Keep Up With The Lake House Sept 27

The regular outdoor pool hours:
– Monday through Friday opens at 9:15 am following the conclusion of the water classes and closes 9:00 pm. Please note that water classes will move to the indoor pool during inclement weather.
– Saturday and Sunday open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Splashers and Water Aerobics will move to the indoor pool beginning Monday, October 2. Please note, during classes lane 5 will be open for lap swimming only. The updated indoor pool schedule can be viewed by clicking here.

Information about the indoor pool, as well as the rules for both indoor and outdoor pools, can be viewed by clicking here.

Bring a towel with you. Pool towels are not provided. Amenity Cards are required to access to The Lake House.

Monthly Schedule
The September fitness calendar can viewed by clicking here. This schedule does not include Semi-Private classes.


  • Pilates scheduled at 12:00 pm on Wednesdays is canceled indefinitely.
  • Barre Fusion scheduled at 12:00 pm on Fridays is canceled indefinitely.

Semi-Private Series
Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. For more information about the Semi-Private series as well as detailed descriptions about the individual classes, click here.

  • Yoga Nidra Workshop – Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm.
  • Yoga For All – Thursdays, October 5 – 26 (no class Oct 19) at 3:30 pm.
  • Mind & Body Chair – Mondays & Fridays, October 2 – 31 at 4:00 pm.
  • All Over Fit – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.
    October Session: October 2 – October 27.
  • Yin Yoga – Option 1: Mondays, October 2 – 30 at 5:15 pm.
    Option 2: Tuesdays, October 3 – 31 at 5:15 pm.
  • Chair Yoga – Wednesdays, October 4 – 25 at 2:30 pm.
  • Sit & Be Fit -Mondays & Fridays, October 2 – 31 at 3:00 pm.
  • Social Fit Hybrid -Wednesdays, October 4 – 25 at 4:00 pm.

For complete information about the Wellness Services, click here.

  • Charleston Symphony – Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm.
  • Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
  • Southern Dance Party – Saturday, October 7 from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm.
  • Surviving The Holidays – Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Click here for more information about The Lake House Activities & Events.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

Election 2023 Information

The Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will conduct a General Election within the Town of Seabrook Island on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. This is a nonpartisan, at-large municipal election. Election results for each position will be determined by the plurality method.

The term of office for the Mayor and members of Town Council will begin in January 2024 and expire in January 2026. The term of office for the position of Utility Commissioner will begin in January 2024 and expire in January 2030. 


Filing for the Town of Seabrook Island’s municipal election closed on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 12:00 noon. The following individuals have filed to run as candidates:

Candidates for Mayor

  • Jeri Finke​
  • Bruce Kleinman

Candidates for Town Council (for four positions)

  • Chuck Cross
  • Raymond Hamilton
  • Dan Kortvelesy
  • Darryl May
  • Paul D. McLaughlin
  • Gordon Weis
  • Sharon Welch

Candidate for Utility Commission

  • Robert Aaron

Election Day Polling Location

The following polling place will be open on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.

  • SIPOA Lake House – 2319 Seabrook Island Road, Seabrook Island, SC 29455

Voter Registration Information

Any person wishing to vote in this election must register no later than Friday, October 6, 2023. Voter registration by mail forms will be accepted if postmarked by Friday, October 6, 2023.

Voter ID Requirements

Please note that statewide photo ID requirements will apply. When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following types of photo ID at your polling place:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

Click here to learn more about photo ID requirements.

Early Voting

Early voting begins on Monday, October 23, 2023, and ends on Friday, November 3, 2023. Early voting centers, listed below, will be open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). 

  • Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Headquarters: 4340 Corporate Rd, North Charleston, SC 29405
  • West Ashley Seacoast Church: 2049 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
  • Mt. Pleasant Seacoast Church: 750 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Main Downtown Library: 68 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

Absentee Voting

Registered voters who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. An absentee ballot may be obtained from the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. You may call (843)744-8683 or email to inquire about the availability of absentee ballots.

For more information about Absentee Voting please visit the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections website.

