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Local Mulgoa Student Appointed as Ambassador for Denmark Ambassadors are usually appointed among diplomats and it is definitely not common that Ambassadors are young people still attending university. This is however the case with former Mulgoa resident, Elisabeth Paul. She has just been chosen as Youth Goodwill Ambassador of Denmark, the small Nordic country often referred to as the world’s happiest nation. The job is to advocate student exchange, intercultural knowledge and career opportunities. “It is an honour and very exciting”, says the newly appointed Youth Goodwill Ambassador, Elisabeth Paul. Elisabeth is a 26 old student of Cognition and Communication studying a full degree at the University of Copenhagen. Last September, she graduated from a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology from the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Kingswood. As part of her studies, she undertook a six-month student exchange to the University of Copenhagen, and it was this experience that inspired her to apply for a Masters programme back in Denmark: “Going on a UWS exchange was the best decision I made during my degree. I feel so lucky to have found out about life and opportunities in Denmark, and I want to pass on that knowledge so that others can be inspired to try it for themselves. Continued Pg... 3

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From the Editor As we come to the end of 2013, it is timely to reflect upon all that has happened over the past 12 months. Hasn’t the year just raced by? The first part, a flurry of the usual activity, the constant chasing of tails and getting nowhere, the latter part marred by devastating fires, followed by torrential rains. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by the bushfires and storms. May the Christmas season bring some hope and joy to your lives. This time of year we tend to spend extra time with those near and dear. It is with great sadness that we farewell a very dear friend of ours, and to many of you, Allan. Our hearts go out to his friends and family and all that knew him. More information on page 7. As always, we have some excellent reading to get you right into the Christmas Spirit, not to mention some truly delightful Christmas recipes on page 13. If you’re rushing around for those last minute gifts, don’t despair, the award winning Lollylicious will be at Glenmore Park Town Centre from 9th December until Christmas Eve with their spectacular chocolate display including, Teacher Gifts, Christmas trees, Bouquets and all sorts of sweet delights. See their ad on page 13. For now, as the most special time of the year for children approaches, I will end by wishing every reader, their families and friends, a happy, peaceful and restful Christmas season and may you all enjoy good health, peace of mind and happiness in 2014. We’ll be back in February to keep you up to date on all the goings-on around your neighbourhood!

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So, I applied to become a Youth Goodwill Ambassador of Denmark and I am very excited that I was accepted. My role is to promote Denmark to my peers in Australia, with the overall objective of sharing my personal story about international student mobility to foster intercultural exchange and global career opportunities. It’s an amazing opportunity and definitely feels like a fairytale”, says Elisabeth. Denmark, home to Princess Mary and The Little Mermaid, is a small country often recognized for the high educational level among its citizens, its unique welfare system and for being a global green leader with a high GDP. Well known companies include shipping giant Maersk and toy manufacturer LEGO. According to Denmark’s Economic Council of the Labour Movement (ECLM), Danish companies will by 2020 be short of up to 21,000 employees holding a higher education. So if Denmark wants to retain its position as a globally acknowledged country of innovation, it is crucial to attract and retain foreign talent. When it comes to studying in Denmark, Elisabeth and her fellow international students mention the high quality of life, teaching methods and academic standards of the universities as well as job opportunities as the main reasons to head for Denmark while studying. When asked about what it is that makes Copenhagen special, Elisabeth replies: “There are so many reasons that it’s good to study here, but for me it’s all about the study environment. My subjects are taught in English,

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Minister Matt Olliffe • Anglican Parish of Mulgoa • Phone: 4774 0422 • Mobile: 0401 958 161 Sunday Church times: 8:30am & 6.45pm St Thomas’ Mulgoa. 10:30am St Paul’s Warragamba.

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As a cynical male, I come to Christmas gift giving with the default understanding that it is about commercial exploitation, consumer expenditure, retail trading, and giving over-indulged kids overpriced junk that will be discarded within a matter of weeks. Sadly, this is often true of Christmas. But there is another way to think of gift giving that can redeem the Christmas gift giving tradition. It is a way of thinking about giving Christmas gifts that C S Lewis portrays in a beautiful scene in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The problem in Narnia is that it is winter but never Christmas. But the true King, Aslan, has come, so the witches’ power is breaking. So Father Christmas arrives, bright and jolly as ever, to give presents to the children, Peter, Susan and Lucy. ‘These are your presents’, says Father Christmas, ‘and they are tools not toys. The time to use them is perhaps near at hand.’ (chapter 10). Father Christmas gives Peter a sword and shield, Susan a bow and arrows and a horn, and Lucy a bottle of potion and a dagger. Father Christmas was equipping the children for the war at hand. There is a similar scene in J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The elves of Loth Lorien and their queen Galadriel give the 9 companions gifts for their trek to Mordor. These gifts are not trinkets. They are precious and vital provisions and weapons that will enable them to survive a perilous journey. Now, for very young children, of course, toys are tools. They learn by playing. And learning should be fun. But the motive of gift giving in these two fantasy scenarios is very different to the one that says, ‘I’ll give you whatever you want to indulge you, stop your whingeing, and get you off my back’. Rather, this gift giving knows the person to whom the gift is given, looks ahead into the future, sees what that person most needs for what lies ahead, and gives them really useful things, expensive and precious tools, weapons and provisions, to help them negotiate a difficult quest and survive the battles that lie ahead.

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We all love our children, but they have a difficult road to travel, one that we may not always be there to help them with. We have more worldly experience than they. So we need to equip them with the gifts and resources to meet the challenges that lie ahead. They might not understand why we give them these things. They might prefer things that immediately gratify. But they will thank us later for the really useful gifts. As a Christian, I want my kids to have the best spiritual weapon of all, the good news of Jesus Christ, found in the bible. Jesus Christ is God who became man, to bring us to God. Jesus was born in a Bethlehem stable, but died on a Jerusalem cross, taking the punishment for our many sins. He rose again on the third day, defeating death, hell and the devil. He now reigns as ruler at the right hand of the Father and will return to judge the world and bring in his kingdom. These aren’t fairy stories, but articles of faith, based on eyewitness testimony and Jesus Christ’s own word. How does this news equip my kids? Because they will face a broken world, full of sin, sadness and death, and they are part of that broken world. This is not depressed pessimism but optimistic reality. God has given us the gifts to deal with the future. To equip our kids to deal with the future, we have to be realistic. They will need spiritual weapons to fight a spiritual battle. If you want to understand our world for the sake of our kids, I suggest you read Romans 1:18-3:20 in your bible. If you want to understand the good news of Jesus, the best and most precious gift God could ever give, read Romans 3:21 to 5:21. Every Christmas blessing to you and your family. Rev Matt Olliffe Minister, Anglican Parish of Mulgoa Please Join us for our Christmas Services... 6pm Christmas Eve, St Paul’s Warragamba Family Service (with Kid’s Program) 11pm Christmas Eve, St Thomas’ Mulgoa 9am Christmas Day, St Thomas’ Mulgoa

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High Tea Thank You Local Silverdale resident Kerri Colquhoun and daughter Sara would like to thank the many people who supported their High Tea fundraiser allowing them to now undertake their Great Wall of China charity trek in 2014. Almost 90 ladies enjoyed an amazing afternoon at Mulgoa Valley Receptions, dining on delicious food and beverages amid beautiful surroundings. It is a wonderful testament to the character and support of our community that the majority of those that attended reside or have resided in the area or work locally. With little advertising about the event Kerri and Sara managed to rally the support of their families and friends and very quickly filled seats making the day the success that it was. The High Tea was made even more special with the generous support of many individual and business sponsors donating over 70 prizes that were raffled throughout the afternoon, raising over $4000.00 for breast cancer research. The owners of Mulgoa Valley Receptions and their wonderful staff ensured the day ran smoothly, exceeding expectations with the beautiful presentation of the venue and the generous hospitality shown toward their guests. The mother and daughter duo have been constantly touched and humbled by the generous nature of the many people who have supported them on their journey to raise funds for vital breast cancer research and helping them toward their goal of trekking the Great China Wall in 2014.

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BAPTIST CHURCH UPDATE

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A Christian chat with Pastor Ron Baker Christmas; just what does it really mean?

There are beautiful events associated with the birth of Jesus of Nazareth and most people know them though some receive them as legends. Please allow me to direct your thoughts towards the history of Christmas as recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke and others of the bible. From the historical facts of the bible we see three wonderful things concerning the reality of Christmas. Firstly we are introduced to the person of Jesus Christ. Secondly we are confronted with the Saviours love, and thirdly we see the wonderful redeemer of mankind. The bible in Philippians, chapter two, tells us of the person of Jesus Christ. This bible passage tells us that Jesus existed in the form of God before he took the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. His humble earthly birth was not the beginning of his existence as part of the human race. As I think of Christmas I see Jesus as the great selfless one who stands above all history. Yes the one willing to leave heaven and go through hell for people like you and me. When we think of Jesus as the great redeemer we stand in wonder and awe as we think again of him at Christmas time. When we see this Jesus and when we reflect on his love we must confess that there is a deep reality about redemption itself. No man is capable of explaining just why it took the Son of God in human flesh to destroy the curse of sin. What reality is this? The reality which began to unfold in Bethlehem’s manger. It was this man Jesus, it was this love,

infinite and incomprehensible that was necessary to clear away the curse of sin that corrupts all. As we give and receive gifts at Christmas time how many of us have received this Christ who brings his people the gift of salvation? Surely we should respond to the glorious reality of Gods redemptive love with faith filled hearts. Dear readers my wife and family join me in wishing you all a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Ron Baker Pastor, Warragamba Baptist Church

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Mulgoa Seniors Update Allan John Mortimore

The Mulgoa Seniors group has reduced in numbers and Penrith Council are no longer running a meeting in the Mulgoa hall. The Seniors can still be picked up in a bus and taken to join with the group in St Clair but most of them find it is too long a day and not the same as being at a local meeting. The group had collected $1290.70 with their fundraising over the years and have donated it to the Fred Hollows Foundation. Some of the Seniors will be meeting on a regular basis at the Edmund Rice centre at Winbourne in Mulgoa. Contact Margaret 0407 230 499 for more details.

