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Your guide to what it happening in and around Harfield Village
Your guide to what it happening in and around Harfield Village
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If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
Summer is on it's way, and so is the festive season. This newsletter is filled with interesting articles from our regular contributors as well as a local interest piece on that lovely little glass shop situated right on the corner at the Kenilworth Railway Station Crossing Booms, have you ever wondered what is in there?
Also have a look at the newly listed businesses, upcoming events and our monthly competition with great prizes from our sponsors.
This month we are trying to assess if locals would be interested in making use of the TukTuk services over the Summer please click yes or no on our poll to submit your response.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE NORGARB TUK TUK AGAIN?
“By popular demand, with the summer weather approaching, we have received numerous requests from the public for the Norgarb Tuk Tuk Service”, says Lew Norgarb, the Principal and active agent at Norgarb Properties.
In a continued effort to support locals, (Claremont, Kenilworth and Harfield area), Norgarb Properties is considering re-implementing their fun and cost-efficient Tuk Tuk service, which never failed to put a smile on people’s faces.
In order to fully understand the level of demand, Lew has asked for as many readers as possible to assist by answering a simple YES or NO in our super quick poll.
If you would like to see their previous offerings please click here, or to visit the gallery page to see images including events such as numerous matric dances etc, in which they took part.
TRANSPORT:
* Enjoy one for the road at a local pub/restaurant
* Grab a lift to friends or the rugby, cricket or shops, or even work if it’s close by)
DELIVERIES:
*Need something dropped off or collected
* How about that take out PLEASE TAKE OUR POLL
Vote Yes or No Here
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the September Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.
  • Jes Singh from Century City receives a gift voucher valued at R250 to spend in-store from Oggi Activewear.
  • Glenda McClean from Cape Town receives a free eye test to the value of R365.00 from Spectacle Warehouse
  • Jeanette Martincich from Kenilworth wins a Bio Sculpture Mani / Pedi valued at R350 from Ambiente Skin and Body
  • Cherine Mac Pherson from Cape Town wins a marketing/ PR starter package valued at R2,500 from Rare85
  • Ana Alves from Rondebosch wins the opportunity to decorate their own 46cm platter valued at R580 at Colleena Ceramics
Well done! Thank you to all who entered the competition as well as a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors.
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.
TREATMENT VALUED @ R350 PLUS FREE CONSULT AND BOTOX DISCOUNTS
Karen Cottingham, part of the Ambiente team, has vast experience in all aspects of beauty from training to hotel spa set up as well as education.
Karen is a fully qualified beauty therapist, and SETA accredited, registered educator, with many accolades under her belt. Karen delivers the highest standard of treatments and professionalism, ensuring a continued long standing client base. Karen works closely with, Dr Carol Bosch in-house for all your aesthetic non surgical procedures, fillers and Botox.
This month Karen is offering one lucky winner a GEL-IT Gel Polish Hands and Feet treatment, valued at R360 OR a 30 minute Swedish Back & Neck Massage valued at R270, whilst Dr Bosch will be offering a free consultation and Botox at R65.00 per unit.
ENTER OUR COMPETITION HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on 10 November 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
Featured articles regularly contributed by local businesses are all available on our BLOG. Last month's most popular story was that of the Choo Choo Park Train.
Lew Norgarb, as the Principal of Norgarb Properties (Servicing the Southern Suburbs) and in conjunction with the respective sales agents, have decided to embark upon a series of stories about localised community points of interest. Keep on reading for this months contribution by Lyn Staples, the Kenilworth Agent for Norgarb Properties.
GUY FAWKES - A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR YOU AND YOUR PET!
Remember, remember the fifth of November! Gunpowder, treason and plot... and terrified pets!
Guy Fawkes is upon us once again and although it can be a fun and festive evening for us, for our pets it can be disastrous. Kenilworth Vet offers tips on making the evening less traumatic for our furry family and and enjoyable evening for us all.

