From The Daufuskie Front Porch: Paula Nickels, Editor!

From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy: The DI Conservancy will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Haig Point Clubhouse from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. This year we are planning a dinner, silent auction and presentation “Prehistoric South Carolina” featuring Bruce C. Lampright, naturalist, amateur paleontologist and a founder of the SC Master Naturalist Program. Bruce will encourage us to step back in time as he tells of the rich fossil history of the Palmetto State. Check out the menu at Reservations are needed by April 18, 2014. Contact Karen Opderbeck at: or (843) 842-3456. $35 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Haig Point Tennis Club will host the 8th Annual Daufuskie Island Adult Championships April 24-27. The amateur tournament, pegged the “best little tournament in South Carolina,” will offer competition for men and women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The entry fee for this U.S. Tennis Association sanctioned event is $55. and covers entry into two events, welcome gifts, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and complimentary ferry transportation for players. For more information or to complete an entry form, visit, or call Haig Point Director of Tennis Ron Gwyn at (843) 384-0553. The entry deadline is April 21. Accommodations are available at Haig Point. Players will be paired with other players of similar ability. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each divisional category and special welcome gifts also will be provided.

From the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation: The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation would like to invite all islanders to hear Rebecca Starr speak at Marshside Mama’s on Wednesday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Ms. Starr was responsible for filling out the application to put Daufuskie on the National Register of Historic Places. She met and worked with Billie Burn on the island in the early 1980’s. She also wrote her master’s thesis on the history of Daufuskie from 1520-1830. She is very excited to share her knowledge of Daufuskie with us. There will be no charge for this event. If you wish to stay for dinner afterwards, please make your own arrangements with Marshside Mama’s at (843) 785-4755.

From the Daufuskie Island Front Porch: We have recently been inundated with inquiries regarding running “for sale” and/or “wanted” ads in the weekly email blast. Though we welcome them in our print edition, we will no longer be running ads in the email blast. The primary function of the weekly blast is to convey time sensitive information such as events and announcements. We do not want ads to become the primary focus. Our next issue will be online and out in print prior to Memorial Day with a May 14th deadline for submissions. Contact us at if you are interested in content or advertising submissions. Email blasts are sent out every Thursday evening. The deadline for inclusion in the blast is Thursday at noon.

Paula Nickels, Editor, The Daufuskie Front Porch