21 February 1942 to 1 December 2013 Allan was well known by many people as he walked around Mulgoa in his hi-vis shirt on his daily walks or delivering the Gazettes. Allan had a fall two weeks ago and damaged his neck and back. It seemed as though he would be able to recover and was transferred to the Royal North Shore Hospital spinal unit. However the damage was irreversible and his condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away peacefully. Everyone loved Mort as he was such a gentle friendly person who enjoyed a good conversation and glass of red wine. He was a valued member of the local Rotary club for several years and could always be relied on to help with the fundraising BBQs. He will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren, all his friends and the congregation at St Thomas’ church.

World War 1 Centenary From 2014, the world will be commemorating the 100 years since millions of soldiers lived, died, and fought in the First World War. Anzac Day 2015 will be the centenary of that dreadful day when so many Australians were killed. One of them was Patrick Sinclair Anderson from Fernhill in Mulgoa of the 4th battalion AIF. He was 33 years old and mortally wounded on 25th April 1915 at Gallippoli Landing. He was buried at Chatby, Alexandria and has a memorial plaque in St Thomas church. A new WW1 memorial wall with lighting and additional seating is being planned for the Warragamba Cenotaph with a $20,000 grant from the Federal government. The town of Warragamba did not exist in 1914 and the names from the Roll of Honour board in St Thomas church will be used. There will be the opportunity for any residents from the parish area to include a memorial to family members if enough details are available. If you have an interest in this project please contact Margaret 0407 230 499.

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PARENTS’ CORNER Article by: Narelle Smith (Family Worker) NepeanStudent-Wellbeing Worker – Mulgoa Public School Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services Ph: 0409 986 121 Centre: 4721 8520 Blog: http://handsheartsminds.wordpress.com In the October issue of the Gazette, I gave you some strategies for resolving sibling conflict and rivalry. It was such a big topic that I had to split it into two parts. Here is Part 2 … • Role model for your kids what relationship repair looks like. If you have roused on the kids and you feel like you went too far, lost your cool, got it wrong, or responded from your own stuff rather than being logical and reasonable, you can apologise to your kids for your behaviour. You can talk about what you said or did that was mistaken and what you think you could have done better. This is good modelling. Just never make your kids responsible for YOUR feelings and behaviour (own them), never make your kids responsible for making you feel better, and never ever beg for their forgiveness. • Do the “kid swap” on a regular basis. When your kids have their friends over they are usually at their best behaviour. When you send your kids off to someone else’s house to play, they are usually on their best behaviour. I really like the kid swap, and will have up to 6 boys in my tiny little house on a regular basis. It is wonderful to see how well the children can get along. • As Dr Laura Markham says “love each one the best”. This is different to treating them all the same. As your children get older it becomes too hard to treat them all the same. One will have a birthday party invite and the others will not. That’s life – there is very little equity or sameness. However, be careful that you speak positively about each of your children and give each of them your love, care and attention. A work colleague of mine years ago told me that growing up she thought she was Mum’s “special one”. She was one of eight children. One day at lunch, sitting around the table with her adult siblings, they each said they thought they were the special one, the one that Mum loved the best. I can almost guarantee that Mum did not spend hours with each of her eight children each day. She demonstrated her love and care to each child in the quality of the small interactions throughout the day, each and every day. • Have house rules - not because the kids are going to follow them 100% of the time, but because rules communicate your expectations for their behaviour. State them in a positive way, so that the kids know what to do rather than what not to do. So, instead of saying “no hitting: say “we keep our hands and feet to ourselves”. Have a family meeting once per week, and allow the children to have their own say about what is working for them and what is not. • When children are fighting over the computer, TV, X-box, etc, the logical consequence is to switch it off for five minutes. When they come back to the activity at the end of the five minutes, remind them that if they fight over it again, it will go away for 10 minutes. Increase the time by five minutes each time. Make sure you apply the logical consequence immediately and consistently. Follow through with what you say you will do. Switching it off for short periods gives your kids the chance to get it right. When you’ve got to the stage where you have switched the machine off for a half hour, let the kids know that it has gone away for the day and they can try again tomorrow. • Kids fighting in the car? Pull over and have a five minute Quiet Time. It’s too dangerous to drive whilst the kids are carrying on in the back. • You can use reflective listening to sort out a stoush between siblings by reflecting what they are saying and how they are feeling. Don’t storm in and ask the two most stupid questions that parents ask – “Who started it?” and “What happened?” You’ll never get a straight answer, you will be forced to take sides, and you may get it wrong, setting the scene for further resentment and conflict . Dr Laura Markham demonstrates a great way to resolve children’s disagreements at http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/ family-life/siblings_fight That’s it for this month. Wishing you peaceful sibling interactions this holiday season.

