Welcome to The EDGE Community News

Welcome to The EDGE Community News

Welcome to The EDGE Community News

Welcome to The EDGE Community News

ON THE EDGE

The EDGE Community Newspaper

Sedgefield and its surrounding Garden Route communities are a growing market, with many residents enjoying a good quality of life, enriched by a healthy environment, good amenities and friendly locals. Their main focus is the best for their families and friends.

The EDGE reflects these positive attributes.

We are also aware that there are many in the community who need upliftment and assistance. Part of our task as their newspaper is to be their voice. Highlighting their plight, championing their causes and connecting them with those who may be able to assist is a large part of what we are all about.

Local news content is key to our success. We pride ourselves on the depth, quality and accuracy of our stories.

The EDGE is proud to have its roots in the community it serves, with each edition packed with names and faces of local people.

Many contributors – from societies, schools and organisations – submit content on a regular basis. They feel part of the paper and we are delighted to have them on board.  Our newspaper is rich in content and passionate about celebrating local life – with a touch of quirky humour that goes with it.. It is written and put together at our offices in the heart of the community. Our experienced team knows what makes the Garden Route tick because we all live and breathe this wonderful area.

The newspaper focuses on issues, people and places, and we are pleased our readers do not see it as pick-me-up, five-minute read, but rather something they enjoy at their leisure and return to during the course of the week.

We are not complacent and we strive to improve further.   With the community’s support, we have proven over the last 18 years that there is a need  for a local newspaper.  Our aim is to continue to make The EDGE something that the community is proud of.

Distribution 5 500 copies.

Sedgefield, Wilderness, George, Knysna.

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PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS THE NATION
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20:00 this evening, Sunday 12 July 2020, on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19. #StaySafe #PlayYourPart 🇿🇦
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Sedgefield has it's fair share of paper nautilus shells and encounters, and this seems to be the season to find them washed up on our expansive beaches, mostly intact and uninhabited.

Here's some footage and informed observations from Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town sharing a little more about these shy little creatures:

Two Oceans Aquarium
This is a paper nautilus, a.k.a. an argonaut, that was found trapped in the Cape Town harbour after a storm a while ago. After bringing it to the Two Oceans Aquarium for a day to check up on its health, Senior Aquarist Deen Hill returned it to a calmer, clearer area of Table Bay with better access to the open ocean. 🐙

The paper nautilus is a type of octopus that drifts in the open ocean. It's "shell" is actually an egg case that the female secretes - although it looks like it is part of the animal, that's actually a mother protecting her eggs by hiding inside the egg case!

Like many species of octopus, the paper nautilus only survives one breeding cycle, so for this mother, getting her egg case back into the open ocean before she passes away is her main priority. The egg case contains a large air bubble, which will help the newly emerging babies to stay close to the surface where they can find food, like sea slugs and salps, even after their mother passes on.

One last bonus for those of you that read this far - although the paper nautilus' first line of defence is to hide inside the egg casing, they also have large ink sacks. Pay close attention to the end of this video, after Deen places it in the water - it leaves him with a parting poof of ink as it jets away!
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Well spotted!

www.facebook.com/1676606722555156/posts/2709192895963195/UPDATE ON MISSING BUOY AT SWARTVLEI RIVER MOUTH.
We would like to thank everyone involved in getting the missing pink buoy back to us. We received a message on fb that it had been seen floating on the Sedgefield Lagoon and someone had picked it up.
We appreciate the vigilant eyes of the community and the speedy recovery of this life saving device.
Thank you 👏👏
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PICK N PAY OPEN AGAIN

The following is a release from Sedgefield Pick n Pay Management.

Dear Customers

SEDGEFIELD
Our store will safely REOPEN today, 11 July 2020, 10am. Thank you to the community for the support.

The entire store was deep cleaned and sanitized by a specialist cleaning company and we liaised closely with health authorities prior to reopening the store. All staff members who were in close contact with the staff member are at home and will self-quarantine for the required period. The remainder of the staff who were not in close contact with the staff member were screened by health practitioners as a precaution.

Our customers and staff are always our top priority. We want to take this opportunity to reassure you about our safety protocols and standards:

- We are cleaning our store rigorously, including sanitizing all till points after each transaction and sanitizing our trolleys frequently.
- All till points have Perspex screens and contact less payment options, such as ‘Scan & Pay’.
- Sanitizing hands before entering the store and having hand sanitizer readily available in our store.
- Our staff follows strict hygiene rules and practices, including regular hand washing.
- We are wearing face masks and customers are asked to do the same.
- We have clear distancing policies which include: A limited number of staff in-store, floor markers and asking customers to queue with a trolley to ensure a safe physical distance
- Daily staff updates and training on safety measures.
- Our staff is screened for any symptoms before they start work.

We will continue to do whatever it takes to keep you safe.

Thank you for your support and for shopping with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in our store.
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Well done Pick n Pay Family Store Sedgefield!

www.facebook.com/108165724250570/posts/137840231283119/Dear Customers

Our store will safely REOPEN today, 11 July 2020, 10am. Thank you to the community for the support.

The entire store was deep cleaned and sanitized by a specialist cleaning company and we liaised closely with health authorities prior to reopening the store. All staff members who were in close contact with the staff member are at home and will self-quarantine for the required period. The remainder of the staff who were not in close contact with the staff member were screened by health practitioners as a precaution.

Our customers and staff are always our top priority. We want to take this opportunity to reassure you about our safety protocols and standards:

- We are cleaning our store rigorously, including sanitizing all till points after each transaction and sanitizing our trolleys frequently.
- All till points have Perspex screens and contact less payment options, such as ‘Scan & Pay’.
- Sanitizing hands before entering the store and having hand sanitizer readily available in our store.
- Our staff follows strict hygiene rules and practices, including regular hand washing.
- We are wearing face masks and customers are asked to do the same.
- We have clear distancing policies which include: A limited number of staff in-store, floor markers and asking customers to queue with a trolley to ensure a safe physical distance
- Daily staff updates and training on safety measures.
- Our staff is screened for any symptoms before they start work.

We will continue to do whatever it takes to keep you safe.

Thank you for your support and for shopping with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in our store.
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