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Privacy Fences: A great privacy fence not only protects your family from the prying eyes of strangers. It can be great for security, too. Available in a variety of materials like vinyl and wood, privacy fences transform spaces like backyards into secluded hideaways. Ask Five Star Fence about decorative options, too, like post caps, coordinating gates, and lattice panel tops.

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Picket Fences: If you want to capture the essence of Americana, a picket fence might be your best choice. One of the most beloved styles of all time, many picket fences come with heavy-duty vinyl and feature extra-wide posts with slimmer top and bottom rails. You can also choose from several stylish wooden picket fences to enhance your home's appearance.

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Chain Link Fences: Chain link fencing is one of the most common, cost-effective ways to keep your property safe. Available in galvanized and aluminized options, you can also select vinyl coated colors like black and green. For extra security, Five Star Fence Company can install barbed wire and even automatic gates if needed.

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Aluminum Fences: Often considered the ultimate combo of beauty, durability, and strength, aluminum fencing enhances your home's curb appeal and protects too. Warranted by the manufacturer for life, aluminum fences at Five Star Fence Company come in many colors and styles. We even have a variety of heights to pick from as well, including special order aluminum fences.

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Wooden Fences: From heavy-duty lattice fences made with pressure-washed pine to traditional estate-style split-rail fencing, wooden fences are affordable and effective. But wood fences do more than fill a need - they add value and style to your home. Fenced-in yards are a hot commodity in today's real estate market and can boost the value of your home if you're looking to sell. In terms of ROI, wood fencing is near the top of the list. At Five Star Fence Company, our design team will work closely with you to install the wooden fence of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Fencing Questions

At Five Star Fence, we do everything in our power to make your fence installation easy, streamlined, and effortless on your end. If you're considering a new fence installation, you probably have some questions about our process. To help address some of your concerns, here are answers to some of the most common questions that come across our desks.

Q. I need a fence installed for my home in Daniel Island. How long will it take?

A. A typical residential fence takes between two to four days to complete, depending on the size and build of your home. We will do our best to cater to your busy schedule and offer reliable fence installation services Monday-Friday. Should you have specific needs on the day of your fence installation, please let our staff know so that we can do our best to work with you.

Q. Another company told me that they don't use cement to secure posts in the ground. Is that true?

A. Absolutely not. Do not let anyone tell you that you do not need your posts cemented in the ground. At Five Star Fence, every post we plant is cemented into the ground, no questions asked. Depending on the type of fence that we're installing for you, your posts will be about 24-48 inches in the ground to ensure stability and durability.

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Whether you need a new, beautiful wood fence to enhance curb appeal or an aluminum fence to help secure your residential property, Five Star Fence Company is here to help. After 28 years in the business, we have the knowledge and the experience to get the job done right. We pledge to provide you with honest work and the best fencing services in the Lowcountry. Contact our office today to get started on your free quote. Before you know it, your property will be a safer, more enjoyable place to spend time all year long.

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Meeting Notes - November 17, 2022

This week there are a large number of multifamily and large residential developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as the application results for specific items to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.Nov. 17: A preliminary subdivision plat and road construction plans for Parcel K Infrastructure, a major subdivision at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on 36.9 acres.Nov. 17: A site plan for ...

This week there are a large number of multifamily and large residential developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as the application results for specific items to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.

Nov. 17: A preliminary subdivision plat and road construction plans for Parcel K Infrastructure, a major subdivision at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on 36.9 acres.

Nov. 17: A site plan for Woodfield Daniel Island 3, a 163-unit multifamily development on 6 acres at 2058 Benefitfocus Way.

Nov. 10: A major subdivision for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road with a preliminary plat and road construction plans for a 164-unit single-family residential development. Results: Pending.

Nov. 10: A site plan for Mikasa Apartments, a 336-unit multifamily residential building and parking lot complex, on Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy. Results: Pending.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY & COUNTY MEETINGS

Berkeley Co. Bd. of Education meets twice each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Berkeley Co. Council meets fourth Mon. of each month, 6 p.m., Berkeley County Admin. Blg., 1003 Hwy 52, Moncks Corner.

