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The Race Is On To Count Koalas
1 Nov 2014
The Race Is On To Count Koalas
Research is underway to locate koalas in the Blue Mountains region, and based on recent koala sighting reports the situation looks encouraging. 
Accommodation at the Hydro Majestic opens from 23rd December 2014
1 Nov 2014
Accommodation at the Hydro Majestic opens from 23rd December 2014
The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains is one of the most historical and iconic hotels in Australia. Situated on the escarpment edge overlooking the Megalong Valley which adjoins the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park in Medlow Bath, NSW, Australia. 
Rhodo Saturday Grand Parade, Wood Chopping, Flowers and more
31 Oct 2014
Rhodo Saturday Grand Parade, Wood Chopping, Flowers and more
Blackheath is the place to be on Saturday. The grand parade starts at 12.30pm at Blackheath Oval and marches along Wentworth Street before finishing in Blackheath Gardens on the highway. Police, pipe and drumming bands will provide the musical backdrop to the Rhodo parade. 
From Weeds to Wetland: Bushcare Success at Popes Glen
31 Oct 2014
From Weeds to Wetland: Bushcare Success at Popes Glen
It’s taken more than a decade of vision, hard work and determination, but Blackheath’s Popes Glen is being transformed from a weedy wasteland into a thriving wetland filled with native plants and animals, thanks to an ambitious bush restoration project involving Popes Glen Bushcare Group, Council and the NSW Environmental Trust. 
Local Choristers ready to ‘Raise The Roof’ at Opera House
30 Oct 2014
Local Choristers ready to ‘Raise The Roof’ at Opera House
The Blue Mountains Community Choir is in the final stages of preparation to participate in a 500 strong Western Sydney Community Choirs performance at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 1 November. 
Former Foxtel CEO to Present at Community Forum
30 Oct 2014
Former Foxtel CEO to Present at Community Forum
The Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (LMNC) is pleased to announce Kim Williams, Former CEO of Foxtel, will present at the community forum on 8 November as part of its ‘Think BIG’ ideas forum. 
Garden Gnome Convention Movie
30 Oct 2014
Garden Gnome Convention Movie
Planning is now well advanced for our 11th Annual Australian Gnome Convention on Monday 26th January 2015. Once a year 2000 garden gnomes and 10,000 gnome carers gather in the sleepy mountain hamlet of Glenbrook. 
Former cricketer Mike Whitney takes on Segway Blue Mountains
30 Oct 2014
Former cricketer Mike Whitney takes on Segway Blue Mountains
Australian television personality and former cricketer, Mike Whitney and the Sydney Weekender crew joined the Segway Blue Mountains team this week to showcase the fun packed Segway tours down at the Fairmont Resort in Leura. 
Three Sisters walking track to get $1.5 million restoration
29 Oct 2014
Three Sisters walking track to get $1.5 million restoration
The iconic Blue Mountains walking track is set to be restored. The attraction greets around 2 million visitors each year. 
Hydro Majestic Channels its Golden Age
29 Oct 2014
Hydro Majestic Channels its Golden Age
The renowned Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains has been refurbished in the hope of recapturing the essence of its golden age when it reopens in mid-December. 
Looking Beyond the Devastation
28 Oct 2014
Looking Beyond the Devastation
“As the Smoke Clears” evolved out of Mary-Lou Keating’s experiences as a police officer in the Blue Mountains after the fires. Amazed by the resilience and community spirit of the people she spoke to, she began taking photos. The proceeds of up to $40,000 raised by As the Smoke Clears will be donated to the Blue Mountains Mayoral Bushfire appeal. 
Appreciation Certificate presented to Anthony McDaid
28 Oct 2014
Appreciation Certificate presented to Anthony McDaid
Mt Riverview RFS Brigade welcomed Anthony McDaid, Branch Manager Traffic Control at Kennards Hire, along with family and friends, to their station Monday night (27 Oct). 
Eloura Daring to Change
28 Oct 2014
Eloura Daring to Change
Company Members of Blue Mountains Disability Services Limited recently voted to change the company’s name to DARE Disability Support. This was a momentous decision and will assist the company to move forward with a new look and feel as it embraces the changes of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) over the next few years. 
Left Turn trial at Macquarie Road Intersection
27 Oct 2014
Left Turn trial at Macquarie Road Intersection
Following recent community feedback about safety improvements at this intersection on the Great Western Highway, Roads and Maritime Services will trial a ‘left turn only’ from Macquarie Road for four weeks. 
Great Places to Celebrate Melbourne Cup
27 Oct 2014
Great Places to Celebrate Melbourne Cup
This year's Melbourne Cup is just around the corner. As usual there are some great Melbourne Cup events within our local region where you can celebrate the race that stops the nation. Below are just a few venues where you can perhaps enjoy premium dining, live view of the race, sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes! 
Local Businesses Progress through to State Finals
26 Oct 2014
Local Businesses Progress through to State Finals
After a hugely successful Blue Mountains Business Awards on Friday 17 October, 4 of our local winning businesses will go through to the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards finals. Winners will be announced on November 28 at a gala dinner at Darling Harbour. 
Enter the world of CATS
26 Oct 2014
Enter the world of CATS
Excitement is building as the 90 strong cast and crew members of CATS embrace the final weeks of rehearsal for what is set to be one of Blue Mountains Musical Society’s most entertaining productions of all time. 
Tread Lightly expands to include Eco Friendly Clothing & Essential Oils
25 Oct 2014
Tread Lightly expands to include Eco Friendly Clothing & Essential Oils
Tread Lightly eco tours has expanded to include Tread Lightly Solutions, now selling all the sustainable ideas and things we have been using for the past 18 years. 
2014 Australian Climbing Festival Wrap-Up
24 Oct 2014
2014 Australian Climbing Festival Wrap-Up
Last weekend, climbers and adventurers from Australia and overseas converged on Katoomba to share their passion for climbing at the 2014 Australian Climbing Festival.

“It was great to have really packed houses and we’ve had amazing feedback from everyone,” says festival organiser, Gemma Woldendorp. 
Now You can Enjoy Sport
24 Oct 2014
Now You can Enjoy Sport
Following feedback from our online community a dedicated SPORT section has now be added to Fresh Air Daily. Local sporting groups are invited to freely submit sport news and results to be published FREE seven days a week. 
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