Notes From The Editor
20 October 2021
The point of my Notes From The Editor column is to simply remind everyone of good things happening in our area. Reading all the negative stuff is not hard to do, but we need to remind ourselves that there is also much positive stuff.
As our village grows, so the need for certain services increases as well. Having said that, a new optometrist is setting up in the village. Her name is Margaretha De Bruin, her practice is Blink Optometrists Inc –www.blink-inc.co.za – and their new premises will be where the St Francis Post Office used to be. So if your eyes are tired, or if you need your eyes checked, new reading glasses or some funky new shades, Blink will be opening on 1 December.
St Francis College
After those long and bleak months of hard lockdown and Zoom teaching, St Francis College has bounced back, and the word is that many of the younger classes are now full, and some of the grades have a waiting list. Many younger families moving to the area and looking for local education has seen the College grow rapidly. All looks set for a bumper 2022. It has been a hard slog at the school for a while now – I have two kids there – but acting headmaster Barry Phillips has held the line, and now the school will reap the rewards. Well done to Barry and the board. Your hard work is noted and appreciated.
After a bit of a sluggish start, holiday rentals have just gone mad, and there is now a drought of rental stock. It seems everyone is coming to St Francis this year, and not everyone has a place to stay. So there will be a deluge of people. This is excellent news for local businesses, as it has been challenging for many. Hats off to those businesses that have gone the distance and stayed afloat, and good luck to all new ventures as it seems there could be some boom times ahead, and everyone loves a bit of boom time.