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When I moved to Daniel Island in 1997, Clements Ferry Road was one lane in each direction with a pine forest hugging both sides of the road. A few homes and a business or two was tucked off the throughway. There was no shoulder and it felt like you were driving in a tunnel. Older residents of...
Change needed to combat noise   The headline accompanying your Readers’ Poll [on leaf blower noise] could have read 57% of respondents believe change is necessary, while only 28% choose the status quo. The challenge in answering your poll was choosing between the two definitions of change:...
  Given a little time on one of our island trails, most folks could probably point out a bird’s nest.  Many could identify a squirrel’s nest, too. But if I asked you to show me a fish nest, would you think I was crazy, or perhaps that I might be joking?     I promise that fish nests are...
As we recognize Sunshine Week and the positive impact of open government and Freedom of Information laws, it’s important to recognize the nexus between the significant work newspapers across the state provide to their communities and the ability of reporters and citizens to access that...
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is a glorious heaping of cadmium yellow oil pigment on the tip of an artist’s brush stroked on a stretched linen canvas in a manner that shows freedom.     Freedom of expression through impressionistic art is a movement that began in the 1800s by...
Sunshine is great. But it only matters if you take advantage of it. The following situation has played out at public meetings recently: Concerned resident: “I’m upset because I had no idea this was going on.” Public official: “Well, we’ve had announcements on the radio. And information has been...
As we mark the one year anniversary of COVID-19 in South Carolina and the lockdown, I found myself trying to remain positive and asking, “Where is the good in this?”    I know I am not the first to ask this question or use this method of looking for encouragement in times of despair. Did it...
My absolute favorite book this month is “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt. This is a quietly stunning work profiling the life of a stalwart, humble, deeply kind woman making her life in the Indiana farm country from the Depression to the mid-20th century. This has received stunning reviews.   “The Rib...
The City of Charleston has announced that it will begin enforcing the registration of golf carts starting in March. What other concerns about golf cart use should the city address? COMMENTS: • Is it time to end the use of golf carts on Daniel Island? There are way too many underage kids driving...
The symptoms were unmistakable. We have certainly had enough experience recognizing them. My theory was confirmed on a walk around Smythe Lake. It was February, and the water at the lake’s edge was covered with a yellowish film of very fine powder.   Here we go again with another pollen...

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