BEING FICA-ED NOW MAY BRING SURPRISES
Over the past few years, South African consumers (whether natural persons or entities) have become used to, but still irritated, ”being fica-ed” when we enter into certain transactions. STBB Claremont share some useful information regarding this process. Read the full article here.
STUCK IN A FAD DIETING RUT?
People will often try any fad diet to lose weight. A fad diet is a weight-loss plan that promises quick and easy weight loss (through what is generally an unhealthy, unbalanced diet).
Many people prefer to try the quick-fix rather than making the effort to lose weight through long-term changes to their eating and exercise habits. Albeit that they know these are difficult to follow for a long period and generally do not result in long-term weight loss.
OCTOBER - UPDATE FROM FRIENDS OF HARFIELD PARKS
The latest work party was well attended, thank you to everyone who came down to Surrey Park on the 14th.
Please see the events section below for the dates of our next work parties.
For your chance to contribute towards the fantastic work that Friends of Harfield Parks does in our community please click here to become a member.
SALMON PATE AND A STAINED GLASS ICON
This month Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares not only a simple yet delicious Salmon Pate recipe but also a fantastical tale about the Art of Glass.
A perfect starter for the holiday feasting season: Click here for the salmon pate recipe.
Lyn specialises in property sales in the Kenilworth area and is fascinated by the local buildings and properties in the suburb.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU DRIVEN PAST AND WONDERED WHATS INSIDE?

STAINED GLASS ICON
The Art of Glass shop in Kenilworth is a magical, mysterious place, which certainly would not look out of place in a Harry Potter movie set. It has history, this little Art of Glass shop does...
For the past 27 years the old post office building has been the sanctuary where stained-glass masters Colleen Peacock and Priscilla Ormond have been hard at work crafting lamps, windows, doors and many more colourful bespoke items.
Find out more about this establishment, it's owners and where the next part of their adventure will take them.
BEWARE OF NOVEMBER 5TH
The Animal Rescue Organisation are apealing to all pet owners to please take care of all furry friends this GUY FAWKES. The loud bangs and big noises produced by fireworks are likely to scare and unsettle your pets. Please make sure that they are not left home alone on November the 5th and should your furry friend be particularly nervous consider homeopathic calming medication so that they do not get too stressed, try escape and run away.
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE HEALTHIER YOU

This is the burning question. The answer - is not easy – we still don’t have all the answers. Many different factors impact your health and these affect us all differently.

Want to reach your peak? Where do you start? Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre explains it all. Read the full article here.
ENTICING BIRDLIFE INTO YOUR GARDEN
There is nothing quite as peaceful as listening to birds singing first thing in the morning.
Sightings of our feathered friends are not as frequent as they should be, and the need to bring birdlife back into communities and gardens is essential. Andre Ter Morshuizen, the Claremont agent for Norgarb Properties explains how with these three tips you can succeed in enticing them back into your garden. Follow the steps here.
HOLIDAY HOME TO SHARE
When you and your best friend are on holiday with your families and everyone is getting along famously, it might seem like a great idea to buy a holiday home together to ensure regular holidays together.
But as Anne-Marie Bamber, of BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest bond originator, explains - there are positives and negatives of such an arrangement.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
CONSIDERING A CAREER AS A NEUROSCIENTIST?
The school year is fast drawing to a close and many learners are considering their next step. A career!
This month Dr Samamntha J Brooks Ph. D explains what it takes to establish a career as a neuroscientist. Read her story here.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
MANAGING CASH FLOW - PART 1
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. Gone are the days of managing only the cash in your wallet.

Read the full article by Cherine Mac Pherson of The Bookkeeping Company.
new businesses listed
TRANSPORT AND CARTAGE
Two Oceans Transport Services is a locally based transport and cartage company, with services including but not limited to:
  • Garden Waste Removals
  • Office and Home Removals
FESTIVE SEASON COCKTAILS
With Summer well on its way, longer, lazy days and evenings are enjoyed more with delicious freshly prepared cocktails. Puremix provide the best quality ready-mixed non-alcholic cocktail bases and guide you in which are the best spirits to add, should you so wish.
Making Puremix Cocktail Solutions the best refreshment option for all festivities including kids and teens parties, year-end functions and religious celebrations. Using Puremix Cocktail Solutions will ensure you are the best host/ hostess this festive season. Click here to find out more.
updated businesses
FREE NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION
Rare85 is a content agency specialising in PR, digital content generation, and design.
This month they are offering a free no-obligation consultation for the first 10 respondents for small business or private individuals who need content in the form of press releases, blog posts, articles or advice regarding what to post on social media.
Consultation would amount to 45 minutes max. Happy to do face to face (if in Cape Town) or for outlying areas happy to do telephonic or Skype consultations.
FINE FEATHERS SEWING SCHOOL SPRING SPECIAL
10% Discount for 13-week Beginners & Beyond Sewing Course *
  • Aquire a useful skill.
  • Make clothing from patterns.
  • Create your own soft furnishings.
  • Work at your own pace, with individual attention in small friendly classes.
  • Morning or Evening Classes available.
*T's & C's apply. See more here.

