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Updates from the Daufuskie Island Front Porch News

Dear Front Porch Readers, Please note the following: 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 AM and 7 PM 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

Finding your remote paradise: Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Intriguing, romantic, mysterious, unspoiled these are words often used to describe Daufuskie, a remote two and one half by five mile island situated on the east Atlantic coast between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Tybee Island, Georgia. Daufuskie's natural beauty and rich history have been the inspiration for many artist, writers and tourists. Without a bridge to the mainland, Daufuskie is accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat. Located at the southernmost tip of South Carolina, Hilton Head is its closest neighbor with travel time between the two ranging from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the location of the embarkation ports. Savannah, Georgia, another historic city, is located south of the island, approximately an hour away by water.     Visitors to Daufuskie won't find a traffic light, a bank, a drive-through restaurant, or a drugstore. Instead they encounter a magnificent display of n

8 American beaches that are warm NOW

Image By Mark Sullivan Published December 16, 2013 Budget Travel The snow is piling up and all you want to do is escape to a warm beach? These islands are perfect for a winter beach vacation—and closer than you think. You don't need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These eight U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it's summer—even when there's snow on the ground back home. Take a tour of the islands AMELIA ISLAND, FL Average highs of 65/71 in February/March About as far north as you can go and still be in the Sunshine State, Amelia Island's 13 miles of beaches are mostly deserted until March—so it's easy to find a spot where there are no other people in sight. Horseback riding along the sand is one of the most popular off-season activities. Kids have a blast expl

"The Front Porch"

Please sign up for the Daufuskie Paper. "The Front Porch" The link is on my site. Please send a small donation as the paper is completely funded by small donations and well worth your time to do this. The paper will eventually add a paypal button and some ad sense but right now if you would kindly mail your check all donations are appreciated. While there are a few Daufuskie Island bloggers and the islandpacket paper on Hilton Head, "The Front Porch" is the only real coverage for local happenings on Daufuskie Island. It is graciously published by an island local resident who is very generous with her time and effort that it takes to write, email, fund raise and put out a local newspaper. This NewPaper will give you so much more current information about the island. More than I could ever begin to blog about.