RiverDogs Baseball Begins April 11

It’s almost time to PLAY BALL!

The start of baseball season in Charleston is nearly here! So plan to come out and cheer on the RiverDogs baseball team!

The Charleston RiverDogs are in the class Single-A South Atlantic League and an affiliate of the New York Yankees.  They play in the Joseph P. Riley Stadium, also known as “The Joe.”  “The Joe” sits near the Ashley River and catches the breezes from the river and adjoining marshland.  It has been rated one of the best stadiums in the minor league and collegiate level. (The Citadel baseball team plays there as well.)

The home opener is Thursday, April 11, 2019, against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Four things to know if you are going to “The Joe.”

  • Purchase your tickets online to avoid the long lines at the ticket window.
  • Sit on the first base side, out of the sun.
  • Go with an empty stomach; the hotdogs are as good as you remember from your home team stadium.  They also have a wide selection of beers.
  • You might see Bill Murray there.  Not only is he an actor, but he is a co-owner of the RiverDogs as well as their Director of Fun.

For more information about the RiverDogs and their full schedule, go to their website.

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(Image credit:  RiverDogs website)

Woolfe Street Playhouse: “Hollywood”, April 26 – May 18


From the creator of “Memphis”, “I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change”, “Over the River and Thru the Woods” and “Nice Work if You Can Get it”, comes a real life Hollywood whodunit.

The Village Rep is thrilled to announce the east coast premiere production of “Hollywood” by the Tony Award winning playwright Joe DiPietro.

In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood’s newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder, “Hollywood” is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies. Even more intriguing, the victim is a relative of Village Rep producing director Keely Enright.

“Mr. DiPietro’s story is one that the Hays Code would have forbidden—a tale of fantasy and reality that takes place in a hothouse where sex, drugs, and politics provide a backdrop for getting away with murder.” – Talkin’ Broadway

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(Photo credit: Woolfe Street Playhouse)

Gardening in the Lowcountry – April 27

Gardening can be a challenge on Seabrook Island.  The deer, squirrels, and heat conspire to make it an interesting and challenging endeavor.

On April 27, 2019, the Clemson Extension and the Tri-County Gardeners are having a plant sale and garden lectures to celebrate Earth Day. They are a great resource for learning which plants grow well in the Lowcountry and how to take care of them.

pansy 3- 19The plant sale is open to the public from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm rain or shine. The lectures are at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. One lecture is “Using Native Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects and Wildlife to Your Garden” and the other is “A Year of Flowers: Selecting Plants for 12 Months of Blooms.” Advance registration is required for the lectures.

This event will take place at the Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center, 2700 Savannah Highway.

To learn more about this event and register for the lectures, click here.

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SIPOA President’s Letter – March 2019

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Spring is our favorite season on Seabrook – the hummingbirds reappear, the live oaks lose their leaves, the beach invites regular walks again, the children and grandchildren start to schedule their summer beach time – and SIPOA starts a new operating year.

At the Annual Meeting on February 16th, a new Board was elected, so I’ll use this letter to introduce the major committee leaders. SIPOA works through its committees, and, per our Bylaws, committees are charged with making recommendations to the full Board. Committees are where ideas are worked through, with input from professional staff regarding the feasibility of proposals and likely budget impacts – in short, our committees are where the heavy lifting is done. All of this is done within the framework and priorities of the annual “Comprehensive Plan” and approved budget. We plan the work and work the Plan.

The Finance Committee will once again be chaired by Warren Weber, with Tom Pinckney as his Vice-Chair. Alison Townsley, Finance and Human Resource Administrator, is the SIPOA staff member assigned for support.

The General Operations and Maintenance Committee (GOMC, for short), will once again be chaired by Warren Kimball, with Jaime Geiger as his Vice-Chair. Steve Hirsch, Director of Engineering and Facility Maintenance, is the SIPOA staff liaison.

The Legal Committee is chaired by Tom Pinckney, with Warren Kimball as his Vice-Chair. Heather Paton, Executive Director, is the non-voting staff member.

