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Your guide to what's happening in and around Harfield Village.

Your guide to what's happening in and around Harfield Village.

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If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
April, what a month it has been, Easter festivities, school break and the 2018 Harfield Village Carnival, which was an epic event, thank you to the HVA and in particular to the HVCID (Jenny Coleman, who needs a gold medal and a years break) for all the work and effort that was put into organising this great event. Thank you too, to our readers who supported the Carnival and especially those who visited us at the Norgarb Properties Stand – it is always great to see and hear from you. Remember you don’t have to wait until the next Carnival to say ''hi'', we are always available at the office, via email or on our Facebook Page.

This month's newsletter is packed with interesting articles from local business owners, upcoming events, promotions, competitions with prizes valued at over R3000.00, classifieds as well as exciting properties that are on the market, and much, much more.
THANK YOU TO LOCAL BUSINESSES
Norgarb Properties would like to thank all the local businesses who contributed goodies to their goody bags that were given out to our readers at the Harfield Village Carnival.
HARFIELD VILLAGE CARNIVAL 2018 MEMORIES
Below are some images from the 2018 Harfield Village Carnival, taken by local resident Madge Gibson. For these and many more great shots from the Carnival, via the HVCID and FOHVP, please visit our Gallery or tag yourself and friends in our Facebook Album.
DRIVE THROUGH AT BRADS GRILL
In other local news, the Harlyn Patrol and local resident Madge Gibson captured the extent of damage incurred by Brad's Grill when a motor vehicle collided into their building in the early hours of the morning, earlier this month.
The outside of the building, as well as two cars that were parked near the restaurant, were damaged.
Luckily the inside of the restaurant was not badly affected and Brad's Grill has been trading at full capacity since the incident. Builders will commence during this week with the repair work on the outside of the building.
BASKETS OF INSPIRATION FROM ALEXINE
Alexine is back, and you might have seen her walking through the Village. Once more local resident, Celeste Fortuin, is helping her to sell her goods, especially as, upon her arrival in Cape Town, she fell ill, she is doing better now and continues to sell her woven goods.

There are some new additions to Alexine’s range - lovely handbags and small bowls, as well as the existing baskets, table mats, and rugs.

If you would like to support Alexine, and purchase some of her baskets or other goods please contact her on +27 (72) 739-9746‬.

Celeste would also like to thank all of those in the community who have supported Alexine over the last year!
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our March Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.

- Cecile Higgs from Kenilworth, receives a free eye test to the value of R365 from Spectacle Warehouse.
- Candice Jansen from Lansdowne, receives a free security consultation as well as a ladies fragrance valued at almost R1000 from Nuteck Security Solutions.
- Anton Kurten from Plumstead, receives a R250 meal voucher from Ragamuffin Curry.
WIN AN EYE TEST @ R365
Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store offering eye care and eye-wear requirements. They also provide an optometric eye care service which includes comprehensive visual assessments by registered optometrists. This month they are again, giving away a free eye test to the value of R365.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays Please book your appointment in advance.
WIN A MARKETING PACKAGE OF YOUR CHOICE @ R2500
Newly listed, Glimmer Online is offering one lucky winner the choice of one of the following:
1. Free Logo Design or
2. Social media strategy and content plan for one month or
3. Email Marketing strategy and mailer design once off.
Enter now for your chance to win this awesome prize. * t's and c's apply.
WIN AN OGGI GIFT VOUCHER @ R250
A new season calls for a change in your active gear! Oggi Activewear is your one-stop shop for all your running, yoga, dancewear, swimwear and active gear.
This month Oggi Activewear is giving away a gift voucher valued of R250 to spend on any Oggi branded gear in-store.
* t's and c's apply
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on the 11 May 2018.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
POPULAR SAYINGS
We thought our readers might enjoy the odd brain teaser about the origin of certain sayings, so what better way to “break the ice” than this one!
feature articles
TO STERILISE OR NOT
Is it really a question?
This month’s article will focus on sterilization. Why we should sterilise our pets, when to do it, what the procedure entails and the possible long-term effects it has on your pet.

Next month, we look into more details of what to expect when your pet goes into theatre.

Read the full article by Kenilworth Vet, here.
WATER - WHICH IS BEST?
We are all aware that we should drink 1½ to 2 litres of water per day. The question is, which water is best.
Tap water, Bottled water, still or sparkling? And then there are the flavoured waters which taste so much better. Mineral water, surely that comes with added benefits, is that one best?
Water is the best hydration liquid, but there are quite a few varieties to choose from. Kim Hofmann explains more here.
HARFIELD VILLAGE NEEDS YOU
It is a proven fact that the environment influences our behaviour and thinking patterns. Living near, or commuting through, the visual litter that has become the norm around our railway lines, seems an appalling manner for people to start and end their working day or gain entrance into our neighbourhood.

