As we come to the end of yet another year, on behalf of the Harfield-Village Online team, we would like to thank each and everyone for your support throughout the year. Special thanks to our local businesses for their generous prizes which they donated throughout the year, especially Spectacle Warehouse, who donated a prize every single month, our newest trendy restaurant in the Village, Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme, who has generously and consistently gifted us with awesome meal vouchers and finally, to our article contributors for their thoughtful and informative contributions.

A huge thank you to our sponsor Norgarb Properties, for their support and encouragement.

To read all our regular article contributors and small business owners interesting articles, advice and helpful tips, please click on the images below:

To find out more about our regular competition sponsors, please click on their logo’s below:

Sea Grill
Meat the butcher

WISHES FROM LEW NORGARB

It’s that time again where one year draws to a close and a new year is upon us.

I’d like to take this opportunity to recap on what happened this year in and around our Village:

– We bid farewell to renowned Authentic Thai Cuisine Restaurant Thai World and welcomed the new trendy fine wine and dine restaurant Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme.

-The Kenilworth Booms made headlines with residents having mixed feelings about whether the booms should be fixed and operating properly or stay open.

– Once again, the annual Harfield Village Carnival was a highlight event for 2019 which showcased everything from delicious eats and craft beer to home décor, art, clothing and live music.

– In defiance of the gloomy recession, Norgarb Properties sold a whopping 6 properties in 5 weeks.

-The new Deli Café popped up on 2nd Avenue, offering a juice bar, fresh veggies market days and wine tasting evenings.

– Amongst all the events to celebrate, we remember Uyinene Mrwetyana who tragically lost her life at the Clareinch Post Office. Many residents paid their respects by taking part in marches all around the neighbourhood.

– We waved good-bye to the cute and renowned Norgarb Properties Tuk-Tuks! It was fun, but it was time to go. They will surely be missed, but we look forward to seeing them being famous as they head into the movie industry.

No doubt, Harfield Village is still a buzzing community of vibey businesses and restaurants and family-friendly streets.

To end off this year, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to:

– Our 6,000+ readers. We wouldn’t be able to provide bumper edition newsletters if we did not have your participation and feedback.

– Our Article Contributors who provide us with inspiring newsworthy articles and great tips every month. We value your collective and respective wisdom sharing.

Local Businesses, you are all amazing! We are all about keeping it local – Our readers have thoroughly enjoyed your prizes and special offers throughout the year. May all your efforts in business gain even more success and recognition in the New Year!

-The HVA, (Harfield Village Association), FOHP (Friends Of Harfield Parks) and HVCID (Harfield Village CID). Your pivotal role in Harfield Village does not go unnoticed. Thank you for your efforts in trying to improve safety in our Village, to keep it organised and greener and making it a welcoming place that we can call home. On behalf of the entire business and residential community, we thank you and your teams for your dedicated effort and hard work throughout the year.

Lyn Staples and Andre Ter Morshuizen from Norgarb Properties who spend time submitting recipes and DIY or handy tips each month. Our readers certainly look forward to your columns and really enjoy it.

Symantha, our producer of our monthly newsletter. On behalf of all our readers and Norgarb Properties, we sincerely thank you and are grateful for your immense efforts to bring us this mailer every month.

From the Norgarb Properties Team, we wish all our loyal customers and readers a wonderful festive season. May your travels be safe and the time spent with your loved ones, enjoyable. Thank you for a fantastic year.

Looking to sell? If it’s HARFIELD, it’s NORGARB!

From January to December 2019, Norgarb Properties successfully concluded a tremendous 56% of all property sales in Harfield Village! That’s up 16% in sales since 2018 over the same period.

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our November Winners; they are:

Sally-Ann Stevens from Harfield Village receives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse

Janice Foster from Kenilworth wins a delicious sit-down meal from Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme worth R500

Heather Hopton from Claremont wins a Pedicure Treatment from Carrie Anderson Beauty Therapy worth R250.

Olivia Tregellas from Harfield Village wins a Piercing Voucher from The Body Architects Tattoo Studio worth R250.

Martin Klopper from Kenilworth wins an Admin Voucher from Vooma VA valued at R250.

Monthly Competition

WIN AN EYE TEST VALUED AT R480

Once again, we thank Spectacle Warehouse for offering a prize to one lucky winner – An eye test valued at R480! 

Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear essentials.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.

