August 1 2014 - 6:00AM GALLERY: The week that was in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west MUDGEE: The photographers from the Cudgegong Camera Club visited Mudgee Observatory on Tuesday night for an evening of star photography Photo by Amber HooperNARROMINE: Narromine Public School celebrates Education Week.ORANGE: Eight staff members from the Byng Street Cafe and Local Store, including Rick Armstrong, were sent home on Saturday and customers were turned away due to the blackout. Photo STEVE GOSCHCOONAMBLE: A Dubbo woman was thrilled to meet her culinary idol when internationally-renowned pastry chef Adriano Zumbo visited his hometown of Coonamble on Saturday.BATHURST: League fans descend on Bathurst to watch the NRL match at Carrington Park last weekend.PARKES: The official start of the new Parkes Hospital - with the sod turning ceremony. Pictured are from left, Dr Robin Williams (Chair, Western NSW Local Health District), local MP, Troy Grant, Health Minister Jillian Skinner, Parkes Mayor Ken Keith, and co-chairs of the Lachlan Health Service, Malcolm Stacey and Dan Herbert.ORANGE: Work on the $3.5 million expansion to theatres, recovery bays and the day surgery area of Dudley Private Hospital is well on the way to being completed.BATHURST: Australia’s leading forestry and logistics service providers are working together on a three-year deal for the export of approximately 175,000 tonnes of timber per annum from the Bathurst region.BATHURST: Children from Elizabeth Chifley Preschool had the chance to experience live music in All Saints' Cathedral on Wednesday.LITHGOW: There is obvious progress being made on the construction of the new indoor heated pool at the Lithgow Aquatic Centre with the steel framework being erected in quick time this week.BATHURST: Rick Foster, pictured with his daughter Charlotte, will ride from Port Augusta to Bathurst to raise awareness of Crohn's disease.BATHURST: The biodiversity corridor at Rahamim Ecological Learning Community is even richer following a mass planting on Thursday in celebration of National Tree Day.BATHURST: Two baby sugar gliders have finally been released back into the wild after receiving months of care. The pair were rescued in January when they were discovered by a man bushwalking east of Bathurst.COWRA: Hundreds wined and dined at Cowra Wine Show's public tasting on Saturday, July 26.DUBBO: A major milestone was achieved in the construction of the $290 million Nyngan solar plant with the installation of the first solar photovoltaic (PV) nodules.DUBBO: A new sign sharing one of the many secrets of the beautiful Macquarie River has been installed next to a viewing platform at Sir Roden Cutler Park.DUBBO: Kristie McLeenan is devastated after thieves stole her wallet, containing her engagement ring, from her car on Saturday.DUBBO: Mayor Mathew Dickerson launching the new city signs with Shirley Wilson and Rod Towney from the Dubbo Aboriginal Workers Party and councillors John Walkom, Ben Shields and Greg Mohr.WELLINGTON: Wellington's Benny Barrett takes part in a fundraiser for far west farmers.ORANGE: Ethan Townsend was among the volunteers who turned out on Saturday morning to plant trees in the wildlife corridor between Spring and McLachlan streets. Photo MARK LOGANFORBES: Forbes residents had the chance to see a 1960s national icon, the Southern Aurora Heritage Express, arrive at the railway station on Saturday morning.FORBES: Kelly Bowden and Aileen Allen shared the honour of Aboriginal Person of the Year at last Thursday’s Community NAIDOC Celebrations Event at South Circle Oval.FORBES: Parkes, Forbes and Peak Hill catholic school teachers during the stop work meeting held in Forbes this week.FORBES: Two-year-old twins Jock and Josie Townsend enjoyed the new facilities at the Apex Lakeside Park last weekend.MUDGEE: The Mudgee Joey Scouts held their annual fun day on the weekend, encouraging members of the community to come along, take part in some activities and see what the scouts are all about.NARROMINE: Central West local, Kayla Kopp, has won the lamb section in the recent 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) competition.ORANGE: Nicole Sugden, with Penny, has been nominated by Orange’s Tidy Towns Committee for the 2014 Young Legends Award. Photo STEVE GOSCHORANGE: Seven RFS vehicles, pictured with Canobolas Zone manager David Hoadley and infrastructure and assets co-ordinator Arthur Sharp (back) have been retired, to be auctioned to the highest bidder next month.ORANGE: An 18-lot subdivision has commenced at the former bluestone quarry off Racecourse Road. Photo: STEVE GOSCHORANGE: New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons was on hand at the region west staff conference in Orange on Wednesday. Several staff members were rewarded with long service medals.TweetFacebook of The week that was in the central westThe photos which tell the stories of the past seven days in your regionfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsFollow 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.