DI News History - September 24, 2015
Five Years Ago
In the September 23, 2010 edition of the paper, our cover featured a photo and story of “La Madeleine”, a 475 pound Paccard bell that was installed at the Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island. The bell was donated by Daniel Island resident and Holy Cross member Bob Richardson in memory of his late wife, Madeleine, who passed away earlier that year.
In business news, David and Jane Vail moved their 27 year old travel business from Summerville to Daniel Island. The business is still located at 885 Island Park Drive.
Our centerfold featured a story about a contestant, Allie Ishcomer, from the television show, The Biggest Loser, training on Daniel Island with then new island resident and trainer Amanda Roush.
Ten Years Ago
In the September 22, 2005 edition of the paper our cover and centerfold featured Charleston’s Digital Corridor and the connections to Daniel Island. Ernest Andrade, then Director of Business Development for the City of Charleston, created the local digital corridor concept, which was launched in February 2001. In 2005, digital corridor companies located on Daniel Island included: Blackbaud, Modulant, CSS, and SunCom, which collectively employed more than 1,400 workers. At the time, then Mt. Pleasant based BenefitFocus was constructing its first two buildings on Daniel Island.
A construction worker Taurino Bueso Romera died after he fell off the roof of a house on Delahow Street. The fatal construction accident was a reminder of the importance of wearing safety equipment.
In other news, Providence Baptist Church, the Daniel Island Property Owners Association (POA), Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) and The Daniel Island Company joined forces recently to organize an impressive island wide relief effort to assist in providing clean drinking water to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The groups raised $70,000 and partnered with Water Missions International.