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Issue 70

The Silver Fox

She’s been dubbed “The Silver Fox”, although “Flying Fox” is equally appropriate. The way she ‘flew’ down the canoe slalom course on her final run to clock a blistering time and earn a silver medal for her efforts was nothing short of incredible. The Olympics are over, but things are now just hotting up for our local Olympic hero as Jessica returns home to new-found fame and glory. The mega-talented teenager from Leonay hasn’t been able to wipe the smile off her face after winning Olympic silver in the K1 canoe slalom. Now she won’t be able to walk down the street without people wanting her autograph. What she’s really looking forward to now is just being a normal teenager for a while. “I can’t wait to stay in one place for a while,’’ said Jessica. “I can’t wait to see all my friends.”

Spring is in the Air!

If my chilblains are any sort of measure, it’s been a c-c-c-cold winter! After being caught in the snow up the hill in the last couple of weeks of August, it’s good to see the sunshine and smell the sweet and almost too subtle scent of the freezias now breaking into bloom. Speaking of blooming, the gardens up in the Mountains are now a riot of fabulous colour. Read all about the upcoming Leura Garden Festival in our Celebrate Spring feature inside.


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behalf of all our readers to our Olympic hero, Jessica Fox! I was devastated when my TV carked it the night of the canoe slalom finals. I had to rush down to Harvey Norman the very next day. The salesman was halfway through his pitch when I saw the replay on about a hundred TVs of varying degrees of hugeness. I interrupted him midsentence to concentrate on watching Jessica in action. I had to explain, when he started showing signs of impatience, that Jess is OUR very own star - she lives just up the road! He obviously wasn’t a local! I hope you all saw the congratulatory signs on the roundabout off the highway before the winds blew them away! One good thing about the Olympics being over is that I can finally catch up on some sleep! And now, it’s time to think about cleaning the pool – spring has sprung! Just in case you’re not yet prepared for the warmer weather, here’s something to keep you cool. It was cool indeed, when this pic was snapped in Blackheath during the last fortnight of winter! Enjoy this Spring edition of your community news.


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MOVE OVER NASA! McCarthy Students have SPACE TO GROW!

McCarthy Catholic College teacher Ross Cutts star gazing on the computer with “Space to Grow” students

Ross Cutts is IT Manager and Physics teacher at McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains and an enthusiastic cyclist, but he used military strength transport to relocate a decommissioned radio telescope from Narrabri to Springwood. Telescopes are hot topics at McCarthy and used by Year 11 Physics during Astronomy Studies but also by Space to Grow Gifted and Talented students in Years 7-10. Through partnership with Macquarie and Charles Sturt Universities, students also have access to the Faulkes telescopes at Coonabarabran and on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

KJ Rocks the Holidays

School students looking for something new to do these holidays will be excited to learn about the brand new KJ’s Performing Arts Day Camp, run by staff from local music school, Kalinda Jade Studios. Students aged five to 18 can participate in the camp which will run on each Wednesday of the next school holidays. Each day runs from 9.30am-3.30pm with music, dance and drama activities designed to keep kids of all ages, abilities and experience entertained. The camp is based at the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre. Primary school aged students (aged five to 12) will participate in workshops on drumming, singing, dancing and music including games and performing. Older students (aged 13 and up) will participate in the school holiday KJ Rock program in which they’ll form bands and learn how to play music as a group. According to owner and teacher, Kalinda McDonald, it doesn’t matter how much experience students have with the performing arts. “We welcome students with absolutely no experience in music, dancing or drama as well as those with years of tuition under their belts,” Kalinda said. “It’s all about having fun and getting into the spirit of performing. “It’s a totally non-competitive environment so students can let loose, express themselves, meet new friends and learn new skills.” Parents will find the camp to be an affordable and enjoyable alternative to vacation care, with discounts available for families registering more than one child. Places are limited so early registration is encouraged. Contact Kalinda Jade Studios on 040 134 336, email kalindajade@yahoo. com or find Kalinda Jade Studios on Facebook.

Incredible as it may seem, these Year 7-10 McCarthy College students are studying up to university level Physics! Terms such as galaxy, Milky Way, globular clusters and solar system are bandied around with ease by young gifted and talented students. Professor Fred Watson, Australia’s top astronomer needs to watch out, several junior astronomers want his job! NASA has a rival in these enthusiastic young Australians. ‘NASA should get out of our space’, quipped one young student. Space to Grow is an exciting $2.4M science education initiative designed to engage students in science through the study of physics, mathematics, computer studies and astronomy. McCarthy College students have adopted this technologyfocused novel learning and teaching program with great excitement. When asked why they enjoy Space to Grow students respond with fun, entertaining, independent study, being focused on learning, challenging, exciting and, uncovering the mysterious features of the universe. You never know, one day the professional Faulkes astronomers on Maui might be told that a Year 7 McCarthy Catholic College student, via internet, is controlling their $30M telescope!!

