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New Fantasy Novel Set in Blue Mountains
18 Dec 2014
New Fantasy Novel Set in Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains journalist, now published author, S.L Mills has used her first book to transform the spectacular World Heritage listed region into a fantasy world. 
NSW Opposition Leader Visits Blue Mountains
18 Dec 2014
NSW Opposition Leader Visits Blue Mountains
NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson visited The Blue Mountains on Friday 12 December. The Blue Mountains seat is expected to be an important one in the 2015 NSW State Election. 
Kinship at Christmas Celebrates 15 Years Serving Free Christmas Lunches
18 Dec 2014
Kinship at Christmas Celebrates 15 Years Serving Free Christmas Lunches
Over the past fifteen years, the Kinship at Christmas Foundation has served 6000 free Christmas meals in the Blue Mountains. Originally organised by Brian and Liz Edmonds in 1999, the service gives a free, no strings attached lunch for anyone who wants to take part on Christmas day. 
Macy Gray added to the 2015 BMMF line-up
17 Dec 2014
Macy Gray added to the 2015 BMMF line-up
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Macy Gray will join headlining artists Buffy Sainte-Marie and John Butler to play at the 2015 Blue Mountains Music Festival Folk, Roots And Blues (BMMF) on 13, 14 and 15 March 2015. 
Bundeluk Remembered in Local Ceremony
16 Dec 2014
Bundeluk Remembered in Local Ceremony
Local artist Ian John Watson (known as Bundeluk) was remembered in a ceremony in Springwood on Saturday, 13 December 2014. The Bullaburra-based Darug artist and tour guide had long sold his artwork and jumpers outside Westpac in Macquarie Street, Springwood, where the ceremony took place. 
Blue Mountains Community Bushfire Grants Program
16 Dec 2014
Blue Mountains Community Bushfire Grants Program
Ten new local projects will be funded by the Blue Mountains Community Bushfire Grants, the New South Wales Government has announced. 
What do I do with old TVs and Computers?
16 Dec 2014
What do I do with old TVs and Computers?
In the lead up to Christmas, the Blue Mountains City Council is calling on residents to take their old electronic devices to the Katoomba Waste Management Facility. 
Local Author’s New Book a Matter of Life and Death
16 Dec 2014
Local Author’s New Book a Matter of Life and Death
Winmalee-based author and trade union activist Mark Ptolemyís new book promises readers the chance to explore what it would be like to wield the power to raise the dead. 
Council Makes Progress Managing City Waste
15 Dec 2014
Council Makes Progress Managing City Waste
Major projects at the Blaxland waste facility are due for completion in 2015 
Council Votes to Raise Rates and Increase Services
15 Dec 2014
Council Votes to Raise Rates and Increase Services
Blue Mountains City Council voted at its 9 December meeting to endorse Option One. Once implemented, this will increase council rates and services. The Council will now apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a special rates variation. 
Gone Fishin Exhibition at the Lost Bear Gallery
15 Dec 2014
Gone Fishin Exhibition at the Lost Bear Gallery
Visitors to the Katoomba's Lost Bear Gallery over the summer holiday season can experience unexpected insight into a very remote part of Australia. 
Westpac Funds Blue Mountains Recovery Projects
14 Dec 2014
Westpac Funds Blue Mountains Recovery Projects
Westpac announced on 11 December that it will give $92,145 in grants to help fund 12 local community projects, providing support and financial assistance to the Blue Mountains region. 
Experience Toys of Christmas Past
14 Dec 2014
Experience Toys of Christmas Past
Festive decorations, figures, books and postcards have are a Christmas season tradition. The Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum has a fascinating collection of Christmas memorabilia, dating from the early 20th Century onwards. 
Kate Lewers, The Naive Traveller, explores the Blue Mountains
14 Dec 2014
Kate Lewers, The Naive Traveller, explores the Blue Mountains
Where do I even begin when talking to you all about the Blue Mountains?
Photos, although they are good (even with my limited photography skills!), just donít do justice to quite how beautiful, serene, idyllic, tranquil, vast and whatever other adjectives you can think to throw in there to describe how phenomenal the mountains are. 
New Lithgow Business Taskforce Meets
13 Dec 2014
New Lithgow Business Taskforce Meets
Lithgow's new Business Taskforce aims to revitalise local businesses and help them grow. 
Gateway Family Services Delivers for the Community at Christmas
13 Dec 2014
Gateway Family Services Delivers for the Community at Christmas
Blue Mountains charity Gateway Family Services are set to provide local families and individuals in need at Christmas with nearly 200 food and gift hampers. While still a sizable task, this yearís delivery should prove to be easier than 2013's post Bushfire effort. 
Shade Structures to be Completed at Lithgow's Queen Elizabeth Park
12 Dec 2014
Shade Structures to be Completed at Lithgow's Queen Elizabeth Park
The installation of new shade structures over the childrenís play equipment at Queen Elizabeth Park, Lithgow is set to be completed in the next few weeks. 
Emu Plains Public School Promotes Healthy Eating
12 Dec 2014
Emu Plains Public School Promotes Healthy Eating
Throughout 2014, Emu Plains Public School students have learnt about healthy eating and environmental sustainability. Over the course of the year, the school ran four Nude Food Days, which featured guest visits from a nutritionist and a farmer, as well as taste testing, vegetable juicing, and apple slinking. 
Police Urge Community to be Safe During Holidays
11 Dec 2014
Police Urge Community to be Safe During Holidays
New South Wales Police Force has launched a new summer safety and security awareness campaign for this yearís holiday season. The campaign is aimed at encouraging the community to celebrate safely and responsibly during the upcoming holiday period and look out for each other throughout summer. 
First Stage of Renovations Completed at Bygone Beautys
10 Dec 2014
First Stage of Renovations Completed at Bygone Beautys
The first stage of the renovations at Leura's Bygone Beautys has now been completed, with the new tearooms open to visitors. As part of the ongoing renovations, the tearoom and museum is offering customers a 20 percent discount on all stock, including teas and infusions, tea wares, collectables, jewellery and gifts. 
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