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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 brand new active wellness program designed to help young residents deal with challenges around mental health, stress with studies, family life and friends. The free six week program by the Y (formerly YMCA), will be held at Mount Annan Leisure Centre every Wednesday from 6pm. “While The Y staff are not… Read more »

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 a variety of foods from the core food groups. “Children need a mix of grain, protein, dairy, fruit and vegetables to thrive each day,” Ms Trinh said. “We know it can be a little daunting putting together a balanced lunch box, particularly for parents of children starting kindergarten. “The Growing Healthy… Read more »

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 so on. Maybe a new exhibition coming to South West Sydney next month can answer some of these questions about sneakers and popular culture in general. It will be one of two new exhibitions being launched at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on February 1. The exhibitions, which explore control and the… Read more »

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Showcase coming to Camden just for laughs

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be headed Camden way next month. It will be the seventh year in a row the crème de la crème of the festival will be performed in Camden. The Showcase will be at Camden Civic Centre on Thursday, June 6, from 7.30pm.  Expertly curatedRead more »


Yanma: going walkabout to explore local bushland

With each step, members of the Aboriginal Yanma Walking Group are enjoying friendship and fresh air as they explore the beautiful bushland of the Macarthur region and Southern Highlands.  About 20 members meet every Tuesday during school terms to trek scenic areas including Fitzroy Falls, Picton Botanical Gardens, Avon DamRead more »


Alan Baker drawings go on exhibition

Camden’s Alan Baker Art Gallery will present its first feature exhibition from this Thursday, April 11. The exhibition will bring to life 20th century, previously unseen drawings by Alan Baker, including the two featured alongside this story.  The exhibition, Drawing Life, will also feature artwork from the local artist’s contemporariesRead more »

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