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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sunday August 16th at Freeport Marina a book signing and release party


Local Daufuskie author Roger Pinckney will be in attendance and signing his new book. The band Cranford Hollow will be releasing their newest CD.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch News-June


Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:
All are invited to attend "Sea Turtles" presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum and members of the Daufuskie Island Turtle Team sponsored by the Daufuskie Island Conservancy on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm at Melrose on the Beach - Island House. The event will be free of charge for Conservancy members and $5 for non-members. Lunch will be available at the Melrose Beach Club following the presentation.
For more information contact: Jenny Hersch @ 413-717-2167.
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Greetings From Melrose! Join us Friday Night for special musical guest Cranford Hollow! We will be featuring our Oceanside Low Country Boil, and we will be joined by Tony Chase our guest bartender, who will be serving up some great drink specials featuring Daufuskie Rum! And Saturday night, local favorite Jon Bruner. Next week - back by popular demand - all you can eat Wednesday will feature Mediterranean Cuisine.
Hope to see you soon!
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Best regards,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
www.daufuskieislandfrontporch.com
Email: info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Take a day trip to Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina is 30miles away from Bluffton/Hilton Head. If you are staying in Daufuskie Island and want a historical day trip away from the island that is rich in history drive over for the day.

Mother's Day Weekend:

My mom and I took off like Thelma and Louise for a long weekend away from Atlanta. We had an inexpensive hotel booked but that was our only plan. We traveled from Atlanta to Beaufort, South Carolina. We had heard that Beaufort is a mini Charleston and rich with history and art. If you want a luxurious or romantic getaway stay at the Rhett House Inn right down town or the Beaufort Inn. Take a horse drawn carriage through the Spanish moss draped live oak trees to learn about the history of Beaufort.

The shops and art galleries line Bay Street, the main street in Beaufort. They all have very cute names like Salt and Sweetgrass. Be sure to have breakfast at the Blackstone CafĂ© and even take your four legged friend if you don’t mind sitting on the patio. They are dog friendly. For dinner if you cross the bridge toward Fripp Island, you arrive on Lady’s Island and on the left hand side sits Docksides with some of the best fresh seafood in the low country. You sit over the bay and marsh with an amazing view and watch the sun go down while enjoying your Frogmore Stew a local low country favorite.

Take a tour from Beaufort out to St. Helena Island, just past Lady’s Island and you can learn about the Gullah Culture. On St. Helena sits a little hole in the wall called Gullah Grub and it is great for a quick lunch. Salt Gallery downtown carries many of the Gullah artists. They also have walking tours of the large antebellum houses downtown. The only house that is open as a museum is the Verdier House on Bay Street, all the other houses are privately owned. Beaufort does have a once a year home tour and many private owners open their homes for the public. They also have a shrimp festival in fall if you would like to enjoy some cooler weather. Beaufort has great art, great restaurants, beautiful coastal scenery, beaches and is rich in history. Enjoy a wonderful weekend getaway.



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Plan your beach trip to Daufuskie Island. Ferry Reservations and Land Taxi



These are some numbers that you may want to keep handy for planning your next trip to Daufuskie Island. The 1st ones are water taxis to the island and the 2nd is a land taxi once you arrive.

Palmetto Bay 843-785-2345
Harbor Town Adventures 843-671-4386
May River 843-304-2878
Calibouge 843-342-8687
Bull River Marina - Thunderbolt (912) 897-7300

This is the company for the ground transportation on the Island - Daufuskie Transit, Stewart Yarborough - 843-338-2570

I will also post the resort phone numbers for your comprehensive stays under a separate post. The two resorts will handle everything for you.






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Monday, May 4, 2015

Join Melrose on the Beach on Wednesday May 6th for a Fish Fry.

Wednesday, May 6th join us for an all you can eat Fish Fry!

Melrose on the Beach-Club is currently open Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 am to 8:30 pm

Our popular Beach Club and Bar is the perfect place for a great meal and your next special event.

To make Reservations please call 843-341-2640.

The Beach Club is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am until 8:00pm.

Every Wednesday join us for our “All You Can Eat” dinner specials.








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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's happening on Daufuskie Island this week?


From Melrose On The Beach:
Greetings from Melrose Resort! Please join us Friday night for music from Positive Vibrations and our Oceanfront Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast, and remember, next Wednesday is all you can eat BBQ, call the Beach Club Restaurant for details!


