Daufuskie Blues opens studio at Mary Field School

Mary Field School has new kids and they are dyeing to attend… natural textile dyeing that is.  Leanne Coulter and Rhonda Davis, the island ‘Indigo Girls’ have moved their passion for textile design and natural dyes off their porch, and found a ‘studio home’ at the Mary Field School. They welcome visitors at their new studio location Wednesday thru Saturday, from 1PM to 4PM or by appointment. Contact them by email at daufuskieblues@gmail.com, or leanncoulter@hargray.com.

Future plans for the school include historical school information displays, an intimate coffee and bakery café and a venue for local artisan displays and sales.

E-blast 8-26

From The Daufuskie Island Ferry:

Labor Day Monday ferries will follow the weekend schedule.
Thank-you for all the support the Daufuskie Island Ferry Service has received since it began operations at the beginning of the month. This Labor Day, Monday, 5 September, the ferry will operate on a Weekend operating schedule. Morning departures on weekends are two hours later than on week-days.

Weekend Schedule:

Departs Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 10:35 PM*
Departs Melrose Landing, Daufuskie: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Departure available by reservation only (call 843 940-7704)

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E-blast 8-18

From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:

The Daufuskie Island  Annual Fall Beach Clean Up will be Saturday, September 17th at 2:00PM
Volunteers are asked to gather at 2:00p.m. at one of two locations on the Island:
Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point
Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point
We will distribute supplies, assign teams and clean up areas along the Calibogue Beach and the Atlantic Ocean Beach from Haig Point to Bloody Point. Refreshments will be provided. The time will coincide with Low Tide.
Volunteers are advised to wear hard sole shoes & gloves, bring water bottles, wear sunscreen, hat or sun visor.
Only approved vehicles are permitted on the beach as several turtle nests will remain.
To volunteer and for further information, please contact Eileen Pojednic at 201-401-6131 or erpojednic@aol.com or Yvonne Clemons at 843-785-7490 or yclemons60@gmail.com
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E-blast 8-12

From The Daufuskie Island Council:

The DI Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, 16 August, at 6:30PM, at Mary Fields School. Everybody is invited; here’s the expected agenda:

1.  Cart Safety Sticker Program
2.   2016 Accommodations Tax Program
3.   Palmetto Breeze ID Procedures
4.   Overview of Daufuskie Island Co-Op
5.   Turtle Nest Update
6.   Open Forum
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E-blast 7-8

From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:

Please join us for “Groundwater Resources of Daufuskie Island” presented by Bruce Campbell, Groundwater Specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the South Atlantic Water Science Center in Columbia, South Carolina scheduled forWednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:00PM. at The Island House at Melrose. He will focus on the general groundwater resources underlying the Island.
Current and future water supply for our Island is an important topic….please come and learn!
For more information, contact Eileen Pojednic at erpojednic@aol.com or 843-842-6770.

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E-blast 7-1-16

From the Daufuskie Island Fire Department:

smart911.com -Plan Ahead For Your Safety

No one plans to call 911, but now you can plan ahead.  Sign up for Smart911 and you can create your own personalized Safety Profile to give valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and vehicles that will automatically display on the 911 call taker’s screen when you make an emergency call. It’s private and secure. And you control the information that is in your profile. With your established user name and password you can edit the information at any time.
You provide the information you want first responders to know in an emergency. The 911 call taker can use this information to save valuable time when seconds count. And the first responders can leverage this information to help you faster and more efficiently.
Go to Smart911.com today to sign up.

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E-blast 6-26-16

After years of Daufuskie residents asking for improved public ferry services, it appears that a recent groundswell of community support has finally convinced many county officials that more funds are needed for a higher level of service. There was a VERY positive development on this issue last week. However, the fight for better public ferry services for Daufuskie is not over.

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6-24 E-blast

From the Daufuskie Island Council:

On Monday, the Beaufort County Public Facilities Committee voted to endorse an increase in funding for Daufuskie Island passenger ferry services. Several island residents appeared before the Committee to describe the challenges and hardships caused by underfunding vital ferry service. Crucial to the Committee’s decision were all the emails and notes received from concerned Daufuskie residents. Several committee members commented that rarely do they receive so many heartfelt, individual accounts of the impact of a particular issue. It was a great example of the strength our community can exercise if we are united.

It isn’t over yet however. The new service provider, Melrose/Haig Point, must work out contract details with the County, and the County Finance Committee must approve the increase of funding as well as the full County Council. Stay tuned.

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