Winter Weather Advisory – Sunday, December 31

The National Weather Service in Charleston has just issued the following Winter Weather Advisory:

Expect light freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet for the Savannah Metro and far southern South Carolina late tonight into Monday morning.

You might want to bring in any fragile plants or cover them this evening.

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Museum Mile Month – January 2018

Museum_MileDuring the month of January 2018, local residents are invited to enjoy access to participating Museum Mile sites with the purchase of one low ticket price! With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits your schedule. It is a wonderful way to explore, learn about, and enjoy all that the beautiful city of Charleston has to offer! Below is a list of the eleven participating sites:

  • Aiken-Rhett House Museum
  • The Charleston Museum
  • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
    – Adults must be with a child (10 and under) to be admitted
  • Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Joseph Manigault House
  • Confederate Museum
  • The Powder Magazine
  • Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Heyward-Washington House
  • Nathaniel Russell House Museum
  • The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • Edmondston-Alston House

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children.
For more information visit

(Image credit:  Charleston Museum Mile website)

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D.I.R.T. is hosting a 2018 Genealogy Fair

Genealogy logo

The Seabrook Island genealogy club, Digging Into Roots Together (D.I.R.T.) is hosting a terrific event on January 10, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Live Oak Hall, Lake House.

Come and join us, there will be fun games, trivia, mapping your ancestor, getting to know others with the same interests, a place to start learning about recording your own family history and genealogy, and learn about DNA testing. We will have guests from the Charleston Family History Center as well as the South Carolina Room (Charleston Public Library) to answer your questions. This event will kick off our 2018 sessions as well as our fifth year!

We are an active club with over 50 members doing genealogical research, some are beginners and some are experts, we all work together to enjoy this fun hobby. Learn how to take all those family records and digitize them for future generations. Please bring your friends who might be interested as well.

We look forward to meeting you on January 10.


-Submitted by Lynn D Baker

Bring a Guest to a CSO Performance for Free!

CSO Brahms Jan 2018

Reschedules from September 15 and 16 , 2017, Due to Hurricane Irma

Music Director, Ken Lam, conducts the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in Johannes Brahms’ joyous Symphony No. 2. This exciting program opens with Dvořák’s tone poem, Midday Witch, based on an eerie Czech folktale. The first half concludes with Robert Schumann’s beautiful and lyrical Cello Concerto in A minor, featuring CSO Principal Cellist, Norbert Lewandowski.


Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Midday Witch, Op. 108
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Symphony No. 2 in D major
.       I. Allegro non troppo
.       II. Adagio non troppo
.       III. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
      IV. Allegro con spirito

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(Photo credit:  CGC Marketing)

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Board of Directors Candidate – Warren Weber


After living on Seabrook Island for 5 years, I am running for the SIPOA Board of Directors to contribute to SIPOA’s financial planning and budgeting to insure that the Island’s needs are met in a fiscally prudent manner. In particular, I am seeking to fill the Treasurer vacancy that will be created when John Feldman leaves that position in February. I think I have experience and skill set to fulfill the Treasurer’s responsibilities and to provide continuity with the SIPOA Finance Committee.

I have served on the Finance Committee for the past three years. This experience has given me in-depth familiarity with SIPOA’s asset and liability accounts, its income and expense categories, and its operating and capital budgeting procedures. I enjoy good working relationships with the SIPOA staff involved with expenses and budgeting. Further, I hold a Ph.D. in economics, have taught at several major universities, and retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as Senior Research Officer. During my 45 years as an economist, my focus has been money and banking, so I am very familiar with income statements, balance sheets and financial markets. I am also aware that all policy decisions involve trade offs (there are no free lunches) and that incentives are important (skin in the game matters).

In addition to the Finance Committee, I served on the Long Range Planning Committee for 4 years. This experience familiarized me with several of the critical needs the island will face over the next 10 to 20 years. We should:  improve road drainage on a continuing basis, due to the rise in sea level associated with global warming; replace and upgrade roads beginning in the next 5 to 10 years; re-cut the spit in 10 to 15 years; and begin mitigating the safety and congestion concerns as the Island builds out and ensure that our amenities continue to be attractive to the changing needs of prospective new property owners.

I also served on the Club’s Racquet Sports and Membership Committees (2 years each). Recently, I joined the Exchange Club and became a member of its Board.

My wife, Lee, and I vacationed on Seabrook Island for many years. In February 2012, we decided to retire here and bought a lot. We moved here permanently from Minneapolis early the following year and into the house we built in December 2013. We have been married for 51 years and have two children and four grandchildren. Lee and I are very happy with our decision to retire here. Seabrook Island is wonderful place to live. It is filled with friendly, interesting and caring people. It is naturally beautiful and has great amenities.

I enjoy playing tennis, cycling, a good glass of wine and economics.

-Submitted by the Nominating Committee

REMINDER: Splash into the New Year with a Brisk Dip!

The Seabrook Island Swim Club is hosting the second annual Polar Bear Plunge at North Beach with splash down at 10:30am sharp on New Year’s Day!  With a bonfire and hot chocolate provided, perhaps you can even bring some s’mores to roast.  Everyone is invited…bring your kids, grandkids and guests.  Show up to splash or just join in the festivities and wish your fellow Seabrookers a Happy New Year!

Come out and cheer on some hearty souls.  Hope to see you there!

(Photo Credit:  Island Connection photographer)

-Submitted by Veronica L’Allier


Full Moon Bonfire – Cancelled for January

moon Due to the holiday and a forecast of inclement weather, the January Full Moon Bonfire has been CANCELLED. Hopefully the February Blue Moon celebrated on February 1 will be better.

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

  • Thursday, February 1 (Another reschedule due to conflict with Seabrook Island Birders event)
  • Thursday, March 1
  • Saturday, March 31

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

January 1 is the date of full moon which is known as the Full Wolf Moon.

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Lowcountry Oyster Festival – January 28

Who’s ready to do some serious oyster shucking? How does 80,000 pounds of oysters sound? The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeast Tourism Society.

Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste.

Oyster knives and gloves will be available for purchase at the event.

Click here for tickets and information.

When:  Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where:  Boone Hall Plantation (1235 Longpoint Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464)

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a charity fundraiser benefiting: The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.

(Photo credit:  CVB website)

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Lake House Special Promotion

Happy New Year Friends! It’s that time of the year again – Rev up your fitness routine and recommit to doing something GREAT for YOURSELF!

During the month of January, Lake House Personal Trainer Kelly Bowling is offering discounted packages to NEW CLIENTS during select times between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Purchase 6 PT sessions and get the 7th session FREE!!!
These appointments will fill up fast!

For more information or to book now please email Kelly at and get a jump on your Fitness & Wellness Goals for 2018!

-Submitted by the Lake House

REMINDER: Trash, Debris and Contractor Holiday Schedules

Holiday Trash Schedule
Trash and recycling will be picked up on the Tuesday (1/2/18) after New Year’s Day. Normal trash pickup will resume on the following Monday (1/8/18).

Holiday Yard Debris Schedule
Yard debris will be picked up on the Tuesday (1/2/18) after New Year’s Day.
Normal pickup will resume on the following Monday (1/8/18).
*Christmas trees are part of yard debris pickup.

Contractor Work
Saturday 12/30/17 – Normal contractor work
Sunday 12/31/17 – No contractor work
Monday 1/1/18 – No contractor work

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