Absentee Ballot Examination

The examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes will be examined by the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at 9:00 am on Monday, November 6, 2023, at the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections office located at 4340 Corporate Rd., North Charleston, SC 29405. 

Provisional Ballot Hearing

A hearing will be held to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election by the County Board of Canvassers a 9:20 am on Thursday, November 9, 2023. This hearing will take place at the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections office at 4340 Corporate Rd., North Charleston, SC 29405.

At 9:00 am on Election Day, the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin the examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes. This process will take place at the Board of Elections office, 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston, SC.  

Election Day 

Polling locations will be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 pm will be allowed to vote. 

Always check your polling place at prior to the election.

Useful Links

You can follow the Town of Seabrook Island on social media at the following:

Webpage –
Facebook –
Instagram –
Twitter –

-Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

Full Moon Bonfire September 29

Full Moon Bonfire
Friday, September 29, 2023

Location: On the beach between BW 1 and 2
Sunset – 7:07 pm
Moonrise – 7:28 pm
High Tide – 9:11 pm
Full Harvest Moon

This full moon promises to bring king tides but hopefully a beautiful evening after last month’s cancellation due to Idalia. The evenings are getting cooler and a fire provides a little warmth and the ambiance for an enjoyable evening on the beach with friends, family and neighbors.

To keep things simple, each person brings what you 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.

Hopefully the weather remains accommodating. People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s rainy…. the bonfire will be cancelled if it is raining or rain is threatening as few would be comfortable attending.

By terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10:00 pm. The earlier sunset and moonrise times give us time to enjoy the evening.

Other night sky observation opportunities:

  • The International Space Station is to be visible at 9:08 pm in the NNW but unfortunately, the maximum height is only 13 degrees.
  • According to, there are no astronomy events the last week of September.
  •  The next SpaceX launch isn’t scheduled until October 5.
  • I recently saw my first Starlink satellite train. Starlink is a chain of satellites that reside in low-Earth orbit in outer space. The satellite constellation was launched into orbit in 2019 by SpaceX and provides worldwide, broadband internet services. It appears brighter than the space station and looks like a stream of lights are running across the sky. provides the dates and times it would be visible in the next five days. Unfortunately, there are no expected times of good visibility during the bonfire.

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

  • Sunday, October 29 (The day after the full moon when the moonrise is after sunset.)
  • Monday, November 27
  • Tuesday, December 26 – no bonfire unless someone volunteers to take charge

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

How the full moon got its name: 

Per The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
September – Full Harvest Moon: The full Moon that happens nearest to the fall equinox (September 22 or 23) always takes on the name “Harvest Moon.” Unlike other full Moons, this full Moon rises at nearly the same time—around sunset—for several evenings in a row, giving farmers several extra evenings of moonlight and allowing them to finish their harvests before the frosts of fall arrive. While September’s full Moon is usually known as the Harvest Moon, if October’s full Moon happens to occur closer to the equinox than September’s, it takes on the name “Harvest Moon” instead. In this case, September’s full Moon is referred to as the Corn Moon.
Other names:

  •  Autumn Moon (Cree)
    • Child Moon (Tlingit)
    • Corn Harvest Moon (Dakota)
    • Corn Maker Moon (Western Abenaki)
    • Falling Leaves Moon (Ojibwe)
    • Harvest Moon
    • Leaves Turning Moon (Anishinaabe)
    • Mating Moon (Cree)
    • Moon of Brown Leaves (Lakota)
    • Moon When the Rice is Laid Up to Dry (Dakota)
    • Rutting Moon (Cree)
    • Yellow Leaf Moon (Assiniboine)

I found another website that says the Cherokee Indians called it the Nut Moon and the English Medieval name was the Barley Moon. Another website says the Chinese call it Chrysanthemum Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

Kiawah Conservancy Acquires Rosebank Farms Property

In its efforts to preserve more land from development and protect wildlife habitat, the Kiawah Conservancy recently announced that it has acquired its first property on Johns Island. 

