Backup on Bohicket Road

Mike Gorski from Island Transportation reported at 3:30pm that there’s a tree down on Bohicket Road before the Angel Oak turn off.  The traffic is backed up in both directions and it’s building, with one lane getting through at a time.  Firetrucks are on the scene, but it will take a while to clear the tree off the road.  He suggests taking River Road to get on or off the Island.

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CPAC: Beach Blanket Big Band – Until July 15

Beach Blanket Big Band
June 15-July 15
Charleston Performing Arts Center
873 Folly Road

The Charleston Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is excited to present, “Beach Blanket Big Band”, running June 15-July 15th! Let’s go to the Hop with Sue, Jasper, Linda, Charles, and Patricia! Together, this group of high school friends perform a summer show, “Beach Blanket Big Band”, to help their friend Danny receive his diploma! These teens will rock & roll, bop and stroll through the 50’s to all your favorite tunes! You’ll fall in love with this kitchy 50’s-inspired sitcom musical. Fun for the entire family!  Click here for tickets.

(Image credit:  CPAC website)

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Interns Survey Asphalt Conditions on Our Roads

Engineering InternsHave you noticed two college students working around Seabrook Island in recent weeks surveying the roads, taking measurements and recording data? Meet Lillian Kome and Kaiser Rich. These are the summer interns hired by Steve Hirsch, the Director of Engineering for SIPOA. For the past several years, summer interns have worked under Steve’s supervision on special projects to address the infrastructure needs of the island. Past projects have included a lake management program, a stormwater master plan, and a stormwater pipe rehabilitation plan. This year’s project involves assessing asphalt conditions, determining when road areas will need to be repaved and anticipating long-term budget implications for this work.

Interns are recruited from engineering and related programs of study in area colleges including The Citadel, Clemson, and the South Carolina state college system. In Steve’s words, he selects the best of the best from the pool of applicants, as he did when he hired Lillian Kome and Kaiser Rich. Both are intelligent, motivated, rising seniors at Clemson, though they didn’t know each other prior to this internship. Lillian’s major is biosystems engineering while Kaiser’s is environmental engineering. What they share in common is their concern for the environment and their attraction to engineering as a path to problem-solving.

Neither Lillian nor Kaiser had ever done work with asphalt prior to coming to Seabrook Island and readily admitted they faced a steep learning curve. They began by researching about asphalt, exploring various resources, and attending training sessions sponsored by the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association. Once armed with this knowledge, they began their fieldwork. In the mornings they surveyed the roads in defined sections looking for signs of distress, such as cracking and the protrusion of tree roots, and collected their data. In the afternoons, the data was entered into Excel spreadsheets and mapped onto a working diagram of the roads.  For this, they use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which is an analytical computerized mapping tool that shows spatial locations and relationships.

Overall, these data are being compiled to determine a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for all of the roads on Seabrook. Their findings will be included in a report to  SIPOA, which will guide the planning of future road rehabilitation needs. The report is due to be released shortly. The good news is that at this point, they have not identified any “red flags” of immediate concern.

Both Lillian and Kaiser are natives of South Carolina. Lillian is from the Upstate near Clemson and Kaiser from Charleston. Neither had been to Seabrook Island before their first day of work here and they are enamored of the natural beauty that surrounds us on this island. They have been so busy working on the asphalt project that they haven’t gotten to spend any time on the beach yet. Let’s hope they have a chance to experience the beach before their internship ends on August 10 and they head back to their formal studies at Clemson….and if you see them on the roads, give them a wave and a shout out!

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#4 Hurricane Hint: Gather Important Documents

In the event of a hurricane or other disaster, you will want to make sure you have important documents in a safe place.

Most of us have our homeowner, wind and hail, flood and other insurance policies in hardcopy as well as online. Take a few minutes now to review them to make sure you know what is covered. Check with your insurance agent if you have any questions.

Scan to your computer or the cloud your personal documents such as your marriage license, divorce decree, birth certificates, passports, wills, deeds, Social Security cards, mortgage documents, car titles, receipts for valuable objects, serial numbers for expensive devices, and tax, banking, and other important documents. If you don’t know how to scan documents to your computer, ask your children or grandkids, or get a computer service to help you. No help from that quarter? Then gather together your important documents in a Ziploc bag placed where you can easily grab it as you evacuate your home.

You also might consider receiving important bills electronically since you may not be home to receive them or mail delivery may be interrupted. Make use of the online bill paying feature offered by your bank.

Now would also be a good time to take an inventory and make a video of your house contents. Most of us can take videos with our smartphones. You might save the video to the cloud or to a hard drive that you can take with you.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

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SI’s Independence Day Fireworks Display

fireworks_family_photo_June_2018Everyone is invited and no reservations are necessary for this all island event.

Where: The Seabrook Island Club Driving Range
Tuesday, July 3
x             4:00 pm Range Opens
x             6:00 pm Bars/Food/Music
x             Approx. 9:00 pm – Fireworks Display

The Town of Seabrook sponsored fireworks exhibition scheduled for Monday, July 3 will be behind the Island House on the driving range. We will picnic on the practice golf range and the Club will offer a cash bar & BBQ grills. There will be live music & fun for the whole family! The fireworks will go off from the 9th Fairway.

Additional Information:

  • Rain date is Thursday, July 5.
  • Spectator area which is the Club’s driving range will open at 4:00 pm.
  • No grills or open flames will be permitted.
  • The club will provide a Cap’n Sams grill & bar service starting at 6:00 pm. Member charges, amenity cards & cash will be accepted.
  • Due to South Carolina ABC regulations, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • No dogs are permitted at the event except service animals.

Limited to NO Parking will be Available at the Island House

Two large buses will be running on a continuous shuttle loop.

  • One loop will go from Seabrook Island Real Estate to Island House and the other from the Lake House to the Island House. Each loop is expected to take about 25 minutes.
  • Guest Shuttle service will begin at 5:00 pm and the last loop will depart the Island House at 10:00 pm

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(Image credit: Christmas Parties Unlimited website)

CCPRC: Uncle Sam Jam July 4

The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission present Uncle Sam Jam on July 4th at the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Enjoy the harbor breezes and live music at the perfect venue for celebrating our independence – the Mount Pleasant Pier! At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will also be a great spot to watch the area’s best fireworks displays! Join our party at the end of the pier, and groove to live music from Ellen Drive.

Admission fee applies.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Event Details

  • Only 800 tickets will be sold.
  • No refunds issued or rain date scheduled.
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase. ID is required to purchase alcohol.
  • A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.
  • Photo ID required to gain entry.
  • Chairs are welcome, as seating is limited.
  • Outside alcohol, food, and coolers are prohibited.
  • No pets allowed.

The front section of the pier will still be open to regular visitors for fireworks viewing for no admission fee.

We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes. Park schedule and fees are subject to change without notice.

(Image credit:  CCPRC website)

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Annual 4th of July Holiday Art and Craft Sale – July 2

The Seabrook Artist Guild and Photography Club will host its annual Art and Craft sale on Monday, July 2nd between 12noon and 6:00pm with a “Meet the Artists Reception” from 4:00-6:00pm. The show will be held in the Live Oak Room at the Lake House.  This has always been a very popular show so be sure to mark your calendar and bring your friends!

-Submitted by Bob LeFevre

Charleston Museum Summer Camps – July 16-20

CharMues_13Kids145Charleston Museum Summer Camp for Kids ages 6-11
July 16-20
9:00am to 12:00pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history.  Explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn about Ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, pirates, and more. Price includes crafts, activities, admission, and a snack. This camp is for ages 6 – 11. Note: This is a half-day camp, but can be combined with Bricks 4 Kidz Camp to create a full day of fun!  Click here for more information and for tickets.

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp
Ages 6-11
July 16 – 20

Join us for Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp at The Charleston Museum! These half-day camps are perfect for the active, curious, and imaginative child. We build a variety of motorized models from our library, take time to create unique LEGO® masterpieces, and work on fun crafts and team projects. We Learn, We Build, We Play – and we have a blast in the process! This camp is for ages 6 – 11. Note: Bricks 4 Kidz is a half-day camp, but can be combined with The Charleston Museum Summer Camp for a full day of fun!  Click here for more information and tickets.

Image credit:  Charleston Museum website)

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Medical Emergency Air Transport

Did you know that a Town of Seabrook Island (TOSI) contract with the AirMedCare Network, which has been in place since 2016, provides a valuable free membership benefit to all individuals whose primary residence is Seabrook Island?

AirMedCare logo Jun 2018

Even with medical insurance, an air ambulance transport may leave patients and their families with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. When Emergency Medical Services responders determine that a resident of Seabrook Island requires air transport to a hospital from a medical emergency that occurs in Charleston County, the transport is typically provided by AirMedCare Network’s local air ambulance provider, Meducare Air, or another available affiliated provider. Because of TOSI’s contract with AirMedCare Network, residents who have health insurance at the time of transport will have no out of pocket expense for the Meducare Air flight. Meducare Air directly bills the insurance provider(s) and whatever they pay is considered payment in full. Patients not insured at the time of transport are billed at the “Medicare Allowable Rate.”

Are you interested in coverage for a medical emergency that occurs beyond the borders of Charleston County?

The TOSI contract with AirMedCare Network provides residents of Seabrook Island the option to upgrade to a full membership for only $35 per year for an entire household.  Purchasing the full membership extends your household’s AirMedCare Network coverage beyond the Charleston County limits to all of their service areas—320 locations in 38 states.

The annual membership upgrade for TOSI residents is currently $35, versus the annual rate below. Continuation of this benefit is subject to the annual contract renewal by TOSI. If you wish to secure and ensure multi-year coverage of this benefit, the options are:

  • Annual $85
  • 3 Year $240
  • 5 Year $395
  • 10 Year $765

If the resident is over the age of 60 or receives electricity through Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc., the following discounted rates apply.

  • Annual $65
  • 3 Year $185
  • 5 Year $300
  • 10 Year $575

For additional information on AirMedCare Network benefits and programs, contact Mr. Wes McAden at 843.708.6192 or


Gibbes Museum Art Camp for Teens

Camps for Teens

Sculpture and 3D Works
Ages 13 and up
Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm
Fee applies.

Inspired by Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive and sculptural works in the permanent collection, teen campers will create three-dimensional works of their own. Through gallery sketching and conversations teens will learn to think and create in different ways.  Click on the link below for information and tickets.
July 16-19
July 30-August 2

Textiles Summer Camp
Ages 12-16
Monday-Friday, 1-4pm
Fee applies.

Dyeing, sewing, painting, printing! This camp is a week of exploration of pattern making on textiles. Campers will create stencils and free flow paint onto fabric. All of these techniques will come together on a final personal project such as a t shirt design, fiber sculpture, clothing or accessory design. Click on the link below for information and tickets.
July 23-27

(Image credit:  Gibbes Museum of Art website)

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