Business Briefs - August 25, 2016

Daniel Island Academy Starts New School Year with New Chef

Amanda “Mandy” Moyer has joined the early childhood development center, Daniel Island Academy, as Head Chef. Moyer will create all weekly menus with a focus on a healthy, creative and safe eating and learning environment for all children. She will oversee the sourcing and purchasing of all food and beverages with an emphasis on organic and locally grown items.

In addition to all food preparing and kitchen management responsibilities, Moyer will help facilitate healthy eating awareness and education within all classrooms while also expanding the school gardening program, which was recently named a SC Farm to Preschool Program. Since 2005 many fruits, herbs and vegetables have been planted, nurtured, harvested, cooked and eaten at the campus on Daniel Island. She will also prepare and manage all school special event menus.

School Director Kerry Nowosielski said, “Chef Mandy brings years of unique experience to Daniel Island Academy. We are delighted to have her share her creativity and leadership with our students, families and staff.”

Moyer earned a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, a program that stresses balance between the art of cooking and business management. She has spent the past 12 years as a chef and/or food service and kitchen manager in kitchens throughout the Lowcountry including Verizon Wireless, Yeamans Hall Country Club, Middleton Place, and most recently, at O’Quinn School of Porter Gaud since 2011.

“DIA has such an amazing reputation for its vibrant curriculum centered on nutrition and food safety standards. I am incredibly excited about continuing and advancing the programs here because there is so much that children can learn, enjoy and explore through the understanding of food, nutrition and healthy eating,” said Chef Mandy.

Islanders join J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Daniel Island Residents Ed and Ginger Selby, recently joined J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Chapels and Crematory as Advanced Planning Directors. They assist folks who wish to plan for their cremation or funeral before the time of need.

Ed and Ginger both grew up in the funeral, cremation, and cemetery business. Collectively, they have dedicated 63 years helping families plan for the inevitable. Ed’s grandfather started a family cemetery business in Warren, Ohio and Ginger’s grandfather founded a funeral business in Pickens, South Carolina.

According to the Selbys, pre-planning has become more popular over the last couple of decades. Today people want to plan for and be in control of every part of their lives, including their final arrangements.

They see individuals planning for many different reasons. The main reasons are to alleviate potential burdens on their family and make sure their wishes are honored. In addition, some families choose to prepay to “lock in” today’s prices.

For more information, visit or call (843) 884-2760.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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