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Who’s got the best green thumb?

There is still time for local green thumbs to enter this year’s Campelltown City Garden Competition and have a bash at winning some of the prizemoney on offer. This year there are 12 categories for entrants to choose from, with the introduction of the Anne Haddock Best Cottage Garden category. Other categories include Best Native… Read more »

The God of Fortune: This year's Riverfest will place emphasis on Campbelltown's link to sister city Koshigaya.

Japanese flavour to Riverfest ’14

This year’s Riverfest will be held on Saturday, August 30 between 11am and 3pm Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown. A report to Campbelltown Council at its July 29 meeting noted that a number of exciting and interactive workshops and displays will feature at the event to ‘‘ensure the environmental and multicultural education is rich and entertaining’’. The… Read more »

The Campbelltown City Council civic centre in Queen Street.

Meet you at the library, for coffee

Visitors to Campbelltown library will soon be able to enjoy a cup of coffee to accompany their reading. Council has backed plans for a coffee shop at the HJ Daley Library, and also the civic centre in Queen Street. A report to council for the July 29 meeting noted that a number of other councils,… Read more »

ConnectFX July 2014

ConnectFX a new way for businesses to inspire each other

Business owners in the Liverpool/Macarthur region have joined forces to create the next generation of business clubs, where the focus is on being inspired, learning and connecting. The club is called ConnectFX, has no membership fees, uses online technology to deliver content useful to its members and holds monthly events at Macquarie Links Golf Club. ConnectFX… Read more »

The Storm were too good for the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown tonight.

Wests Tigers smashed by Storm

The Wests Tigers missed a golden opportunity to move up the NRL ladder tonight, when they found a way to lose a game they should have won. In front of a miserable crowd of just over 6,000 hardy souls on a cold Campbelltown night,  Robbie Farah’s decimated team just couldn’t take a trick against a… Read more »

Eagles flying high for Benny

The East Campbelltown Eagles downed Mounties 34-12  in the NSW rugby league Sydney Shield competition on Sunday. The match was played at Waminda Oval and Eagles players wore specially designed jerseys in memory of Benny Stevens. It was also Old Boys day, so the Eagles had an extra couple of reasons to go for victory…. Read more »

Missing Persons Week 2014 is set to focus on dementia

NSW Police Force has launched the 2014 Missing Persons Week campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons. In 2014, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia for the theme Dementia and Missing Persons… Learn how to prevent these words appearing in the same sentence. Operational Communications… Read more »

Cash boost for Appin and Airds men’s shed projects

Appin Men’s Shed and the Airds Bradbury Men’s Shed have been selected to receive $3,300 and $6000 in funding through the National Shed Development Program. The Sheds were two of 102 organisations selected for funding in round seven of the national program. Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the Appin Men’s Shed and Airds Bradbury… Read more »

Volunteer awards

Honours for local volunteers

Volunteers are a special feature of Australian culture and the Macarthur region is no different. Where Macarthur is different is in singling out and honouring  the local volunteers who keep the engines of its community life ticking over. And that is pretty much what the Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson, said last week in… Read more »

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