Notes From The New Editor

They call these things ‘soft launches’. Colin Watt has worked very hard at building the St Francis Today machine over the last few years. However, it has several nuances and idiosyncrasies that I still need to learn before we’re ready to go full tilt. 

And I say ‘we’, because Colin is still here, patiently teaching me the ropes and showing me his tricks and tips.

Colin, by the way, will still have an involvement with St Francis Today going forward. Whether he is writing a local story, helping with an advert design or just advising along the way, he is still here.

Thank goodness, as he has left some huge shoes to fill, and I think some gentle steering from his side will definitely help me get the hang of St Francis Today.

So as we slowly ease ourselves into St Francis Today 2.0, there might be a few bumps and glitches along the way, but they won’t be there for long, and things will soon be smooth sailing again.

There is so much going on in St Francis Bay at the moment. New business ventures are opening up all the time, and there are still so many more people moving here. With this comes a loss of how the old village used to operate, with its quiet pace and lack of people and traffic. However, it also introduces excellent new services and retail experiences and wonderful restaurants and more.

Our sports clubs are thriving, and there is always so much to do. St Francis. Our aim at St Francis Today is to place more local content into the mix, and we will be covering as much as we can with regards to local events and happenings, as well as covering local residents doing great things out there in the world.

St Francis Bay has a genuine air of positivity about it at the moment. We are on the brink of great things that are about to happen to our village and surrounding areas, and there is a strong sense of community.

As community members, we should all try and be a part of the solutions needed in our village, and contribute nothing but positivity to the mix. 

Craig Jarvis


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