Your guide to what is happening in and around the village.

Your guide to what is happening in and around the village.

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February 2017
Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.

In true February style, it has most definitely been warm of late with little to no rain, not good for our water supply as we are rapidly running out of drinking water. We continue to urge you to save water where you can and as often as you can. Cape Town is currently running on level 3B water restrictions; find out more about what exactly that entails by clicking here.
We have fantastic prizes to give away in this month’s Norgarb lucky draw. Entry is free and all you need to do is answer 10 questions in the survey below. Thank you to VIVA! Mexican Restaurant & Bar and Twigs with Beans for their generous support of the prize vouchers.
As usual, we have some interesting and insightful articles contributed by local business owners. We are also happy to welcome three new contributors on board. All these articles can be found on our blog along with all previous articles from every newsletter that we have sent out.
Find out what new businesses have listed and if you suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) be sure to check out our events section so that you don’t miss out.
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE
Harfield Village appeared in the newspaper lately where some of our local estate agents including Lew Norgarb, of Norgarb Properties were asked what they love about Harfield Village. Should you wish to see the full version please click here.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A TREE HUGGER
Be a part of something meaningful, join the Friends of Harfield Parks for as little as R25 per month you can contribute maintaining and beautifying our parks.
Funds raised are used to fund labour (weeding & cleaning) and make improvements (irrigation, gym equipment, flower & vegetable beds, etc.) in all four Village parks (Surrey, Hampstead, Princes, Purley). Payments can be made via a monthly debit order or by SnapScan, click here to complete a Membership form and join this worthy cause.
R650 WORTH OF PRIZES ARE UP FOR GRABS! COMPLETE OUR SURVEY TO ENTER THE COMPETITION
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VIVA! Mexican Bar and Kitchen Twigs with Beans
Completing the survey gets you an entry into our latest Harfield Village Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.
This month one lucky winner will receive a R500.00 meal voucher from VIVA! Mexican Kitchen & Bar, which has very recently opened in 2nd Avenue. Find out more about them in our business listings section a little further down.
Another lucky winner will receive a R150.00 voucher from Twigs with Beans.
Please note that the draw takes place on the 10th March 2017.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
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All of the articles featured in our newsletter are readily available on our Blog. Click here to be redirected.
DOG DOO
"COPROPHAGIA" - Is probably one of the most revolting behaviours a dog owner will have to deal with.
Kenilworth Vet shares some explanations as to some dogs, particularly young dogs do this. Click here for the full story.
LOVE IT OR HATE IT - AIRBNB
‘AirBnB’, has very fast become a familiar term although triggering mixed emotions. STBB receive quite a number of queries regarding short term leasing of premises, particularly in a sectional title and homeowners’ association schemes (HOA) via the AirBnB online platform. The concerns range from irritation and queries regarding legality thereof, on the one hand, to questions regarding SARS’ interest in the activity on the other. If you do or are thinking about making use of 'AirBnB' to rent out a room, flat, house etc. then you need to read this first. STBB Claremont is always there to assist should you require legal advice.
LOVE AND FOOD
Show your significant other that you care at any time of year by making a romantic dinner at home!
Click here to see Kim Hofmann’s romantic menu, complete with three courses that are healthy, nutritious and in no way boring or bland.
CATCH UP WITH FOHP
The Friends of Harfield Parks (FOHP) recently held a work party in Princes Park this is the first of many that they intend to host this year. Their aim is to promote organic practices in composting and mulching and use natural fertilisers to increase the biodiversity in our parks.
They also share some insight as to the legalities of cutting down mature trees.
Click here to read more including how you can adopt a baby tree in one of our parks, assist in supplying the birds with water and pick up any glass you may see on your walks in the parks.
Join the Friends of Harfield Parks by printing, completing and returning a membership form available by clicking here.
THE REAL COST OF FALSE ALARMS
The HVCID has unfortunately again seen a steady increase of false alarms in the Village.
This is when an alarm system is triggered and activated by causes OTHER than a burglary, or an attempted burglary, or a panic button, or duress code activated with genuine intent.
Click here to find out why it is important to prevent false alarms, you could save a life.
ALMOND DELIGHT
Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe, shares another fast and fabulous recipe.
Click here to find the Almond Biscuit recipe, super easy to make and delicious, most importantly they will be ready in a little over 30 minutes.
RESPONSIBLE PLANTING
While the Patchwork Group always encourages growing your own vegetables, they also champion the use of recycled (grey) water.
So click here to see what to plant this month and remember that we are indeed a community in the midst of a terrible water shortage, save water where you can and encourage others to do the same.
DONKEY AWARENESS
This month the Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO) shares some background information on the latest craze in China, EJIAO - a by-product of boiled and soaked donkey skins. The demand has led to the horrific slaughter of thousands of donkeys in South Africa recently. Find out more about this story as well as information on how you can help by clicking here.
BOOST YOUR BRAIN
Are you paying attention? This is a question posed by a local Harfield resident and UCT neuroscientist Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
It is that time of year when most of us have forgotten those New Year's resolutions whether it was to give up smoking, eat more healthily, join a gym (and actually set foot on the treadmill!) or to be a better person toward our loved-ones.
Click here to read her article on how to boost your brain’s attention, willpower and self-control.
LOOK BETTER IN 5 SECONDS
You see your crush walking towards you - you have 5 seconds to look your best. What do you do? Dr Murray McDonald from the Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre offers the solution.
Click here to find out how to look better and feel better, you don't want to miss out on this advice.
DIY ANT SOLUTION
New to our articles section we have Andre and Lucia, Norgarb Properties Agents, who will be contributing DIY tips and advice to our newsletter.
Their first article is an eco-friendly, chemical-free ant deterrent recipe.
Click here to rid yourself of ants.
HOW TO FINANCE A PROPERTY BOUGHT ON AUCTION
BetterLife is also a new contributor to our newsletters. We would like to thank them for coming on board and we are sure that you will find their articles interesting and useful.
Their first article offers advice and various options to consider before purchasing a property on auction. Click here for the full article.
Anne-Marie Bamber is Norgarb Properties dedicated Home Loans Consultant. She has over 15 years’ experience in assisting clients with their Home Loan needs and has placed many happy families in their dream homes.
Contact her today for no cost stress-free home-buying.
Tel: 021 851 1731 / Cell: 082 071 1665 / Email: Anne-Marie.Bamber@Betterlife.co.za
Click this link to read more about Anne-Marie.
new businesses listed
White Rabbit Yoga, based in Claremont, offers an ideal way to achieve those new year's fitness goals by combining running and yoga.