In 2002 over 200 trees were planted starting from Harfield and continued right through to Kenilworth station, to beautify the area. In 2012 an Annual Harfield Railway Clean-up was started on 1st Sunday in May has now become a tradition. We are looking for volunteers from the community to arrive at Kenilworth Station equipped with black bags and gloves – and sturdy walking shoes (no open sandals) to join us in this worthy cause. We will all arrive at Harfield Station 2 hours later leaving a clean and neat section of railway line behind us.

Should you not be able to attend please consider donating funds for about 15 labourers employed on the day to assist with weed eating, branch chopping, collecting and delivering the full bags to the collection point.

Read more about this year's annual railway clean-up here.
REPORT BACK FROM THE HVCID
The 2018, Harfield Village Carnival was held on Saturday, 14 April.
It was a huge success with over 160 vendors trading and an estimated 15 000 people that attended during the course of the day.
The HVCID committee would like to thank a number of people.
Firstly the residents of the Village. Carnival day can be frustrating with road closures and vendors set up right outside your house. We thank you for your patience and understanding and hope you enjoyed the day.
We would also like to thank all our sponsors, without them we would not have been able to cover the expenses that are incurred with organising an event like this.
A big thank you as well to all the volunteers who worked so hard on the day acting as marshals, taking photographs and selling raffle tickets.
We are balancing the books and will soon be able to advise residents of the total funds raised for our security camera initiative.
BROCCOLI SALAD WITH CREAMY CURRY DRESSING
Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares a Broccoli salad with creamy curry dressing.
THE MAY GARDEN
Mulching is an excellent way to benefit your plants in making the most of the water you give them, as it prevents evaporation. Autumn is the perfect time for mulching as there are plenty leaves lying around and available!
Instead of throwing them out, layer them into your compost, use them on top of your garden beds or in your pots. Click here for the May plant list by Patchwork.
ED & LILLY NEED A LOVING HOME
Brace yourselves, they don't get cuter than Ed and Lilly!
These two adorable little pups are up for adoption. They are both about 4/5 months old and even though they are a small breed, they have big personalities. Both pups get on super well with other dogs and cats. It is not necessary that they are adopted together, but they must go to a home with either another dog to play with and/or someone must be home for at least part of the day. They are sterilised, vaccinated and chipped – so, ready for their new homes.
 
These pups are being fostered at the moment, in Rondebosch. Should you wish to meet them (but be prepared as they are irresistible). Please contact Tamsyn from the Animal Rescue Organisation on 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za. Adoptions rules apply.
STRENGTH TRAINING FOR ATHLETES

Attention runners, cyclists, athletes:
You may think that you don’t need resistance training, but you are likely wrong (or at the very least missing out). Resistance/weight training will make you stronger, which will translate into better power output - this means you can go harder and faster.
It can also strengthen up your stabilising muscles (core, hips, shoulders, etc) which may prevent you from getting injured.
Do I have your attention? Good, now read the full article by Claremont Chiropractic.
THE HUMANE MOLE CONTROL
Don’t make mountains out of mole hills! In fact, if you have a mole issue, take it as a compliment - it means there’s good things going on in your soil and an abundance of earthworms.
But moles can damage your garden. Ande Ter Moshuizen shares some of the most humane ways to deter them. Read more here.
HOW TO HANDLE A BREAK-UP WITH YOUR BOND
Every buyer goes through a “honeymoon” period when their monthly bond repayment seems a small price to pay for the pleasures of home ownership.
The romance however, can sour rapidly if that instalment becomes a burden - which can happen quite easily due to your work hours being cut back, the necessity of having to buy a new car, or an addition to the family. All of these puts new demands on your household budget. BetterLife explains more. Read more here.
PSYCHOPATHY
In today’s unequal, materialistic society where poverty is rife, psychopaths are all around us! They don’t have to be violent, criminally-minded types (although they often are!) but can be fully-functioning, self-made individuals.
What then, is a modern-day psychopath, and how do their brains differ from the ‘norm’? Click here for the full article by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
new businesses listed
Glimmer Online is a Social Media and Public Relations consultancy for new and small brands and is run by local Harfield Village resident Toni-lee Crowster.
Services include Social Media, Public Relations/Brand Awareness, Email Marketing, Web Design and Management, Photography and Videography as well as Creative Design.
Glimmer Online can help your business grow! Find out more here.
updated businesses
BEGINNERS DRESSMAKING COURSE

10% Discount for the 13-week Beginners & Beyond Dressmaking Course at Fine Feathers Sewing School.
- Acquire a useful skill.
- Make clothing from patterns.
- Work at your own pace, with individual attention in small friendly classes.
- Morning or Evening Classes available.
BRAD'S GRILL MOTHER'S DAY TRADITION
Brad's Grill have a Mother's Day tradition where they are open for both a lunch and dinner sitting. Treat your special lady to a wonderful meal. Contact them on 021 6712527 to make your reservation.
CALLING ALL HARFIELD VILLAGE BUSINESS OWNERS

Toni from, newly listed Glimmer Online is offering Harfield based businesses a 3-month social media management and marketing strategy package.
Which also includes:
  • Development and creation of one emailer per month for the 3 months
  • Website audit/ brand awareness audit
  • 10 high res images for use on social media platforms and website
All of this for R3000 - Must commence in either May or June.
Upcoming Events
Dear Harfield Residents and Friends

Join the Friends of Harfield Parks with your family and friends on SUNDAY 6th MAY 2018 for two hours for the Annual Railway Line Clean Up. Meet at Kenilworth Station at 08h30.

