New Semi-Private Yoga Series – Slow Flow Yoga

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Wednesdays* October 5th – November 16th * 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Join instructor, Natasha Stevens, for a new semi private series, Slow Flow Yoga at The Lake House.

Building on the basic sun salutes, this class takes out some of the momentum of classic vinyasa flow, to help build deeper muscular awareness and control.

Enjoy the challenge of balance poses, forward and back bends and hip openers.
This class is open to all levels.

This 7 week series begins Wednesday, October 5th and will runs until November 16th.

Cost for the series is $99. No drop-ins permitted. Class size is limited to 8 participants.

Please contact Natasha Stevens at to register.

Submitted by The Lake House

SIPOA Executive Director’s Report, September 30, 2016

The following is an operational summary of our activities in August and early September.

Pete Pelay, G4S Security Account Manager, left G4S for employment with another company. Jennifer Miller has been appointed as Account Manager.

Lake House & Community Center:
The Beach Award Celebration/Sock Hop on August 26th was very successful. Many people attended the afternoon beach activities of kite flying, corn hole, and bocce ball, and the food truck was a big hit! The sock hop was also well attended. Many people have asked that we make Beach Celebration Day an annual event!

ARC Activity:
New Homes Applications Pending = 17
New Homes Approved, not yet started = 7
New Homes Under Construction = 17
New Homes Complete YTD = 10

Repair & Maintenance Projects:
Maintenance Projects Approved in August = 43
Maintenance Projects Approved YTD = 445

Operations & Maintenance:
The tropical storm on September 2, 2016 was less severe than forecast. There were a few downed trees, little rain, but due to the nature of the debris, which included small branches that weren’t bagged, the cleanup took longer than anticipated. We will continue to remind owners to bag their yard debris as our regulations require, and also to remind contractors that they can’t leave debris curbside.

In anticipation of the storm, we decided to use this event as a practice drill and lowered the lakes, prepared the generator to run the Admin Office if necessary, arranged for street cleaning the day following the storm, monitored weather and road alerts and had security officers on standby for downed trees or other emergencies. Fortunately the storm did little damage, but each exercise is a learning experience.

The Audubon International Sustainable Communities Committee has been meeting to work on Phase 2 of the certification process. They will be holding several community forums to receive owner input on specific focus areas during the next two months. We hope to have the Audubon International program director at the November forum. Please watch the e-blast and Tidelines for the dates and times.

From September 14th – 18th the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Large Scale Managers Annual Conference was held in Charleston. Participants from large scale communities in the US, Australia and Dubai toured Daniel, Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. On September 16th, 140 managers toured the Lake House, Beach Club and Island House, and attended lunch and educational sessions here. Many participants told me that Seabrook was the most impressive of the three communities they visited – and this is a tough group to impress! Many thanks to the SIPOA staff, who all came together to organize the event and welcome the guests, our Lake House volunteer tour guides Janet Gorski, Julie McCulloch, speakers Tim Kana, Steve Hirsh, Janet Gorski, David Allen and Ron Ciancio, and bus captain Katrina Burrell for making the day a success.

Heather Paton
SIPOA Executive Director

Town Council Contracts With Meducare Air

The Town announced this past Tuesday, 9/27/16, at the Town Council meeting,  that it has secured a contract with Meducare Air, which provides air transport in cases of emergency.

Below is a press release from Meducare Air.  In addition, you can click here to see their poster and the locations of their services.

Town of Seabrook Island, SC, Signs Agreement to
Provide Membership to Residents

“SEABROOK ISLAND, SC – August 30, 2016 – The Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, has entered into an agreement
with Meducare Air, an air ambulance provider, extending county-wide membership benefits to residents.

Even with medical insurance, an air ambulance transport may leave patients and their families with unexpected out-of-pocket
expenses. In the event a Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, resident is flown by Meducare Air, or any
AirMedCare Network participating provider, for a life- or limb-threatening emergency from within Charleston County
South Carolina, that AMCN-participating air medical service will work with that resident’s insurance provider to secure
payment for the flight. Whatever the resident’s insurance provider pays is considered payment in full. If the resident
transported is uninsured at the time of transport, Med-Trans Corporation will bill the resident at the “Medicare
Allowable Rate” for the transport.

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One of the most rewarding and enriching activities we can undertake is volunteering.

Helping others gives our lives a true sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment.  Not only does it connect us with others in a unique way, but it allows us to use our unique skills and abilities. Most importantly, it brings together as a community to improve our lives and those around us.

Volunteering brings out the best in all of us and generates positive goodwill, with no downside. It is truly the classic, win-win!

We would like to highlight three volunteer opportunities, The AARP Tax-Aide Program, The Art Program at the VA Hospital, and Habitat for Humanity.   More opportunities can be found on the SIPOA website:

You can also submit your organization to be listed on the SIPOA website.

The AARP Tax-Aide Program

This program provides free personal income tax preparation to low and middle income tax payers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.  They are seeking volunteers to train as Tax Counselors.

Tax counselors receive extensive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS exam. There will also be additional training in computer tax preparation.

You will help customers one-on-one at tax sites. Counselors are expected to be available for at least 4 hours per week during the February 1 to April 15, 2017 tax season.

Contact the Charleston District Recruitment Coordinator, Susan Ditterline, at 843-568-0305, or email for more information.

