Are Seabrookers Cooking?

SAC banner mbfOne of the pleasures of living in the Charleston area is access to wonderful restaurants and eateries. For many Seabrookers, eating out is a frequent and favorite activity, but in this uncertain and scary time, we find ourselves spending time in the kitchen or on the grill preparing our meals at home instead. Are you getting tired of your tried and true recipes? Are you looking for simple, quick options? A recent article in The New York Times provides a guide to “Easy Recipes to Cook While You’re  Self-Quarantined.” Click here for a wide range of delicious ideas.

We think Seabrookers ARE cooking! Do you have a favorite recipe to share? Send it to us at seabrookislandblog@gmail.com. We will publish what you send us with the caveat that we won’t be testing all of them… you’ll need to do that part! We look forward to receiving and sharing your favorite recipes.

To get us started, here is a “pantry supper” favorite from one of our Tidelines editors. This is a 5-ingredient (if you don’t count salt and pepper!) recipe that is an easy, last-minute dish to prepare with items you probably have on hand. Click here to see Angel Hair alla Vodka. Bon appétit!

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Lake House “At Home Fitness Option”

SIPOA Lake House Introduces “At Home Fitness Option” to begin April 1st.

The Lake House is currently closed, but that doesn’t mean Fitness is canceled!

We know how much the fitness classes at The Lake House mean to the Seabrook Island community and want to make sure you are able to continue your fitness activities while we are closed.

We have created a brand new Lake House Channel on YouTube to allow access to weekly posted videos of most of our regularly scheduled fitness classes, including Get Pumped, Pilates, and Yoga.

Class participants can receive access to the fitness class videos by purchasing the $49 Monthly Class Pass we have all come to love. The $49 class pass will be available to purchase on April 1st and will allow access through April 30th.  Once the pass is purchased, an email containing YouTube links for weekly class videos will be sent to you. New videos will be posted each week.

We appreciate your support and understanding through this challenging time.

For more information, or to purchase the April Monthly Class Pass, please email Jamie Mixson at jmogus@sipoa.org. Please be sure to include your Property Owner/Club Member account number.

-Submitted by The Lake House

 

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SIPOA COVID-19 Update #12-March 29

Today I want to review from a Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) perspective some points of reference as we continue to move through this COVID 19 emergency. First, thank you to the Tidelines Editors for presenting an overview of the current situation. If you have not had the chance to read it, please go to the link below.

https://tidelinesblog.com/2020/03/28/overview-of-covid-19-governmental-decisions/#more-253185

As I noted in previous messages, the SIPOA Board of Directors (BOD) has been monitoring an everchanging situation over the past 2 weeks. We, along with SIPOA staff, have been meeting remotely through video conferencing, on-line forums and phone calls and voice conferencing in order to monitor the current condition and attempting to carry out the daily business of SIPOA. We have also been in consultation with our SIPOA outside attorney. We have had conferences and meetings with the leadership of the Town of Seabrook Island (TOSI) and the Seabrook Island Club (SIC) in order to monitor the planning and actions of each group.

Please keep in mind the following as we continue to move forward through the coming days. SIPOA is simply a Homeowners Association (HOA) and as such our powers are very limited. We are not a municipality. As an HOA, we have no governmental authority to carry out state, county or municipal decisions and actions, including the Governor’s recently announced quarantine for visitors arriving from the northeast. Consequently, SIPOA Security’s scope of responsibility is very limited. Also, SIPOA Security is charged with manning the gate and patrolling our roads. They do not have any policing powers. They are not first responders. They are not to enter any home. They are not able to enforce any state orders such as stay-at-home, shelter in place or restricting visitors.

And finally, as I conclude this message, I am faced with a task that I never thought I would need to do as a SIPOA board member. I will be composing a letter of apology on behalf of the BOD, to a Seabrook Island visitor who was anonymously told last week to go home. It didn’t matter that this visitor had been coming to Seabrook for over 20 years or had owned 2 properties over that time or had to explain to their children what the message meant. No, a property owner asked that perceived stranger to leave. I realize that we are living in a confusing time. We are all concerned, perplexed, and anxious. We are being bombarded with information that can cloud our actions. But, as a place that prides itself as being a welcoming and friendly community, this action can tarnish our thoughts about who we are as a group of people. This is something we read or hear happening in other places, not here. I also recognize that the overwhelming number of Seabrook property owners would never consider such an action, you can say I’m “preaching to the choir”. But it did occur and as the Tideline Editors outlined in their overview, it is not isolated. As we move beyond this point during this confusing time, it is my sincere hope for this place we love to visit and call our home, that some are able to find that welcoming feeling again.

Stay safe!

