Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

Your guide to what is happening in and around Harfield Village

Dear Subscriber
Click here to read the latest newsletters should you have missed them previously.
As holidaymakers start their journey to Cape Town, the strain on the water supply will certainly increase. Please continue to save water.
This month we have more great articles from local businesses, newly listed businesses and some fantastic prizes from our generous sponsors.
ENROL NOW FOR 2018
Places for 2-6 year olds for the 2018 school year are now available at The Children’s Studio Montessori Preschool, Harfield Village. Please contact admin@childrensstudio.co.za for more information.
HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR VIANNE
We’ve highlighted the super fun Rush Trampoline Park in Claremont before, and I am sure that many mom’s recognise the name Vianne.
This bright young marketing student and South African Dodgeball team member was involved in a non-trampolining sporting accident earlier this month and has suffered some serious injuries including a fracture on his forehead as well as a shattered sinus/brow bone which needs to be reconstructed, the cost of the operation is estimated at R70 000.
Financially his family cannot afford the operation on their own and need our help to raise funds for the surgery. Please click here to find out more about the back a buddy campaign for Vianne.
POLL RESULTS - WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE NORGARB TUK TUK AGAIN
Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.
Norgarb Properties is reviewing the feasibility and logistics of the matter and would like to communicate and give updates directly to those people who voted YES for the service to be reinstated.
If you are indeed interested kindly email tuktuk@norgarb.co.za with the words TUK TUK in the subject line and then include your name, physical address, suburb and phone number.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the October Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.
Both Jono Du Bois from Harfield Village and Karen Cottingham from Kenilworth receive a free eye test to the value of R365.00 from Spectacle Warehouse.
Dot Fraser from Kenilworth wins a GEL-IT Gel Polish Hands and Feet treatment, valued at R350 OR a 30 minute Swedish Back & Neck Massage valued at R270 plus a free consultation from Dr Bosch from Ambiente Skin and Body.
WIN A FREE EYE TEST @ R365
Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store offering eye care and eye-wear requirements. They also provide an optometric eye care service which includes comprehensive visual assessments by registered optometrists. They are giving away a free eye test to the value of R365.00.
* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.
PUREMIX FRESH COCKTAIL SOLUTIONS
Enjoy your Summer evenings with delicious freshly prepared cocktails from Puremix. Providers of best quality ready-mixed non-alcholic cocktail bases who also guide you in which are the best spirits to add, should you so wish.
This month Puremix fresh cocktail solutions is offering one lucky winner a R250 voucher off their selection of freshly mixed cocktails.
* Excludes delivery, collection at Chinos Coffee House.
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on 8th December 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
DEALING WITH STRESS IN YOUR DOG
Many of us deal with the stress in everyday life, whether it is traffic jams, work deadlines, financial worries or just difficult teenagers! But have you ever considered that it is possible for your dog to also experience stress?
Consider taking your dog to the park for a nice walk after a stressful day at the office – pure relaxation!
Kenilworth vet shares some useful information. Find out more here.
SECOND DWELLING ON A PROPERTY
When considering adding a second dwelling on your property, it is crucial to have a town planner or architect and conveyancing attorney involved in the planning, from the beginning. STBB Claremont explains more here.
THE SECRET TO STAYING YOUNG!
We are told that there are a multitude of benefits that come from eating a healthy diet, but does it include keeping us looking young?
If you explore this topic on the internet you will be inundated with information on foods that you should eat to look young.
But does science to back this up? Kim Hofmann explores the facts, read her article here.
APRICOT CHRISTMAS PUDDING
This month Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares an amazing Apricot Christmas Pudding recipe with us. Perfect for the festive season.

DOORS OPEN DURING FESTIVE SEASON

Animal Rescue Organisation will keep their doors open during the festive season to help any animal in need. Many of their clients go on leave and have the time to come and visit the clinic.
Please support this worthy Charity by purchasing your Christmas gifts on their website shopping page.
There are lovely items such as soap, notebooks, purses, tea towels and T-shirts. They also have a lovely selection of Christmas cards, stickers and notelets. Orders can be placed online, or via email, and posted to you or collected from Norgarb Properties during office hours.
For more information email tamsyn@ripsold.co.za or 0824117922
HOW TO PREVENT DIABETES
For years, diabetes has been depriving us of our health. "Diabetes” means "to drain" in the original Greek language. While some are beyond our control (genetics, etc), a LOT is due to our choice of lifestyle. The decision is yours!
Do you want to have your life drained from you, or do you want to fight back?
THERE'S NOTHING FUN ABOUT FLIES
Flies tend to appear from nowhere and are attracted to almost anything. This is however, not the case. There are numerous species of flies that are attracted to different things. Here's an extensive range of what actually attracts them.
Andre Ter Morshuizen is a Norgarb Properties Agent, who is passionate about what he does as well as DIY. To read his articles please click here.
STRATEGIES FOR A BUMPER SUMMER SALES SEASON
In the Summer season, the interest in property from property buyers is usually at its highest, but that interest doesn’t necessarily translate into sales. Anne-Marie Bamber, of BetterLife Home Loans explains this. Click here to see the full article.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
COMMUNITY SPIRIT
Community spirit is the feeling of being involved in and concerned about one’s local neighbourhood. Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D explains community spirit.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
MANAGING CASHFLOW – PART 2
Managing Cash-flow is all about managing what is coming in (Income) and what is going out (Expenses).
This applies to each one of us, in both personal and business life.
new businesses listed
LOFT E LADDER - ADDING SPACE TO YOUR HOME
Loft E Ladder are renown for excellence in creating or utilising space. Operating since 1995, and assisting growing families increase the size of their home thus ruling out the high costs of renovation and or buying a larger house.
Don't move, improve ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME.
Let us transform your attic (the unused area in your roof) into an extra room, or for extra storage space.
Our unique aluminum ladder system provides simple and quick access to your new loft area.
Another great idea is to build a mezzanine floor for an office, extra room or a play area. Alternatively, de-clutter your garage by adding a mezzanine floor or loft.
Both are much cheaper options than building an extension to your home. Contact Loft E Ladder now for a free quotation.
WELL GROOMED
Abigail Walsh has been grooming pets for the past 5 years on a part-time basis, and happy customer referrals have kept her very busy so she has decided to start WELL GROOMED.
She offers gentle pet grooming in the comfort and security of the pets’ own home to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable spa experience.
Abigail is a registered groomer and cat grooming specialist. Find out more about her services here.
DOORS & PAWS - HOME AND PET CARE SERVICES

