Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

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November 2015
If you missed out on any previous newsletters you can read them here.
The holidays are just around the corner, and you can definitely feel the vibe in and around the village. This months newsletter is packed with info on local businesses, some great upcoming events, awesome competitions and of course some great articles from our panel of local business owners and organisations. We also have an interesting survey that we would love you to complete.
The recent passing of two local icons, Edward and Carol Anne, came as a big shock to our little village. They were both lovely people who will be missed in our community. We would like to offer our condolences to the friends and families of our fallen villagers, although gone they will never be forgotten.
Edward (originally from Ireland) visited South Africa some many years ago, fell in love with Cape Town and never left. He was a well known hair dresser who (click here to read more).
Carol Anne who started her career and fueled her passion for the culinary arts right here in Harfield Village (to read more about her click here).
We love receiving feedback from our readers, and we are particularly happy to hear that Shereen Bruinders from the First Avenue Line Dance Club is happy with what we are doing within the community. She had this to say:
"Thank you so much, exposure in your Newsletter is professional and eye-catching, I love it. I have confidence that my business will only grow stronger in future being listed on your website. You are a wonderful group of people running the newsletter. Thank you for your assistance and friendly response to the queries I've had in updating my business listing."
Read more about what other people have had to say about us by clicking here.
It is the month of Movember but how much do you really know about this wacky men’s health awareness campaign? Well here is a little history for you:
Started in 2003 by 2 lads in a pub in Melbourne the campaign totalled 30 participants all from Australia and no funds were raised. Growing in leaps and bounds year on year gaining official charity status in the founding country in 2006. 2007 saw the expansion to Europe and the Americas and South Africa was the first African country to participate in 2010. By 2012 South East Asia was on board and Movember was ranked in the top 100 NGOs for a second year running. 2014 saw 21 countries participate in the Movember campaign, with 4,746,905 participants to date having raised the equivalent of R5.7 billion and funding 832 men’s health projects since its inception.
Their goal is to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. If you haven’t taken part this year then do make a plan to join the millions that have already done so and get a group of gents and/or ladies to join in next year. Find out more on their website by clicking here.
Take our survey
POOR CELL PHONE SIGNAL IN HARFIELD VILLAGE AND SUROUNDS. (SURVEY)
Local estate agent, Lew Norgarb who has been practicing in Harfield Village and surrounds for over 10 years now, says many of his clients have voiced their frustrations about the average, poor or non existent cell phone signal in their homes. Some report good service on one side of the house and intermittent or even zero service on the other, sometimes referred to as “dead zones”.
With this in mind we decided that we would to put our readers to the test and run a survey to see what your experiences have been.

