TOSI Hosts Presentation on Senior Community – August 7

banner town HallKiawah Partners, together with the real estate development firm Big Rock Partners, proposes to build a modern senior living rental community with 200 apartments near the Freshfields Village shopping center on the Seabrook Island side of the circle.  The community will be within the municipal limits of the Town of Kiawah Island.

Big Rock Partners is a national leader in developing Class A senior housing rental communities. The community will be managed by Life Care Services, an Iowa-based company which provides professional third-party management to senior living communities nationwide. The community will be comprised of 128 independent apartments with several floor plan options, 40 assisted living apartments, and 32 memory care suites, all with access to a full array of modern amenities and technology.

At 3:00 pm on Tuesday August 7, 2018 representatives of Big Rock Partners and the development team will be at the Seabrook Island Club (NOT Lake House as previously reported) to provide detail on the project and answer questions from Seabrook Island residents.  All interested residents are encouraged to attend.

-Submitted by Mayor Ron Ciancio


Freshfields Village: Movies & Music Aug 1 & 3


Freshfields LogoFreshfields Village, between Kiawah and Seabrook Island, continues its summer programs with the following outdoor events. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to these family-friendly events.

Starlight Cinema Series
Wednesday 8/1/2018, 8:30 pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the 2017 film of the classic Star Wars franchise and its eighth main installment. It features the final film performance by Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016, and it is dedicated to her memory.

Music on the Green
Friday, 7/3/2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tullamore Road plays rock and blues as well as their own material.

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(Photo credit: and Tullamore Road Facebook)

COVAR Meeting August 7 – All SI Owners Invited

The Council of Villa Associations and Regimes on Seabrook Island will meet on August 7 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Live Oak Hall at the Lake House.

The agenda will include the following:

  • Presentation of new formatting of Regime and Association Standards
  • Software demonstration of GateAccess to include requesting gate passes and how to limit the number of renters’ vehicles permitted on your property (Renters can request gate passes)
  • Q & A on SIPOA Parking Guidelines published recently.

-Submitted by Lori Leary

Semi-Private Chair Workout Series Scheduled

Chair Workout Semi-Private Series by Alison Standard
Mobility and Movement

Class dates: August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Group Room of The Lake House

In Mobility and Movement, participants will work on improving mobility, stability, and overall strength utilizing a chair for added comfort and posture support. The effective, gentle pace is easy to follow with the focuses on joint mobility, toning, stabilization, muscular stretching and endurance, strength and flexibility, all of which aid in movement efficiency and improved functionality during activities of daily living.

Please note, spots in semi-private series are limited and preregistration is required. There is a minimum of six and a maximum of ten participants. Please note registration for a series includes all 5 classes throughout August. These workshops are not included in the Monthly Class Pass. There are no refunds.

For more information or to register for this semi-private series, please email Alison Standard at

-Submitted by The Lake House

Call for Candidates SIPOA 2019 Election

“Uncle Sam Wants YOU!”

Remember the slogan from WWII that made people stand up and take notice? Well, the SIPOA Nominating Committee is adopting that slogan for our island: SIPOA wants YOU!

We are asking you to step up and help us keep Seabrook Island the small piece of paradise it has always been. Remember why you moved here? We believe many of us recognized Seabrook Island’s uniqueness. We believe that one reason for this is our residents’ willingness to volunteer and serve on the SIPOA Board and Nominating Committee.

So who are we looking for?

  • We are looking for individuals who are willing to give of their time and creativity.
  • We are looking for individuals committed to keeping Seabrook the close community it is, as it continues to grow.
  • We are looking for individuals whose skill set matches a position on the Board.
  • We are looking for individuals for the Nominating Committee who have a large social network and have the time to dedicate to this important work.
  • We are looking for individuals who are creative, and who have the ability and willingness to present new ideas and help implement them for the good of the community.
  • We are looking for individuals who are willing and able to work well with others and demonstrate leadership skills while doing so.

In other words… SIPOA Needs You!

Want More Information? Ready to Apply?
Click here to watch a short informative video and learn more!

Questions? Contact any of the current Nominating Committee members:

Bill Bane, Chair    843-768-9322

Sue Coomer    843-901-0447

Veronica L’Allier    301-300-0503

Tina Mayland    843-822-3646

Steve Montagu-Pollock    516-510-9029

-Submitted by SIPOA

Beer from Here – August 10

Beer from Here
August 10, 7-10 pm
South Carolina Aquarium

Hops, habitats, and a heaping amount of animals await you at this Carolina-led craft beer experience! Enjoy local brews and local wildlife in one setting. Sip on select beers at tasting stations throughout the Aquarium.

Additional bar refreshments provided with the purchase of your all-inclusive ticket. Event is for persons 21+.

Click here for tickets.  *Members, please call (843) 577-FISH (3474) to buy discounted member tickets.

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(Image credit:  CVB website)


Water, Water Everywhere

When we turn on the tap to have a drink of water or open the drain to empty the bathtub, where does that water come from and where does it go? To begin with, we on Seabrook Island are very fortunate that some farsighted community members decided in the 1990s that they no longer wanted to have their water supply controlled by a private company or to fight their frequent rate increases, but instead wanted to have Seabrook Island’s water supply under local control. After a long, difficult struggle, the Town of Seabrook Island purchased the utility company and took over. Many Seabrookers purchased bonds to help finance the purchase. In 1995, the Town of Seabrook Island created by ordinance the Seabrook Island Utility Commission. The Utility Commission is responsible for overseeing all of the drinking water distribution and also wastewater treatment on Seabrook Island.

All of our water is treated by the Charleston Water System, is pumped onward to St Johns Island Water Company, who in turn sends the water on to Seabrook Island. It is held in three 500,000 gallon storage tanks, two at the treatment plant and the other in the elevated tank near the fire station. That tank provides the water pressure needed for our island. That’s the clean stuff that comes into our homes. Continue reading “Water, Water Everywhere”

SIPOA Finance Committee Report July 2018

The SIPOA Finance Committee met on Thursday, July 19. Financial statements for the year through the end of June were reviewed. Income continues to run ahead of budget and expenses below budget.

Minutes of Finance Committee meetings are available on the SIPOA website once they are approved.

-Submitted by Warren Weber, Treasurer

Reception for SI Artist of the Month Dick Barnola

Wine and Cheese Reception for
Dick Barnola
Seabrook Island Artist Guild
Artist of the Month

The Seabrook Island Artist Guild invites you to a wine and cheese reception celebrating the exhibit of many new paintings by Dick Barnola, our August Artist of the Month.
The exhibit and reception will be in the front hall of The Lake House on Wednesday, August 1, from 5 – 7 pm. We hope to see you there.

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops and membership, click here to visit the website.

-Submitted by Betsy Turner

Brown & White Pickup August 3

The next monthly Brown and White pickup is Friday, August 3.

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.

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