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Fr Robert Riedling Isaac • 34-38Villanueva William Howell Dr , Glenmore Park Local student, Phone: entered 4737 9735the • www.padrepioglenmorepark.org.au once again Braille writing competition run by the Sydney Braille An End and a New Beginning authority. This competition is open to JustKas I was getting all students in NSW from – 12, who use accustomed to writing “2013” on various documents I was startled recently into the reality of recognising braille. This year there were 43 entrants. I’d soon have to get used to writing “2014” as 2013 is almost Isaac received a participation award. at an end! The awards night was held last month at Though time passes Burwood RSL club. The guest author was at a constant pace, it appears to move more quickly if we are preoccupied with various matters. As we draw Nathan Luff, who spoke to the audience towards the end of 2013 it is worthwhile reflecting on what has about his books. Isaac got his copy of occupied our time during the past year. For most of us, of course, the vast majority ‘Chicken Stu’ signed by Nathan. of our time is taken up with quite mundane tasks and pastimes: working, sleeping, Isaac has had a busy year. In May, eating, drinking, bathing, travelling, dealing with email correspondence, relaxing in he attended a ‘Come and Try’ athletics front of the television or computer. Very little of our time is taken up with great “highs”. day for students with a disability as r Isaac Villanueva In all of this busyness it is not surprising that many even people of faith, find well as attending the District Athletics carnival,people, competing in few opportunities to reflect on where God is present in the midst of the “daily grind”. 100 metres and shot-put in the Athletes with Disability category. In September, Yet is never moment of our life,camp no matter how ordinary we believe our lives to he there attended thea state wide vision at Wellington. Over 70 students with be, that God is not present and taking a loving interest in who we are. I say “who we vision impairment attended and participated in activities such as canoeing, are” ratherropes than “what wegrass do” because, theaend, are as Christians determines archery, course, skiing in and visitwho to we Western Plains Zoo. our actions. Well done Isaac! So as we approach the end of the year let us resolve to make a new beginning. May Where will you go During a Bush Fire? “God-with-us”, who, out of we take time in 2014 to reflect on the presence of Emanuel, NSW Rural to Fire Service (NSWform RFS)toislive encouraging loveThe for us, deigned take on human amongst us everyone and show in us the true the of Wollondilly Local Government Area toand learn about Neighbourhood face God: loving, merciful, compassionate just. 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Mulgoa Residents are Great Recyclers!

gift voucher thanks to SITA Australia, Councils organic waste contractor. Food and garden vegetation collected from the green organics bin is recycled into compost. Paper, bottles, cans, jars, and other recyclables from the yellow recycling bin are recycled and turned into new products. When households place the right things in the right bin it helps reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and help keep waste costs low for residents. You can help recycle right by keeping plastic bags out of the green and yellow lidded recycling bins. Council has a team of friendly staff to help answer your recycling enquiries. For help with what goes into what bin, or to discuss your household waste service options, please call 4732 7615.

Council’s ‘Do the Right Bin’ team have been out and about in Mulgoa looking in bins at the kerbside to help residents recycle right. This team of ladies have been talking to many Mulgoa households to help families understand what can and cannot be recycled in the green organics and yellow recycling bins. The team has left its mark on the community with many smiley faced thank you tags left on bins throughout the suburb, thanking residents who recycle right! Households who have been doing a great job of recycling were entered into the monthly prize draw of SITA’s Green Bin Rewards Program. The lucky October winner was household on The Straight Road, Mulgoa, who won a $100 Westfield

EXTRA BIN COLLECTIONS THIS CHRISTMAS •

From Monday 23 December 2013 to Friday 17 January 2014, extra bin collections will be provided to all households.

Unit complexes with a collect and return service will also receive extra collections from their bin bay during this period.

Put all your bins on the kerbside the night before your normal collection day.

More bin collections take more time and may run into the night. Leave your bin out until it has been emptied so you don’t miss out.

If you don’t know your collection area, check your waste service calendar, go to penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or call 4732 7615.

penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

www.warragambaworkers.com.au Sunday 22nd December

Christmas Party Club

Snow Cones, Jumping Castle, Santa, Christmas Ham and Pork Raffle from 1pm

from 12 Noon

FUN for the WHOLE family

MONDAY Meat Market 12noon Bingo 7-30pm

Saturday, NYE 7th December 31st December Welcome in 2014 with "ROCK Monster" 8.30pm - 11.30pm "Touchwood" FREE COURTESY BUS Australia Day 2014 Sunday 26th January 2014

Entertainment from 2-30pm to 5-30pm with band “Two-Up”.

