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Archive - December 2016

Merry Christmas Blue Mountains
25 Dec 2016
Merry Christmas Blue Mountains
The team at BlueMountainsAustralia.com and Fresh Air Daily would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. 
School Holidays at Glenbrook Cinema
25 Dec 2016
School Holidays at Glenbrook Cinema
Looking for something to do with the family these school holidays? There are plenty of movies coming to the Glenbrook Cinema screen over Christmas and throughout January, with something for everyone in the family. 
Blue Mountains Leading Attractions Open Christmas Day
24 Dec 2016
Blue Mountains Leading Attractions Open Christmas Day
Looking for something to do with the family on Christmas Day after feasting on Christmas pudding, mince tarts and trifle? Two of the Mountains' leading attractions will be open and ready to welcome you through their doors this Christmas Day. 
Make Sure Your Pool is Safe this Summer
24 Dec 2016
Make Sure Your Pool is Safe this Summer
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Australian children under 5 years of age. Backyard swimming pools are the most common location where child drowning incidents occur. 
2016 Christmas Services
23 Dec 2016
2016 Christmas Services
Christmas is here!
Check out where to find your local Christmas services throughout the Blue Mountains. 
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres' Holiday Opening Hours
23 Dec 2016
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres' Holiday Opening Hours
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres will be operating a holiday timetable over the Christmas break. Fresh Air Daily compiled a list of centres, and their opening hours. 
Hard Work Pays Off for Local Students in HSC Results
23 Dec 2016
Hard Work Pays Off for Local Students in HSC Results
The release of the HSC results has been the cause of celebration for Blue Mountains HSC students. Fresh Air Daily has compiled a selection of published success stories available on school websites and social media. 
Festive Foods for your Pets to Avoid
23 Dec 2016
Festive Foods for your Pets to Avoid
It may be hard to resist a pleading face, but it could save your pet’s life. Christmas food is among some of the most dangerous for animals to consume. So before you drop a titbit under the table, think about what it could do to your pet’s health. 
Buddhist Community Releasing Fish
22 Dec 2016
Buddhist Community Releasing Fish
Sydney’s Buddhist community, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Sydney International Regatta Centre have released 5,000 Australian bass into Penrith Lakes as part of the community Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program. 
The London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ) visit Springwood
22 Dec 2016
The London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ) visit Springwood
'A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.' (Songlines Magazine) 
Over $415,000 of Disaster Recovery Funds Paid to Blue Mountains City Council
21 Dec 2016
Over $415,000 of Disaster Recovery Funds Paid to Blue Mountains City Council
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet on Monday announced payment of $415,080 in recovery assistance to Blue Mountains City Council for damage caused by the October 2013 Bushfires. 
Federal Member Encourages National Heritage Nominations
21 Dec 2016
Federal Member Encourages National Heritage Nominations
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, says nominations are open for new additions to the National Heritage List. 
Council Improves Local Emergency Management Capabilities
20 Dec 2016
Council Improves Local Emergency Management Capabilities
Blue Mountains City Council has installed new, state of the art technology in the Blue Mountains Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). 
An Evening with Lior and String Quartet
19 Dec 2016
An Evening with Lior and String Quartet
“Lior shines with a light reminiscent of the late Jeff Buckley” (Sydney Morning Herald) 
Third and Final Show now on Sale for Ahn Do "The Happiest Refugee" Live
18 Dec 2016
Third and Final Show now on Sale for Ahn Do "The Happiest Refugee" Live
After selling out two shows, Anh Do will perform at the Blue Mountains Theatre for a third and final show this tour. This is your last chance to snap up tickets to what Arts Hub called “the happiest audience experience I have ever had...” 
Attention Young People Who Want to Make a Difference
17 Dec 2016
Attention Young People Who Want to Make a Difference
Blue Mountains City Council is interested in the needs and aspirations of young people in our community. If you are between 12 and 19 years old, live in the Blue Mountains and want to make a difference, why not join the Blue Mountains Youth Council. 
Greater Blue Mountains: Family-friendly Destination
16 Dec 2016
Greater Blue Mountains: Family-friendly Destination
From furry critters and underground caves to enchanted gardens, bushwalks for small people, cool art and Aboriginal culture, the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is one big playground. 
