SPCA thanks companies and Calamari Classic golfers

On behalf of the committee and animals of the SPCA, I would like to thank IPC St Francis and Trattoria San Francesco for their initiative during the Calarmari Classic, and allowing  collection on the 16th tee and Flamingo Bar. A big ‘Thank You’  to golfers & patrons who donated so generously.   An amount of R 2150…

Good Samaritans rescue shark victim and seal keeps shark at bay

Two brave Fish Hoek residents with no hesitation for their own safety kicked off their shoes, ran into the sea, then waded through the surf to reach the great white shark victim yesterday and then hauled him to the safety of Clovelly Corner beach, it emerged late yesterday. And while bystanders screamed,  the shark headed…

Clovelly shark attack: man’s leg bitten off by great white

Photos added… (Update 29/9/11) A 42 year-old swimmer had his right leg bitten off and his left foot badly damaged in a white shark attack at Clovelly Corner today. The man is in a stable condition in hospital. He was rescued from the water by a two volunteer counsellors. See rescuers (good Samaritans) account of what happened:…

Dana Pretorius wins R50 000 voucher

Dana Pretorius of St Francis Bay won a R50 000 voucher from PPC Cement today. He received his share of the recent nation wide R1.1-million PPC Cement competition. There were three winners from the Eastern Cape and Dana was one of the lucky ones to walk off with an early Christmas present. Dana’s voucher is redeemable…

JBay Bowling team takes the Calamari trophy

The winning team for the annual Calamari Classic Bowling Tournament was from Kouga this year.  Dalena Muller, Hennie Slabbert, Barbara Coetzee and David Morton from Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club won the trophy. Mill Park Bowling Club was placed second and Grahamstown third. The booby prize for the event was presented amid much laughter to the Walmer…

Donovan Coenraad wins coveted Calamari Classic trophy

(Updated with overall results 26/9/11) Donovan Coenraad from St Francis Bay is the overall winner of the 14th Calamari Classic at St Francis Bay Golf Club. Coenraad with a handicap of 15 walked away with the coveted Calamari Classic trophy at the final prize-giving on Saturday night, plus a magnificent watch from Gabriel Jewellers  Jeffreys…

Lady golfer in top spot on Day 2 of the Calamari Classic Golf

Lady golfer, Alison Kantor, trounced the men and was announced the winner of Day 2 in the Calamari Classic Golf  yesterday. Alison, aka Ali, with a handicap of 23 achieved 40 points. Following her into 2nd place was Wynand van Biljon with a handicap of 17 and 39 points. The next five top places of…

New-look Shellfest offers beauties, music, sport and fun

A previous Shellfest in Jeffreys Bay     Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for what promises to be one of the best ever Shell Festivals. The 2011 J’Bay Shell Festival will take place along the main beachfront of the popular coastal town from 30 September – 2 October.  “Some fantastic events have been lined up for…

Winds blow golfers off form but great vibe starts Calamari Golf

In spite of fierce winds that wracked havoc with most players’ swings, putting and drives, Garth Enslin took the 1st place prizes on the first day of this year’s Calamari Classic Golf at St Francis Bay Golf Course. Enslin, with a handicap of 10, scored 41 points, followed by Andre Pretorius with a handicap of…

EP’s top junior surfers ready to shine at Champs in Durbs

 Most of South Africa’s best junior surfers, including several  top Eastern Province surfers, will compete at Durban’s New Pier between 4-9 October to attempt to claim individual titles, plus ensure their province’s teams win the coveted  Freedom Cup.  The Hurley SA Junior Champs is hosted by Surfing South Africa in partnership with the KZN Central Surfing…

Sector Police Forum announcement:

Chairman of the St Francis Bay Sector Police Forum, Oliver Holmes, has put out the following message for the community: “In the process of combating crime in our area we have called upon all the residents to report any suspicious activity to the SAPS or any of the security companies, and to accept the concept of…

Raising funds for rhinos by walking

St Francis Tourism and St Francis Sport have teamed up to hold a fun walk on Heritage Day – either 5 km or 10 km –  with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the preservation of rhinos. Seeing that Saturday is Heritage Day (24 September) it was decided to offer St Francis residents and…