DI News History - March 23, 2023

March 20, 2008
Berkeley County EMS teams made preparations for a mass-casualty response. Bob Mixter, director of Berkeley County’s emergency medical services department at the time, and his staff unveiled a tool designed to treat mass casualties: an emergency room on wheels. “We’re the only 911 service in the Lowcountry region to own a mass-casualty bus,” Mixter said. “... It’s designed to take care of 34 patients at one time.” 
In other news, a group of Daniel Island businesswomen created a contest called “Spring Forward and Give Back.” The most deserving nominee would be rewarded with a house spring makeover. “We know of so many people who are constantly giving to the community and now this is our opportunity to say thanks!” said the contest’s creator Angie Barnes of NaturallyMaid. “… It was really a thought about planting seeds, doing unto others as you would have done unto you and how without this island I would not be in business. What a great way to give back.” 
March 21, 2013
Tips for container gardening and for those getting their spring gardens planted were topics in the feature article. Container types include wood, plastic, terra cotta and fiberglass/resin.
The most popular type of container gardening in Charleston appears to be the window flower box. Window box arrangements can be found in all parts of town, whether lining the sides of a centuries-old church, welcoming guests to a historic hotel, adorning the fronts of antebellum homes or clinging precariously from the bedroom windows of college housing.
Also in the news, Mac McBride, who had stepped down from his role as president of the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association in January of that year after serving a total of three terms in office, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Harold Koon Award, an honor bestowed on the city resident who has demonstrated “continuous and outstanding volunteer service” to the neighborhood in which they live. 
March 22, 2018
The Daniel Island Ferry made its debut trip to downtown Charleston and back. Colby Hollified and his partners in the venture decided the ferry service would be a big hit for DI residents. “It’s just another way to get around – and it’s a lot of fun,” Hollifield said. “It’s a completely different vibe. You get on the water for just that 30 minutes and you’re relaxing!” The ferry is still a popular way to commute today.
As part of the Home & Garden edition, there was an article about home renovation do’s and don’ts. And at the monthly Garden Club meeting, local plant enthusiasts gave a presentation on proper propagation. 
The Daniel Island community joined more than 112,000 people worldwide in putting away their electronic devices as part of the National Day of Unplugging from sundown, March 9, through sundown, March 10, according to NDU organizer, Reboot.
Compiled by Katherine Smith

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