Status Update – Immediate Reduction in Water Usage

Seabrook Island Utility Commission logo SAVEPer Charleston Water System, the repair to the major water supply line is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of today.

During this time, the Seabrook Island Utility Commission will continue the immediate reduction of water use by all Seabrook Island customers and for a full restriction of ALL non-essential water usage such as irrigation. We need your help to insure that we are able to maintain an adequate supply of water for emergencies.

We request that you not contact the office looking for status updates. We will provide information as it becomes available, no later than 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17th, 2018.

The Commission would like to thank all its customers in advance for complying with this request.

–Submitted by Seabrook Island Utility Commission

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Freshfields Village: Movies & Music-July 18 & 20

Freshfields Village, between Kiawah and Seabrook Island, continues its summer programs with the following outdoor events. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to these family-friendly events.

Starlight Cinema Series
Wednesday, 7/18/2018, 8:30 pm

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Coco is a 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is about a 12-year-old boy who is transported to the land of the dead where he obtains the help of his deceased great-great-grandfather, who is a musician, to return to his family.

 

 

Music on the Green
Friday, 7/20/2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Band_July_2018Diverse Groove is a high energy band that specializes in Top 40, Beach music, Motown, R&B, Rock, Dance, and Reggae.

 

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(Photo credit 3: t3.gstatic.com and www.diversegrooveband.com)

Posted in Freshfields, Music and Art

Turtle Patrol 1st Inventory of 2018

babyturtlewaving (2)cropped 10-17The Turtle Patrol has announced that the first inventory of 2018 will take place on Wednesday, July, 18 at 8:30 am. It will be Nest 3 which is located just south of boardwalk 1. This nest was found by The Carters, The Doanes and Lisa Hand on May 20, 2018.

Observers are welcome. Hope to see you there!

–Submitted by Gary Fansler

Posted in Nature, Organizations

James Island County Park – Reggae Nights

Reggae_Nights_June_2018The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Good Music. Good Vibes.

Concerts will be held at James Island County Park. Bring your chairs or blanket. Gates open at 7:30 pm; music begins at 8:30 pm.

Click here for more information.

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(Photo credit:  CCP website)

Posted in Events, Music and Art

Important Notice! Immediate Reduction in Water Usage

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The Charleston Water System has experienced a failure in its major supply line impacting a large portion of its system, including the feed to Johns Island and St. Johns Water Company. As St. Johns Water Company is our water provider, this failure has created an impact to the supply flow to Seabrook Island.

The staff at the Seabrook Island Utility Commission (SIUC) has made adjustments to maximize our storage tank levels.  At this time, however, we are only getting a minimal flow coming from St. Johns Water Company.

We are asking for an immediate reduction of water use by all Seabrook Island customers and for a full restriction of ALL non-essential water usage such as irrigation for at least the next 36 hours.  We need your help to insure that we are able to maintain an adequate supply of water for emergencies.

We request that you not contact the office looking for status updates.  We will provide information as it becomes available, no later than 9:00 am, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

The Commission would like to thank all its customers in advance for complying with this request.

–Submitted by Seabrook Island Utility Commission

Click here to see the information on the Town of Seabrook Island website.

Posted in In the News

SIPOA Board of Directors to Meet July 16

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The regular meeting of the SIPOA Board of Directors will be Monday, July 16, 2018.  The meeting will be at The Lake House at 1:00 pm.

To view the agenda, click here.

The agenda includes instructions to attend remotely from your computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone.

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Posted in SIPOA

Another Opportunity to Ask Questions about Comcast/Xfinity Service on June 18

Comcast-Xfinity-1Do you have questions or concerns you would like to address with Comcast/Xfinity? Meet Andy Gretton, local Xfinity Account Rep on Tuesday, July 18,  at 12:00 pm in the Lobby of The Lake House.

It is a perfect opportunity to ask questions about the X1 platform, products or services and have some pizza.

Please note, pizza will be served on a first come/first serve basis.

–Submitted by The Lake House

 

Posted in Lake House, Tech

Water Line Work at Security Gate on 7/17

Road_Work_July_2018A work crew will be at the security gate starting around 9:00 am this coming Tuesday, July 17, to repair a water line leak. Please be on the lookout for lane closure or diversion, and pay attention to all signage and directions from security personnel. Additional gate staff will be on hand.

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Posted in SIPOA, Traffic

Turtle Patrol Report for the Week Ending July 15th

Monday, July 9
Nests 24 & 25!

Turtle_Patrol_Nest_24_July_2018Veronica L’Allier called with a crawl between the Club and Boardwalk #9 with a body pit almost entirely in the reeds/rack. Bill and Linda Nelson responded and Bill located the eggs for Nest 24 in a few minutes. Bill and Linda moved the 54 eggs around the Club Facilities to 300 yards north of Boardwalk #7.

