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Photography by Keri Maxfield
Pictured in the slideshow are Seann Gunn, Junior Victor Ludorum winners John Booysen and Brynn Enslin and Pearce house cheer leaders.
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.
They are from Left to right, Bottom to top: Lauren Knoble, Leah Kriel, James Bilbrough, Declan Mc Donald, Ross Clelland, Julia Jarvel, Kay Bilbrough, Michael Terblanche, Lyle Jarvel, Emma Parsons (Girls Swim Team Captain) and Jared Kriel (Boys Swim Team Captain).
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.
Mazes offer various challenges for different age groups and we'd like to share below what Piggly Wiggly say about their Maze.
'...join us in getting lost in the Biggest Maize Maze in SA. (Actually the second one, as we did the first biggest maze last year.)
The Maze is an excellent opportunity for teaching your students life skills. We have found that the manner in which the students tackle the maze, is representative of the way in which they tackle life situations.
Did they run headlong into the maze? Did they study the map beforehand, ensuring they could find their way out easily? Did the panic when they took a wrong turn? Did they get angry with themselves, with their
friends, with the designers of the Maze?
These questions are very relevant to each and every person dealing with life situations, and the Maze offers educators the opportunity to highlight these.
In order to assist us in planning your event successfully, please would you let us know as soon as possible whether you will be joining us. We require dates & number of students, and whether you would like us to provide a light snack and juice/bottled water for your students. Booking ahead ensures a care-free event.'
The great news is that all HiltonVillage.co.za browsers who print this article and take it along to Piggly Wiggly will enjoy one of the following benefits...
1. Take two children along and you will enjoy a free cappuccino
2. Take four chilfdren along to enjoy two cappuccinos OR one cappuccino with a scone if you are an adult alone
3. Groups of ten will only pay for nine. . . great for school groups or parties.
The season is limited so don't wait too long before you book.
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.
Well done Rowena, you may just be one of the lucky semi-finalists to be drawn to win an R1000.00 gift voucher, kiddies jewellery party worth R500.00 or a R200.00 jewellery voucher from Jewellery by Diana. We wish you luck in the final draw which will take place after the 1st April 2011.
Budget 2011/2012The South African budget speech 2011/2012, presented by Finance Minister Pravine Gordhan, did not hold many surprises. There are positives for the country with a strong focus on job creation, improving education and health systems.
Highlights● R10 billion for job creation, small enterprise development and youth employment;
● R10.4 billion for public transport, roads and rail infrastructure;
● R9.5 billion to increase enrolment at FET colleges and skills development;
● R8.2 billion for upgrading school facilities;
● R7.9 billion to improve primary health care, revitalise hospitals and combat HIV and Aids;
● R7.2 billion for human settlement upgrading, municipal services and water infrastructure;
|Taxable income (R)||Rates of tax|
|0 – 150 000||18% of each R1|
|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|
|Rebates of Tax|
|Primary R10 755|
|Additional (Persons 65 and older) R6 012|
|Below age 65 R59 750|
|Age 65 and over R93 150|
GrowthGDP for 2011 is expected to be 3.4 per cent, while 4.1 per cent is projected for 2012.
InflationHeadline inflation rate January 2011 is 3.7%. (Key findings: P0141 - Consumer Price Index (CPI), January 2011 ) The Finance Minister expects inflation to remain within the 3 – 6 per cent range, increasing to the upper end in 2013 tracking the strengthening economy. Increasing Oil and food price are a concern to consumers.
Forex, Rand StrengthThe strength of the Rand in the past year has affected manufacturing and other business sectors. Measures to moderate the potential affect of capital inflows have been implemented.
Division of RevenueWith all the emphasis on the poor service delivery in many communities in South Africa, it is disappointing to see that municipalities will only receive less than 9 per cent of nationally raised revenue allocation.
Creating Jobs“development first, and not dependence on welfare.” is the statement of the President emphasised by the Finance Minister. A budget to accelerate employment has been set.
Points that could affect us:
● Expanded public works, including community based projects, environmental and social programmes and maintenance of roads and infrastructure;
● Tax incentives for manufacturing, focus job creation;
● Small enterprise development initiatives, including a focus on employment activation;
Keep an eye on dividend tax proposed for April 2012.
In closing, there is stability and a long term growth path in the Finance Ministers plan, with high expectations. We will be affected positively and negatively in the next year by these decisions. More importantly, how can we affect the community around us, with the resources we have. We can assist by creating employment and helping those in need.
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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 brave group of boys below wore pink on Valentine's Day. Well done boys!
Left to right: Front row Troy Marshall-Goodridge, Scott Butler, Samkelo Mlaba , Menzi Dhlodhlo and back row Ross Clelland, Michael Makris, Brogan Tedder, Josh Murray and Eric Hyde.
Pictured below from left are Terence Mpulo, Marc Train, Jason Shield,Mark Burman, Ilyaas Mayet and Thomas Hattingh.
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.