City of Charleston Council typically meets the second and fourth Tues. of each month, 5 p.m., City Hall, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC and/or virtually via Conference Call #1-929-205-6099; Access Code: 912 096 416. Exceptions: Summer Schedule - 3rd Tues. of June,

July, and August; December meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues. Dates and locations subject to change.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meets every Thurs. at 9 a.m.via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design meets the 1st Wed. of each month at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning meets the 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:15 p.m., except for January and July when no meeting is held on the 1st Tues.

City of Charleston Design Review Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mon. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Planning Commission meets the 3rd Wed. of every month at 5 p.m.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Large projects meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Small projects meets the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contacts for specific projects and on location and time of the meetings or to learn more, visit charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.

All meetings are open for public comment except the City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meetings.

Ice skating rink coming to Credit One Stadium for the holidays

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Lace up your skates! Credit One Stadium is bringing an outdoor ice-skating rink to Daniel Island for the holiday season.“Skate the Stadium” will bring a new custom-built ice-skating rink to the entertainment venue featuring cozy fire pits, seasonal concessions, and special holiday events like holiday carolers, visits with Santa, and a Christmas tree lighting.“Our goal is to create thoughtful, unique experiences that bring joy to the communities we serve. By building an outdoo...

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Lace up your skates! Credit One Stadium is bringing an outdoor ice-skating rink to Daniel Island for the holiday season.

“Skate the Stadium” will bring a new custom-built ice-skating rink to the entertainment venue featuring cozy fire pits, seasonal concessions, and special holiday events like holiday carolers, visits with Santa, and a Christmas tree lighting.

“Our goal is to create thoughtful, unique experiences that bring joy to the communities we serve. By building an outdoor skating rink for the holidays we hope to create another way for people to engage in a new holiday tradition that encourages movement and social connection,” said Bob Moran, President of Charleston Tennis.

Tickets will cost $10 per person including the skate rental and a one-hour skating session. Organizers say non-skaters may enter for free. Special assistive devices will be available for those who need them.

Those tickets can be purchased at creditonestadium.com/skate-the-stadium

“Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Credit One Stadium is a drop-off site for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation,” said organizers. “Bring a toy, get $2 off a skating session.”

Guests can enjoy cookie samplers, smores kits, cinnamon sugar pretzels and other classic concessions will be available for purchase. Hot chocolate, cider, and a full bar with seasonal beer and cocktails will also be on hand.

‘Skate the Stadium’ will open Friday, December 2nd. Dates to skate include:

Thursdays and Fridays from 5-10 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Sundays 12 – 5 p.m.

The rink will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30 and Christmas Day.

Daniel Island Tree Lighting Ceremony | Friday, December 2, Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Enjoy musical performances from Charleston Concert Band, carolers singing and activities for the children then watch the holiday magic of a 22-foot tree lighting.

Holiday Carolers Thursdays | December 8, 25 & 22, 5:30-6 p.m.

Catch the holiday spirit with vocal performances from local High School choral groups.

Ladies Night/Bubbles on Ice | Thursday, December 8, 7-10 p.m.

Nibble on hors d’oeuvres and sip on bubbles from Moet. Browse some curated holiday selection from local vendors. This is a ticketed event, $35 per person and includes food plus cash bar.

90’s Glow Night | Saturday, December 10, 7-10 p.m.

Skate to your favorite songs of the 90’s and sport your best glow gear.

Jazz Night & Bourbon Tasting | Thursday, December 15, 7-10 p.m.

Sample all-you-can-eat oysters on the half shell and a bourbon tasting with entertainment by Grammy Award winning Charlton Singleton & The Contemporary Flow Band.

Visit with Santa | Sunday, December 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop by for a visit with Santa the last weekend before Christmas.

Tigers Tie for Fourth Place at Daniel Island Intercollegiate

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The University of Memphis men's golf team tied for fourth place in the 17-team field at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate on Tuesday with a score of 892 (+28). Mississippi State won the event with a total of 879 (+15)."Once again we were in position to have a great event and couldn't finish it off," head coach Blake Smart said. "There are definit...

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The University of Memphis men's golf team tied for fourth place in the 17-team field at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate on Tuesday with a score of 892 (+28). Mississippi State won the event with a total of 879 (+15).

