New columns, financial education, adopt a shelter dog, and more local news by local writers
This week The Daniel Island News debuts three new columns: Meet the Merchant, Focus on Food, and Art Around Town.
Meet the Merchant focuses on local retailers and is written by regular contributor and island resident Marie Rocha-Tygh. Marie launched her new column with an enlightening feature about local clothier and gift shop, Paisley. Read all about it on page 17.
Pamela Boynton answered our call for local writers and will contribute a monthly feature on everyone’s favorite topic…food. Her column, Focus on Food, can be found on page 33. Her initial and first few columns will highlight holiday side dishes. This week, learn how to make gourmet Gruyère cheese grits.
The third new column, Art Around Town, is by longtime Daniel Island resident Heather MacQueen Jones. An accomplished artist herself, Heather will write about local artists and the Charleston area’s dynamic art scene. Her first column features the latest exhibit by island artist Laurie Meyer as well as the scoop on the First Friday Art Walk downtown. You can find that article with excellent photography on page 34.
There’s been a groundswell of support for implementation of personal finance and general financial education in high school curriculum. Berkeley County School District and Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union teamed up to create student-run credit unions at several county schools, including Philip Simmons High School. Learn about this unique credit union in a piece by longtime Daniel Island News writer Elizabeth Bush on page 12.
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, writer Pamela Brownstein focuses on the Berkeley County Animal Center — a small shelter that helps a large number of animals. While readers may be more familiar with the Charleston Animal Shelter, the Berkeley County Animal Center serves Daniel Island and is in need of additional volunteers, foster families, supplies, and financial support. Learn more about our county animal shelter and how you can help on pages 20-21.
There is plenty more local news in this issue covering both Daniel Island and the Clements Ferry Road corridor, including local business updates, Nelliefield Park’s groundbreaking by regular contributor Elizabeth Horton, high school sports by Phil Bowman, puzzles and more.
Special thanks to Valary Dreyer for the teal pumpkin story as well as for her photo submissions. We love keeping it local and we value our readers’ input.