Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Community

Local league personality Barry Costa honoured with OAM

South Penrith resident Barry Costa has been recognised for showcasing an outstanding commitment to local organisations in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours list.

Golf Day a chance to learn about new range of job opportunities

Locals have a chance to tee off with some of the state’s best amputee golfers at the Nova Employment handicap corporate golf day.

Children’s Centre gets $200,000 makeover

Strauss Road Children’s Centre at St Clair is looking fresh and welcoming thanks to a substantial revamp by Penrith City Council.

Men’s Shed officially opens new home

After many years in the making, St Clair and District Men’s Shed officially opened its brand-new building on Wednesday.

Changing the world one sock at a time

Homeless charities say socks are one of their most needed items in winter.

Love Bug back on the road thanks to Variety Bash

Cranebrook local Paula Graham will be on the road again this Sunday, participating in her seventh Variety Bash charity drive.

Selfless students cook up crucial funds for domestic violence support

A group of local students are donating the proceeds of their class project BBQ to The Haven after realising the scope of domestic violence in Australia.

Ebony’s tough upbringing inspires her passion for incredible art

Ebony Cornelius Mau’u had a tough childhood experiencing domestic violence at home, but she used her imagination to escape.

New movie to explore the realities of Christmas

Local movie pulls back the curtain on the festive season in the suburbs.

Step in the right direction: Mental health fundraiser a major success

WestCare’s annual Steps of Hope took place last Saturday, with members of the community heading to the Nepean River in an effort to raise money for mental health causes.

Local seniors recognised for commitment to community

Four local seniors were celebrated during a morning tea as part of the NSW Seniors Festival last week.

Final Airing of the Quilts: End of beloved local tradition

Members of the Caring Hearts Community Quilters group are preparing for their final Airing of the Quilts event, to take place on Saturday, April 10.

Werrington Downs resident Chloe Carter eyes Miss Universe Australia crown

Local dancer and model, Chloe Carter, is hoping to take on the world stage as a state finalist for Miss Universe Australia 2021.

Women’s Walk and Talk continues to grow in popularity

The Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk is charging ahead, offering a safe space for women to connect socially while exercising each week.

A decade on the Prowl

Resident primary school teacher at Panthers on the Prowl, Lawrence McDonell, will celebrate 10 years in his job at the end of this term. Mr...

Melanoma March moves online

In its 10th year running, Melanoma March has been moved online. This year, patrons are being asked to head online to participate in an interactive...

Man pulls Ford Ranger for charity

A local man has taken on an exhausting challenge this week in his attempt to raise $20,000 for Childsafe Australia. Corey Philpott, a 23-year-old staircase...

York gives back to local community

York Jewellers in Penrith is helping to create brighter tomorrow with its latest fundraising drive donating nearly $10,000 to Nepean Hospital.

Matt helps change lives during pandemic

Lemongrove resident Matt Laffan has been lauded for his dedication to changing lives through music during the pandemic.

Red Cross turns to youth in search for volunteers

Red Cross Penrith is looking for fresh blood in a search for new volunteers.