-Submitted by SIPOA, sipoa.org or 843 768-0061

 

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Local Changes and Cancellations Updated March 29

The following cancellations and changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak have been reported to Tidelines:

New Harris Teeter Senior Shopping Hours: Starting March 30, Harris Teeter at Freshfields Village is offering new senior shopping hours for individuals 60 years and older every Monday and Thursday from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Senior discounts will only be applied on Thursday, as usual. Only send one member of your family or group into the store, and make every effort to stay 6 ft apart from other shoppers in aisles. Please try to reduce shopping trips to once a week. Customers who bring in their own reusable bags will have to bag their own groceries, so associates do not have to handle reusable bags.

-The Post and Computer Center hours have changed. As of March 30, they will be open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. They will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

-Charleston County is canceling the in-person Main Road Corridor: Segment A public information meeting scheduled for March 31 at St. John’s High School. The public information meeting will now take place as an online meeting, which will go live on the project website,  at 5 pm on March 31.

Freshfields Village announced that the Spring Concert on April 10, the Spring Festival on April 11, and the Easter Service On The Green on April 12 have all been canceled.

-For the latest update from Town of Seabrook Island, click here.

-For the latest post from SIPOA, click here.

-For the latest update on Freshfields Village store hours and closings, click here.

Dining To-Go Options Offered Locally:

-Freshfields To-Go click here.

-Seabrook Island Club To-Go click here.

-Kiawah To-Go click here.

-McCann’s Irish Pub curbside pickup 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

To read about previously posted cancellations and changes, click on read more.

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Stuck at Home? Then It’s a Good Time to Get Organized!

tidy closet

With all this extra time on our hands, it’s the perfect time to tackle all of the home organizing projects we’ve all been putting off! Don’t know quite where to start? That can be a problem but fortunately, the Internet is full of helpful advice and resources.

Click here to find a website that has aggregated many different resources and links to help you get many different aspects of your home and life better organized. Some of the topics that you’ll find covered here include:

  • General organizing
  • Information on organizing groups
  • Office organizing
  • Organizing your travel
  • Time management
  • Financial organizing
  • Kitchen and meal planning
  • Plus some others

Have fun and happy organizing!

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E-Bikes on Seabrook Island

Class 1 eBike

In December 2019, the SIPOA Board of Directors approved a change to the Rules & Regulations to permit the use of Class 1 pedal-assist E-bikes.  These bikes may benefit residents with limited mobility by expanding their opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and increase their physical activity.

There are three classes of E-bikes, and Class 1 E-bikes are the only E-bikes approved for use within the Seabrook Island Development.

A Class 1 E-bike is defined as a bicycle/tricycle with operable pedals equipped with a motor that that provides assistance ONLY when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance if/when the bicycle/tricycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.  The electric motor is less than 750 watts (1 h.p.) and has no throttle.

Class 1 E-bikes are required to be registered with SIPOA Administration.  Registered E-bikes will receive a SIPOA bicycle decal designating SIPOA’s verification that the E-bike is a Class 1 bike approved for use in the community.  The registration form is available at the Administration office and on the SIPOA website.  Go to sipoa.org and click on forms.
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This article was taken from the April edition of Currents, the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association’s monthly electronic newsletter. To view the complete edition, go to sipoa.org and click on News.

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Posted in SIPOA

Overview of COVID-19 Governmental Decisions

Below is a Digest of Local Decisions and Related Activity Regarding COVID-19 developed March 28, 2020:

  • Mayor John Gregg declared the existence of a State of Emergency within the Town of Seabrook Island as a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The declaration was effective at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain in effect until repealed by the Mayor or a majority of Town Council members.
  • The Mayor, Town Council, and staff are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and are in daily contact with state, county, and local emergency officials. To relay new information to Seabrookers, the Town has issued 9 Public Advisories in March about the public health emergency. All PSIs are available on the Town’s website.
  • The 9th Public Advisory was issued on March 26 to make public the Mayor’s Executive Order to restrict gatherings of more than ten people while outside their homes, and requiring people within groups of ten or fewer people to practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum separation of six feet between individuals. Violations of this order are punishable in accordance with provisions of the Town Code, including the imposition of fines of up to $500.00 per violation. The Town’s Code Enforcement Officers are authorized to enforce the Order and are also authorized to cooperate with state and county law enforcement officers in their enforcement of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-13 allowing for law enforcement to restrict groups to three or more individuals if the officers determine that the gathering poses a threat to public health. The Mayor’s Order was effective immediately.

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Local Cancellations Updated March 28

The following cancellations and changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak have been reported to Tidelines:

-The Post and Computer Center hours have changed. As of March 30, they will be open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. They will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

-Charleston County is canceling the in-person Main Road Corridor: Segment A public information meeting scheduled for March 31 at St. John’s High School. The public information meeting will now take place as an online meeting, which will go live on the project website,  at 5 pm on March 31.

