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Still considering a New Year’s resolution? How about supporting your local library? Remember, you can place a hold online and you will get an email when your book is available. So easy! This month’s list is wide ranging. Hope you try a few of them. For nonfiction, we begin with “First: Sandra Day O...
Nick Mead grew up in a family that celebrated life together with PaPa’s delicious Italian food. “Every family meal was an adventure of flavor and goodness with traditional Italian dishes like lasagna, sausage, meatballs, homemade bread, and PaPa’s signature square pizza!” Mead says he wanted to...
Rebuttal to Mayor Riley’s defense of Cunningham Impeachment Vote Joe Riley says “the facts are clear.” However, he conveniently leaves out the fact that aid was indeed provided to Ukraine within the Congressional mandated timeline and the Ukraine had no knowledge or concerns about when they would...
Did you know that, according to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood? That’s a lot of need. In fact, about one in seven people who are admitted to the hospital need blood. Surprisingly, only 10% of the only 37% of the U.S. population that is eligible to give...
Nance Mace is the true partisan The hypocrisy evidenced in Nancy Mace’s column on partisanship would be laughable, if the situation were not so serious, and our democracy not so in peril. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Her unwavering support for a president who takes joy in betraying...
JANUARY Amazon announces plans to buy all grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Rather than fly the planes, Amazon says it will instead use them for much-needed product storage. Clemson defeats LSU to win the college football championship. Coach Dabo Sweeney is uncharacteristically subdued in the post-...
AN ACT OF POLITICAL COURAGE Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Acts of political courage have shaped our nation time and again. They are a thing of beauty to watch — an elected official taking a principled stand they believe is correct knowing full well that they will be attacked. Unfortunately, they have become...
As always, thank you to The Daniel Island News for seeking a county update. As folks often hear me say, for Daniel Island residents, county services include mosquito abatement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the public library services. Over the past year, we have added recycling to the list...
Beloved dog dies, other extremely ill, after ingestion of apparent rat poison On Dec. 10, Jimmy was picking up after the dogs in our backyard. He came across a green brick that appeared to be rat poison. I contacted several pest control companies, spoke with managers and sent photos of the poison...
We moved about a year ago to Daniel Island from Boston for a lifestyle change. My husband was initially unsure about living on this 4,000-acre island with gorgeous old oaks, miles of walking trails, picturesque water and marsh views, with one beautiful house after another. It all screams perfection...

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