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Angel Oak Award

Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

Angel Oak Award

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club presents an annual award to recognize a person who performs volunteer services which contribute significantly to the people and/or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/or Seabrook Island.

The award is called the Angel Oak Award and is named after a historic tree on Johns Island which clearly represents the people, culture, and natural environment of the islands.

The recipient need not live on the aforementioned islands but the service noted for the award must have been performed on the islands.

The recipient will be recognized at a banquet to be held on April 5, 2017. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $5000 which he/she can designate for assignment to a charitable organization servicing the islands. The recipient will also receive a memento and have his/her name inscribed on the Angel Oak Trophy which is permanently displayed on the islands.

The Exchange Club is seeking nominations from the public. Nominations for the 2016 award must be received by October 21, 2016. More information about the club and as well as nomination forms can be found on the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club website at

Please contact Alan Armstrong at or 843-768-9252 if you have any questions.

Submitted by Alan Armstrong

Fleming Welcome Party Open for All

2016 Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay Court State Championship and National Mixed Doubles Gold Ball Championship Thursday evening Player’s Welcome Party is now open for all Seabrookers

Please join us for the Alan Fleming Senior Open Tennis Championships welcome party hosted in the Island House Atlantic Ballroom Thursday, October 6, at 6:30 pm.

The welcome party theme celebrates “Tennis in the South” featuring heavy Hors D’oeuvres: Watermelon Feta Salad, Veggie Cups and Dip, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Mac N Cheese, Shrimp and Grits, Mini Chocolate Pies, Peach Cobbler Bars, Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes, with Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks included.

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Charleston Gaillard Center: Gladys Knight – November 11th

gladysCharleston Gaillard Center Presents:  An Evening With Gladys Knight

Click here for tickets.

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Knight first got her start when she was just sixteen, with Gladys Knight & The Pips. The group debuted their first album in 1960. With Knight singing lead and The Pips providing lush harmonies and graceful choreography, the group went on to achieve icon status, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Top 20 hits, like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman”.

(Photo credit:  CGC website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

SINHG Tour of Charleston Churches


The weather was great for a wonderful tour of downtown churches that highlighted why Charleston is so often described as ‘The Holy City.’

Our guide, Carol Ezell-Gilson, moved us smoothly from one church to another along the patchwork sidewalks of downtown streets and through the Gateway Walk—a path through several churchyards that culminates in a quiet, albeit densely overgrown cemetery (overgrown by choice and through great attention and care by the Garden Club of Charleston!).

We heard about the architects who envisioned these beautiful houses of worship and the different architectural styles and ornamentation they employed to inspire reverence: the ironwork, stained glass windows, church bells, soaring steeples, etc. We also learned much about the building and rebuilding of many of these structures which, over time, have been damaged by both natural and man-made catastrophes.

It was a day jam-packed with facts—more than we’ll ever be able to remember. SINHG has run this trip successfully in the past and we’re likely to run it again in the near future. Be sure to look for it—Carol Ezell-Gilson’s tours are incredibly popular simply because they’re so very good!

Submitted by Kathy Pompe

Additional Sip and Shop to Benefit Respite Care

scout-mollyAs part of activities associated with the Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament on Seabrook Island, Scout & Molly’s boutique in Freshfields Village will host a Sip & Shop event from 12 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, October 8. The boutique features women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories.

respite-careRefreshments will be served, and 15% of all proceeds during this time will benefit Respite Care of Charleston, the beneficiary charity of the 2016 Fleming Tournament.

-Sally Kimball


SINHG Presents “What’s New at McLeod Plantation on October 13th

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On Thursday, October 13th the Seabrook Island Natural History Group will present Shawn Halifax, the Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator for McLeod Plantation. Mr. Halifax’ topic is “What’s New at McLeod Plantation”. The Plantation is located at the corner of Maybank Highway and Folly Road on James Island. The 37-acre historical site has deep roots in Charleston’s history dating back before the Civil War. The McLeod Plantation has preserved buildings like the McLeod’s main home which sits next to a massive 600 year old oak tree. There are also smaller homes where slaves, and then freed men lived, a cemetery a renovated dock and a cotton gin.
The preservationists hope the plantation will be a place where people come together and discuss the history that shaped our society today. “We look at ways to improve how we live today based on some of the things that happened in the past. It’s all kind of interconnected.” said Halifax.

Refreshments – 7:00 PM Program – 7:30 PM
Location – Lake House
All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome. There is a $5 donation for non SINHG members. Information about future programs and SINHG membership can be found at the SINHG web site,


Submitted by Gary Fansler


Classical Sundays Concert Series

classicalsundaysA new concert series, entitled “Classical Sundays” is starting at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  This free concert series will feature exceptional soloists and chamber artists in an acoustically harmonious and inspirational setting.  The Inaugural Concert will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 4pm.

Debra Sherill-Ward, who plays horn, is the featured performer.  She will be playing –

-Robert Schumann adagio and allegro, op. 70

-Olivier Messaian appel interstellaire

-Reinhold Gliere allegro and andante concerto for horn and orchestra in B-flat Maj. and

-Hermann Neuling bagatelle for low horn

All performances last approximately one hour and are open to the public.  Tickets are not required.  Donations can be given at the door.  The church is located at 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC.

(Poster credit:  HSCC)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor