Lake House Class Information & Holiday Hours


  • RideSBI will be canceled on Tuesday, December 10.
  • Flow Yoga at 9:00 am and Get Pumped at 11:00 am will be canceled on Thursday, December 12 due to the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
  • Pilates will be canceled on Monday, December 16 due to the SIPOA Board Meeting.
  • Pilates will be canceled on Monday, December 23.
  • There will be no Fitness Classes on the following days due to the Christmas holiday:
    Tuesday, December 24
    Wednesday, December 25
    Thursday, December 26
  • Pilates will be canceled on Monday, December 30th and Wednesday, January 1st.
  • Gentle & Restorative Yoga will be canceled on Wednesday, January 1st.

All other fitness classes will occur on January 1, 2020.


The Lake House will close after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11 for the SIPOA Employee Holiday Party. Property Owner and Club Member cards with after-hours access will be required to allow entry into The Lake House after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11. The Lake House will resume normal hours on Thursday, December 12

The Lake House will close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24and remained closed on Wednesday,  December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

Please note, there will be no access granted during the closure.

The Lake House will reopen Thursday, December 26 at 5:00 am for Property Owners (with before/after hour’s access) and 8:00 am for guests.

The Lake House will close at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve.

The Lake House will reopen Wednesday, January 1 at 5:00 am for Property Owners (with before/after hour’s access) and 8:00 am for guests.

-Submitted by The Lake House

Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House

Full Moon Bonfire – Thursday, December 12

Thursday, December 12, 2019, Boardwalk 1
Sunset – 5:15 pm
Moonrise – 5:53 pm
High Tide – 8:20 pm

Take a break from the busy holiday season and relax with a bonfire on the beach shared with friends to see the Full Cold Moon. We will start the bonfire near sunset and it will need to be out by 10:00. The bonfire will be between Boardwalk 1 and 2.

To keep things simple, each person brings what they want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon. Please note, all that debris from Dorian is not yet ready for the bonfire so bring aged wood instead.

People ask if bonfire will be held if it’s cold or rainy.  If the weather is so cold (i.e. below 40) or rain is threatening, the bonfire will be canceled as no one would be comfortable attending.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:

  • Friday, January 10
  • Sunday, February 9
  • Monday, March 9

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.

The International Space Station flyby will begin at 6:43 pm. Let’s hope for clear skies so we can wave to our astronauts.

How the Full Moon got its name, per Old Farmers Almanac (
December-The Full Cold Moon or the Full Long Night’s Moon. During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule.

The term Long Night’s Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

I found another web site ( This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Snow Moon and the English Medieval name was Oak Moon.

Another web site ( says the Chinese call it Bitter Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

(Photo credit: Old Farmer’s Almanac)

Posted in Events, Nature

Volunteers to Assist with the 120th Christmas Bird Count on Seabrook Island

Each year starting on December 14 and continuing through January 5, people across the country are participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC).  Each count takes place on a specific day in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle and is organized by a count compiler. Seabrook Island is part of the Sea Island SC count organized by Aaron Given, Wildlife Biologist at Kiawah Island. Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) will again support this year’s 120th annual CBC on the designated day of Friday, January 3, 2020.

Count volunteers follow specified routes through their designated 15-mile diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It’s not just a species tally—all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day. The data collected by observers over the past century allow Audubon researchers, conservation biologists, wildlife agencies and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. When combined with other surveys such as the Breeding Bird Survey, it provides a picture of how the continent’s bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years.
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Posted in Events, SIB

January Is Museum Mile Month

Charleston has a rich history and when we live so close, it is easy to procrastinate visiting the historic sites.  Now you can check out 13 different sites downtown at a reduced cost during the month of January.

The Museum Mile is a one-mile section of Meeting Street and includes six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks, and a Revolutionary War powder magazine. In addition, there are historic houses of worship and public buildings including the Market and City Hall.

During the month of January, the price of the tickets for all 13 sites is $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.  For more information click here.

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Posted in History, Organizations, The Arts

Charleston Library Society Speakers Series: Wayne Clough

Hear from the Former Secretary of The Smithsonian Institution, Wayne Clough, as he talks about his book, Things New and Strange: A Southerner’s Journey through the Smithsonian Collections at the South’s oldest cultural institution. The book uncovers the tapestry of treasures held by the Smithsonian collections that originate from the South and highlight the region’s history.

For tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.

Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.”

