Friday, November 16, 2018

Learning through travel

Travellers are interesting people – especially travellers who commit to a substantial amount of time in a country, going far and wide, engaging the...

Spanish cyclists on marathon trek across SA

A Spanish couple cycling across South Africa hit the coast for the first time last Saturday when they entered Port Alfred, and have been...

International karate Instructor to visit Makhanda

United Shotokan-Ryu’s (USR) intention of bringing top class international karate instructors to South Africa will be realised with Sensei Pascal Lecourt’s (7th dan) arrival...

The success of the clivia

A local success story leads to a challenge of accepted history on the origin of the clivia The clivia is a highly sought-after flowering plant,...

Help make up a Santa’s Seniors Shoebox

  To brighten up what is often a lonely time for struggling pensioners, Talk of the Town is spearheading a Santa’s Seniors Shoebox collection for...

District men’s netball team does well at national championships

The Sarah Baartman District Men’s team participated in the national championships, held in Durban from October 1 to 6, and overcame problems in sponsorship...

Things looking good for the Sunshine Coast

Tourism recognises Bekkers’ contribution Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT), in association with the Port Alfred Business Forum, awarded Martin and Linda Bekker the prestigious Tourism Floating...
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Lianie May delights Port Alfred audience

Afrikaans pop star Lianie May drew a full house at Tash’s Craft Bar last week when she performed in Port Alfred for the first...
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Happy Hours Grandparents Day

The Grade R and intermediate classes at Happy Hours Pre-primary school put on a great show for their grandparents day on Friday morning. The children sang...

Wonderful turnout for author’s first book

Supporters gathered at the Red Apple Emporium last Friday for a chance to speak with author Wendy Barker and purchase copies of her first...

Get ready for Port Alfred’s boxing tournament

Ndlambe Municipality, in partnership with Port Alfred Pick n Pay, Remax Properties and the Royal St Andrews Hotel, in conjunction with Zulu Sports Promotions,...

WATCH: Surfing in the Kowie River

This video, taken by Anzelle Vermooten on the 23rd September, shows Lise Donaghy and her children Shikana, Elisha and Jotham making the most of...

Good times at the Heritage Day Festival

Held at the Port Alfred High Scholl sports fields on Saturday, the Talk of the Town Heritage Day Festival was a great success. Here are...

Heritage Day Festival a hit with residents

The Port Alfred High School sports fields were a hive of activity on Saturday at the Talk of the Town Heritage Day Festival when they...

NSRI FULL MOON SPRING TIDE SAFETY ALERT

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE: Full Moon Spring Tide Safety Alert: NSRI are urging the public to be cautious around the coastline from today...

Movie Review: Mile 22

Great action movie explores high-tech black ops Review by Rob Knowles Mile 22, with Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais and John Malkovich, directed by Peter...

Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament, on the boundary

By now you probably know that the Port Alfred Cricket Club held its annual six-a-side Cricket Tournament on Saturday at the Port Alfred Country Club...

Sha-Loui presents best show yet

In what some are saying was the best Sha-Loui Dance School show they've seen, the dancers gave a preview of the routines they will perform...
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PACC six-a-side cricket tournament a great success

The Port Alfred Cricket Club (PACC) held its six-a-side tournament on Saturday and attracted 12 teams to participate at both the Port Alfred High...

A full life of art

A young Zimbabwean girl had no say in choosing her career as she was sent from Harare to far away Cape Town to undergo...

A cultural treat at Kenton book launch

Patrons of Continental Restaurant in Kenton-on-Sea were treated to a unique cultural experience at the book launch of Plunderwoestyn, by Christiaan Bakkes, last Saturday...

Round Table feeds university rowers

This weekend it's the University Boat Races on the Kowie River, one of the town's most prestigious events but this year it was not...
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Tea and cake for Settlers Park frail care residents

Pick n Pay hosted high tea party with cake and sandwiches for frail care residents at Settlers Park.

Gogo, 100, finds wings at long last

A 100-year-old Dimbaza granny recently discovered that you’re never too old to dream when her lifelong desire to travel by air came true. Emily Sakulwa...

Were you at parkrun on Spring Day? Find yourself in pictures

Spring Day last Saturday was a perfect morning for the Port Alfred parkrun, and 137 people showed up to run, jog or walk the...
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A brisk start to Spring Day parkrun

With everyone setting off at a brisk pace, it was hard to keep up with even the walkers at the parkrun on Spring Day...
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Watch: Plenty of contrast at Saafa’s spring day variety show

The annual South African Air Force Association's (Saafa) variety show, held at the Don Powis Hall in Settlers Park on Saturday saw different dance...
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Watch: A treat for bluegrass fans at Hoppy’s Paddle Inn

It's difficult to prevent your foot from tapping to the rhythm when bluegrass band, Freight Train, takes to the stage, and last Friday was...
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WATCH: Baby springbok and baby ostrich are BFFs

An unlikely friendship started between an adorable baby springbok and a new-born ostrich when they were both abandoned by their mothers. They were taken...

Happy first day of spring to our readers

We hope the change of seasons brings more sunshine into your life.
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