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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. 
Pro Wrestling Unique Entertainment Experience
24 Oct 2014
Pro Wrestling Unique Entertainment Experience
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling is a professional wrestling organisation based in the Blue Mountains. We spoke with Marek Indyka about the Blue Mountains World Heritage Championship and the first ever outdoors show at Lithgow Festival. 
Something Old is New Again for 2015
24 Oct 2014
Something Old is New Again for 2015
The Hydro Majestic Hotel is set to open at the end of 2014 after undergoing a major refurbishment. With breathtaking views of both the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Ranges, we can see why the this Blue Mountains landmark building has been named one of the world's Top New Hotels for 2015 by Escape.com.au. 
Community gets behind Buckland Fete
23 Oct 2014
Community gets behind Buckland Fete
Once again this year’s Buckland Fete held last month was a resounding success. A big thank you goes out to all the residents, relatives, staff and friends of the Buckland community who gave so generously in so many ways to make this fete a great day for all. 
2014 Natural Disaster Recovery Grants
23 Oct 2014
2014 Natural Disaster Recovery Grants
Community and non-profit organisations working in Blue Mountains, NSW are invited to apply for the 2014 Grant Program, with grants available up to $10,000. 
By-election Sat 15 Nov (Wards 1 & 2)
22 Oct 2014
By-election Sat 15 Nov (Wards 1 & 2)
The resignation of former Councillors Robert Stock (Ward 1) and Geordie Williamson (Ward 2) has created two vacancies of civic office necessitating a by-election to be conducted. By-elections will be held in Blue Mountains City Council - First and Second Wards - on Saturday, 15 November 2014 to elect two councillors. 
Ian Swift joins Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea
22 Oct 2014
Ian Swift joins Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea
Lost Bear Gallery is proud to announce Ian Swift's selection in this year's Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi, starting this Thursday 23 October and runs through until 9 November 2014. 
Cats Is a Family Affair for the Dwyer Clan
22 Oct 2014
Cats Is a Family Affair for the Dwyer Clan
Local community theatre group, Blue Mountains Musical Society, is set to shine a new light on a family classic when it opens its production of CATS on 5th November at the Lighthouse Theatre at Penrith Anglican College, Orchard Hills. 
Charity Concert to help Eliminate Glaucoma
22 Oct 2014
Charity Concert to help Eliminate Glaucoma
Glaucoma Australia’s mission is “To eliminate glaucoma blindness”. A special charity performance at Leura’s Fairmont Resort, featuring The Tap Pack and Shu-Cheen Yu, will assist this valuable organisation. Don’t miss this extraordinary event on Sunday 16th November. 
20th Anniversary of Wollemi Pine Discovery in Region
22 Oct 2014
20th Anniversary of Wollemi Pine Discovery in Region
This spring is the anniversary of the historic discovery of the Wollemi pine in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area by ranger David Noble. 
Blue Puya at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
21 Oct 2014
Blue Puya at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
One of the most spectacular plants, the Puya berteroniana (blue puya) is getting ready for its November spectacular at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden! This year they will have more than 30 giant flower scapes - the most they have ever produced. This will be an incredible display. 
Rubyfruit voted People’s Choice for 2014
20 Oct 2014
Rubyfruit voted People’s Choice for 2014
A boutique vegan bakery and cafe based in Leura, specialising in egg-free, dairy-free vegan indulgence, for the third consecutive year won the coveted BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s Choice Award. Continue reading to see which local businesses made the Top 10 in this highly competitive category. 
Blackheath's Iconic Grand Canyon
20 Oct 2014
Blackheath's Iconic Grand Canyon
Blackheath’s Grand Canyon is one of the Blue Mountains’ icons. The track through it was opened by the Premier of NSW (Mr JH Carruthers) in February 1907. This was a period when the competition between the Blue Mountains communities to attract tourists and their spending money was at a peak. 
Director of Breaker Morant - The Retrial visits Glenbrook
19 Oct 2014
Director of Breaker Morant - The Retrial visits Glenbrook
The new docu-drama feature film was introduced by its director Gregory Miller at Glenbrook Cinema on Sunday October 19. 
Discover the Blue Mountains Stream Frog
19 Oct 2014
Discover the Blue Mountains Stream Frog
Found near the tops of mountains in areas near Sydney, the blue mountains stream frog resides. This species is a locally uncommon frog which usually goes unnoticed with most attention being paid to the endangered frogs. 
A Honeymooner’s Guide to the Blue Mountains
19 Oct 2014
A Honeymooner’s Guide to the Blue Mountains
Less than two hours from Sydney, the Blue Mountains, so named for the blue-tinted haze that blankets the mountains, caused by the vast forests of gums secreting a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves, offers honeymooners a romantic setting that feels private and secluded. 
Ruairi Cassidy Delves Deeper into the Blue Mountains
18 Oct 2014
Ruairi Cassidy Delves Deeper into the Blue Mountains
Having spent a good few days in the city we felt it was time to head into the bush and explore the famous Blue Mountains.

When I last visited Sydney with the family, some 6 years prior, we spent a half day around the area, taking in the general tourist lookouts; However this time I was prepared to delve deeper into the wilderness and explore more of the area. 
Pope Francis awards Blue Mountains Bushfire ‘Hero’ Principal
17 Oct 2014
Pope Francis awards Blue Mountains Bushfire ‘Hero’ Principal
Blue Mountains ‘hero’ School Principal, Mr Serge Roasato has received the Papal Medal ‘Benemerenti’ from Pope Francis. The award was conferred by Bishop of Parramatta and Archbishop-elect of Sydney Anthony Fisher OP at a Thanksgiving Ceremony at St Thomas Aquinas Springwood at the one year anniversary of the Blue Mountains fires. 
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