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Meet Mayor Stephen Lesslie

Lithgow has a new Mayor, and despite many on social media posts claiming they have never heard of Stephen Lesslie, the family name has very strong ties to the Lithgow Region. Raised in Lithgow, Stephen is the son of long time councillor, Mayor and...


Your New Council

It was standing room only on Wednesday’s extraordinary Council Meeting convened to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions for the coming terms. The poll’s had seen 9 councillors elected, with crowd favourite Maree Statham ahead by a...


Rebooted Festival Returns

The 2nd annual (new) Festival of the Valley, Main Event, a free community event, will take place on Sunday November 27 at the Lithgow Showground, hours: 9am – 4pm. Comprising of the Lithgow Lions Community Market, a Big Band & Dance Concert...


Haktari Fighters do well at Nationals

The 2016 Australian Taekwondo Championships were recently held at Bendigo in Victoria. Haktari Taekwondo sent a Team of 4 fighters and 2 coaches in there bid for national gold medals. Bendigo’s indoor venue was huge and it was packed out with...


What goes on behind closed doors

Did you know that working inmates at one of the state’s correctional centres make luxury, high thread-count linen products? About 120 inmates are employed by Corrective Services Industries in the textiles workshop at Lithgow Correctional Centre,...


Daffodils in Rydal this Weekend

It was a picture perfect day in Rydal on Tuesday at the official opening of the Daffodils at Rydal festival, hosted by the Rydal Village Association. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud for miles. The lovely township have come...



After a successful series of baseball skills sessions ran last season by some of the region’s best baseballer’s, as well as the recent formation of the Wallerawang District Junior Baseball Association, junior baseball is set to hit the diamond...


Book Week Celebrations in Portland

Characters from a huge range of books came to life at Portland Central School on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the Annual Book Week Costume parade. The Infants and Primary students were all in character celebrating the theme Australian Books and...

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