DI News History - November 28, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the Nov. 25, 2004, edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold focused on Thanksgiving and giving back with features on Trident Literacy Association, the Coastal Community Foundation, and the Daniel Island Community Fund.
In sports, there was a recap of Bishop England’s fall sports season, including a photo of the state championship girls’ volleyball team. The Hanahan fall sports recap included photos of the football team, which went 9-1 and won the regional title and was still competing in the playoffs.
The Island Life page included photos of Will Hegler’s art show at Potts of Coffee; clergy who participated in the eighth annual blessing of Daniel Island; and students from Mrs. Farrow’s fourth grade class at Hanahan Elementary School, which was where island youth attended public school at the time.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the Nov. 26, 2009, edition of the paper, the centerfold featured the results of a reader survey regarding what people are thankful for, with family, friends and health topping the list. The centerfold also featured photos from the annual blessing and thanksgiving service.
In island news, then-Charleston Mayor Joe Riley was the guest speaker at the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association meeting and told residents that Governors Park was on schedule and would take about 18 months to complete and would include two baseball fields and a great lawn for general recreational activities, a bandstand area, trails and a crabbing dock. Also in the design, he said, was a possible community center, but that a lack of funding may delay that portion of the plan.
In other top news, the Daniel Island Community Association reported at its annual meeting that it would cut back on spending and adjust to the adverse economic climate.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover and centerspread of the Nov. 27, 2014, edition of the paper included ideas for decorating for the holidays with items from the garden. Horticulturalist Joan McDonald, garden blogger and gardening editor for Charleston Magazine at the time, served as the guest speaker at the Daniel Island Garden Club meeting and offered plenty of homegrown ideas to make the upcoming holiday season sprout with joy.
In other news, the DI Exchange Club announced the Honor Banner program. The club began selling American flag banners, which are displayed on the island’s banner poles at certain times of the year.
In sports, there was a preview of the Hanahan and Bishop England basketball seasons.
In Island Life, there were photos from a sip and shop event at Zinnia.