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Blue Mountains Life

April - May 2019

Blue Mountains Life magazine is the premier publication with its intoxicating blend of stories on this magnificent rural region that includes Bathurst, Orange, Hawkesbury and the of course the Blue Mountains. Features include people, homes, gardens, interior/exterior decorating, food, wine, fashion, health, travel and motoring. A bold and glossy, large-format magazine that delivers the who, what, when, where, why and how of one of Australia’s most affluent regions. Stunning photography and quality journalism all in one publication.

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PUBLISHERAndrew Papadatos andrew@bluemountainslife.com.au Mob: 0413 051 652EDITOR IN CHIEFVanessa Mace vanessa@bluemountainslife.com.auEDITORIAL CONSULTANTSDi Redmond, Julie Walker editorial@bluemountainslife.com.auGRAPHIC DESIGNERLuba Bosch production@bluemountainslife.com.auCONTRIBUTORSRonald Bowden, John Rowe, Jennifer Johnston, Terry McCallum, Gregory Powell…

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preserving the past allows children a brief glimpse into our history and see first hand the living conditions of our ancestors.That’s why I was pleased when I heard that nominations are now open for the latest round of Orange City Council’s Cultural Heritage Awards to encourage local restoration projects. The awards are about acknowledging the commitment that property owners make by maintaining and conserving the city’s heritage buildings using heritage conservation principles.The Awards not only acknowledge conservation work but are about building community interest in the design and construction of sympathetic infill development, alterations and additions to buildings.Deadline for entries closed on April 11, so be quick. Meanwhile, a big pat on the back for the Blue Mountains City Council. At a Council meeting, they endorsed recommendations that would…

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2019 trundle abba festival

held in the rural township of Trundle, in Central Western NSW, the Trundle ABBA Festival is Australia’s only and original ABBA festival.Held on the first Saturday in May each year, the festival provides a day packed full of family-friendly entertainment - highlighting Bjorn Again, the World’s Number one ABBA Tribute Band and Fashions of the Festival - there will never be a dull moment! The line up in 2019 will be:• Bjorn Again• Ben Ransom• Ingrid Mae• MR.Q • Amitie• The Natalie Prevedello DueThe Festival is held on 4 May 2019 starting at 1:00pm through to 9:30pm. It’s a great opportunity for the young and old to have fun singing those fabulous Abba songs, dressing in sequin and lycra, eating, drinking and dancing.There will be market stalls, dancing and…

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BLUE MOUNTAINS HALFWAY MARK Council says it is performing well in delivering its 2018-2019 commitments, at the halfway mark of delivering the 4-year Delivery Program and budget.As of 31 December 2018, the six-month progress report identified 73% of Major Projects, 86% of the Assets Works Program and 97% of Operational Plan actions for 2018-2019 are on track.Council says other highlights include: Adopting the 10-year Open Space and Recreation Strategic Plan and being honoured in three categories, including Customer Service Team of the Year, at the 2018 National Local Government Customer Service Awards. VARUNA WRITERS HOUSE Legislative Council member of the NSW Government Shayne Mallard and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced that the Varuna Writers’ House in Katoomba has received a grant of $100,000…

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in the gaeden

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY Supported by Blue Mountains City Council, 11 community groups worked to clear rubbish in the local government area last month as part of Clean Up Australia Day. From the cliffs below Echo Point to parks and ovals, volunteers skipped their Sunday morning sleep-in, donned gloves and cleared rubbish. Twelve school groups also worked on Friday, 1 March and Monday 4, March to do their bit for the environment and one business group also signed up to the cause. LEURA IN SPRING The 2019 Leura Gardens Festival in the world heritage listed Upper Blue Mountains will feature a wide range of glorious cool climate spring gardens. The Festival is being held over 2 long weekends: Saturday, 5 October to Monday, 7 October and Friday,…