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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 »

Country music festival ropes in Adam Brand as headline act

Aussie super star Adam Brand, who will be headline act at Camden’s first country music festival, is no stranger to this historic part of the Macarthur region. “I’ve been to Camden a few times before and I’ve actually performed there once,’’ he says. “I’m hoping to see some pretty slick dancing on the night!’’ Brand said he would be performing a lot of older songs at the inaugural Boots n’ Beats country music festival slated for Saturday, June 18 at Camden Town Farm. “But I’ve also just released a brand new single called All or Nothing which I’ll do on… Read more »

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Light up your homes for a very Merry 2021 Christmas

Entries are now open for Wollondilly Council’s 2021 Christmas lights competition. Residents and businesses from across the Shire will light up their properties to embrace the Christmas spirit just like they have been doing since the competition was established in 1998. Wollondilly residents can enter the Christmas lights competition byRead more »


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 receiveRead 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 lastRead 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. TheRead more »


Wests chefs cooking up a storm for Perfect Plate

Korean smoked beef short rib with crispy noodles, sesame seeds, sugar snap salad and a spiced soy and ginger glaze is one of the five Wests Group Macarthur entries in this year’s Perfect Plate competition. Sounds delicious, but what’s even better is that this dish, and the other four entries,Read more »


Hey kids, Bluey and Bingo are heading our way

Hey kids, Bluey and Bingo are coming to town in a few days. For those who have been living on Mars recently, Bluey and her little sister Bingo star in the popular animated TV series Bluey. Bluey is a lovable Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her dad, mum andRead more »


Brothers Gibb to grace the stage in Camden

Get ready to take a trip down the musical memory lane when The Bee Gees – One Night Only show hits the stage in Camden next month. The tribute show features the Brothers Gibb and their magnificent career with several songs capturing the hearts of generations. Performer Andy Sutton, whoRead more »

NSW Seniors Festival and Premie’s Gala Concert © Salty Dingo 2020 CRG

There will be no stopping our seniors as festival returns

From expos to fitness classes, seniors across the Macarthur region will be offered the chance to do it all in 2021 during April 13-24. In Campbelltown dozens of events will be activated during the seniors festival. Events are for people aged 60 and over, 50 and over for people livingRead more »


Edmondson Park’s Ed.Square coup: iPlay centre on the way

iPlay is coming to Ed.Square town centre at Edmondson Park. The 1,600 sqm store will feature between 80 and 100 arcade games, including the latest releases and vintage classics, as well as a party room for functions such as birthdays and corporate events. It will also be the first iPlayRead more »

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