Hosea Luy has joined the Lithgow Mercury's editorial team.
There was festivity in the air at the Lithgow Work For the Dole (WFD) Project's first open day, which was held in great Christmas spirit.
Lithgow's 2017 Australia Day events will centre on Eskbank House.
Conditions were threatening but fortunately weather remained clear for Mountain Bikers at the first twilight Mountain Bike race of 2017 at Rydal.
Snooker players need wait no longer for the Terry Longdon Memorial Trophy competition, with the first round for 2017 taking place on Tuesday January 17.
Les Taylor Cullen Bullen Raceway will be the place to be on Saturday January 21.
Halfway through January already? Yes. Check out the best photos of the week.