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May 2017
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Apart from that one "crazy" downpour last month the rains have unfortunately still not arrived in the way that we need them to, in order to alleviate the current water situation. So as the water restrictions enter phase 4, please keep conserving water by using as much grey water as possible.
Click here to read more info about the phase 4 Water restrictions. Ensure none of your taps or pipes are leaking and remember that filling your swimming pool or washing your car is now strictly forbidden, using potable water. Ignoring the restrictions is considered an incredibly selfish act that only puts a strain on our already diminished water supply.
For a glimpse of how dire this situation is, check out this video clip.
Furthermore, Premier Helen Zille has declared the Western Cape a disaster area and the City of Cape Town has issued a critical warning urging people to cut back as much as possible.
Harfield Village residents have shown strong interest for optical fibre infrastructure installation to their homes. Trenching and cable installation is evident in 2nd Avenue to service the businesses in operation, but there is no commitment to extend this to the rest of the village. Potential service providers are being approached to determine who would be willing to build this infrastructure, to what extent and at what price. The more interest shown by residents, the more leverage we’ll have as a community.
If you'd like fibre installed to your home, please fill in your full name, address, email address and contact number here: to be added to the list of interested parties.
Addresses are required for topographical plotting to calculate feasibility/cost of the infrastructure build. Updates will be communicated via when viable options have been produced that give the best value for the village.
For more information about fibre optics, please click here:
T-Rex is ready for his new home. He is about 3 months old and will be a chunky medium sized boy with a very silky coat! He gets on well with other dogs and cats. He does rate himself quite highly in the pecking order so he needs a firm owner to keep him in tow. He is a typical puppy who enjoys socialising and hanging out with both animals and humans too. He needs company for part of the day and regular exercise or training would suit him well. Please consider offering this handsome boy a loving home, contact Tamsyn on 0824117922 or
Rex up for adoption from Animal Rescue Organisation Rex and Tiger Animal Rescue Organisation
Another gorgeous puppy is up for adoption, Poppy is 6 months old and will grow into a medium - large dog. And there is a very social kitten up for adoption Gemma is 12 weeks old and also looking for her forever home. Read more about them here.
The good news is that they have reached their target of 680 ponchos! Every child at Rosmead School received a poncho. And in an exciting development, the Dischem Foundation came on board to sponsor 200 ponchos that they will now donate to Batavia school which has 600 learners. But as the Sponsor a Poncho team don't think it possible to acquire an additional 400 ponchos, the school has agreed to give the 200 ponchos to the most needy learners.
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Thank You to everyone who has contributed towards the Sponsor a Poncho campaign, together we have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of learners.
1. Norgarb Properties - Harfield Village
2. Urban Village Properties - Harfield Village
3. Rotary Club of Claremont
4. Viva Mexican Kitchen & Bar - Harfield Village
6. Milk and Honey - Harfield Village
7. Dischem Foundation
8. Spar Rosmead Avenue (treats and sweets)
9. PicknPay Rosmead Avenue (juices)
Both Spar and PicknPay from Rosmead Avenue came on board and donated treats for the children, which were handed out together with the ponchos earlier this month.
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.
Manny's Fish Shop is giving away a Family Meal Combo 1 valued at R160.
This hearty combo meal is a real treat and consists of 2 Hake Fillets, a double portion of chips, 4 rolls and a 2 litre Spareletta.
Please note that the draw takes place on 9 June 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
All of the articles featured in our newsletters are easily accessible on our blog.
Does your aged cat pace around the house aimlessly, yowl at night or started missing the litter tray? He/She may be suffering from a form of dementia called Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS)
Kenilworth Vet explains CDS and how it can be dealt with.
This month STBB Claremont sheds some light on the responsibility of who nominates a conveyancer in the sale of a property.
In sale agreements of immovable property, it is general practice that the property seller has the right to nominate the attorney that will attend to the registration of transfer of ownership of the property. Why is this? Read more here.
Kim Hofmann often finds that clients "slip up" when trying to eat more healthily, not because they have food addictions or cravings, but because they set themselves up for failure without even realising it.
The timing of meals is important as we need to eat according to the manner in which our body handles the energy and nutrients best.
Princeton Armed Response
The Harfield Village Community Improvement District (“HVCID”) is a non-profit community association, managed by volunteers, to enhance the overall safety and security of Harfield Village.
The HVCID committee has formed a partnership with Fidelity ADT which has already resulted in 2 dedicated response vehicles patrolling the Village as well as funding towards the HVCID Manager.
In addition to this, Fidelity ADT household subscribers may access the Street Patrol, as well as the Meet and Greet, which means that their customers can call for help for an incident outside their homes – in the street or park (as long as it is within the boundaries of Harfield Village).
This month, Lyn Staples – the Norgarb Properties Agent with the winning recipe has not one, but two mouth-watering recipes to share with us.
Facing retrenchment can be an upsetting experience. This month, local resident, Madge Gibson highlights the importance of remaining calm and advises how best to handle the situation.
