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Number 1 : October 2003


1. The Blom & Blits is for everybody

The annual Blom & Blits festival is organised for all people of Stanford, and the organisers are confident that residents from all parts of the community and all walks of life will take part this year.


The festival, to be held from Friday, 7 November to Sunday, 9 November under the auspices of the Stanford Tourism Bureau, has already attracted wide support and sponsorship. It promises to be bigger and better than ever before. ...


News and views for locals, by locals

Village Life, which is envisaged as a monthly newspaper, will be produced by residents of Stanford with the aim of informing all stakeholders of local events and to highlight our interesting history, people and environment. ...


2. Village Victuals

The restorers of hungry tums

(Food column) ...


Stanford sons in World Cup!

Two players whose parents live in Stanford will take part in the Rugby World Cup, albeit not for South Africa! Stuart, son of David and Sara Abbott, has been selected for the England side, and Matthew Stevens, son of Georgina Hamilton, will play for the England under 21s.


3. This is an excellent place for successful MICE

(Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) ...


4. Is your neighbour's water a nuisance?

By Aurea Teixeira, Attorney

Neighbour law in South Africa makes provision for an interesting concept called "nuisance". The law in this field aims to ensure that landowners have full use and enjoyment of their property. ...


Village personality of the month

She's a pillar of the community

By Georgina Hamilton

If one were to search for a guiding goodness in Stanford, a lot of it may be found in the heart of Emily (Emmie) Dreyer. Throughout her retirement – the word is hardly appropriate – she has tried to ensure that old people in Stanford are fed and supported.


5. Green Futures - building sustainable nature-based livelihoods

By Sean Privett

Our country has exceptional natural resources and a flora unparalleled in diversity throughout the world. We on the western edge of the Agulhas Plain are ...


6. The Village Gardener, by Tracy Paton of The Purple Pumpkin

Get busy in October


Area is a top destination for bird-watchers

By Anton Odendal of Birdlife Overberg

Bird-watching is the fastest growing leisure activity in the world. In 1997 it was estimated that somewhere between R80 million and R170 million was spent on this hobby in South Africa. ...


7. Gables of Stanford

by Guy Whittle, archictect and Stanford resident

Stanford is blessed with a full range of all the basic gable designs – both “Cape Dutch” and “Victorian” – if in name only. ...


8. With Mug in Hand, by Andy Mitchell of Birkenhead Brewery

How barley and hops become that amber liquid

As an introduction, let me talk about beer brewing in layman’s language. ...


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Horse & buggy, Syringa Farm, Stanford

Isabel Otto and her pony Bella’s Dream (also known as Rooi Boet) at a recent meet of horses and buggies on Syringa Farm. Welsh ponies, including carriages, will be a main feature of the Blom & Blits festival

Ms Emmie Dreyer, Stanford

Ms Emmie Dreyer, pillar of the community

Bugler's Cottage, Stanford, South Africa

Bugler's Cottage, an example of a simple gable in Stanford

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