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(Narrative and image credit: CLS website)

Posted in Events, The Arts

Last Call! Canned Food Drive Ends December 10

The 4th Annual SIPOA sponsored Holiday Canned Food Drive is close to reaching the  goal of 7,500 pounds of canned food for our neighbors in need on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. Can you help put us over the top by donating a few more cans?

canned foodEach donation is deeply appreciated and will find its way to grateful recipients. Proteins like tuna, salmon, chicken, and complete meals like hearty soup, stews and chili are especially appreciated. Please bring your contributions to the Lake House by Tuesday, December 10 and place them behind the pillar under the “New Donations” sign. They will be weighed and then added to our total. Let’s put us over the top! Thank you!

-Submitted by the Lake House

Posted in Fundraisers, Lake House, SIPOA

Reminder: SIGC Annual Holiday Open House Today

SIGC Holiday Open House Dec 2019

You Are Invited!
Sunday, December 8
5:00 – 7:00 pm at
the Lake House

Shake out your holiday best, and come eat, drink and be merry!

The Seabrook Island Garden Club cordially invites all Seabrook Island residents to the 32nd Annual Holiday Open House. Join the fun with your Seabrook Neighbors as we usher in the holiday spirit and take your chances with the new Raffle Ticket Fundraiser.

–Submitted by Alberta Barron

Posted in Events, Fundraisers, Organizations on Seabrook

Stormwater Pipe Rehabilitation Project

Starting next week you may begin to notice a contractor working on our stormwater pipes.  Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR) has been hired by SIPOA to rehabilitate our aging stormwater pipes.  They will be lining the pipes with a new pipe material using a process known as cure-in-place pipe (CIPP).  They will be working on various sections of pipe all over the island from now until June.  They may have to block one lane of the roadway at times to access the pipes.  Please exercise caution while driving around this work and thank you for your patience as we work to keep our stormwater system in good condition.

Thank you,

Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP
Director of Engineering

Posted in SIPOA

COVAR Officer Nominations December 13

Attention all Seabrook Island Council of Villa and Regime Owners

All of our COVAR Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) come up for election each year. There is still time to submit your nominations for officers. The following is a timetable for the process ending with the results of an election being announced at the January 8, 2020 meeting.

December 13–Nominations are due by submission to the COVAR Secretary, Cindy Brown, at  Anyone, including the nominee, can nominate a candidate for a COVAR Officer position. Each nominee may include a one-page bio with the submission.

December 16–Ballots and bios are e-mailed to each COVAR association/regime president whose association/regime has paid 2019 dues.

January 6—Ballots are due to COVAR Secretary

January 8–Winning candidates are announced.  Newly elected officers assume their duties at the end of the meeting.

It should be noted that only Sue Cameron, the current Treasurer, has agreed to serve for another year if elected.  No one is currently running for the offices of President, Vice President or Secretary; so nominations are especially needed for these positions.

If anyone would like to discuss responsibilities and time commitments for these positions, feel free to contact the current officers.
·       Debra Lehman, President at
·       Cindy Brown, Secretary at

Thanks for your participation.

-Submitted by Deb Lehman, COVAR President

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook

Toys for Tots Drop-Off at Seabrook Island Town Hall

TOSI Christmas Banner
Once again, the Town of Seabrook Island is holding a toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program was established in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and has been managed by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation since 1991. Each year, the program collects and distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Since its founding in 1947, the Toys for Tots program has collected and distributed more than 500 million toys to children across the country.

Toys for Tots Dec 2016 SAVE
Spearheaded in the early 2000’s by former Town Councilman Bob Ferguson and former Town Administrator Randy Pierce – both of whom served in the U.S. Marines Corps – the Town of Seabrook Island has supported the Toys for Tots program for nearly 20 years.

Toys for Tots Dec 2018

Toys for Tots 2018 Donations

New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at Town Hall during the Christmas Drop-In on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from noon until 2 pm, or anytime between now and December 12.

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Posted in Events, Fundraisers, Kids event, Town of SBI

City of Charleston Offers Free Holiday Parking Passes

Do you still need to do some holiday shopping or want to go out to dinner downtown?  The City of Charleston is offering a 2 Hour Parking Voucher in participating garages. Print out the following flyer and when you exit the garage, insert the ticket you pulled upon entering and then scan the Parking Voucher.

For more information, go to

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City Garage Parking Pass Dec 2019



Posted in In the News

SIPOA Committee Minutes Available Online

The most recent minutes of the following are available online:

  • Finance Committee
  • Safety & Security Committee
  • Long Range Planning
  • GOMC

To view these minutes, go to 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

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Posted in SIPOA