DI News History - September 14, 2017
TEN YEARS AGO - Daniel Island News Photo Contest winners announced!
In the Sept. 13, 2007 issue of The Daniel Island News, the announcement of the Daniel Island News Photo Contest was featured. The winning photo came from local resident Tania Schettini. When Schettini was on a European vacation with her family that summer, she was on the lookout for a “picture-perfect moment.” There were plenty of beautiful landmarks and breathtaking vistas to capture, but it was a special scene with an older woman and her two pets that Tania was especially moved by.
In Island Life, we published photos of the Daniel Island River Sweep. Hard-working volunteers separated recycling from garbage as they worked their way along the Wando River. Tires were one of many items that littered the shoreline along the Wando River north and south of the pier at Children’s Park. Styrofoam cups were especially prevalent along the water’s edge, as were drink bottles and cans.
FIVE YEARS AGO - WTT heads to Daniel Island!
In the Sept. 13, 2012 issue of The Daniel Island News, the center spread featured an article about the 10th anniversary of Laura Alberts Tasteful Options on the island. The popular island eatery is 15 years old today! Opened in 2002 by Karen Elsey and her mother, Laura Leppert, the restaurant continues to draw crowds. The restaurant’s name is a combination of Leppert’s first name and that of her late husband, Albert. Elsey had this to say: “Doing business on Daniel Island has been a real treat. I’ve seen pregnant people and babies and now they’re all grown up, going to high school or college. I’ve seen families in different stages…So Daniel Island really does have that small town feel.”
In sports news, World Team Tennis descended on Daniel Island. Former World No. 1 John McEnroe exchanged his microphone for a tennis racket at then Family Circle Cup Stadium (now Volvo Car Stadium) as he transformed from tennis commentator to tennis player. He was joined by other notable names scheduled to play in the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, including two additional former World No. 1s in both singles and doubles - Venus Williams with the Washington Kastles and Martina Hingis with the New York Sportimes. The World Team Tennis (WTT) Pro League (presented by GEICO) showcases the best in professional team tennis with the innovative coed team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. The WTT Pro League has featured virtually every major champion of the U.S. Open. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional partner of World Team Tennis. WTT and the USTA are teaming up on number of initiatives, including development of the youth market through junior team tennis programs. For more information on the WTT Pro League, visit www.WTT.com.