Today, we honor those who have given their lives in the service of our country.
As a holiday to remember the fallen and honor their sacrifice, it began about 200 years ago and was known as Decoration Day. After World War II, it was renamed Memorial Day and in 1971 it became a federal holiday.
In observance of the holiday, the SIPOA Administration Office at 1202 Landfall Way and the offices of the Town of Seabrook Island at 2001 Seabrook Island Road will be closed.
Congratulations to Seabrookers’ Floyd DeAndrade, Page Maxwell, Jeff Pompe, and Patty Romano who finished the 2.4 mile open water Lowcountry Splash in Charleston Harbor on Saturday morning, May 26. Five hundred and seven swimmers, from ages 10 to 79, competed in the 17th Annual event. Jeff Pompe won first in his age category. Viewers of the event that finishes at Patriots Point, glimpsed competitors over the last ¾ of a mile, as they emerged from underneath the Ravenel Bridge and raced to the finish line beyond the USS Yorktown.
The next monthly Brown & White pickup is Friday, June 1.
Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am. 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 taken to the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 7 am and 2 pm. Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground.
If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown and White pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program. You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407.
Music on the Green
at Freshfields Village
June 1, 2018, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
featuring Groove Train
Come up to Freshfields Village for Music on the Green each Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm this summer. The complimentary concert series will feature a variety of local and regional bands. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to this family friendly event.
The concert on June 1st features Groove Train. No matter the occasion you can’t resist the dance floor when Groove Train takes the stage. Groove Train will captivate you with an exciting blend of music from the days of disco, groovy costumes, outrageous hairstyles, and showmanship.
Join in the 1st Annual “Sunset on The Stono” event on Sunday, June 3rd, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Island House on Johns Island. Sample delicious cuisine and libations provided by Johns Island restaurants, breweries and distilleries. Live music, specialty cocktails, a cigar lounge and a silent auction benefitting Begin With Books, a local childhood literary program, are just a few of the highlights at this inaugural venue on the Stono River.
Today’s Post & Courier Real Estate Supplement had a feature story written by Jim Parker on Charleston beach towns. In discussing real estate sales, it said that Seabrook Island’s median prices “ballooned 37.1% in 2017 to $480,000 according to the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.” The article went on to say that “Seabrook Island posted the largest year-to-year jump in sales to 197 last year.” Read the entire P & C article. Click Here
While enjoying the beach over this Memorial Day weekend, remember it is nesting season for our shorebirds. For more information on our shorebirds and how to avoid disturbing their nests, click here to check out the article “South Carolina’s nesting shorebirds face increased threat as beach season approaches” in the May 26, 2018 Post & Courier.
A Seabrook artist will be judging this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
Painter Gary Kunkelman, who works in a variety of media and subject areas, is one of two art exhibition jurors for the 2018 show. Gary is Co-President of Seabrook Island Artist Guild.
The jurors will select 1st through 4th place overall winners as well as 14 sponsored awards. Among activities at the free 17 day event in Marion Square is a demo by Seabrooker Colleen Wiessmann on “Contemporary Abstract Painting In Mixed Media” on Saturday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m.
The 39th annual exhibit presents the work of more than 80 juried artists. Judging is on the first day of the exhibit, May 25. The show continues through June 11.
As you know there will be Statewide Primary elections on June 12th.
Voter Registration: The voter registration period for this election closed on May 12th.
Absentee Ballot: You may vote by Absentee Ballot either in person or mailing in your ballot. If you want to vote by Absentee Ballot, the process for doing that is very simple. You go to the South Carolina Board of Elections and Voter Registration website (click here), click on vote by absentee ballot, answer a few questions and send it off. There is a long list of reasons people can vote by absentee ballot, most of which are not applicable to Seabrookers. The main criteria that allows us to vote absentee status is being 65 or older. Other possibilities include being a caretaker for a sick or disabled person, being physically disabled, or on vacation on Election Day. If you want to check all the options, go to the website above and you’ll find a lengthy list.
If you wish to vote absentee ballot in person, you can do that at the South Carolina Board of Elections and Voter Registration, which is located at 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston, SC (off of Leeds Avenue).
-Seabrookers will vote at the Lake House.
-The polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Voters in line at 7 PM will be allowed to vote.
-Curbside voting will be available to voters with a physical disability.
-Voters will need to bring a current/unexpired photo ID to the poll. Acceptable photo ID’s include: South Carolina Driver’s License, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card, South Carolina Voter Registration Card with a photograph, Federal Military Identification Card with photograph, or U.S. Passport.
– One other note: Voters who have changed address since the last election may need to confirm their new address when checking in at the poll. Therefore, it would be helpful to bring a Driver’s License, utility bill, bank statement or paycheck showing the new address.
In South Carolina there is one Election Day for both Republican and Democratic Primary candidates. Voters are not required to vote for candidates in the political party to which they are registered. Therefore, when checking in at the desk, the Poll Manager will ask each voter in which political party’s Primary you wish to vote. This is to ensure you receive the correct ballot, Republican or Democratic.