Community

New PCYC initiative builds cash to deliver important programs

PCYC Penrith has launched a new initiative and is calling for help to support local youth who are at risk.

Locals helping locals: Give and Take Market to be held monthly

A new community-led initiative is helping to lighten the cost-of-living for families and people in need in the local area.

Full circle: Panther Cub returns to help mentor with local fundraiser

Local icon Ross Hutchison has been reunited with one of his original Panther cubs ahead of a very special fundraiser to be held at Elton Chong next month.

Local’s new book comes from real-life anecdotes

Bestselling St Clair author Todd Alexander has released a new book, this time using his stellar dry wit to delve into the topic of aging.

New housing gives residents dignity and choice

A national not-for-profit organisation is changing the way that young people with high physical support needs live with a state first project in Penrith.

Melanoma March returns with Penrith to host popular event

Now in its 12th year, Melanoma March is returning this month with 23 events all around Australia, with one right here at Weir Reserve in Penrith.

Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge returns

For almost 20 years, the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge has been a rite of passage for young people wanting to test themselves both physically and mentally, ultimately changing their lives forever.

Memory Walk & Jog has new home at Penrith’s Tench Reserve

Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising event is heading back to western Sydney, with a new location at Tench Reserve next Sunday, March 5.

Rotary answers the call to help women in time of need

The Rotary Club of Penrith Valley has partnered with Penrith Women’s Health Centre to develop basic emergency kits to assist women fleeing domestic and family violence situations.

10-year-old’s mission to help the homeless

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How a community pantry is bringing locals together in Emu Plains

Pantries are one of the most open doors in the family home, but for some, this isn’t a luxury they have access to on a regular basis. Now, one Emu Plains mum has taken matters into her own hands.

Kingswood Anglican Church to mark special milestone

Having been a constant in the Penrith community for over a century, Kingswood Anglican Church will be marking its 125th anniversary this month, with a celebration for all.

Photographer’s special Penrith milestone

South Penrith resident Luciano Vranich is this month celebrating 20 years of exhibiting his photos at Penrith City Library.

Apprentice jeweller set to shine in Melbourne

York Jewellers apprentice Gabby Muloch will be taking centre stage next year when she represents New South Wales at the 2023 WorldSkills Australia competition in Melbourne.

Local couple celebrates 65 years of marriage

Emu Plains couple Anthony and Irene Donley have celebrated a very special milestone this week, with 65 years of marriage under their belts as of Tuesday, December 20.

Mrs C’s CupCakes helps make Christmas a little sweeter for elderly this festive season

After being forced to take the past two years off due to COVID, Mrs C’s CupCakes is renewing their tradition of donating gifts to some of Penrith’s most vulnerable, and they’re calling out to the local community for donations.

New trees become permanent tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Schools around Penrith have commemorated the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with ceremonies funded as part of the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.

Santa Truck is on the road again this Christmas Eve

The Penrith Santa Truck will be back spreading cheer for the third consecutive year this Christmas Eve.

‘Santa George’ is lighting up his Colyton home for the final time

Christmas lights are a highlight of every holiday season but the big man behind a dazzling local display is retiring after 21 years.

Research funding to continue as OZWAC merges into The Nepean Foudnation

Local residents are being encouraged to attend a fundraising dinner next Thursday, December 8, to celebrate the Australian Women and Children’s Research Foundation (OZWAC) merging into The Nepean Foundation.