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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. 
The Expert Photographer Who Calls The Mountains Home
30 Jun 2015
The Expert Photographer Who Calls The Mountains Home
Fans of Blue Mountains Australia’s Facebook page are well versed in the photography of Gary P Hayes, a Mount Victoria based photographer whose spectacular work frequently features. Here, we take a look at the man behind the lens, an experienced photographer who fell in love with the Blue Mountains region. 
Mountains Well Represented in Tourism Awards
30 Jun 2015
Mountains Well Represented in Tourism Awards
The Blue Mountains is well represented at this year’s Tourism Accomodation Australia (TAA) NSW Awards. 
2015 NSW State Budget and the Blue Mountains
30 Jun 2015
2015 NSW State Budget and the Blue Mountains
The Member for the Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, has accused the State Government of walking away from promises made by the former member, Dr Roza Sage. 
1950s Christmas in July at The Paragon
30 Jun 2015
1950s Christmas in July at The Paragon
Australian singer/songwriter Pat Drummond will be presenting his "Rebel Without A Clue" 1950s themed Christmas show as part of the Paragon Café’s Yulefest celebrations. 
Acclaimed Author Stephanie Bishop @ Community Hub
29 Jun 2015
Acclaimed Author Stephanie Bishop @ Community Hub
Dr Stephanie Bishop, whose first novel The Singing saw her named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists, will be appearing at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub on Sunday 5 July. 
Trish Doyle Advocates for TAFE Funding
29 Jun 2015
Trish Doyle Advocates for TAFE Funding
The NSW State Government has unveiled a record $2.5 billion budget surplus, handed down on Tuesday, 23 June. The surplus has been announced as cuts to TAFE funding take effect. 
Angus Place Tip To Be Rehabilitated
29 Jun 2015
Angus Place Tip To Be Rehabilitated
The former tip at Angus Place is set to be rehabilitated with tenders now being called by Lithgow Council. 
Disability Innovation Awards Now Open
29 Jun 2015
Disability Innovation Awards Now Open
Stuart Ayres, the Member for Penrith, joined Denise Roberts of Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre to announce that nominations are open for the 2015 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards. 
Locally Grown Gourmet Experiences
28 Jun 2015
Locally Grown Gourmet Experiences
Discerning foodies seeking to savour the flavour of crisp Blue Mountains air and earthy tones of the Central West will find it in every bite served at Escarpment Group properties. 
Campaign for 24 Hour Registered Nurses
28 Jun 2015
Campaign for 24 Hour Registered Nurses
The Member for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, hosted a community aged care forum in Parliament House on Wednesday, 24 June. She accepted a petition of more than 10,000 signatures calling on the Baird Government to legislate for Registered Nurses to be rostered on 24 hours a day in Aged Care facilities across New South Wales. 
‘GranTechies’ Closing the Generation Gap
28 Jun 2015
‘GranTechies’ Closing the Generation Gap
Recent research commissioned by nbn has found that grandparents are some of the fastest growing tech user groups in Australia. The research identifies the group as a new wave of ‘GranTechies’. 
Short Story: ‘A Night On Mt Victoria Pass’
28 Jun 2015
Short Story: ‘A Night On Mt Victoria Pass’
A Night On Mt Victoria Pass is a short story by David Anderson from Woodford. The story draws upon an old legend of a murderer on Mt Victoria Pass. Originally written in 1971, Anderson has tweaked the story and “grunged it up a bit.” 
Blue Mountains to Consider Green Bins
27 Jun 2015
Blue Mountains to Consider Green Bins
Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) is asking the community to consider using a new green bin service. 
Consultation Calls for LGBTI People to Share Their Experiences
27 Jun 2015
Consultation Calls for LGBTI People to Share Their Experiences
The National LGBTI Health Alliance recently launched a consultation process to learn from the experiences of people who had encountered violence. Submissions are due this Monday, 29 June, at 10 am. 
Blogger Grace Blake Reveals the Best of the Blue Mountains
27 Jun 2015
Blogger Grace Blake Reveals the Best of the Blue Mountains
Australian Abroad blogger, Grace Blake, recently enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Blue Mountains. Grace shared her experience and tips on getting the most out of a visit to the Mountains. 
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