Contractor Holiday Work Restriction for Thanksgiving

Contractor access to Seabrook Island will be restricted from Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25, 2018, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

As prescribed in the SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Section VII. COMMERCIAL/CONTRACTOR RULES, B.  Contractors may only perform Emergency Work on the following Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas

Further restrictions apply to the days surrounding these holidays:

  • If the holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday, contractor access will also be restricted from Saturday through the holiday.
  • If the holiday falls on a Wednesday, contractor access will be restricted to the holiday and on the Tuesday immediately preceding the holiday.
  • If the holiday falls on a Thursday or Friday, contractor access will be restricted from the holiday through Sunday.
  • Work by contractors is not permitted on Sundays, holidays or other days designated by the Board, except by special arrangement with SIPOA.

For purposes of this section, Emergency Work is defined as work that is required to address immediate fire or electrical hazards, plumbing leaks or other conditions requiring immediate attention, the delay of which would cause risk to life or health or significant damage to property.

To view the SIPOA Rules and Regulations, click here. Contact SIPOA at with questions or comments.

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KAC: Quiana Parler and Friends – November 30

The Kiawah Arts Council presents
Quiana Parler and Friends

Friday, November 30, 2018
East Beach Conference Center,
Kiawah Island at 7:30 pm
$10 for tickets
Ticket Release to Public on November 16 at 9:00 am

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to get down and boogie with Quiana Parler & Friends! Sit back and relax taking in all of the tunes, or hit the dance floor with your favorite partner and groove the night away with this fun and energized dance band!

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KAC: Lowcountry Art and Artisan Showcase – November 16

When: Friday, November 16, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: The Sandcastle on Kiawah Island

Come out to the Kiawah Island Community Association for a great opportunity to support our local artists and artisans, all in one place. A beautiful selection of original paintings and photographs as well as handcrafted pottery, jewelry and home decorations will be for sale. Friday’s showcase will include a beer and wine bar with light hors d’oeuvres.

The Art Showcase is open to the public, with complimentary admission.

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Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving Fitness Events

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The Lake House is looking for volunteers to assist with Seabrook Island’s Thanksgiving Fitness Events, the Turkey Trot and the Sprint Triathlon Relay

Turkey Trot – Thursday, November 22

Volunteers will be asked to meet in the lobby of the Lake House at 7:15 am. The race should be completed by 10:00 am. Responsibilities may include directing participants on race course, hydration support (water station), and cheering on participants.Sprint Triathlon Relay –  Saturday, November 24

Volunteers will be asked to meet in the lobby of the Lake House at 7:00 am.  The triathlon should be completed by 10:00 am. Responsibilities may include directing participants on the race course, helping in transition areas, hydration support (water station), and cheering on participants.

If you are interested in volunteering for these super fun events, please email with the name of the event you would like to volunteer for.

-Submitted by the Lake House

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Installing New Flooring at the Lake House – Nov 15 and 16

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The social (club/meeting) side of the Lake House will be undergoing maintenance on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 as new flooring is installed. During the installation, there will be limited to no access to that side of the building.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your understanding as we work to improve the Lake House.

-Submitted by the Lake House


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Holiday Market at Middleton Plantation

Middleton Holiday Market Nov 2018The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop at Middleton Plantation will kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market on November 23 and 24 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The events includes local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops.

Click here for more details.

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SIPOA Board Announces Slate of Candidates for 2019 SIPOA Election

From the November 12, 2018 SIPOA Board meeting…

The 2018 Nominating Committee consisted of 4 elected voting members, Susan Coomer, Veronica L’Allier, Tina Maryland, Stephen Montagu-Pollock, and Bill Bane acting as Chair.

Some of the attributes the Nominating Committee considered included –
-relevant Seabrook Island experience
-relevant non-Seabrook Island experience
-SIPOA or other local committee participation
-desirable professional skill-sets
-ability to work collaboratively
-ability to serve

The 2018 Nominating Committee unanimously proposed the following candidates for the 2019 Nominating Committee.

Nominating Committee: Two-year term; two positions available
Cynthia (Cindy) Brown
Henry (Trip) Devens
Gregory (Greg) Iaconis

The 2018 Nominating Committee unanimously proposed the following slate of candidates to run for the SIPOA Board of Directors.

Board of Directors:  Three-year term; four positions available
James (Jamie) Geiger
Michael Grabman
Ray Hoover
Thomas Pinckney
Gordon Weis

Board of Directors:  One-year term; one position available
Ellen Coughlin

Thanks to all those who participated in the selection and interview process.  Your willingness to serve makes our Seabrook Island community stronger.  On a personal note, many thanks to the four elected members of the Nominating Committee.  Your dedication and collaborative teamwork made our job much easier.  Also a special thank-you to Veronica L’Allier for keeping track of the many, many details required to keep the Nominating Committee process moving forward.

-Submitted by Bill Bane, Chair, Nominating Committee



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Get to Know Law Enforcement – November 17

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Human Library Series: Get to Know Law Enforcement
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Johns Island Regional Library

Participate in the Human Library, a new series intended to combat intolerance by creating a safe space for interested members of the community to engage in open, honest and respectful dialogue with individuals who have been exposed to prejudice or stigma. The third series session features a panel discussion with retired police officer Kay Wang, along with Lieutenant Rita Zelinsky and Officer Terry Cherry.

Visit the CCPL website for details about future sessions and special guests.

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Charleston Gaillard Center: Vienna Boys Choir – December 21

The Charleston Gaillard Center presents
Vienna Boys Choir
December 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Click here for tickets.

The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over five centuries, was formally established at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

The many incarnations of the group have been performing continuously ever since. Today’s Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of talented young singers from all over the world who are admitted by audition. The enormously popular chorus actually comprises four separate ensembles of boys between the ages of 10 and 14, totaling approximately 100 choristers at the Vienna Boys Choir school at any given time.

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Grief Support Group on Seabrook Island – November 28

The Grief Support Group will meet on November 28, 2018 and December 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Eagle’s Nest Studio at the Lake House. New members are always welcome to join. Participants in the group include but are not limited to those who have lost a spouse as well as those who have lost a child.

Rosemary branch July 2018It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and to let it pull you forward. In a peer support group, there is permission to grieve and share with people who understand while gaining strength from each other.

For more information, please contact Mary Fleck at Non-residents of Seabrook Island may register to attend by contacting Mary Fleck at in advance.

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Calling All Hoosiers

IndianaSeabrook Island residents are preparing for the 8th Annual Indiana Day on December 11, 2018 to celebrate the 202nd anniversary of the state’s admittance into the Union on December 11, 1816.

The gathering has become an annual event which includes food, drinks, games, prizes, and singing – all with a lot of Hoosier gusto. Participants (including spouses and significant others) are asked to bring a hearty appetizer to share. The organizing committee will provide plates, utensils, and soft drinks (BYOB). Participants are also asked to donate $5 to cover costs associated with the event.

The event takes place at the Oyster Catcher Community Center on Seabrook Island beginning at 6:00 pm. and will last until 8:30 pm. If you have an Indiana connection (born, raised, lived, educated, traveled through; anything works) and would like to attend, please contact Max Willis at 768-8301 or

-Submitted by Alan Armstrong

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Charleston Gaillard Center: Swingin’ Christmas with Tony Desare – December 11


Swingin’ Christmas
with Tony Desare
Tony DeSare, Vocalist and Pianist
December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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Back by popular demand, celebrated vocalist and pianist Tony DeSare joins the CSO to perform Christmas favorites like “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in the enduring style of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

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