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Lovers by Lakeside place to be on Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Valentine’s Day then look no further than the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan’s outdoor cinema, Lovers by Lakeside. Lovers by Lakeside will be showcasing the Richard Gere and Julia Roberts romantic favourite, Pretty Woman! as the sun goes down over one of the most picturesque and stunning locations within the Garden. Tickets are now available and for the first time, VIP options are on offer too. Starting from $60 per couple, there are three packages to choose from including: • Ultimate sweethearts – numbered bean bag seating, box of… Read more »

Menangle Country Club: good food, beer’s cold and garden in full bloom

Menangle Country Club: good food, beer’s cold and garden in full bloom

There aren’t too many hospitality venues where you can enjoy delicious food and a pleasant walk in spectacular gardens. Menangle Country Club, a short drive from just about anywhere in Camden and Campbelltown, is one of those places that we are lucky to call our own. Where is that, some people will say when you mention this wonderful place in the “country’’. When you reply, the old Horse & Jockey Inn at Menangle, they get it straight away. It’s no secret that the heritage listed Inn was one of those iconic places where most of us had been to a… Read more »

Council engineer with passion for photography

The late Ray Hely was a senior civil engineer employed by Liverpool City Council from 1971 to 1993. But he also had a great passion for photography and an informal commission led to 20 years of capturing life in Liverpool. It seems he photographed anything and anyone and very little in Liverpool escaped his lens. Ray was aware that Liverpool was rapidly changing, particularly the central business district and land released for subdivision and development. Ray Hely’s 1979 picture of a packed Liverpool Olympic pool along Memorial Avenue is among the photos displayed as part of the exhibition. His photographic… Read more »

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Lovers by Lakeside place to be on Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Valentine’s Day then look no further than the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan’s outdoor cinema, Lovers by Lakeside. Lovers by Lakeside will be showcasing the Richard Gere and Julia Roberts romantic favourite, Pretty Woman! as the sun goes downRead more »

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Council engineer with passion for photography

The late Ray Hely was a senior civil engineer employed by Liverpool City Council from 1971 to 1993. But he also had a great passion for photography and an informal commission led to 20 years of capturing life in Liverpool. It seems he photographed anything and anyone and very littleRead more »

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Thumbs up for Menangle Country Club breakfast menu

About a dozen or so lucky people sat down for breakfast at Menangle Country Club this morning. Lucky because they were the first to explore the breakfast menu at Macarthur’s newest destination. Menangle Country Club will offer a full breakfast service from this long weekend, starting on Saturday. And judgingRead more »

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Hermitage restaurant is in good hands

Andy and Charnee Lay are the perfect couple to take over the reins of the Hermitage restaurant. Certainly Andy has got the pedigree to fill the big shoes left by John Nazim, the founding chef at the iconic Campbelltown eatery. Charnee has also worked in the hospitality industry, her mostRead 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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