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You guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village.

You guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village.

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March 2017
Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
The mornings and evenings have that crispness about them that is unmistakably a sign that autumn is well and truly here. Soon the winter rains will fall and hopefully, offer some relief to the current water situation.
The City of Cape Town recently issued the following media release for those that are concerned about the current municipal water quality. Click here to read more.
With the change in season, we must consider those less fortunate than ourselves, in saying this we hope that you will get involved and sponsor a poncho or support the Animal Rescue Organisation's Easter drive. You can read more about these two great causes further down. Thank you to the businesses that have already donated to the sponsor a poncho fund they are listed below.
Also in this month's newsletter, we have some really interesting articles, special offers, new businesses and local events to highlight, as well as a new survey.
Complete our survey to enter our competition and stand a chance to win a fantastic prize from Princeton Armed Response valued at R2500 or a voucher valued at R250 from Oggi Activewear.
On behalf of the loyal patrons, we bid a farewell to Loco Lounge Restaurant on the corner of Second Avenue and Surrey Street Harfield Village.
Top restaurant as voted for by our readers: Da Vinci's
Here are some of the comments that we received:
"Awesome Pizza's", "Da Vinci's for the best pizza and wonderful friendly staff", "Good food, very good service, love the pizza's, owner involved", "Always great service and consistent" and finally "Great for families."
Readers choice for the second and third favourite restaurants in our area are Brad's Grill, and Twigs with Beans respectively.
Brad's Grill Twigs With Beans
Norgarbs Competition Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to our lucky winners of the February Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties. Alison Lesley Van Wulfften Palthe of Harfield Village received a R500.00 meal voucher from VIVA Mexican Kitchen & Bar, which opened in 2nd Avenue recently, and Juliane from Plumstead received a R150.00 voucher from Twigs with Beans.
VIVA! Mexican Kitchen & Bar Twigs with Beans
Complete the survey to enter the competition Take our survey and enter our competition
R2750 worth of prizes up for grabs!
COMPLETE OUR SURVEY TO ENTER THE LUCKY DRAW
We are doing some research regarding property owner and tenant trends plus their feelings about the real-estate industry. We value your feedback and would appreciate it if you could complete our latest survey, by clicking this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TYDBZZ6 or on the button below.
Completing the survey gets you an entry into our latest Harfield Village Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.
This month one lucky winner can get their hands on an outdoor device to the value of R2500.00 to be installed free of charge from Princeton Armed Response.
* The only condition being that the winner of the prize must already have a working alarm system in place.
Oggi Activewear, situated in Second Avenue, Harfield Village manufacture and stock all manner of activewear including, swimming, gym and yoga gear. Are offering a voucher valued at R250 to spend at the Oggi Shop in 2nd Avenue.
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on the 10th April 2017!
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
feature articles
The Time To Say Goodbye: Euthanasia is never an easy decision but one that you do not have to make on your own.
In 2014 we addressed the 'when', 'why' and 'how' of euthanasia. This difficult and emotive subject is one we face on a daily basis in our practice and we feel it is time to approach this subject again. Please take note of ‘what to expect’.
Read the article by Kenilworth Vet by clicking here.
WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW WAS PART OF THAT LEASE AGREEMENT
In an effort to protect the rights of tenants, the Rental Housing Act lists certain provisions that are deemed to be included in each and every rental agreement of residential accommodation. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, whether your lease agreement is in writing or was concluded orally, the deemed provisions are applicable to the agreement. It does not matter whether the landlord and tenant did not specifically negotiate these terms. Read the complete article by STBB Claremont here.
HEALTHY TAKEAWAY CHOICES
Take-away foods are never an ideal choice, but what do you do when life is chaotic and your family has decided on takeaways? Fast-food restaurants have bad reputations, with the foods being high in 'empty' calories (there's only energy and no healthy nutrients), fat (particularly trans- and saturated fat), refined carbohydrates and salt.
However, many fast-food chains have tried to incorporate ‘healthier’ options of their favourite items on their menus. So, if you limit your takeaways to the absolute minimum and are clever about your choices, you won’t spoil your health or weight loss efforts completely. Kim Hofmann identifies better choice food options from the most popular fast food chains read her article here.
