Turtle Patrol Inventories Scheduled

Turtle Patrol will inventory nests 4 and 5 on Wednesday, July 17 starting at 4:00 pm. We’ll start with nest 4 which is located past St Christophers near the old pier (enter at boardwalk 9, turn right and walk several hundred yards) and then move to nest 5 which is located in front of the 4th house past the Club facilities (between boardwalks 6 & 7).

On Thursday, July 18 we will inventory nests 7, 9 and 11 starting at 5 pm. We’ll start with nest 9 which is located past St Christophers, 150 yards past the old pier (enter at boardwalk 9, turn right and walk several hundred yards). We will then inventory nest 11 which is located north of boardwalk 1, 20 yards past the 1st “dogs off leash sign” and finish with nest 7 located 90 yards north of boardwalk 1.

Observers are welcome.

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

Posted in Nature, Organizations on Seabrook

Recent SIPOA Meeting Minutes Posted Online

The most recent minutes of the following are now available online:

  • Board of Directors
  • Environmental Committee
  • Finance Committee

To view these minutes, go to https://gateaccess.net. You will be asked for the Community Code, select SIPOA and then type in your user name and password.  After clicking on Login, scroll across the top bar and select Community Documents.

Please refer any questions to publiccomment@sipoa.org.

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Posted in SIPOA

Kiawah Arts Council New Ticketing System

The Kiawah Arts Council is upgrading its ticket software to better serve you.

Over the past year, the Arts Council has been overjoyed to see record registrations for their events. In an effort to make each event accessible to those who most want to attend, they will be utilizing a NEW online-only ticket system and charging a $10 fee for more events in the 2019/2020 season which begins in July 2019. They believe these changes will improve the experience for all attendees. Tickets will no longer be available through the Kiawah Island Town Hall.

Changes include:

  • Kiawah property owners will have online access to their early release tickets
  • Electronic ticket scanners will replace cumbersome check-in processes
  • All tickets will be purchased through a secure, user friendly online system

To learn more about the changes we are making to the ticketing policy, click here .

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(Image credit:  KAC website)

Posted in Organizations, The Arts

Wrap Up of the July 3rd Fireworks Celebration

There was a lot of fun and excitement on the evening of July 3rd with the gathering at the Club for the fireworks display. As usual, Seabrookers celebrated this year’s July 4th in a grand style! Our thanks to all who help make this very memorable 4th of July!


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Posted in Events, Kids event

Please Help Mt Zion Kids!

School supplies board

Contrary to what you might think, the items below are not supplied to teachers and students by the district.

  • School uniforms (red or white shirts and khaki pants)
  • Scissors
  • 24 pack crayons
  • Construction paper and art supplies
  • Black and white composition books
  • Glue sticks
  • Plastic folders
  • Individual pencil sharpeners and erasers
  • Rulers

Please consider making a monetary donation to help defray the cost to teachers. We will do the shopping with lists from teachers. Checks should be made out to “Support Mt Zion Kids” and mailed to Wendy Kulick at 38 Marsh Edge Lane, Kiawah Island, SC 29455. If you prefer to donate supplies, please leave on the front porch of Elaine Davis, 1022 Crooked Oaks Lane.

If you are interested in volunteering at Mt Zion, please contact Sandy Williams at Sandrawilliams13@comcast.net or Elaine Davis at ebdavis@comcast.net.

On behalf of the entire Mt Zion family, thank you in advance for your generous support.

-Submitted by Elaine Davis

(Image credit: Classroom Clipart)


Posted in Fundraisers, Volunteer

Deer Update

Many Seabrook Island residents have reported seeing a deer with a trash can lid stuck around her neck.

The deer is a doe with two fawns. SIPOA brought an animal control specialist to the island on Friday to attempt to catch the deer and remove the trash can lid, but they were unsuccessful.

Today SIPOA requested assistance from SCDNR and they sent a wildlife officer to try to help the deer. The SCDNR officer observed the deer and sent photos to their biologist. The deer is walking and appears otherwise healthy. The biologist advised that the deer be left alone. SCDNR noted that the deer is able to move freely and eat, even with the impediment on her neck. The doe’s ribs are showing a little bit, but weight loss is not unusual for a doe that has had two fawns in the summer.

People have suggested that the deer be tranquilized so the lid can be removed from around her neck. SCDNR does not recommend using tranquilizers on the deer because it would pose a risk to the deer’s life, as well as to the two fawns. Deer are fragile, and tranquilizing could kill the deer and even kill the fawns if they drink milk from the tranquilized doe.

SCDNR recommends leaving the deer alone to allow her time to remove the trash can lid on her own.

-Submitted by SIPOA Administration

(Image credit:  Pixabay)

Posted in Nature

TOSI Ways & Means Meeting Agenda for July 16

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The Town of Seabrook Island Ways and Means Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm in Town Hall. Click here to view the agenda.

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Posted in Town of SBI

Turtle Patrol – Inventories Scheduled for Nests 8, 3 & 6

There will be inventories on Nests 8, 3 and 6 on Tuesday at 4:00 pm starting at Nest 8 which is located 40 yards south of boardwalk 4, then Nest 3, located between boardwalks 2 and 3. They will finish up with Nest 6 about 100 yards north of boardwalk 1.

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

Posted in Nature, Organizations on Seabrook

Music & Movie at Freshfields This Week

Freshfields Village continues it Starlight Cinema Series this Wednesday, July 17, from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm.  The featured movie is Incredibles 2.

The Music on the Green Summer Series at Freshfields also continues this week with live music on Friday, July 19, by Java from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Click here to find out more about the movie and the band.

Both events are complimentary and family-friendly. Vendors will be set up with food and beverages for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

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Posted in Freshfields, Recreation

TOSI: Public Hearing on Single-use Plastic Bags

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On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm Town Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance to prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic bags and straw, as well as polystyrene cooler, cups and other containers.

Click here to view the draft ordinance and submit an online commitment.

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Posted in Town of SBI

Reminder: Grief Support Group – July 17

The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 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 2018

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

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Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House

What’s Happening at The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club has just published its’ July newsletter which highlights the activities of the Club on behalf of the people of John’s Island, outlines the Club’s principles and values, and lists officers, 2018 grant recipients and upcoming events with the Club.

K-S Exchange Club newsletter to see the full newsletter.

-Submitted by Thad Petersen

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook