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Warm Winter Fires
June 2016
Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
Finally the so-needed rain has arrived albeit just a little. Together with some colder weather, it is safe to say that Winter has officially arrived! The mental shift towards, heavier and heartier meals, warmer clothes, and a regular supply of warm beverages together with mood-setting fires, for those of us lucky enough to have a fireplace, is evident.
If you plan to hibernate this winter Harfield Village and the surrounding areas have many businesses that can make your Winter enjoyable. Order in home cooked meals delivered right to your door by Home Cooked, Dinner is Done or Chic Cuisine. Get your firewood delivered by Firewood for Africa or from Cape Storm Fire & Braai Wood Specialists.
Those wishing to brave the 'great' outdoors do not fear as our little village has many restaurants and pubs that cater for the chilly Winter days and nights. Some even have a fireplace to warm you like Oblivion Wine Bar and Home Restaurant and Bar. There are others which can be found on our website under restaurants in the business listings section.
Fires, although warm and cosy, can be dangerous so please ensure you have safety measures in place. A fire grid for home fires is a great idea as well as a bucket of sand or fire extinguisher nearby. For businesses there are various safety regulations that can be found on the City of Cape Town website.
How to contact the Fire Service:
By dialling 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone you will reach the Fire Department to report fires.
For Fire and Rescue Service related queries please contact Laetitia Paulsen during Office Hours Mondays to Fridays on 021 590 1702 or e-mail
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Recently we have found a great deal for lightspeed ADSL from Cybersmart.
The various packages, for home and business users, start from as little as R599pm for 20 Gigs daytime data and 100 Gigs night-time data at 400Mbps*. Month-to-month billing options as well as 12 and 24 month contracts are available. A FREE landline number is included with each installation and local calls to fixed-line numbers cost as little as 35c per minute.
Currently Harfield Village has no fibre cables laid. So if there are 15 – 20 homes or businesses in the area that are interested in this deal we can arrange that Harfield Village fibre installation is prioritised.
With this great offer Cybersmart are offering a pre-order special of:
R599 p/m for 200GB of Daytime Data and 1000GB of Night time Data
R899 p/m for 500GB of Daytime Data and 2500GB of Night time Data
There is however, no pre-order special for the 20GB package
Please look at the various options available and complete our survey if you are interested in taking up this offer: * Information of interested parties will be forwarded to a CyberSmart representative for further communications. The results will be posted in our next newsletter as well as on our Facebook page.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the May Newsletter Competitions sponsored by Norgarb Properties:
Samantha Faasen of (Balloon Party Box) Harfield Village won the breakfast for two from Harfield Guest Villa valued at R200.
Sonja Beets from Wynberg and Deepa Parag from Lansdowne, each won a R250 gift voucher from Rosmead Superspar.
Rosmead Superspar Harfield Guest Villa
Norgarb Properties

ULTIMATE BRAAI TONG is giving away this awesome Cape Town branded Braai Tong to the value of R100.
They have been locally manufactured using only the best forest friendly wood and stainless steel.
Enter the competition below so that you don't miss out on this great prize.
Win a meal voucher to the value of R200 from Home Bar!
Situated in the heart of 2nd Avenue this friendly and hospitable meeting place, is divided into a smoking and non-smoking section and boasts an outside veranda where one can view the "comings and goings" of the village.
The restaurant has a small but varied menu filled with firm favourites as well.

Enter our competitions below for your chance to win 1 hour garden maintenance (including removal) - valued at R550 fom Julip Landscaping.

Julip Landscaping specialises in affordable, high-end, tailor made landscape garden solutions as well as indoor plant installations, garden maintenance, garden service, gareden clean-ups, irrigation solutions, irrigation instillations and vertical gardening projects.
If you are having trouble clicking on our "Enter competitions here" button please cut and paste the following link into your browser to enter the competitions:
Please note that the draw takes place on the 30th June 2016.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
feature articles

This month Kenilworth Vet discusses some of the reasons your dog vomits, when to take action and when to consult a professional and get help.

Negotiating the sale of a home involves a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between the seller and purchaser, as each party's interests must be addressed.
STBB guides you through this process. Read the full article here.

Kim Hofmann delves deeper into winter feasting. Why we crave more during the cold Winter weather?

How to ‘fill the gap’ without gaining the unwanted weight? Read her article here.

As communities, we are having to revise our approach when dealing with security issues on a regular basis.
Princeton Armed Response takes a closer look at the many contributing factors as to why one particular security model has never, and can never, work.

"Opportunistic" crime is 'alive and well' in and around our village.
This month the HVCID takes the opportunity to share some tips on how to keep you and your vehicle safe from smash-and-grab incidents as well as prevention of you being stranded as a result of your vehicle breaking down.
By now we all know that Lyn Staples of Norgarb Properties is most definitely "the agent with the winning recipe".
Spending most evenings showing or valuing properties for clients, this means that Lyn has limited time to prepare dinner. This being the case, she relies on quick-and-easy recipes that are both tasty and quick to prepare.
This month she shares her easy savoury biscuit recipe.
Thank you to everyone who assisted in finding a home for Brownie Bear, featured in last month's newsletter.
One of our readers, Eric Otten and his family have opened their home and welcomed Brownie Bear. Their family dog and Brownie enjoy playing in the garden!!
With the colder weather settling in please remember to ensure that your pets have a warm place to sleep and are well fed, as they too feel the cold as we do and need the additional energy to stay warm.
If you have any spare blankets or pet food please consider donating to the Animal Rescue Organisation. Please drop them off at Norgarb Properties from where we will collect.

