Welcome to The EDGE Community News

Welcome to The EDGE Community News

Welcome to The EDGE Community News

Welcome to The EDGE Community News

WORKING ON THE EDGE

The EDGE has a small and efficient team of permanent staff who handle the day to day running of the newspaper.

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Sales and Client Services

Joy Lambie.

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Proof Reader

Nikki Jones.

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Accounts and Classifieds

Margie Mather.

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Design and Layout

Kelly Webb.

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Editor and lifter of heavy things

Bomber Webb.

  • Sales and Client Services: Joy Lambie ❶

    082 389 2024 / (044) 343 2415

    Joy has been with The EDGE for five years and certainly is an integral part of the team. Energetically handling advertising inquiries, chasing artwork, keeping clients happy and heading off to source new business from George to Knysna, her positivity and faith in humankind is more than admirable.

  • Proof Reader: Nikki Jones ❷

    (No dialogue shall be entered into).

    After more than ten years wielding her red pen at The EDGE, Nikki is not only passionate about making sure our ‘i’s are dotted and ‘t’s crossed- she also assists in assessing what is and isn’t suitable for reading consumption in a community newspaper.

  • Accounts and Classifieds: Margie Mather ❸

    (044) 3432415

    With 15 years at The EDGE Margie is the backbone of the business, and normally the voice of sanity that keeps it on track and viable as a newspaper. She not only handles all the figure work, billing and money collection, but also manages the office, keeps the rest of us in line (almost) and controls the classified advertising. When deadline day is on – she gets stuck in and assists with page make up too. (Possibly the only bookkeeper in the world who is proficient in Corel Draw!)

  • ❹ Design and Layout: Kelly Webb

    (044) 343 2415

    Co-owner of The EDGE since its inception in 1998, Kel is responsible for advert design as well as the layout of the newspaper up to print stage. She stares seemingly impossible deadlines in the face without breaking a sweat, even when they whoosh past, and somehow always comes up trumps with a great looking paper.

  • ❺ Editor and lifter of heavy things: Bomber Webb

    072 516 4701 / (044) 343 2415

    Having been the only man on the team since day one, Bomber has learnt to keep his head down when the pressure is on. He writes most of the leading news articles in The EDGE, and, where necessary, assists with the design. He tries to manage the company too, when the ladies let him.

  • The Others

    The EDGE also has a large group of ‘unnofficial’ team players who are a huge part of the paper’s success and longevity. Without its regular columnists, photographic submissions and story-seekers from the community, The EDGE would certainly not be the paper it is today.

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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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*** 𝐑𝐄-𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐅𝐈𝐄𝐃 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄 ***

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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Pick n Pay Family Store SedgefieldDear Customers,

Our store is temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus late on Friday afternoon. The staff member was last in store on Tuesday. The staff member’s close contacts were immediately traced and were sent home to self-quarantine for the required period. As a precaution, the remainder of the store staff who were not in close contact with the staff member will be screened by health practitioners.

A specialist cleaning team is deep cleaning and sanitising the entire store. We will safely reopen once this has been completed. We are liaising closely with the health authorities.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is a top priority. We are cleaning our store even more rigorously. We have various preventative measures; including Perspex screens at all till points and all staff have face masks. Our staff follows strict hygiene rules and practices, including regular hand washing and hand sanitizer. We have a clear distancing policy which includes floor markers and asking customers to queue a trolley to ensure a safe physical distancing. We also screen our staff for symptoms before they start work.

Thank you for your understanding.
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