Community

Panthers treat NADO to a night at the footy

Panthers have treated 50 deserving people to an experience they’ll never forget with a special night out at the footy. Last Saturday evening four Nepean...

New opera company set to hit a high note

Get a taste for the future of opera in western Sydney, as the newly formed Western Sydney Opera company treats Penrith to their first...

Beauty of a budgie: St Clair bird lover takes home Easter Show honours

Decades of passion for James Matthews has paid off after he won Reserve Grand Champion Budgerigar at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year. But...

Eggstra special celebration for Easter

Extravagant is an understatement, as Emu Heights Public School celebrated Easter a little differently with their Easter Extravaganza. Every class from Kindergarten to Year 6...

Easter treat for Shirley

Glenmore Park resident Shirley Jenkins has won one of the most prestigious awards on offer at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show. Specialising in arts...

Raising funds to fight Melanoma

It hasn't been an easy ride for Emma Dunlop, of Cranebrook, after she was told she had stage four Melanoma. Ms Dunlop is now hoping...

Callum captures his future

A simple email provided 15-year-old Callum Meney with the opportunity to snap up prime position on the front page of Australian Wildlife Magazine’s latest...

Western Weekender celebrates 25 years

The Western Weekender today officially celebrates its 25th birthday. The first edition of the Penrith-based publication was released on Friday, March 15, 1991. The Weekender...

‘Buddy bench’ has an important message

Cambridge Park High School installed a ‘buddy bench’ this week in the hopes it will promote a happier playground environment for children at the...

Expo gives local women what they really want

Everyone wins at this year’s What Women Want Expo, where women really get what they want while contributing to a great cause. Held on both...

No cabin fever for these old mates

Penrith resident, Peter Scott, and his friend, Reg Armstrong, will embark upon a 1,500 kilometre 4WD adventure in April, and head from beach to...

Hundreds walk for heart research

Penrith residents took up the challenge of walking 6.5 kilometres along the Nepean River with the Anytime Fitness team last weekend in support of Heart...

Taleigha-Rose keeps defying the odds

Five-year-old Penrith girl Taleigha-Rose Musico has battled more than most of us do in a lifetime after she was born with half a heart. The...

Providing a real community connection

Crowds were flowing into the hallways of the Community Connections building in Henry Street last Wednesday, for the launch of western Sydney’s newest multicultural...

Local teens mix it with music’s best

It’s centre stage for two local teenagers, who will be working alongside some of the biggest names in music this Friday. Two 17-year-olds, Cameron Arnold...

Special cover helps our furry friends

Every household in western Sydney will notice the adorable pet on the cover of their new 2016 Yellow Pages directory. However, there’s a deeper story...

Brave Jayden is the face of Bandaged Bear Appeal

After defying the odds several times over his life, Penrith resident Jayden Bourke couldn’t be more excited to be the face of this year’s...

Leap of faith to celebrate life

Londonderry resident Cheryl Turner will be taking a leap of faith on Valentine's Day when she skydives to mark her 10 year anniversary since...

New Group Homes making a huge difference

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka visited Group Homes in Emu Plains on Wednesday to see how residents have settled in since moving in...

Walking in Bob’s footsteps

Keeping her husband’s memory alive, Carol Wilson, of Kingswood, is hoping people are ready to walk for charity this coming March. Ms Wilson’s husband was...

Upgrades have the WOW factor

Listeners now have the benefit of clearer sound and better reach after long-time Penrith community radio station WOW FM recently conducted a range of...

Christmas spirit shines

Anytime Fitness in St Marys has donated toys for kids as well as a $2000 cheque to Christ Mission Possible in Kingswood, just in...

Helping locals in need this Christmas

While many families will be sitting down to a Christmas breakfast and watching each other unwrap presents next Friday, other families in the local...

Chamber donates $5k to Nepean Family Room

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Nepean Hospital was presented with a cheque to the tune of $5000 today from the Penrith Valley Chamber...

St Marys swimming teacher’s big achievement

Swimming teacher Sean Webber, of St Marys, is set to make a splash after being appointed to the NSW Government’s advisory body, the Disability...

Kerry-Anne has the Galaxy at her feet

Colyton resident Kerry-Anne Peterson is ready to take on the Miss Galaxy Australia Pageant after raising well over $5000 for various charities throughout her...

Community spirit shines for Brendan

Brendan Sewell's life was on track for success and happiness when it took a tragic turn for the worst. Mr Sewell, 28, was diagnosed with...

Relay For Life to move from Howell Oval

Something big is coming to next year’s Penrith Relay for Life event. Now in its 15th year and currently the highest rating Relay for Life...

New community group aims to bring local women together

Women of the Penrith area are being welcomed with open arms into the Jordan Springs Women’s Community Group. Director of the group, Laura Watson, has...

Shoes needed for community campaign

Over 1.5 billion people, including 300 million children, are without adequate footwear around the world. STA Travel, in conjunction with Soles4Souls, are hoping to decrease...

March for melanoma in March

For the first time in Penrith, locals can head to Jamison Park to raise money for melanoma research. Host of ‘March for Melanoma’, Debbie Henry,...

Students show care for others this Christmas

For over 15 years Penrith Anglican College students and teachers have rallied together to help support the less fortunate during Christmas, and it isn't...

Veronica’s new car comes at perfect time

After three months and 28,000 competition entries, one lucky woman is now the proud owner of a brand new 2015 Toyota Kluger. On Tuesday, Veronica...

Little collectibles, big passion

Jenny Wainwright and her two kids, Thomas, 4, and Thalia, 2, could almost be Australia’s biggest fan of Sylvanian Families. The Emu Plains family have...

Don’t dart away from the challenge

Cancer Council NSW will hit the bullseye later this month with its annual Darts Challenge fundraiser. The fundraiser was created to help continue the conversation...

Bowls, food and fun at Men of League event

Fancy a game of lawn bowls with some footy legends whilst raising some funds for charity? Well, Men of League Penrith has you covered with...

Team Spaceballs is ready to race

Penrith has its very own entry into this year’s Red Bull Billy Cart race. The team, known as Team Spaceballs, is made up of four...

Funding helps close the gap

Local Indigenous children will be given the best possible start in life thanks to the dedicated team at Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services (NCNS). NCNS...

Get ready for a spooky knock at the door

Glenmore Park’s streets will be riddled with blood-stained children, ghosts, witches, pumpkins and spider webs this weekend. The suburb is one of many places across...

St Marys couple named Grandparents of the Year

Local residents Marjorie and Graham Elphick have been named the NSW Grandparents of the Year. NSW Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today awarded the NSW...