From The Daufuskie Front Porch: Paula Nickels, Editor!

NOTE: The deadline for content and ad submissions for the Thanksgiving issue of the DI Front Porch is November 17th. For ad rates or more information, email us at

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 – all island venues will be participating. $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 as with questions or inquiries.

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 the DI Co-op: Save the date! The annual DI Community Thanksgiving will be held at Marshside Mama’s at 1:30 p.m. on November 23rd.

Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 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 Melrose: Join us at the Beach Club for the Final Low Country Boil/Oyster Roast of the season – lets all have one more great Friday night together, complete with live music and amazing food! Reminder – Halloween Village – 5-7 on Friday, October 31st – lots of great games and prizes for the kids!

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