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC, for short) is chaired by Ray Hoover, with Dan Kortvelesy as his Vice-Chair. Katrina Burrell, Director of ARC and Administration, and Adrea Hughes, ARC/Engineering Assistant, are the SIPOA ARC staff members.

The Environmental Committee is chaired by Jaime Geiger, with Veronica L’Allier as Vice-Chair. Steve Hirsch, again, is the SIPOA staff member assigned.

The Safety and Security Committee is chaired by Penny Lee, with Ellen Coughlin as Vice-Chair. Heather Paton assists this committee, with additional help from Mike Whitlow, Norred Manager for our Security force.

The Long Range Planning Committee (LRP for short) is chaired by Dan Kortvelesy, with Ray Hoover as Vice-Chair. Heather Paton assists this committee.

The Nominating Committee is chaired by Veronica L’Allier; this committee has no Vice-Chair, since the members of the committee are directly elected by the property owners.

The Communications Committee is chaired by Dennis Pescitelli, with Gordon Weis as Vice-Chair. Note that Gordon is not a Director; this is permitted since Communications is not a standing committee of the Board. Shawna Jarrett, Communications Assistant, is the SIPOA staff member assigned to Communications.

Last, but not least, the Activities Committee is chaired by Mike Grabman, with Ellen Coughlin as Vice-Chair. Nic Porter, Director of the Lake House, is the staff member assigned to this committee.

In addition, there’s one special committee created by the Bylaws that needs to be mentioned; the Executive Committee. This consists of the President, Vice-President (Dan Kortvelesy), Treasurer (Warren Weber), Legal Chair (Tom Pinckney) and Secretary (Dennis Pescitelli). Heather Paton is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Committee. We meet irregularly, to act on legal, personnel or contractual matters between full Board meetings.

If you’ve questions about the roles of our committees or would like to submit comments about committee related items, please send an email to publiccomment@sipoa.org and SIPOA staff will relay your submittal to the appropriate committee chair or staff member. We always welcome feedback!

–Submitted by Guy Gimson

34 West Announces Additional Screenings from the National Theatre of London

Join us at 34 West Theater Company on 200 Meeting Street for “Movie Night” as we screen these ground-breaking new productions, broadcast live from the National Theatre of London.

Each show is written and created by our company of actors and designers. We may even make you a drink before the play starts!



Starring Sian Brooke
May 19



Starring Gillian Anderson + Lily James
June 23



Andrea Levy’s Orange prize-winning novel
Aug 18

Click on any of the titles for tickets and more information.

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CCPRC: Plantasia 2019 – April 12-13

Plantasia 2019
Old Town Creek County Park
April 12 & 13, 2019

The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Charleston Horticultural Society present Plantasia, Charleston’s premier green market and garden festival.  It’s the ultimate plant sale and gardeners paradise destination of the Lowcountry and beyond! One of the most sought after and anticipated events of its kind in the Southeast, Plantasia offers a vast array of unusual and cutting edge plants for sale (as well as tried and true favorites) set among the pastures and live oaks of the beautiful Old Towne Creek County Park in Charleston, SC.

Featuring unique garden vendors offering the latest in garden trends and local farmers with fresh produce, this year’s event also features our always eclectic Real Yard Sale and the popular Plantasia Eve Party on Friday April 12th. Garden experts and other non-profit garden organization will be on hand to answer your horticultural inquiries from home vegetable gardening to hybridizing your daylilies and more at this one of a kind plant sale extravaganza. A perfect event for planning your spring and summer garden.  Click here for more information.

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(Image credit:  Charleston Horticultural Society website)


SC Stingrays Hockey vs Orlando Solar Bears at North Charleston Coliseum

Calling all hockey fans! Come on out and cheer on the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team as they take on the Orlando  Solar Bears on Saturday March 30 at 7:05 pm.

The South Carolina Stingrays are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in SC Stingrays logo - Feb 2019North Charleston, South Carolina. The Stingrays play in the South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference. They play their home games at the North Charleston Coliseum.

