Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Community

Charities lend festive hand this Christmas

With COVID-19 impacting people both financially and emotionally, community support over the holiday season is needed more than ever.

Club holds special luncheon to thank local volunteers

During a year plagued with drought, bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have stepped up to help those need in the community.

Local buses in Christmas charity drive

Local bus operator Busways is decking the halls of its buses this festive season with bright and colourful decorations all for a good cause.

Santa zooms in to check on kids at Nepean Hospital

Each year Santa makes a special visit to sick kids at Nepean Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer to those who cannot join festive celebrations.

Local kids to get Christmas Eve surprise thanks to festive spirit of businesses

Residents of Jamisontown and South Penrith may get the chance to meet Mr and Mrs Claus this Christmas Eve.

Spence Park to undergo overhaul after students answer Mayor’s design challenge

A vision for a fresh, fun and inclusive play space will come to life in Penrith thanks to the hard work of some of the city’s youngest residents.

Where you can grab a real Christmas tree this festive season

Trees are in hot demand this year.

Vintage FM on top of the world after special honour

Penrith’s Vintage FM has landed itself a top spot on the list of best Internet radio stations.

Dream come true as local author publishes first children’s book

Claremont Meadows resident Lara Bury has ticked off a major item on her bucket list by releasing her first ever children’s picture book titled A Walk Like No Other.

St Clair community invited to celebrate Agnes’ 102nd birthday

Agnes Borg is celebrating her 102nd birthday next Thursday, November 26, and everyone is invited.

Golf marathon for a cause

Erskine Park teenager Blake Hodges will tee off on December 14 with other golfers around the country for a 72-hole marathon to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

New Penrith City Library app launched

Penrith City Library has launched its new Library app.

Naval history honoured at local museum

Popular local museum showcases artefacts and historic exhibits from proud past

Penrith Relay for Life confirms shorter event for 2021

It may look a little different next year but Penrith Relay For Life will be going ahead for 2021.

A-list support for McHappy Day next month

Locals are being urged to support McHappy Day.

Social club looks for new members

Club has been running for more than 40 years, ensuring over-50s remain active.

Come on Eileen, tell us your secret! Local resident celebrates 100th birthday

Eileen Dimond celebrated her 100th birthday this week, with a surprise party at Penrith RSL held by Legacy Nepean Division.

Riding to make a difference

With three children dying from cancer each week in Australia, Kristian Wren wanted to help make a difference.

Hat-trick of nominations for Nordoff Robbins CEO

The CEO of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy (Noro) in Kingswood, Belinda Leonard, has been recognised for her contribution to the community with not one but three award nominations.

Postcards will detail life in Penrith during pandemic

Youth and community organisation Fusion Western Sydney is inviting people to share their experiences during COVID-19 through their project 'Postcards from Home'.