Entries by Bomber Webb

TRAGEDY AT FISH EAGLE GREEN

What started off as a Christmas celebration for a Sunday school ended up as a heart-wrenching tragedy on Sunday 11 December, when well known and much loved community member Neville Stuurman (41) drowned in the Swartvlei Lagoon. He and his wife Bettliana were picnicking with other families on Fish Eagle Green on the water’s edge, […]

NEW ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER A FAMILIAR FACE

During the Knysna Council meeting of 6 December, it was agreed that Johnny Douglas will act as Knysna Acting Municipal Manager from 3 January, 2017. This appointment was done in accordance with municipal legislation. Douglas will be the third Acting Municipal Manager appointed since Municipal Manager Grant Easton was suspended at a special council meeting […]

THEY’RE JUST TOO GOOD!

by Melanie Baumeister For the third year in a row the little drama group from Smutsville, Sedgefield has walked away with all the prizes at the Eden Drama Finale. This Saturday, 26 November, at the finals held at Knysna Secondary School, the adjudicators felt that Team Xplosive was so good that it had outgrown the […]

FIRE GUTS STORMS RIVERMOUTH TOURISM HOTSPOT

  On Friday 25 November, just a week or two prior to the start of the peak tourist season, a fire left the Tsitsikamma Cattle Baron Restaurant and the adjoining shop at Storms River Mouth SANParks camp in a smouldering heap of ashes. The fire, which started on Friday afternoon and spread quickly through the connected timber structures, was […]

CELL PHONE TOWER DEEMED ILLEGAL

With mixed reaction from local residents to the cell phone tower which seemingly appeared overnight in Sedgefield’s Cola Beach area, the Knysna Municipality was called to comment on whether or not the correct procedure had been followed and approvals given. Whilst some living in the area were delighted to see the mast go up, believing […]

FOURTH IN THE WORLD!

Picture by Terence Vrugtman (@tvrugtman). Team Sanlam Painted Wolf – seconds after a sprint finish climax to over 100 hours of gruelling adventure racing.  On the morning of Monday 14 November, just before 8am local time, the dark horse Team Sanlam Painted Wolf finished the Adventure Racing World Championships in a phenomenal fourth place, after a […]

HUNGRY FOR THE WIN

When you’re enjoying your well deserved coffee, post Saturday morning run, bike ride or paddle, spare a thought for the two South African teams who have been doing all of that non-stop since early Thursday morning. Currently representing us at the World Championships of Adventure Racing, Teams Merrell Adventure Addicts and Sanlam Painted Wolf are […]

WORLD AR CHAMPS UNDERWAY – WATCH OUT FOR LOCAL TEAMS

Mark and John Collins of Team Sanlam Painted Wolf going steady on the first day. Picture by Terence Vrugtman (@tvrugtman) The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series championship got underway today (10 November) .  Two SA teams – both with local members – our very own Merrell Adventure Addicts (Tatum Prins, Hanno Smit, Donovan Sims and […]

500th EDITION

It’s not often that a newspaper can make its own front page headlines, but we thought that this ‘five century’ milestone is one worth shouting about, especially as the growth (and indeed survival) of this community newspaper really has been a community effort. Some locals may well be able to cast their minds back to […]

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

A COMEDY OF ALL THINGS… WELL… MISCHIEVOUS AND MUSICAL This Saturday (22 October) at 19:00 performing artist Daniel Geddes will be doing a Musical Theatre / One-Man show at the Sedgefield Community Hall in aid of Busy-Bugz Early Childhood Development Centre. Music & Mischief is a celebration of all things musical and funny. Featuring some old […]