Seabrook Island Garden Club meets March 10

Inside the Tree House with Ginger Summers
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Seabrook Island Lake House
9:30 AM

The Tree House, is a unique garden shop located on John’s Island and strives to offer the best home and garden products on the market. The shop is stocked with a variety of items, many produced by local artisans and crafters including; clay jewelry, hand carts, garden stools, benches, joggling boards, local photography, hand painted art work, and beautiful silk florals. The Tree House is a family owned business and through its affiliated company, Joe Summers Landscape Construction Inc. you can also count on professional landscaping consultation and full service installation.  unnamed

For the inside scoop on the vision and services offered at the Tree House, please join the Seabrook Island Garden Club as we welcome owner, Ginger Summers. Ginger will bring a little part of the “Tree House” to all of us at Seabrook. Getting to know her and her colorful visions should brighten anyone’s day.

The Seabrook Island Garden Club welcomes all Seabrook Island neighbors, friends and guests. We hope to see you there!

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Alberta Barron

Woolfe Street Playhouse: Sex with Strangers – March 16-24

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March 16 – 24

Written by Laura Eason
Directed by Robbie Thomas

Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous blogger — and 28. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B, a steamy romance erupts. Passion, intellect and secret agendas clash in Sex With Strangers. This smart, tantalizing take on modern love flirts with the ever-blurring line between public and private in our digital age.

Click here for tickets and information.

(Photo credit:  Woolfe Street Playhouse website)

-Tidelines Editor

Charleston Antiques Show – March 17-19

antiquesThe Charleston Antiques Show…with Design in Mind

Opening Night Preview Party: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Show Dates: Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19, 2017

Don’t miss what will be a banner year for the show as Historic Charleston Foundation celebrates its 70th Anniversary! A sumptuous new venue (Gaillard Center) and more design, the Charleston Antiques Show promises to delight the expert eyes of seasoned collectors and open an exciting world to new collectors and design enthusiasts.

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UnEd!ted Presents Beatles, Bach and Beer: Holy City Tour-A Week in the Holy City with the Bachstars & Friends – March 15-19

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Beatles Bach and Beer: Holy City Tour – A week in the Holy City with the Bachstars and Friends

Various Venues, Dates and Times

UNED!TED’s beloved Bachstars (Hazel Ketchum, John Holenko, Jonathan Gray, Tom Morley and and Laura Ball) return for a whirlwind week of music and family friendly fun! From concerts to contra dances and even some Irish fiddling, these musicians will keep you on your toes and bring you to your feet! Come to one event, come to them all!! We’re going for at least 8 plays this week! The Holy City tour features free, educational and ticketed events in a first ever week in residency sponsored by UNED!TED, the Cooper School and Classical Sundays.

Tickets and More information at
Contact: Laura Ball, 843-810-9708

March 15– 7:30pm Unitarian Church – Kickoff Concert with the Bachstars! 4 Archdale Street, Charleston$25 adults, $10 students, $20 senior

March 16 – POHO  on the Deck
Hungry Monk Thursdays: with the Bachstars– 6-9pm, Pourhouse at 1977 Maybank Highway, FREE*

*March 17* – St. Pat’s concert at the Cooper School.  This event is for students enrolled at the Cooper School.bbb-2017

March 17 – 7:30-10:30pm Contra Dance with special guests, The Bachstars – Advent Church in North Charleston, 3347 Rivers Avenue, $8

March 18 – An ‘All Request’ Hour at Hungry Monk 7pm
*Special Opening Act: Beatles and Bach student showcase.  For the first time ever, the Backstars invite the audience to choose the setlist. Anything in the Beatles catalogue is fair game. Try and stump our musicians with your favorite Rock or Bach requests.  BYO-Beverage – $10, $5 students

March 19 – Classical Sundays featuring Hazel Ketchum and Tom Morley as Tradd Street, Irish fiddle and guitar duo, 4:00pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC, FREE

The musical stylings and shenanigans of American Duo Tradd Street (formerly “Banna de Dha”, band of two) bring the songs and sound of Ireland to Holy Spirit in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy the musical festivities as these two virtuosos – Hazel Ketchum, acoustic guitar, and Tom Morley, Irish fiddle – delight our afternoon audience. Two instruments, two musical paths, two visions combined to make one sound – contemporary yet timeless!

(Photo Credit: Adam Chandler)

-Submitted by Laura Ball, Music Director, Holy Spirit Catholic Church

SIPOA President’s Letter

Thanks to the Property Owners who participated in the 2017 vote.

On behalf of the SIPOA Board, I want to welcome the new Board members who were elected for a 3-year term at SIPOA’s February 18, 2017, Annual Meeting. They are, alphabetically: Con Constandis, Guy Gimson (2nd term), Dennis Pescitelli, and Ed Williams. Veronica L’Allier and Stephen Montagu-Pollock were elected to the Nominating Committee for two-year terms. We have an exciting year ahead with:

The inauguration of the new Gatehouse and improved electronic gate access;
enhanced Website and new mobile communications,
more user-friendly information access,
online meeting plans,
a 2:47 PM Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21; and, of course,
SIPOA’s usual annual event calendar.