It is unfamiliar territory for most people, who end up feeling vulnerable because they’re ignorant of the legal processes and options open to them.
So what should you know, and do, when faced with this harrowing situation? Read the full story here.
Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre sheds some light on how to improve your eating habits.
It's all about what food you buy, how much you eat, and increasing your plant intake. It is no more complicated than that. So instead of providing you with a minor degree in biochemistry and nutritional physiology, click here to read Dr McDonalds few simple guidelines to improve your diet.
Save money as well as the environment with this month's DIY tip from Andre of Norgarb Properties.
Avoid toxic and often expensive cleaning products and instead, use this homemade solution. It's is one step closer to having a smaller waste footprint too as you no longer need those plastic bottles or refill packs which end up in landfills.
This month Anne-Marie Bamber of BetterLife explains that there are always career opportunities in the field of real estate.
The real estate market is never static and for those willing to acquire the necessary skills and qualifications there can be a bright future.
Are you interested in becoming a real estate agent?
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
Living in Cape Town provides many opportunities with a playground of mountains, beaches and oceans to explore whenever the mood takes us!
Do you dare to read what happens in your brain to encourage death-defying pursuits that are so popular in and around Cape Town and the world?!
new businesses listed
The Backyard Brew Coffee Company are a small-batch coffee roastery and green bean supplier.
They roast to order to ensure that you receive maximum freshness.
They offer roasted coffee as beans or ground to suit your needs and run regular promotions and offers.
updated businesses
Indi Pams Yoga House Home Cooked Inspiratix Mosaic
Harlyn Neighbourhood Watch
10% Discount for the 13-week Beginners & Beyond Dressmaking Course *
Discounts available on Singer Sewing Machines if a sewing school student wants to purchase a sewing machine*
*T's & C's apply. See more here.
The Backyard Brew Coffee Company is currently running a promotion where they are giving away R180 worth of coffee when their Facebook Page reaches 200 likes.
Fans simply need to like their page and share the post.
Upcoming Events
DATE: 31st May 2017
PLACE: 18 Phyllis Road, Claremont
TIME: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Come along! There are great book deals and enjoy tea or coffee in the morning session and a glass of wine at the afternoon session all served with delicious eats.
* Donations are welcome please make contact with the organisers.
The Children’s Studio Montessori Preschool Book Sale
The Book People will be running their Children’s Book Sale fundraiser at The Children’s Studio Montessori Preschool (15 Albert Str., Harfield Village /021 683 1437).
The sale will take place during the following times:
Wednesday 14 June 10:00 – 15:00
Thursday 15 June 8:00 – 15:00
The prices will be a bargain - with new books from as little as R40 and second-hand adult and children's books from R20.
Part of the proceeds will go towards the fundraising of The Children’s Studio Montessori Preschool.
Fat Harry's hosts a quiz night every Tuesday except on public holidays or when there is a function on. Follow Fat Harry's on Facebook for updates.
Home Restaurant & Bar host quiz nights every alternate Tuesday. Follow them on Facebook to find out when the next quiz night is.
Clue Room 3 April - 25 June
Funny Girl 16 May - 11 June (Fugard)
The Wedding Expo 10 - 11 June
The Diva/ Maestro Collaboration 16 - 17 June (Baxter)
Suddenly the Storm 7 June - 8 July (Baxter)
The Best Way to put up a Hem easily & quickly
Call Sharon for her “Hems in a Hurry!” service.
Sharon of Fine Feathers Sewing School on 021 6711387 & leave a message if necessary with your phone number or Whatsapp me on 076 562 8151.She offers an express service & to avoid disappointment it would be helpful if you planned ahead instead of having nothing to wear in the morning!
The price depending on the garment style & fabric, ranges from R75 upwards depending on the work involved.
* Learn to sew a hem click here.
* Sewing machine repairs click here.
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Have a look at the properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books as well as some exciting new releases.
House in Harfield Village - For The Investor Or Extended Family 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms (R3 395 000)
House in Kenilworth Upper - Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R 6 200 000 )
Apartment/ Flat in Rondebosch - Spacious Flat Close To Campus (R2 350 000)
Cottage in Harfield Village - Well positioned, modern, secure, lock and go home with a garage (R2 995 000)
House in Rondebosch -Nestling on the slopes of Table Mountain (R 5 950 000)
House in Claremont - Move in and enjoy the lifestyle (R 4 700 000)
House in Harfield Village - Touch of the Tropics (R 3 495 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth Upper - 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Kenilworth (R 2 200 000)
Apartment / Flat in Wynberg Upper - Tastefully Refurbished Second Floor Flat (R 1 690 000)
Apartment / Flat in Claremont - Just move in and enjoy (R 1 095 000)
Apartment/ Flat in Observatory - Prime Position With Views Of Devils Peak (R 1 285 000)
Apartment/ Flat in Rosebank - Spacious one bedroomed flat (R1 895 000)
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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
Jeanette Kroon: Wynberg - 082 370 7797 -
Have a wonderful month!
Special days to remember include:
Youth Day 16 June
Fathers Day 18 June
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