TUESDAY

5 Piece Rock Band Huge variety of OLD & NEW songs FREE COURTESY BUS

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday Winners Raffle 7.30pm Bingo 11.30am, Bistro Special $10 Chicken Schnitzel + FREE Drink & Raffle Tickets Poker 7.00pm

THURSDAY Indoor Bowls 1.00pm Meat Raffle & FREE Trivia 7pm

FRIDAY

Darts From 7pm, Dam Riders & Golf Club Raffles FREE Entertainment from 7.30pm, FREE Courtesy Bus from 6pm

SATURDAY Happy Hour Schooners 2 - 5pm

4774 1211

SUNDAY Last Sunday of the Month, GIANT Meat Raffle 1.00pm

Membership Renewals - 1 Year: $5.50, 3 Years: $10.00

We practise responsible service of alcohol. For information about problem gambling and help options, call Gambling Help 24/7 on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au.

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PAWS A WHILE

With Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital 377 Wentworth Rd, Orchard Hills Ph: 4736 2027

Santa Photos with Your Pets

Fantastic Open Day with Dr Harry! Thank you to everyone who attended the Open Day on Sunday 17th November. The weather was terrible and it rained all day, however we still had many people visit and stand in the queue to meet Dr Harry Cooper. From the comments we are hearing, Dr Harry was worth the wait and the rain!! Our guests had an opportunity to line up to meet Dr Harry Cooper where he gave advice on dogs, cats and other animals whilst having his photo taken and signing autographs. The hospital tours were very popular, and not just because it gave the guests a chance to get dry and stay out of the rain. Eden and Kristie showed many people through the hospital and explained all of the different pieces of equipment that we have. A hospital tour is a great way for you to see what goes on behind our doors. Dr Harry Cooper judged the dog competitions and the winners received a large bag full of goodies kindly donated by Walking With A PawPose, Woof N Whiskers Pet Minding, Fluffy and Knuckles, Dog Tech, Pets Charming, Boehringer, Hills, Bayer, Zoetis, Dermcare and The Rosehip Specialists. Check out our Facebook page for the list of winners. We also hosted an online cat competition, as we all know that cats are more comfortable in their own home. Check out our Facebook page for the list of winners. A special thank you to Denise and Lorraine for handmaking and donating 2 quilts, which were raffled on the day. The raffle proceeds were donated to The Guide Dogs NSW. The sausage sizzle was a great success, as they filled our bellies on a rainy day! All proceeds were donated to The Guide Dogs NSW. We also had the world’s biggest model dog, Gulliver, attend our Open Day. Gulliver is a Guide Dog replica, who weighs 690kg, is 4.3 metres tall on his trailer, which is 2.3m wide, and 5m long. Travis, thanks for bringing Gulliver!! A special thank you to all of our staff and volunteers who helped out on the day. We could not have done it without you all! Thank you for working in the carpark, the jumping castles, and the BBQ. Thank you’s go out to: Pete, Chrissy, Bill, Hayley, Brian, Mark, Melissa, Nick, Andrew, Chris, Darren, Alex, Bob and Camille’s family. Thank goodness for family and friends!! Thank you to all of the tent holders who braved the wet weather and put on a smiling face: The Penrith Anglican College , Woof N Whiskers Pet Minding, David Darcy, Dog Tech, Fluffy and Knuckles, Pets Charming, Walking With a Pawpose, and Orchard Hills Rural Fire Brigade. If you have any suggestions for future events or what we can do to make an Open Day more enjoyable, please let us know. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Orchard Hills

Veterinary Hospital

Santa Claus will be visiting Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital during December 2013 to take photos with your pets. Santa will be here from Monday 2nd December until Saturday 21st December. The Santa photos are so popular we have extended Santa’s hours, so he will be here   all day Monday to Friday (9am-7pm) and on Saturdays (10am-12pm). We cannot wait for you to see Santa’s sensational new throne! Your Santa photo presented in a Christmas card costs $5, with all proceeds donated to the Guide Dogs.

  We look forward to meeting you and your pets at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital, and please feel free to pop in anytime and meet the team. For more information check out our Facebook, website www.orchardhillsvet.com.au or call 02 4736 2027.

