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Archive - December 2016

Make Sure Your Pool is Safe this Summer
24 Dec 2016
Make Sure Your Pool is Safe this Summer
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Australian children under 5 years of age. Backyard swimming pools are the most common location where child drowning incidents occur. 
Festive Foods for your Pets to Avoid
23 Dec 2016
Festive Foods for your Pets to Avoid
It may be hard to resist a pleading face, but it could save your pet’s life. Christmas food is among some of the most dangerous for animals to consume. So before you drop a titbit under the table, think about what it could do to your pet’s health. 
Buddhist Community Releasing Fish
22 Dec 2016
Buddhist Community Releasing Fish
Sydney’s Buddhist community, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Sydney International Regatta Centre have released 5,000 Australian bass into Penrith Lakes as part of the community Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program. 
Federal Member Encourages National Heritage Nominations
21 Dec 2016
Federal Member Encourages National Heritage Nominations
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, says nominations are open for new additions to the National Heritage List. 
The Blue Mountains Concert Society Announce 2017 Season
15 Dec 2016
The Blue Mountains Concert Society Announce 2017 Season
The society presents a series of concerts annually running from February to November and has as it's main objective the presentation of musical concerts of a high standard. Tickets available from 9am today - 15th December 2016. Just in time for Christmas! 
Tailored Support for Indigenous University Students in Macquarie
15 Dec 2016
Tailored Support for Indigenous University Students in Macquarie
Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne welcomed the passing of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 by Parliament recently. 
School Holiday Adventures at The Joan Sutherland Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery
13 Dec 2016
School Holiday Adventures at The Joan Sutherland Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery
Looking for school holiday entertainment and programs that engage? Try miniFEST at The Joan where the kids’ imaginations will run wild or an art program that explores the beauty of our natural environment at the Penrith Regional Gallery at Emu Plains! 
Pre-schoolers in Macquarie Electorate Given Chance to Learn Another Language
12 Dec 2016
Pre-schoolers in Macquarie Electorate Given Chance to Learn Another Language
Every pre-schooler in Macquarie will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program are now open. 
Go your own way - a great Xmas gift!
11 Dec 2016
Go your own way - a great Xmas gift!
Continue to enjoy the festive season with a summer night soaked in the unforgettable sounds of Fleetwood Mac as The Joan opens the 2017 season with Go Your Own Way – The Story of Christine McVie a celebration of great music and one woman’s life journey. 
Shop Small this Christmas in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains
10 Dec 2016
Shop Small this Christmas in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains
As Australians prepare to spend around $50 billion in the lead-up to Christmas Day, Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne has urged Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains residents to shop small in our community. 
NSW Seniors Card Holder 2017 Directory is Now Available
10 Dec 2016
NSW Seniors Card Holder 2017 Directory is Now Available
NSW Seniors Card is pleased to provide members with the 2017 Seniors Card Directory, your guide to the best discounts and special offers from thousands of participating businesses around the state. 
Free Diary for Seniors – Reserve Your Copy Today
8 Dec 2016
Free Diary for Seniors – Reserve Your Copy Today
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is encouraging local seniors to contact his office to reserve a free copy of a 2017 diary to help them navigate legal issues that arise in the year ahead. 
Federal Member says Trial of Mobile Offices a Success for Mountains
8 Dec 2016
Federal Member says Trial of Mobile Offices a Success for Mountains
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has literally taken to the streets, to save people a drive to the Hawkesbury to meet with her. 
Summer at the Penrith Regional Gallery
4 Dec 2016
Summer at the Penrith Regional Gallery
Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest: Summer Exhibition Suite
Mandy Martin: Homeground (2 Dec – 26 Feb)
Alice Sciberras: Abstract Reality (2 Dec – 26 Feb)
The Lady & The Unicorn: Arthur Boyd & Peter Porter (16 Dec – 26 Feb)
 
Embrace Festive Fruit and Veg this Christmas Season
4 Dec 2016
Embrace Festive Fruit and Veg this Christmas Season
Cancer Council NSW is urging us all to embrace festive fruit and veg this Christmas season. 
Important Changes To Mobile Phone Rules For P2 Licence Holders Comes Into Force Today
1 Dec 2016
Important Changes To Mobile Phone Rules For P2 Licence Holders Comes Into Force Today
Effective 1 December 2016, P2 Provisional licence holders must not use ANY function of a mobile phone whilst driving or riding, or when stationary but not parked, regardless if it is in a cradle or not. 
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Morning Melodies at The Joan
1 Dec 2016
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Morning Melodies at The Joan
This year’s Christmas extravaganza features a fantastic collection of musical theatre, operatic showstoppers and Christmas Carols performed by Adam Scicluna, Miriam Waks and Chris Gable.
In celebration of the festive season there will also be some beautiful Christmas Carols and songs to uplift you! And a visit from Mrs Claus. 
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