Catch up on happenings with the Friends of Harfield Parks.
Water shortages are still a very real problem. Please do your best to continue saving water and to assist us by watering the trees in the parks with your grey water.
Join the Friends of Harfield Parks for as little as R25 per month and you can contribute towards 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 to join this worthy cause.
CRIMINAL INCIDENTS AND YOUR PROTECTION
In the last week or two, there have been numerous reported criminal incidents in the Village and surrounds. The modus operandi is not new but it would appear that we need to remind people on how to prevent such incidents.
We have been made aware of persons claiming to be City of Cape Town officials and requesting access to resident's properties to inspect issues relating to water or electricity. Whether the person is an official from the City, a Telkom technician, private security company representative or even a member of SAPS, you must insist on seeing identification.
Click here to see the latest news from the HVCID.
LYN STAPLES THE NORGARB AGENT WITH THE WINNING RECIPE
This month Lyn shares a quick and easy vegetarian dish. Lyn's BUTTER BEAN STROGANOFF is simple to make and can be served as a main course or a salad.
PATCHWORK IN MARCH
We are seeing great growth in our garden! All plants have been watered from our shower and kitchen sink water. We literally haven't turned the hose on to water the grass, veggies or plants even once since November 1st, 2016.
It is however so sad that it took a near-drought to make us realise what we should have been doing all along. But live and learn, we do! Click here to see the latest gardening tip from Patchwork.
MAXIMISE THE RESULTS OF EXERCISE IN LESS TIME!
Do you want to maximise the results of your exercise but also minimise the time it takes? What a question!
This old-school strategy has had a face-lift and it’s likely you’ve heard at least one person talk about it in the last year or two. However, it’s just as likely that you don’t really know what its all about, so Dr Murray McDonald from the Claremont Chiropractic Centre is clearing things up. Read his article here.
NIFTY WATER SAVING AIDS
The latest DIY tip from Norgarb Properties Agents Andre and Lucia is a water wise one.
They highlight a Claremont-based company, that can assist in enabling you to save water which would have otherwise ended up in the drain.
If you need to fill your pool, water your garden or fill up your water tank you should read their article.
HOW TO BE AN ACE NEGOTIATOR
Estate agents sell convenience, time management and transaction knowledge, but what sets them apart from one another is great market intelligence and, above all, superior negotiating skills!
The latter is not often fully appreciated by home sellers until the agent comes into play to save a deal which is about to fall through. Top agents are invaluable every step of the way when selling your home, starting with the listing presentation.
Read more from Better Life's Anne-Marie Bamber by clicking here.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
YAWNING IS CONTAGIOUS, WHY?
Why is it that when we see, hear or even read about somebody yawning we often have the intense desire to yawn as well?
Approximately half of those who read this article will feel like yawning! Not because you didn’t get enough sleep last night, or because the article is boring!
Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D. shares the neuroscience behind yawning. Read her article here.
YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD TO LEARN
Learning a new skill is both fun, motivating & empowering!
Sharon, of Fine Feathers Sewing School, has been living and working in the village for 26 years. An experience that has for her been incredibly interesting. She teaches the art of Dressmaking from her studio but there is a lot more to her than you would guess. Find out more about Sharon and Fine Feathers Sewing School by clicking here.
new businesses listed
FOR ALL YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
Constantia Flooring is exclusive to the Top Carpets & Floors Group. Products, such as their carpets or laminate flooring, means buying products from an award-winning company, and with a ten-day colour replacement guarantee in place, you have the option of replacing the carpet after installation if you are not satisfied with your original choice. In addition, you have the assurance of top quality and durability, evidenced in their five-year guarantee.
All of Top Carpets and Floors Constantiaberg's products are made from the best-quality materials. Whether you are looking for luxury or affordability, Top Carpets and Floors Constantiaberg will not disappoint. With colours and styles suitable for all interiors and in-line with the latest trends in flooring. The ranges available are specifically developed to meet the modern homeowner’s flooring needs. Find out more about them here.
SPONSOR A PONCHO
(Residents implement an amazing project to keep local school kids dry. Hats off to them for this very cool initiative)
Having to start your school day sopping wet and freezing cold sounds like a nightmare situation for most of us. Unfortunately, this is the reality for a large number of learners in South Africa that make use of public transport to get to and from school daily.
