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Murphy’s law – rescuing a dog is just awesome

Nancy Mills, who adopted Murphy, a male terrier cross, from Camden’s animal care facility, says it’s “awesome’’ to rescue a dog – and to give them a good life. Ms Mills said she has worked hard to provide love and care to Murphy, which she suspected he did not receive prior to his adoption. “The first dog that I adopted was around 15 years ago, with Murphy being my third rescue dog,’’ she said. “I had been looking for a new dog for a little while and I came across Murphy. I immediately thought that he is the right size… Read more »

Camden wants to end lockdown with a bang

If being part of a Guinness world record is on your wish list, here’s your chance. In Camden they want to end the lockdown with a bang by breaking the world record for the biggest online trivia event in the world. Sunday, October 10, now looks like being the last day of this current lockdown and Camden Council doesn’t want it to pass unnoticed. And, of course, they need your help to make sure they break the current record and enter Camden’s name in the Guinness book of records. So, to break this record more than 1,623 participants need to… Read more »

Camden Festival goes virtual again and you bring the reality

Camden Festival enters its second virtual year with a jam-packed online program for residents to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. With the much-loved festival events unable to go ahead in-person due to Covid-19 restrictions, aspects of each exciting event have been implemented in the online extravaganza. The program will run during September 7-24, and will include: A create your own grazing platter tutorial with Millie and Co;An online drawing tutorial class with Alan Baker At Gallery;Inclusive activities with Mess it Up;Cinema Under the Stars Facebook competition;Lego building tutorials;Scavenger hunt;DIY at-home cinema kit;An ‘around the world’ food directory;Taste… Read more »

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Getting fit and healthy easier than ever in Camden

Did you know that Camden is home to almost 40 free outdoor fitness stations? They are installed across the four corners of the town, from Birriwa Reserve Youth Play Space at Mount Annan and Dawson-Damer Park at Oran Park to Cunningham Park at Gregory Hills and Harrington Park Lake OutdoorRead more »

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Get creative with twilight On Q art workshops

Residents who’d like to get creative are invited to participate in a series of art workshop at the On Q space in the Campbelltown CBD. Twilight Workshops on Q will be held at the rejuvenated Lithgow Street Mall space on the first Thursday of each month from February. The firstRead more »

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On with the show as Las Vegas comes to Camden

If you can’t go to Las Vegas because of Covid-19, why not bring Las Vegas here. On Saturday, February 27, Les Divas: An all-male revue will bring the excitement of a Las Vegas show to the heart of Camden town. Australia’s six-foot something songstress, Prada Clutch, will plays the GoddessRead 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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