Your guide to what's happening in and around Harfield Village

Your guide to what's happening in and around Harfield Village

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The festive season is nearly upon us, and a great time to get out into the glorious sunshine. Guy Fawkes & Diwali are also coming up which can be a lot of fun for us, but with that comes loud noises from fireworks which frightens our furr-family. Please be considerate to our pets, Kenilworth Vet shares some tips below to make the night less traumatic for our pets.
This newsletter is filled with interesting articles from our regular contributors, as well as our monthly competition which have great prizes from our sponsors. Moreover have a look at the upcoming events and the beautiful properties for sale by Norgarb Properties.
Norgarb Properties launches new website
A new season, brings bright new things. Norgarb Properties is proud to launch its brand new Website. It is fully responsive so that it optimally displays on every screen size and device. The website is now also more user friendly with better search options to find your perfect home.
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FIREWORKS ARE BAD
Once again, the Animal Rescue Organisation's 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.
Please click on the poster to enlarge for details to report illicit or unauthorised discharge of fireworks or animals in distress.
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our September Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.

- Marja Rijke from Harfield Village, has won a free eye test to the value of R365 from Spectacle Warehouse.
- Peter Newill from Kenilworth, has won free labour for an hour to the value of R550 from ReWired Electical.
- Ania Garnett from Claremont, receives 50% off an MBTI Personality Assessment and Feedback Session to the value of R1 622.45 from Humanessence (Pty) Ltd.
 
WIN AN EYE TEST @ R365
Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear requirements. This month they are, once again, giving away a free eye test to the value of R365.
* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on the 9th of November.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
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A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR YOU AND YOUR PET!
Guy Fawkes is upon us once again and although it can be a lot of fun and a festive evening for us, for our pets it can be disastrous.
Kenilworth Vet offers tips on making the evening less traumatic for our furr-family and an enjoyable evening for us all.
WHEN A PROPERTY SALE AGREEMENT INCLUDES A TRUST
One always has to be extremely careful when one of the parties to an agreement is a Trust.
STBB explains what to look out for.
WORLD DIABETES DAY - 14 NOVEMBER
You should be especially careful of your diet habits if you are at increased risk of diabetes.
The risk factors include having a family history of the disease, being overweight, being over the age of 45, having heart disease or high blood pressure and leading an inactive life.
Kim Hofmann gives some tips on how to prevent or manage diabetes. See them here.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HARFIELD VILLAGE
Friends of Harfield Parks give feedback of the FOHP AGM held on 22 September, and they convey to us what is happening in the parks in Harfield Village.
MOUNTAIN SAFETY IN SPOTLIGHT
Concerns have been raised over the safety of local hiking trails after several mugging incidents have been reported, particularly at Newlands Forest and Rhodes Memorial.

HVCID shares some safety tips. See them here.
LEEKS IN A VINAGRETTE
Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe, once again shares a delicious recipe with us. This time it is Leeks in a Vinagrette.
Lyn's recipes are easy and quick to prepare making them perfect for those on the go, like herself. See the recipe here.
Click to view all previous recipes by Lyn Staples.
NOVEMBER IN THE GARDEN
Spring is bountiful in the garden as temperatures and daily sun hours continue to climb. Make sure you are mulching so that the soil doesn't start to dry out as things heat up.
Patchwork shares the plant list for November. See it here.
SELLING CHRISTMAS CARDS & MORE
Please find Animal Rescue Organisation's gorgeous range of Christmas cards, notelets and present stickers on sale at Kenilworth Vet.
All proceeds go towards our work in impoverished areas in and around Cape Town. Prices range from R20-R25 for packs of 5. For more info contact tamsyn@ripsold.co.za
3 GIRLS LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME
These 3 gorgeous little girls are ready to leave their foster home. Hutch, Foster Dad, has done a super job taking care of them. They are happy, healthy and well-socialised with dogs, cats and kids. These girls are about weeks of age.
If you would like to meet them, please contact Tamsyn on 0824117922 or tamsyn@ripsold.co.za. Please note that Hutch is not up for adoption!
*Animal Rescue Organisation adoption rules apply.
POOL COVER - THE LEGALITIES
Over the recent years we’ve seen new pool safety regulations being introduced in South Africa. What is most surprising is how few people actually know about the legislation, especially considering the strict bylaws instituted this year. Andre Ter Moshuizen explains more. Read the full aticle here.
Click to read all previous DIY tips and articles by Andre, Norgarb Properties Agent in the know.
SAVINGS AVAILABLE ON LOWER-RATE HOME LOANS
South African home buyers need to become more aware of the advantages of being offered a lower interest rate when they are initially approved for a home loan.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
GUY FAWKES
Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes? It’s that time of year again when the assassination of Guy Fawkes is celebrated. He became infamous when he tried to blow up the British Houses of Parliament with a cache of dynamite and kill King James I, in November 1605. See the full article here.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
UPCYCLING CLOTHING
Sharon from Fine Feathers Sewing School has been remaking clothes in her sewing classes for about the last 6 months. She felt there would be a trend in this & began experimenting with her Intermediate class of Pupils with wonderful and exciting wearable results.
THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Does rental agreements fall under the ambit of the CPA? LettingWorx talks about the 20-day notice period for tenants. Read more here.
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RE-MODEL / UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE

Re-Model your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe.

One aspect of the Fine Feathers Sewing School is Alterations.

Another is Remodelling your wardrobe which 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 cost you 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 for 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.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, from beginners to advanced, during the holidays at a rate of R150 per hour. She will adapt to suit your requirements.
Upcoming Events
HALLOWEEN IN THE VILLAGE
Join the HVCID for Halloween in the Park.

There will be games, fancy dress competition, trick or treat & more.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Time: From 5:30 PM

Venue: Hampstead Park
MORNING MARKET
Support The Village Work Centre at their Morning Market to raise much needed funds.
There will be books, boerewors rolls, bric a brac, cake & tea, wooden & sewing products and much more.
Hope to see everyone there!
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Time: 8 AM
Venue: 11 First Avenue, Claremont
Tel: 021 683 1300
THE CHILDREN'S STUDIO 35TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate with The Children's Studio for their 35th Anniversary.

There will be games, food trucks, prizes & much more.

Parking is limited - Walking & biking is encouraged!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

Venue: Corner of 2nd Ave & Hereford Street, Harfield Village.

Questions? Call: 021 683 1437 or Email: admin@childrensstudio.co.za
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (22 September - 3 November) Camps Bay
Cape Town Buskers Festival (1 - 11 November) V&A Waterfront
Tuning the Vine: November Event (7 November) Cape Town
EDGE: Eat, Drink, Graffiti Event (14 November) Salt River
The Cape Town Festival of Beer (30 November - 2 December) Green Point 1
German School Bazaar (2 - 3 November) Cape Town
Killarney Motor Show (4 November) Table View
Moyo Picnics (18 November) Kistenbosch Gardens
Kistenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts (18 & 25 November) Kirstenbosch
Uncle Pauls Christmas Parties (23 November - 21 December) Wynberg
Art Franschhoek (27 October - 25 November) Franschhoek
Halloween at Eaglevlei (31 October - 3 November) Stellenbosch
Liggies & Lof (9 November) Durbanville
Beer, Bubbly & Gin Festival (24 - 25 November) Stellenbosch
Libertas Choir (4 November) University of Stellenbosch
Alien Safari Flying Circus (24 - 25 November) Blue Hippo Farm, Greyton
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Norgarb Properties Team
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
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
31 October - Halloween
5 November - Guy Fawkes
7 November - Diwali
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