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Cheesy story about a dog who joined the army

Cheese the kelpie wasn’t barking up the wrong tree whenever he was back at the Campbelltown pound, which was often. An energetic pooch with a love of fetch, Cheese became known to the staff of the Rose Street Animal Care Facility as a serial escape artist. That’s because Cheese couldRead more »


Scream It Out Festival coming to Hurlstone High

Mental health and the awareness around it is an incredibly important topic that is often overlooked in our society, says musician and Hurlstone Agricultural High School teacher Jerry Zahija. “There was a time in my teenage years that I stupidly decided I didn’t belong, but I eventually found my confidenceRead more »


Maybe it should now be called Blaxland Boulevard

Anyone who has lived in and around Campbelltown for more than 20 years would have witnessed the transformation of Blaxland Road. Driving along one of the town’s busiest road links and admiring the boulevard quality makes you forget what it used to look like. Well, for those who weren’t aroundRead more »


Camden goes all out for local buskers

Calling all buskers: Looking for your break in the music industry and not sure where to start? This Camden Council busking initiative may be just what you’ve been looking for. Council is calling on local musicians to register to busk in the local area. Local musicians are now able toRead more »


Copy of Campbelltown’s first newspaper saved for posterity

What is believed to be the first ever copy of a local newspaper in Campbelltown has been repaired and preserved by council. The Campbelltown Herald, the area’s first newspaper, was published on 14 February 1880 and provided Campbelltown residents with their first localised press. The newspaper was donated to CampbelltownRead more »


Macarthur Square Bulls game day activations kick off

Macarthur Square, in partnership with Macarthur FC, have been celebrating their sponsorship of the club and the Bulls’ inaugural A-League season, through an exciting program of in centre activity. It included last Thursday’s much anticipated opening of the Macarthur FC Experience retail store on the third floor of Macarthur Square.Read more »


How good have the orchids been this summer

There has been a sea of orchids across outer South Western Sydney, courtesy of last year’s smoky summer that was followed by good autumn rains. Macarthur Australasian Native Orchid Society (MANOS) says there have been huge numbers of flowering orchids to see in December, with more to come in January.Read more »


Exterior of park amenities a canvas for local artists

The works of local artists from the Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Little Orange studio will adorn the exterior of amenities at Rizal Park, Rosemeadow and Redfern Park, Minto. The Rizal Park artwork, Revalvis Orchestra, was designed by Richard J Bell and Blake Thomas and blends Mr Bell’s Polynesian themes with MrRead more »

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