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The weather once again conspired to try and keep me off of the water. This week, heavy wind and rain were the culprits. However, I did brave the elements and go fishing in the hope of catching the first fish with my new TFO 6 weight fly rod. Gale force winds, torrential downpours and lightning are...
It’s a few weeks before Christmas - and life in the Leeke home on Daniel Island is festively busy. Eighteen-month old Eleanor is expressing her dissatisfaction with applesauce and being confined to her high chair, so her Mom, Cathy, sets the toddler free to explore the kitchen area. Brother Grayson...
If you’d like to express comments on the proposed referendum regarding a change to the Berkeley County form of government, from a Council-Supervisor system to a Council-Admistrator system, a public hearing and final reading on the measure will take place at the Berkeley County Council meeting on...
Calling all seniors! What are your thoughts on humanity, our nation, and the world today? Your valuable insights and perspectives are needed. The 2nd Annual Intergenerational Forum, featuring a panel of senior high school students and senior citizens, will be held on Tuesday, March 7, from 7 to 8:...
Nearly one hundred years ago, in 1920, a then eight-year-old Philip Simmons left his Daniel Island home, where he’d grown up with his grandparents, to move to downtown Charleston. The reasoning was simple enough: the family wanted the best for young Simmons, and living downtown with his mother...
What are the chances of a grand, large-scale park being set aside on Daniel Island’s southern tip for generations to enjoy? Depends on who you ask. Last week, in an op-ed piece, Rep. Mark Sanford re-championed an idea for a Central Park-style amenity on Daniel Island that he first introduced in...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the opening of a public comment period on a 134-acre commercial saltwater mitigation bank proposed for a portion of land owned by the State Ports Authority (SPA) on Daniel Island. Under the plan, the property would be preserved and restored to its...
Weather in the Lowcountry can be highly variable. Last week, the wind chill factor was 19 degrees. This week, I have been fishing in shorts and a t-shirt. When it comes to weather conditions, I prefer the latter. It seems the Redfish do as well. They have been eating everything they can catch and...
Baseball season is almost around the corner, reminding us of a familiar tune: “Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the park. Buy me some peanuts and ...” Wait! Hold that thought! Maybe a hotdog would be a better idea? Approximately five million people in the U.S. and Europe are allergic...
The Denis, Denny & Mark’s Pro-Am Jam hosted by Student Transportation Inc. nearly toppled $1 million in funds raised over the five-year span of the annual celebrity concert and golf event held every October at the Daniel Island Club. The 5th Annual event, held this past October 24-25, raised a...

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