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Wow, what a fantastic response we had to our Open Day on Saturday 18th August. Thank you so much for everyone who attended on the day and braved the windy weather. Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill and the 4 Wonderdogs were fabulous. How nice was it to see the Wonderdogs keen to show off their tricks for us! Did you see Flynn weave through the peoples legs? Did you see Willow take a bow? How about Jordie pushing the young pup Trick around in the toy car? Did you see Jinx add up 2 numbers and bark the answer? Dr Katrina Warren is warm hearted and a genuinely nice person. She gave so much advice on training dogs and talked about her life experiences. We had a special VIP meeting with our top 40 clients in our waiting room with Dr Katrina Warren and the Wonderdogs, where they had a private trick show. The hospital tours were very popular. Jordi showed many people through the hospital and explained all of the different pieces of equipment that we have. We know what we do in our hospital and a hospital tour is a great way for you to see what goes on behind our doors. Dr Katrina Warren judged the competitions and the winners received a large bag full of goodies kindly donated by Pets Charming, Fluffy and Knuckles, Merial, Hills, Bayer, Pfizer, Dermcare, and Value Plus. The winners of the dog competitions and the lucky door prize are listed below: • Lucky door prize won by Bella • Most like their owner – 1st place : ‘Jed’– Husky, tuxedo • Best trick – 1st place: ‘Kobi’ german shorthaired pointer, bow and sit • Best dressed – First place : ‘Bailey’, golden retriever, sheriff

Independents Offer Liberal Solution North Ward Liberal Councillor, Ross Fowler, today confirmed independent liberal aligned teams would contest all three wards at the 8 September Penrith City Council elections offering local residents real solutions for local issues “We have seen and heard first hand the Labor win at all costs mentality when it comes to elections,” Ross Fowler said. “Promise one thing and then deliver a Carbon Tax is the best example I can suggest to voters when they are considering how to cast their vote,” Ross added. Tricia Hitchen echoed those comments in declaring more local jobs should be a priority for the newly elected Councillors. “A large number of local mums and dads are forced through necessity rather than choice to work outside of the local government area. “As a regional city it is very important the Council identify create more local jobs and make it more attractive for big and small business to want to call Penrith home. “Having people working closer to home creates a better community, increases valuable time with family and friends, and has a positive impact on the local economy,” Tricia said. Former local newspaper editor Bernard Bratusa said he had heard it all before when it came to elections. “Council is the foundation stone of every local community and now more than ever we need a local government that will take a strong stance against the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax. “Given the cost of living pressures affecting all of us I’m disappointed with the seeming lack of concern from our Labor lead Council about the impact the Carbon Tax will have on the people of Penrith. “We must have a Council that will push back on the Federal Government’s smoke and mirrors policies, work with the State Coalition Government and the Federal Opposition to overturn the Carbon Tax,” Bernard added. Ross Fowler said, “By electing a Liberal thinking team to Council on September 8 we will fight for issues important to the local community and stop the Labor influences destroying good local government.” Ross Fowler (North Ward) 0419 738 484 Tricia Hitchen (East Ward) 0429 053 200 Bernard Bratusa (South Ward) 0424 510 506 4

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Celebrate Spring

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Spring is here and with it lots of outdoor activities, including cricket, swimming, bushwalking, barbeques and the beginning of the party season! If we party too hard, and drink too much alcohol and then pop Panadols to alleviate the symptoms of our hangover, this really stresses our liver. As the Chinese say, the liver is the General of the body – it directs so many of our processes, and sad to say, Western society, diet, alcohol, lifestyle and stress, really wreak havoc on our poor old livers. If our liver is sluggish, compromised, congested, then our bodies will have difficulty with the 3D’s: • Digestion • Defaecation • Detoxification In Traditional Chinese Medicine the liver is considered the seat of emotional stress and anger – an unhappy liver makes our muscles very tight, our eyes red, dry and gritty with with dull sclera (whites of our eyes), it also causes us to have weak nails and interupts our ability to have compassion and feel emotions. So, what can be done to improve the health of our liver? 1. Cut down on alcohol Alcohol is a toxic substance that the liver is forced to metabolise. It may cause inflammation, cellular malformation, and scarring, which inhibit liver function and cause potential liver disease. 2. Have liver herbs and nutrients Many herbs protect liver function by stimulating bile flow and help the organ to regenerate itself. Popular herbs for liver support include Milk Thistle, Dandelion root, Licorice and Gentian. 3. Have a Caffeine Break The liver processes caffeine like it does any other toxin. Caffeine forces the liver to release glycogen stores into the blood, and slows the organs ability to detox harmful toxins. 4. Think Green Natural green foods support the liver by: • Reducing acidity and assisting toxin elimination • Strengthening the immune system. • Reducing excess fat and fluid stores. Green foods include sea vegetables, barley grass, green vegetables, green salads, chlorophyll, and spirulina. 5. Get Some Z’s When you close your eyes to go to sleep at night, your brain releases a chemical called Melatonin that helps to regulate your

