SCENES FROM AROUND THE ISLAND
Daniel Island School teacher Kim Card holds a bouquet of flowers in celebration of her retirement after 40 years as an educator. Card, a native of Hemingway, South Carolina, started teaching in 1981. She moved to Mount Pleasant and transferred to Daniel Island School in 2008. On June 10, students from her kindergarten class of 2008-09 visited her after graduating from high school this year. The surprise was a full-circle celebration for all involved. Classmates reminisced about their favorite memories from Card’s class, including sitting on the alphabet rug, May Pole Day, snack time and learning the Smart Board together. Card credited her success to the great kids and parents she has interacted with over her career. “I loved all my kids and parents. Good parents that want to actively participate in the classroom and in their children’s education make such a difference.” In retirement, Card looks forward to going to the beach, going to Clemson games, and spending time with her new grandson.
BE KIND TO ANIMALS MONTH
Recently, in honor of Be Kind to Animals Month in May, Ellis Martin hosted a lemonade stand at the corner of Smythe Street and Daniel Island Drive. Neighbors were gracious enough to donate $100. This and a matching contribution by her father, Brian, were donated to Charleston Animal Society.
ENTERING A NEW REALM
New Realm Brewing, which moved into the former Dockery’s location, held its grand opening June 3. Helping cut the ribbon were (from left) New Realm Chef Grant MacPherson, Hannah Brunson (representing Congresswoman Nancy Mace), co-founder Carey Falcone, City Councilmember Mike Seekings, City Councilmember Marie Delcioppo, Brendan Smith, General Manager Rich Rettig, Brewmaster Mitch Steele, and VP of Food & Beverage Jeff Ash.
Candace Young, Richard Gowe, Marie Sauer, Bruce Markham, Amanda Brock and Claire Law were among those attending the recent Daniel Island School and Community Garden sustainable gardening lecture series event featuring local landscape architect Candace Young, who spoke about backyard composting – how it benefits the environment, the different forms of composting and how to create rich compost to use in your own garden. The next lecture planned for the fall will discuss integrated pest management: the good, the bad and the delicate balance in the garden. The Daniel Island School and Community Garden is a collaboration between the school and the Daniel Island Community Gardeners. For more information about the group, please contact Jacqueline Gowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page: Daniel Island School and Community Garden.