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Ned Flanders is a Souths supporter, second from left.

Ned Flanders has a point

John Ryan used to be in the NSW parliament  as an MLC and he became famous for, mostly, looking like a character in the Simpsons, the poor, long suffering neighbour of Homer Simpson, Ned Flanders. Me, well, I have always had the utmost respect for Ned, er, sorry, John, so when he posted a picture… Read more »

pubs

Here’s cheers to our pubs

This week we do a bit of bar hopping, sort of, in a responsible service of alcohol kind of a way. But seriously, when we say our top five pubs, we’re looking at the ambience, the food, the service, the whole shebang. The days of The Kontos Report just going to the pub for a… Read more »

soldiers

Are you related to these World War I Diggers?

They were young men who went to war in a faraway land on the other side of the planet almost 100 years ago. Some were not even 18 and many did not come back home. And for quite a few of them home was Liverpool or Campbelltown. Officially they are M.I.A.s – Missing in Action,… Read more »

opal card

Doyle gives Opal card tick of approval

The state member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, has come to the aid of the Opal card, the new ticketing systrem for public transport, and dismissed criticism from the Labor Party as hypocritical. “I am proud to be part of the NSW Government, which is delivering the Opal Card across the public transport network,” Mr Doyle… Read more »

Revolution Incorporated will perform at the next Liverpool Night Markets, on Saturday, September 6.

Night markets gaining in popularity

Where can you hear the sounds of Balkan-inspired gypsy fusion music, smooth reggae beats and rousing guitar solos, all in the one place, and for free? The increasingly popular Liverpool Night Markets, that’s where. The markets are next on Saturday, September 6 and offer a great musical line up including the unique Lolo Lovina and… Read more »

vision

Vision wins, boarding house loses

An application to build a boarding house in Miller sparked a lively debate on Liverpool Council last night over what should be the city’s vision on housing. The boarding house application was refused when put to the vote, but not before some councillors argued that such accommodation, cheap and short term, was the opposite of… Read more »

marina

$45 million Moorebank marina gets green light

Work can finally start on the proposed marina on the Georges River at Newbridge Road following the approval of plans last Friday. The green light from the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) ended more than two years of efforts to gain approval for the $45 million project, which is expected to provide that part of… Read more »

premier

Premier in Camden breakfast date

The NSW Premier, Mr Mike Baird, will be the guest speaker at a business breakfast in the Camden Civic Centre next month being organised by the Narellan Chamber of Commerce with Camden MP Chris Patterson and Camden Council. The breakfast will be on Friday, September 12, between 7am and 9am. Mr Baird, who is also the minister… Read more »

New exhibition

New exhibition represents local artists

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is almost ready to present the 17th Annual Liverpool Art Society (LAS) Exhibition and Art Award. Each year, LAS members are invited to submit works for exhibition in the five gallery spaces at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The 2014 exhibition promises to include a diverse range of media and subjects, and appeal… Read more »

mayoral ball

Mayoral Ball reaches magic $50,000 mark

The first Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball last Saturday night was a huge success with funds raised exceeding expectations. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun had hoped to raise funds to share between Young Adults Disabled Association (YADA) and the Liverpool Cancer Wellness Centre. “Due to the generosity of our sponsors and guests, I’m proud to announce that… Read more »

What about our local stadium: Greg Warren and Guy Zangari (front) with local sport fans.

It’s 1-1 in political war of words

The Campbelltown Stadium has become the centre of a war of words between the Labor Party candidate for the seat of Campbelltown and the man whose job he’s after, the Liberal Party’s Bryan Doyle. Greg Warren, a Camden councillor who has won preselection for Campbelltown, enlisted the party’s shadow sport spokesman Guy Zangari this week… Read more »

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