"Once again we were in position to have a great event and couldn't finish it off," head coach Blake Smart said. "There are definitely positives to take from the semester, but we also have some glaring issues that need to be addressed in the offseason and that will process will start immediately."

KEY MOMENTS • Junior Esteban Vazquez led the way for the Tigers at the tournament, tying for sixth place with a total of 220 (+4). Vazquez was consistent for the whole event, carding rounds of 74-73-73. • Senior James Morgan posted a season-best finish for Memphis, tying for 12th place with a score of 222 (+6). After an opening round 80, Morgan bounced back to post back-to-back rounds of 71. • Sophomore Adam Coull tied for 27th place with a total of 225 (+9), while junior Jack Tanner finished in a tie for 45th with a score of 230 (+14). • Junior Ryan van der Klis tied for 51st place with a total of 231 (+15), while freshman Cian O'Connor tied for finished in a tie for 83rd with a score of 240 (+24) playing as an individual.

TIGER SCORECARD T-6. Esteban Vazquez 220 (+4) T-12. James Morgan 222 (+6) T-27. Adam Coull 225 (+9) T-45. Jack Tanner 230 (+14) T-51. Ryan van der Klis 231 (+15) T-83. Cian O'Connor 240 (+24)* * Played as an individual

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Mississippi State 879 (+15) 2. Florida Gulf Coast 882 (+18) 3. Campbell 891 (+27) T-4. Memphis 892 (+28) T-4. South Carolina 892 (+28)

NOTABLES • Vazquez's T-6 finish was a season-best and marked his second top-10 of the year. • Morgan's T-12 gave him his first top-20 of the season. • Memphis earned the team's second top-five finish of the year. The Tigers took fourth place at the season-opening Bearcat Invitational.

UP NEXT • The University of Memphis men's golf team will be back on the course on Feb. 6-7, 2023 when the Tigers head to Johns Island, S.C. to compete in the Battle at Briar's Creek.

How to follow the Tigers: For complete information on Memphis Tigers Men's Golf, visit www.GoTigersGo.com and follow the team's social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

DI gator euthanized, deemed aggressive and unintimidated

Some Smythe Park neighbors called him Big Al. The nearly 9-foot alligator was often spotted skimming the water or sunbathing on the shores of Smythe Lake. But he was harassed and fed by humans, prompting him to lose his fear of people and become a threat to public safety.On Oct. 26, Big Al was removed from the lake and euthanized.Rumors swarmed on social media. Residents asked why the gator had to be removed and why it wasn’t relocated to a less populated area. Some speculated the gator was put to rest prior to the popula...

Some Smythe Park neighbors called him Big Al. The nearly 9-foot alligator was often spotted skimming the water or sunbathing on the shores of Smythe Lake. But he was harassed and fed by humans, prompting him to lose his fear of people and become a threat to public safety.

On Oct. 26, Big Al was removed from the lake and euthanized.

Rumors swarmed on social media. Residents asked why the gator had to be removed and why it wasn’t relocated to a less populated area. Some speculated the gator was put to rest prior to the popular Pumpkin Walk that attracts hundreds of families to the park.

“There was a huge misunderstanding that day,” said Ron Russell with Gator Getter Consultants, who had to evaluate and remove the alligator. “Daniel Island throws many events at Smythe Lake and they call us in to do gator watch. The goal is not to remove every gator for an event; that’s not what they want to do. This was an isolated event with an alligator that needed to be addressed.”

According to Chris Hamil, field operations manager for the Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association, an alligator was reported exhibiting concerning behavior for several days. A resident called the City of Charleston about an alligator that had followed them home and was underneath their car. The responding animal control officers removed the alligator and returned it to Smythe Lake. Several days later, the alligator was seen repeatedly swimming alongside the water’s edge near pedestrians.

“Generally, when this behavior occurs, it is an indication that the alligator has been fed and will begin to identify people as food or food sources,” Hamil said in an email. “Upon observing this abnormal behavior, I notified our alligator specialist who arrived the next morning.

The alligator exhibited the same behavior towards the specialist.”

