December Issue of Coochie Island News Out Now!

Welcome to your weekend and a very merry Christmas to you!  Our December Issue is our best yet with 24 pages of positivity and inspiration, a couple now in colour!

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

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!

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).

Enjoy news, views and stories from island writers and community members, including Croc providing tips on staying safe in snake season, Chris Patty provides the antidote to exhaustion (I need that right now!), the Artisan Collective has updates on the Twilight Makers Market, CIPA has details on our famous Christmas Eve on the Beach, Coastcare is back, as is the Men’s Shed, the Heritage Society has prepared a response to Council’s proposed temporary commercial use of public land on the island, we have another film review from lovely Diane Gillham and Michael des David provides his spot-on fishing tips and Helen Symes guides us through staying fit and healthy during the holiday season madness, gorging and drinking (I need that right now too!)

The Two of Us, How We Met this month is particularly gorgeous, and I’m sure you’ll love the cheeky photo. All our usual columns are back including Featured Creative and a stunning Boat of the Month. Redland Council has a number of updates and community engagement opportunities so be sure to have your say. There are two boats for sale in our boating section so do be quick!

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  – 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 throughout 2020. It means a lot to this community.

I wish you a wonder-filled Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Have a lovely weekend, see you next year … or in the sea… or on the beach… 😉

Rachael xx