Times are tough, and everything can seem like it's all falling apart, hopeless and negative. But it doesn't have to be that way.
So, in an effort to try to brighten your day, we've started a project to put together a 'Good News Diary' full of the most positive stories and comments from the Lithgow Mercury every week.
This new initiative is something we endeavour to do each Friday, so if you've got some good news share it with us.
The Good News community board
At 4:30am on Thursday, September 10 police located the above three puppies abandoned at a truck stop at Cullen Bullen.
Police took the puppies back to Lithgow Police Station where they were given food, water and enjoyed a nice warm heater.
The adorable puppies have been re-homed.
Fame in town
Ray Meagher, or you may know him as Alf Stewart came to town earlier this month.
The Home and Away star stopped in at Wollemi Bakery and Cafe.
Positive comments from the Lithgow Mercury's Facebook page
The fruit trees blossoming in Hartley Village are so beautiful and make me hopeful for a big fruit crop this autumn.
- Wendy Anne Hawkes
The camellias in the library courtyard pots are stunning.
- Sharon Lee Lewis
Our tulips are going to be spectacular again this spring!
- Kathleen Compton
Julie Taylor's cherry blossom starting to flower.
- Julie Taylor
Raindrops on snowdrops.
- Vicki Hartley
Hartley Village Magpie joining some friends for lunch.
- Susan Alexander
My two visitors are back!
- Jenny Brooks
Reg the blue hairy cactus flowering!!! Follow him on Instagram!
- Linda Lingard
The commitment my 15 year old grandson shows and his enthusiasm for a fundraiser for his rowing club that he has commenced....to help raise funds that they have missed out on due to the pandemic.
- Carolynne Davis
Lunch was good...
- Jeremy Fisher
This week's good news stories
Lithgow's Sophie Quince shows you don't need an ATAR to achieve your career dreams
An aspiring legal eagle is reassuring Lithgow HSC students that there is more than one way to secure a place at university as she commences a law degree without an ATAR.
Panther pride as premier league ladies book grand final spot
It's the Panthers' 11th consecutive grand final and they're hoping to go back to back after their 2019 win against Orange CYMS'.
Big funding boosts for Lake Wallace and The Foundations Mill Pond
Fishing will now be an easier task for people of all abilities with the announcement of an all accessible fishing pontoon to be installed at Lake Wallace.
Do you have some good news you would like to share with us? Don't hesitate and send us an email.