The three-acre parcel, at 4368 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, is where Rosebank Farms has been selling fresh produce for years. The farmstand’s owners, Sidi Limehouse and Louise Bennett, are planning to move their business by the end of the year to the entrance of the new Kiawah River community, at 3883 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, about two miles from their current location, according to Collie Farah, land preservation specialist for the Conservancy. 

In a press release, Louise Bennett said, “Sidi and I are extremely happy to see this property preserved by the Kiawah Conservancy. We know that the Conservancy will ensure the property remains as it should, a true and natural part of Johns Island.”

The Kiawah Conservancy, like the Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy, works to acquire open spaces to protect wildlife and preserve the natural beauty that makes the area so special and enhances the quality of life. Both conservancies depend on the support and generosity of Kiawah and Seabrook residents.

-Submitted by Stan Macdonald, Board Member, Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy

SIAG Hosts Demonstration Artist Mark Horton Oct 17

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Mark Horton
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
1:30-4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Mark Kevin Horton was born and raised in rural North Carolina. After graduating from East Carolina University School of Art in 1983, Horton moved to New York City to begin a career in advertising and design. He carried with him the dream of someday becoming a painter. Eighteen years of living in New York City were spent working as a creative director in various advertising agencies and eventually founding his own design company. Those years also provided a valuable opportunity for Horton to view firsthand the seemingly endless number of masterworks of art in the city’s museums and galleries.

Horton was captivated by the works of George Innes, Herman Herzog, Fredrick Church and the tonalist photographer Edward Steichen. He also admired and studied the realism of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer as well as the romantic landscapes of the Hudson River School painters. The experience had a profound effect on his artistic development.

During his years working as an artistic director and designer, Horton continued to nurture his “fine art side”, drawing, sketching and painting whenever he had the opportunity. In early 2001 Horton made the decision to devote himself to painting full-time. He left New York City and returned to his southern roots, moving to Charleston, South Carolina.

Horton is particularly fascinated with the effect of light and weather upon the landscape. He paints beyond a literal interpretation of a scene to portray nature in a way that reflect his own ideas and sensibilities while capturing the spirit, color and changing light of a place.

Horton shows at Horton Hayes Fine Art 30 State Street, Charleston, SC

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Mark Horton)

We Are Almost There…with Saving Lot 6 on Old Oak Walk

The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy (SIGSC) has been hard at work in a race to preserve additional green space on Seabrook Island before build-out. Thanks to the generosity of Seabrookers making donations of all sizes, we are more than halfway to reaching our goal of raising $75,000 by mid-October to complete the purchase of Lot 6, Old Oak Walk for permanent preservation.  

But we still need your help to save this lot from the bulldozers and remain a haven for flora, fauna and birds. Truly every contribution makes a difference. Will you help us close the gap?

To donate, please visit the SIGSC website. Your tax-deductible contribution may also be mailed to:

Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy (EIN #57-1090055)
130 Gardeners Circle, PMB 521
Johns Island, SC 29455

Questions?  Contact Carl Voelker, Acquisitions Chair (

 The 45 lots on Seabrook Island under a conservation easement belong to all Seabrookers and are protected in perpetuity. The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy facilitates the purchase of lots for conservation and the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association owns and manages them. Check out “Conserved Property: How Does It Happen?”

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy

(Image credit: Susan Culler Soden)

SIGC: Next Meeting Oct 13, Orchids

Friday, October 13
Presenter: Gerri Greenwood/Koch, President

Coastal Carolina Orchid Society
Location: Oyster Catcher Community Center

Greeting and refreshments: 9:30 am
Business meeting: 9:45
Presentation: 10:00 am with Q&A following

(*Please bring cash (small bills) to participate in our fun raffles, where the funds benefit our philanthropies. Guests of members are welcome to attend: $5 donation.)

Join us for the Seabrook Island Garden Club’s next meeting on Friday, October  13, featuring guest speaker, Gerri Greenwood/Koch, president of the Coastal Carolina Orchid Society (CCOS). The Coastal Carolina Orchid Society is an educational, nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Orchid Society. They provide people in the Charleston area an opportunity to learn so much more about orchids and a place to interact with other orchid enthusiasts.

