What is clear is that even with their dedication, passion and commitment to We Are White River, Hilton and Larissa cannot do it alone. Building and uplifting community requires community input. They are open to ideas and collaborations, so what are you waiting for?
Nut Grove Manor offers first class accommodation in a historical colonial country setting. The owners pride themselves on their exceptional service and meeting every guest’s expectations. And besides offering superb accommodation, Nut Grove is available as a venue hire.
Key business for Pam Golding White River is residential sales but due to White River’s country location, their portfolio includes a component of smallholding and farming properties. The local office is part of the well-known Pam Golding Group, so enjoys the muscle and support of a top industry role player.
In our positive way we hoped to bring a bit of light and fun to help the town finish off the year – and we were de-“Lighted” by the turnout. Well done White River!
Communities thrive on doing things together and doing things for each other – it’s as simple and as obvious as that. The more we do for each other and with each other, the more robust we will be as a group. This includes ‘making the circle bigger’ to include the larger community outside our gates and on the hill beyond our town.
Anton and Hanlie met at Art School and returned to Esias’s studio in White River from where they began working and developing their individual styles until about 10 years ago they built their current studio and gallery adjacent to their home in St George Street.
Let your dusty car be a badge of Responsible Citizenship Honour, and if you have to wash it, go one better than the minimum requirements and use a bucket. Isolate a small area of your garden to save, and use your grey water to keep it going. The rest will come back when the heavens finally open and after all, brown is the new green! Collect every possible drop of water and use it – toilet flush, washing dishes and hands, car wash etc.
Writing this blog every month gets Di Atherton to take a closer look at the town she has called home for the past 20 years. She was shocked the other day to realise that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of their move from Benoni out onto a farm in the Peebles Valley.
If you ever attend a function in White River, no matter what it might be, there is a fairly good chance you will meet at least a few people you know. Shrieks and cries of joy fill the air as your gaze falls upon a familiar face. As you happily rush to greet them, you may well be introduced to someone else with the words “I am sure you know “XYZ”. Very often the response will be “well, I haven’t met them, but the face is familiar” or “No, but I know the name”.
I don’t have to “escape” to peace and quiet, to seek somewhere surrounded by bush, where the only sounds are bird calls and the buzz of insects. I am able to enjoy it every day. Green, peaceful, open areas that soothe the soul and restore balance are, for most of us, a stone’s throw away. Even the township of Kabokweni has some beautiful views on its doorstep.