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A TIGHT SQUEEZE….Wind turbine equipment being transported to the various sites in our province is a common occurance on the road between Port Elizabeth and Cradock. The above photo was taken in Cradock’s J.A. Calata street on Tuesday. The abnormal truck, transporting a blade of a wind turbine, had to manouvre it’s way around the bend on the corner of Voortrekker- and J.A. Calata Streets. Careful planning and road inspections had to take place well in advance to make sure that these trucks can make it around all the turns and bends en route to the site. The above load was on the way to a site near Steynsburg. According to SANRAL the Olifantskop Pass will from now on be closed every week day between 09h00 and 11h00. People travelling to PE for what ever reason should take this delay in consideration.
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Double Veritas Gold for
Bedford Wine Guest
By Catherine Knox
GRAEME ‘CURLY’ REID, winemaker at Hillcrest Estate, won seven awards (including a double gold) for the seven wines he entered in the 2013 Veritas Awards and visitors to the Bedford Garden Festival (25 to 27 October) will get the chance to meet him and taste his wines.
The prestigious 2013 Veritas Awards were announced at a gala dinner in Cape Town on 4 October. Nearly 2000 wines from 313 wineries had been entered for judging. A jubilant Reid said, “Double Gold at last for our Hornfels 2009! When I first started as winemaker 11 years ago, I unashamedly coveted a double gold. For me, this was the holy grail – the epitome of a successful winemaker – and I had to, at some stage, come hell or high water, win this accolade.”
He says part of the reason why he enters wine competitions is “I crave the excitement I experience in anticipation of the results.” Dr Reid will be in the Bedford district throughout the festival weekend. As part of Bedford’s mini Food Festival within the Garden Festival, he will present a tasting of Hillcrest’s standard range at the newly refurbished Bedford Hotel on Friday evening (25 October) and a second tasting of top-of-the-range labels on Sunday 27th.
At both events, there will be cookery demonstrations by Gordon Wright from Graaff Reinet – generally hailed as the king of Karoo Slow Food. Numbers are limited for both events and booking (082 932 8864) is advisable.
A team from Calitzdorp Cellar will also be in Bedford for the weekend, based at the Country Fair. They will present a wine tasting as a curtain raiser to the live popular music evening at the Fair on Saturday evening (26 October). All are welcome to attend this fundraiser for the Bedford Animal Welfare project.

CRADOCK SKOU
EINDE VAN MAAND
CRADOCK SKOU wat vanjaar vanaf 31 Oktober tot 2 November plaasvind, beloof om weer ‘n groot hoogtepunt te wees. Dit lyk asof die skou groter as verlede jaar gaan wees. Alle buitestalletjies is reeds bespreek ten spyte van die feit dat die terrein groter is as verlede jaar. Pieter de Kock van Milas, gaan vanjaar verantwoordelik wees vir die kafee by die kroeg.
Lusernskou
‘n Lusernskou sal na ‘n afwesigheid van ‘n jaar weer aangebied word.
Stoetekspo
‘n Stoetsekspo van 12 verskillende rasse sal gehou word. Dit behoort baie interessant en leersaam te wees. Die Angoraskou sal hierdie jaar nie plaasvind nie as gevolg van die Angora-ekspo op Jansenville wat terselfdertyd gehou word. ‘n Merino-kuddekompetisie sal die Vrydag plaasvind.
Perde
Die Perde, Kleinvee, Jeugskou en Veteraan-trekker- en enjinklub behoort vir baie vermaak te sorg. Ook die Skoudans, stalletjies en biertuin behoort oor die drie dae baie aftrek te kry. Daar sal ook weer ‘n mallemeule en ekstra vermaak vir kinders wees.
Die Landbougenootskap maak weer staat op Cradock en die omliggende dorpe se ondersteuning en sê by voorbaat dankie aan al die wonderlike borge wat die skou moontlik maak.

LEES BINNE/READ INSIDE

  • Upgrade for Bedford Landmark
  • Somerset East Twins awarded ambassadorship for Texila University in America
  • Suksesvolle sakeman ploeg terug in gemeenskap
  • Propvol program by Karoo Hartland Kunsfees – Middelburg
  • Wolmark steeds sterk
  • Vee-eienaars wat nie identifikasiewet nakom nie, moet vervolg word





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