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sleep cycle. Melatonin shares the body’s toxic load with the liver by helping to neutralise free radicals and regenerating the body overall. 6. Avoid Medications When Possible Like other toxins, residues of drugs and medications can build up in the liver and cause toxicity. When possible, and with your doctor’s consent, give your liver a break and avoid pain killers, anti-inflammatories, HRT, antibiotics and the pill. 7. Go Organic Try to buy organic fruit, vegetables and meat when possible. Non-organic products often contain toxic poisons, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics which may all build up and inhibit liver function. 9. Water !Water! Water! Drink at least two litres of filtered water per day to assist the liver (and kidneys) with toxin elimination. Small and frequent sips are best, however, don’t drink a lot of water (especially cold water) with meals as it may dilute the gastric juices in the stomach, inhibiting digestion and increasing the liver’s workload. Michelle can offer lifestyle advice, along with herbs and nutrients which nourish, detox and restore our livers to maximise her patients’ health, wellbeing and vitality. She has a well-appointed new clinic in Glenbrook. Michelle would love the opportunity to help you to be your best, naturally! There’s no time like the present to start getting healthy and staying healthy – even throughout party season. You can make an appointment to see Michelle by phoning 4739 9947 or 0414 944 112.

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Celebrate Spring Celebrate Spring Celebrate Spring Celebrate Spring Celebrate Spring Leura Gardens Festival

so that the home gardener can grow roses as big as dinner plates. “Beautiful Botanic Gardens-not just a pretty space” is the title Opening on 29th September to 7th October the Festival provides of a presentation by Professor David Mabberley, Executive Director a feast for all garden lovers. of Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust who will speak on the There is an exciting mix of gardens on the programme this year. role of botanic gardens past, present and future drawing on his Nine of the eleven gardens on show are privately owned and only extensive experiences, which includes Kew Gardens, London. open to visitors during the Festival giving visitors an opportunity Holders of “all gardens tickets” will pay a nominal $2 and non to explore some of the finest gardens in the Blue Mountains and garden ticket holders $5 for each presentation. also chat to some of the owners who are always ready to give Festival 2012 has many added attractions. you advice on cool climate gardening. Returning visitors will be There will be a daily programme of music in the gardens pleased to learn that three new gardens have been added to this featuring local musicians and groups. year’s programme. Artists from the Society of Mountain “Under the Marquee at the Fairmont” is a Artists will be painting in the gardens with “new innovative” feature this year and will artworks on sale after the Festival. comprise a series of horticultural talks and The Festival nursery, a popular feature demonstrations to be held over two days of with visitors, will be open daily to sell a wide the Festival on 3rd and 4th October. range of cool climate plants and exotics at A series of presentations will be made competitive prices. by notable Australian gardening experts Festival organisers have also arranged talking on a range of subjects. a special “golfing” package for visitors Judy Horton noted Australian gardening who may wish to sample the picturesque author and regular on ABC and Radio 2UE and challenging golf courses in the upper will give a talk on Australian Gardens Past and mountains. A 30% discount off the normal Future. This will be followed by a discussion green fees will be applied at the Wentworth on the most common gardening problems Falls, Leura and Katoomba courses for Festival with audience participation invited. visitors. “It’s A Small World” will be presented There are many other exciting activities by Clinton Nesci demonstrating the art of taking place during Festival time. Bonsai. The Leura Village Fair will transform the Bill Grattan, long time friend and village of Leura into an open air market on supporter of the Leura community will the last two days of the Festival alongside explore the unique history of the camellia other festive happenings which will be and also answer common gardening widely publicised locally. questions. Festival goers have always enjoyed the Rose experts, Glynis and Doug Hayne efficient operation of the event and this year will take the mystique out of growing roses will be no exception. Ray Wiles, President of the Leura Gardens Festival says “Everyone SPRING, Time for a Re-Birth of a Local Legend is assured of having a wonderful time as over 300 local volunteers After nine months closure and extensive renovations, Glenmore assist our visitors to get the most out of their visit. Our garden Garden Plus (formally Glenmore Nursery) has reopened just in owners give generously of their time and gardens to benefit the time for Spring. community. Each year we raise over $100,000 for our local hospital The reopening brought lots of celebrations to the nursery. This and other medical foundations in the Blue Mountains and it’s included gardening experts conducting informal presentations thanks to our garden owners and festival goers that we are able to on topics ranging from ‘home fruit and vegetable growing’ continue staging this event now in its 49th year.” Leura Gardens Festival 29th September to 7th October. 9.30am through to ‘caring for indoor plants’. Local plant societies such to 4.30pm daily. as The Camellia Society and The Bonsai Society showcased Tickets $20 for an all gardens Ticket $5 per single entry. their plants, specialist knowledge and happily answered any Hop on hop off shuttle bus between gardens and the Fairmont questions customers had. Kids enjoyed free activities including Resort $5 per day. a jumping castle and face painting. To top it off, a sausage sizzle was also on hand. The garden centre has been on site for over 39 years and has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. It now features not only garden and lifestyle products, but also everything you need from landscape supplies through to a coffee shop within the Eleven fantastic gardens including garden centre. “Everglades”and three new gardens “It has been a lot of hard work, but I am sure everyone will notice the difference the moment they walk in the door” owner For only $20 Tony Saaib said. “We cannot wait to also help the customers ‘get two day mid week Horticultural Symposium the look ‘ at their place”, he also said. available “We hope to become the ‘horticultural hub’ for the Penrith region and welcome any gardening society or club to enquire 9.30 am - 4.30 pm about using our venue to meet” said Tony. shuttle bus service to all gardens Glenmore Garden Plus is located at 753 Mulgoa Rd, Mulgoa. $5 per day The phone number is 02 4773 8002. You can also find them on Phone: 0431 095 279 Facebook at

