DI News History - May 16, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the May 12, 2004 edition of the paper there was an article to educate residents of the venomous snakes and poisonous spiders that reside on Daniel Island. The five species of poisonous snakes featured were: coral snake, pygmy rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, diamond back rattlesnake, copperhead and water moccasin (also known as the cottonmouth). The featured spiders were the black widow and the brown recluse.
Island Life photos featured Cinco de Mayo fun as well as kids enjoying neighborhood play and a mother-daughter brunch at Spring Arbor Assisted Living (now called Summit Place).
TEN YEARS AGO
In the May 14, 2009 edition of the paper, the centerspread explored several day trips from Daniel Island that were contributed by readers and these local favorites to visit included Cypress Gardens, Charlestown Landing, Edisto Island Serpentarium, Huntington Island State Park, Bulls Island, and the Old Sheldon Church Ruins.
In school news, Daniel Island School student Rachel Marcengill was honored with a district-wide turnaround award.
In business news, former island ice cream and coffee shop Moo-na Lisa announced that it planned to close its doors in August 2009.
Photo spreads included winners of the Daniel Island News helmet challenge, a Red Cross fundraiser, a photo of a rescued baby fawn with the Baker family children, May yards of the month, ECCO 20th Anniversary Kickoff, the Daniel Island Flying Fish kickoff party, and guest hip hop instructor Dena Rizzo with Peace Love Hip Hop kids.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover photo on the front of the May 15, 2014 edition of the paper was a shot taken at the Concert in the Park, which continues to be an annual favorite event on the island and just so happened to be this past Saturday. There was also a picture spread of all the fun happenings at the event.
The centerspread article was a rundown of the candidates vying for upcoming Berkeley County government elections. Former supervisor Bill Peagler was running and beat Dan Davis, the incumbent.
In other news, it was reported that the Daniel Island Community Fund had been giving back for 15 years. The Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) was created as a means for building an endowment to help fund community improvements and initiatives. At that time, the private 501(c) 3 organization, which is funded by a transfer fee on all island resale transactions, had established a model for giving back that has distributed a total of more than $1.4 million to support not only community improvement initiatives on Daniel Island, but also charitable initiatives supporting its neighboring (and often underserved) communities as well. In 2013 alone, more than $400,000 was distributed for wide-reaching programs that serve needs in the greater area.