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I could hear the chatter before I reached the kitchen. My lovely wife, Grace, and my Aunt Toogie were engrossed in a lively discussion, with the decibels rising with each exchange.    “I paid $3.20 a gallon here on the island,” Grace stated.   “I saw over $4 for high test in Mount...
The holidays, although a beautiful time, can be extremely challenging when it comes to sticking with our health goals. It is no wonder that come New Year’s Day, everyone is ready for a resolution. As a mom of two, my health concerns do not start or stop with myself. In fact, my kids are really my...
Bill Fitzsimmons, Harvard’s dean of admission, is known to have said that it’s the students who make that school a special place. Many families fall for the illusory benefits of a “name” school and may encourage their children to apply to the most selective schools they can get into, with the...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are putting on their Grinch outfits to steal more than your holiday cheer. Fraudsters are taking advantage of worldwide supply chain issues and are “setting up shop” claiming to sell whatever is the most popular and difficult to find item this...
“The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles. This author never disappoints. The main character here makes some decisions that will make you cringe, but the story combines pathos, humor, and tragedy making for a satisfying read.   “The Neighbor’s Secret” by L. Allison Heller. A delightful and...
Natural immunity vs vaccine effectiveness In a recent editorial written by Nancy Mace and published in The Daniel Island News, she states: "If you’ve already had COVID, early studies are now confirming what 100 years of immunology and epidemiology would indicate — natural immunity is at least as...
This edition of the paper is hitting your door steps, apartment mailrooms, and favorite local businesses just in time for Thanksgiving Day.   In the spirit of the holiday, The Daniel Island News expresses heartfelt gratitude to the communities we serve and the advertisers who promote their...
Admittedly, since the days of middle school history, we have not spent much time considering the history of Thanksgiving or its origins. If you are like us, then a quick refresher is needed. In 1620, a small ship, the Mayflower, departed England headed for the New World. The 102 passengers...
I smell pie. And I literally did, almost every day in the fall, during my younger years.   Pottstown, Pennsylvania, my hometown, is also the home of Mrs. Smith Pies. My dad claims that he actually knew “the” Mrs. Smith and that when he was a boy he bought her pies from her son, who sold them...
Highest standard of care   I would like to thank my fellow residents for voting me onto the next year’s DICA Board. I take this trust seriously and look forward to being back working with the new board.   We are all thankful for the fine work that Jane Baker and her staff have done these...

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