For information on this and other upcoming games and ticket availability click here.

(Image credit: Stingrayshockey.com)

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April Calendar at Johns Island Regional Library

Johns Island Library

Johns Island Regional Library on Maybank Highway offers a wide variety of activities and resources for children, teens and adults. To see their full calendar of activities for April, 2019, click here.

The library will showcase the power and strength of Gullah Geechee culture on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Save-the-date for a free series of documentary films and stay after the films to participate in a Q&A session.

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(Image credit: CCPL website)

C-17s and Segways For SINHG Trips in March

SINHG members ranged far and wide during March, visiting Joint Base Charleston’s fleet of C-17s and touring historic Mount Pleasant on Segways.

The Air Force welcomed us for a closeup tour of one of their huge troop and freight carriers, capable of carrying 500,000 pounds of cargo anywhere in the world. We also got to visit the airport’s FAA control tower with wonderful views from eleven stories up.

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Later in the month, SINHG travelers mounted Segways to tour the cobbled streets and historic sites of Mount Pleasant’s Old Village, covering a lot of ground in comfort during the two-hour tour.



Learn more about SINHG Trips at www.sinhg.org.

Submitted by Norm Powers, for SINHG

CCPRC: Shaggin’ on the Cooper – Summer 2019

Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Gates open at 7 p.m., and music begins at 8 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Pier

The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission invites you to dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars.

2019 Schedule
April 27: The Hot Pepper Band
May 18: Shem Creek Boogie Band
June 15: The Coppertones
July 4 Uncle Sam Jam: Dave Landeo & The Sol Beats
July 13: The Sneakers
August 10: Vinyl Daze
September 7: Recollections

Purchase advance general admission for $8. Children 3 and under are free.
Purchase admission at the gate for $10 (based on availability)

Event Details
Online registration ends at midnight on the day before each event. On the day of the event, admission can be purchased by calling 843-795-4386 by 2 p.m. or at the event gate if available.
No refunds issued or rain dates scheduled. If an event is cancelled due to inclement weather, your receipt will be good for any other 2019 Shaggin’ on the Cooper.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. ID is required to purchase alcohol.
Chairs are welcome, as seating is limited.
Outside alcohol, food, and coolers are prohibited.
No pets allowed.

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(Image credit:  CCPRC website)

New Yoga for Bone Health Workshop – April 2

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New “YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH” workshop –

Tuesday, April 2, 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Cost $15

If you have osteopenia, osteoporosis or are concerned about bone health, this yoga workshop may be for you. The goal of the class is to introduce a series of yoga poses chosen to build bone, strengthen muscle, increase flexibility, improve balance and posture.

Ava Koren (RYT-300), who is certified in teaching yoga for osteoporosis using Dr. Loren Fishman’s method, will be guiding participants through poses selected to build healthy bones.  Each pose will be taught in three versions: beginner, transitional and classical.  Guidance will be provided to each student at that person’s comfort level and guidelines given for safely advancing through the series.  The science behind the chosen yoga poses and adaptations to allow every participant to participate to their fullest potential will be provided. For further information on Dr. Fishman’s program of “Yoga for Osteoporosis” go to www.sciatica.org or contact Ava at avakoren@gmail.com.

The cost per semi-private series is $15 per participant. This workshop is not included in the monthly class pass.  There are NO refunds.  Fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club Account. Semi-private classes are open to Seabrook Island Property Owners and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Interested in a more in-depth program, check out the upcoming four class semi-private series of “Yoga for Bone Health” scheduled at The Lake House in May (5/7, 5/14, 5/21 and 5/28 from 9 am to 10:15 am). More information to follow.

For more information or to register for the Yoga for Bone Health workshop on April 2, please email Ava Koren at avakoren@gmail.com.

Join Ava Koren for this awesome Yoga for Bone Health Workshop on Tuesday April 2 at 1 pm at the Lake House! Hope to see you there!

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager