Clucking success of a silent auction

The White River Gallery located at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River played host to The Chicken Challenge 2015. Moulded chickens were available for purchase and decorated by well known  local artists and supporters of GRIP (Greater Rape Intervention Project). Then they were exhibited at the Gallery and an online and silent auction was…

Mpumalanga XCO Finals – Mankele

A Goldie Locks day greeted us as we made our way through the entry gate of Mankele this morning. You know, one of those days where it’s not too hot or too cold, but just right. Any complaints today could not be levied against the weather or the track as both these were in perfect…

Mpumalanga XC Championships #3 – Sabie

First a note note from the blogger: You know when you have the best of intentions to do something really awesome for someone (like loading race pics for a certain Lydenburger –  you know who you are) and then the normal hum-drum of life gets in the way. Yep, I had one of those weeks….

Ashburton Investments MTN National MBT series #2 – Sabie

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman Facing the alarm A Sunday without sun. At 3:30am on Sunday 22 February a very weary face with red eyes greeted me in the bathroom mirror. The morning breath was cursing the loudmouth neighbours. They were noisy. Their leader was the one with the voice of an opera dragon with a…

2015 Momentum Health Oatwell Dual-Cross Series at Hakahana Trails

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman Fear and excitement are playing tug of war with my intestines. Three types of fear come into play. Fear #1: We are on our way to Gauteng Yes,  I fear Gauteng. For a rural countryman from Mpumalanga, Gauteng represents a big dark creeping thing, that might or might not send you…

Barberton XCM MTB Challenge: Song of the Daisy Warrior

GUEST BLOG: Barry Wasserman Ever wondered how to make yourself pay for a December holiday filled with lazy days and eating enough to feed a province in Somalia? Well you might consider making your way to Barberton to compete in the Barberton XCM. This event, hosted by the Barberton Rotary Club has become well known…

Route 40 Music Festival – Getting ready for Summer Holidays

It is my great privilege to highlight the Route 40 Music Festival which will be hosted at Casterbridge Theatre in White River, Mpumalanga.  The Casterbridge Music Development Academy will host this jam-packed event for a second year. The line-up this year feature celebrated artists intermixed with burgeoning local talent. The Route 40 Music Festival runs from 4…