There is often disbelief when senior candidates fail to secure sought after positions, especially when they are appropriately experienced, with a good education.

We also see it with executives who assumed they would be in line for promotion due to their status and tenure, but who are passed over.

Madge Gibson highlights why skills alone won't secure that job!
new businesses listed
What if you could lose weight while doing nothing other than eating delicious and nutritious food.
The truth is that you require some discipline to be a successful Banter yet simply avoiding sugar and eating only the essential carbohydrates will ensure you lose weight.
As a Certified Banting Coach, the three core focus areas of Jonathans group meetings are: Banting to your budget; supporting your body’s natural processes for optimal health and weight loss; as well as providing you with the necessary tools to live the life you deserve.
The SweepSouth is a mobile application which provides a convenient way to book a cleaning service online from a phone, tablet or computer. This app connects clients with cleaners in minutes.
The trusted, experienced and insured cleaner will arrive to give your home or office space a magnificent clean.
Specialising in home and small office cleaning services Sweep South will take care of everything - you can sit back, relaxand decide what to do with all that extra time.
Mathematics extra lessons and learning support is offered by an experienced and qualified mathematics teacher, Marelize Barnard.
She offers extra lessons after school, for primary and high school students at the students home. Both private and group lessons are offered.
Her professional service includes:
  • Diagnostic testing to identify gaps in foundational knowledge,
  • The provision of addditional learning resources,
  • Help in overcoming test and exam anxiety,
  • Goal setting and planning for improvement in results, and
  • An end of term report setting out the learner's progress and focus areas going forward.
IndiPam's Yoga House is a local home based Yoga Studio. Pamela Tosh is a registered Yoga Alliance member who completed her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India's yoga capital.
She offers various styles of yoga, for all ages, including Karma Yoga (Vital Touch foot care) and other healing treatments. All are offered in her home studio spa or privately in the comfort of your own home.
Pamela Tosh has been visiting retirement homes and frail care centres providing these services to the elderly and frail accross the Western Cape since 2012.
She is available for special occasions and events as well. She loves working with schools, in the community, as well as other non-profit organisations relating to community health and wellness projects.
Cape Storm Fire & Braai Wood Suppliers, sell Bluegum, Port Jackson, Black Wattle and Namibian Hardwoods.
Bluegum is a popular seller as it makes a fantastic fire wood for those indoor winter fires whereas Port Jackson and Black Wattle are often used as braai wood. Although the Namibian Hardwoods are more expensive they are the best for both indoor fires and for braaing producing excellent coals as these woods are slow burning.
The wood is delivered in 25kg bags and all orders include stacking.

Ultimate Braai Tong manufactures customised braai tongs locally for corporate & promotional marketing, events, gifts and retail.
This uniquely South African product is available on bulk or individual orders. Tongs are stainless steel with a choice of Nylon (8 colours) or forest-friendly wooden handles.
A single uniquely branded tong costs R200 with prices varying for bulk orders starting from as little as R50.00 each.
As a part of their Social Responsibility, Ultimate Braai Tong donates R1 from every sale to the Sunflower Fund.

Robyn Caie Massage Therapy offers treatments aimed at releasing muscle tension by treating problem areas using a combination of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point and intuitive massage techniques. Treatments are individualised to promote overall wellbeing.
Robyn specialises in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Manual Lymph Drainage and Pregnancy massage. She works from a home-based practice in Claremont. Treatment prices range from R350 - R600.
Contact Robyn for more information.
updated businesses
Balloon Party Box Voice Alert
Cubiks - Storage Solutions
Upcoming Events
Enter a team and join in the fun at Home Restaurant & Bar's Fortnightly QUIZ.
The Quiz has been enjoyed for over 3 years now and is held every 2nd Tuesday (unless otherwise stated).
Preferably, teams are made up of 4 members but if your team has more members it is no problem (prizes are made up for 4 members).
Quiz starts at 20:00 and generally finishes by 22:15.
Check their Facebook page for the next quiz dates and for more information.
To book your table call 021 683 6066.

invites you to join them for a
on Saturday 9th July
at Alphen Hall in Constantia.
Municipal elections are held every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing a municipality for the next five years. Municipal councils impact the daily lives of citizens in their areas.

AGM will take place on
Thursday 11 August 2016
Come and participate in discussions relating to our community.
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Norgarb properties, your one-stop property specialists in Harfield Village and surrounds are continually surveying the property trends in the various areas. As they care for you, the client, and because of their expertise they can advise you, the developer, owner or investor what is happening with regards to developments in the area.
Investors, both local and foreign, are looking at the greater Cape Town area as a sure investment. There are new developments being built all over.
In this article we highlight two Kenilworth developments, namely Kenilworth Rd and a substantial development on Rosmead Avenue. Read more by clicking here.
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
House - Claremont (R2 750 000)
House - Claremont (R3 495 000)
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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
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or

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