Reminder: SI Turtle Patrol Kickoff for the 2023 Season

The mission of the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol (The Turtle Patrol) is to recruit, train, and organize volunteers in a collective effort to monitor, preserve, protect, and facilitate the propagation of sea turtles on Seabrook Island. This is accomplished through identification and protection of nests, inventory of nests, data collection, and education of island residents and visitors.

Kick-off Meeting for 2023
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 pm
The Lake House

At this meeting, new members will learn what turtle patrol does and will have the opportunity to sign up for beach walking and other assignments and order patrol tee shirts. These tee shirts are mandatory to wear when working with The Turtle Patrol.

New Members: If you are new to turtle patrol and want to join this year, register each person by clicking on the Add Your Name to Volunteer List button found here.

Existing Members: If you were a 2022 member, an email with ordering and sign-up details has been sent to you.  If you have not received an email from Bill Nelson, please contact him.  We would like all orders from existing members be received no later than March 27, 2023.

More information on various volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Questions? Email us at

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda

New Exhibit at The Gibbes

The Gibbes Museum of Art will exhibit a collection of works by former 1858 Prize finalist Damian Stamer, from March 17 – October 15, 2023. Damian Stamer: Ruminations showcases new works by the contemporary painter depicting barns, abandoned buildings and other vernacular structures from the rural South, often in large scale. The exhibit will be on display in the museum’s second-floor galleries.

Based in Durham, NC, Stamer depicts architectural forms reminiscent of his childhood memories of the South. The heavily layered surfaces of his large-scale paintings blur the line between abstraction and representation, as they seek to express the solemn beauty of the old and overlooked. Ruminations examines themes of memory and impermanence through formal and conceptual approaches and pushes the boundaries of the use of technology in art. The exhibition includes a selection of paintings informed by the use of artificial intelligence. Rather than using photos as a source material, the artist used an artificial intelligence text-to-image generator to create source imagery, resulting in innovative paintings titled the Collaboration series.

For images, click here. For information about Damian Stamer, click here.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

Important: Bald Eagles’ Nest

We are thrilled that so many people are excited about our nesting pair of Bald Eagles and their two young, but we must remind you that the nest is on private property. Safely walking along the street is fine, but do not trespass on private property including the empty lot and all property in the area.

Every day, throughout the day, numerous people are walking into the yards of our neighbors and into the woods to the bird’s nest tree. This is trespassing!  It has also been reported that this activity is stressing the birds, the last thing any of us want to happen. Please read the blog we published two weeks ago about “Ethical Birding” to remind yourself of the proper etiquette while birding and photographing wildlife.

Thank you for respecting the property of our neighbors and your safety!

-Submitted by SIB

(Image credit: SIB)

Keep Up With The Lake House Mar 22

Fitness Classes

Monthly Schedule
The monthly schedules for fitness and recreation classes are available. To view the April fitness calendar, click here. This schedule does not include semi-private classes.

For more information or to register for semi-private series, please contact the Lake House staff at:

Southern Dance Party will be canceled on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
Please note that in April, Pilates will move to 12:30 pm on Wednesdays and Barre Fusion will move to Thursdays at 1:05 pm.

Semi-Private Series
Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. Please note, Semi-Private classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. There are no drop-ins or refunds. Semi-private classes are not included in the monthly class pass, and the entire class will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account at the time of registration. Semi-private classes are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

RideSBI– Open to participants of all fitness levels. You control your RPM and Resistance, so you tailor the class to your fitness level. Modifications for specific movements are provided in class. Bring a towel and water.
-Saturdays, March 4, 11 and 25 at 8:30 am. $30 for the series.
-Saturdays, April 1 – 29 at 8:30 am. $50 for the series.
-This series is taught by Sarah Mae Yuncker.

Sit & Be Social Fit – Chair exercises can be the solution for those that want to get fit but worry about over doing it or falling. Experts say that older adults need four types of exercise; endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. We include all of these in this class by sitting or holding on to a chair. This class features more free weights and upbeat music.
-Mondays & Fridays, February 27 – March 31 at 3:00 pm. $100 for the series
-Mondays & Fridays, April 3 – 28 at 3:00 pm. $80 for the series
-This series is taught by Melissa Durinsky

Mind & Body Chair Social Fit – Mind & Body Chair class is a gentle chair class.  Participants will use some free weight exercises similar to the “Sit and Be Fit” class, but this is a quieter class that integrates more stretches. Bands, balls, Pilates, and yoga poses will be incorporated, all while seated. This class features calm, soothing music.  
-Mondays & Fridays, February 27 -March 31 at 4:00 pm. $100 for the series
-Mondays & Fridays, April 3 -28 at 4:00 pm. $80 for the series
-This series is taught by Melissa Durinsky

