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Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

December 2016
Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
‘Tis the Season to be jolly…..
The end of the year is upon us and what an eventful year it has been. Looking back we would like to thank our readers for their continuous support and feedback, our generous sponsors for all the prizes that were donated and our article contributors for making our newsletter and blog a little more interesting and for offering advice to our community.
Below is an overview of our sponsors for 2016.
Harfield Village Guest Villa Rosmead SuperSpar Fat Harry's
Oggi Activewear Ink Station
Home Bar Spectacle Warehouse Carte-Blanche
Knead - Palmyra Junction Julip Landscaping Twigs with Beans
Juice Works - by Michelle Mace Norgarb Properties Banana Jam Cafe
MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
With a saddened heart we report of a local resident who, on the 16 December 2016 at approximately 4:00am, was stabbed to death. A house robbery gone wrong resulted in a friend and neighbour losing his life while bravely attempting to fight off the burglars and protect his family..
Our sincere condolences to his family and friends of this brave man.
Cape Town – Steven Otter, the communications and community liaison for Transport for Cape Town, was killed in a house robbery in Harfield Village early on Friday morning. His death was confirmed by an emotional city mayoral committee member Brett Herron.
Western Cape police said a 43-year-old man was killed during "an apparent house robbery" in Claremont. "Further information will be released at a later stage once the preliminary investigation has been concluded," said Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.It is understood Otter woke up to find men in his Cambridge Street home and died while defending himself and his family. - News 24, Jenna Etheridge
Steven Otter is also known for living in Khayelitsha for a year while writing his book " Khayelitsha: Umlungu in a Township". Click here to find out more about his book. See the video below where he revisits the township years later.
Back to Khayelitsha with Steven Otter
From the Harfield Village Association Facebook Group:
Steven's funeral is this Friday at the Claremont Baptist Church, 39 Cook Rd, Claremont. 1.30pm for 2pm. Please call his partner's sister Melody Williams on 082 773 2241 for more information.
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HOME FOR A FURRY FRIEND - Roxy the Foxy!
This delightful one year old girl is ready for her furr-ever home. She is a husky cross, fun loving, full of life and extremely intelligent who needs daily exercise. Roxy happily entertains herself with toys and chasing bugs in the garden. She adores people and is good with kids but enjoys her independence as well. She is obedient and walks both on and off a lead beautifully. We think she may chase cats based on her love of birds and squirrels when out on her daily walk. We are however, not entirely sure. She is fully grown, sterilised and ready for the next chapter in her life.If you would like Roxy to join your family, please contact Tamsyn 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za
Thank you to each and every one who took part in our surveys which were highlighted in our November Newsletter. Your input has been well received and we ensure you of our best intention to implement the suggested changes and updates. We are exceptionally pleased that the majority of you are happy with what we are achieving within the community through our website and on our Facebook page.
We are pleased to report that most of our readers have already received their 2017 Norgarb Properties Calendar. For those who did not and requested one, please keep an eye on your letterbox as one will be delivered in the not too distant future.
Should you not have completed our survey but would like a calendar please email info@norgarb.co.za or you can download and print your own copy by clicking here.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to Michele Logan from Plumstead who won a R500 cash prize from Norgarb Properties for participating in their Calendar Research Survey.
Also Gillian Faichnie, Charlene Eccles, Renae Logston and Marcelle Warburg all of Harfield Village as well as Susan Jack of Kenilworth, who each won a R100 cash prize from Norgarb Properties.
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FUN FACTS ABOUT CATS
As we are all in a festive mood with Christmas and the holidays looming, Kenilworth Vet thought it would be great to end the year off with some fun facts about cats! So click here to find out why your furry friend does some of those crazy things you see the do!
TO SIGN OR NOT TO SIGN
With wedding season in full swing STBB Claremont takes a look at Antenuptial Contracts.
To avoid misunderstandings at this very romantic time in your life it is necessary to understand what legislation dictates. Read through this interesting and informative article by clicking here.
FESTIVE FUN, FOOD AND FAMILY
Kim Hofmann, our local dietician, explores wonderful ways to prepare and make food fun for the whole family. Have a look at some of her fantastic ideas by clicking here.
UPDATE IN MODUS OPERANDI
Criminals are getting braver, taking greater risks rendering burglar alarms alone insufficient to protect your home and ensure the safety of your family. Princeton Armed Response highlight new points of entry and how you can minimise the risk of a break-in. Read their article here.
EVERY DROP HELPS
The Friends of Harfield Parks request residents to assist by carrying buckets of water (preferably grey water) to the park to help water the plants and trees thereby assisting them to survive the hot and dry summer.
To help keep the moisture from evaporating a deep mulch is to be added around all the plants. Donations for mulch would be greatly appreciated!
ROAD SAFETY TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
Whether you are travelling long distance or just in and around the city, the HVCID highlight some very important road safety tips for you this festive season. Click here to read the complete article.
THE AGENT WITH THE WINNING RECIPE
Lyn Staples from Norgarb Properties, shares a delicious recipe especially for those who want to step into a healthy approach to the New Year after the festive season feasting. Click here for her quick- and-easy Crustless Courgette-Carrot Quiche Squares recipe.
CREATIVELY SAVING WATER
This month the Patchwork Group ask you to share your creative water saving tips with us, they also have a great list of which water-wise plants to plant this month. See more here.
CAN YOU FEEL THE YEAR END IN YOUR BONES?
Dr Murray McDonald from the Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre shares four great tips that may have you swinging from the chandeliers yet again. These simple adjustments that you can make in your everyday life will prevent sore shoulders and back pain. Click here for the full story.
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On behalf of the Norgarb Properties team, I would like to sincerely thank our readers for their continued interest in this Norgarb powered newsletter.
Also a HUGE thank you to Symantha, who continuously strives to improve our content and grow our readership.
Lastly just to echo the words mentioned earlier, another big thank you to all the local businesses who have supported us by means of sponsorship or put in time and effort to deliver us articles each month to publish.
To all our readers and partners, may you have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday and we look forward to connecting in 2017.
Regards
Lew
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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD
FOR SALE
House in Rondebosch (R5 950 000) - NESTLING ON THE SLOPES OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
House in Kenilworth (R4 600 000) - COUNTRY FEEL
House in Harfield Village (R1 950 000) - HIDDEN TREASURE
Flat in Claremont (R1 120 000) - JUST MOVE IN AND ENJOY
House in Claremont (R4 700 000) - LYNFRAE - LOADS OF HOUSE AND GARDEN FOR CHILDREN
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Townhouse in Kenilworth
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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
From the Norgarb Property and Harfield Village Online team we would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy festive season. We trust that you will spend time with loved ones and enjoy the family time. Be safe! See you in the New Year.
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