Wappoo Creek Bridge Openings

Wappoo Creek Bridge is on Folly Road and connects James Island to West Ashley. It is a double drawbridge which means that two spans will open simultaneously. It was built in 1956 and is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway system.

The bridge is an “On Demand” bridge, that is, it will only open if a boater calls in and requests it. Even though boaters can call in, the bridge will only open at specific times.  You may want to plan your trips across the bridge accordingly.

The current opening schedule has been in effect since May 4, 2018. The Coast Guard regulation reads as follows:

“SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek, mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. The draw shall open on signal; except that the draw need not open from 6 am to 9:29 am and 3:31 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. Between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need open only once an hour on the half-hour.”

The changes were made to alleviate traffic backup during rush hours as well as allow the bridge to open only once an hour on the half-hour during the workweek. On the weekend, these restrictions are lifted and the bridge may open at any time.  When travelling across the bridge, especially in the summer, expect a delay on the half-hour between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm.

To read the complete text from the Coast Guard, click here.

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Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours & Master Series

The Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours & Master Series will take place from October 7 through November 6, 2021. The Fall Tours & Master Series offers guests rich and rare glimpses into Charleston, a city defined by its historic architecture, glorious gardens, and diverse cultural heritage. For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here. The tours and series include the following:

Piazzas and Gardens Tours 
Each Friday and Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, guests are invited to visit 4-6 houses and gardens in the Old and Historic District. These tours include an informative and entertaining walk along private house piazzas and porches where docents will delight guests with tidbits of architecture, history, and lore. In some instances, guests will be invited behind the garden gate to enjoy some of the finest enchanting private gardens in the historic district. No interiors are included. $75 per person. $65 Preservation Society members. 

Master Architecture Series
Each Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, a Preservation Society of Charleston staff member or noted expert in their field will lead guests on a behind-the-scenes tour for a rare opportunity to dive deeper into Charleston’s unique architecture and cultural heritage. In most instances, guests will be invited into some of the finest houses. Each tour is unique. $150 per person. $135 Preservation Society members. 

Master Garden Series 
Each Wednesday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, guests will visit several private gardens not usually open on bigger tours. This series of garden tours is designed for the garden enthusiast and will be led by a landscape architect, garden designer, or professional horticulturist. In addition to visiting some of the most beautiful gardens in the country, guests will also learn about subjects ranging from Charleston’s rich horticultural heritage, its diverse and rich flora, and the latest gardening trends. $150 per person. $135 Preservation Society members. 

Master Photography Series
Each Friday from 9:00 am – noon, photographer Richard Spencer will lead a small group of guests through Charleston’s French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods, alleyways, and hidden paths to capture some of the most charming and picturesque vignettes. All levels of photographers and types of cameras are welcome. $75 per person. 

Master History Series: Morning Walks and Talks 
Led by Certified City of Charleston Guides, this series is for those wanting to delve deeper into the historical events and people that have shaped our city. Hear facts about architecture and people whose fascinating stories made Charleston what it is today. See website for a complete schedule as offerings differ from day to day. Walking tours are approximately 2-2.5 hours in length. $35 per person. $30 Preservation Society members. 

-Submitted by Preservation Society of Charleston

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Traffic Alert: Accident at River Rd. and Seabrook Farm Rd.

We just received another traffic notification from St. Johns Fire Department at 3:55 pm this afternoon, Thursday, July 29, that first responders are on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at River Rd. and Seabrook Farm Rd. Expect delays. You might want to find an alternate route.

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Traffic Alert: Accident at Maybank Hwy and Angel Oak/Brownswood Rd

We received notification from St. Johns Fire Department at 3:42 pm this afternoon, Thursday, July 29, that first responders are on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision Maybank HWY and Angel Oak/Brownswood Rd. Expect delays. You might want to find an alternate route.

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2021 Fleming Registration Opens

The 37th annual Alan Fleming Senior Clay Court Tennis Tournament is back!

