To cap off the week and bring some positivity to the world, each Friday we're collecting and sharing the best good news of the week from around the Lithgow area.
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Some positive news from the Lithgow community this week.
It's not everyday someone turns 103 years-old.
Lithgow's oldest resident continues to feather in the cap of the community, recently celebrating her 103rd birthday and Lithgow Mayor, Ray Thompson had the privilege of wishing Dulcie Kearns a happy birthday recently.
Mayor Thompson invites anyone in the Local Government Area who knows someone who is reaching the 100 year or over milestone to contact his assistant Trinity Newton at Council
Dog reunited with owner
This friendly pup was roaming around looking lost at 7Eleven and Lithgow McDonald's on Wednesday evening, November 18.
A local took to Facebook in the hope to find its owner and thanks to the power of social media, Mia the kelpie was reunited with her owner safe and sound.
After being shut to fix their ovens, locals are rejoicing that Bills Old Fashioned Cakes and Pies have re-opened.
One particular local, Tom Strasser took to Facebook to rejoice, posting, "As many will be aware of by now, Bill's Bakery in Main Street is open again..... which is very good news....a large variety of cakes and pies and the place is running like clockwork,".
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Orange based business opens up shop front in Lithgow after online sales boost for supplements
The power of a click.
A deluge of online sales from Lithgow residents has attracted Orange-based business owner Nathan Swan to open another of his supplement businesses in Lithgow's Main Street.
How many Santa hats will be bobbing about Hartley Village this year?
FUN, free and festive.
That's how photographer Karen Edwards' describes the annual Great Santa Hat Challenge she organises in Hartley.
For its fourth year in a row the challenge will return to Hartley Historic Village on Sunday, December 13.
NSW homes can have 30 visitors for Xmas
A swathe of restrictions introduced in NSW to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19 will be eased next week as the festive season gets underway.
The number of visitors allowed in homes will increase from 20 to 30 while cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs will be allowed to double their capacity with one person allowed per two square metres.
Grippers become the 2020 Winter Table Tennis Competition champions
The Lithgow Table Tennis Association's annus horribilis has ended on a bright note, with the outcome of a hard-fought Summer Competition Grand Final going down to the last rubber.
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