TIME N TIDE DECEMBER
PHARMACY ESSENTIALS BIG WIN!
Who says island businesses can’t match it with the best! Pharmacy Essentials on Macleay Island has been named the Redlands Best Pharmacy in the Redland BaR Awards 2018. The awards are held annually and are conducted by the Redlands Chamber of Commerce. The announcements were made at a gala dinner attended by more than 600 people in Cleveland. The win by Pharmacy Essentials is a huge boost for business on the islands and is a compliment to owners George and Sophie Economous and their excellent team. It’s great to know when you visit the island pharmacy you are dealing with the best in the business! Congratulations!
MACLEAY STATE SCHOOL DYMOCKS DONATION
Macleay Island State School Library recently received a donation of $5200 worth of new books from Dymocks’ Children's Charities. The money was raised by fundraising at Dymocks Garden City and Dymocks Carindale Store and they personally chose the Macleay Island school to be the recipient of the new books for the library. The State School recently hosted a book launch with the General Manager of Dymocks Children's Charities with the school thanking Dymocks for their generosity.
GODDARD FAMILY REUNION
The Goddard family of KCW Developments recently held a family reunion on Russell Island. They selected the Resilience Centre because the family wanted an outdoor setting that could accommodate the 24 family members who were attending. Margaret Goddard says they were ‘overwhelmed’ with support from Leah from the Resilience Centre. “We ended up booking the tennis courts and the fabulous kitchen facility and conveniences and even billy carts for the little ones. It made for a carefree and fun-filled day. Thanks so much to Leah, Glenys, Peter and Ian for their great help”. Seems a new useful function has been found for the Resilience Centre!
COFFEE WITH A COP AT ORGANIC FARM
The Organic Market on Macleay Island was the site for a free coffee and chat with some of our local coppers. Bayside District Crime Prevention Coordinators (DCPC), Volunteers in Policing (ViPs), Police Liaison Officers (PLO), Crime Stoppers and of course your local Macleay Island police were there shouting free coffee and talking about anything police, community and road safety related. It was a successful day in a fantastic and iconic island setting. Great initiative by our island police!
COUNCIL METANE GAS PROJECT
Redlands Coast has received an energy boost, with an extension to a project extracting power from old waste going ‘live’. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Stage 2 of the Birkdale Landfill Gas extraction project included gas wells being drilled on the western side of the Birkdale Landfill to capture methane for electricity generation. “This project is a great partnership between Redland City Council and energy providers LMS Energy that essentially uses our old waste as power,” Cr Williams said. The commercial arrangement between Council and our landfill-gas-to-electricity partner brings financial benefits to Redlands Coast, but more importantly there are significant environmental benefits to this collaboration. Council has been capturing gas at part of the Birkdale Transfer Station since 2004 and this latest project now extends the gas capture to the entire landfill site, providing enough methane to power around 1150 Redlands Coast households. A concept that perhaps should be considered for our islands!
SOMETHING TO PONDER (Courtesy Winston Churchill) “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”.