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Dear Subscriber
If you missed out on the latest newsletters you can see them here.
Here's hoping that you have a spring in your step! It's time to stop and smell the flowers as the days begin warming up, there is a splattering of flowers and blossoms in the gardens.
This month's newsletter is packed with interesting articles from our contributors, some awesome 'not-to-be-missed' events, the latest Animal Rescue Organisation raffle as well as competition prizes with a combined total of R4045. We are confident that you will enjoy our latest edition. Should you have any comments or suggestions please email admin@harfield-village.co.za - we love hearing from you.
ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION RAFFLE
It's that time of year again!
As the festive season approaches the Animal Rescue Organisation continue to gather funds - so it is Raffle time! The prizes are a Weber Q1000 Gas Grill, 6 piece stainless steel Belinger Haus knife Set and a Carrol Boyes pewter notebook holder and pen - all valued at a whopping R7000.
Tickets are R50 each and raffle sheets are available by clicking here. For more information please contact tamsyn@animalrescue.org.za or 0213965514. In the past Harfield Village Residents have been amazing! Our appeal is that you once again assist us, remembering that the more tickets sold the more funds will be raised for Animals in need.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the August Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.
  • Ronell Harvey, a local business owner who receives a 1-hour free business consultation valued at R250 from The Bookkeeping Company
  • Ewa Skowronska from Claremont receives a 30 minute back massage as well as a complimentary foot or hand buff-and-polish valued at R395 from Carrie Anderson of Ambiente Skin and Body.
Well done! Thank you to all who entered the competition as well as a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors.
WIN AN OGGI GIFT VOUCHER @ R250
Spring is in the air and what better time to get new activewear. Oggi Activewear is your one stop shop for all your yoga, dancewear, swimwear and active gear.
This month Oggi Activewear is giving away a gift voucher valued at R250 to spend in-store.
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.
WIN A BIO SCULPTURE MANI / PEDI @ R350
Nail Technician, Cormelite Afrika from Ambiente Skin and Body, is highly qualified with qualifications from acclaimed Nail Studio International. Starting out as a hobby which quickly grew into her passion and later into her chosen profession. Cormelite specialises in gel, acrylic and silk nails.
The Ambiente staff are delighted to have this highly trained and experienced nail technician as part of their team. Cormelite is offering a fantastic prize of either a bio sculpture gel mani or pedi, this month. An appointment will need to be made in advance.
* The winner is requested to please make an appointment in advance.
WIN A MARKETING/ PR PACKAGE @ R2500
Angelique Ruzicka, the owner of the newly listed, Rare85, is offering a marketing/ PR starter package valued at R2,500. It includes 2 x 500-word web or print articles and 2 x stock photographs.
This prize can be utilized for any business to create a blog post/ news item/ press release or other types of web content.
WIN A PLATTER DECORATING EVENING @ R580
Colleena Ceramics offer platter decorating classes which are held every second Wednesday evening from 7 - 10pm.
This month one lucky winner will have the opportunity to decorate their own 46cm platter valued at R580.
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on the 9th October 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
FLEAS, FLEAS EVERYWHERE
Spring is here! With the 'not-so-cold' winter behind us, it is set to be a bumper flea season!
Now is the time to purchase the latest and best flea products on the market before the fleas bite! Ensuring that your home is flea-free.
Kenilworth Vet shares some interesting facts about fleas and how to choose the correct treatment for your pets.
NEW OWNERS OF PROPERTY AND MUNICIPAL DEBTS OF PREVIOUS OWNERS
To find out more about the legal implications of municipal debt and who is responsible for the payment thereof. Read here what STBB Claremont , the law and recent landmark judgements state.
SPRING CLEAN YOUR DIET
With the warmer weather coming along it’s time to say goodbye to all the winter comfort foods, habits that have crept in, and say "hello" to the fresher, lighter side of life!
It’s time to lighten up the diet, thereby lightening your load!
Where to start? Kim Hofmann, our local dietitian, offers advice.
SEPTEMBER WRAP UP WITH FOHP
The Friends of Harfield Parks provide feedback from the Princes Park Work party in August. They also share some interesting ideas for the local parks and how they intend to reconcile with the water restrictions.
They also address the regulations regarding the playing of ball games in the parks, so please read their feedback here to familiarise yourself with these rules.
PERIMETER SECURITY - ARE YOU COVERED?
Wall-top electric fencing has become a common sight in the Village as a first line of perimeter security. Many people may, however, not benefit as they should from their fencing. Fidelity ADT advise that “the effectiveness of these fences can be compromised if the wrong fence is selected and the installation done incorrectly.”
Be sure to have a look at the notes and recommendations supplied by the HVCID in this months article by clicking here.

A CHOCOHOLICS DREAM
This month Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares a quick and easy chocolate truffle recipe with us.
WHAT ARE WE PLANTING IN OCTOBER?
Even though water restrictions are at level 5 – which is a critical level... all the while it is amazing to grow your own food, it cannot utilise too much municipal water, as it then becomes an ethical matter. Remeber we're in this together.
This also needs to front-of-mind when considering growing any plants. This month the Patchwork Group share info on what to plant as well as what is in season. Read more here.
CHIROPRACTIC QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Jesse B Roberts, a Chiropractic intern, at The Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre has frequently been asked the same questions throughout her studies. They include but are not limited to:
  • "What is Chiropractic?"
  • "Do Chiropractors only treat the spine?"
  • "Is Chiropractic safe?"
For her answers and a little glimpse into the world of Chiropractic click here.