Freshfields Village announced that the Spring Concert on April 10, the Spring Festival on April 11, and the Easter Service On The Green on April 12 have all been canceled.

-The Turtle Patrol Orientation and T-Shirt meeting was canceled.  A reminder that the deadline to order T-Shirts is April 2. If you need instructions and/or an order form, contact Gary Fansler at fanslergary@gmail.com.

-For the latest update from Town of Seabrook Island, click here.

-For the latest post from SIPOA, click here.

-For the latest update on Freshfields Village store hours and closings, click here.

Dining To-Go Options Offered Locally:

-Freshfields To-Go click here.

-Seabrook Island Club To-Go click here.

-Kiawah To-Go click here.

-McCann’s Irish Pub curbside pickup 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

To read about previously posted cancellations and changes, click on read more.

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SCDHEC Addresses COVID-19 Questions

Some interesting information from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control:

SCDHEC responds to emails from concerned South Carolina residents.

  • Should I be concerned about going to public places like the grocery store?
    Transmission of the illness requires significant close contact with an ill individual. Brief contact in a public setting is not considered a high-risk exposure. DHEC would advise of no additional measures for anyone present in these settings beyond what has been recommended for communities in general. This includes monitoring for symptoms, practicing social distancing, and washing hands often.
  • I was in the same room/building as someone who tested positive COVID-19, but not in close contact with him/her. What should I do?
    If you were not in close contact with someone with COVID-19, your risk of catching the virus from that person is low. Follow the general precautions, including social distancing, washing your hands often and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • What does it mean to be a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
    Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 for at least several minutes. The virus is spread primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets from when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. That is why it is so important to wash your hands often and clean frequently touched surfaces at least daily.
  • I have been around someone else who was exposed to a person with COVID-19. What should I do?
    If the person you were in close contact with is not currently sick and you were not around the person with COVID-19, you are not considered exposed to COVID-19. It is recommended to watch for symptoms, avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, and practice social distancing.

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Posted in Health and Wellness

Fitness During the Age of Coronavirus

Seabrookers really believe in exercising and keeping fit. Just think of all the classes residents take and how crowded The Lake House fitness center and pools are. But now you’re bored with taking walks. How many times can you walk your dog each day? and what if you don’t even have a dog?

Many of us learned that SIPOA has set up interval fitness training on The Lake House lawn that we can do (Thank you, Lake House staff!). However, if you’re not venturing out of the house or interval training doesn’t appeal to you, there are a number of online fitness classes you can take. Below are just a few.  You can easily search youtube.com for additional classes. After all, it would be a shame to let this virus situation also be a reason to let your fitness routine go!

Planet Fitness has 3 fitness training videos on youtube called United We Move. They are free online ‘work-ins’ that you can do in the privacy of your home that you might want to try.  Click here.

Kids Workout 1 Beginners is a 15-minute workout available on youtube and offers a class for all ages, adults, teens, and kids. Click here.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Beginners and Seniors is offered by Yoga with Kassandra on youtube.com in an 18 minute class. Click here.

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Posted in Health and Wellness

Beware of Fraud and Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID – 19 pandemic continues to impact the United States and the world, criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 through a variety of scams. There have been reports of:

  • Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.
  • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received.
  • Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.

Below are some tips on how you can avoid being taken advantage by these scammers:

  • Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure COVID-19 — online or in stores. At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus. Visit the FDA to learn more.
  • Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is Doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

Stay safe, stay well.

Tidelines Editors

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Posted in In the News

Local Cancellations Updated March 27

The following cancellations and changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak have been reported to Tidelines:

Freshfields Village announced that the Spring Concert on April 10, the Spring Festival on April 11, and the Easter Service On The Green on April 12 have all been canceled.

-The Turtle Patrol Orientation and T-Shirt meeting was canceled.  A reminder that the deadline to order T-Shirts is April 2. If you need instructions and/or an order form, contact Gary Fansler at fanslergary@gmail.com.

Spoleto Festival USA 2020 has been canceled.  They are committed to making the 2021 Festival, scheduled for May 28 – June 13, 2021, an even more wonderful way to celebrate life and the arts. For more information, click here.

-Charleston County is canceling the in-person Main Road Corridor: Segment A public information meeting scheduled for March 31 at St. John’s High School. The public information meeting will now take place as an online meeting, which will go live on the project website,  at 5 pm on March 31.

-For the latest update from Town of Seabrook Island, click here.

-For the latest post from SIPOA, click here.

-For the latest update on Freshfields Village store hours and closings, click here.

Dining To-Go Options Offered Locally:

-Freshfields To-Go click here.

-Seabrook Island Club To-Go click here.

-Kiawah To-Go click here.

-McCann’s Irish Pub curbside pickup 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

To read about previously posted cancellations and changes, click on read more.

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