For Appointments call

4736 2027

Camille Brandt BVSc(Hons 1), MVS(SAP) Erin Short BVSc(Hons 1)

Consulting Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm Saturdays: 9am-12pm Check out our website for more information

www.orchardhillsvet.com.au or Join us on Facebook

Services provided include: • General Surgery (desexing to orthopedics) • Vaccinations, in-house pathology, • Radiology, Dentistry, • Visiting specialist radiographer & ultrasonographer, • Puppy preschool, • Grooming, hydrobath, • Home visits, • Cat boarding, kitten adoption, • Secure off leash dog park

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POP UP SHOP

9th – 24th D ecember Delicio us CHOCO LATE gifts for all bu dgets Glenmore Park Town Centre

1300 664 661

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CWA Hall Tin dale St, Penrith Coffee available from 9:30am Further details – Diane 9623 9789

Thursday December 12 Meeting Re d Cross Penrith Branch CWA Hall Tin dale St, Penrith Coffee available fro m 9:30am 3 9789 Further details – Diane 962

Monday December 16

Nepean Evening VIEW Clu b Nepean Evening View Club will be holding its Dinner meeting at Pan thers Penrith 7:00pm. Cost $25 . Wo men of VIEW support the Smith Family’s Learning for Life project. New members war mly wel comed. Details and bookings by Apr il 8: Joyce 4731 2851

Monday December 16

Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group 6.30pm. Lecture Room 1, Learning & Development Unit, SWAHS 2 building Nepean Public Hospital All meetings are available to males and their partners who are seeking information on this cancer, and who live in the Blue Mountains, Blacktown, Hawkesbury and Penrith areas. Come along and experience the caring and benefits offered by our Support Group whose motto is ... YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Alan Moran OAM, President 1300 133 878 www.prostatesupport.org.au

READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some weekly and fortnightly events may not run over the Christmas period. Readers should contact appropriate organisation.

Thursday Deccember 19 (3rd Thursday of the mon th) Solo Circle of Friends Frien dship Group For single men & women 55 yrs & over the follow ing who enjoy lunches, dinner Do yo u enjoy any of s, outings etc. Shows, BBQ. gs, tin Come and join our friendl Dining, Dancing, Ou y gro up. n Then why don’t yo u joi To join, sen d self addressed p. envelo pe to ou gr 55 our over Secretary, PO Box 7557 g rther Infor mation Rin Fu For South Penrith NSW 2750 63 52 31 47 ie 02

Saturday December 21

Conn 6997 Tricia Knight 041497

(3rd Saturday each month)

** Weekly Events **

Monthly Markets Glenbro ok Infants School, Ross Street, Glenbro ok. Rotarians helping their communities.

Mondays 6.00pm - 7.30pm Warragamba Junior Guides (Ages 7-10) Contact Julie: 0414 619 382

Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club

2014 Sunday February 9 – 9am - 2pm ts rke Warragamba Ma reet, Civic Centre, Fo urth St a mb Warraga Held 2n d Sunday & No vember February, May, August

** Monthly Events ** 1st Saturday each month Mulgoa Landcare Group 9am - 1pm Phone: 0411 487 512 for venue Market at Uniting Church Northern Road Luddenham Cancer Council Rose Bushes FOR SALE 2nd & 4th Friday each month Senior Ladies Train Travellers

2nd & 4th Friday each month Retirees 60 and over looking to find ways of travelling using Seniors Concession Rail ticket $2.50 combined with unaided walking for exercise. Guest speakers, disco ver new places and frien dships, group meetings. Enquiries– send stamped, self addressed envelope & phone contact to: Senior Ladies Train Travellers PO Box 7710 South Penrith NSW 2750

3rd Wednesday each month WOW Women of Wallacia 7pm til 9pm Diverse age group. Fun, interesting conversarion, learn new skills and outings. New members welcome. Phone Ellena 0403 738 500

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Every Second Tuesday

Wallacia Seniors Group “The Young at Hearts” Wallacia Progress Hall. 10am - 12pm. Fun and interesting group, men and women. New Members welcome. Phone Ellena 0403 738 500 Wednesdays 9.00am Walking Group Meet at the Neighbourhood Centre, walk along Weir Rd, through the dam picnic area and come back via Production Avenue. The walk will take approximately 1hr. A great way to meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. All enquiries to Julie 4774 2245 Wednesdays Every Wednesday Rotary Club of Wallacia-Mulgoa Valley 7pm for 7.15pm start Cost of meal $20.00 per head (One course, Plus tea/coffee/BYO Alcohol) To book, contact Jan Bradley on 0428 289 919 Expressions of interest for Guest Speakers, please call Jan or email: wmvrotary@iprimus.com.au Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm Girl Guides ( Guides) 10-14 years of age Contact Lee: 0408 401 751 Thursdays 9.00am - 10.00am Gentle Exercise Group Do you want to join a friendly group with lots of laughs & social interaction? Work at your own pace. Memory & Relaxation Techniques. A great way to improve:Osteoporosis and Arthritis problems, Co-ordination & Balance Warragamba Town Hall Cost: $3 - Phone 4774 1273 Monday / Wednesday & Fridays 9am - 2pm Warradale Mens Shed In the Warragamba Mens Shed in Eighteenth St. Opposite the Workers Club Terry : 4653 1943 Ron : 4774 1343 Tony : 4774 1881


Wishing our readers and advertisers a very

Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. Returning, February 2014.