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WHAT’S COOKING? Spring has sprung, and soon you’ll want to be spending more time out doors and less time in thge kitchen. Here’s a quick and fresh recipe, straight from Mark Windsor’s kitchen to you – perfect for spring! Enjoy!

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THIS SPORTING LIFE A Hero’s Welcome Australia’s Olympic athletes have been received as heroes as they took to the streets of central Sydney for their first official welcome home parade. More than 100 Olympians walked from Circular Quay to Town Hall on the afternoon of August 20. Thousands of fans lined George Street to meet the athletes, have their photo taken with them and get a chance to touch their medals. Amoungst the hoards were some very lucky St Finbar’s students, who made the most of a Staff Development Day to head into the city so they could be part of the welcoming committee. Jessica’s cheersquad... Back row: Caitlin Treble, Jessica Fox, Bronte McLean, Cameron Treble & Laura Crambrook. Front Row: Alex Crambrook, Nathan Treble, Bethan Ankers, Madisyn Treble, Ffion Ankers & Declan Ankers.

Calling Future Olympians!!! Australia’s best track and field athletes began their careers at Little Athletics. But Little A’s, as it is affectionately called by those who enjoy it, is not all about winning. It’s about having fun, making friends and getting families involved in healthy activities. The emphasis is placed on participation and personal improvement. It is little surprise then, that the motto of Little Athletics is: “Family, Fun and Fitness”. Each year across NSW, approximately 40,000 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer. Emu Plains Little Athletics club runs competition on Friday evenings at Leonay Oval. Registrations for the forthcoming season will be held at Leonay Sports Club, Leonay Parade on: Wed 5th September - 6pm to 9pm Wed 12th September - 6pm to 9pm. Emu Plains membership numbers average about 350, although in the year of the Sydney Olympics, registration hit a record high of over 700. What will the impact of the London Olympics be?

Glenbrook Little A’s runs it’s competition on Saturday mornings at Glenbrook Oval, on the highway. Registrations at Glenbrook start with Tiny Tots (4yr olds) and goes through to the under seventeen age group. This season GLAC registration days will be held at Glenbrook Oval from 9am to 1pm on Saturday 1st & 15th September. You can also register online at

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”On the Pupil Free Day we went to Sydney to see the Welcome Home Parade for the Olympians. We met Jessica Fox and Cameron held her medal. We met Mark Beretta from Channel 7’s Sunrise. 2day FM interviewed us for the Radio and we were on Channel 9. We got blue curly wigs to wear and an Australian Flag and Boxing Kangaroo Flag. We also got some blow up sticks that make lots of noise when you bang them together. We got autographs from Libby Trickett & Brittany Elmslie (Swim), Jessica Fox (Kayak), Liz Cambage (Basketball), Glenn Tuner, Mark Knowles & Casey Eastham (Hockey), Malcolm Page & Mathew Belcher (Sailor), Joshua Jefferis (Gymnastics), Bronwen Knox, Nicola Zagame & Victoria Brown (Water Polo) and Brittany Broben (Diving). Victoria Brown gave Ffion her water bottle and Madi got a signed one from Brittany Broben. We had an awesome, awesome day and we saw lots of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.” – By Beth Ankers, Year 1.