This year the Sponsor a Poncho team want to change that for the children from a local Harfield Village primary school and with the school's permission, they started the 'SPONSOR A PONCHO' campaign.
The aim of the campaign is to raise funds to purchase quality reusable rain ponchos for each of the 680 children at the school. (each poncho costs R45)
To date, they have managed to collect sufficient funds for almost 550 ponchos.
The Harfield Village community has been incredible in their response to the project and the team wish to thank everyone that has contributed thus far. They are also very thankful for the following businesses that have come on board:
Urban Village: R500
Rotary Club of Claremont: R10 000
There is still some way to go before they reach their final goal and meet their end of April deadline, which will ensure that the children receive their ponchos before the winter starts in earnest.
This is a fantastic initiative and there are various ways that you can get involved simply host a “poncho party” or make a donation find out more here.
updated businesses
Fine Feathers Sewing School Mary Ovenstone VIVA! Mexican Kitchen & Bar
TWO MONTHS FREE ARMED RESPONSE AND MONITORING
Princeton Armed Response has a promotion for the month of March.
All new clients joining Princeton in the month of March will receive two free months of Armed Response and Monitoring. This promotion will run from the 1st – 31st of March 2017.
Contact information can be found on their website http://www.princeton.co.za/armed-response/ or alternatively by calling 021 448 9030.
FREE DELIVERY WITHIN FOUR DAYS
Top Carpets and Floors Constantiaberg is offering FREE DELIVERY to clients homes when they purchase a rug from their wide selection of rugs.
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Celebrate this Easter with Animal Rescue Organisation! We have gorgeous Easter-themed items for sale on our online shopping page. Please visit www.animalrescue.org.za. Any queries contact tamsyn@ripsold.co.za or 0824117922. Orders can be collected from Norgarb Properties Offices during office hours. Please hurry as stock is selling out quickly!
Bunny tea towel R70, Bunny tissues R25, Chick and bunny socks R45, Bunny face cloths R25, Bunny notepads R40, Bunny stickers R30, Bunny pens R25.
ARO Bunny and Chick Socks ARO Bunny Tea Towel ARO Bunny Stickers
ARO bunny Facecloth ARO bunny notepad ARO Bunny Tissues ARO bunny pens
Upcoming Events
IT'S A YARD SALE!
Browse through the many items for sale as well as pancakes and boerewors rolls, you can even bring your swimming costume and have a swim.
We hope to see you there.
Date: 1st April
Times: 11am - 2pm
Venue: 26 Malelane, Sailsbury Road, Kenilworth
HAMPSTEAD PARK WORK PARTY
Join the Friends of Harfield Parks on Saturday 22 April for their Hampstead Park work party.
Work parties start at 9 am and you can stay for as long as you like, or just pop in for a chat!
Alternatively, you can help sponsor a gardener for the morning!
THE ANNUAL RAILWAY LINE CLEAN UP
Join the Friends of Harfield Parks on Sunday 7th May for their Annual Railway Line Clean-up.
This event starts at 8 am from Kenilworth station and finishes at Harfield station.
In the past, the railway line clean up has been a fun and social exercise where one can meet fellow villagers. Kids and dogs are welcome.
Start spreading the word by letting your friends and neighbours know. Many hands make light work and the more people who arrive to help, the sooner we will get finished.
principals pen
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
Townhouse in Plumstead - SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE IN LEAFY SETTING R1 850 000
House in Harfield Village - IN THE HEART OF HARFIELD R2 495 000
FOR SALE:
House in Claremont (Lynfrae)LOADS OF HOUSE & GARDEN FOR CHILDREN R4 700 000
House in Claremont - GENEROUSLY SIZED ROOMS - NEWLY RENOVATED R2 600 000
Apartment in Kenilworth Upper – FAMILY FLAT R2 200 000
Apartment in Claremont - JUST MOVE IN AND ENJOY R1 095 000
Apartment in Wynberg Upper - PRISTINE 2 BED APARTMENT R1 690 000 (No web link - Contact Jeanette Kroon)
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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
Have a wonderful month!
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