We invite you to enter our survey, and would encourage as many of our readers from all areas, to participate. The results of which will published in our next newsletter.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to Wendy Greenaway from Harfield Village!
Who was the WINNER of the Norgarb Properties October Competition! She won a luxury breakfast for 2 valued at R200 at Harfield Guest Villa.
Congratulations to Sarah Sinisi of Kenilworth! The WINNER of a voucher to the value of R250 from First on 2nd in the Norgarb Properties October Competition.
With the sad passing of the owner (Carol Anne), the future of the restaurant lies in the balance. We are however in touch with the family who have advised that their plan is to continue trading so please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
Should this change the lucky draw prize voucher will be honoured in cash by Norgarb Properties.
Congratulations Nonhlanhla Chanza from Claremont who is the WINNER of the Norgarb Properties October Competition, winning a 'Special Event' Make Up application session (Valued at R250) from Rouge Day Spa!
Norgarb Properties
COMPETITON TIME: Win a luxury breakfast for 2 at Harfield Guest Villa to the value of R200!
This fabulous prize includes a scrumptious buffet with croissants, fruit salad and various assortments, as well as a choice from our extensive cooked breakfast menu! Bottomless tea, coffee and fruit juice are also on offer.
*Voucher can be redeemed any day of the week. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to book your table.
Win a R250 gift voucher to spend at Ink Station in Palmyra Junction. This voucher can be used for the purchase of any products or services available in store.
* Voucher is only valid for the Palmyra Junction Store and can be redeemed during trading hours.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE NOVEMBER COMPETITIONS
Click on the button above to complete the entry form for the competitions. Remember to select which competition your are entering. You may enter all three if you so wish.
Entries close on Monday 30th November at 12pm.
Good Luck!
The 2015 ARO raffle is currently in circulation. A Nutribullet, Nespresso Inissia machine and Cadac Safari Chef are up for grabs! By supporting their raffle you are helping ARO reach its goal of providing much needed veterinary care to many animals living in impoverished communities around the Western Cape. Sterilisation is our key focus!
Raffle sheets can be downloaded here. When complete they can be faxed, posted, emailed or dropped off at Norgarb office during office hours.
All details are to be found on the form, however for more information please email tamsyn@animalrescue.org.za
feature articles
Kidney failure (renal failure) is one of the most common diseases seen in ageing cats, so this month we are going to explore the "ins-and-outs" of this dreadful condition.
Kenilworth Vet points out what symptoms to look for, what treatment is available and ways of preventing kidney failure in cats. Click here to read the full article.
Whether you are a Tenant or a Land Lord, there are various contract laws that apply to contracts that you sign.
These are laid out in the Rental Housing Act which STBB Claremont have simplified for us 'non-legal' people to understand. Click here to read them.
Are eggs and potatoes unhealthy? Do carbohydrates make you fat? Should you not eat fruit because it has too much sugar?
Kim Hofmann is a local dietitian, who practices right here in Harfield Village.It is amazing as to how many health-food myths are out there. This month Kim has undertaken to debunk some of those myths.
Click here to read the full article.
The festive season brings with it its share of security concerns, Princeton Armed Response however, share some great tips for what to do and what to watch out for during this holiday period.
Read their tips here to ensure that we all have a safe and enjoyable festive season.
The Friends of Harfield Parks have some great events coming up now before the end of the year. Be sure to diarise these dates.
  • 21 November
  • 13 December
To find out about all the interesting things they did in the parks last month click here.
The HVCID are committed to keeping our community safe. Click here to find out more about the HVCID and the work that they are doing. Also find out about the latest crime report and information on the updated legislation regarding motor vehicle licence renewals.
Lyn Staples, is the Norgarb Properties Agent with the winning recipe.
The recipes that Lyn provides to the community are quick and easy, don't take alot of preperation time and are ideal for busy cooks.
This month's winning recipe is for tasty pork fillets, click here to view or print the recipe.
Patchwork
We had wonderful feedback on Gabriella's tips on what to grow in October.
The days are warming up nicely and plants are thriving in the garden this November. It's a good time to try to plant those beautiful plants you've always wanted!
For a complete guide on what to plant and tips on how to care for them click here.
The Animal Rescue Organisation provides good tips on how to keep your pets happy this holiday.
Whether you are staying home, roadtriping with your fury friends or shipping them off to a vacation at a boarding facility then click here to read more.

LOCAL IS LEKKER

A reminder that we have over 280 businesses and organizations listed on our website covering a range of services from Religion to Sport, Home & Garden and Restaurants .
Remember: listing your business is free and gives you a 'once-off' slot in our newsletter (over 5000 subscribers) Below are just a handful of the categories and their respective listings:
To see a list of all categories and listings please click here. Local is indeed "lekker" so why not support the local businesses rather than looking further afield.
Heartwood Trees
If you are looking for a fantastic festive gift idea, why not gift a tree. Heartwood Trees has a huge selection of indegenous saplings, they come in beautiful gift boxes and are truly a gift from the heart.
Find out more about Heartwood Trees by clicking here.
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Evergreen Scapes First Avenue Line Dance Club Heartwood Trees
Upcoming Events
21 November 2015 at 09:00
There is not a lot of hard work to do in this lovely park but it could really use some colourful flowers and loads of compost and a good cleanup and startup of the nursery and the young trees could use some care.
Bring your picnic basket and kids and come and have some gardening fun. Click here to find out more.
Join the First Avenue Line Dance Club for an Arabian Themed Night.
December 4th 2015 from 7 - 11pm at the Village Work Centre. Entry is R60.
For more info click here.
Join the Friends of Harfeld Village Parks for their final work party of the year, at Surrey Park on the 13th December 2015.
As always please bring friends, family and kids along to enjoy the morning of gardening fun. The more the merrier.
Sun block, hats and water are a must as it will be even warmer in December.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Join the First Avenue Line Dance Club for their Holiday Dance Program at Erin Hall.
DATE: Dec 16 from 09h30-12h30
ENTRY: R60
90 minutes of Teaching and 90 Minutes of Social Dancing
More info here
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Look at the latest SOLD properties by the Norgarb Properties Team, and see what they still have FOR SALE. Click on the links below.
RECENTLY SOLD:
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COMING SOON:
5 Bedroom house in Harfield Village/Kenilworth
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If you would like an evaluation on your property or if you are thinking of selling, please contact us for a free valuation, and no obligations.
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
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