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…

Walk or run for Home Care – forthcoming event

The fun and popular walk or run along the perimeter of St Francis and Cape St Francis will take place on 9 August 2012. The complete distance is: 26km from Enid Pretorius Properties, Village Centre; it is 12 kms to just the Lighthouse; and it’s 14 kms from the Lighthouse (10:30 start from the Lighthouse)….

Old Car wanted and church announcements

OLD CAR WANTED: If you Have any car for sale then please call me, I would love to buy your car from you God-Bless MY TEL: 079 138 6116 ST FRANCIS UNITED CHURCH: All are welcome at our new Church home “The spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has annointed me to…

19 year-old Pretoria guy on holiday disappears in the sea

A 19 year-old Pretoria guy who was caught up in a rip current at 5 pm this evening at Eerstre Rivier Main beach disappeared under the waves and has not been seen since. The boy’s 22 year-old brother was also caught in the rip current but managed to get to shore. Despite searches and shore…

No immediate protection for spit on the canals?

Decision on canals delayed for at least another year – By Bev Mortimer: St Francis Bay’s canal homes and their only protection for the sea – the dune spit – are at the mercy of the waves for up to another year. This follows the decision by Kouga Council to investigate the method of funding…

Water, water everywhere and fears of floods

Strong flowing streams of water from the wetlands behind the dunes are flowing down the sides of the R330 to the entrance of St Francis Bay and the Links. This follows heavy rains in St Francis today that came down in torrents at times. From there the water goes under the road through storm water…

South African surfers advance to next round at Ballito

South African surfers asserted themselves against many of the world’s best with four out of five advancing through the Round of 96 at the ASP Prime Mr Price Pro Ballito,  2 July, 2012. With clean, although at times inconsistent one-metre waves peeling through the Willards Beach lineup, positioning proved critical for surfers looking to advance…

Think!Fest – a highlight of the national arts festival in Grahamstown

Throughout the city’s history, the sons and daughters of Grahamstown have, in more than one instance, been pioneers that challenge the norms of their generation. In recognition of 200 years of this heritage, the Think!Fest programme of the National Arts Festival, running from 28 June to 8 July, is designed around provocative themes that consider…

About R7000 raised for highly successful Shavathon

Hats off to to Viking Bakery for organising this fantastic local Shavathon event that raised about R7000 for Cansa. It was one of the best Shavathon’s  ever! Crowds flocked to the Shavathon and the festive air attracted young and old – most of whom coloured their locks or had them shaved all off.  Many of the latter…

Reminder about the local Shavathon on 30 June

The popular Shavathon held annually in St Francis Bay is once again happening in St Francis Bay. Time to get your head shaved or your mops and curls coloured – all for a worthy cause!! Here is brief overview of the programme organised by Viking Bakery and sent out by them this weekend. It is bound…

French Season will kick off at Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The French Season begins at the National Arts Festival as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013. The rich programme will feature some 100 events including concerts, exhibitions, street performances, workshops and sporting events. The France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 is an exciting two-year series of artistic exchanges and collaborations between France…