The Forbes Phoenix has reached its first milestone – today we celebrate our 50th issue! Over the past year we have brought you stories and photos from just about every letter that makes up the alphabet of the Forbes community.
“We are delighted to have reached our 50th issue,” said Cheryl Newsom, Publisher of The Phoenix Group of Newspapers. “We have been very pleased with the support of the local business community and our readers, who have embraced the concept of a free local community paper.
Cheryl said without this support the launch and ongoing publication of the paper would not have been possible. Joshua Matic, who was the editor of The Forbes Phoenix until recently, said a highlight was meeting TV Presenter Mike Whitney and the team from Sydney Weekender. Maggi Barnard is the new Editor and comes with a wealth of experience. Forbes Mayor, Cr Phyllis Miller said: “It has been a great enhancement to getting information out to the wider community of the shire.”
Owner of Tyreright, Jamie Walsh, liked the idea of a free newspaper and had supported it from the start, while Cr Chris Roylance felt it was a great asset for the community as the paper reached everybody. Rayleen Paradowski of the Forbes Services Club said many out of town people loved reading it to find out what to do in Forbes.
As we continue to Live Local, Love Local, Support Local by covering positive and uplifting stories in our community, we hope there will be many more milestones to celebrate.