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This is such an obvious, universal piece of advice that you might think it is overkill to post it on the refrigerator. You would be wrong. There is no such thing as overkill when it comes to chocolate. My earliest memories of chocolate are of my grandfather. Grandpop Shirey kept a cigar box of...
This month truly offers something for every taste. I found some of these books more engaging than others, but none were a waste of time. For the history buff, try “Revolution Song” by Russell Shorto. The subtitle of this is “The Story of America’s Founding in Six Remarkable Lives.” The Revolution...
Roadway Closures Please “stay calm and drive safely” as you traverse the Wando River Bridge on I-526 and as you navigate the island on Sunday, Nov. 17 during the 9/11 Heroes Run. The Heroes Run, which was postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Dorian, will take place this Sunday. There...
Two Thumbs Up for DI Trick or Treaters This year’s version of Halloween on Daniel Island was particularly noteworthy from our front porch. We saw many colorful costumes from both kids and their parents. We also saw families pulling wagons or driving decked-out golf cars. There were many princesses...
As we approach Veterans Day, I would like to share two very important numbers with you: 58,276 and 405. As of Memorial Day 2019, there are 58,276 names on the national Vietnam Veteran’s memorial, the Wall of Faces, honoring service members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in Vietnam, those who...
I’ve never understood daylight saving time. Oh, I know what happens with the hour change in time. I just don’t understand why? I read somewhere that the idea was proposed by Ben Franklin to save candles in winter and by some Englishman who wanted to play golf longer in summer. I also seem to recall...
Fall back! Spring forward! Why is this still a thing? There is a national movement called #locktheclock. Currently 40 states are debating the time change issue. It’s about a 50/50 split among the states favoring full-time daylight saving time or full-time standard time. I have been working on this...
Emory Edward “Ed” Cooper, 76, of Daniel Island, SC, husband of Sara Richards Cooper, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Thursday, October 17, 2019. His Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Summerall Chapel, The Citadel. Inurnment will be at The...
Marie Delcioppo has strong people skills The billionaire auto industrialist, Henry Ford, once stated, “The ability I will pay the most for is the ability to deal with people.” As president of the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association, Marie Delcioppo has competently and successfully worked with...
Dear Editor: Every first and third Friday of the month, at noon, a group of Toastmasters heads over to Summit Place Assisted Living to continue their personal journey toward improving their communication and leadership skills. Summit Place staff and residents have welcomed Toastmasters since 2005...

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