Registration has been set for the 37th annual Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay Court Tennis Tournament for players age 35 and up. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournament will be held October 7-10, 2021 at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club. The tournament has gained a reputation and a following with ranked tennis players from around the country.

For the 2021 tournament there are two separate registrations. One is for the Level 5 open clay court state championship. The second is for clay mix doubles.

For the Level 5 competition, players can register at www.USTA.com and registration opens on Aug 1 and runs until September 15. The tournament ID is 21-59630.

The second category, clay mix doubles is a separate registration and is now open and players can register at www.USTA.com and the tournament ID is 21-12891.

The Alan Fleming Committee extends a warm welcome to returning players and looks forward to meeting new registrants.

-Submitted by Patti and Dale Leibach

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Historic Foundation Charleston in August

Join Historic Foundation Charleston in early August for opportunities to learn more about the history and culture that make Charleston so special. Click on the title of each for information and tickets.

First Thursday Gullah SpiritualsAugust 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Morning History WalkAugust 6 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
The Culture That Rice BuiltAugust 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wine by the Water IIIAugust 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Morning History Walk   August 13 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Gullah Memories   August 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

-Submitted by Historic Foundation Charleston

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Charleston Museum: Vintage Lighting Tour and Candle Making Workshop August 28

August 28, 2021
10:00 am – noon
The Charleston Museum

Join Assistant Curator of History, Neil Nohrden for a brief tour of samples from the Museum’s historic lighting collection, showcasing early fat burning lamps to the Edison light bulb. Following the tour, local artist Daisy McClellan will lead a tranquil candle making workshop using vintage vessels. McClellan will instruct participants on the history of candle making and how to make candles from start to finish. Classic teacups, glasses and tins locally sourced by the artist will be provided to make eco-friendly and unique candles.  Participants will create two candles mixed with their individual scent combinations using a variety of fragrance oils and dried flowers.

All materials, instruction and admission to The Charleston Museum will be provided in this workshop. Please note: a drying time of at least 20 minutes will be required to transport candles.

Reservations required. Register online here or call 843.722.2996 ext. 224. $75 Museum Members | $105 Non-Members

Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated.

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Traffic Alert: River Road Closed at Murraywood Road

We received notification at 4:10 pm today that River Road is closed at Murraywood Road for a multi-vehicle collision. Consider finding an alternate route.

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Turtle Patrol Report for the Week Ending July 23

Two New Nests This Week

The Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol added two new nests this week, bringing the total for the season to seventy-one. During the next several weeks, nesting will trail off and existing nests will continue to hatch. Please be certain to watch your step on the beach, especially at dusk, dawn, and if you are at the beach at night!

Wednesday July 21 – Nest 70

Ginger Seabrook and Kathy Thompson, joined by Kathy Kunkelman and Karen Lutz, called in a crawl and a probable body pit right at the end of Boardwalk 3. Mike Vinson was called to probe and found nest 70. The 100 eggs were relocated to a safer area south of the crawl.

Tuesday, July 22 – Nest 71 and Nest 5 Inventory

Zone 1 walkers Lucy and Ray Hoover and Kathleen Airhart had to detour from the beach through the woods to avoid the incoming high tide but were rewarded with a nice crawl near the old pier. Lesley Gore and Judy Morr responded, and Jane Magioncalda came with Cami Duquet, our DNR liaison, who was on the island this morning observing. Nest 71 was detected and the 76 eggs were relocated to a safer location.


Nest 5 Inventory Results

Our first in situ nest inventory of the year was excellent! Nest 5 was found by Bill Greubel, Lynne Madison and Karen Preston. It hatched in 59 days. Photo Credit: Jackie Brooks

Egg Shells: 113
Unhatched Eggs: 5
Live Hatchlings: 1
Dead Hatchlings: 0
Hatch Success: 94.9%
Emergence Success: 94.1%

In case you are wondering what to compare these numbers to as the season progresses, these are our final numbers for last season:

Mean Hatch Success: 63.5%
Mean Emergence Success: 58.9%

Below are the last year’s numbers for the entire state of South Carolina. As you can see, we were well above average last season (and for several seasons before this). Each beach has its own challenges so it’s not always meaningful to make comparisons, but in general, 50% or above is a positive outcome. 

