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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 most recent post as cocktail bar supervisor at Wests Leagues Leumeah, Andy, 36, who grew up in Leumeah, did his cooking apprenticeship at the Hermitage under John Nazim almost 20 years ago. But he has also worked and learned off another great local chef, Ivan Weber, when he was running the… Read more »

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 about a threatened plant or animal and represent it in an artwork or creative writing piece.  The competition is open until Friday, August 21, for children aged between five and 12 years.  The initiative allows young residents to learn about the unique environment of the Macarthur area, according to the Mayor… Read more »

Exercise: humans built for movement, so why just sit there

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 our daily lives, particularly while staying at home.  “In the current situation, there is a real need for people to take care of themselves, and of each other, by creating a healthy home environment,’’ Ms Ho said. “After long hours of social isolation and sitting in front of a screen, an… Read more »

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Plenty of school holiday activities

The school holidays have started and you don’t know what to do with the kids? Well, no need to fret, there are heaps of local activities available through your local council. Campbelltown City Council’s Spring School Holiday Program is, as always jam packed with activities of all types. Some ofRead more »

Number one: Campbelltown Golf Course at Glen Alpine.

Start shooting, you snappers

It’s that time of year again for nature loving shutterbugs to polish off that camera lens, get outdoors and get snapping as part of the annual Macarthur Nature Photography competition. Hosted by the three Macarthur councils – Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly, the competition aims to raise awareness of the region’sRead more »

A painting of Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah is part of the exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Catch The List on show

There is still time to catch The List, the current exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre. The List, which was opened early in August, will close on October 12. The List is a multi-disciplinary arts project addressing youth culture in Campbelltown. It offers a multifaceted insight into daily rituals and social issues.Read more »

Revolution Incorporated will perform at the next Liverpool Night Markets, on Saturday, September 6.

Night markets gaining in popularity

Where can you hear the sounds of Balkan-inspired gypsy fusion music, smooth reggae beats and rousing guitar solos, all in the one place, and for free? The increasingly popular Liverpool Night Markets, that’s where. The markets are next on Saturday, September 6 and offer a great musical line up includingRead more »

New exhibition

New exhibition represents local artists

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is almost ready to present the 17th Annual Liverpool Art Society (LAS) Exhibition and Art Award. Each year, LAS members are invited to submit works for exhibition in the five gallery spaces at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The 2014 exhibition promises to include a diverse range ofRead more »

retail view George Street Liverpool facing south

Starry sari night buzz is back

THE Liverpool City Centre will glisten with the return of the magical Starry Sari Night along George Street on Sunday, September 21, between 3pm and 10pm. George Street, which is a one way thoroughfare from Elizabeth Street to Scott Street, will be closed to traffic for the day with pedestrianRead more »

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X Factor winner to perform at Liverpool Mayoral ball

 Singer songwriter Altiyan Childs will perform at the inaugural Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball on Saturday, August 23. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said he was delighted that Altiyan, who won reality TV show X Factor in 2010, was performing on the night. “Altiyan has a lot of appeal across all ageRead more »

39steps

Hitchcock thriller at Casula

The famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller 39 Steps will be staged in the theatre of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on August 27. The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over 100 characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, theRead more »

Festival fun on the way

This year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost will kick off Thursday, October 30 with the opening of the Craft Exhibition and will conclude on Sunday, November 9 with the Fun Run and the final day of the carnival at Bradbury. A report to council for the July 29 meeting stated that this year’sRead more »

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