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Photography by Keri Maxfield
The Blarney Brothers will be in Hilton soon! St Annes Diocesan College will be hosting the Blarney Brothers on the 19th March 2011. Tickets are R450.00 per couple or R2000.00 for a table of ten so round up your friends and neighbours for a good time.
Tickets include a three course meal and you are invited to dress for the theme or at least in something green.
Contact Toni Woodgate at St Annes Diocesan College to book your tickets. You can call her on 033 343 6100.
The Protea Hotel, Hilton Name the Restaurant Competition has just one week left to run. If you entered, well done and good luck. If you have been holding back while you mull over names this is it, time to enter. The closing date is 28th February 2011.
Have you had a better idea for the name since you entered? No problem, entries are unlimited so you can go ahead and submit another entry to increase your chance of winning. The more you enter the more chance there will be that your name will pop up as a finalist.
The first prize will be two nights stay at a Protea Hotel, second prize is two nights at the Protea Hotel, Hilton with breakfast and the third prize is a breakfast voucher for two.
A little tip from the top, think Tudor. The effort to maintain the original style of this landmark hotel should not pass without remark. The resultant modernised, spacious and elegant venue is one we can all enjoy for years to come and be proud of. Protea Hotel, Hilton has firmly set Hilton up as the gateway to the Midlands.
Top South African Squash player Stephen Coppinger who matriculated from Hilton College in 2001 won the Savcor Finnish Squash Open Championship by beating Joey Barrington, in Mikkeli, Finland
It was after dismissing Egypt's No2 seed Omar Abdel Aziz in straight games in the semi-finals that Coppinger, the third seed, reached the 11th Tour final of his career - where he faced Joey Barrington. In the other semi, the English favourite had recovered from two games down to overcome unseeded Bradley Hindle, from Malta, to reach his 17th final.
Barrington made a good start to the game, leading 5-0 and 7-3 before finally surviving 15-13.
But the 26-year-old from Cape Town fought back to take the second game and was level at six-all in the third when it became clear that Barrington was suffering some problems with the back of his thigh.
Coppinger took the game and, with the Englishman barely able to compete in the fourth, went on to clinch his 13-15, 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 victory after 67 minutes. Of course I'm happy with the title, but it's never nice to win when your opponent is injured, said the Finnish Open's first ever South African champion after collecting the sixth PSA Tour title of his career.
This February Little Poland is ten years old. Mira and Zbyszek Staszowski clearly remember the day they signed the documents to secure the property in the heart of Hilton village, where their restaurant stands today. Serving a range of traditional Polish dishes interspersed with popular meals their patrons have requested over the years, Little Poland is in a class of its own as the only authentic Polish restaurant in South Africa. A lot of the ingredients Mira enjoys cooking with come direct from Poland.
As a family of four with varying food preferences we find Little Poland ideal for our carnivorous males and for the ladies the pan fried mushrooms taste like they really were just picked from the forest! The Porcini, Boletos, Stainpilze, Seps or Borowiki mushrooms that Mira serves are hard to source but clearly worth the effort finding. Mira's fish and calamari dishes are the ideal alternative to the more meaty options. Generous portions make a meal a Little Poland good value.To celebrate the tenth anniversary Mira prepared a special lunch for local bed and breakfast owners who have supported Little Poland through the years. The afternoon was a success washed down with tasty wine supplied by Nicola Schroeder of Vinimark wine company.
Cool Winds Beauty and Wellness Centre are extremely proud of their Head Therapist, Melanie-Rose Thompson who was one of the top retailers of the Lilian Terry product range in South Africa. Her overall position was second in the country, which is a brilliant feat for this relatively new salon.
It is great to see a beauty salon from our little Hilton, KZN, competing against all those upmarket Gauteng Salons and proving we are a force to be reckoned with!
Cool Winds Beauty and Wellness Centre are offering four specials at R220.00 for February and March. Choose one of the following;
Aromatherapy Full Body Massage
Half Leg Wax and a Creative Pedicure
French/Colour Gel on Toes and a Foot Massage
Express Facial and a Brow and Wax Tint.
Mothers of babies or toddlers will be pleased to note that Cool Winds Play Centre will care for your little one while you have a treatment. The fee for childcare is R25.00 per hour.
Heather Martens is a mother, teacher, childminder and granny whose years growing up in Winterton's farming community prepared her to become a farmer's wife as well as to run a second hand clothing business down the South Coast. Amongst others, these stepping stones combined with a teaching diploma have led Heather to open Agape Road to domestic Childminder Training.
This course runs from Heather's Hilton home so that trainees can have hands-on practical learning in a child friendly situation. With a fair command of isiZulu and some knowledge of Zulu culture Heather is perfectly suited to training domestic childminders. To provide a structured platform upon which to base the handover of knowledge and understanding a manual covering four modules has been printed in English and is also available in isiZulu.
Sessions will open in prayer. Attendees will be invited to share anything they have experienced in the last week so that Heather has an opportunity to uplift each person to calmer state whereby they will be fully centered and open to focus and absorb the course content.