Social Fit Hybrid – Social Fit Hybrid Class combines styles from both “Sit & Be Fit” and “Mind & Body Chair” classes. The class will include various types of exercises for endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Class begins with a more rigorous chair workout followed by more relaxing moves.
-Wednesdays, March 1 – 29 at 4:00 pm. $40 for the series
-Wednesdays, April 5 – 26 at 4:00 pm. $40 for the series
-This series is taught by Melissa Durinsky

Yoga for Bone Health Level I – If you have osteopenia, osteoporosis or concerned about bone health, this series may be for you. Whether you are new to yoga or have experience, learn how this yoga practice can help improve bone health. Using Dr. Loren Fishman’s method, participants will be guided through poses selected to build healthy bone. In addition, the practice helps to strengthen muscle, increase flexibility, improve balance, and posture. The science behind the chosen yoga poses and adaptations will be provided to allow every participant to participate to their fullest potential. -Fridays, March 17, 24 and 31 at 12:15 pm. $45 for the series. -This series is taught by Ava Koren (RYT-300) who is certified in teaching yoga for osteoporosis.

Yoga for Bone Health Level II Intermediate – Diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? This practice is designed for those with knowledge of yoga poses and who desire to enhance their practice to build bone, strengthen muscle, increase flexibility, improve balance, and posture. Using Dr. Loren Fishman’s method, participants will be guided through poses selected to build healthy bone. Participants will be introduced to poses in Dr. Fishman’s second and third series. The science behind the chosen yoga poses and adaptations will be provided to allow every participant to participate to their fullest potential. -Fridays, March 17, 24 and 31 at 1:30 pm. $45 for the series. -This series is taught by Ava Koren (RYT-300) who is certified in teaching yoga for osteoporosis.

Yin Yoga – This is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body. In Yin Yoga, floor-based poses are held passively for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues. The legs, hips and lower back are the main benefits of this practice. The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Movement and stretching hydrates fascia and literally help slow the aging process.
-Tuesdays, March 14, 21 and 28 at 5:15 pm. $45 for the series.
-This series is taught by Natasha Stevens.

Chair Yoga Semi-Private – Using a chair, participants will gently mobilize their joints, stretch their muscles, learn various breath exercises, and practice mindfulness techniques. Benefits of chair yoga include improved flexibility, better concentration, increased strength, boost to your mood, reduced stress and joint strain. Whether you are recovering from surgery or looking to find an alternative to the up and down motions of traditional yoga, chair yoga can help. Chair Yoga is taught by Natasha Stevens.
– Wednesdays, March 1 – 29 at 2:30 pm. $75 for the series
– This series is taught by Natasha Stevens.

All Over Fit -This is an inclusive outdoor fitness class that is suitable for all fitness levels. Whether you have past injuries or are just getting back in to your exercise routine, this class is for you. It focuses on strength, stability, balance, and endurance through a variety of movements and exercises. There’s no better time to start than the beginning of the year! Let Kayleigh help you achieve your fitness goals and those New Year’s resolutions in 2023.
March session: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, February 27 – March 31 at 8:30 am. $150 for the series.
-These outdoor series are led by Kayleigh Breaux.

Fit Camp Evening Edition  – Have you wanted to do a fitness class during the day, but have been unable to? This is the class for you! Fit Camp is a total body workout that features HIIT, strength, balance, and core training.
– Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2 – 30 at 5:30 pm. $90 for the series
– This series is taught by Mark Durinsky

Kripalu Yoga – Linking Breathing with Movement. Practice will be from a place of the beginner’s mind taking time to explore the foundation of the postures. The class will include learning various breathing techniques (pranayama) and postures (asanas) both standing and on the mat, and end with relaxation (savasana). Guided meditation will also be sprinkled in. Although this class is perfect for beginners, it is also an opportunity for any level to take a step back and rediscover the foundation of their practice.
-Thursdays, March 2 – 30 (no class March 9) at 3:30 pm. $60 for the series
-This series is taught by Emmy Marquardt.

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

The Outdoor Pool hours:
– Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to sunset
– Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to sunset

The Lake House Outdoor Pool and Pool area will close at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22 for an event and remain closed on Thursday, March 23.

The Outdoor Pool and Pool area will reopen at 9:15 am on Friday, March 24.

The Indoor Pool Fall/Winter schedule can be obtained by clicking here. The rules for both Indoor and Outdoor Pools can be viewed by clicking here.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

SINHG Members Kick Off Spring Season

SINHG members have been roaming far and wide as the spring season takes hold, with more than thirty SINHG Trips on the schedule.

Over twenty members kicked off the season with a rousing evening of Music Bingo at The Woodruff on Johns Island, while others traveled downtown to the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theater for a whodunit that saw SINHG President Lynn Baker cast in the role of Tarzan.

On downtown walking tours, members learned of Charleston’s checkered pirate past and the city’s related lively pub life, including stops at three French Quarter pubs as part of the “five Ps” of the city’s colorful history – pints, pubs, prostitutes, pirates and politics. And members braved chilly early spring weather for a kayak tour along Shem Creek’s Crab Bank, just in time before the Bank and its bird sanctuary closed for the migration season.