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September 2012


HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS ... The Art of Story

Check out the ultra-creative school holiday program – it’s full of opportunities for your children to create, think, make and get involved. A range of workshops are on offer that explore the Art of Story. Saturday 29 September ... Spring Story Festival Day Includes storytelling, charades, finda-word adventure trail, a crafty character making workshop and story themed races and games in the garden. 10.30-12.30 3–8 yrs – $10 Wednesday 3 October ... Story Tree Collage 10am-12noon 5-9yrs – $15 Gothic Fairytale Stencilling 10am-1pm 8-12yrs – $22 Thursday 4 October ... Story Island Felt Board 10am-12noon 7-11yrs – $15 Family Wonderland Adventure Map 10am-12noon 5-9yrs – $15 Friday 5 October ... Story Scroll Drawing 10am-12noon 9-12yrs – $15 Plasticine Sculpture 10am-12noon 5-8yrs – $15 Teen Photography 11am-3pm 15-18yrs – $40 Bookings and prepayment essential. Pay by credit card over the phone. Wear clothes suitable for a workshop environment and bring a snack. All materials supplied. Ph: 4735 1100.

Curiouser & Curiouser

Organic Assemblages by Blackwell, Williamson and Vella On Show now until September 16 James Blackwell, Peter Williamson and Steven Vella use imagination and creativity to transform collected natural materials into wondrously compelling works. A respect for the natural world is combined with an inquisitive eye and results in the creation of highly detailed organic assemblages of remarkable beauty. The three artists transform gathered natural materials into an extraordinary mix of organic and exotic objects that showcase the dynamic relationship between the physical world and its interpretation and use. Each artist is inspired by nature and uses this motivation to investigate the physical and conceptual identity of gardens through ideas of landscape, form and function.

Welcome Dr Lee-Anne Hall Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lee-Anne Hall as the new Director for the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. Commencing 10 September, 2012 Dr. Hall comes to the position of Director, following a career in Arts management, curatorial practice and the tertiary education sector. Dr. Lee-Anne Hall looks forward to working in Penrith with PP&VA, the Gallery staff, our audiences and communities, and believes art is an essential part of society in that it gives voice, creates dialogue and exposes the public to fresh ideas; and that the Gallery Director acts as mediator between artist and audience and facilitates this vital discussion.

In League Exhibition On Show now until September 16 A series of Rugby League themed exhibitions – archival team shots, contemporary photographic portraiture and a collection of important cups, trophies and shields, all manifesting aspects of the psychology, emotion and politics of ‘winning’, ‘losing’ and ‘representing’ your team, your nation, your family, your culture. FREE ENTRY Open Daily 9am – 5pm

‘Transition to Work’ Expands to Emu Plains

Do you know someone in Year 12 with a disability or special learning needs who would like to develop a career? Ability Options is expanding its Transition to Work service to an Emu Plains location in 2013. This is a two year program assisting school leavers with a disability to develop the knowledge and skills to be ready for work, training or further study. Ability Optionsí already provides a free employment service in Penrith for people with a disability and a case management service to help people access the support they need to achieve their goals. Applications for Transition to Work are finalised by the NSW. Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care in September 2012 and so Ability Options is keen to speak to interested families now. Ability Options is also offering a free trial day for potential participants. To enquire, please call Manager, Caroline Krix, on (02) 8811 1717.

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Ph: 4735 4500

TOP QUALITY AT LOW PRICES • Tune & Service • Wheel Alignments • Brakes & Suspension

• Registration Inspections • E-Safety Checks • Fleet Service

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September 2012

Community Noticeboard


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Monday September 24

Nepean Evening VIEW Clu b Nepean Evening View Club will be holding its Dinner meeting at Panthers Penrith September 24, 7:00pm. Magic Theme – Dress Up (not compulsor y) Cost $27. New members and visitors are welcome for a night of fun and frie ndship. Details and bookings: Anne 4721 5757. Publicity Officer: Phyllis Cowan 4736 689 8


Fortnightly Events

Glenbrook Toastmasters


Emu Plains Lions Club

Meet at Emu Plains Sport & Recreation Club

7:00pm 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Enquiries: 4735 5120

Lower Blue Mountains Men’s Shed

Blue Mountains Woodcrafts Centre, 19 Calver Ave, Mt River view 9am - 12 noon... 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month Enquiries: Ramon 4751 6819 www.lmshe

Garage Memorabilia, Oil Bottles & Tins, Garage Signs, Old Tools and Petrol Bowsers to name a few. If you have any unwanted items like this lying around in your shed, give Guy Smith a call.

Phone: 4739 8127

A supportive place to study for all year 11 & 12 students, with free tutoring, resources and food. Melrose Hall, cnr GWH and Park St, Emu Plains Open every Thursday 3:30-6:30pm till end of HSC exams Find more info at Email us Or find us on Facebook Emu Plains Study Lounge is a project of Emu Plains Community Baptist Church.

Every Tuesday

MIGHY MIGHTS Playgro up 10am-12pm Meet other mums & prescho olers at Emu heights Community Centre

Ph: Bronwyn 0413 269 930

Every We dnesday

meet at the Blaxland Library Short St, Blaxland 7.30pm 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month Enquiries: Peter – 0408 692 770


Emu Plains Study Lounge

NEPEAN GIGGLES Playgroup 9.30am-11.30am

Meet other mums & preschoolers at Emu Heights Com munity Centre Ph: San dra 0403 326 017 or Chris 0425 222 035

2012 Spring Orchid Show

Blue Mountains & Penrith Districts Orchid Society Inc. will be holding their Annual Spri ng Show on Saturday 15th September 9am – 5pm & Sunday 16th September 9am – 4pm Melrose Hall, Cnr. Gt. Western Hwy & Park St Emu Plains Admission $2 Everyone welcome . Come and enjoy the wonderful disp lay of native and exotic orchids. There will also be lots of flowerin g orchids for sale. Enquiries: Neil Minter 4739 0806 Ray Barrett 4739 3502 or 0414 238 849 Email

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Saturdayfantastic September 29gardens – Sunday October 7 Eleven including 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Daily p u “Everglades”and three new gardens ls Playgro Ph: 0431 095 279 Little Rebe m a 0 11.3 For only $20 9.30 am – Centre Com munity s ht g ei H u s Em two day mid week Horticultural Symposium eight oa d, Emu H We dmore R t ee m available d ith ki ds an Have fun w Friday October 19 s other mu m Fair 1:30 – 7:00pm 46 588 Bethany Fun 9.30 am - 4.30 pm g ie 0417 5 g a M ct ta Con Scho ol, to all gardens aryservice any Prim Beth shuttle bus Glenmore Park $5ell per 34-38 William How Ever y Saturday Phone: 0431 095 279 Fun for all the Family!

29th September to 7th October 2012

FREE Tai Chi lessons Saturdays at Dukes Oval, Emu Plains 8.30am Check with crispeny@bigpon au

Every Sun day

Family Fun Day at O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub, GWH, Emu Plains. Bring the kids along for great food & entertainment. Free entr y!

Saturday November 3 Doors Open 6.30pm. Dinner 7pm Hubertus Country Club 205 Adams Rd, Luddenham $55 per person (2 Course dinner and show) Bookings Essential: 0410 577 675 or 0417 698 786 Raffles, Lucky door prizes, Auctions

September 2012


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Call Brett on 0414 787 135

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For all your air conditioning & gas central heating needs Phone 4735 3300 4/84 Old Bathurst Rd, Emu Heights Lic No. 148730C




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Bill McLean

Air Conditioning & Electrical Safety switches • Smoke detectors


September 2012

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Gary Campbell CPA


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Let us use our extensive rental property experience to take care of your TAXATION needs

BATHROOMS Westside Interior Linings Renovation Specialists

Local & friendly Chartered Accountancy practice offering:


Check out our new Balloonique service! Quality and Unique Decorations and Gifts at a reasonable price! Call Rachel on 0410 486 463


No Job Too Small


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Helen & Dianne

Balloon Decorators

0408 667 916 0437 970 513

0403 815 398 Silverdale BUILDER BUILDER

- Extensions / Renovations - Decks / Pergolas - All Carpentry - Bathrooms - Insurance work Free Quotes All Suburbs 30 Yrs Experience

Chris 0405 107 506 Licence 238922C

CARPENTRY Mathew Pearson Carpentry

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FREE QUOTES Contact Mathew on 0439 322 498 or

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ARGYLL Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning Locally owned & operated. On time, every time. Quality work at competitive prices.