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CARPET CLEANING

ARGYLL

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AWNINGS & CARPORTS

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Specialising In: - Additions and renovations - Bathrooms and kitchens - Decks and pergolas - Maintenance work - All trades supplied

Duncan McDonald

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1300 557 548 or 4774 9618 CATERING

BUILDER / REPAIRS

Effortless Catering

Builders License No. 159595C

* For all your catering needs * Birthdays, Weddings, Engagements, Wakes or any family events

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Call Shane for a FREE quote on 0422 316851 or 02 47742 610

BALLOONS / GIFTS BALLOON ARTISTRY

BALLOONATICS www.balloonaticsnsw.com.au

Helen & Dianne

Balloon Decorators

0408 667 916 0437 970 513

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Builders Lic: R76576

Contact: 02 4774 1455

Renovation Specialists All Carpentry w Pergolas Awnings w Decks w Windows Cladding w Roofing w Guttering Maintenance & More Over 35 Years Experience Contact Ross

Ph: 0403 815 398

ross@mtmbs.com.au w www.mtmbs.com.au

Lic No 67245c

• Quality Bathroom Renovations • Customer discounts given • Rotted Timber Repairs • All Work Guaranteed • Free quotes 4773 8700 or 0417 417 556 www.whalebathrooms.com.au

BRICKLAYING G & S B ricklaying

S ERV I CES 28 years experience, Quality assured All a spects of bri ck work & Landsca ping Houses, Extensions, Garages, Blockwork, BBQ’s, Letter/garden b oxes, Retaining walls, Brick fences. Landscaping, Pool fences & New Pool Coping Lic No. 39023C

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CELEBRANT Pamela Noal

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‘Ensuring you a personal and sincere service’

Email: reflectionstoshare@bigpond.com

BUILDER

• All structural work • Extensions – ground & top floor • Plans & council approvals •Timber decks & pergolas • Bathrooms • All trades available • Over 25 years experience

CMC DipCel JP

Reflections To Share, Celebrancy Services

CLEANING JAMES’ INTERIOR HOUSE CARE

FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE Phone Linda & Brad

0404 059 153

* Regular house cleaning * Move Out/Move In clean * Oven Cleans * Spring Cleans * Locally owned & operated

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Free Call 1800 1 JAMES

CLEANING JAMES’ INTERIOR HOUSE CARE Builders Lic: 150517C

WHALE BATHROOMS

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From Roof Top to Underground Bathrooms, Extensions &

BUILDER BUILDER

BATHROOMS

Licence 238922C

• Renovations • Extensions • New Homes • Pergolas • Decks • Floating floors• Built in wardrobes • Hang doors • Skirting • Architraves • Gyprocking/ Plastering • General household maintenance & much more!

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Brett: 0418 410 262 Greg: 0418 410 261

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CARPENTRY BUILDER

JOHNS & ROGERS PTY LTD BUILDERS

4774 8118 or 0427 015 662

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FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE Phone Joe & Tammy

0488 012 101

* Regular house cleaning * Move Out/Move In clean * Oven Cleans * Spring Cleans * Locally owned & operated

Servicing Mulgoa & Luddenham

Free Call 1800 1 JAMES


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Call 4737 9990 or 0423 877 630 Lic No 205620C 236464C

Seniors Card accepted!

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less than 60c per day

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ELECTRICIAN

EXCAVATIONS

John Yalden Electrical Services

Call 4774 1055 or 0408 268 234 Industrial Commercial Domestic Installation & Repairs Hot Water System Installation & Repairs

4774 2151 OR 0418 207 551

ELECTRICIAN

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Matcan Electrical • Domestic & Commercial • Installations & Renovations • Telephone & Computer Networks

0414 490 386 or 4774 2576

If anyone can ... Matcan!

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ALNA EXCAVATIONS BOBCAT, TIPPER, AUGER, HOE BOBCAT, TIPPER, AUGER DAYS 7 DAYS

CALL ALEX AT SILVERDALE

ASE Alan Summerhayes Excavations

Bobcat, 4.5T Excavator, Rock Breaker, Auger, Bogie Tipper

Large or small detail excavation Phone: 4774 2222 Mobile: 0416 266 566

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0411 700 768 ph/fax 4774 0455 • 5T Excavator • Rock breaker/auger/forks • Bogie tipper • Bobcat

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Chris Vella

Dani’s Hairport

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Ph: 9625

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4244

All aspects of men’s & womens hairdressing Shop 31A Fourteenth St Warragamba

4774 2300 HAIR & BEAUTY

FENCING

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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David La Rosa Mobile: 0418 286 147 Office: 4733 4466

EXCAVATIONS M & S VELLA

Mob: 0415

401 911 0062

Home: 4774 Lic No. 162374C

Pool & Ga rden Colorbond Glass Security Pic ket Ba lustrading

HAIR & BEAUTY

GARAGES CRAIG'S

• Farm Sheds • Garages • Carports • Industrial Buildings • Free Quotes

M GA MGA Steel Buildings Custom Built for You

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0419 993 723 GIFTS

Land Clearing, Trenches, General Excavation, Posthole & Pier Drilling.