From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:
Saturday April 25 at 5:30pm
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Please join us at the Haig Point Clubhouse for our annual Earth Day fundraiser and to celebrate the Conservancy’s founders and 10th anniversary. Silent auction, cocktails, a special buffet dinner prepared by Chef Jim McLain, dancing to music of the 70's and a presentation: “Living in Our Coastal Kingdom”, by Tony Mills, Education Director of the LowCountry Institute and star of South Carolina Educational Television’s “Coastal Kingdom”. Adults $35, children under 6 are free and children 6-12 $12
Please contact Karen Opderbeck: karenopderbeck@gmail.com / 843-842-3456 for tickets and more information.
Or click the RSVP button at www.daufuskieislandconservancy.org
Reservations needed by April 20.
Everyone is welcome!


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The Daufuskie Island Conservancy in collaboration with the DI Fire Department and Beaufort County Open Land Trust will host a presentation of the Community Wildfire Protection Program for Daufuskie Island by the SC Forestry Commission (SCFC). It will be on Thursday, April 30th at The Island House in Melrose at 5:30 PM. This is the follow up to the presentation that the Forestry Commission made to us in November, 2013.
Firewise is a national program and is managed in South Carolina by the SCFC. The goal of the Firewise program is to educate communities about implementing local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility in preparing their homes for the risk of wildfire.
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From the DI Conservancy and Haig Point:
Many thanks to the 50 adult volunteers and one child that participated in the Spring Beach Sweep on Saturday. The weather cooperated and the results were incredible. A full report will follow from the Daufuskie Island Conservancy and the Haig Point Environmental Committee. Special thanks to our sponsors Bloody Point, Haig Point and Melrose on the Beach for providing refreshments. Enormous thanks to Mike Loftus, Bill Nickels, Chase Allen, Bob Greene and Geoff Brunning for their removal of over 200 pieces of construction material and large items from the Bloody Point, Oak Ridge and Melrose beaches with their Gators and to Chase for the use of his large SUV and trailor to haul all those items to the County dump. Thanks to the Haig Point Maintenance for their continued maintenance of the beach road and for picking up the trash bags at the Haig Point location and to Len Pojednic for his hauling of the large items left on the Haig beach. We can take pride in our beaches for the season.
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From Bloody Point:
Please note that the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant will be closed all day on Saturday, April 18th for a wedding.
Pizza Night is booming! Over 150 people joined us last week and space is very limited. We appreciate advanced dinner reservations for Pizza Night and other nights by calling 843-341-5522.
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Daufuskie Peach - Spring Open House
Come join us to see our new bath and body products and enjoy light refreshments Friday April 24th 11:00-4:00pm and Saturday April 25th 1:00-5:00pm. At the home of Jan Crosby, 228 School Rd. Located between First Union AB Church and Mary Field School.






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Friday, April 3, 2015

Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch News

Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

From the First Union African Baptist Church - Daufuskie’s Community Church:
Please come and celebrate Easter Sunday with us at our 10:00AM Easter Service at the church. Coffee and the Bible will start at 9:00AM at the Mary Fields School. Following the Easter Service, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and Pot-Luck fellowship meal at the Mary Fields School. All are invited to attend this wonderful celebration!
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From the Daufuskie Island Council:
Last Chance to Make Your Voice Heard!
The response to the Daufuskie Island Council Survey has been great. It will definitely prove a useful tool as the Council charts its course over the next year. If you haven't responded, there's still an opportunity to join your neighbors and make your voice heard. Please follow the link below to the short, 11 question survey. It should take less than ten minutes.
http://daufuskieislandfrontporch.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0c80ad4d4b761c96ccfc94322&id=f5abf480af&e=33381b68dc

Also, please add this note:
Council Website: Under New Management
The Daufuskie Island Council is back in business. The website (www.daufuskieislandcouncil.org/) contains the latest meeting minutes. Future agendas will be posted regularly. Feel free to check-in for the latest news, and provide feedback.
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From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy and Haig Point:
The Conservancy and the Haig Point Environmental Committee are partnering on a Spring Beach Sweep on Saturday, April 11,2015 at 9:30 a.m. The large amount of debris collected at the Annual Beach Sweep last September has prompted the need for a semi annual clean up.
Volunteers will gather at one of two locations on the Island:
*Gazebo at Beach Road near Bloody Point
*Calibogue Club Pool at Haig Point
Refreshments will be served courtesy of Haig Point, Melrose on the Beach and Bloody Point.
Wear enclosed shoes, sunscreen, visor or hat, bring gloves. Supplies will be provided. For questions or to volunteer, contact: Eileen Pojednic at erpojednic@aol.com or Yvonne Clemons at yclemons@columbus.rr.com