THE HISTORY OF THE CHOO CHOO PARK TRAIN
The iconic train at Choo Choo Park in Claremont has a rich history that few people know about. Andre Ter Morshuizen, the Claremont agent for Norgarb Properties, goes in search of the back-story behind the fire-red engine and finds that it has travelled land and sea to get to its final resting place. Read the full story here.
DON'T CONSOLIDATE DEBT WITHOUT A PLAN

Is the message from BetterLife CEO, Shaun Rademeyer. With South African households spending an average of 40% of their income on debt repayments, many homeowners are looking at consolidating their debt into their home loan accounts, which can carry a much lower rate of interest than most other forms of credit BUT this can be like jumping out of the (debt) frying pan and into the fire.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
THE EFFECT OF MEDITATION ON THE BRAIN
Summer days are fast approaching. Finding inner peace, through meditation is a remarkable way to enjoy the long summer days. What happens in the brain during meditation?
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
STARTING YOUR HOME BUSINESS (Part 2)
A follow up from last month's story by Sharon of Fine Feathers Sewing School.
This month she explores challenges and solutions as well as the sheer determination to succeed, which will set you apart from the rest.
YOU, YOUR VAT RETURN/ REFUND AND SARS
The Bookkeeping Company shares some amazing business tips on how to ensure that your SARS submissions are flawless, click here for the step by step guide, as well as a sample (complimentary) tax invoice template.
new businesses listed
RARE85
Rare85 is a content agency specialising in PR, digital content generation, and design. It is the brain-child of award-winning editor and journalist, Angelique Ruzicka. She is currently the editor of Justmoney.co.za and Moneybags.co.za and contributes to City Press, Women & Home, Edgars Man and Bona magazines, to name but a few.
If your business needs content in the form of press releases, blog posts, articles or advice regarding what to post on social media, Rare85 have the skills and expertise to position you to being noticed by customers and the media.
Contact them today for a free quote.
COLLEENA CERAMICS
Colleena Ceramics offers a relaxed, creative environment for beginners as well as more advanced potters to experience the wonders of working with clay. Classes are offered from a beautiful garden studio, where you will be guided in hand-building, sculpture, coiling, slab work and functional moulding.
For more information on classes on offer visit the Colleena Ceramics business listing here.
updated businesses
DISCOUNTED RATES WITH RARE85
Rare85 is offering a launch promotion. Normal rates are R3.50 per word but during this promotion, rates have been slashed to R2.50 per word. They are offering three packages: The Starter, Instant Content and Brand Builder.
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.
HALF-PRICE FEES AT COLLEENA CERAMICS
Newly listed Colleena Ceramics is offering pottery classes at half the price for the month of October. An opportunity not to be missed if you are excited about bringing out the "creative you".
*T's & C's apply.
Upcoming Events
FRIEND OF HARFIELD PARKS - WORK PARTIES
14 October from 9am Surrey Park work Party
18 November from 10am Purley Park Work Party
RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP First Sunday in May 2018
Enchanted Cirque - Cape Town Stadium - 8 Sep - 15 Oct
Artisan Cheese Fair - Italian Club, Milnerton - 30 Sep - 1 Oct
Buskers Festival - V&A Waterfront - 5 - 8 Oct
Cap Classique & Gin Affair - V &A Waterfront 6 - 7 Oct
Coffee and Chocolate - Durbanville Racecourse - 6 - 8 Oct
Shakespeare in Love - The Fugard Theatre - 10 Oct - 27 Nov
Zombie Walk - Cape Town - 28 Oct

The Wizard of Oz - Artscape - 16 Sep - 8 Oct
After Ever After - Masque Theatre - 28 Sep - 7 Oct
Lets Code Holiday Camp - CTSC - 30 Sept - 8 Oct
MammaMagic Expo - CTICC - 27 - 29 Oct
International Kite Festival - Muizenberg - 28 - 29 Oct
Holiday Workshops at Colleena Ceramics (Ages 4+)
World of Adventure - Stellenbosch



Rocking the Daisies - Darling - 5 - 8 Oct
Oktoberfest - Stellenbosch - 7 - 22 Oct
Craft Beer Festival - Stellenbosch - 14 Oct
Oyster & Champagne Fest - Durbanville - 14 - 15 Oct
Wine on the River - Robertson - 20 - 22 Oct
Windhoek Oktoberfest - Durbanville - 20 - 22 Oct
Protea Party - Franschhoek - 28 Oct
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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
FOR SALE
House in Kenilworth Upper Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R 6 200 000)
House in Claremont Family Home With Super Indoor-Outdoor Flow (R 3 850 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth Upper Modern Sunny Garden Flat (R 3 200 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth Stylish Garden Apartment (R 2 295 000)
House in Kenilworth Stunning Starter (R 2 195 000)
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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
We hope that you have a wonderful month.

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