Russell performs a series of tests to determine if an alligator has lost its fear of people and has become aggressive. Indicators include: swimming towards people instead of going away and hiding, moving towards a splash in the water thinking someone is feeding it and hanging out in heavy traffic areas.

“He demonstrated multiple times he was not intimidated by the presence of humans and he hissed at me and Chris Hamil,” Russell said. “I’m a pretty big guy and when I can walk up to an alligator and it decides to hold its ground and hiss at me in the water, that’s not a good sign.”

Under South Carolina state law, it is illegal to relocate an alligator. “If Daniel Island deems it a nuisance or anybody else deems it a nuisance, it doesn’t give you the right to take that nuisance somewhere else,” said Russell, citing the inherent dangers of an alligator that associates humans with food.

It is also illegal to feed or harass an alligator, which includes throwing objects at or taunting the animal in any way. An offender can be fined up to $150 and imprisoned for up to 30 days. Russell said if residents see someone feeding or harassing a gator, they should contact local law enforcement.

“Hold the parents accountable for their kids and hold the adults accountable for their actions,” Russell said. “Daniel Island has done a good job of putting out those bright yellow (warning) signs, but you can go to any park and there are more signs than people want to take the time to read.”

Alligators are a natural part of the Lowcountry environment and important to the balance of the ecosystem. They keep wild animal populations in balance and their burrows create habitats for fish and other aquatic life. They are very adaptable creatures that have lived for millions of years and can coexist peacefully with humans. Russell said alligators inherently fear people and prefer to be left alone.

“The biggest rule when it comes to wildlife is to respect them from a distance,” Russell said.

“If you see an alligator, go to the other side, keep your pets close to you on a leash, and always be aware of your surroundings, whether it’s alligators or snakes; give them their space.”

Russell was raised with a reverence for alligators. His father, the late Ronald Russell, was an alligator patrol agent for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources who started Gator Getter Consultants in 2012 to help manage gators that were losing habitat to increasing development and educate new residents about coexisting with the prehistoric reptiles.

“I never thought I’d grow up to love them, but they really are a fascinating and crucial animal to the ecosystem,” Russell said. “They’re extremely misunderstood.”

To report an alligator on private property, call DNR at 843-953-9856 or find a licensed wildlife control operator at dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/docs/nwco.pdf.

To report a nuisance alligator in Daniel Island common areas like parks, trails, and ponds, contact Hamil at 843-696-4676 or the DIPOA office at 843-971-9200.

Tom & Sue's Incomplete Guide: Lowcountry Pies

IntroductionSue’s Take: The thought of Thanksgiving Day pies takes me back to the family gatherings of my youth. After the annual turkey day rival high school football game concluded, hopefully with a win for my working class Pottstown Trojans over our wealthy suburbanite Owen J. Roberts foe, we’d return home to the smell of turkey and the sight of pies lining the dining room buffet.Those pies – my mom’s pumpkin and my grandmom’s lemon meringue – were taste bud heaven....

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Sue’s Take: The thought of Thanksgiving Day pies takes me back to the family gatherings of my youth. After the annual turkey day rival high school football game concluded, hopefully with a win for my working class Pottstown Trojans over our wealthy suburbanite Owen J. Roberts foe, we’d return home to the smell of turkey and the sight of pies lining the dining room buffet.

Those pies – my mom’s pumpkin and my grandmom’s lemon meringue – were taste bud heaven.

While their homemade pie-making skills didn’t rub off on me, I did inherit their resourcefulness. I found out where to buy them.

Tom’s Take: It’s November and we are on the verge of Peak Pie Season! OK, pie is never technically out of season, it’s just more in season during our holiday family gatherings. In fact, pie is so much in season that we are given pie reminders before we gather ‘round to eat our non-pie, pre-pie foods.

Friends, do not despair. Despite our mother’s admonitions, there is no need to “save room for pie.” Pie knows we’ll just pop our pants’ buttons and loosen our belts to accommodate one… or two… or possibly even three slices. Pie time is upon us!

Saffrons Restaurant & Bakery

333 East Bay St., Charleston

Sue’s Take: A wonderful lunch or breakfast spot with strong Mediterranean influences located near the South Carolina Aquarium and The Gaillard, they have a tremendous dessert selection displayed in a glass case that wraps around the store.