Sea Grill

ENJOY A DELICIOUS MEAL VALUED AT R500

Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme, is offering you a chance to win a delicious sit-down meal to the value of R500.

Found on 2nd Avenue in Claremont’s Harfield Village foodie hub, Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme is the epicurean offspring of Sea Point’s Sea Grill restaurant and La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro.

WIN AN ADMIN VOUCHER VALUED AT R250

Vooma VA provides remote access to quality administrative support and services.

On offer is an Admin Voucher to the value of R250.

* The voucher is valid for 6 months.

WIN A MINI OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOT VALUED AT R600

Photography is Mel’s passion. She loves to share what she does with people and give them something that will last a lifetime. Mel Photography covers a vast range of themes and Mel does all of them. Some of the themes she covers are: BABY/CHILDREN/WEDDINGS/MATERNITY/PETS.

Mel Photography is offering a free mini outdoor photoshoot valued at R600.

WIN A TATTOO VOUCHER VALUED AT R500

Body Architects Tattoo and Piercing Studio focuses on custom tattoos, from intricate Japanese work to portraits and more. Clients are welcome to bring their own unique ideas too.

They are offering a Tattoo Gift Voucher to the value of R500.

* A R1000 deposit is required when confirming a booking. Deposits are non-refundable – a 48 hour notice is required when postponing your appointment or the deposit is lost.

Stand a chance to win your share of prizes valued at R2,330.

Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 13 January 2020. 

Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and will be mentioned again in our next newsletter.

Good Luck!

Feature Articles

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Kenilworth Vet would like to express their sincere gratitude for your continued support throughout the year.

2019 has been a difficult year for many as we continue to feel the impact of the country’s economic difficulties.

Despite this, we continually strive to bring you the best veterinary services possible.

Read the full article here.

FESTIVE SEASON OFFICE HOURS

Closing: 24 December 2019 at 13h00.
Opening: 3rd of January 2020.

STBB wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The Friends of Harfield Village Parks would like to thank all the local businesses and community members who joined the various work parties held throughout the year, and for everyone’s donations. 

It is due to each one of you that the parks are appealing places for all community members to spend time. Wishing you a blessed festive period and trust that we can depend on your continued support in 2020.

HOME SECURITY TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

The South African Police Service and Business Against Crime offer some useful tips on how to keep your home safe this festive season whilst you are away on holiday.

The police have also urged holidaymakers not to drink and drive and adhere to the rules of the road.

 Click here to read the full article by HVCID

TOP 3 RECIPES OF THE YEAR

Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe has provided many delicious recipes throughout the year. We have chosen to highlight three of her most loved recipes.

Click on the name to see the recipe. Creamy Chicken & Tarragon Casserole, Butter Chicken and Two delicious Bread Recipes. 

Click to view all previous recipes by Lyn Staples.

JANUARY IN THE GARDEN

Temperatures have definitely increased – Summer is here! This is great for growing food. Make sure your beds are mulched, so that precious water doesn’t evaporate and can still nourish the plants.

Patchwork shares the January plant list. See it here.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The Animal Rescue Organisation thanks you for your support throughout the year as they continue to do their good work throughout the festive season.

Should you still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do please browse our online store or donate on behalf of someone.

THINKING ABOUT A HOLIDAY HOME

Should you be going away at the end of the year, it is likely that you often think what it would be like to live or own a property at your favourite holiday destination.

BetterBond shares some information on what you need to know. See it here. 

HOW THE BRAIN BELIEVES IN THINGS THAT CAN’T BE SEEN

The festive season is upon us again, where people demonstrate their faith. But what can neuroscience tell us about how the brain believes in things that cannot be seen?

Read the full article here. 

Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D. 

CHILDREN SAFETY DURING THE HOLIDAY

What should parents do if they aren’t able to get time off work, and their children are potentially alone at home during the holidays? Fidelity ADT shares some pointers, see them here

New Businesses Listed
SPA POOL JACUZZI REPAIRS

With over 20 years’ experience in Pool, Spa and Jacuzzi repairs, Alan is a specialised spa expert who will work to make organising repairs as easy as possible. SPJ Repairs are the trusted repair experts recommended by spa shops across Cape Town, and have helped hundreds of homeowners, guest houses, etc with their spa needs. Contact Alan on 074 357 0090.

Updated Businesses

MEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Melinda Els has always had a passion for Photography. Mel loves capturing any moment that catches her eye, and has a broad portfolio that covers people, nature, landscapes (& seascapes…), architecture and travel amongst others, and has been requested to assist in artistic & abstract, commercial and industrial-related imagery by numerous “corporate” clients too. 

