Letter from Belinda Ferguson

Welcome to issue 33 of the LOCAL News, Island and Surrounds. Most people are now back at work after a break for Xmas and New Year and starting 2019 all refreshed. The team at the LOCAL are really excited about this new year. We will be adding more segments to the paper (watch this space) in the interest of our readers and we will also continue to keep you updated on government grants available for community groups, along with our regular columns such as Cranky Lizard, fishing report and local news.

The Meander Map will continue to grow and be a key detailed map on our region showcasing our local businesses and the quirky arts and crafts available on our main routes. Any advertisers if you wish to showcase your business at affordable rates to ensure our visitors don’t miss you when they are here, please contact Matt Owen on 0447 924 507.

Our Region is surely becoming a tourist spot with over 20,000 people visiting our little piece of heaven with its proximity to Brisbane through the 2018/2019 holidays. NYE fireworks on the passage was a huge success, I was advised there was 25,000 plus visited the Island, and why wouldn’t they, we had perfect weather for the night.

Please check out our website and facebook to get up to date news in our region. We encourage you to continue to submit your stories to our web of which we will select your story of interest to the community.

Finally, we encourage all of you to buy local and lets make 2019 a record year increasing our economy. 😊

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