Pay it forward at Christmas

Welcome to your weekend! The digital version of CIN’s December Issue is available to view and download: https://coochieislandnews.com/online-editions/

The print version is at Curlew Cafe, Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar and Seminara Apartments and will be at the Gym and Men’s Shed and all mainland outlets later today.

So much talent on such a tiny isle! Thanks to our fabulous contributors who shared their news, views, and writing talents! Please support our sponsor Bay Island Transport for their magnificent longstanding support of this newspaper. Darren & Louise Gearing, we love your community spirit! We particularly love our front colour page which pops! Thank you for your support.

Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus. We grow businesses and we love having you on board.  Huge thanks to our growing band of community-focused advertisers booking and paying for ads 12 months advance – THANK YOU Angela Hoskins (Site Content), Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Kerry Burton (Team Solomon Estate Agents), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders), Ian and Christine Hart (Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar), and Steven Shelley, Shelley Contracting! Awesome support!

Thanks to each and every advertiser in CIN, and the businesses allowing us to distribute CIN on their premises. We love you!  BIG THANKS to subeditor Helen Symes for her fast professional work. And thank you dear readers – without you reading, there would be no reason to have a paper.

This month we write about Christmas as a time of giving with a worthy cause being two charities helping men and women over 50 gain employment. It’s been a rough year for many but for those of us the employment market throws on the scrap heap, Christmas is bleak. Maybe you can help? We also feature the new Coochie Bus, the tool ban for our Men’s Shed after a Council update, the local Sea School doing great work with Blue Peter Australia, and they need your help, and, we have all the events, news and date claimers you need to know about including all the Christmas events on the island for your diary, Ian Hart is On the Deck in a great interview, Redlands Performing Arts Centre’s What’s On, plus health matters, tips on how to develop trust in your relationships, Adaire’s boating update, tips for fishing in paradise – all your favourites! And, a Christmas gingerbread recipe to get your taste buds watering.

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

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachael xx