DI News History - June 13, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the June 10, 2004 edition of the paper the cover, centerfold, Roving Reporter section and Kids Say were all about hurricane and earthquake preparedness.
In other news, Ann Medio, Daniel Island Neighborhood Association vice-president at the time, spoke at a City of Charleston planning meeting in opposition to a proposal to cut down trees for a Charleston Battery practice field at 2000 Daniel Island Drive. Also, Sienna, Daniel Island’s new restaurant (located in the space that is currently occupied by Ristorante Lidi), held its grand opening celebration.
In sporting news, the Daniel Island Flying Fish kicked off the first week of their inaugural season!
TEN YEARS AGO
In the June 11, 2009 edition of the paper, the feature story spotlighted severe weather and whether purchasing excess flood insurance above the $250,000 FEMA coverage limit was a good option for some homeowners.
In top news, former Governor Mark Sanford vetoed a State Ports Authority restructuring bill, a move dubbed as “nonsensical” by former state representative Jim Merrill.
The centerfold feature showcased book reviews written by readers. Books reviewed included “A Long Way Gone (Memoirs of a Boy Soldier)” by Ishmael Beah (reviewed by Pam Theising) and “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (reviewed by Pat Richards).
In sports, an article featured WTA tennis professional Gail Brodsky, who was training at the Family Center Tennis Center with Lenny Schloss using the HAL 3in1 system to improve her eye-hand coordination.
There was also a full page spread of photos from the Daniel Island Rotary Charity Duck Race.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover and centerspread article in the June 12, 2014 edition of the paper featured the Rotary Charity Duck Race. At the time, the rubber ducks were dropped from the bridge off I-526 into the Wando River. The event has since been moved to Smythe Park Lake.
There was also an article about a dog killed in an alligator attack in a pond behind Bishop England High School. In the article, Jane Baker, vice president of community services for the Daniel Island Property Owners Association, encouraged residents to make sure their kids are not playing close to ponds and to remember to keep dogs on leashes, as is required by city ordinance.
That issue of the paper was also a graduation edition, featuring local graduates from the Daniel Island/Cainhoy area.