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Music For Life returns for 7th year

When Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008, she was told she had 18 months to live. She refused to listen. Almost a...

Businesses eat up McHappy Day challenge

It’s almost McHappy Day, and businesses across Penrith and the Hawkesbury are ready to compete to see who can raise the most money for...

Wentworth launches innovative ‘Gathering Space’

Wentworth Community Housing has launched Cranebrook’s innovative new ‘Our Place Our Gathering Space’ this week. Conceived after consultation with tenants, the area aims to be...

Cherry on top for local author

When Penrith’s Stephanie May wasn’t getting the acting work she was searching for, she took matters into her own hands. Instead of being in front...

How tragic loss is now helping others

When the daughter of Celeste Cannell's best friend was tragically lost to suicide at just 16-years-old, it affected her profoundly. Through her grief, she created...

Mother of two starts hot new career

With the threat of an early fire season this year, the region is getting prepared by welcoming three new firefighters to the area. After graduating...

Legacy helps lighten the load for Gavin family

It’s been almost six years since Lance Corporal Luke Gavin died in Afghanistan, and every day brings a new challenge for his St Clair...

Restoring dignity for women in need

Every month, vulnerable and at risk women without access to proper sanitary items experience unthinkable indignities during their period. Kirstie Munn, a local volunteer of...

Students build kennels for local animal charity

Six students from Cambridge Park High School have given back to the local community by putting their hands to good use. Community Liaison Officer, Kaylene...

Volunteer of the Year winner to push for more mental health support

Colyton’s Susan Robertson has taken home the top honour at the local Volunteer of the Year Awards for her role in progressing people’s welfare...

Penrith Show promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2017

Now in its 174th year, the Penrith District Show is promising to be a weekend to remember for the whole family. Held at Penrith Paceway,...

How accepting help changed Christel’s life

Turning 81-years-old in September, Penrith’s Christel Fooks has spent her life looking after others, but now struggles to accept the help back in her...

Stepping up to the challenge

Orchard Hills Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) firefighters Emily Dal Santo and Gage Pitt are stepping up to help raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease. On...

Generosity comes full circle

Not all superheroes wear capes, and Michael Ball and the team at MBR Realty have been quietly helping the local community since January 2014. Since...

Walking tall despite challenges

When cancer survivor Emma Dunlop set her sights on walking the Great Wall of China, it was something she desperately wanted to do. Now...

Stepping out of the shower and onto the stage

A group of local men from all walks of life and age groups have come together with their shared love of a cappella singing...

Knitting challenge exceeds expectations

This winter, The Creative Fringe set a challenge to locals to knit a square to go towards warm blankets to help our homeless. In true...

Sleeping rough for a good cause

Two St Marys business owners will sleep rough for a night to raise money for the fight against local homelessness. Michelle Latham from Heavenly Celebrations...

Darts Challenge back for fourth year

Penrith Panthers legend Mark Geyer is encouraging darts enthusiasts to ‘target early symptoms with a bullseye’ at the Pioneer Tavern in Penrith on July 21. Geyer...

Locals urged to get behind Red Nose Day this Friday

More than 3000 Australian families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child every year. Red Nose is fighting for a future...