December Specials

4736 6881 HANDY MAN

M & T Excavations

Joe’s Ultimate Handyman Services

Lic No 213485c

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3.5 And 1.5 Tonne Excavators

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• Tight Access • Post Hole • Sewer Trenching • Rock Breaking GLASS & GLAZING Elite Glass Glass cut to size Showers Screens Mirrors & Mirror Doors Window & Door Repairs Shop Fronts Insurance Work Free Quotes

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less than 60c per day

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• Swimming Pool Excavation

Tracys

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Lic No: R84571


KITCHENS

ENROLLING NOW Kevin Ryan

0418 480 753

LAWN LAWN MOWING MOWING

Specialising in • Kitchen renovations • Replacing benchtops and doors to existing kitchens

BACKYARD

LANDSCAPING

Beginners welcome!

HERITAGE LANDSCAPES & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

LAWN MOWER REPAIRS

Licence No. 223594C

Call now: 0411 870986 OR Email: thebackyardbootcamp@gmail.com

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

HOT WATER HOGAN HOT WATER

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

0448 844 314

Ph: 0408 259 994

Deliveries Available Open 7 days

HOTWATER/GAS HEATING

LAWN CARE

Call Bert 0419 981 001

Repair & servicing of all makes of mowers, chainsaws & line trimmers

BIG JOHN

at work

REPAIRS, SALES SERVICE

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GAS · SOL AR ·ELECTRIC YOUR LOCAL HOT WATER SPECIALIST

MOBILE LAWNMOWER REPAIRS

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SILVERDALE SAND & SOIL

All Brands of Hot Water S ystems Replaced All Hot Water Problems S olved

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

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Lic No. 60523C

BOOTCAMP

Nepean Grasshopper

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Pick Up and Delivery

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Gas room heating servicing/repairs Hot water repairs / replacement - Gas appliance conversions LPG to Natural Gas - New heater sales

Lawn Mowing ~ Edging ~ Hedging ~ Mulching Lawn & Garden Spraying ~ Fertilising & Top Dressing Single Storey Gutter Clean ~ Acreage Mowing

YOUR ONE STOP GAS SHOP

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4729 6155

Authorised Service Dealer

Bicycle Parts & Repairs

OPEN 7 Days

Quality Work Guaranteed 9 Fourteenth St Warragamba

Call Andrew 0422 303 100

4774 1253

IRONING

LAWNS & GARDENS LAWN CARE LAWNMOWING & GARDENS

MASSAGE

ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO IRON OR JUST HATE IT??

Andrew Johnston's Garden Services Lawns, Lawns Landscape to Construction, Hedging, From Tree Lopping Garden Maintenance and Tree Lopping

…Well then, let me take care of it for you! I can pick up and drop off your ironing at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!!!

first job! $10 your first job! $10 off off your

(Silverdale and Warragamba area only, cond’s apply)

RELIABLE, HONEST & FRIENDLY service with COMPETITIVE RATES.

0417 670 989

Insured • Fully Insured Fully • Young & honest tradesman

0449 134 772 andrewjlawns@hotmail.com

LAWN MOWING

JOINERY • Bathroom Renovations

Call Trevor directly on 0409 310 101 or visit

www.trevleyjoinery.com.au Lic No 201473C

0413 569 743 or 0403 311 072 ‘Reliable friendly service’ LAWN MOWING

KITCHENS fax: 4732 4588 www.jandlkitchens.com

Quality Affordable Kitchens

Enquire about a Free Consultation Come and visit our showroom at

Unit 1/6 Coombes Dr, Penrith Open Mon – Thurs 7.30am - 4pm Friday 7.30am - 2pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

• • • • •

Phone Susan or Chanelle

4774 1074 0414 741 472

Gift certificates available Daytime & Evening appointments

ABN 28 810 399 437 ABN 28 810 399 437LIC: MVTC138985

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AutomotiveAutomotive Automotive

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Matt: 0434 217Matt: 614 0434 217 614

MOBILE MECHANIC & AUTO ELECTRICIAN

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ABN 28 810 399 437

JT’s Mowing

4732 4566

We specialise in Relaxation, Remedial, Sports, Reflexology/Raindrop massages; Kinesiology & Reiki treatments also available For more information on treatments please visit www.susandixonmassage.com

MOBILE MECHANIC

DA Lawn, Garden & Handyman service call David 4774 2234

• Shopfitting • Kitchens

Sue’s Sanctuary...

... for massage and healing

and Maintenance

Lawn mowing Single story gutter cleaning Gardening Exterior Glass and Surface cleaning Yard Clean Ups

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