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Queen no more: Foundation founder quits

The Queen of Hearts Community Foundation has found itself a little heartbroken following the resignation of its founder and CEO, Michele Ellery. Queen Of Hearts provides support and services to survivors of child sexual abuse and domestic violence. A spokesperson for the Board told the Weekender the resignation of the current Penrith Citizen of the […]… read more

And they’re off: Council by-election ballot drawn

The candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election in the South and East Wards have discovered their crucial ballot paper positions today. Over the two wards, five candidates will battle it out for two seats on Council making for a very intimate election. In the East Ward, Labor’s Robin Cook was drawn for the […]… read more

Mulgoa property sells for $3.5 million

The sale of a $3.5 million property in Mulgoa has local real estate agent Andrew Reeves smiling from ear to ear and proves that multi-million dollar sales don’t just happen in the city. Mr Reeves, from One Agency, sold the unique property on Mulgoa Road last month. It had been on the market for two […]… read more

Fitness 4 Autism returns to Jamison Park

It’s almost time to put on your joggers and deck yourself out in all things blue, as Fitness 4 Autism returns to Jamison Park later this month. Organised by the Luke Priddis Foundation, Fitness 4 Autism aims to raise funds and awareness for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Luke Priddis Foundation General Manager, Tamara […]… read more

Income streams after retirement

The superannuation system is designed to build wealth in order to provide us with income in our retirement years. Once we retire and need income, the most efficient way to do this is by converting our superannuation to pension phase and commence an income stream. Once in pension phase, all earnings are tax-free as is […]… read more

Lock up your boss!

Seeing your boss behind bars in a jail cell is something many of us have dreamed about. Penrith PCYC is making dreams come true, encouraging businesses to nominate and ‘lock up your boss’ for a good cause. “Time4Kids is PCYC’s biggest annual fundraising event where all across NSW we throw community leaders and business people […]… read more

Rams not intimidated by task ahead

They may be starting the season a week later than their competitors, but Penrith Rams coach Kevin Kirk has vowed his side is ready to have one of their strongest seasons in years. Following an opening round bye last weekend, the Rams will finally get their 2018 campaign underway when they take on the Holroyd […]… read more

Panthers wary of Titans

Penrith fans will welcome back some familiar faces this Sunday afternoon when former Panthers lower grades coach Garth Brennan and his Gold Coast Titans come to town. Usually a match-up between the Panthers and Titans wouldn’t create a ripple of excitement amongst the fanbase, but things will be very different on this occasion. Not only […]… read more

Man arrested over Penrith stabbing

Witnesses have helped local police arrest and charge a man following a serious stabbing that occurred on Monday. Police were called to an address on Torton Place, Penrith at 3.30pm on Monday, April 9. When police arrived on scene, they found a male had been stabbed. Officers were forced to deploy OC spray on a […]… read more

Library still popular despite tech boom

As the Internet has increasingly become a necessity in day to day life, providing instant access to information, some might believe that physical libraries are now a thing of the past. But for Penrith City Library, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the library […]… read more

Why Turnbull should stay in top job

The only thing as certain as Winx winning her 25th straight race on Saturday was Malcolm Turnbull’s 30th consecutive Newspoll defeat on Monday. But here’s another certainty: The Liberal Party won’t be replacing Turnbull as leader any time soon. Anyone who has backed Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton or Julie Bishop to be in the Lodge […]… read more

Titanic battle looms at Panthers Stadium

After three weeks on the road, Penrith return to Panthers Stadium on Sunday afternoon with plenty of intriguing storylines surrounding the clash against the in-form Titans. The obvious one is the return of Bryce Cartwright to the foot of the Mountains for the first time since his pre-season departure to the glitter strip, and right […]… read more

From the classroom to the stage

A group of Penrith teachers will be taking to the stage in April, performing in the Penrith Musical Comedy Company production of ‘Seussical The Musical’. ‘Seussical’, which is based on the works of children’s author Dr Seuss, has drawn a number of local teachers to its cast, giving them the task to entertain away from […]… read more

Have a New Jersey Night at The Joan

Take an exciting musical journey through the career of one of the biggest-selling groups of all-time, in this spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. From the back-street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all The Four Seasons’ greatest hits, including ‘Sherry’, ‘Rag Doll’, […]… read more

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals name Council candidates

Brian Cartwright and Belinda Hill have been endorsed as the Liberal Party’s candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election. The Weekender can exclusively reveal that Mr Cartwright will contest South Ward while Ms Hill will contest East Ward. Mr Cartwright is currently the Vice President of the Penrith RSL Sub-Branch, a Board Member of […]… read more

Eels looking for revenge as local rivals meet again

Bitter western Sydney rivals Penrith and Parramatta met just a month ago, but it takes nothing away from the intensity of this Sunday afternoon’s meeting at ANZ Stadium. The Panthers will be looking to continue the form they showed against the Cowboys last Thursday night in Townsville, while the Eels are still looking for their […]… read more

Cornish calls for solar power to be mandatory in Penrith

With new homes popping up left, right and centre, one Councillor believes solar power is the key to reducing the stress on Penrith’s growing electricity demand. Independent Councillor Marcus Cornish says as the region continues to grow, solar power should be mandatory for new homes built in the area. “I am asking for a report […]… read more

Masked Panther: Wallace to call it quits

Peter Wallace wouldn’t mind going around for one more season in 2019 but it’s likely that he’ll confirm his retirement at some stage in the next few months. The skipper knows his days in Penrith’s number 9 jumper are numbered, especially now that the club has blooded Wayde Egan in first grade. Wallace doesn’t want […]… read more