Newsletter Archive

August 2020 – Issue 33
August 2020
Winter has finally arrived Winter has arrived, they say, but we are still waiting for the cold to really get to us. This little bird took the opportunity to have a morning bath in our garden birdbath. It was so much fun to watch him. Thank you to Lizette for capturing these beautiful pictures. As Bitou has…

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March 2020 – Issue 32
June 2020
Wow, it’s March already and we have some big birthday milestones to celebrate in the next few months. In April, Joan Woodley will be turning 90 and Daphne Simkins 98. In May, Joyce Biller will be turning 92 and Barbara Crews 93. In June, Irene Arnold will be celebrating 93rd birthday. Happy birthday to one and all…

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November 2019 – Issue 31
November 2019
     Christmas season has arrived and with that we welcome  new residents to our village.  Welcome John and Gillian Evelyn to cottage 2, Tony Cain to cottage 19, June Talmage to cottage 80 and Michael and Charl Weavind to cottage 116. We wish you a very happy stay in your new home in our charming village. We…

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August 2019 – Issue 30
November 2019
New Addition It’s time for the new edition and with it, we welcome a new resident to our little community.  The renovations have been completed to cottage 27 and Jill Waterman has moved in.  For those who do not know, Jill’s father Philip,  used to be a resident at FGV.   Look out for a “get to know…

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March 2019 – Issue 29
March 2019
Movement & Renovations Since the last newsletter, much of the building work on the new cottages as well as the upgrades of the re-sponsorship cottages has been completed and we have welcomed a few new residents. They are, Norman & Lucy Dodd to cottage 9, Tim & Elizabeth (Biffy) Wiener to cottage 40, Christopher & Peta van…

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November 2018 – Issue 28
November 2018
FROM THE EDITOR It seems almost unreal that Christmas is a mere month away.  While writing this newsletter, the Garden Route is experiencing a déjà vu moment as the area is once again being gutted by fires as in June last year.  Over 600 firefighters have been fighting the runaway fires for the past 13 days and…

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August 2018 – Issue 27
August 2018
FROM THE EDITOR... Winter has finally arrived and with it the cold and wet weather. Even though we have had to take out the warm jackets, scarves and hats, we are still blessed with some warm days as it is the way of Plettenberg Bay.  This year has surely flown by and so much has happened since…

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March 2018 – Issue 26
March 2018
Dear residents and readers I cannot believe that we are already in the 3rd month of 2018. This year has surely flown by and so much has happened since the last newsletter. We have seen some residents leave us, but we have also welcomed a few new faces to our village. The upgrades at cottage 117, 99…

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November 2017 – Issue 25
November 2017
It’s almost unbelievable that another year has passed and in just a few short weeks, we will celebrate Christmas with its Spirit of Goodwill and Friendship. With so much of the world experiencing everyday violence and uncertainty, residents of FGV are indeed fortunate to have surroundings of Peace and Tranquility. As most of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna…

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July 2017 – Issue 24
August 2017
Winter has finally arrived For a moment there I thought Winter had totally skipped Plett and that we would be going straight into Summer.  The last couple of weeks we have experienced very warm and dry conditions and these conditions have lead to a severe drought and the recent fires, but how wonderful was Sunday’s downpour? We…

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