10% DISCOUNT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Newly listed Two Oceans Transport is offering a 10% discount for Senior Citizens on garden clearing throughout the months of November and December 2017.
Upcoming Events
HALLOWEEN IN THE VILLAGE
Please join HVCID for Halloween in the Park.
There will be games, fancy dress competition and a magician for the little ones (and for the parents).
We look forward to seeing you all.
Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Times: 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Hampstead Park
For queries, please contact our manager, Jenni Coleman at admin@hvcid.co.za
MAKE YOUR OWN FESTIVE GIFTS
Decorate your own platter at the next Platter Evening hosted by Colleena Ceramics
Date: 1 November, 15 November, 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.
FUNDRAISER AND MARKET DAY
Chinos Coffee House is hosting a fundraiser and market day to raise funds for TEARS Animal Rescue.
Date: 18 November 2017
Venue: Chinos Coffee House
If you would like to be apart of the market day or make a donation for the 18th of November, please contact them on info@chinoscoffeehouse.co.za or call them on 082 081 1542.
Hope to see you all at this amazing fundraiser!
FRIENDS OF HARFIELD PARKS WORK PARTIES
18 November from 10am Purley Park
SAVE THE DATE
RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP First Sunday in May 2018

BIRD LIFE BIG BIRDING DAY
BirdLife South Africa's 33nd Birding Big Day (BBD) will take place on Saturday 25 November 2017. During Birding Big Day 2016 more than a thousand birders recorded 654 species, a record, and also raised some valuable funds for bird conservation. During the 2017 event we hope to break this record and have even more birders out enjoying nature. Find out more here.

HOPE HOUSE TRUST OPEN DAY
If you are looking for festive gifts, home bakes crafts books and more then it is a fantastic opportunity to support Hope House.
Date: 25 November
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Hope House

- The Fugard Theatre (10 Oct - 18 Nov)
- Grand West Casino, Goodwood (10 Nov)
- Kenilworth Racecourse (19 Nov)
- Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch (14 - 25 Nov)
- Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch (30 Nov - 13 Jan)
- Cape Town (1 Sep - 30 Nov)
- V & A Waterfront (23 Sep - 31 Jan)
- Green Point (9 Oct - 09 Dec)
- Kommetjie (Tues - Sun 9:30am4:30pm)
- Century City (24 Nov - 16 Jan)
- La Motte, Franschhoek (09 Sep - 09 Dec)
- Stellenbosch (3 - 4 Nov)
- Bunnings Carrum Downs (7 Nov)
- Stellenbosch (11 Nov)
- Simondium Country Lodge, Franschhoek (17 Nov)

principals pen
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Claremont - Family Home With Super Indoor /Outdoor Flow (R3 850 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Kenilworth Upper - Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R6 200 000)
House in Claremont - Sunny Surprise (R3 450 000)
House in Claremont - Gorgeous Character Cottage with Exquisite Mountain Views (R3 395 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth Upper - Modern Sunny Garden Flat (R3 200 000)
Apartment / Flat Kenilworth Upper - Tranquil Surrounds (R3 050 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth - Stylish Garden Apartment (R2 295 000)

COMING SOON:
Enquire now if you are in the market to buy!
Harfield - Jaw dropping “wow factor” 3 bed house for the discerning buyer
Harfield - Possibly listing a 2 bed, north facing character cottage
Sign Up for Property Alerts Here
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
SPECIAL DAYS:
31 October - Halloween
5 November - Guy Fawkes

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