From The Daufuskie Front Porch: Paula Nickels, Editor!

From the Daufuskie Island Front Porch: Reminder: The deadline for ad and content submissions for the holiday issue of the DI Front Porch is November 17th. Email with any questions or for more information.
I received a whopping 6, yes 6 responses from last week’s appeal. Let’s get on it folks! What are you most grateful for this year? Seems like an easy enough question but many people groan when asked. If that one stumped you, we offer an alternative: Complete this sentence: Only on Daufuskie… This island is quirky. It is part of what we love about it. So tell us your best “Daufuskie” story.
The purpose of this column is for us to learn something about each other. It is a very small initiative in helping us come together as a community. Though everyone enjoys reading the responses, very few people ever want to answer the question. This leads to a great deal of begging, hounding, cajoling and stalking on our part and a lot of ducking and hiding on yours. So this year, make it easy… just send in your best answer or your best story. If you don’t, I will stalk you – many of you know this from past years. Email responses to
Do you like to run, walk or eat? The Daufuskie Island Front Porch will be hosting its 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser with a twist this year! Our “Trot & Gobble – A Taste of Daufuskie Race” will be held on November 29th 2014. The race will start and finish at the Beach Club at Melrose with our “Taste of Daufuskie” to follow immediately. Runners and Walkers will receive a complimentary t-shirt. To register go to our website: Not a runner? Join us for our post-race party: “A Taste of Daufuskie” Participants will have the opportunity to sample and vote for favorite dishes from island chefs. $15 donation to the Daufuskie Island Front Porch for unlimited tastes. Join us for a great day of food and fun! Register for the race before November 15th and receive a $5 discount. Email us at with questions or inquiries.

From Melrose: New Hours starting next week The Beach Club Restaurant reverts to our winter hours. We will be closed on Mondays and Tuesday, open Wednesday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and have a new special – All you can eat Wednesdays. Next week we are having a fish fry – all you can eat with all the fixins!

From the DI Co-Op: Annual DI Christmas parade will be sat December 13th at 3 p.m. Parade line up will be at the DI Community farm and parade will end at Marshsides Mamas. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for all the children. Bring your best floats because their will be cash prizes Donations are always appreciated and will go toward the Christmas tree and decorations. Additionally, each child will receive a stocking full of goodies from Santa and desserts will be provided for everyone. Checks should be made out to Daufuskie island Christmas Parade and mailed to Laura Leigh Miles, PO Box 10, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915.

All are invited to the 17th Annual DI Community Thanksgiving Celebration to be held at Marshside Mama’s at 1:30 p.m., on November 23rd. Turkeys and hams provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Election results from Daufuskie:
Total Voters 170
Turnout 41%
Libertarian-Steve French 2
Democrat-Vincent Sheheen 37
Republican-Nikki Haley 124
Lt. Governor:
Democrat-Bakari Sellers 36
Republican-Henry McMaster 127
Secretary of State:
Democrat-Ginny Deerin 40
Republican-Mark Hammond 122
Attorney General:
Democrat-Parnell Diggs 38
Republican-Alan Wilson 125
US Senate:
Libertarian-Victor Kocher 3
PET–Thomas Ravenel 4
Democrat-Brad Hutto 36
Workers and Family–Brad Hutto 1
Republican-Lindsey Graham 119
US Senate:
Democrat-Joyce Dickerson 33
Republican-Tim Scott 127
AMC-Jill Bossi 2
Amendment 1- Allow Non Profits Organizations to conduct raffles: Yes 143 No 15
Amendment 2- Require the governor, with the consent of the Senate, to appoint the Adjutant General: Yes 104 No 47
Local Question Rural and Critical Land – Allow Beaufort County to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $20M for the purpose of land preservation: Yes 113 No 44