch and the new SuperKids Obstacle Course, but were able to capture some of the park and parade festivities on camera. Here is a…

Lynn Valley steps up to Relay for Life

May 27, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

All of us know someone, or more than one someone, who has been touched by cancer. Those of us in Lynn Valley are no exception, which is why many of our neighbours are stepping up to take a leading role…

Bell & Anchor invites neighbourhood newcomers

May 21, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With its trademark anchor in the front lawn, St. Clement’s Anglican Church at 3400 Institute Road is a well-recognized Lynn Valley institution. But church members know that not everyone in the neighbourhood feels quite so established in the community. Alecia…

Concert to cap off Lynn Valley Day celebration

May 17, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There won’t be any “post-Lynn Valley Day” let-down this year, thanks to a new event sponsored by Bosa Development. Lynn Valley Day won’t wind down with the last spin of the carnival merry-go-round on the afternoon of May 31. Instead,…

Plant yourself at LV Garden Club sale

May 2, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The always-popular Lynn Valley Garden Club plant sale is a great chance to purchase new plant stock, meet your neighbours, share some garden advice and even find that perfect Mother’s Day gift. The club’s annual spring plant sale takes place…

Input on Argyle rebuild invited

April 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A letter from North Vancouver’s Superintendent of Schools…. Dear Parents/Guardians/Residents in the Argyle Family of Schools Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to invite you to attend an Argyle Family of Schools meeting on: Wednesday,…

African charities host sale at MNH

April 6, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Five different local charities, with many Lynn Valley members, have joined together to host a sale and awareness-raising event on Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House. Organizers encourage you to bring family and friends…

Mountain bike gear swap coming soon!

April 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We are happy to pass along this press release from the North Shore Mountain Bike Association, most of whose directors live in Lynn Valley. Scroll down for info on how to sell your gear that day. For further information about…

Buy, sell, and support charity at huge LV garage sale event!

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Declutter your home or re-feather your nest (or both!) by taking part in a Super-Sized Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 10. The event is being hosted by Reachout To Africa, (R2A) a North Vancouver Christian registered charity that works to…

Friday Night Live switches it up for April

March 29, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Just when you thought one family couldn’t possibly house any more artistic talent, Joel Grinke shows up to prove you wrong. Joel is older brother to Matt Grinke, the uber-talented pianist whose off-the-cuff accompaniment to Friday Night Live’s hilarious improv…

TED talks come to Lynn Valley!

March 15, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, you could live-stream next week’s TED conference from your home computer, but it will cost you $600. (Of course, that beats the $7,500 in-person ticket price.) Fortunately, there’s a third option for those of us who want to take…

World-class magic show amongst late-winter diversions

March 3, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This wet shoulder season,  existing between winter’s slush and springtime’s sun, can be a damp and forlorn time of year – in other words, one not always ideal for entertaining kids on a two-week break from school. Fortunately, there are…

Hope, sweat and breathe to fund a cure

February 19, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Hope, sweat and breathe. When times are tough, sometimes that’s all you can do. And when times are good? “Hope, sweat, breathe” can be the best plan of action then, too. Lynn Valley’s Ryan and Deb Purcell have experienced both…

LV Christmas wraps up with carol sing, prize announcements

December 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A big tent kept merry-makers dry and bales of hay provided the seating at the wrap up of the Lynn Valley Christmas event in Lynn Valley Village. Those who braved the evening weather were treated with holiday barbershop tunes from…

Come celebrate neighbourly spirit this weekend

December 20, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It was a pleasure to read your stories of the good folks of Lynn Valley who were nominated for this year’s Good Neighbour Award. You can read some of the top stories in the “Notable Neighbours” category of our Front…

Christmas spirit alive and well in Lynn Valley

December 4, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley is lit up for the season of goodwill – literally and figuratively. On December 1, in front of a huge crowd, North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, MP Andrew Saxton and MLA Jane Thornthwaite flipped the switch to…

Local musician is Nashville-bound

November 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Turns out that Lynn Valley is en route between South Africa and Nashville, Tennessee.  At least that’s what Amy Dreyer hopes. Amy wears many hats – she’s here from South Africa as an international development student at SFU and also…

Lynn Valley Christmas entertainment line-up announced!

November 18, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Nominate Lynn Valley’s Good Neighbour for 2013!

November 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We’ve been looking forward to this all year! It’s finally time to put the call-out for nominations for this year’s Good Neighbour Award. We loved reading the stories you sent in last year. We heard about animal lovers and faithful…

Catch FNL fever before fall season wraps up!

November 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Growing audiences have been delighted with this season’s line-up of guest performers at the weekly musical improv night held at Lynn Valley United Church. Friday Night Live has welcomed wellknown Vancouver performers, such as Bard on the Beach’s Andrew Wheeler…

Sponsor Christmas tree in LV Village!

October 22, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This just in from Lynn Valley Community Association….  (For more information about adopting a Christmas tree, click here. As of November 6, there are only 13 left, so don’t delay! We are once again offering sponsored Christmas trees in  LynnValley Village this holiday season. We are planning a family weekend of…

LV Legion throws down dress-up challenge!

October 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Halloween isn’t just for kids. In fact, this party is for grown-ups only! The Lynn Valley Legion is inviting members and non-members alike to come out and enjoy an evening of ghoulish fun on Saturday, October 26 starting at 7…

FNL launches new season of music and laughs

October 2, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There aren’t many North Shore residents who can get up from their dinner table on a Friday night, decide against another night in front of the TV, and, just 10 minutes later, be enjoying an evening of live music and…

Mollie Nye centennial a great success

September 22, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Miss Mollie Nye herself couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant celebration of the 100th birthday of the house her family built on Lynn Valley Road in 1913. House staff and volunteers from the Lynn Valley Services Society, which operates…

Starbucks celebrates 20 years!

September 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s hard to believe, but our local Starbucks coffee shop has been in business for 20 years, and LynnValleyLife was fortunate enough to be there to celebrate the occasion. Friday, September 13 was anything but unlucky for people who were…

Celebrate Mollie Nye House centennial with traditional fall fair!

September 9, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Before Mollie Nye bequeathed her home to the District of North Vancouver, the Lynn Valley schoolteacher could often be found canning the harvest from her vast garden or baking pies in her small kitchen. That pioneering creativity will be brought…

Experience Polish life at LV festival

August 24, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Updated September 25, 2013: Please scroll down for a post-event thank-you letter from the organizer! Did you know that composer Frederic Chopin, two-time Nobel prizewinner Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus were all Polish-born? Well, they were. And if you’d…

Have you got talent, Lynn Valley??

August 23, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, of course Lynn Valley’s got talent – lots of it! So we’re thrilled that Lynn Valley Village is putting together a Lynn Valley’s Got Talent event. And we’re confident it will rival anything you’ve seen on TV to date,…

Project Sunflower to honour best blooms

August 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The stems are staggering, the leaves are lion-sized, and the blooms are bursting open. Congratulations to all you Project Sunflower growers who managed to nurse your seedlings through to flowering! We’ve seen the results as we’ve been cruising the neighbourhood…

LV town centre planning: a range of perspectives

June 8, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

UPDATED: June 28, 2013 You’ve seen the signs around the neighbourhood, the pamphlets in your mailbox, and the emails in your inbox. As public consultation regarding the implementation plan for Lynn Valley’s town centre intensifies, a range of views are being…