Mean Hatch Success: 45.3%
Mean Emergence Success: 42.8%

Over the next several weeks, nesting and hatching activities will overlap for our loggerheads until nesting tails off in August. Patrol members are so excited to see the first successful hatchlings of the 2021 season and you can continue to follow along with the patrol’s work through our website, siturtlepatrol.com, and our social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

-Submitted by Joshua Shilko

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August Issue of Currents

The August 2021 issue of Currents is now available.  Click here to read it or visit the SIPOA website and access it through the News dropdown menu. Once you access the August issue, you will notice the icons across the top that allow you to “Share,” “Download,” “Print,” or “Zoom.”

To receive SIPOA’s weekly Highlights email as well as special notices and alerts from SIPOA, please click here to sign up.

Email your comments and feedback to publiccomment@sipoa.org.

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Lake House Semi-Private Classes & More

The Seabrook Island Property Owners website, sipoa.org, includes everything you need to know about fitness classes, semi-private classes, cancellations, The Lake House Spa as well as The Lake House Guide. Once in the SIPOA website, look at the area close to the top of the home page. There is a dropdown menu with this information.

LAKE HOUSE SPA INFORMATION
The Lake House would like to welcome back Eva Black!
After welcoming a beautiful baby girl named Sawyer on June 8, we are excited to have Eva back at The Lake House. Please join us in saying congratulations and welcome back Eva!

To schedule a massage or facial, please email wellness@sipoa.org.

LAKE HOUSE SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES INFORMATION
The Lake House will be offering several Semi-Private Series.

For more information or to register for semi-private series, please contact The Lake House staff at: Wellness@sipoa.org.

Please note, Semi-Private classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. There are no drop-ins or refunds. Semi-private classes are not included in the monthly class pass and the fees for the entire class will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account. Semi-private classes and workshops are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Details on each series are below: 

MICHELLEFIT SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
Heat it up with cardio boxing circuits and burn it out with strength building core exercises. This class is an interval structure class that will allow you to work to your highest level of intensity, while also toning your abdominal. Blast fat and build muscles MichelleFIT!

When:August 2 – August 25 (2 workouts per week for 4 weeks)*
Time:Mondays at 4:00 pm, Wednesdays at 3:00 pm
Cost:$96 for the series ($12 per workout)*

Check out the short video for exercises that MichelleFIT will include: https://youtu.be/jOOE9ohuQ1U

CORE FLEX SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
Core flex is an hour-long class designed to focus on three essential elements of fitness; balance, core strength, and flexibility. The first 30 minutes will focus on balance and core, while the second half will focus on flexibility. This series is taught by Mark Durinsky.

When:August 2- September 9 (2 workouts per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Monday at 1:00 pm, Thursday at 1:00 pm
Cost:$120 for the series ($10 per workout)

Check out the short video for exercises that Core Flex will include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IXpym7DtI

BODY STRONG SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
This is a body, weight resistance, strength class. It focuses on becoming strong, confident, and stable in your own body. The class will primarily utilize your own body as resistant to achieve maximum strength and stability. It will incorporate some free weights and resistance bands at times to increase the challenge. Challenge yourself in new ways as you improve your endurance, muscle strength, and balance.

When:August 3 – September 10 (2 workouts per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, Friday at 2:00 pm
Cost:$120 for the series ($10 per workout)

HIIT EXPRESS SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
Short on time but still want to get in a great work out? This class is for you! This class incorporates a high intensity interval training that is sure to make you break a sweat and challenge your body, all in just 30 minutes.

When:August 3 – September 10 (2 workouts per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Tuesdays at 3:00 pm, Fridays at 3:00 pm
Cost:$120 for the series ($10 per workout)

AGED TO PERFECTION SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
This class is geared towards our perfectly aged Seabrook family. This will be a chair exercise focused class and is ideal for those who have difficulty moving without some sort of aid or assistance. It will be a fun, safe and effective class to regain mobility and strength. Last, but not least, we will finish each week with a wine social built into the later part of the class. Now that is what we really mean by aged to perfection!