In this first monthly SIPOA President’s communication, I would like to offer some thoughts about SIPOA Board procedures for the 2017-2018 period.
The Board’s primary role is governance with the mission stated in the Bylaws of acting for the common good of sustaining and enhancing property values and the quality of life in the Seabrook Island community.
The Board conducts its business primarily through Standing and Special Committees and work of the Executive Committee of officers elected by Board members. These Committees generally meet monthly.
Board members typically are responsible for chair and vice-chair Standing Committee responsibilities, and Property Owner volunteers serve as Committee members. The outputs of Committee actions are motions sent to the Board for discussion and consideration.
The SIPOA Bylaws outline responsibilities of Standing Committees and the Board approves the mission of Special Committees as needed. For example, the Election Improvement Special Committee, co-chaired by two Board members, is expected to have recommendations for improving processes for the 2018 Annual Meeting Election for Board consideration in early summer.

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Council of Villa Associations and Regimes (COVAR) Officers Election, February 22

On February 22, 2017, a COVAR Officers Election Ballot for 2017-2018 and supporting biographical documents and position statements were mailed to the president of each of Seabrook Island’s 41 associations/regimes, who are their organization’s respective COVAR voting members. The deadline to cast their ballots is March 8. The results will be announced to each president and candidate on March 10 and to the public at the COVAR meeting on the following day. The new slate of officers will assume office at the end of that meeting.

This is a contested election between Allan Keener and Philip Squire for President, Gary Quigley and Mary Torello for Vice President and Floyd DeAndrade and Cherie Squire for Treasurer with Cindy Brown running unopposed for Secretary. Under these circumstances, it is very important that villa owners ensure that their respective associations/regimes exercise their voting rights in order to have a say in determining COVAR’s future course.

-Submitted by Allan W. Keener, President, COVAR

Congressman Sanford’s Staff at Town Hall, Tuesday, February 28

A reminder to all Seabrook residents from Mayor Ciancio:

A member of Congressman Sanford’s staff will be in the conference room at the Seabrook Island Town Hall, between 1:30 and 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28. Satellite office hours are being conducted around the district by the Congressman’s staff in order to be as accessible as possible to constituents who require assistance with federal agencies, including Medicare, Veterans Affairs, Social Security, and the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally,and anyone wishing to express an opinion or ask a question is welcome to stop by. Representative Sanford is not schedule to be in attendance at these events.

-Tidelines Editor

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting, February 28, at 2:30pm at Town Hall


  1. Pledge of Allegiance-Call to Order-Roll Call-Freedom of Information
  2. Minutes – Town Council Meeting of January 24, 2017

Public Hearing of January 24, 2017

Ways & Means Committee Meeting of February 21, 2017

  1. Financials – For the Month of January 2017
  2. Citizens/Guests Presentations, Comments:
  3. Reports of Standing Committees, Commissions, Boards:

Public Safety/Club Long Range Planning Committee – John Gregg

  • Disaster Awareness Day Expenditure – $6,000

Communications/Environmental – Jody Turner

  • DNR’s January 26, 2017, Visit to Seabrook Island

Advertising & Public Relations/Special Projects – John Wells

  • Update on G. Robert George & Assoc.

Community Relations – Skip Crane

  • Update on Bohicket Marina
  • Town – Collection Point for American Flags
  • Lou Hammond Group – Response to Website Audit & Results of 2/24/17 Meeting – Motion to Accept their Advertising/PR Proposal
  • Property Owners Association Election Results
  • Public Meetings Regarding New FEMA Flood Maps

Ways & Means                                                

Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals


  1. Reports of Ad Hoc Committees:


  1. Reports of Town Officers:


  • TSA Pre-Check
  • Business License Standardization Act
  • Transfer of Funds to Emergency Fund

Town Administrator/Zoning Administrator

Town Council Members

Utility Commission


  1. Petitions Received, Referred or Disposed of: None


  1. Ordinances for First Reading: None
  2. Ordinances for Second Reading:
  • Ordinance 2017-01, An Ordinance to Rezone 1196 Oyster Catcher Court and 3234 Middle Dam from the Single-Family Residential District to the Agricultural-Conservation District


  1. Miscellaneous Business


  1. Citizens Comments


  1. Adjourn

Submitted by

Faye Allbritton, SI Town Clerk/Treasurer

Please Drive Slowly in the Gate House Construction Area

Please help us keep our construction workers safe!

Gate House construction is progressing well.  Beginning today, the contractor will be installing siding and working on stormwater piping.  This work will take place in very close proximity to the travel lanes.  We do not anticipate any lane closures, but we do want to ask everyone to keep worker safety in mind while driving in this area.  Please drive slowly and obey the 15 MPH posted speed limit signs.  Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

– Submitted by SIPOA

Brown & White Pickup March 3

thThe next monthly Brown & White pickup day is Friday, March 3. Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00am. Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling. Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be dropped off at the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning.

– Submitted by Tidelines Editor