Community

Walking to find a cure

By the time it takes you to finish reading this article, one Australian will have developed diabetes, yet despite the high number of cases...

Giant helping hand

The local Aussie Rules community has banded together to brighten the lives of drought-stricken farmers living more than 400km away. Headed by the Penrith Giants,...

Beat the booze this Ocsober

Local residents are being urged to give booze the boot this October in order to help spread the message about one of Australia’s silent...

Roaring for three decades

For the past 30 years the Lions Club of Emu Plains have roared with success, helping those within the local community who need it...

Ross Dobson’s next chapter

He is the local chef and food author that gave Penrith two iconic dining spots, but now Ross Dobson has decided to start a...

Lions donate new medical technology to Nepean Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nepean Hospital recently received a significant donation that is set to have a huge impact on the...

Music for Life will be a night to remember

When Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she refused to accept her fate even after doctors told her she had only 18...

Bikers show their soft side

Penrith Motorcycle Centre is going the distance for the children’s charity, Wings4kidz. 150 participants will ride four hours from Penrith to Windeyer as a way...

Show your support during Legacy Week

It started out in 1942 with the sale of buttons and stamps and, while the mechanise has evolved, the message during Legacy Week has...

Panthers gives back to the community

Generosity is at the heart of our community, and Penrith Panthers isn’t letting this go unnoticed. This year, $338,900 will be donated as part of...

Chance to pay it forward as vital service raises funds for new van

After watching a YouTube video with her family, Gen Jagt knew she needed to do something about the homelessness crisis in Penrith. Now, six years...

True community heroes

Devoted, selfless, reliable and passionate. These are just some of the words that describe three local residents who have made incredible contributions to their community. And...

Locals support homeless community as cold winter rolls on

Penrith is putting comfort back into the community with special initiatives during Homelessness Week. In an attempt to combat the cold, Penrith CBD Corporation’s Project...

65 years of true love

The old saying goes that a happy wife, equals a happy life and Ken MacGillivray has upheld this rule for the past 65 years. Well,...

Locals encouraged to discuss organ donation

It might be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but the Lions Club of Emu Plains is encouraging all locals to discuss organ and tissue...

Brick Show gives back to Penrith community with donation to NADO

The Sydney Brick Show put smiles on the faces of thousands of adults and kids when it rolled into Penrith recently, but the joy...

Skills and confidence for life

Local teenagers are gaining valuable life skills and confidence thanks to a newly established developmental program in Penrith. Skills 4 Life is run by the...

Walking challenge has a great Point

It’s not quite 500 miles, but for 12 hours, the team at OnePointHealth will be walking 100km in support of the Great Walk Foundation. Physiotherapist...

In the cold for a cause

The winter weather has hit and while many of us are enjoying our cosy beds and heartwarming dinners, others in the community don’t have...

Dolls and more on show

If you’ve already made plans this Sunday, you might want to reconsider because the annual Dolls, Bears, Craft and Collectables Show will be rolling...