Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Port Alfred’s latest hot spot – Tash’s Craft Bar

SITTING at Tash’s Craft Bar is like the feeling of suddenly seeing a tropical oasis in the Sahara Desert after you have been desperately...

West Beach litter meander

I MANAGE to drag myself out of bed on most days for a morning walk. Part of the route is what I consider one...

Rubber duck sport development open to all Ndlambe youth

TIME is gradually looming closer for the next Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge to take place in Port Alfred. Last year, history was made...

Geostorm review: When meteorology turns malicious

Geostorm with Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris. Directed by Dean Devlin. 3.5/5 AFTER a series of natural disasters threatened Earth,...

More than 1 000 toys knitted with love for PA children

IMAGINE the smiles and happy faces of 1 180 children. Next week imagination will become reality when Wilma Jurgensen alongside Port Alfred Child Welfare’s senior...

Zombies, ghouls and common variety barflies out for fright night

LITTLE PUB OF HORRORS: Kenny’s Pub went all out for a Halloween party last Saturday night, with Bianca Voogt using her make-up artistry to...

Amazing historical lace pieces depict anguish of WW1

LAST Thursday Richard Brooksbank treated the Lower Albany Historical Society to the extraordinary story of his great-grandmother, Louise Lienaux Vergauwe, who survived not only...

Travelling 80-year-old gran’s African odyssey

The tent she packed to use during her epic journey through Africa‚ has only been pitched twice since 80-year-old Julia Albu set off on...

Bathurst woman realises dream of dance-inspired colouring books

BATHURST resident Marjory Wilson recently re-launched a dance-inspired colouring book in Ireland after being prompted by her daughter, Anne Wilson, who very much loved...

Joburg gets its first dagga coffee shop

In an ordinary building in an ordinary Joburg suburb is an extraordinary business. It's a coffee shop, but not of the caffeine variety. This...

New author launches story of forced courtships and urban hardships

THWALA, by Eve Clayton, is a fictional story that looks at the practice of ukuthwala – the abduction and forced marriage of young women...

Four of Eastern Cape’s top tourism destination within 30 km of...

“Port Alfred is truly the heart of the Sunshine Coast,” says Sunshine Coast board member Wessel Benson in reaction to the presentation of seven...

Watch: Cosplay, the growing subculture taking over SA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BzspWiWho For some fans video games, comic books, merchandise and movies are not enough. They need to become the characters. In between the screens and stalls...

Thank you for the breakfast, Halyards Hotel

THE Halyards Hotel offered one of their delicious breakfasts to Talk of the Town in celebration of our 21st birthday. Thank you, manager Freddie du...

Swish Graze wine pairing evening a tasty affair

GRAZE by the River was graced with Mellasat Vineyards winemaker Stephen Richardson at the latest food and wine pairing last Saturday evening. Earlier that day,...

Witness to a century

ONE hundred and one years old and still going strong as the most senior resident in the Settlers Park Retirement Village, is Dr Jessie...

Fun and laughter at Lions Trivia evening

THE latest Lions Trivia evening was a barrel of laughs, with participating teams scratching their heads and submitting some wild guesses, in addition to...

Readers answer poll on when they became parents

In Talk of the Town’s most recent online poll where we asked our readers how old they were when they had children revealed that...

Local woman shares experience of coming face to face with Hurricane...

FORMER local woman, Megan Grundling survived a category five Hurricane, Irma, on September 6 when she found herself stuck on the island of Tortola...

Excitement galore at the 4×4 Challenge

IT’S one of the iconic events of the year for the Ndlambe/Makana area, the Bathurst 4x4 Challenge, and fans of the sport came out...

Arriba! PAHS little ones show much flair in Mexican themed concert

In the heart of Mexico, a lonely cowboy goes in search of love. On his journey, the handsome cowboy meets many friends who all...

Teddy-bear picnic at Happy Hours Pre-Primary

LAUGHTER and the sound of children playing filled the air when mom's, dad's, grannies and grandpa's, friends, cousins and a few neighbours arrived at...

Fine wines at Hoppy’s Paddle Inn

When one wanders through Historic Wharf Street, indulge for a moment and follow a mystical alleyway through to Cafe Reset. Once inside the idyllic...

Much ado about 36 Dutch tourists, but what about the other...

On Sunday 36 Dutch tourists were robbed at gunpoint. They are understandably traumatised and have left the country. In other news, 390 South Africans...

What the Guptas spent on wedding desserts

What are you prepared to pay for cranberries‚ kiwi and a single scoop of ice cream? Thanks to the international auditing firm KPMG and the...

Cape Town provides backdrop for new British TV drama

It’s 1965 in the Yemeni port of Aden‚ and as the swinging sixties deliver sexual liberation‚ feminism and The Beatles‚ a British army unit...

East London dinosaur show aims to give kids a good experience

East London dinosaur enthusiasts are in for a treat over the next five weeks as they have the opportunity to walk among the prehistoric...

Tennis spirit high at Kenton club

DESPITE the heavy rains last Saturday, the Kenton veterans annual tennis tournament went ahead with a slight change in format and with all of...

Sites, routes jewels in the crown

Designated heritage routes, as diverse as the Makana, Sandile, the Maqoma, Phalo and the Nelson Mandela routes; historic sites such as the Commemoration Church,...

Anti-climax for Dark Tower film as King’s epic novel adaption fails

The Dark Tower with Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. 3/5 TO fairly review the latest Dark Tower film directed by Nikolaj...