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Bigger than ever: $1 million Miracle Mile at Menangle

If the first Tuesday in November means the Melbourne Cup, the first Saturday in March brings the harness racing equivalent, the $1 million Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park, Menangle. The running of the Miracle Mile is the grand finale of a three week harness racing carnival and it attracts thousands of sports fans. The 2021… Read more »

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Rugby league bringing ancient cultures close to home

Put this Saturday, March 6 in your diary because as far as Campbelltown is concerned, too much culture is never enough. Last week it was the Macarthur Greeks launching a major exhibition in the Campbelltown arts centre. It came after a year when there was strong focus on Indigenous culture and history as part of… Read more »

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Macarthur FC return serve against Sydney FC

Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic may not agree, but when you’re on the road, one out of two ain’t bad. After a 4-1 thumping at Ballarat against Western United last week, the Bulls bounced back to win 1-0 against reigning premiers Sydney FC at Kogarah yesterday afternoon. Milicic may agree with the above sentiment… Read more »

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Women dancing to their death: Greek tragedy comes to Campbelltown

There was a hush in the audience when these female members of the Institute of Hellenic Dance and Culture started performing in the Campbelltown arts centre theatre on Saturday night. The spotlight was on the traditional Greek dancers, but it was the background image that almost took the audience’s breath away. Part of the Heroes… Read more »

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New tree canopy to grace entry to Campbelltown

More than $267,500 will be spent to create a tree canopy on an iconic part of Narellan Road. Campbelltown Council has been successful in applying for a Greening our City Grant- Cooler Suburbs and will use the money towards the Creating Canopies in Campbelltown project for the section of Narellan Road between Blaxland Road and… Read more »

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Maybe it should now be called Blaxland Boulevard

Anyone who has lived in and around Campbelltown for more than 20 years would have witnessed the transformation of Blaxland Road. Driving along one of the town’s busiest road links and admiring the boulevard quality makes you forget what it used to look like. Well, for those who weren’t around then, it definitely wasn’t pretty… Read more »

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Macarthur FC head to Ballarat for Western United clash

Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic says that last week’s clean sheet against Adelaide is just as important as scoring four goals. Speaking ahead of tonight’s match with Western United in Ballarat, Milicic also praised his number nine, Matt Derbyshire, who bagged a hat trick at Campbelltown Stadium last Saturday night. “Matt has been good… Read more »

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Call for truck curfew, noise barriers along Cambridge Avenue

The low level, flood prone Cambridge Avenue bridge over the Georges River has been the subject of controversy for decades. It has usually surfaced after heavy rain meant it was closed to frustrated motorists, who were forced to find an alternative way to work. Outlandish displays of buck passing would follow as the various stakeholders… Read more »

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Brick Studios: the show must go on, despite pandemic

Brick Studios, which was established in 2018, was really hitting its straps in 2019 when it took out some major awards here and overseas. These honours included gold at the NSW Tourism awards, silver at the Australian tourism awards and bronze in the New York Film and TV awards of that year. But just as… Read more »

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