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Threatened species art competition goes digital

Local children can show their passion for conserving and protecting rare and endangered species by taking part in the 2020 threatened species art and writing competition.  The annual competition, run in partnership between Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils, aims to encourage young people within the Macarthur area to learn about a threatened plant or animal and represent it in an artwork or creative writing piece.  The competition is open until Friday, August 21, for children aged between five and 12 years.  The initiative allows young residents to learn about the unique environment of the Macarthur area, according to the Mayor… Read more »

Exercise: humans built for movement, so why just sit there

Exercise: humans built for movement, so why just sit there

Stepping outside for some fresh air and exercise is bringing physical and mental health benefits to south western Sydney residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  South Western Sydney Local Health District exercise physiologist Daisy Ho says Exercise Right Week during May 25 to 31 highlighted the importance of movement in our daily lives, particularly while staying at home.  “In the current situation, there is a real need for people to take care of themselves, and of each other, by creating a healthy home environment,’’ Ms Ho said. “After long hours of social isolation and sitting in front of a screen, an… Read more »

How to tackle the lockdown rubbish spike

You will not be surprised to learn that while we’ve been stuck at home during the lockdown we have been producing a lot more rubbish than before the pandemic arrived. Camden Council says that over the past two months weekly household waste has increased by 15 percent. Now we are being urged to look at ways to reduce food waste – which could also save money. Tips include creating a shopping list and planning weekly meals, using leftovers and reducing portion size when cooking. To get more bang for your buck give worm farming and composting a go – they… Read more »

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Threatened species art competition goes digital

Local children can show their passion for conserving and protecting rare and endangered species by taking part in the 2020 threatened species art and writing competition.  The annual competition, run in partnership between Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils, aims to encourage young people within the Macarthur area to learn aboutRead more »

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Exercise: humans built for movement, so why just sit there

Stepping outside for some fresh air and exercise is bringing physical and mental health benefits to south western Sydney residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  South Western Sydney Local Health District exercise physiologist Daisy Ho says Exercise Right Week during May 25 to 31 highlighted the importance of movement in ourRead more »

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How to tackle the lockdown rubbish spike

You will not be surprised to learn that while we’ve been stuck at home during the lockdown we have been producing a lot more rubbish than before the pandemic arrived. Camden Council says that over the past two months weekly household waste has increased by 15 percent. Now we areRead more »

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Art exhibitions now come to you

Even checking out an art exhibition from the comfort of your own home is fast becoming part of the brave new world we live in. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) have jumped on board with the new way of doing things during Covid-19 and have launched a virtual tour ofRead more »

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Blake art prize extends deadline for entries to May 31

In the difficult times of Covid-19,Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has extended the submission deadline for both the 66th Blake Art and the Blake Poetry Prizes to May 31. With more than $46,000 in prizes,the new deadline is intended to give artists more time to complete and submit their works forRead more »

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Youth haven in Oran Park has it all

Julia Reserve, a youth heaven in the heart of Oran Park, has opened for “business’’. The park, designed and built by Greenfields Development Company and Landcom, includes the area’s second skate park, a parkour facility, multi-use courts, kick-about areas, ping-pong tables and much more. Local professional scooter rider Warick BeynonRead more »

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Let’s get physical, boys and girls

Juggling life’s challenges can be overwhelming for teenagers, says Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli. “Exercise and eating well can play a big part in getting our teenagers back on track.’’ But Camden Council isn’t just talking about this issue facing local teenagers. It is getting behind Uplift, a brandRead more »

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Give your kids healthy start to school year

Start the school year off on a healthy note with a well-balanced lunch box, including a variety of nutritious foods to give youngsters the energy they need to learn and play. South Western Sydney Local Health District health promotion officer Katie Trinh said lunch boxes should contain water and aRead more »

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Fascinating exhibitions explore pop culture

What is it about sneakers? There’s this young fellow in my circle who can’t get enough of them, buying a new pair every chance he gets. And when he does, he takes a photo and posts it on his Instagram account with the usual hashtags, such as #newsneakers and soRead more »

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River location for sculptures by the sea

Works from Sculpture by the Sea could soon be described as sculptures by the river. The eight sculptures will be installed along the Georges River in the inaugural Liverpool Sculpture Walk from December 7.  “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sculpture by the Sea for Liverpool Sculpture Walk,” says Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller.Read more »

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Learn how to give waste the flick this Christmas

If you’d like to learn how to make this year’s festive season greener than ever than this sustainable Christmas workshop is for you. To be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL), you will learn about the Japanese art of gift wrapping, Furoshiki (picturedRead more »

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