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QUILT-TACULAR Next Friday, April 28 until Sunday, April 30, local quilters will display over 120 quilts of different sizes and styles, in what is set to be the biggest Springwood Community Quilt Show yet. Resident quilter, Rachael Daisy, said the local show is “always a special one”. See Page 5 inside

SPRINGWOOD MAN JAILED Man sentenced to 32 months for bashing See page 3

SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED Cancer Support Group Open Day See page 7

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Man behind bars for drunken fight 34-year-old Springwood man sentenced to 32 months in prison for bashing two random men ALENA HIGGINS

Springwood man who bashed two random men in a brutal drunkenfuelled attack has been sentenced to 32 months jail. 34-year-old Jason Walshaw was supported by a large contingent of family members as he sat in the dock of Penrith Local Court awaiting his fate last Friday afternoon. The father-of-one was arrested and charged with ‘reckless wounding’ and ‘assault occasioning actual bodily harm’ after he was caught on CCTV footage laying into the men at a Springwood establishment in May last year, in a seemingly unprovoked attack. The vision shows Mr Walshaw punching the first victim hard to the face, knocking him back onto the pool table. When the victim’s friend comes to his aid, he himself is knocked to the ground where Mr Walshaw proceeds to kick him in the ribs, at one stage using a bar stool as a weapon. The harrowing incident lasts for several minutes until Mr Walshaw’s friend, who tried valiantly to get him to stop, finally succeeds.

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Springwood man locked away for 32 months after brutal drunken-fuelled attack While no audio can be heard, and with Mr Walshaw indicating the first victim had been making derogatory comments about his friend, the prosecution pointed out he could only find one “identifiable

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most viciously,” he said. Victim number one sustained about $23,000 worth of dental damage, while his friend suffered six broken ribs and an impacted tooth, the court heard. While it was his first time in custody, Mr Walshaw had a history of violence and was on a Section 9 good behaviour bond for a domestic violence assault at the time of the attack, which Magistrate Georgia Knight labelled a “seriously aggravating feature”. He was also charged and pleaded guilty to ‘deem supply’ after police found 13 vacuum sealed bags of cannabis at his home. Magistrate Knight accepted it wasn’t premeditated or planned, that Mr Walshaw had expressed some amount of remorse and was suffering from anxiety and depression at the time, but said he needed to be severely punished by the courts. “Mr Walshaw did engage in an unprovoked, fairly random attack with very little excuse,” she said. “It does require a severe penalty to be imposed.” With time already served, he will be eligible for release on parole on June 25, 2018.

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ey tosser, take your rubbish with you! Blue Mountains City Council is calling on the local community to help squash disgusting litterbugs in the area. Council recently teamed up with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Roads and Maritime Service to tackle roadside litter, that is unattractive and expensive to manage. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said last year western Sydney councils spent $14 million collectively on litter management, and now they are asking residents to report people throwing their rubbish out of their vehicles. “I encourage residents to report littering from vehicles on the Report to EPA website”, he said. “Roadside litter is unpleasant but it can also increase risk to motorists and in the case of cigarette butts, cause dangerous bushfires. “We want to send a strong message that wherever you are, if you litter, you are likely to be caught, forcing motorists to think twice before littering from vehicles.” To report litterbugs, residents need to note down the vehicle’s registration

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tossing litter from their vehicle,” the spokesperson said. The EPA further confirmed that if an individual is incorrectly dobbed in for littering that they can fight the matter in court. Anyone who is reporting a litterbug must also be prepared to attend court if their claim is questioned. While residents are encouraged to get involved in reporting a tosser, safety should be the first priority when driving.

With all of its colour and creativity, the 2017 Springwood Community Quilt Show is back. From Friday, April 28, local quilters will display over 120 quilts of all different sizes and styles, in what is set to be the biggest show yet. Springwood quilter Rachael Daisy, who regularly has her designs in competitions and events all over the world, said the local show, is always a special one. “The Springwood Quilt Show is always special because it has a wide variety of quilts and it really represents the quilting community in the Mountains,” she said. This year Ms Daisy has two of her creations in the show, one a denim and floral piece and the other a collection of patches boasting different homes from around the world. This year the show, now in its 12th year, will have trader tables selling fabric, quilt patterns, handmade goods and vintage sewing treasures. The feature quilter is Anne Sommerlad, a renowned quilter in the region who will have nine of her pieces on display and will be on hand to talk to quilting enthusiasts. Like in previous years, the majority of proceeds will go to the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service. The Quilt Show will be held at Springwood High School from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30. It will run from 10am to 4pm each day. Entry is $6 for an adult and $4 for a pensioner or child. - Erin Mamo

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crashed into the rear of a vehicle directly in front of him before crossing onto the wrong side of the road and crashing into the side of another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. Police arrived shortly after and it is alleged that the driver at fault became uncooperative and repeatedly refused to supply a roadside breath test. He was subsequently arrested at which point he became aggressive and attempted to kick the two police officers. The male was eventually handcuffed and whilst being led to the rear of the police vehicle, he again attempted to kick the officers. The male was taken to Springwood Police Station where he submitted to a breath analysis, which returned a reading of 0.223 grams of alcohol. He was charged with the offences of ‘refuse breath test’, ‘resist/hinder police’ and ‘drive with high-range PCA’. His licence was suspended on the spot, and he was granted bail and is due to appear before Penrith Local Court on April 27.

Katoomba: Man arrested for striking security officer About 11pm on Saturday, April 8, a 20-yearold male from Katoomba went to the Harp and Fiddle bar on Main Street, Katoomba where he is banned due to past incidents. Upon being denied entry, the male became argumentative and made various threats to staff members, before striking a male security officer in the chest. Police were contacted and the man was arrested. He’ll appear in Court on May 1.

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the first time. This ultimate Elvis experience will also feature fellow tribute artists Gino Monopoli, who will recreate Elvis’ movie years and his comeback, and Steve Michaels who will channel 70s Elvis in that famous White Eagle jumpsuit. During Vic’s time performing in some of the biggest tribute concerts in the world, including ‘Legends in Concert’, he has come across all different types of Elvis fanatics. “You get people that get so lost in the performance, they act like they really have Elvis in front of them, they’re screaming and they’re on the floor going nuts,” he said. “But then you also have some really passionate Elvis fans who just really don’t like Elvis tribute artists,” he laughed. While Vic’s main focus is on the music he admits there’s often a strong drive amongst tribute artists to perfectly recreate the classic Elvis look, with some performers even going as far as plastic surgery. What often gets forgotten is what made Elvis famous in the first place. “You have to remember that Elvis didn’t

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When ‘The Fast and the Furious’ was released in 2001, no one could have predicted that it would go on to become one of the biggest action movie franchises of all time. 16 years later and the eighth film in the series is hitting the big screen. With Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) on their honeymoon, and Mia and Brian focusing on family life, it seems like the team are living a relatively normal existence. But it’s not long before Dom is seduced back into the crime world by a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron). As Dom and those closest to him are taken on an action-packed ride around

the globe, they will be put to the test like never before. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Elsa Pataky and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges will all be returning to the series, along with a couple of new faces including an unexpected appearance by Oscar winner Helen Mirren. ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is the first film in the series since the tragic death of lead actor Paul Walker in 2013 during the filming of ‘Furious 7’. ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is currently screening at Hoyts Penrith. For more information on session times, visit www. hoyts.com.au.

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Ê Actor Shane Jacobson will host the local version of ‘Little Big Shots’ for Channel Seven. The show, based on a US format, celebrates diverse talents of kids aged three to 13-years-old. The series airs in the UK with Dawn French and in the US with Steve Harvey. The revolvingstage format offers no prize and has no eliminations. It will air later this year.

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Ê Former ‘The X Factor’ host Luke Jacobz has scored a new gig as host of new competition series ‘Instant Hotel’. The new Channel Seven series sees home owners vie for the title of best ‘instant hotel’ by renting out their properties as accommodation. Teams will travel the country and stay in ‘hotels’, judged on personal taste, precious belongings and price point – I like the sound of this! ‘Instant Hotel’ will air later this year. Ê Fun US show ‘Lip Sync Battle’, hosted by LL Cool J, has been renewed for a fourth season. Ê No need for a petition this time, with CMT confirming US melodrama ‘Nashville’ has been renewed for a sixth season. The good news comes after the cable channel picked up the series after it was axed by ABC after four seasons. Ê The brand new season of ‘The Amazing Race’ begins tonight on Channel Seven. A double episode of season 29 kicks off at 10.10pm. Ê Happy Birthday to iconic ABC music show ‘Rage’, which turned 30 on yesterday. The ABC will be celebrating the huge milestone with plenty of ‘Rage’ related content over the next week.

Ê With ‘The Walking Dead’ now done for the year, attention turns to its spin-off ‘Fear The Walking Dead’, which returns to FX on Monday, June 5. The first half of the third season will comprise eight episodes airing over six weeks.

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Mercury retrogrades back into your sign, from Thursday until May 3. Therefore it’s not an appropriate week to expedite tasks, initiate ideas or plough ahead with personal projects. Instead, use the time wisely to revise, research and review. Don’t rush Rams. Be patient. Pace yourself and move ahead slowly in stages. Your motto is from financier J. P. Morgan: “Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see further”.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

A child or teenager requires extra attention and guidance, as Saturn challenges you to be more of an authority figure and less of a ‘friend.’ And Saturn also throws a wet blanket over relationships on Friday when warm displays of affection are out, to be replaced by cool criticism. Don’t let it curb your confidence or stop you from doing what you want to do. Be inspired by celebrity chef Julia Child: “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure”.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Thank goodness Venus (your ruling planet) is now moving forwards again. So a delayed dream, a financial problem or a challenging group situation should gradually start to improve. But a close relationship will still be frustrating, as Saturn squares Venus on Friday. Trying to fix things by charging in like a wounded Bull will only make matters worse for you.

VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Venus is now moving forwards so a troubled relationship should start to improve. Although real progress won’t be made until you both learn a valuable lesson (courtesy of Saturn) on Friday. Make sure you learn quickly, and then you can move on. And Mercury (your power planet) is still retrograde (until May 3) so you’ll still have to work hard to communicate clearly and avoid confusion.

GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

Twins can expect a week that’s even more schizophrenic than usual! Venus is moving forwards (yeah!) but your ruler Mercury is still in retrograde mode (boo!). On Thursday Mercury retrogrades from your privacy zone into your networking zone (boo!) and then Mars charges into your sign on Friday (yeah!). So it will be a very stop/start kind of week. Definitely one step forwards and then two steps back. So you’ll have to be super patient.

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SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

This week your self-esteem will be a bit shaky, as Saturn squares Venus. So steer clear of criticism; avoid letting negative self-talk drag you down; and stop worrying about all the qualities you perceive you don’t have. Be your #1 fan! Confidence is the rocket fuel that will take you anywhere you want to go. As Victoria Beckham says: “If you haven’t got it, fake it”. So your motto for the moment is “Fake it until you make it!”

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

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Cautious Crabs – you need to be firm and down-to-earth when dealing with a fractious friend or a frustrating work colleague this week. Don’t waste time side-stepping around issues. If things start to resemble a soap opera, re-state your case clearly and calmly, and then move on. A professional (or educational) project may have to be reviewed, revised – or even completely re-done.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Expect a major reality check this week Scorpio, when you realise you’ve been viewing a person or situation through decidedly rose-coloured glasses. By the end of the week you’ll have changed your mind about a friend, lover, colleague or important issue. A close relationship or business partnership will be tested on Friday. But then love, lust or loot should gradually improve.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Sagittarians can be self-indulgent, as you enjoy the good times and go out of your way to avoid hard work. But with serious Saturn moving slowly through your sign it’s time to accept extra responsibilities with a smile as you show others what you are really capable of. When it comes to a frustrating problem, things will gradually improve if you choose diplomacy over drama, encouragement over criticism, and acceptance over judgement.

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DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Many Capricorns will feel mighty crabby this week! Expect some serious discussions with work colleagues or loved ones. You’re not in the mood to be diplomatic, and others will be surprised by the intensity of your feelings (and your reluctance to compromise). But you may have to give a little in order to get a lot. Try not to be a carping critic! And avoid becoming bogged down in negatives.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Money matters finally get back on track again, as Venus powers through your finance zone. But a friend or work colleague may continue to criticise your efforts, as hidden tensions bubble to the surface. Try to be diplomatic and take it in your stride. Social media could also be a minefield over the next two weeks, as Mercury reverses through your communication zone. Be careful you don’t send the wrong message to the wrong person!

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Having a positive attitude is certainly to be encouraged. But make sure you’re not adopting a ‘Pisces Pollyanna approach’ by putting your head in the sand and just avoiding real problems in your life. It’s time for Fish to face facts! And this week there is no substitute for rolling up your sleeves. Your motto is from Victoria Beckham: “I believe that if you work hard enough, then you can achieve a lot”.

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Cooking can be fun, but when you add in a busy work schedule and family commitments it can become a painful experience. So this week I’ve got some tips on how to make life easier in the kitchen. • When preparing vegetables try stirfrying, which is the quickest, easiest way to cook vegetables. Remember to cook at a high heat and if you want to cut down on the oil try using a spray oil instead. • Cook up a big batch of baked vegetables – like pumpkin – then store them in the fridge to use in cold meals such as salads and wraps. Add them to leftover cold cooked pasta along with baby spinach or rocket and salad dressing to make a delicious pasta salad. • Make a batch of chilli or seasoned mince that can be reheated for a range of Mexican dishes like tacos, nachos or burrito bowls. • Instead of throwing out those vegetables that get left on the plate at dinner

time, try using them the next day in an omelette. • Meats like lamb and chicken from a Sunday roast work well as hot or cold sandwich fillings. • If you eat rice often then consider investing in a rice cooker. This way you’ll get perfect rice every time and can focus your attention on cooking the rest of your meal. • When you can’t be bothered waiting 20 minutes for rice to cook try rice noodles instead. They only need a few minutes in boiling water and can be used in hot dishes like noodle stir fries or cold dishes like rice paper rolls and Asian salads.

• Use up overripe fruits in baked goods like muffins and banana breads, or blend and freeze into cubes for smoothies. • Boil a heap of potatoes, shallow fry half to make homemade chips and keep the rest in the fridge to mix with mayo and capers for a delicious potato salad. • Now that we’re coming into the colder weather it’s the perfect time to make up a big batch of soup, which can be frozen or taken to work in a thermos. • Consider purchasing frozen vegetables. They are just as nutritious as fresh vegetables and the prep work is already done.

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Winners of the Theo Poulos Real Estate Cup, the ‘Tam O’Shanters’ unteer, allowing our staff to concentrate on what they do best,” he said. While Greystanes are still determining exactly how much money was raised, they are confident that all of the funds will now go

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Blue Mountains Record April 18  

April 18 edition of the Blue Mountains Record. Your independent voice in the Mountains.