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Housing Considered Affordable in Lithgow
8 Jul 2015
Housing Considered Affordable in Lithgow
Housing in Lithgow is very affordable for young people according to interactive mapping developed by CoreLogic RP Data to assess housing affordability in Australia for young people wanting to get into the property market. 
Guide Dog Cinema Training Successfully Completed
8 Jul 2015
Guide Dog Cinema Training Successfully Completed
Glenbrook Cinema have passed on their congratulations to Doc, who recently completed his Guide Dog training. 
Christmas at Winterfell
8 Jul 2015
Christmas at Winterfell
Fans of the Game of Thrones series have the perfect YuleFest option. 
Rally for Draft LEP
8 Jul 2015
Rally for Draft LEP
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society (BMCS) is set to rally in support of the new Draft Local Environment Plan. Recent announcements from the NSW government suggest that certain elements of the plan will not be implemented. 
Free Help With Your Tax Return
7 Jul 2015
Free Help With Your Tax Return
Sorting out tax at the beginning of a new financial year can be tough work. For those in the Springwood and Winmalee area who earn less than $50,000 a year and do not own their own business, help may be available. 
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Annual Food Drive
7 Jul 2015
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Annual Food Drive
With winter here, the Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is once again underway with its annual food drive. 
Red Hands Cave Site Declared An Aboriginal Place
7 Jul 2015
Red Hands Cave Site Declared An Aboriginal Place
The NSW State Government has named Red Hands Cave at Glenbrook as being an Aboriginal Place. The declaration recognises the site for its cultural, social and historic significance of the site to the Aboriginal community. 
Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards Presentation
7 Jul 2015
Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards Presentation
Olympian, Suzy Balogh will be this year’s guest presenter for the presentation of Lithgow’s 2014 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards. 
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Information Session on NDIS
6 Jul 2015
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Information Session on NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a long-awaited reform that is currently being rolled out. On Tuesday 14 July, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will be holding an information session about the NDIS. 
Facelift for Kremer Park Kiosk
6 Jul 2015
Facelift for Kremer Park Kiosk
The Kiosk at Kremer Park, Portland is to receive a facelift with the installation of a new roof, fascias and guttering. 
Feeding The World
6 Jul 2015
Feeding The World
Finding innovative solutions to feed a hungry world in the future will be the task of UWS student Justin Whittle, one of 100 young leaders in agriculture from around the world who were selected to attend the Global Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra next month. 
Film Review: Inside Out
5 Jul 2015
Film Review: Inside Out
From WALL E’s exploration of greed and its effects on the planet, to Toy Story 3’s look at friendship and growing up, Pixar have long been known for making family films that distil big ideas. Their latest release, Inside Out, might be their deepest yet, but it’s also entertaining. 
Dying to Know Day
5 Jul 2015
Dying to Know Day
A café is a nice place to go for a coffee, cake, and chat with friends and family. One Katoomba café is providing this with a twist, inviting people to come along, eat cake, and talk about the taboo topic of death. 
John Phillips Library Shortlisted for International Architecture Award
5 Jul 2015
John Phillips Library Shortlisted for International Architecture Award
The University of Western Sydney's new John Phillips Library has been shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in the higher education and research category. 
Hydro Majestic to Appear in New TV Show
4 Jul 2015
Hydro Majestic to Appear in New TV Show
Medlow Bath’s Hydro Majestic Hotel will be featured in Andrew Daddo’s new TV series, The Lucky Country. 
Host a White Ribbon Night
4 Jul 2015
Host a White Ribbon Night
The White Ribbon campaign, which raises awareness of domestic violence, is calling for supporters to host fundraiser events in honour of White Ribbon Night, Friday 31 July. 
Additional Hours at Lithgow Indoor Aquatic Centre
4 Jul 2015
Additional Hours at Lithgow Indoor Aquatic Centre
Indoor Pool Patrons will now be able to enjoy the Lithgow Indoor Aquatic Centre with no weekday lunchtime closures. 
Fairmont Unveils New Luxury Suites
4 Jul 2015
Fairmont Unveils New Luxury Suites
Following last month’s visit by the Dalai Lama, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains has unveiled 12 newly constructed rooms and suites. 
Offering a Cup O’ Kindness
3 Jul 2015
Offering a Cup O’ Kindness
Offering a free cup of hot soup and some company on a cold winter’s night to anyone who wants it: the second Cup O’ Kindness Meet and Greet will be held in Katoomba on Friday, 3 July 2015. 
NSW Government Increases Funds to Private Schools
3 Jul 2015
NSW Government Increases Funds to Private Schools
The NSW Government has announced that they will spend an additional $50 million on private schools over the next four years. The additional funding marks a 100 percent increase under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme. It will fund new classrooms and facilities. 
Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival Has Arrived
3 Jul 2015
Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival Has Arrived
Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival is a festival with a difference and will take place in numerous locations throughout the Blue Mountains from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July. 
Green Bin Proposal Details Now Available
2 Jul 2015
Green Bin Proposal Details Now Available
The Blue Mountains City Council has called for local residents to have their say on whether or not to implement an extra bin service for green waste, with three options on offer. 
Nepean Cancer Care Centre Goes Dry in July
2 Jul 2015
Nepean Cancer Care Centre Goes Dry in July
Since Monday, 29 June, patients in the radiotherapy rooms at the Nepean Cancer Care Centre (NCCC), have had backlit photographs of mountain and beach scenes to enjoy during treatment. The LED-lit photographs that span the ceiling of two treatment rooms were purchased using funds raised from Dry July 2014, when the NCCC raised $125,000. 
Upcoming Awards to Honour Local Businesses
2 Jul 2015
Upcoming Awards to Honour Local Businesses
Competition is gearing up for the ninth annual Blue Mountains Business Awards, which open on 15th July. Presented by the Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber, the awards showcase the unique abilities of local businesses. The awards will be presented at a gala awards night on 23 October. 
NAIDOC Week @ Lithgow Library
2 Jul 2015
NAIDOC Week @ Lithgow Library
The community is being invited to free NAIDOC Week events at Lithgow Library celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 
Valuable Contribution of Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Volunteers Recognised
2 Jul 2015
Valuable Contribution of Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Volunteers Recognised
Three community volunteers from the Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Trust have been recognised for their role in managing local Crown reserves. 
Steampunk Comes to Eskbank House
1 Jul 2015
Steampunk Comes to Eskbank House
With its Victorian furniture, sandstone buildings, blacksmith tools and textiles, Eskbank House and Museum was just made for the upcoming Steampunk event to be held on Saturday 11 July 2015, from 2.00-6.00pm. 
NAIDOC in the Mountains
1 Jul 2015
NAIDOC in the Mountains
Celebrated annually throughout Australia, NAIDOC week recognises the culture and contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make in the community. Blue Mountains City Council, together with Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Council and the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre (ACRC) will be hosting a range of events from 6 to 26 July. 
UWS Student To Contest Netball World Cup
1 Jul 2015
UWS Student To Contest Netball World Cup
University of Western Sydney student Paige Hadley has been selected for Australia’s Netball World Cup squad. 
Winmalee Community Food Cupboard
1 Jul 2015
Winmalee Community Food Cupboard
The Winmalee Food Cupboard is the first of its kind in the Blue Mountains. It is a subsidised food program. Those who are receiving Centrelink benefits can buy low cost items once a fortnight. 
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