The course has Christian based values and very close to Heather's heart is the motivating scripture from Proverbs 22:6 'Train a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it.'
Research revealed to Heather that there are benefits to children staying home with the childminder such as the safety of an undisrupted routine, consistent 'one-on-one' caring, a reduction in germ exposure and enjoyment of a secure family environment.
Other interesting facts which Heather found supported her new venture were that in a study by The Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota it was found that children released many more stress hormones at daycare than at home. Also, a ten year study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development revealed that the more time children spend in day care from birth to age four-and-a-half, the more likely they were to be aggressive or disobedient.
This valuable course is being presented in March 2011 at a special introductory price of R800.00 per trainee. Places are limited so contact Heather and give your child a confident and responsible childminder. Agape Road to domestic Childminder Training can be contacted on 033 343 1950 or 072 459 2798.
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|150 001 –235 000||R27 000 +25% of the amount above R150 000|
|235 001 –325 000||R48 250 +30% of the amount above R235 000|
|325 001 –455 000||R75 250 +35% of the amount above R325 000|
|455 001 –580 000||R120 750 +38% of the amount above R455 000|
|580 001 and above||R168 250 +40% of the amount above R580 000|
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|Additional (Persons 65 and older) R6 012|
|Below age 65 R59 750|
|Age 65 and over R93 150|
The World's View Conservancy >logo is the rare, threatened Hilton Daisy which occurs locally in the mist-belt grassland. Plans to arrange walks in the forest to locate this and other treasures are planned for the relevant seasons this year. Meanwhile registration with KZN Conservancy Association has been confirmed verbally and hopes are that this process will soon be official. The 2 clean-ups held last year had a positive effect around the World's View area, particularly along the forest trails which were shockingly filthy with dumped garbage and builder's rubble. Unfortunately this practice of dumping in the forest continues and residents and other meanderers of the forests are asked to report such dumping as it is an illegal offense. Signage will be erected soon around accesses to the conservation area, at the View Site and in the plantations in the hope that litterbugs will be dissuaded from this habit which, apart from being a filthy eyesore, has a profoundly negative effect on our environment.
Several donations in cash and kind have been received including day-glo bibs carrying the conservancy name donated by Maypers B&B to embers of WVC which is ever-grateful for any interest or donation. However more members are needed to get involved as much work lies ahead including clearing alien vegetation and water-courses, re-beautifying the Heritage Site at World's View and on-going awareness campaigns. An e-letter will be sent to interested persons; please see contact details below if you would like to be on the emailing list.
Date to diarise:
Saturday 26th February 2011 ' Clean-Up commencing at 07h00. Meet at corner World's View Rd/Old Howick Rd. Please bring rubber gloves.
Laddsworth Primary School's Open cricket team recently participated in the Sunfoil Cricket competition . It was by invitation only and Laddsworth came second overall to Merchiston, who narrowly beat Laddsworth by 8 runs. It was a great day!
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The Hilton & Howick Rotary Club will present a performance of the Milton Academy Jazz Band at the Hilton College Theatre on 14th March.
The Academy has a large following and performs all over the world. They visit South Africa annually to perform for charities but on this occasion, at the special request of the Hilton and Howick Rotary Club, they will play in Hilton for the first time.
They have performed at the White House for the President of the United States which gives an indication of the standard we can expect to enjoy.
More information on the background and achievements of this talented group can be obtained from their website - www.miltonacademy.net
The venue for this once off performance is The Hilton Colege Theatre at 7pm on Monday 14th March. Ticket price is R60 Adults and R30 for Scholars. Ticket bookings can be made on 033 383 0127.
This is a charity concert with all proceeds to local projects.
Alex and Ashleigh Robertson will be making a splash in this year's Midmar Mile to raise funds and create awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. Joining them is Grant Desmond, aged 31, a cystic fibrosis survivor. This is a first mile swim for all three. To date they have raised R13520.00 in this Back-A-Buddy drive.
Ashleigh shared the following about Cystic Fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic disorder that affects a number of organs in the body (especially the lungs and pancreas) by clogging them with thick, sticky mucus. The excessive mucus in the lungs blocks the smaller airways in the lungs, allowing bacteria to collect and multiply resulting in repeated infection. Similarly, mucus blocks the tiny ducts of the pancreas which supply enzymes required for digestion, and consequently food is not properly digested and nutritional value is lost. The sweat glands are also affected and the body may lose an excessive amount of salt during exercise or hot weather.
At present there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but the faulty gene has been identified and doctors and scientists are working hard to find ways of repairing or replacing it, the average life span of a person with Cystic Fibrosis is approximately 30 years of age, however if proper care is not given then this can be shorter.
Every month suffers of Cystic Fibrosis attend clinic at Addington Hospital, as the state do not cover Cystic Fibrosis, treatment is provided by doctors on a voluntary basis and all medical equipment is purchased with fundraising initiatives or through generous sponsors such as the public. The money that is donated is put towards medication and equipment for use in our Cystic Fibrosis Clinic's at Addington Hospital.
If you would like to show your support, visit the KZN Cystic Fibrosis Association to learn more and contact Ashleigh.