April Issue of Coochie Island News Out Now!

Welcome to your Easter long weekend! Your colour copy of our April issue is now available for you to view and download.

Coochie Island News April 2021 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! Thanks to each and every advertiser in CIN, and the businesses allowing us to distribute CIN on their premises. We love you!

The printed version is already at Curlew Cafe and Seminara and has been distributed to the 20 or so mainland outlets that were open yesterday during our 3 day Brisbane lockdown. The remaining 11 outlets will get their CIN copies early next week.

We’re super excited about this issue – our front page has a story by a newbie to our island who moved here to start his new life at 80 years of age! He has a wonderful perspective on this decision and writes beautifully. All your regular favourites are back – watch out for Doug Cope On the Hammock, and the two Coochie blokes sharing what their mateship means to them and what they value about each other in our Two of Us column. We have a new writer, Gary Stanley, with tips on excellent mountain biking trails nearby. And, be sure to note details of our island’s Anzac Day ceremony – it’s beautifully moving, professionally produced and a privilege to stand with our island veterans to honour their service and bear witness to the horrors of war.

Sadly, we don’t have a featured creative this month. Curiously (to me), they are very shy and despite my best efforts, I can’t each month rustle up a creative on the island who wants to be promoted to help sell their work. If you know one, give them a nudge. We offer them a full page FREE, to introduce themselves and their creative practice and we give space FREE for links to where people can buy or connect with them. The first rule of selling things is you can’t sell your stuff if no one knows who you are 🙂 So go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is 😉

Please support the sponsor and advertisers who make publication possible. We are very grateful to the outlets who stock CIN and our talented contributors and you, dear reader. BIG THANKS to subeditor Helen Symes for her fast professional work.

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

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachael xx

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