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No 25
July 18, 2024

A fantastic performance of "Late, Late at Night" at the Malachi.

July 2024 Oberon Council Meeting
July 18, 2024 in Copmmunity

Several matters of public interest were discussed at the July Council meeting, including EV charging, Arts OutWest and renaming a street.
You can see more here


Reminder if you plan to stand for Council at the election in September.

Do you want to be a Councillor?
March 14, 2024 in Community

Local government elections will take place across NSW on Saturday, September 14 2024. If you are not happy with your current Councillors, feel you can do a better job or just want to get more involved in community affairs, you might like to think about standing as a candidate. Council elections are held every four years on the second Saturday in September.
See the full article here.


Late, Late at the Malachi
July 18, 2024 in MUsic

The Malachi Gilmore Hall turned on another excellent night out with a performance of the play "Late, Late at Night" starring Jackson Carroll as Rick Springfield in a dramatised version of Springfield's life.
See the story and pictures here


Another winter driving hazard to worry about
July 18, 2024 in General News

Black ice isn't the only danger when driving in cold weather, however. There is another phenomenon called "freezing fog" that can be just as dangerous. This is when fog can cause a layer of ice to suddenly form on the windscreen.
See some more about this here


A quiet week in the school holidays
July 18, 2024 in Schools

When the school holidays are on there's usually not much happening in Oberon's schools. Teachers at St Joseph's Catholic School looked over Term 1. And some of the students wrote poetry.
See the rest of the story here


Sport in the freezing cold
July 18, 2024 in Sport

Oberon might not actually be the coldest town in Australia, but sometimes it feels like it. That doesn't stop the sportspeople from getting out there and having a go.
See some reports and pictures here


Oberon Museum - open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

What can be done with the Black Springs Recreation Reserve?
July 11, 2024 in Community

Some people have been thinking about the future of Black Springs, with particular attention to how the Recreation Reserve could better serve the village and the tourists who pass through it.
You can see more plus some photos here


Book Review - "Deep Listening to Nature" by Andrew Skeoch
July 11, 2024 in Reviews

You might expect a book about birds to have lots of photos, but this isn't a book about what birds look like, it's about what they sound like. The only picture of a bird is the one on the cover, the Southern Scrub-robin ...
Read the rest of the review here


The weekend in sport
July 11, 2024 in Sport

Everyone enjoyed a day out getting some healthy exercise. There were some winners and some silver medallists but playing the game is what's important.
See some pictures and results here


It's school holidays but the work goes on
July 11, 2024 in Schools

The school holidays might be here but it's a time to look back over the term, think about the teaching job and splash a bit of paint about.
You can see more here


Be part of a successful experiment
July 11, 2024 in Business

Hiding on the corner of Raleigh and Oberon Streets you can find Corner Pocket Experiment. It's a sort of plant nursery, a sort of refuge from the busyness of life, a sort of place to relax and a sort of place to get good advice about what grows best in Oberon's climate.
See more about this here


NAIDOC Art Exhibition
July 11, 2024 in Community

It's time again for the annual NAIDOC Art Exhibition at the Oberon Community Centre. It's your opportunity to see (and buy) some wonderful artworks by local artists. There are artworks there to suit everyone's budget and your purchase will help to ensure that the region's artists can keep on doing what they do.
See what the exhibition looks like here


Suicide prevention - one step at a time

It's the library's birthday
July 4, 2024 in Community

It's been a year since the opening of Oberon's new Library and Community Centre, so it's probably a good time to look back at what happened during the lead up to the opening.
See some history of the project here


A moment of science, please
July 4, 2024 in General News

There's a new organisation in town, and its objective is to raise the profile and awareness of science. It's Oberon Citizen Science Network, and if you have any interest in science at all you need to have a look at what they are doing.
See more about this here


Oberon's three schools just keep on going
July 4, 2024 in Schools

Making things, creating things, playing sports, travelling around and learning some science. If anyone thinks that school is boring they haven't looked recently.
See more about schoolwork here


Oberon RSL Sub Branch gets to renovate the wall
July 4, 2024 in Community

There has been some good news at the Oberon RSL Sub Branch. They have received a grant of $17,000 under the NSW Government Community Building Partnership program. A cheque presented by Member for Bathurst Paul Toole means that the War Memorial Wall out the front of the Oberon Military Museum in Oberon Street can receive a much-needed makeover.
See a bit more here


The cheque is in the mail for the bowlers
July 4, 2024 in Sport

Things are looking up for the bowlers at the Oberon RSL, with two grants delivered last week by Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole.
See the details here


The business awards are back
July 4, 2024 in Business

The Oberon Business and Tourism Association (OBTA) have announced that the Business Awards are back for 2024. All businesses are eligible to enter the awards, not just members of the Oberon Business and Tourism Association.
See the categories and submit your nominations here


All the sport that's fit to print
July 4, 2024 in Sport

Sport for big people, sport for little people, and sport for people in between. A big win for the Tigers and a couple of future champions take to the golf course.
See the stories and photos here


Military Museum - open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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