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The start of the school season ushers in the new: new teachers, new rules, new subjects, new friends. Parents this year not only face new educational challenges, due mostly to the unpredictability of the coronavirus, but still have to contend with new fashion trends. No time is this more apparent...
“Unlike Dalton’s approach, I do it this way,” my lovely wife, Grace, said, unfolding a napkin and holding a sugar packet. She and I were having dinner with friends, Billie and Jerry, at The Kingstide, a new restaurant on Daniel Island. But I’m getting ahead of the story.    Earlier that...
We have had a lot of rain, so I have had a lot of time to read!   The non-fiction books this month include “Sidecountry” by The New York Times sportswriter John Branch. This is a collection of his coverage of the back stories in sports. Compelling reading and not just for sports fans. The...
Transition is everywhere. And this is no truer than at The Daniel Island News.   Boots Gifford transitioned into the editor’s role just prior to the COVID lockdown in March of 2020 and effectively led the newsroom through the pandemic. Part of that leadership involved hiring Zach Giroux as a...
“Mary Jane” by Jessica Blau is a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s. Mary Jane, living in Baltimore with her very traditional parents, is hired by a neighborhood family as a mother’s helper for the summer. As she is exposed to a vastly different lifestyle, the reader will enjoy the food, music...
As of late I’ve taken the advice of others and have been reading biographies and memoirs. Biographies and memoirs provide inspiration, insight and encouragement by way of example. I’ve always been one who learns best from example — and have tried to teach my children to observe and learn in a...
The Daniel Island News’ graphic artist Jan Marvin won Advertising Designer of the Year for South Carolina newspapers, as recognized by the South Carolina Press Association, for her body of work for 2020. Congratulations!    The judges explained their choice, stating that her work, “Does it...
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve in the State House for District 99. With the first session of the 124th General Assembly of the South Carolina House of Representatives ending recently, I wanted to share an update on the accomplishments and progress made.   This year was...
Know what you’re getting with an exotic pet   We should add one very important consideration missing in the feature article regarding unique pets [from the July 22 edition of The Daniel Island News]. We need to be careful glamorizing exotic pets. Carelessly acquiring and handling an exotic...
“Whatever happened to Ann Meyer?” my lovely wife, Grace, asked.   “I don’t know,” I shot back, then realized that I probably should have paused a tad, for effect, before responding.   “He’s hiding something,” my Aunt Toogie barked. “He just pulled on his nose and he always does that when...

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