Lady’s Island Notes Part II

By Jim Hicks

Change in pizza businesses. The Domino’s Pizza that has operated in the Grayco shopping center for the last few years has recently closed its doors and has been replaced in the same location by Sea Island Pizza which will continue to provide take-out and delivery service ((522-1212).  A note of appreciation to owner Ms. Clair White for selecting Lady’s Island for her business.

A touch of class. Mr. Jim Minor and his team at Beaufort County Solid Waste & Recycling deserve a special note of appreciation from all of us for the professional manner in which they conduct their periodic hazardous material roundups. The most recent such event was conducted in May and included taking and disposing of outdated prescription drugs. From the cheerful and courteous lady who greeted attendees as they arrived to the team who removed the material from your vehicle, it was a first class operation and you never had to exit your vehicle. Thanks Mr. Minor and pass our appreciation to all who did such a great job on this worthwhile project.

Lady’s Island Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to the following teachers at Lady’s Island public schools for selection by their peers to represent their respective schools in the Beaufort County School District Teacher of the Year competition held each fall: Beaufort High School  social studies teacher Debbie Kidd; Lady’s Island Intermediate Middle School art teacher Cadra Rooney; Lady’s Island Elementary third grade teacher Jessica Goethie-Bacon; and at Coosa Elementary School, pre-kindergarten teacher Katherine Williams.  To all the teachers on Lady’s Island, please know you have the sincere appreciation and respect of the community for your contribution to our schools and the education of our children.

New Thrift Store on Lady’s Island. Located in the small building directly across from the Dollar General and beside Publix is the Velveteen Rabbit a new thrift and consignment store owned and operated by Ms. Kathy Dilsaver.  Although the new store will accept consignment on most items, it will specialize in children’s attire. For additional information, call 271-1691.

Words to consider. Andres Duany, nationally known architect and urban planner, in a recent interview, offered his view of a successful strategy when planning communities: “What really counts, what really makes the city go is the neighborhood structure, public safety and good schools. Everything flows from that, because people will want to come to live here when they have a choice, and when they come to live here, business and wealth follows.”  As we struggle to decide how best to allocate an ever-decreasing amount of revenue for public services, perhaps we should listen carefully to Mr. Duany’s  recommended priorities for a successful community.

Arts festival a success. Mr. Dennis Green, founder and developer of Celadon, was key to the success of the recent Celadon Fine Arts Festival that drew artists from throughout the East Coast. Celadon served as host for the three day event, which was produced by the Celadon Community Arts Trust Association and ARTworks. Volunteers and sponsors such as Grayco, Pink Magazine, Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort, Breakwater and Optimal Health Chiropractic also helped make the event a success.


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