Our guest speaker has loved the feeling of dirt in her hands since her childhood. Gerri has lived in many locations across the United States, and moved to the Charleston area in 1996 from Seattle. In her spare time, she became a Master Gardener via the Clemson Extension in 2013.

Due to the lovely orchids her husband gave to her for special occasions, she felt compelled to learn more about these unique plants. She has been a member of the CCOS for over 10 years, learning, reading and attending regional conferences. She held the office of Recording Secretary for 7 years, and this year will mark her second year as president of the organization. She is employed by a biotech company located in Europe, and she also has a passion for animals and she serves on the board of the Charleston Animal Society.

The 2023-24 Seabrook Island Garden Club: Let’s Talk Some Dirt!

-Submitted by Beth Wright Seabrook Island Garden Club, Publicity

(Image Credit: Coastal Carolina Orchid Society)

SCOPE50 Motown Fundraiser Oct 19

SCOPE50 is hosting “The Sounds of Motown 3” on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 6:00 pm, at the Seabrook Island Club. With live music, food and dancing, the evening should be a great time for a great cause. This is an all-island event open to everyone.

Tickets are $75 and there will be a cash bar. Tickets can be ordered from John Reynolds at or 401-573-6008. You can also go to the SCOPE50 website for more information and to purchase tickets.

One of SCOPE50’s goals is to continue its Oral History Project, designed to collect the personal accounts of the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) project volunteers who spent the summer of 1965 traveling throughout the south working for voting rights for all citizens, under the direction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These volunteers are aging so it is important the oral histories be collected now before these pieces of history are lost forever. The histories will be made available to educators, students, voting rights organizations and archives. At a reunion of these volunteers in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SCOPE project, it was decided to form a non-profit organization to continue to work on voter registration. Since 2024 is a presidential election year, SCOPE50 will be working around the country registering people to vote.

-Submitted by John Reynolds, President, SCOPE50

SINHG: Charleston Architecture Oct 12

The autumn series of SINHG Evening Programs begins with a presentation by The Post & Courier columnist Robert Behre. Join SINHG in the Live Oak Room at The Lake House on Thursday evening, October 12, at 7:00 pm for an exploration of the changing face of the Holy City from its earliest days to the present. Behre has been writing for The Post & Courier for more than twenty years on Charleston’s built environment, including the architecture for which Charleston is famous. 

All Seabrook Island residents and guests are invited to attend. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. To register for the program, visit the SINHG website.

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG

Final Turtle Patrol Inventory Monday Morning

Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol will inventory the last remaining nest, nest 38, on Monday September 25 at 8:00 am. Nest 38 is located 10 yards south of boardwalk 3 which is the nearest beach access.

Click here to see a map showing the location of the boardwalks.

Scheduled inventories can be accessed here.

The timing of this inventory may be modified without notice in the event of inclement weather.

Turtle hatchlings typically emerge from the nest during the night to avoid exposure to daytime predators such as seagulls. This is called a boil because it really does look like a boiling event when the baby turtles emerge all at once from the nest, which is a hole in the sand.

About three days after the boil, the Turtle Patrol team performs an inventory. They count the empty shells as well as the eggs that have not hatched for a report to DNR. Sometimes, some of the hatchlings are still at the bottom of the nest and haven’t made it out yet. The inventory team helps these hatchlings down to the water’s edge where they can gather strength for their journey across the ocean. We can’t always promise there will be hatchlings to see, but when there are, it is very exciting!

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda for SI Turtle Patrol

OLM Party at the Playground Sept 30

Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Community Outreach extends an invitation to their Playground Grand Opening. Come out and enjoy a fun day at the Johns Island campus. This celebration event is free and will showcase activities for the whole family where attendees can enjoy the new playground, a jump castle, face painting, balloon animals, kids crafts, music, food, Kona Ice, and Low Tide Brewing beer.

When:             Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time:              11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:           Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
                      1684 Brownswood Rd, Johns Island

Thank you to the donors for making this dream a reality.

-Submitted by Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach