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Way Out West festival back with bubbles of fun for everyone

Way Out West festival back with bubbles of fun for everyone

After an enforced two year hiatus, the popular Way Out West – WOW – festival returns to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre this September. An expanded seven day program overflowing with crazy and creative family fun means the festival is set to return with a bang in time for the next school holidays during September 24-30. A big range of arts, cultural events and activities suitable for children, young people, families, and people of all abilities will be on the menu. WOW usually takes over all Casula Powerhouse public spaces to create a fully immersive and engaging experience – and the… Read more »

Wests Perfect Plate dish points to talented team in the kitchen

Wests Perfect Plate dish points to talented team in the kitchen

The days when clubs and pubs were the poor cousins of the culinary world are long gone. These days some of our best chefs are running the kitchens of clubs like Wests Leagues at Leumeah. Great ingredients combined with masterful preparation and cooking skills produce excellent food for members, their guests and visitors seven days a week. The Wests Leagues dish for the NSW Perfect Plate competition, pictured, is a case in point. Perfectly cooked butterflied gold ban snapper with prawns, sweet corn, olives, chorizo, feta and lemon beurre noisette is the sort of dish you’d expect to find in… Read more »

Female Picton pioneers did more than just play golf 100 years ago

Female Picton pioneers did more than just play golf 100 years ago

Did you know that legendary Campbelltown tennis star Rose Payten, pictured above, was also a mean golfer? No, neither did I, until I came across her name on page 17 of the Lynette Styles book, Antill Golf Club Associates. Nor was I aware that family friends called this sporting champion “Babe’’, as in Babe Ruth the US baseball star, I assume. “Campbelltown [golf] club champion Rose Payten visited Picton on 14 August 1936 … to give a talk on the rules of the game,’’ writes Ms Styles early in the book as she begins to paint a picture of local… Read more »

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The arts are coming back in a rush at Camden

Life, Love and Light is an exhibition that allows the viewer to follow Camden artist Alan D. Baker’s story of, well, life, love and light. The exhibition is on display within the historic walls of Macaria, the historic cottage in the heart fo Camden town also now known as theRead more »

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Dilly residents can now get fit in new outdoor gyms

Not one, not two, not three, but eight Wollondilly towns now have their own state of the art outdoor gym. Which means Wollondillians will no longer have an excuse for not being the fittest residents in the entire outer South Western Sydney region. Funding from the Western Parkland City LiveabilityRead more »

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Love will be in the air at Valentine’s On Q

The Forum Q dance space on Queen Street, Campbelltown, pictured above, will transform into a celebration of love over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Valentine’s On Q will be on from Saturday, February 12 to Monday, February 14 – the big day for lovers itself. The plaza on Lithgow Street andRead more »

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Here’s smart way to recycle almost 100 household items

Wondering how to recycle those tricky items around the house? Camden Council and RecycleSmart have teamed up to provide local residents with an Uber-style recycling service. Almost 400 residents in the Camden area have already signed up to RecycleSmart and have diverted more than seven tons of recyclable waste fromRead more »

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