From The Daufuskie Front Porch: Paula Nickels, Editor!

From the Front Porch: 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 with questions or inquiries.

Election Day: On Tuesday, November 4th, there will be several races on the ballot for local, state and federal offices. There are one Local Question and two Statewide Constitutional Amendments also on the ballot. Voting will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Janie Hamilton School. You will be asked to show a photo ID and state your current address. That ID could be a SC Driver’s License, a SC DMV ID card, a SC Voter Registration card with photo, a U.S. Passport, or a Federal Military ID with a photo. Your Voter Registration card that does not have a photo is not sufficient. Any ID that you present must be current, that is, not expired. If you do not show a photo ID, you will be able to vote a paper ballot, not an electronic ballot. To see a sample ballot, go to On the right hand side of the screen, click “Get My Sample Ballot”. Fill in the form and follow the prompts. If you will not be on Daufuskie on November 4th, you may vote in person from October 6-31 at the Beaufort County offices in Bluffton at 61B Ulmer Road between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Monday, November 3rd, you may vote at this same location between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

From the Daufuskie Island Council: The Daufuskie Island Council will meet on Monday, October 20th at 5:30 at Mary Fields Elementary School. All Daufuskie Island residents are invited to attend including new residents. Agenda items will include a Conservancy report and grant information, a Tiger Grant update and a meet and greet with several new residents to the island. Come to welcome them. Council elections are approaching! Please attend if you are considering running for the Daufuskie Island Council.

From Bloody Point: The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant has had a renovation! Come check out our fresh, updated look and sample our new Fall Menu, which launched October 1st. Our Happy Hour Menu, available from 4pm to 6pm daily, now features $3 drinks + $3 appetizers at the bar. For reservations, call 843.341.3030.

From Melrose: Please join us Friday night for an oceanfront Low Country Boil and oyster roast at the Beach Club, featuring live music and great food!

From the Daufuskie Island Elementary School: We would like to invite everyone to Daufuskie Elementary School’s Annual Fall Festival. It is being held October 25, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come join us for great food, fun games, a silent auction, and much more. For all those who love to bake, get your aprons out! We would love to have donations of baked goods for our Bake Sale and Cake Walk. All baked items need to be in disposable containers and delivered to the school by 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25th. Contact Kristina Roberts for details on baked items at 843-540-7650.

From Freeport Marina: Fourth Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown scheduled for Nov 1, 2014 at Freeport Marina, Daufuskie Island. The Throwdown features a dozen of the Lowcountry’s best loved writers, meeting their fans and signing books in a beautiful and historic setting along the banks of the Cooper River. There will be live music and legendary hospitality at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company beginning at noon and ending when we can’t stand any more fun. Hosts Roger Pinckney (Reefer Moon, Right Side of the River, Blue Roots and Blow the Man Down) and Wick Scurry (Wick and Jake’s Daufuskie) will be joined by Ben Moise (Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden,) Wendy Pollitzer (South,) William Rice (The Lost Woods,) Janet Garrity (Going Down the River) Gibbes McDowell (Driftwood Corey,) Diann Shaddox (The Faded Cottage) and children’s authors Randy Bazemore and Leigh Anne Hoover. Special guest Ken Carter Jr. will be selling and signing a DVD of his most recent movie, Savannah. Publishers and author’s agents will be in attendance, so aspiring writers are urged to bring a sample of their work. There will be limited overnight accommodations on site 843-785-8242 and limited free public docking. Regular ferry service from Broad Creek Marina, times to be announced 843-342-8687. Visit “Daufuskie Crab Company” or “Enjoy Daufuskie” on Facebook. Inquiries: Roger Pinckney 843-842-9642 or email:

From the DI Front Porch: The deadline for the weekly email blast submissions is 5 p.m. every Thursday. Please send submissions and/or questions to Paula Nickels, Editor, The Daufuskie Front Porch or or