July 11 2014 - 6:00AM GALLERY: The week that was in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west CANOWINDRA: With sold out shows over the last few weeks, the cast of 'TC and AJ Talent Scouts' are warming up for their most important performance yet- raising money for the Moorbel fire brigade. After a fire destroyed equipment last month, the cast will now hold one final show to help the brigade replace much-need equipment.ORANGE: Hospital, Country Club and Jack Brabham Park users will have better access to parking and facilities within a year after Orange City Council, the state government and stakeholders pooled $5 million to improve the Bloomfield precinct. Of those funds, $1.12 million will be spent on reopening access from Huntley Road, including a turning lane and internal road upgrades. The state government will contribute $460,000, the council will cover $485,000 and the Orange Ex-Services’ Club will contribute $175,000.COWRA: Businesses in Railway Lane will remain open during the closure of the lane for an entire day next week for the final stage of the development. The final stage of the Railway Lane redevelopment will see asphalting of the road surface and conversion from overhead to underground power for the lane on Tuesday, July 15.ORANGE: Peppa Pig LIVE! Treasure Hunt puppet show had children jumping up and down in their seats at Orange Civic Theatre on Tuesday, but left some parents wondering what all the fuss was about.GRENFELL: The arts were well represented at the 2014 Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts, and music was no exception. Buskers adorned Main Street once again this year with the high quality of performers making the judges decision very difficult.ORANGE: With the construction of the Anzac Park BMX track underway, the adage of one man’s trash becoming another man’s treasure has certainly rung true. Even with a $25,000 state government grant and a $50,000 outlay from Orange City Council, the project has struggled to attract the remaining funds in recent years.COWRA: Farmers are generally a helpful bunch, and that was certainly true recently when two truckloads of hay were sent north to help out some struggling mates. Originally from Cowra and now based in Forbes, woolbroker Ken McFeeters and his colleague at Jermalong Wool, David Quirk were behind the initiative that saw 40 large square bales hit the road.ORANGE: Kirsty Nitto’s life was thrown into chaos after a fire ripped through a Maxwell Avenue unit complex on Friday night, three days after she moved in. The 24-year-old lived in the unit next to that of teenager Jacob Donovan, who also lost everything in the fire, and her future was now in the hands of Housing NSW.CANOWINDRA: Now in their seventh year, Canowindra will have the chance to hear the unique sounds of the Tim Clarkson Trio when they visit the region this weekend. Strongly recommended by Mitchell Conservatorium and Orange Regional Conservatorium , All Saints' Church has become a favourite venue for mainly classical musicians over the past few years. But a change is in the wind.ORANGE: Parts of the Lake Canobolas bike track could be open to the public by the end of winter, with work progressing well. Central West Off Road Bicycle Club treasurer Grant Dowell said the first two sections of the cross country track had been constructed, but more work was needed to smooth them out before they were available to the public.BLAYNEY: Saturday night at the Royal Hotel, post Blayney Bears v Orange CYMS matches, including the Old Boys clash for the Michael ‘Huck’ Hornby Memorial Trophy.ORANGE: A keen fisherman has pushed for the clean-up of Blackman’s Swamp Creek in Moulder Park following the dumping of more rubbish. Orange Trout Acclimatisation Society member Kevin Laughton has inspected the waterway several times and says it is choked with reeds and rubbish, including shopping trolleys, bottles and plastic.COWRA: He's got the passport waiting for its first stamp, the plane tickets safely tucked away and the suitcase to be filled- London bound Brody Hannan is ready. In less than a fortnight the year 12 student at Cowra High School will take his place among only seven other Australian students chosen to attend the London International Youth Science Forum.WELLINGTON: Police are investigating after a house caught alight in Wellington on Thursday morning. DUBBO: Bundjalong Goannas, North Rivers- Front: Sasha Harrington (coach), Naomi Robinson, Karri Williams, Kathleen Byrne, Mekeely Heron. Back: Joda Moran, Suellen Pursche (coach), Isaachar Fraser, Ciara Clemens. Photo: LOUISE DONGESDUBBO: Dubbo-based Constable Natalie Grace, NSW Police administration officer Melissa Clow and Inspector Gemini Bakos launch celebrations in the Orana region to mark 100 years of women in policing in NSW. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE.DUBBO: Owner James Riley, field worker Neil Dawes, owner Robery Riley and assets manager of Forestry Corporation Geoff Coggins. Photo: LOUISE DONGDUBBO: Matthew McKechnie, Anthea Hosking, Bella Vizintin, Harry Stringer, Ella Stringer, Robert Pollock, Zarek Berger and Zayden Berger with Joel Rapaport. Photo: LOUISE DONGESCDUBBO: "I prefer to wear shorts. I guess it would be a bit cold today without a jumper on." - Sam Beal NARROMINE: USMC president, Tony Barlow and Taxi employee Judy Barlow.NARROMINE: Phil Carney raises the flag with help from Leighton and Brendon, Mayor of Narromine Shire, Bill McAnally and Councillor Ruth CarneyNARROMINE: Doris Cottee with a photo and the history of the Rajan Quilt.BATHURST: Michelle Hahn and her daughter Caleigh were excited to see Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt yesterday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK WELLINGTON: A confronting photo. It indicates the young man had no chance.BATHURST: Stuart Peel is currently leading the pack in the Western Advocate’s NRL footy tipping competition. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK BATHURST: Road safety expert Matt Irvine and learner drivers Jenna Donno, Rosie Hogan and Leah Pentecost check out some of the cars P-platers will soon be able to drive. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK BATHURST: Woolly Up Your World tutor Fiona Howle and workshop participant Sophie Baker, nine, show off their yarn bombing creations yesterday. Photo: PHILL MURRAY LITHGOW: From left are Craig Denyer, Daryl Egan, Nick King, Ron Lincoln, Michael Stanley, John Ringwood, Barbara Orr, Garry Carr, Tony Rawson, Peter Little, Ian Kelly, Patty Brooks (Vigor), Trevor Langlands, Christine Leighton (Gibbons), Beryl Bennett (Case), Jan Weaver (Davis), Yvonne Know (Brewer), Janet Miles and Mark Childe. Photos: AMY CURRAN PHOTOGRAPHYMUDGEE: Cowra Kelpie breeder Steve Weymann, says there are not enough trained dogs available to meet demand from buyers, but farmers would do well to invest time in training for working dog handlingTweetFacebook of The week that was in the central westThe photographs which tell the story of your region over the past seven daysfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsFollow us Comments Discuss "GALLERY: The week that was in the central west" Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.