EARTH DAY 2015 - SAVE THE DATE! !
Please join the Daufuskie Island Conservancy on Saturday April 25th at 5:30pm at the Haig Point Clubhouse for our annual Earth Day fundraiser and to celebrate the Conservancy’s founders and 10th anniversary. The evening will feature a silent auction, cocktails, a special dinner prepared by Chef Jim McLain, dancing to music of the 70's and a presentation, “Living in Our Coastal Kingdom”, by Tony Mills, Education Director of the LowCountry Institute and star of South Carolina Educational Television’s “Coastal Kingdom”.
For tickets and more information please contact Karen Opderbeck at karenopderbeck@gmail.com or call 843-842-3456 OR make reservations by clicking the RSVP button at the right.
Also on Saturday April 25th, Tony Mills will offer a FREE live animal demonstration for children and families at the Mary Field School from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Please join us to learn more about Lowcountry reptiles and amphibians. Reservations are not necessary for the children’s event.
Every day is Earth Day! Please help make this one unforgettable by supporting the efforts of the Daufuskie Island Conservancy.
Love it! Save it! Share it!
No reservations needed.
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From the Daufuskie Island Rum Company:
Let's Get Spicy! The Daufuskie Island Rum Company invites you to join them for the Spiced Rum Launch Party!! The long awaited spiced rum is here and we are celebrating. Join us at the distillery on April 11th from 1-4. Cranford Hollow will be on hand with live music- our Master Distiller Tony Chase will sign bottles and tours and tastings are available for $5 per person.
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From Melrose:
Greetings from Melrose! We have lots going on at the Beach Club this weekend!! Friday night we welcome back our Oceanfront Low Country Boil with live music from Le Bodega. Saturday join us for a Daufuskie Island Rum celebration with guest bartender Tony Chase and music by Joe Vicars and the Storks from 6-9PM and Sunday we have Easter Brunch from 11-3 with live music from Joe Vicars. We hope to see you soon!!
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From Freeport:
The weather is warming up and we have some exciting things to look forward to at Freeport Marina! This weekend on Saturday and Sunday we have some amazing bands; the stunning Danielle Hicks will play on Saturday and Craig Coyne will play on Sunday.
We want to be sure our customers know that even though we will be making some great new changes to the menu at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company Restaurant, Ernestine will still be serving her famous Daufuskie Island Deviled Crab.
Finally, we want to welcome all Daufuskie Island first-timers to the island. We know that you will enjoy your time here and we hope to meet you soon.


Best regards,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
www.daufuskieislandfrontporch.com
Email: info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com






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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Join the club for an Easter Brunch that you won't forget at Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island, SC

What could be better than brunch at the club? Join us for our Easter Celebration on April 5th! We will be serving Easter Brunch, including an Easter Platter, from 11am to 3pm. We will also be having an Easter Egg Hunt at 12pm for children along with a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Can you guess who's behind the mask?







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Monday, March 30, 2015

Don't Miss the Boat and Don't Miss the Party at Daufuskie Island Rum Company

Don't Miss the Boat and Don't Miss the Party at Daufuskie Island Rum Company. It's time for the Spicy Rum Launch Party. Tours of the distillery will be $5 (bring cash) and master distiller Tony Chase will give you a great tour of how the rum is made right on Daufuskie Island.

When: Saturday April 11th 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cranford Hollow will be playing

Where: The Daufuskie Island Rum Co. 270 Haig Point Road, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915

(843) 342-4786
info@daufuskierum.com




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Friday, March 27, 2015

Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch Newspaper

I want to thank the editor of the Daufuskie Island Front Porch Newspaper Paula Nickels for tirelessly keeping everyone updated on DI News:




Announcements and Reminders from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch
Daufuskie Island Front Porch

Dear Front Porch Readers,

Please note the following:

From the First Union African Baptist Church:
Join us this Sunday for special musical guest Bill Alston and the preaching of Pastor Clarence Edmondson. And then come down to the Mary Fields School following the service for a pot-luck fellowship meal.

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From Melrose:
Greetings from Melrose! Join us tomorrow (weather permitting) for Bingo Bango Bongo at the Melrose Golf Club - call 843-422-6963 for details. Next Wednesday is All You Can Eat Crablegs at the Melrose Beach Club! Friday Night Oceanfront Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast is back - starting Friday April 3rd, live music by La Bodega!And remember to join us for Easter Brunch - 11-3 on Easter Sunday, April 5th - complete with live music with Jos Vicars and an amazing menu. Call the Melrose Beach Club at 843-241-2640 for reservations!

