FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the July 28, 2005, edition, the cover and centerfold featured a story about how Americans take less vacation time than residents of most other countries. At that time, Americans averaged 10-13 days of vacation a year whereas Italians averaged 42 vacation days a year! And we interviewed several readers, most of whom said they do not take work with them on vacation. We wonder: how that has changed over the last 15 years with advances in cell phone and internet technology? It might be time for a story update!
In business news, filmmakers John Barnhardt and Daniel Jones shot portions of their film “To End All Days,” in areas of Daniel Island.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the July 29, 2010, edition, the cover story focused on the Daniel Island Farmers Market, which was struggling to survive. The organizers and sponsors of the Farmers Market took steps to lower costs and improve turnout, which seems to have worked as the Farmers Market continues to this day — with a slight exception during the current pandemic.
The centerfold story featured first-hand accounts from several members of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island who traveled to Iquitos, Peru, with members of the Charleston Rotary Lunch Club and helped install six new Living Water Treatment Systems for communities in need.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover and centerfold of the July 30, 2015, edition, featured several Daniel Island rising sophomore college students who answered a survey to shed light on their first year of college. Their advice was welcoming to the freshman-bound students that were getting ready to head to college.
In business news, Daniel Island residents Steve and Gail Salomon, owners of Mission Essentials, were awarded the 2015 Certified Authentic Made in Charleston Artist Award.
Another article provided heat safety tips for the summer, noting warning signs of heat stroke such as a body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit, fainting, dizziness, rapid pulse, muscle cramps and spasms, headache, lack of sweating despite the heat, nausea and vomiting, disorientation and more.