Brave, talented paddlers undeterred by friz weather

(By Bev Mortimer) There was big excitement with quite a few shivers at the start of Pam Golding’s Canal Winter Challenge canoe race at the Cove on the St Francis Bay canals yesterday. The race started off in frosty, wet and drizzling weather in the morning. St Francis Chronicle’s  roving scribe reports that a group…

Forthcoming Event: Robert Kellerman live at Joe Fish!

Solo artist and song writer, Robert Kellerman, will be performing live at Joe Fish restaurant, Cape St. Francis Resort on 9 August 2012 from 7 pm till late. He will be playing songs from his debut album called Africa – each day a better day and some well-known classics. Robert is a passionate artist  who…

Forthcoming Events – 26 July – 9 August (updated):

26 July: Tonight St Francis Bay Small Business Forum meets interested business people at St Francis Links  at 6 pm. Bookings essential Tel: Debbie on 042 294 1393 of St Francis Links on 042 200 4500. 27 July: The launch of ShowMe St Francis  – one of the most dynamic interactive websites in South Africa…

Urinetown Musical – Forthcoming Event

To pee or not to pee.. that is the question in Urinetown. The title of this musical may cause some sniggering but the subject of where to go to the toilet affects the daily livelihood of the inhabitants of Urinetown – the title of a satirical musical produced by students at Woodridge College. The students…

St Francis: Sleeping no more – open for business!

A St Francis Bay Business Forum (SFBBF) was formed this month to promote future investment and business opportunities, plus positive support for current businesses in St Francis. One of its main goals is also to get businesses in St Francis Bay to work together towards a goal of sustainable growth. At a meeting of interested…

Sand River Bridge 6 pm 14 July 2012 – Photo Gallery

The following photos taken by Bev Mortimer this evening show an extremely strong Sand River flowing down to the Kromme River at 6 pm, plus the build up of water at the bridge base beneath the road across, plus the status of water flowing towards and out of the  pipes beneath the bridge. The Sand River Bridge…

Dam formation at the Sand River bridge causes concern

By Bev Mortimer: Concern from early morning motorists has been expressed following a build up of water into a dam on the one side of the temporary Sand River Bridge during the night, 13 July 2012. A tour round St Francis Bay early this morning  revealed that there was no major flooding in the village…

Shark attack victim recovering in Mossel Bay hospital

NSRI spoke to Jacques Mostert, 29, from Centurion, this morning by telephone and he is in good spirits and recovering well in a Mossel Bay hospital. “He told us that his friend had exited the water while they were surfing and on his way out of the surf he was circled by a shark which…

28 July – Canals Winter Challenge – forthcoming event

28 July – Canals Winter Challenge The annual Pam Golding Canals Winter Challenge , hosted by the St Francis Paddling Club, starts at the Cove, Shore Rd, at 10 am. Registration is from 9am. The long course is 20 kms and the short course 13 kms. R60 p/p The race attracts top PE paddlers, like…