Turtle_Patrol_Nest_25_July_2018Eileen Middleton called with a short crawl 100 yards north of the dog sign. Bill and Linda Nelson responded and Bill located 99 eggs for Nest 25. Jasper Neath with encouragement from his mother Kim helped Linda Nelson move the eggs to 100 yards north of Boardwalk #1.

Turtle_Patrol_Deer_July_2018Friday, July 13
Karen Sewell and Betsy Quinn remarked on how different the beach looked this morning, a large tidal pool has shifted. On their way out to the beach they were treated to a view of 4 bucks and a doe.

Saturday, July 14
Turtle_Patrol_First_hatchling_July_2018On Saturday afternoon, Terry Fansler and Gayle Evans responded to a call from the Beach Patrol about a hatchling on the beach. When they arrived a large group of children greeted them and explained that as they were digging in the sand they were quite surprised when a hatchling walked into the hole they had dug. After the obligatory discussion of “this is why all holes need to be filled in”, the kids helped escort the hatchling they named “Trooper” to the ocean.

Turtle_Patrol_Stranding_July_2018There was a stranding yesterday at the very end of the bird signs. Terry Fansler and Gayle Evans handled it. It turned out to be a juvenile Green Turtle.

Turtle_Patrol_Piebald_Buck_July_2018Later on, while engaged in pre-hatch duties, Marnie Ellis snapped a great picture of the Piebald buck on the beach.

Sunday, July 15
Karen Sewell called in two crawls just North of The Club. The first one was definitely an “in and out” the second was more promising. Responders Valerie and Mark Doane had finished their walk on Zone 3 and went to probe. When probing the second crawl, they hit hard sand; then rocks. Mark continued to probe in the area; but no eggs were found. The area was marked as a false crawl and will be observed.

Walkers found a dead baby turtle between nest 3 and the water. There were also several hatchling tracks around the nest. Looks like we’ll be scheduling an inventory soon.

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And the sunrise was beautiful!

–Submitted by Gary Fansler

Posted in Nature, Organizations

Upcoming London Theatre Screenings at 34 West

Did you know that you can see see London Theatre productions for $20, without needing to buy a transatlantic plane ticket?  NT Live, the UK National Theatre’s project bringing the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world,  is now available at 34 West, here in Charleston!

Screenings scheduled for the upcoming months are as follows:

Sunday July 15 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (winner of 7 Olivier Awards including Best New Play).

Sunday September 25 – Julie. Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) stars in this new adaptation of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie.

Sunday October 28 – King Lear.  Acting Legend Sir Ian McKellan (Lord of the Rings. X-Men) in one of Shakespeare’s most legendary roles, recorded live from London’s West End.

Sunday December 9 – The Madness of George III. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights, Alan Bennett (The History Boys), starring Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

Visit 34 West Theatre Company’s website at http://www.34west.org (click on ‘Screenings’) for more information and tickets.

To learn more about NT Live, go to ntlive.com. You’ll see that there are hundreds of venues around the country that host their productions, but this is the first in our area.

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Posted in Events, Music and Art, Recreation

Ladybug Release at Magnolia Plantation – July 21

5th Annual Ladybug Release

Two of the Lowcountry’s most popular sports mascots will be the grand marshals on Saturday, July 21, during the 5th Annual Ladybug Release at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

More than 200,000 ladybugs will be released after a parade of two red Volkswagen Beetles, resembling giant ladybugs, bring Charlie T. RiverDog and Cool Ray to the lawn in front of Magnolia’s Main House. Then, hundreds of smiling children will scatter throughout the gardens to watch their ladybugs fly during the Lowcountry’s largest release of the environmentally friendly insect. This year’s release will be the largest number of ladybugs set free at Magnolia.

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Gibbes Museum of Art: Architectural Sketching Tour – August 4-11

Architectural Sketching TourThe Gibbes Museum of Art is offering an Architectural Sketching class.  The class will meet for two weeks on August 4 and August 11 from 10AM-1PM

Join visiting artist Alex Waggoner for a walking tour of downtown Charleston. Students will sketch architectural elements at the Museum and then explore surrounding neighborhoods.

Suggested Supplies: sketch book at least 9×12 inches (could be square or rectangular, does not have to be new); pencils lead weight 2H, HB, 4B, 6B; eraser; water (to drink, it is going to be hot in August!); walking shoes; portable chair or stool (optional)

Most supplies can be purchased at Artist and Craftsman Uptown located at 981 King Street.

Fee Applies.  Click here for tickets and information.

(Image credit:  Gibbes Museum of Art website)

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Posted in Music and Art