Giving Our Local Youth a Go
16 Dec 2016
Giving Our Local Youth a Go
Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne said the Turnbull Government is getting young Australians ready and able to join the workforce through the innovative Youth Jobs PaTH programme. 
The Blue Mountains Concert Society Announce 2017 Season
15 Dec 2016
The Blue Mountains Concert Society Announce 2017 Season
The society presents a series of concerts annually running from February to November and has as it's main objective the presentation of musical concerts of a high standard. Tickets available from 9am today - 15th December 2016. Just in time for Christmas! 
Tailored Support for Indigenous University Students in Macquarie
15 Dec 2016
Tailored Support for Indigenous University Students in Macquarie
Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne welcomed the passing of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 by Parliament recently. 
Susan Templeman Comments on Badgery's Creek Airport
14 Dec 2016
Susan Templeman Comments on Badgery's Creek Airport
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, says the Blue Mountains community will not be silent about the need for protections from flights from Western Sydney Airport, in spite of the Turnbull Government’s decision to approve an Airport Plan. 
The Whitetop Mountaineers (Virginia, USA) Australian Tour
14 Dec 2016
The Whitetop Mountaineers (Virginia, USA) Australian Tour
The Whitetop Mountaineers is made up of the duo, Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham. They both live in Whitetop in the highest mountains in Virginia. 
School Holiday Adventures at The Joan Sutherland Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery
13 Dec 2016
School Holiday Adventures at The Joan Sutherland Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery
Looking for school holiday entertainment and programs that engage? Try miniFEST at The Joan where the kids’ imaginations will run wild or an art program that explores the beauty of our natural environment at the Penrith Regional Gallery at Emu Plains! 
Blue Mountains Mayor Condemns Prime Minister's Approval of Western Sydney Airport at Baderty's Creek
13 Dec 2016
Blue Mountains Mayor Condemns Prime Minister's Approval of Western Sydney Airport at Baderty's Creek
Blue Mountains Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill has condemned the Prime Minister’s approval of Western Sydney Airport at Badgery’s Creek, announced yesterday. 
Pre-schoolers in Macquarie Electorate Given Chance to Learn Another Language
12 Dec 2016
Pre-schoolers in Macquarie Electorate Given Chance to Learn Another Language
Every pre-schooler in Macquarie will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program are now open. 
‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ at Bygone Beautys
11 Dec 2016
‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ at Bygone Beautys
Be transported back to the Roaring Twenties and experience true decadence at Bygone Beautys’ special Traditional High Tea Supreme event Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend. Through an opulent display of sparkling diamonds accompanied by a complementary glass of champagne, visitors will experience the full charade of 1920s grandeur set amongst a lavish backdrop of an old world dining room. 
Go your own way - a great Xmas gift!
11 Dec 2016
Go your own way - a great Xmas gift!
Continue to enjoy the festive season with a summer night soaked in the unforgettable sounds of Fleetwood Mac as The Joan opens the 2017 season with Go Your Own Way – The Story of Christine McVie a celebration of great music and one woman’s life journey. 
Shop Small this Christmas in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains
10 Dec 2016
Shop Small this Christmas in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains
As Australians prepare to spend around $50 billion in the lead-up to Christmas Day, Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne has urged Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains residents to shop small in our community. 
NSW Seniors Card Holder 2017 Directory is Now Available
10 Dec 2016
NSW Seniors Card Holder 2017 Directory is Now Available
NSW Seniors Card is pleased to provide members with the 2017 Seniors Card Directory, your guide to the best discounts and special offers from thousands of participating businesses around the state. 
Book Marks Mountains’ Foodie Renaissance
9 Dec 2016
Book Marks Mountains’ Foodie Renaissance
Recognition for the Blue Mountains foodie scene has revved up, after Leura Garage restaurant hosted the launch of a new book last Tuesday December 6. 
Free Diary for Seniors – Reserve Your Copy Today
8 Dec 2016
Free Diary for Seniors – Reserve Your Copy Today
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is encouraging local seniors to contact his office to reserve a free copy of a 2017 diary to help them navigate legal issues that arise in the year ahead. 
Federal Member says Trial of Mobile Offices a Success for Mountains
8 Dec 2016
Federal Member says Trial of Mobile Offices a Success for Mountains
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has literally taken to the streets, to save people a drive to the Hawkesbury to meet with her. 
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