TIME N TIDE AGAIN RHONDA FUNDRAISER AGAIN! Rhonda Chapman is at it again! The super island fund raiser is holding a special fundraiser for the Fred Hollows Foundation to be held at the Bay Islands Golf Club. It will take the shape of a three person Ambrose open and mixed event, and non-golfers are invited to participate. It is to be held on Sunday, August 21 with an 8.30am hit off over 18 holes. Entry is $10 per team and $5 per person entrance fee to win. There will be a $100 hole-in-one competition on the 7th and 15th holes. There will raffles and sausage sizzle on and around the course with lunches available at the club. To enter, there is a sign on sheet at the clubhouse but sign up before August 17. The event is sponsored by Anne Webber of Paradise Properties and the Bay Islands Golf Club.
RAPE CHARGE, REDLAND BAY Queensland Police have charged a Macleay Island man following ongoing investigations into the alleged rape of a teenage girl at Redland Bay this week. Ongoing investigations by Wynnum Child Protection and Investigation Unit led to a 41-year-old Macleay Island man being charged with rape, indecent treatment of child under 16 (procure to commit) and using internet to procure child under 16 and intentionally meeting or going to meet child. The man and 14-year-old victim were known to each other. The man has been remanded in custody to appear in the Cleveland Magistrates Court. The matter has since been adjourned until September. SMILE: YOUR ON CAMERA! The Bay Island Community Services facility on Russell Island has been ‘under attack’ in recent weeks. One particular individual has been turning up, on a regular basis, raiding anything and everything. So much so, there are camera images of him head first in a bin with feet dangling in the air. This same person were also cheeky enough to pull up a chair and made himself comfortable, before heading off with an armful from the donation bins. In another incident, a fellow turned up with cutters and a drill and cut the fuel lines to one of the BICS vehicles. Before the act was discovered, the vehicle was driven down to the jetty and stopped due to lack of fuel and that’s how the cut fuel line was discovered. It is presumed the battery powered drill was to be used to drill a hole in the fuel tank, if that had been necessary. This isn’t the only case of fuel being syphoned or drained from island cars on Russell Island. There have been a number instances of late that have been reported. For those attacking the BICS facilities on Jackson Road, the whole episodes have been caught on security cameras. The images have been passed onto police and are being investigated. TREE FALLS ON RUSSELL ISLAND HOUSE Wet grounds and heavy winds on on Friday 22nd July has caused a tree to fall on to a house on the corner of Yara & Coolabah Streets. The local RFS attended the property to turn the power off and remove the tree away from the house and make it safe. No one was home and no one was injured at the time of the incident. STORM DAMAGE COSTS $1m Redland City Council’s response and repair bill from the severe weather event earlier this year will top more than $1 million. Record rainfall of 850mm over 10 days in February and March caused widespread damage across Redlands Coast. While The Redlands didn’t experience the scale of flooding seen by some districts, the heavy rain caused damage to many roads on both the mainland and islands, erosion on beaches and in conservation areas, and damage to parks and other Council assets. Council crews were amazing, responding quickly when the need arose and prioritising resources to ensure the clean-up and urgent repairs were undertaken as soon as possible for the safety of everyone on Redlands Coast. Council had already spent $1.018 million dealing with the aftermath of the severe weather event three months prior, but that figure would rise as the final repairs were completed. ‘The Box Show’ is coming to RPAC After sold-out seasons at the Sydney Fringe Festival, Dream Big festival in Adelaide, Monkey Baa and Riverside Theatre in Sydney and The Glasshouse in Port Macquarie, Junkyard Beats award winning, The Box Show is heading to Redland Performing Arts Centre. In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways! The Box Show is a high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance, combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. Don’t miss this sensational show at RPAC on Tuesday 23 August at 6pm. Book your tickets for just $10-$24 by calling the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131 or visiting www.rpac.com.au (booking fees are $5 by phone and $6 per online per transaction). Prior to the show, Junkyard Beats will be hosting an Instrument Making Workshop on Monday 22 August at 4:30pm. Children aged 5+ will have the chance to make their own instruments from recycled, and upcycled materials in this wildly fun workshop that combines craft, imaginative play, music, and group work.