Local News for George

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GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT NEWS - The Cape Town Weather Office has issued the following weather warnings:

1) Level 1 – Damaging winds
2) Level 3 – Disruptive rain

Period valid: 5 to 6 May 2021

Level 1 warning for damaging waves resulting in difficulty navigating at sea and small vessels at risk of capsizing between Lambert's Bay to Plettenberg Bay from Wednesday 5 May into Thursday 6 May.

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A number of crocodiles have escaped from a commercial farm near Bonnievale in the Western Cape on Wednesday 3 March, with authorities and environmental departments hard at work to recapture them.

The crocodiles managed to break free from their holding camps in the morning, and despite some 25 crocs having been recovered and safely returned to the farm, various law enforcement agencies will continue to patrol parts of the Breederiver near the farm to ensure that the “unknown number” of escaped animals are also rounded up.

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Brug tussen Hartenbos en Riverside

Die brug tussen Hartenbos en Riverside op die R102 oor die Klein-Brakrivier sal vanaf vandag, 1 Februarie gesluit wees aangesien herstelwerk aan die waterpyplyn gedoen word. Die herstelwerk sal ongeveer 6 weke duur. Motoriste word gevra om die ompad op die N2 te gebruik.

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Knysna Council resolved to authorise the Executive Mayor and Acting Municipal Manager to implement measures to curb the spread of COVID–19 in the Knysna municipal area on Thursday 3 December.
As a result, the following municipal controlled facilities will be CLOSED from 10 December 2020 until 24 December 2020.
 All public libraries
 All community halls
 All municipal sport facilities except leased facilities
 The municipal swimming pool in Karatara

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7th annual Gourmet & Gourmand Event “Food of the Opera”

A good chef can cook anywhere - The saying goes: “A good chef can cook anywhere.” Every year the chefs participating in the 7th annual Gourmet & Gourmand Event in aid of the Carpe Diem School in George give new meaning to these words.

This year the event will take place on Saturday, August 22nd and the school hall will be transformed to suit the theme – “Food of the Opera”. Legendary singer André Schwartz will be the guest artist.

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For the past few weeks we have been building, sorting and reshelving - we now have newly sorted sections for our classics and modern literature, biographies, true crime, Afrikaans fiction and literature, South Africa authors, German books, travel biographies and photography books. The shop looks beautiful, and there is now so much more to see. Come along and experience the magic for yourself!

The Blue Forest Bookshop & Collectables is being renovated!
Afrikaans Literature & Fiction
Our new Photography section
Classics & Modern Literature
... And even more Classics & Modern Literature!
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SOUTH AFRICA (September 2014) – During September and October you will see them alongside the roads of our country during. They operate in groups, or sometimes only two or three souls. They stop in the most visible places seemingly unaware of the world passing by. Then they do something strange...they wrap anything and everything with the pink material they carry with them in the random place they chose for no apparent reason.

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Egmond Coetzee van E Coetzee Apteek, 72 York Straat is op die foto druk besig met voorbereiding om meter lange pienk materiaal te knip vir die “Pink Trees for Pauline”-Projek. Pienk materiaal sal ook vanaf Augustus maand te koop wees by E Coetzee Apteek, Coffee & More asook die NG Kerk Moeder Gemeente.
Materiaal sal hierdie naweek by die Vodacom Kaasfees by die Outeniqua Rugby Stadium beskikbaar wees teen R20 ‘n meter by die Pink Trees for Pauline stalletjie.

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GEORGE NEWS - A George woman had a frightening experience last Wednesday afternoon when an unknown man jumped into her car at a red traffic light and choked her with the seat belt. He also robbed her of all her cash.

The victim had just stopped at the red traffic light in Albert Street, opposite the garage, around 15:30 when the suspect jumped in behind the driver's seat, grabbed the seat belt and pulled it tightly around her neck. He instructed her to drive off when the light turned green while emptying her bag on the back seat and taking all her cash.

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Die lyk van 'n jong vrou, Belinda Paulsen (25) van Versveldstraat in Borcherds, is gister-oggend omstreeks 00:10 in 'n huthuis - slegs 'n paar huise vanaf haar ouerhuis - gevind.

Die oorledene se onderlyf was na wat verneem word naak toe 'n vriend op haar liggaam afkom.

Volgens polisiewoordvoerder van die Suid-Kaap, kaptein Bernadine Steyn, word daar vermoed dat die oorledene met 'n stomp voorwerp in die gesig geslaan is.

"'n Outopsie sal môre gedoen word om die oorsaak van dood vas te stel. Die moontlikheid van verkragting word ook ondersoek," het Steyn gesê.

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15 South African Design companies invited by SOURCE-SA to participate in NY NOW

Ilovani along with 15 South African design companies has been invited by SOURCE-SA to participate in NY NOW.
Home Division, Accent on Design.
Jacob Javits Convention Center, Booth 3861 & 3862
From 18th to the 21th August 2013
You are invited and we look forward to seeing you there

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New type of ATM fraud: Beware!!!

Hi New type of ATM skimming, they use this device to capture your PIN number....please share with friends and colleagues.

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“Imagine ridgelines, fynbos, flowing trails and magnificent views of the Outeniqua Mountains! This will paint the picture of the Outeniqua Traverse. A trail run that is raw, real and brings out the best in every trail runner from the novice to the experienced. This is one race not to miss! If 38km sounds too long try the 25km or the 10km. Something for the whole family. Just put on your shoes and get there !”

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The Winner of the Garden Route Wheels Load and Win Pine Lake Marina Competition

Congratulations to Tokkie van de Venter from Kirsten Motors in George! Tokkie is the winner of the Garden Route Wheels’ first “Load and Win” competition in conjunction with Pine Lake Marina. The Garden Route Wheels Team would like to thank the prize sponsor, Pine Lake Marina and the participants for their support. Tokkie won a weekend away to the Pine Lake Marina Resort.

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1st Mini Motor Expo George

Mini Man George is inviting all Mini owners & enthusiasts to exhibit their Minis and become part of the family.
•Date: 22 September 2012
•Venue: PW Botha College, George
•Entrance: R 10
•Jumping Castles, Food and Beverages available, Prizes to be won!
•Booking is essential
•Contact Errol: 076 718 1054
•E-mail: minilandsa@yahoo.com

1st Mini Motor Expo George
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From Outeniqua Farmers' Market's Deon Mocke

Due to the current weather and grim predictions for tomorrow of 50mm rain and gusts of up to 54km/h from Cape Town's weather service, Outeniqua Farmers Market decided not to open tomorrow, 14 July 2012.

They are very sorry, but believe it would be best and safest for everyone.

They'll see you all next Saturday for sure!

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Hi Everyone

Please could you take a few mins to fill out my survey - it would be a great help!!!

Just trying to gather a bit of info from all the great people in George!



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A great find! The Garden Route Botanical Garden has a nursery that also sells to the public. Their prices are ridiculously low.
They are open from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 - 4.30 pm. Fridays only in the mornings. The Tea Garden serves yummie eats and has a lovely safe play area for the little ones.

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The 2011 national sailing championship for the RS Tera sailing boat was held at the Pine Lake Marina resort outside of Sedgefield, in the Garden Route, South Africa. Watch the Supersport premier Tuesday night at 20:30 on SS6. See the short video to see what you can expect...