What will we do?
Walk along both sides of the railway line to Harfield Station collecting litter and broken glass, removing weeds, and trimming grass and trees.

Please bring:
Black bags, buckets (for broken glass), gloves, drinking water, sunscreen, hat and a rain jacket (just in case…).
See you there!
TRAVEL WRITING COURSE
Hit the road to adventure and creativity on this course led by James Bainbridge, a Lonely Planet author with 15 years' experience.
He'll cover everything from research techniques and honing your prose to media industry insights and selling your stories, with inspiration from passages by great travel writers.
Booking is essential as places are limited, details below.
WHERE: Callow House, opp Christ Church, Richmond Rd, Upper Kenilworth (near Kenilworth train station)
WHEN: Friday 11th May, 9am - 5pm.
COST: R1000 per person; R500 deposit payable on booking
CONTACT: jamesbains.travel@gmail.com, 073 335 1196
Click here for more information.
PLATTER DECORATING EVENING
Colleena Ceramics invites you to a night of creativity.
Platter evenings consist of working in wet clay that has been placed in a mould or on a board. Decorate your own platter with a design/style of your choice, using stamps to create a pattern, by drawing freely or building out with clay.
The next platter evenings will take place: 17, 24 & 31st May (7 - 10pm)
For bookings/more information please email: colleenaceramics@gmail.com
When Cranes Cry - (1 - 5 May) The Baxter Theatre
The Script SA Tour - (2 May) Grand West Casino
Womb Of Fire - (18 April - 5 May) The Baxter Theatre
Travel Writing Course - (7 May - 11 May) Cape Town
VWS Trail Challenge - (13 May) Cape Town
The Dino Expo - (18 - 20 May) Kenilworth
Table Mountain Cableway Kidz Season ( 27 April - 24 September) Cape Town
Maze World at Imhoff Farm (Tuesdays - Sundays) Kommetjie
Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm (Mondays - Sundays) Simondium
Clay Cafe (Open everyday) Hout Bay
Grace Notes Opera - (6 May) Paarl
Usana Farm Feast - (12 - 13 May) Stellenbosch
Franschhoek Literary Festival - (18 - 20 May) Franschhoek
Genadendal Classics Festival - (25 - 27 May) Greyton
Karen Zoid - (27 May) Franschhoek Cellar
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Animal Rescue Organisation Charity Shop in Bergvliet is looking for volunteers to help on a Saturday morning and occasionally a morning/afternoon shift during the week.

If you enjoy interacting with people and would like to give back to animals in need then please contact Tamsyn on 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za. Full training is provided.
principals pen
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Harfield Village - Absolutely Unique And Like Hens Teeth (R1 725 000)
House in Claremont Village - Special Home With Child-friendly Garden (R2 695 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Harfield Village - Be The Host & Impress Your Friends (R3 295 000)
House in Claremont - Love At First Sight (R2 995 000)
House in Kenilworth - Spacious 2 Bedroom, with separate flatlet (R2 995 000)
House in Kenilworth - Step back in Time with this spacious semi-Victorian (R2 850 000)
House in Harfield Village - Happy In Harfield (R2 695 000)
House in Claremont - Fall in love (R2 200 000)
Flat/ Apartment in Kenilworth - Sunny and secure one bed flat in well-maintained block (R1 250 000)
COMING SOON:
Character Cottage in Claremont - 2 big bedrooms, beautiful wooden floors, high ceilings, fireplace & garden (R2 100 000)
Character cottage in Harfield Village – Mountain view, 2 beds, 1 big bathroom, small manageable garden with built in braai, open plan kitchen, wood floors and GARAGE! (R2 200 000)
Cottage in Harfield Village - Secure double 3 beds, 2 baths (MES), private garden, 2 x secure parking, sought after street (R2 450 000)

Townhouse in Harfield Village – Perfection! Modern, Secure, 2 beds, 1 bath, guest loo, open plan living/kitchen with flow to private garden plus garage. Just move in! (R2 495 000)
Home in Claremont - Spacious family home close to train park. (R3 495 000)

Large house/plus granny flat and so much more! Kenilworth/Harfield Village – 3 Beds, 3 baths, 1 study PLUS 1 sizable fully contained granny flat, pool, deck, outdoor entertainment area, garden, garage plus 3 x secure parking – WOW!! (R3 900 000)
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If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
Office Tel: 021 674 1120
Lew Norgarb: Harfield Village - 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za
Jeanette Kroon: Wynberg - 082 370 7797 - jeanette@norgarb.co.za
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
27 April - Freedom Day
1 May - International Labour Day
13 May - Mothers Day
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