DI News History - October 10, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the October 7, 2004 edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold features revolved around how challenging it is to stay fit. Different fitness options on Daniel Island were highlighted, which included a feature on Curves (formerly located in Publix Shopping Center) and personal trainers who worked out of the Daniel Island Club as well as out of The Field House (formerly located above Orlandos). Other fitness options on the island included Japan Karate Institute, De La Dance, the Family Circle Tennis Center, and the natural settings on Daniel Island.
In business news, it was reported that Slate, a hip new clothing store run by islander Trish Marino, and Daniel Island Pharmacy, owned by islanders Dana and Mike Johnson, opened. Both have since closed.
Also, Japan Karate Institute, located on Seven Farms Drive, held its First Annual Hopper’s Hotdogs and Hounds event and raised a total of $640.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the October 8, 2009 edition of the paper, the centerfold featured a preview and offered highlights of the return of Park Day to Daniel Island.
The other cover story included an update on the Daniel Island Community Fund and the impact the recession was having on it: it was reported that the Fund distributed $151,398 in 2009, significantly less than the peak year of 2006 when the Fund doled out $616,168.
In other news, 20 local residents attended a meeting hosted by the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability seeking resident input on the City’s comprehensive plan update. The meeting was held at Providence Baptist Church on Daniel Island and was held to gather citizen input for an update to the 2000 plan, which called for gathering place zoning in the town center area of Daniel Island, at the intersection of Clements Ferry Road and 526 and at the intersection of Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover and centerspread of the October 9, 2014 edition of the paper was a photo collage of several popular events that had recently taken place on the island. The spread included photos from the 2014 Buddy Walk, the 2014 Oktoberfest and the Reach Gala, which was a fundraiser for the College of Charleston. The Reach Program stands for “realizing educational and career hopes” and is for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
In other news, about 60 adults and children converged on the banks of the Wando River on Daniel Island to take part in the 26th Annual South Carolina Beach/River Sweep, the largest one-day litter cleanup of the state’s beaches and waterways.
In sports, Bishop England lost against Whale Branch 28-6.