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Are You Paying Attention?
29 Jul 2015
Are You Paying Attention?
Local Blue Mountains resident Locust Jones’ exhibition is now on at the Cultural Centre. In 'A week in the Life of the World', Jones evaluates the ongoing drama that surrounds us through the media and makes us question how much we are still paying attention to these small and large events that are current one minute and then forgotten. 
12 Tips For Better Learner Driver Supervision
29 Jul 2015
12 Tips For Better Learner Driver Supervision
Are you or someone you know supporting a young person to learn to drive? You can learn all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver at a FREE two hour workshop. 
E-Waste Collection Now Available
29 Jul 2015
E-Waste Collection Now Available
The introduction of a new E-Waste collection service at the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility is set to further reduce the amount of waste going to Landfill making the Lithgow Local Government Area a greener city. 
Leura Home to World’s Largest Private Collection of Teawares
28 Jul 2015
Leura Home to World’s Largest Private Collection of Teawares
Showcasing the history of tea and tea-drinking through various artefacts, Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms in Leura is home to the world’s largest private collection of teawares. A few thousand teapots have made their return to the shelves following extensive renovations. 
Local Horse-riding Champ
28 Jul 2015
Local Horse-riding Champ
On Friday, 19 July, Evie Norris represented St Columba's Catholic College in the NSW State Equestrian Interschools Competition at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. 
Katoomba - Leura Helicopter Operations This Wednesday
28 Jul 2015
Katoomba - Leura Helicopter Operations This Wednesday
National Parks and Wildlife service has advised there will be temporary closure of lookouts and walking tracks in the Katoomba – Leura area this Wednesday, 29 July. NSW SES Volunteers will be tackling the staggering amount of rubbish in some difficult-to-reach places including below Katoomba's Echo Point Lookout. 
Make Bicentennary Crossing History - Your Name Cast in Bronze
27 Jul 2015
Make Bicentennary Crossing History - Your Name Cast in Bronze
This year, 2015, concludes three years of commemoration of the Bicentenary of the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains by explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. 
Bushfire Building Conference & Expo
27 Jul 2015
Bushfire Building Conference & Expo
In September, the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) will be presenting The Bushfire Building Conference & Expo 2015. This is a valuable two-day community event exploring the key issues around planning, designing and building in a bushfire-prone area. 
Iconic Attraction Celebrating 70 Years
26 Jul 2015
Iconic Attraction Celebrating 70 Years
September 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Scenic World, launching a series of celebrations at this iconic Blue Mountains attraction. 
Entries Now Open for Business Awards
26 Jul 2015
Entries Now Open for Business Awards
The smartest thing any Blue Mountains business can do this week is to enter the annual Blue Mountains Business Awards. This is a unique opportunity to stand back and observe the achievements on your road to success – and to reap the rewards. 
Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury Alliance One Step Closer
25 Jul 2015
Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury Alliance One Step Closer
Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury Councils have taken the next step in exploring a strategic alliance which aims to support regional cooperation. 
Household Green Bin Submissions Close Friday
25 Jul 2015
Household Green Bin Submissions Close Friday
A reminder for local residents. The Blue Mountains City Council has called for locals to have their say on whether or not to implement an extra bin service for green waste, with three options (summarised below) on offer. Submissions close on Friday, 31 July, 2015. 
Trek to School for Timor Kids Made Easier
24 Jul 2015
Trek to School for Timor Kids Made Easier
The challenge of building a school in the remote highlands of Timor-Leste (East Timor) is made even harder when you have to build a road first to get there. 
WRAAG Seeking Support for Woodford Station Lift
24 Jul 2015
WRAAG Seeking Support for Woodford Station Lift
Woodford Railway Access Action Group (WRAAG) are petitioning to the Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales for disability access to Woodford Railway Station. They need your support. 
Artists Retreat On The Edge
23 Jul 2015
Artists Retreat On The Edge
Artists can take their talent right to the edge with one of Australia’s top painters at a workshop retreat at Parkland’s Country Gardens & Lodges in September. 
Get Ready for Comedy, Music, Magic and More
23 Jul 2015
Get Ready for Comedy, Music, Magic and More
Mic Conway and flat-picking guitar champion Robbie Long present a hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split at Katoomba's Paragon Cafe. 
Top 5 Asian Cuisine Restaurants in the Blue Mountains
23 Jul 2015
Top 5 Asian Cuisine Restaurants in the Blue Mountains
We recently asked our community on Blue Mountains Australia's Facebook page to comment on their favourite Asian Cuisine Restaurant in the Blue Mountains region. Fresh Air Daily has tallied the initial results from within the first 24 hours of posting to present the Top 5 venues as commented by our Facebook fans. 
Youth Opportunities Funding Round Now Open
22 Jul 2015
Youth Opportunities Funding Round Now Open
The NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program provides grants to organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive development focus. Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has called on local organisations to apply for funding. 
Three Sisters Walking Track Officially Reopens
22 Jul 2015
Three Sisters Walking Track Officially Reopens
Environment Minister Mark Speakman has officially re-opened the Three Sisters walking track in the Blue Mountains after a $1.5 million upgrade. 
Fresh Café Starts Again With Clean Slate
22 Jul 2015
Fresh Café Starts Again With Clean Slate
The question on the mind of many locals in the past few weeks has been ‘What happened to Fresh Café in Katoomba?’ 
Winter Woollies Campaign Helping Our Community
22 Jul 2015
Winter Woollies Campaign Helping Our Community
Locals are invited to join MountainsCare, supporting our community, in ‘stocking the storehouse’ as part of their Winter Woollies Campaign. The storehouse contains non-perishable food items which MountainsCare keep stocked in order to be able to respond quickly when individuals and families are in need, providing food hampers and other necessities. 
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