SINHG’s spring trips for members continue through early May. To learn about membership, visit

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG

(Image credits: SINHG)

Reminder: Dog Pool Party March 22

Date:       Wednesday, March 22
Time:      3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place:      The Lake House Outdoor Pool

With spring just around the corner, it’s your dog’s turn to enjoy an afternoon at the Lake House Outdoor Pool.

We are asking all attendees to bring a small monetary donation or dog food to benefit the Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary.

Click here for Rules and more information.

Please note, the Outdoor Pool and Pool area will close at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 3/22 for the event and will remain closed for Thursday, 3/23. The Outdoor Pool and Pool area will re-open at 9:15 am on Friday, 3/24.

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SIPOA Board of Directors

The 2023 Board of Directors Committee Assignments have been made. To view the complete list, click here. Board of Director emails can be found on  GateAccess. If you do not have your GateAccess login information, please email


Be sure to check out the Renew 50 tab on our website for up-to-date information and resources. New documents and FAQs added!

Street Sweeper Leaf Collection Schedule

SIPOA will begin using street sweepers to collect the shedding oak leaves beginning on March 20, 2023. The street sweepers will operate for a period of 4 weeks and end on April 14, 2023. During this time, normal road blowing operations will be paused.

SIPOA collects these leaves in order to prevent them from depositing into our stormwater drainage piping and ponds. Residents are reminded not to blow leaves into the stormwater draining system. Last year we were able to collect over 200 cubic yards of leaf debris from our roadways that would have otherwise ended up in our stormwater piping and ponds.

-Submitted by SIPOA

SINHG Explores Horses As Therapy

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s (SINHG) spring series of evening programs concludes on Thursday evening, April 13, 2023 with a presentation on Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) by Executive Director Colleen Trepen.

The program at The Lake House will begin at 7:00 pm in the Live Oak Room. All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome. There’s a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Registration is available at

Since 1991, CATR has been expanding the horizons of adults and children with disabilities in partnership with horses, beginning with a small program in Summerville and now long established at its 43-acre farm on Johns Island, where it serves more than 150 clients each year. A Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, the national sanctioning body of the industry, CATR serves a varied population of children and adults with cognitive, physical or developmental challenges, as well as veterans with service-related physical or emotional issues. In recent years, the non-profit organization has formed partnerships with MUSC’s physical and occupational therapy departments; with Indigo Hall’s Memory Care unit; and with Summerville’s Coastal Center for adults with cognitive disabilities.

SINHG explores the ecology, history and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry. For more information, click here.

-Submitted by Norm Powers

Spring is Here!

Do you have a favorite season? For 33% of Americans, it begins today, Monday, March 20 as we welcome spring!  Signs of spring abound as the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the cooler winter months. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, fruit and vegetable seeds are sprouting, and pollen is spreading everywhere.

The first day of spring, the vernal equinox, occurs around March 20 each year. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night“. There are two equinoxes each calendar year, one in the spring and one in the fall, when there are 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. The autumnal equinox occurs on September 23 this year at 2:49 am.

With so much uncertainty in the world, spring brings not only additional sunlight, but also the promise of new beginnings inspired by the resilience of nature.  

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

Rachel Carson

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Genealogy Club Seabrook-Kiawah Island

Have you been thinking about capturing or exploring your family history? Whether you are just beginning or have been researching for years, join others who enjoy this hobby. Find and document those unique stories about your family. 

The Genealogy Club Seabrook-Kiawah Islands (formerly known as D.I.R.T.) will meet in hybrid fashion on Wednesday, March 22, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. The in-person meeting will be held on Seabrook Island at The Lake House in the Osprey 2 Room. If you need a gate pass, send an e-mail to We will also host the meeting virtually using Zoom. Click here.  

The topics will be: 

  • Case Study: Finding a Forrest Among the Trees – Using VA Chancery Records to Find a Missing Link.
  • Finding Military Records

Bring your questions. See you there!

For more informaton about our genealogy club, click here.

-Submitted by Lynn Baker

Coming Soon: Cooper River Bridge Run April 1

The Cooper River Bridge Run is an annual 10-kilometer (6.2 mi), one-way road-running event across the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge held in the cities of Mount Pleasant and Charleston in South Carolina, on the first Saturday in April. The Bridge Run is the only competition in South Carolina sanctioned by USA Track and Field as an elite event. Based on the number of race finishers, the event is the third-largest 10K and the fifth largest road race in the United States.

This year will mark the 46th Anniversary of the Cooper River Bridge Run. This is a race for everyone – all the way from serious runners to walkers. Mark April 1, 2023, on your calendar.

Even though the race is downtown, the Health & Wellness Expo is at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston on Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31. You can pick up your race packet there as well as see what is new in the running/walking world that the vendors and sponsors will be displaying. On race day, Marion Square is the place to be for the Finish Festival from 8:00 am until noon for entertainment, vendors, and refreshments.

Click here for information and registration.

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(Photo credit:  Cooper River Bridge Run website)