Tom Zillich

The Braidwood Band performs for the seniors at Zion Park Manor in Surrey, as part of a music program planned by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: Surrey charity brings distanced concerts to care homes, with prop pink firetruck

Familiar tunes performed for seniors during pandemic-era ‘Heart for Music’ program

The Braidwood Band performs for the seniors at Zion Park Manor in Surrey, as part of a music program planned by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (submitted photo)
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Arson charges for Surrey man follow investigation of five incidents in Newton

The RCMP probe began just after noon on April 15

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A youngster goes hunting for trash on a Surrey sidewalk. (Submitted photo: City of Surrey)

Earth Day kickoff for Surrey’s ‘Love Where You Live’ beautification campaign

Prize draws are among incentives for the 2021 program

A youngster goes hunting for trash on a Surrey sidewalk. (Submitted photo: City of Surrey)
Anniedale school in 1899 with teacher Jessie Inglis, left, and students Hugh Gillis, Harry Latta, Fred Williams, Horatio Hodder, Fraser Latta, Margaret Hodder, Robert Hodder, Annie Gillis and Mary Hodder. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)

SURREY NOW & THEN: Old Anniedale schoolhouse closed twice due to pandemic, moved twice

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

Anniedale school in 1899 with teacher Jessie Inglis, left, and students Hugh Gillis, Harry Latta, Fred Williams, Horatio Hodder, Fraser Latta, Margaret Hodder, Robert Hodder, Annie Gillis and Mary Hodder. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)
Radiothon organizers with a prop cheque for PICS from radio station ConnectFM 91.5. Pictured from left to right are Surinder Singh Mann, Inderjeet Hundal, Jagtar Dhaliwal and Satbir Cheema. (submitted photo)

In 13 hours, radiothon raises $470K for ‘revolutionary’ seniors housing facility in Surrey

Guru Nanak Diversity Village will be built in Cloverdale

Radiothon organizers with a prop cheque for PICS from radio station ConnectFM 91.5. Pictured from left to right are Surinder Singh Mann, Inderjeet Hundal, Jagtar Dhaliwal and Satbir Cheema. (submitted photo)
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VIDEO: On ‘Ellen,’ former City of Surrey employee works magic with new ‘Big Trick Energy’ gang

A decade ago, Wes Barker quit his job with the city to do magic professionally

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A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch in 2019. The program is now known as Canteen: A Virtual Food Court, at wearethecanteen.ca. (file/submitted photo)

On #TakeoutDay, Surrey restaurants urge direct meal orders, not second-party delivery

Dowtown Surrey BIA says ‘we can help support restaurants that already have a lot on their plates’

A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch in 2019. The program is now known as Canteen: A Virtual Food Court, at wearethecanteen.ca. (file/submitted photo)
Surrey-raised Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and stars in “1 Hour Photo,” a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s production to be presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres on April 23-24. (submitted photo/Raymond Shum)

‘This Japanese kid who grew up in Whalley’ is thrilled to return with acclaimed ‘1 Hour Photo’

City’s Digital Stage to show Tetsuro Shigematsu’s solo portrait of Mas Yamamoto

Surrey-raised Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and stars in “1 Hour Photo,” a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s production to be presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres on April 23-24. (submitted photo/Raymond Shum)
Everett Cummings in a tribute video posted to dignitymemorial.com.

Mechanic’s death at Surrey dock results in $200K fine for company, union says

Photos of rally outside Surrey court posted on ILWU’s ‘Kill A Worker Go To Jail’ Facebook page

Everett Cummings in a tribute video posted to dignitymemorial.com.
Surrey-area family physician Dr. Inderjit “Andy” Jassal in a photo posted to gofundme.com.

Friends rally to help family of Surrey doctor dead of heart attack at age 42

‘The medical community is a tight knit community; many knew Andy well’

Surrey-area family physician Dr. Inderjit “Andy” Jassal in a photo posted to gofundme.com.
Actors Pat McDermott, left, and George Stone are featured in “Courtship,” a Naked Stage production that involves a green screen for pre-recorded online performances April 23-24. (submitted photo)

Virtual ‘Courtship’ play up next for Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company

Online, ‘Edward’ and ‘David’ share observations about the world’s problems and offer humorous ‘solutions’

Actors Pat McDermott, left, and George Stone are featured in “Courtship,” a Naked Stage production that involves a green screen for pre-recorded online performances April 23-24. (submitted photo)
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Racial comments directed at child at Surrey grocery store, police say

Investigation ‘ongoing as officers work on gathering additional evidence’

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Dennis Springenatic’s family has owned and operated the Round Up Cafe in Whalley for more than 60 years. “The pandemic is destroying a lot of people, especially smaller businesses like this,” he says. A fence now surrounds the front of the diner to keep people from gathering under the awning when the restaurant is closed. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s Round Up Cafe is set to close forever, after 60 years of feeding community

The pandemic is ‘100 per cent the reason it’s closing,’ co-owner Dennis Springenatic says

Dennis Springenatic’s family has owned and operated the Round Up Cafe in Whalley for more than 60 years. “The pandemic is destroying a lot of people, especially smaller businesses like this,” he says. A fence now surrounds the front of the diner to keep people from gathering under the awning when the restaurant is closed. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Surrey’s OCC fielded calls from 305,000 people in 2020, an ‘unusual’ year of fewer such calls

The numbers were released Monday in recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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Indie rock band The Zolas in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.

Surrey’s Earth Day ‘party’ goes virtual with The Zolas and other attractions April 22

Four of Surrey’s annual ‘major events’ will be held virtually this year, and one is cancelled

Indie rock band The Zolas in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.
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Surrey coaches Kroeger, Adams are two of three B.C. award winners

An official announcement will be made in a week or two, and award winners have been notified

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“Hot Rod” cast members in Cloverdale during the movie shoot in the summer of 2006, in a photo by Paul Orazietti, executive director of Cloveradale Business Improvement Association. (submitted photo)

SURREY NOW & THEN: ‘Hot Rod’ comedy helped put Cloverdale on movie/TV map

Film backer says Surrey needs to publicize such site highlights, with ‘Smallville’ and more

“Hot Rod” cast members in Cloverdale during the movie shoot in the summer of 2006, in a photo by Paul Orazietti, executive director of Cloveradale Business Improvement Association. (submitted photo)
Surrey-based band Sleepy Gonzales is featured in "The Longest Intermission," a new online concert series. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Longest Intermission’ concerts spotlight Surrey-rooted bands with nowhere else to play

Brass Camel and Sleepy Gonzales recorded at Ocean Park hall for virtual concerts on two May dates

Surrey-based band Sleepy Gonzales is featured in "The Longest Intermission," a new online concert series. (submitted photo)
A still of Mark Soo’s “Branch,” part of his “Twilight on the Edge of Town” video-art exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery this spring. (submitted photo)
A still of Mark Soo’s “Branch,” part of his “Twilight on the Edge of Town” video-art exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery this spring. (submitted photo)
In a battle of Surrey-raised players, Taylor Browne (left) dribbles by Parm Bains during a UBC Thunderbirds/UFV Cascades basketball game from a recent U Sports season. Browne is now living in Manila waiting to play pro with Alaska Aces, of the Philippine Basketball Association. (Photo: gothunderbirds.ca)
In a battle of Surrey-raised players, Taylor Browne (left) dribbles by Parm Bains during a UBC Thunderbirds/UFV Cascades basketball game from a recent U Sports season. Browne is now living in Manila waiting to play pro with Alaska Aces, of the Philippine Basketball Association. (Photo: gothunderbirds.ca)