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Delicious food’s the main game at this festival

Delicious food’s the main game at this festival

The 10th AnnanRoma Food and Wine Festival is returning to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan this Sunday, April 30. It was originally scheduled for April 2 but had to be postponed because of rain. With sunny weather forecast for this Sunday, spend the day (10am to 4pm) at Australia’s largest botanic garden strolling and grazing savoury foods along Eat Street as well as the new Sweet Street for some sugary delights. Entry to the botanic garden is free and there is plenty of parking available. Entertainment will provide ambience throughout the day with headliners Little Georgia and local acts Luke… Read more »

Five good reasons for preserving links with the past

Five good reasons for preserving links with the past

If Campbelltown Council goes ahead tonight and approves plans to demolish the historic little St James Anglican church at Kent Street, Minto it will confirm once again our indifference to the past. It may not be the most elegantly designed church of all time but it is the oldest standing structure in Minto, and that should be enough reason to preserve this link with our local history. Campbelltown is no island, but it tore down many heritage buildings, especially along Queen Street, in the 1960s, 70 and 80s. This was a time when we just didn’t appreciate the significance of heritage…. Read more »

Fantasy league: imagine Ivan the Terrible in charge of the Wests Tigers

There are plenty of armchair critics in the world of fantasy league who will be telling Ivan Cleary what he needs to do to sort out the mess at the Wests Tigers. What some people will tend to forget is that he has been appointed coach, not dictator of the club, although it could be argued that’s just what this particular basket case needs. What with the players trying to run the show in the past few years, a good dictator may be just what this joint needs. If Cleary had been appointed with the power to do whatever he… Read more »

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amazing food on offer at this year's AnnanRoma festival this Sunday at Mt Annan Australian Botanic Garden

Delicious food’s the main game at this festival

The 10th AnnanRoma Food and Wine Festival is returning to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan this Sunday, April 30. It was originally scheduled for April 2 but had to be postponed because of rain. With sunny weather forecast for this Sunday, spend the day (10am to 4pm) at Australia’s largestRead more »

Heritage buildings in Queen Street, opposite Campbelltown Mall

Five good reasons for preserving links with the past

If Campbelltown Council goes ahead tonight and approves plans to demolish the historic little St James Anglican church at Kent Street, Minto it will confirm once again our indifference to the past. It may not be the most elegantly designed church of all time but it is the oldest standing structureRead more »

goodies that will be available at the new "sweet street'' of AnnanRoma wine and food festival this Sunday

How sweet it is: Macarthur spoiled with festival fun

AnnanRoma food, beer and wine festival is on this Sunday at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. It will come just a day after the close of another great Macarthur event, the Camden Show this Friday and Saturday. Yesterday the popular Kids of Macarthur bear and doll show was onRead more »

Irish breakfast on St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day: Irish breakfast goes well with a Guinness

On Wednesday, fellow called himself Aidan McLaughlin emailed me a press release about today’s St Patrick’s day celebrations at the Mercantile Hotel in the Rocks. Young Aidan said the entertainment today would include traditional Irish dancers and Irish bands and performers including Blackwater Band, Shaylee Wilde and The Soniks. AndRead more »

big statue of Fred Fisher's ghost

Have you heard of the big ghost statue in Campbelltown?

Well, it looks like we’re off to the polls next Saturday, March 18 for the Campbelltown byelection. It must be true because yesterday in my letterbox I found a reminder note from Labor’s federal representative, Dr Mike Freelander. “Voting is compulsory – don’t risk a fine, says the letter fromRead more »

Hurley Street library.

Read all about it: council services to be grateful for

Poor old local government can’t take a trick. It’s right at the bottom of the food chain in the Australian system of government and is not even recognised in the constitution. As many talented people as dunderheads get elected to councils every four years. It’s fate is in the handsRead more »

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