Going away on holiday, or business? Simply need someone reliable to take care of your home and pets while you’re busy at the office?
Doors & Paws offers you a reliable home and pet care service which provides a convenient alternative to hiring a full-time house sitter, sending pets to kennels, or leaving a home unattended while away. We tailor each assignment individually, and clients can select the frequency of visits that best suit their needs.
Our offering is supported by years of experience with all types of pets (and people), as well as making use of various home and pet care options ourselves, both in SA and the UK. We have harnessed our passion and experience to design an offering which sets the bar high in providing clients complete peace-of-mind in that their home and pets are well taken care of. Individually tailored, with the flexibility of selecting the frequency and combination of services we offer. Click here.
updated businesses
Do you need extra space? Don't move, improve. Add Value to your home!
Turn wasted space into an extra room, office, or create extra storage space.
  • Mezzanine floor
  • Loft ladder
  • Loft conversion
  • De-clutter your garage with mezzanine floor
Order 12m² flooring and get 3m² FREE!
For a free quotation contact Jody:
Tel: 066 224 7990
Email: jody@loft-e-ladder.co.za
Website: www.loft-e-ladder.co.za
RE-MODEL / UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE
Re-Model your Retro or Vintage Clothing or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe.
A new aspect of Fine Feathers Sewing School is to do Alterations to Clothing for you.
Make an appointment & bring a few items of clothing for Sharon to see & discuss with you, so that you can transform your wardrobe together if possible. We can then work through your wardrobe methodically doing what needs to be done.
The initial hour-long appointment will cost your R150. Where Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable for what you have to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes or a minor adjustment can make all the difference. Sharon charges R75 an hour for my work and time it to be fair to both parties.
Sharon offers “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing for more complicated ones due to cut or fabric and if you can sew Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time.
Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons during the holidays at a rate of R150 per hour suited to your requirements from beginners to advanced.
Upcoming Events
MAKE YOUR OWN FESTIVE GIFTS
Decorate your own platter at the next Platter Evening hosted by Colleena Ceramics
Date: 6 December 2017
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Venue: 24 Meyer Street, Studio in Claremont
Contact Colleen Hulley 083 415 3719 or 021 671 4367 to secure your place.
CAROLS IN THE PARK
This popular event is to be held in Purley Park on 10 December 2017 at 17:30.
Click here for more information on this event.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY 2018
The Friends of Harfield Parks event is an ideal way to spend a Sat/Sun morning with the rest of the community cleaning up the area. We hope to see you there.
Date: 6 May 2018
The Magic Flute (23 November - 10 December)
- Artscape Theatre
Where the heart is (Joshua Miles) (25 November - 23 December)
- Woodstock
Summer Concerts (3, 8, 10, 23, 31 December)
Galileo Open Air Cinema (6, 13, 20, 25, 27 December)
Christmas Carols ( 14, ,15, 16,17 December)
- Kirstenbosch
Ratanga Junction (24 Nov - 16 Jan)
- Century City
Bugz Playpark (Open daily)
- Kraaifontein Off the N1
- Claremont
EDRO (Learn to Code with Robots)
- Woodstock
Scootours (Open daily)
- Cape Town
Synergy Live (1-3 December)
- Anura Wine Farm
- Franschhoek
Vortex Open Source (7-11 December)
- Riviersonderend
- Stellenbosch
- Bot River
SPACE TO LET
Room to let at Ambiente Skin and Body for a therapist or medical practitioner. Please email Ronell for more information ronell@awe.co.za.
HOUSE/ PET SITTER AVAILABLE
Honest and reliable, animal lover, non-smoking mature widow & local resident available for House and Pet Sitting from mid-December 2017 to mid-January 2018 contact Sharon now on 021-671-1387
ROOM WANTED
Receptionist working in Harfield Village looking for a room in/near Harfield for herself and her young daughter. Needs to be closer to work due to transport issues. Please contact Ronell at ronell@awe.co.za.
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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Kenilworth - SNAPPED UP IN DAYS - Stone throw from Michael Oak School. (If you are looking to sell in this area, please let us know, we have buyers!) (R4 295 000)
House in Claremont - Sunny Surprise (R3 450 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Kenilworth Upper - Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R6 200 000)
House in Claremont Upper - Gorgeous Character Cottage With Exquisite Mountain Views (R3 395 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth Upper - Tranquil Surrounds (R3 050 000)
House in Harfield - Absolute Charmer In The Heart Of Harfield Village (R2 750 000)
House in Harfield - Great Position With Value Add Opportunity (R2 695 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth - Stylish Garden Apartment (R2 295 000)
Apartment/ Flat in Claremont Upper - Walk to Cavendish (R1 000 000)
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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 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
DATES TO REMEMBER:
16 December Day of Reconciliation
24 December Christmas Eve
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
1 January New Years Day
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