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From the Daufuskie Island Fire Department:
The Fire Station has a supply of new Hargray telephone books. They are free to anyone who wants them. Come on by and get your copy.

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From the Daufuskie Island Council:
What’s on your mind? As the new Daufuskie Island Council begins addressing the several issues facing our island, the Council is interested in learning more about your concerns and priorities. Please follow the link below to complete a short eleven question survey that will help guide the Council as they deal with county and state officials. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.

Thank-you for your participation!

http://daufuskieislandfrontporch.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0c80ad4d4b761c96ccfc94322&id=a6de7e9d7a&e=33381b68dc
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From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:

Saturday April 25 at 5:30pm Please join us at the Haig Point Clubhouse for our annual Earth Day fundraiser and to celebrate the Conservancy’s founders and 10th anniversary. Silent auction, cocktails, a special dinner prepared by Chef Jim McLain, dancing to music of the 70's and a presentation, “Living in Our Coastal Kingdom”, by Tony Mills, Education Director of the LowCountry Institute and star of South Carolina Educational Television’s “Coastal Kingdom”

Please contact Karen Opderbeck: karenopderbeck@gmail.com or 843-842-3456 for tickets and more information by April 20.
Everyone is welcome!
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Saturday April 25 at 4:00pm
Please join us at the Mary Fields School for a FREE live animal demonstration for children and families with Tony Mills to learn more about Lowcountry reptiles and amphibians.
No reservations needed.
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From Freeport Marina:
We are halfway done remodeling our cottages. In addition to much larger front porches that can accommodate our relaxing rocking chairs, the inside of our cottages are going to be stunning. Local Islander, Tony is doing all of the work.
We are in full swing as far as live entertainment goes. Freeport Marina will be hosting bands on Saturdays & Sundays for the rest of the season - band dates can be found on our Enjoy Daufuskie website.
Finally, we hope everyone is excited for the new menu the Old Daufuskie Crab Company will be offering next month. We will be featuring FRESH & LOCAL seafood. We also know have an additional bar that is available 7 days a week.

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Best regards,

Paula Nickels
Editor, The Daufuskie Island Front Porch
www.daufuskieislandfrontporch.com
Email: info@daufuskieislandfrontporch.com





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Friday, March 13, 2015

Come have Oysters and a fun time at Melrose on the Beach

From Melrose on the Beach:
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant and Bar has reopened! Come see our renovations, have some oysters from our new oyster bar, or try something else from our new Spring menu! We will be open each week from Wednesday - Saturday from 11:30-8:30. Next Wednesday is all you can eat Fish Fry - we hope to see you soon!





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Ferry Schedule Update Effective March 14th

Please note the following:

From Calibogue Cruises:
The following changes to the Calibogue Cruises Ferry Schedule will be effective beginning March 14th.

Departing Daufuskie Departing Hilton Head
Monday & Friday Monday & Friday
7:45AM 6:45AM
12:00 Noon 11:00AM
5:15PM 4:00PM

Tues, Wed & Thurs. Tues, Wed & Thurs.
7:45AM 6:45AM
10:00AM 9:00AM
2:30PM 11:00AM
5:15PM 4:00PM

Sat & Sun Sat & Sun
12:00 Noon 11:00AM
5:15PM 4:00PM

**No Palmetto Breeze ferry passes will be accepted on boats departing Hilton Head at 9:00AM & 11:00AM.






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Thursday, March 12, 2015

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament at Harbour Town on Hilton Head

Get the best seats for the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament at the Calibogue Club. The 47th Annual Heritage Golf Tournament is April 13th-19 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Book your accommodations and tickets now. Daufuskie Island will be full and Sea Pines Resort will be full. You may want to just anchor your boat right off of Harbour Town to watch the PGA tournament.

Kroger locations to sell RBC Heritage tickets all month

Four local Kroger grocery stores will be selling tickets to this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing in Savannah, Bluffton and on Hilton Head...

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/rbc-heritage-news/#storylink=cpy







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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentines Day on Daufuskie Island at Bloody Point and the Eagles Nest Restaurant. Book Now!!!!



I have spent many romantic and non-romantic Valentines Days on Daufuskie Island, SC 29915. It is the perfect little winter get-away for you and your Valentine.

Bloody Point and the Eagles Nest Restaurant is hosting a spectacular Valentine's Day. Join us on February 14th for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at The Eagle's Nest. Call 843-341-5522 to make reservations. Space is limited!




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