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Better Island Business

CHYRSE LAMBRIDIS GET WELL SOON! You may have noticed that The Law Lady advertising is not in the current edition of your Friendly Bay Islander. Chyrse has been quite ill in recent weeks. She asked as to take out her advertising for the time being until she gets back on her feet. Chyrse is a ‘good scout’ and works hard. Her illness has been quite debilitating. She tells us, however, she is now receiving the right treatment and is ‘on the mend’. We offer Chyrse our best wishes, as do all our fellow advertisers in The Friendly Bay Islander. BAY ISLANDS MEDICAL SERVICE Bay Islands Medical Services has recently changed hands. We would like to welcome the new owners to the columns of our quality publication. Bay Islands Medical Services has two surgeries on our islands at 27 Russell Terrace on Macleay Island and 2 Alison Crescent, Russell Island. They have an experienced team of doctors who provide all manner of medical services and caring for all. You may phone them on 34091151 or 34095434. RAY SAUNDERS ISLAND ENGINEER AND SOIL TESTING Ray Saunders is providing a comprehensive range of professional services on our islands. Not only is Ray a qualified engineer and all that entails, but he also operates an island soil testing service. He is based on Macleay Island and provides soil testing services for wastewater design and foundation design. Ray is a member of Engineers Australia and is also a member of the Australian Geomechanics Society. He may be contacted on 0409 586 794. PAUL MERGLER VALUATIONS Paul Mergler operates Bay Island Valuations on our group of islands. Paul is a registered valuer and he handles all areas of professional property reporting through service, quality and advice. He has been located on our islands for many years and has important and extensive island knowledge; important ingredients when it comes to accurate property valuations. You may contact Paul Mergler of Bay Island Valuations on 0417 786 708. NEWCOMBE PEST CONTROL Newcombe’s Pest Control have extensive island experience when it comes to island pest control. Newcombe’s is a long established island business. They specialise in termite monitoring stations and white ant control. They cover all aspects of pest control including pre building and post building inspections and control. They are full licensed and can be contacted by phoning 0408 320 293. SMBI CAR KEY NEW BUSINESS Island IT specialist Travis Place, has started a new car key business to match his extensive IT skills. It is called SMBI Car Key. He now offers to the islands a high tech key mobile service for all types of modern motor vehicles. If you have a problem with your key or have problems with the starting of your motor vehicle, Travis can help. “I have invested in all the key service new equipment and technology that allows me to sort out any issues you have starting your motor vehicle. I also offer a full key replacement service,” Travis said. He can also assist with keys for motorbikes, motorhomes, trucks, buses and a range of other motor vehicles. To find out more, you can contact Travis and SMBI Car Key on 0420 465 863. SEA MARKETS The famous Karragarra Sea Markets are set to return after a two-year Covid induced hiatus. And they will be part of the new TIDE Redlands Coast Islands Festival. The festival will celebrate creativity, sustainability and community across all the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Coochiemudlo and Minjerribah | North Stradbroke Island. The 2022 Karragarra Sea Market will mark its 25th anniversary, making it the perfect opportunity to showcase island-based makers, groups and stall holders. It’s set to be the biggest market to date with an expected one hundred stalls, two performance stages, two guest speaker spaces and a dedicated workshop zone along with a special children’s and family area. Commencing on Friday 23rd September and running through to Monday 3rd of October. TIDE’s signature event is the much loved and renowned Karragarra Sea Market that will take place on Sunday 25th of September. So put it in your calendar with much to look forward to this coming Spring! NAMASTE WITCHES A spectacular shop with a ‘difference’ on Macleay Island is Namaste Witches! It is the brainchild of Lisa Brookes. She has opened her new business in the premises of the island building that used to house LJ Hooker several years ago, and IS located next to the Bay Islands Medical Service and over the road from the Macleay Island Progress Hall. Lisa has always had an interest in all things spiritual and for her, she on a spiritual odyssey with Namaste Witches, starting it out at her home on Lamb Island. It has much to do with the practice of goodness and benevolence. And that is why Lisa has turned the older-style building into a haven of candles, incense, lovely jewellery and clothing and so much more. Make sure you go and visit, and celebrate. You can even enjoy a herbal tea on the deck! RADIO FBI WINS OVER MORE FANS Radio FBI has been winning over more listeners and fans, thanks to a visit to Club Macleay during the recent May on Macleay Bowls Event. The Friendly Bay Islander’s Radio FBI was one of the sponsors for the event. We set up a display at the club during the course of play, and speakers to reach out over the greens. During the tournament Radio FBI played continually and the visiting bowlers got to listen to the outstanding music that comes from our island online radio station each day. 60’s. 70’s, 80’s and 90’s music and more is played via a number of exciting shows. It is also interspersed with news items from the columns from the current Friendly Bay Islander. If you aren’t tuned in to RadioFBI then you should be. You can download the app from the app store and from android services as well. Happy listening! RADIO FBI APP for APPLE AND ANALOG Radio FBI continues to go from strength to strength with new shows, island information and the best music you will ever want to hear! You can download the APP easily if you have an Apple iPhone. It is a little bit different to get the App if you have an Analog phone. You need to remember when requesting the Analog APP there on no spaces in the listing. You have to ask for the radiofbi app - no spaces! STEPH MAKES HER MARK WITH POSHMARK! Russell Island resident Steph who is now an online retailer of some note. She recently was recognised by Poshmark Australia and has recently WON the Poshmark Heart & Hustle Community Fund. Steph was the second person in Australia to win the Heart & Hustle $5000 grant and the only Australian to have won in Cycle 4. Steph and many other Austrlians compete with all Poshmark sellers from USA, Canada & Australia. Steph has lived on Russell Island for 13 years and has succeeded in running a small business on Poshmark & eBay!



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