Contact Mel on melphotoct@gmail.com or 084 805 1298 to make an appointment.

SUGAR FINGERS – HANDCRAFTED CAKES & TOPPERS

Harfield Village resident Colette Chantal specialises in beautiful fondant, gumpaste themed cakes and toppers which are lovingly handcrafted. She has been complimented on her creativity and great attention to detail. Contact Colette on 079 759 3658 or email colmat@vodamail.co.za to make your cakes come to life.

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OGGI CLEARANCE SALE

Currently The Oggi Shop have various items on Sale for R50.

The following items are on clearance. Cycling booties 3-6; 6-12 month as well as 1-2 year old sunsuits; 1-2 and 3-4 year old rash vests and 1-2 year old hippi sets.

The kiddies items make fabulous Christmas stocking “stuffers” or actual presents. Other items on sale are navy, bottle green and brown netball shorts and some miscellaneous items. 

RE-MODEL / UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE

Fine Feathers Sewing School offers many aspects in sewing.

Alterations, Re-Modeling your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe are just some of the offerings.

Remodeling your wardrobe is as easy as 1) Make an appointment; 2) bring a few items of clothing to Sharon; 3) discuss, and transform your wardrobe together.

The initial hour-long appointment will set you back only R150. Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes, or a minor adjustment, can make all the difference. After the initial consultation, Sharon charges R75 an hour.

Another of Sharon’s offerings is “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing in price for the more complicated ones (due to cut or fabric). If you are able to sew yourself, Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time, in your own home.

During the holidays Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, to beginners and advanced, at a rate of R150 per hour.

She is willing to adjust her plan to suit your requirements.

Upcoming Events

SALSA IN THE SOUTH

Zapata Mexican Food Revolution and Evolution Dance Company will be hosting Salsa in the South Christmas Party. Last Salsa for 2019 at Zapata. Take advantage of what Evolution Dance can teach you.

Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Zapata – 65 – 67 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village
Cost: R50 

AUNTY MERLE’S – IT’S A GIRL

Nominated for 4 Fleur Du Cap awards, Marc Lottering’s smash hit show AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL has enjoyed 4 critically acclaimed seasons.
And now the much-anticipated sequel is here: AUNTY MERLE – IT’S A GIRL!

Merle’s daughter Abigail & son-in-law, Alan, have been married for 5 years now.  They have an announcement to make. Excitement mounts in Belgravia Road, Athlone & Merle simply cannot wait to be a first-time Grandmother. Expect high drama as a vibrant cast & a live band take to the stage.

Date: 22 November 2019 – 1 February 2020
Time: From 7:30pm
Venue: The Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch
Cost: Tickets from R125 – R225
Booking: Webtickets

Kirstenbosch New Years Eve Concert
31 Dec 2019 – Kirstenbosch Gardens

A Woman of No Importance
6 January: Fugard Theatre

Cape Town Jazzathon 2020
9 – 12 January: V&A Waterfront 

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival 2020
10 – 11 January: Kenilworth Racecourse

The ABBA Show
18 January – GrandWest Grand Arena 

Strandfontein Beach Clean
24 January: Cape Town 

For the Kids

Frozen Fun Slide Park

29 November – 5 January 2020: Canal Walk 

Santa’s Festive Village

6 December – 5 January 2020: Somerset Mall

Summer Splash Cape Gate Centre

6 December – 11 January 2020: Cape Gate Centre 

Christmas Carols with The Serenades

21 –  22 December 2019: Norval Foundation

Visit our website for more fun ideas to keep your kids entertained this festive season.

Out of Town

Stellenbosch Street Soirees

27 November – 25 March 2020: Stellenbosch 

Delheim Estate Harvest Festival

25 January: Stellenbosch 

Origin Festival 2020

31 January – 2 February: Helderstroom 

Principals Pen

Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books. 

2019 Sales in Claremont, Kenilworth, Plumstead & Lakeside
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 / 082 297 2970
Lew NorgarbHarfield Village – 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn StaplesKenilworth/ Claremont Village – 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter MorshuizenClaremont/ Lynfrae/ Plumstead – 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

16 December – Day of Reconciliation
24 December – Christmas Eve
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Day of Goodwill
1 January 2020 – New Years Day
15 January 2020 – Schools open for Term 1 2020

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