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Blue Mountains Life June - July 2018

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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The Commonwealth Bank has closed its Blaxland Branch, a decision which confused some locals. The bank says declining patronage was the reason for the closure. The reason might be true as many customers move their banking online at the expense of local branches. The local Council resolved at its meeting to write to the bank expressing its concern at the closure. But if history has taught us anything is that the move is unlike to reversed. Yet some would argue the trick to attracting large organisations to regional areas is to build infrastructure which can support a vibrant economy. This, in turn, will attract banks and the like to the local community. Neighbouring councils of Bathurst and Orange have both revealed in recent weeks large-scale plans to boost their economy with vital infrastructure. Its hoped…

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BLUE MOUNTAINS COMM BANK The Council is calling for the Commonwealth Bank to change its decision to close the Blaxland Branch. The Commonwealth Bank announced the decision to close the Blaxland Branch in late April citing declining patronage as the reason. The closure is slated for 25 May 2018. The Council resolved at its meeting last week to write to the Commonwealth Bank expressing its concern at the closure of the Blaxland Branch, scheduled. KNAPSACK OVAL Blue Mountains City Council has completed a $460,000 make-over of Knapsack Park which now offers an improved the playing surface on the popular sports ground in time for the busy winter sports season. Over 400 players from the Blue Mountains Football Club attended a ‘Welcome Back to Knapsack’ event on Saturday after the fields were temporarily closed for renovation. Knapsack Park…

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in the garden

THE POPPY PROJECT If you can knit, felt or crochet, you are invited to help make 2000 poppies for an installation to commemorate the WWI Armistice Day Centenary in November. The Poppy Project, which began as a small personal tribute by two Australian women, has become an international phenomenon, showing respect for, and remembrance of those who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, their families and their communities. To get you started, Hawkesbury Central Library will host craft days on the second Friday of the month from April to November (13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October and 9 November) AQUATIC WEED One of NSW’s highest priority aquatic weeds have been found in the Blue Mountains for the first time. Blue Mountains City Council’s Biosecurity…

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the art of landscaping

Landsculpt offers a diverse range of products & services that encompasses both residential & commercial spaces. From design to construction and maintenance, we are a client-oriented business whose first thought on any project is ‘what do you need?’ We aim to create beautiful garden designs that are purpose driven - we believe in a life best lived in the great outdoors. INTRODUCING SHANNON ATKINS. Our team is led by Shannon Atkins, a talented landscaper with extensive experience and a vast skillset, ideally suited to delivering high quality workmanship. He has a deep understanding of the balance between function & form, dedicated to creating outdoor spaces that become a stunning part of your family’s lifestyle or workplace environment. ESTABLISHING GARDENS THAT ARE BUILT TO LAST. We want you to enjoy your garden for many years to…

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art events

COLOUR RUN Examining the relationship between colour, form and space, the site-responsive exhibition Colour Run focuses on the notion of colour as construct within a framework of broader historical and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition presents new works by contemporary visual artists across a range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video. Artists - Louise Blyton, Sarah Breen-Lovett, Fiona Davies, Anne Graham, Beata Geyer, Naomi Oliver, Tom Loveday and Margaret Roberts. Curated by Beata Geyer Braemar Gallery, Springwood, Thurs-Sun 10-4 24 May – 17 June. STEEL: ART DESIGN ARCHITECTURE Steel: Art Design Architecture showcases innovative works by 29 contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects. It provides an extensive cross-section of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to this essential material. Curated by JamFactory Senior Curator Margaret Hancock Davis the exhibition will be held…

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artybra & tie

Yes, they are doing it again – ArtyBra & Tie 2018 is well underway. The event is a fundraising initiative of Cancer Wellness Support (CWS), a locally based organisation established to provide support for residents in the Blue Mountains and Penrith Valley communities who have been diagnosed with cancer. CWS relies on funds from its Op-Shops, fundraising, bequests and donations. CWS receives no regular government funding. In 2016 they launched Arty Tie, with some great artistic responses. Entrants are asked to let their imagination run wild, to paint, sculpt, stitch, construct or embellish an ArtyBra or Tie and donate it to Cancer Wellness Support. All items will be auctioned at a gala event in September at The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. Lend your support to CWS and join artists who have donated in past events…