November Issue of Coochie Island News Out Now!

Welcome to your weekend!  Our November Issue is now available with a record 24 pages of positivity and inspiration. We now have an expanded boating section including a Boat of the Month, boat sales and a reminder on why regular mooring inspections are critical. Send us a pic of your pride and joy to be featured.

Thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport for your magnificent longstanding support of this newspaper. We love your community spirit! Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus. We grow businesses and we love having you on board.  Huge thanks to Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders) and Steven Shelley, Shelley Contracting, for booking 12 months of ads! Awesome support lads!

Your colour copy is now available for you to view and download here:- Coochie Island News November 2020 Online

The printed version is already at Curlew Cafe, Coochie Gym and Seminara and will be distributed progressively to mainland outlets throughout the day.

For the perfect weekend vibe, grab a coffee or a cuppa tea (or later on a beer, or rum for island pirates). Our November issue is, seriously, our BIGGEST and BEST yet!

Enjoy news, views and stories from our very own writers: Olivia Coleman writes of her adventures as a newbie boatie, and Skipper Dave Buchanan is back with another Salty Tale of adventure under the sea from his time as a commercial/salvage diver/pirate. Chris Patty has tips on managing the envy and jealousy that can emerge with our social media use; Diane Gilham is back with two internet film reviews; and Michael des David’s fishing column features island character Lochie, aged 10 and his massive snapper.

We interview Steve Wallace, owner of Amity Trader, about balancing summer crowds and COVID safety and the ferry rescue of kayakers in trouble on the bay. Enjoy our Featured Creative, Two of Us-How We Met and On the Hammock interviews, and Helen Syme’s Health Matters column to get you ready for summer. Our island broker announces Coochie is now a sellers’ market, new residents on the island have launched new businesses and you’ll find them this month in CIN.  We have a link to our island’s event Diary; island organisations have provided updates on their activities on the island, and of course, enjoy island poetry and our super useful island businesses and services directory.

Finally, please support the sponsor and advertisers who make publication possible. We are very grateful to the outlets who stock CIN and our volunteers and BIG THANKS to subeditor Helen Symes. Oh! and check out CIN’s podcast https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast/  – we’re talking with men and women across the globe about the joys and challenges of island life – these podcast interviews are full of rich insights. Don’t miss out.

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News. It means a lot to us.

Have a lovely weekend,

Rachael xx