Fury friends make great playmates

Kindergarten and Preparatory class students from the Lakes Christian College recently had the pleasure of meeting 12 furry friends who visited from Nepean Therapy Dogs.

Return of the wallet wins big praise

The following article by Jessica Cortis was first published in The Daily Telegraph. A KIND act made Daniel Gardner’s day. After losing his wallet, Mr Gardner had the missing item returned to him a day later by a student from St Dominic’s College. Mr Gardner’s mother Sharyn said her son was thrilled to receive the…

Douglass family in brave battle

A LONDONDERRY family is facing two tough battles – with their outgoing six-year-old son facing a battle with a brain tumour and treatment bills piling up.

Ita gets behind Opal

Australian media icon Ita Buttrose was in Penrith to encourage senior transport users to jump on board the Opal ticketing system.

Tapping into the buzz at Bethany

AN exciting buzz circulated the community at Bethany Catholic Primary School in Glenmore Park when their student-run newsletter was launched earlier this year.

Pet stylist creates magic with scissors

The following article by Jessica Cortis was first published in The Daily Telegraph HER flying scissors have reshaped her dog into a canine version of Shaun the Sheep and now Carissa Moffatt is getting ready to compete against the nation’s best dog groomers. Ms Moffatt, who has been honing her craft for more than eight…

Fight or Flight: a community response to western Sydney Airport

The following article by Jessica Cortis, was first published on Medium. They say that childhood roots are the strongest. Except for when they’re being excavated out of the ground, and with more than 20 million cubic metres of soil being removed, it’s safe to say that all I’ll have of my childhood is memories and a…