The group meets twice a week. Each session begins with a light stretch, followed by a 50-minute run/walk and ends of with a 45-minute vinyasa class… find out more about what is on offer at White Rabbit Yoga by clicking here.
Claremont-based, Stuff by Jools offer novelty gifting products that feature cartoony characters (some with a slightly adult flavour) and quirky pun titles.
Mugs, calendars, mouse pads, coasters and fridge magnets are some of the products that are on offer.
Find out more about Stuff by Jools by clicking here.
Have just opened their doors on 2nd Avenue. And they're probably the BEST Tex-Mex on the Planet, serving unique & tantalisingly delicious flavours of real and vibrant Tex-Mex cooking. Handcrafted Botanas, Nachos, Tacos, Burritos & more.
Pop in for a FEAST to remember, share a jug of Frozen Margarita & eat with your hands. It’s always Fiesta time at VIVA!
Find out more about VIVA! by clicking here.
updated businesses
Oggi Activewear Rosmead SuperSpar
Better Life Harfield Guest Villa
SPECIAL PROMOTION
Princeton Armed Response will be running a promotion for the month of March that entails all new clients joining in March receive TWO FREE MONTHS of Armed Response and Monitoring.
This promo will run from the 1st – 31st of March 2017 so sign up now to claim your free services.
Contact information can be found on their website http://www.princeton.co.za/armed-response/ or alternatively by calling 021 448 9030.
Upcoming Events
HARFIELD VILLAGE COMMUNITY DAY
Date: Saturday 4th March 2017
Time: 9am - 2pm
Place: Hampstead Park
Bring: A blanket and a picnic and some cash
The Friends of Harfield Parks will have a large range of water-wise plants on sale. Local artists, charities and Civic organisations will also be there.
All donations will go the beautification, cleaning and maintenance of the four parks in Harfield Village – Hampstead, Prince’s, Surrey and Purley.
Click here for more information.
GARDEN WORK PARTIES
Join the Friends of Harfield Parks for their upcoming Work Parties:
Work parties start at 9 am – you can stay for as long as you want, or just pop in for a while, we don’t mind – every helping hand is gratefully appreciated.
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can sponsor labour costs for a gardener!
Saturday 25 March – Purley Park
Saturday 22 April – Hampstead Park Sunday 7 May – Annual Railway Line Clean-up (start at Kenilworth station and finish at Harfield station)
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Every Wednesday Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens hosts the Galileo Open Air Cinema. This is a fantastic way to spend an evening under the stars at one of Cape Town’s most famous gardens.
Gates open at 6pm and the movie starts at sunset.
Shows run until the end of April.
See more details about what is on show, click here.
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WELCOME TO THE TEAM
Norgarb Properties welcomes Lucia Salters to our ever growing sales team. Lucia has teamed up with Andre Ter Morshuizen who is our Claremont specialist.
Lucia combines her love for the industry with her passion for dealing with people. Before getting into the real estate business in 2016, Lucia previously worked in Marketing Research, Human Resources and online learning. She is an active intern agent with Norgarb Properties in Claremont, representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis. Lucia brings a strong background in customer service and is dedicated to providing service and expertise that makes each transaction as seamless and successful as possible.
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
Townhouse in Harfield Village - SUNNY, SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE R1 995 000
Duplex in Rondebosch - DESIGNER DUPLEX WITH GARDEN R2 100 000
Duplex in Claremont - SUNNY AND SPACIOUS R1 795 000
House in Kenilworth - STEP BACK IN TIME R3 500 000
House in Kenilworth - FAMILY HOME WITH GARDEN COTTAGE - R3 350 000
Townhouse in Kenilworth Park - IMMACULATE LOCK UP AND GO - R2 950 000 (No web link)
FOR SALE:

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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
Lucia Salters: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 806 4619 lucia@norgarb.co.za
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