When:August 3 – September 10  (1 workout per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Tuesday at 3:35 pm, Friday at 3:35 pm
Cost:$120 for the series ($10 per workout)

Check out the short video for exercises that Kayleigh will include in the above series:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioxz0MlZ1Uw

VIN TO YIN SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
We start the class with an energizing vinyasa sequence to warm the body, improve strength and build cardiovascular health. We will finish the class with deep stretches designed to relax and target the deep connective and fascia tissue of your body, increasing your flexibility.

When:August 4 – September 8 (1 workout per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Cost:$72 for the series ($12 per workout)

 Check out the short video for exercises that Core Flex will include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAQBIIBMAJA

CHAIR YOGA SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.  Benefits of chair yoga include improved flexibility, better concentration, increased strength, boost to your mood, reduced stress and joint strain. Whether you are recovering from surgery or looking to find an alternative to the up and down motions of traditional yoga, chair yoga can help.

When:August 4- August 25 (1 workout per week for 4 weeks)
Time:Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
Cost:$56 for the series

YIN YOGA SEMI-PRIVATE SERIES
Yin Yoga is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body. In Yin Yoga, floor-based poses are held passively for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues. The legs, hips and lower back are the main benefits of this practice. The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Movement and stretching hydrate fascia and literally help slow the aging process.

When:August 10 – August 31 (1 workout per week for 4 weeks)
Time:Tuesdays at 5:15 pm
Cost:$56 for the series

SPIN, STRENGTH, STRETCH
Spin, Strength, Stretch is a fully comprehensive fitness class. Utilizing the bikes for cardio, endurance, lung health and muscle development. The strength portion of the class will focus on the main muscle groups using hand-held weights or body weights. The stretch portion will focus on stretching the muscles that are used during the other portions of the class, leaving you feeling limber, flexible, and agile!

When:August 3 – September 7 (1 workout per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Tuesday at 11:15 am
Cost:$60 for the series ($10 per workout)

SIT DOWN AND GET FIT
This class offers all the benefits of a standing exercise, without the risk. Chair exercises will keep your joints flexible, improving your range of motion and mobility. They also strengthen and stabilize your muscles, resulting in improved balance, which is key for preventing falls and injuries. After a few weeks of regular chair exercise, you can expect to see an improvement in your health and fitness.

When:August 6 – September 10 (1 workout per week for 6 weeks)
Time:Friday at 11:15 am
Cost:$60 for the series ($10 per workout)

Check out the short video for exercises that Alison’s Semi-Private Series will include:  https://youtu.be/4i-qfCR9r5I

RIDESBI
Come join instructor Sarah Mae for the ride of your life! 

What is Spin?
Spinning is a group exercise class that focuses on strength, endurance, cardiovascular and recovery training while on a stationary bike. Sarah Mae brings her passion for running with a mix of high intensity endurance and cardio driven rides.

Never taken a Spin class? 
No problem, the great thing about Spin is that you can enjoy the energy of a group class while tailoring the experience to your individual fitness level and goals. You control your own RPM and resistance.

OPTION 1
This semi-private series will start at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 4.  Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot.  Classes will be held at The Lake House.  Please bring water and a towel to class.

When:September 4 – October 30 (1 workout per week for 9 weeks)
Time:Saturdays at 2:30 pm
Cost:$90 for the series

OPTION 2
This semi-private series will start at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Class will be held at The Lake House. Please bring water and a towel to class.

When:September 7 – October (1 workout per week for 8 weeks)
Time:Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Cost:$80 for the series

Come RideSBI with Sarah Mae!

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager

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Board of Zoning Appeals & Public Hearing – July 30

The Town of Seabrook Island Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a Virtual Public Hearing at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Click here to visit the Town’s Public Comment Portal webpage where you can access the variance application, find out how to participate in the meeting, and submit comments.

– Submitted by Seabrook Island Town Hall

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