1300 557 548 or 4774 9618




Reflections Funerals


Reflections To Share, Celebrancy Services

At Reflections we offer care, support and understanding to provide a compassionate Celebration of Life.

Weddings Namings Celebration of Life: Funerals

0447 778 870

‘Ensuring you a personal and sincere service’


Emu Plains Cluster

Reflections is a local, family owned company offering your family the best service and value, 24 hours everyday.

Meeting your child care needs from 6 weeks to 12 years of age


CHILDCARE Long Day Care, Before And After School Care Vacation Care

• 4732 4440 •

Phone 4735 4233 Happy Kids Care and Learning

All Suburbs

Penrith City Children’s services co-operative ltd




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• Stencil, Stamp, Coloured and Spray On Concrete • Driveways, Patios & Shed Slabs • All general concreting Lic No 179227C

Ph: 0410 474 366 or 9673 5725


7 delectable flavours to choose from

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Mould Free quotes After Cleaning Pensioner Discount Party Service 10 years experience Clean Up

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Half head of Foils, Shampoo, Cut & Blowdry

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Concrete Cleaning Services

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Spring Specials Available Now!!

Call Michael 0432 149 355

(Sydney wide delivery to your door) Also available at Emu Florist, Centro Lennox

Chocolate Spoons

Call Chantal

gorgeous and unique chocolate bouquets for every occasion

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Chantal’s Cleaning Service

where the gift of giving is delicious

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building services pty ltd

Excavation & Tipper Hire

MINI EXCAVATOR RUBBER TRACKS ROCK BREAKER & 2 TONNE TIPPER • Trenching & Footings • Post & Pier Holes Concrete & Soil Removal • Driveways • Retaining Walls • Land Clearing • Rock Excavation • Drainage • Removal of Fill • Licensed and Insured • All General Excavation • Free Quotes EXCAVATION - Buckets 300 to 450 - Mud buckets -Tight Access Specialist - 700mm wide able to fit through door - Hammer & Ripper - Conveyors

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Joe’s Ultimate Handyman Services

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BUILDING Concrete Footings, Bag Rendering, Block Work, Window Repairs, Saw Cutting, Stone Walls, Decorative Stone Laying, All Brickwork BUILDING REPAIRS Tiles, Plastering, Carpentry, Doors & Locks, Painting, Fly Screens, Leaky Taps GENERAL JOBS Lawn Mowing, Rubbish Removal, Garden Care, Property Maintenance

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September 2012



Southern Cross

• Pre-sale Property Maintenance • Roofing • Repairs • Roof inspections • Guttering • Handyman • Pressure cleaning.... and any other jobs you can think of • Free Quotes

Martin 0420 975 050




Southern Sun Painting & Decorating

Licence No. 223594C

Gardens, Decks, Retaining Walls, Turfing, Irrigation, Paving & Garden Maintenance Call Ben

All painting work domestic & commercial Fully Licensed & Insured Free Quotes - No Obligation

0448 844 314

Paul Kowalczuk Lic No. 191875C Mb: 0408 741 548



Lic 29201C


Your Lawn Care Specialists

HOT WATER SPECIALIST Experts in Plumbing Specialising in Gas, Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems Lic No. 225 162C

Contact: Nicholas McLeod

0431 253 543

Save water with Coochie and enjoy a healthy green lawn Complete balanced liquid lawn fertiliser Weed Control eg. bindi, clover etc Beetle, grub and army worm control We treat all types of lawns. Talk to us about our lawn care program.

Fabian Gemin 0401 701 322 Freecall 1800 245 955


We service/replace all makes and models of Hot Water Systems SAME DAY HOT WATER Free Quotes and Pensioner Discounts available

Call Steve 0407 467 462

CARE LAWN & GARDEN CARE Gold Medal Service for all your lawn & garden needs!


CHEAPER HOTWATER Piping Hot Plumbing lic 195703c

• Lawns mowed & edges • Weeding, mulching & pruning • Fertilising, rubbish removal • Prompt, Professional, Friendly • Obligation free quotes


Nepean Grasshopper

ALL AREAS 24/7 SAME DAY SERVICE Call Graham for local service

Quality Lawn Mowing Services Fully Insured Liability & Accident Reliability Assured Call Gordon for an obligation free quote Mob 0403 776 636 Home 4773 8955

0419 233 465 / 4774 9942

Email :



Repairs / Replacement of all brands Pensioner discount/Guaranteed work

HOGAN HOT WATER All Brands of Hot Water Systems Replaced All Hot Water Problems Solved GAS • SOLAR • ELECTRIC YOUR LOCAL HOT WATER SPECIALIST

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Enquire about a Free Consultation

Come and visit our showroom at

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U19/29 Coombes Dve Penrith

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Open 7.30am-4pm Mon-Thurs 7.30am-2pm Fri 9am-1pm Sat


‘ Designing & creating what you dream’ Custom Kitchens, laundries, wardrobes, vanities & furniture ‘Domestic & Commercial’

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Get Western Cleaning Solutions to do it for you! Western Cleaning Solutions use a specialised steaming machine that steams at 170 degrees to ensure that the best possible results are achieved


Contact Sylvia: 4787 6541

PET GROOMING PET CARE CARE – - GROOMING Your Dog Clean, Flea-Free & Smelling Great... OR IT’S FREE Hydrobath in warm Hydrobath in warm clean clean waterwater usingusing environmentally friendly friendly products, Brush, Brush, Nail clipenvironmentally products, Nail ping, Ear & Cleaning, Drying, Deodorise, clipping, EarEye & eye Cleaning, Drying, Deoderise, Doggy T reat, Phone Sue Doggy Treat,Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Phone Aaron

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PET CARE – GROOMING Dog Grooming Salon and Pet Boutique


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* Extreme oven conditions may incur an extra charge Loyalty Discounts Can Apply

Open Mon to Fri 9–6 and Sat 9 – 3



Ron Hallesy

Dial A Minder

Call Bob – 0417 262 706 or 4774 0026 (AH)

Painters & Decorators

0413 160 544 September 2012

• from $14 a day • Pensioner discounts

Andrew Johnston's Garden West Pet Care WE COME TO YOU Services OUR BUDGET MOBILE DOG WASH & clipping From Lawns to Tree Lopping service, WILL KEEP



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Clean,large individual walk in pens Cosy living areas Access to huge play area (7 areas) Heated Living quarters Short and long term stays We Love Cats - Lots of TLC!

Ring Ron for a Quote

4735 5477

Over 30 Years experience Lic.2411C

4722 9492

Pet & Home Care

Personally tailored pet care & home care solutions to suit you & your pet’s every need. - No more kennels or catteries! - Act NOW!

Melina 0412 971 110 or 4733 2453




Silver Service Tiling Lic.No. 225162C

Nicholas McLeod * Hot water services * Blocked drains * Gas fitting LPG & Natural Gas * Pensioner discounts * Rainwater tanks * 24 hour service * Same day service

Mob. 0431 253 543

24 hour Maintenance on Plumbing & Drainage - Blocked drains cleared with electric eel - Taps & Toilets no job too small - Hot water services quoted & guaranteed - Water jetter services - Camera inspections Contact Paul on


0405 184 516


ROOFING Accredited Pink Batt Specialist

All aspects of Tiling, bathroom renovations, repair work

Shane 0418 439 992

a/h 4774 2511




48 Cox Ave



Licensed Plumber, Drainer & Gasfitter Lic: 224647C All aspects of plumbing maintenance and new installations. Specialising in BATHROOM RENOVATIONS.

Does your plumbing flow right? Call your local plumber Paul

on 0414 955 528 Email:


• New roofs • Roof repairs & restoration • Supply & fit fascia & guttering • Bonded asbestos removal • Supply & fit insulation

WASHER Cars REPAIRS - $38/day Utes - $66/day

Pantech Trucks - $110 or $155/d 8 seater wagon - $88/day

Washers Dryers Dishwashers

Phone Greg 0418 446 590 or 4773 8634

SMASH REPAIRS ABN 74 595 156 012

Lic 213296C

Email: Cars – $38/day Utes – $66/day Pantech Trucks – $110 or $155/day Mobile: 0414950094

Tel: (02) 4732 400

Lic No 86216C

• Blocked Drain Specialists!! • 24/7 Emergency Service • Pensioner Discount

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Ph 0432 149 355


Family Business



45 years




0417 657 410



Amazing Tiling Services

Mobile Wedding Services 7 days

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Plumber Drainer Gasfitter 24 Hours—7 Days Bathroom Renovations Extensions Maintenance Blocked Drains Hot Water Broken Pipes

For friendly & reliable service contact Simon Parnell on 0410 421 573

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E&M Tiling

All Wall & Floor Tiling 20+ years experience 4736 1629 or 0418 250 293 Licence No. R97930

Shop 1/2130 The Northern Rd, Luddenham 2745 Phone: 4773 3193

YOGA Nurture your mind, body and soul with Hatha yoga We cater for all ages and levels of experience See current timetable online at or call Tracey on 0419 292 420

First class is free!

September 2012



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September 2012

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