Want to order Thanksgiving Day pies? Order an apple, pumpkin or pecan pie by Tuesday, Nov. 22.

We opted for three small pies after a recent lunch date – pecan, pumpkin, and apple pie – and took them home to sample over the course of a couple of days. Okay, let’s be honest. We had the apple pie with vanilla ice cream for an evening snack and the other two for breakfast the following morning. Our review: well-worth the trip downtown.

Tom’s Take: Lunch date? Sue dropped me off for a colonoscopy and made a run for Charleston’s best bakery while I was pumped full of propofol and unimaginably-invasive medical devices.

Her answer to nursing my depleted gut flora back to full health was a flight of pies? I don’t know about Sue’s formal medical training, but I believe I may have married the most intelligent, thoughtful woman on Earth!

Kudzu Bakery & Market

1100 Bowman Rd., Mount Pleasant

Sue’s Take: Kudzu Bakery is an excellent choice for sweet and savory pies. The first mention of pies in recorded history, dating back to ancient Egyptian and Roman times, were dough-encrusted meat pies. A complete meal in one dish, we buy their frozen savory pies and simply pop them in the oven. Two recent favorites: a chicken pot pie and a shrimp and corn pie.

They do have a wide dessert pie selection. Place your Thanksgiving Day order by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Their Thanksgiving pie choices are: apple, key lime, pecan, pumpkin and chocolate chess.

Tom’s Take: Like its namesake, the imported vine that accepted the challenge of covering the entire southeastern United States, Kudzu Bakery has accepted the challenge of making a pie out of anything. But, unlike its namesake, there is no downside to Kudzu’s unchecked pie propagation. The only pie missing from Kudzu’s lineup is one with four and 20 blackbirds, but trust me, they are working on it.

Carolina Cider Company

81 Charleston Hwy, Yemassee

Sue’s Take: We frequent the Yamessee store, located south on Highway 17 between West Ashley and the turn off to Beaufort, a little over an hour away. This once old-fashioned road stand has evolved into a quirky roadside attraction as each of its four generations of management added their own touch. It is now a multi-store operation. We usually stop on our way heading south and pick up pies, cider, and pickled veggies for friends, family and our own enjoyment.

Sadly, the Thanksgiving pie order window closed this past Sunday. Remember it for next year.

In the meantime, consider a Saturday day trip for a coffee and a sweet, load up on their offerings and then hit the antique shops as you head back toward Charleston.

Tom’s Take: I am all about roadside attractions. Be it a Corn Palace in the middle of South Dakota, an Eiffel Sombrero at South of the Border, or a 5-cent cup of coffee at Wall Drug in South Dakota. Throw up a billboard on the side of the road and I am there.

But, of all the roadside attractions Sue and I frequent, Carolina Cider Company is the most delicious. We’ve made trips to Florida just so we can pick up some of their spiced apple, peach or blueberry cider to be paired with whatever pie they have left in their case.

Daniel Island Delights

Sue’s Take: I am partial to Sermet’s key lime pie. Mpishi also serves delicious pies and is taking Thanksgiving orders now through Monday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. for pecan, apple and pumpkin pies. Publix bakery is always an excellent option and offers great tasting pies year-round.

Tom’s Take: The Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie at Laura Alberts has bourbon, chocolate and pecans in one slice of pie. Those are three of the four most important reasons for living. It’s solid proof that pie is definitely greater than the sum of parts!

Topping it off:

We both agree – cool whip and not whip cream on pumpkin pie. And vanilla ice cream on apple pie.

Closing Thoughts:

Sue: My dream Thanksgiving meal would be a spread of pies running the gamut of the pie world – a savory turkey shepherd’s pie filled with traditional Thanksgiving Day veggies and a side vegetable consisting of pumpkin pie. For dessert – a slice of my grandmother’s famous lemon meringue pie. The entire day would be perfect if breakfast included my favorite – Amish shoofly pie.

Tom: Pie – it’s what’s for dinner. And lunch. And breakfast. Let us rejoice and be glad that peak pie season is upon us!

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