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2014/5 Events Calendar

  • Saturday 25 October:  Homestead Equestrian Estate Equitation Ungraded show (last Multi Discipline Trophy Challenge Show)
  • Saturday 25 October:  08:00 St Francis parkrun
  • Saturday 25 October:  Langkloof MTB Challenge
  • Saturday 25 October:  New Morning Market, 167 St Francis Drive.  Contact Tessa Suckling on 082 372 2332
  • Sunday 26 October:  Addo MTB
  • Friday 31 October:  Homestead Equestrian Estate Halloween Party – contact Tracy on 084 506 1560 or Mel on 082 784 7426 Read more …
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Community Diary

Fridays

  • 08:30 – 13:00 Bridge Club at St Francis Links, contact Wendy McKenzie on 042 294 0541
  • 08:30 – 09:30  The Studio, Village Centre:  Yoga for all levels
  • St Francis United Christian Church Home Groups:  10:00 Pat Munro (042 294 0583)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Nadine’s Boot Camp for Girls, contact 079 509 2071
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Balobi Fresh Fish Market @ Port St Francis – 042 2940 148
  • 13:00 Tabs at Bowls Club
  • From 14:00 Tennis lessons by coach Clare Millson –  group or private, adults and children at the St Francis Bay Tennis Club.  Contact Clare on 042 294 0630 or 0732215524. Read more …
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Photos by Sea snappi – 6312 and surrounds…

These pics are a true reflection of not only our life in the the greater St Francis and the Kouga, but in South Africa – enjoy them with me, a remarkable diary of what we all share in 6312…! Read more …

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Blue Flag status for Cape St Francis beach

For the first time ever, the beautiful beach of Cape St Francis has received Blue Flag status for the period starting 1 November 2014, together with Dolphin Beach in Jeffreys Bay.  The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced a record 82 Blue Flag beaches for South Africa with only two of them in the Kouga. Read more …

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Adventure Province shines at Lilizela Awards

The national winners of the second annual Lilizela tourism awards were revealed at a ceremony on Thursday night 9 October at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.  Tsitsikamma Backpackers in Storms River Village won the 4 star backpackers category. Read more …

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Picture perfect waves in Jbay for Junior Champs

KwaZulu-Natal Central claimed the coveted Freedom Cup for the provincial team accumulating the highest points at the 2014 Hurley SA Junior Champs which was completed in 3 to 4 foot (one metre) picture perfect offshore waves at the Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay on Sunday 12 October 2014. Read more …

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Quilters Summer Fair at the Links this Saturday

The Kouga Quilters is hosting their second annual Summer Fair at the St Francis Links on Saturday 18 October from 09:00 till 15:00.  Come and enjoy the day, celebrating the Kouga Quilters’ love of crafts and creativity.  Handmade and homemade wares will be for sale, perfect for gifts! Read more …

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Help Blood Service to avoid a crisis…

As we enter the last quarter of 2014, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has already been experiencing critical shortages over the recent weeks. It is also a time when people are focussed on their final exams or are hard at work to ensure they end their year with success, so little time is available for much else. However, we are hoping that donors who are due to donate, as well as those who meet the minimum requirements, are able to find the time to make a difference to the lives of others and donate blood. Read more …

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Use of Kromme River – your opinion please

The Kromme Joint River Committee is asking for all affected parties to comment on the status of the Kromme River.  The committee says that the Kromme River is  faced with multiple inter-related problems, such as silting up and becoming shallower.

The biggest problem is silting up, and one of the consequences is that from the west end of River Tides to the sea the river is becoming shallower and the channels narrower. Read more …

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Vintage Fashions worked for felines and canines!

The SPCA in Humansdorp held an amazing fundraiser with the assistance of St Francis Bay’s Toffee Clothing on Thursday 2 October at Café Bijoux on the St Francis canals.  They held a much enjoyed Vintage Fashion Show and Ladies Lunch, attended by over a 100 ladies. Read more …