Sprint Triathlon Relay 2019 Results

The Lake House hosted another great Sprint Triathlon Relay on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

The winning team for the second year in a row…..Team Tucker!

Triathlon 2019 1st Place

First Place  Team Tucker
Eleanor Morales, Hunter Trefzger, and Cisco Morales
defended their title with an incredible time of
1 hour 5 minutes and 21 seconds!

Triathlon 2019 2nd Place

Second Place Anything Goes
Jeff Pompe, Steve Penkhus, & Kimsey Hollifield
1 hour 8 minutes and 43 seconds

Thank you and congratulations to all 8 teams for a fantastic Sprint Triathlon Relay! To see the complete roster of teams and their members, click here.

Thank you to all the Lake House staff and volunteers for their hard work these past few days.

Click here to view a video of the swimming portion of the event.
Click here to view a video of the swim to bike exchange.

-Submitted by the Lake House

(Photo and Video credit: Richard Siegel, Tidelines Writer)

Homegrown Holiday Bazaar at Mullet Hall

Homegrown Holiday Bazaar Dec 2019

Homegrown Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mullet Hall, Johns Island

The sixth annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 7, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island (site of Charleston County Parks & Recreation’s Mullet Hall Equestrian Center).

There will be around 100 vendors and farmers, just in time to get holiday shopping done from local businesses in support of your community. The Holiday Hay Rides, Antique Tractor Show, Kiddie train ride, Horse Rides and Santa & Mrs. Claus visits in Santa Land are sure to bring holiday cheer to all who visit!

Many local food trucks will be on site along with warm drinks, local craft beer, and wine. Local DJ Reggie Diamond will be starting the day off with some great energy from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Charlestons own local musician White Jeep will perform from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. There will be tons of fun activities for all ages including seasonal-themed games, crafts, cookie decorating, ornament making, hula-hooping, and bounce houses. Be sure to bid on the many silent auction items to support the operations of both hosting organizations. The Homegrown Holiday Bazaar is your one-stop shop for all things LOCAL & FESTIVE!

Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking on site.

Tidelines Editors


Rob Bavier Artist of the Month for December

Please visit The Lake House during the month of December to view Rob Bavier’s paintings. Rob will hold an artist reception on December 5, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Rob grew up on water. As the son of America’s Cup skipper, Bob Bavier, some of Rob’s earliest memories are of racing on Long Island Sound and cruising the coast of Maine. The changing moods of the sea always fascinated him and are reflected in his art. Glassy calms with a few cat’s paws playing across the surface, fierce Nor’easters with sputum blowing off the wave tops, the isolation of a sunrise in a secluded cove in Maine, the frenzy of the 100-boat start at Larchmont Race Week all provide inspiration for his art.

Trained as an architect, Rob began watercolor renderings of his designs and then branched out into watercolors as an art form. He added acrylics and oils as alternative mediums and now chooses his medium by subject matter and mood.

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Seabrook Island Holiday Tree Lighting

The Seabrook Island Holiday Tree Lighting last evening brought out many Seabrookers to enjoy live music, wine, s’mores and hot chocolate. Children of all ages especially enjoyed visiting with Santa and Mrs. Clause!


Special thanks to Nic Porter, Jamie Mixson, the Lake House staff, and the volunteers for organizing and managing this terrific event. It was a great way to start off the holiday season!

Click here to see more images of the festivities.

Tidelines Editors

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Boone Hall

  • Wine Under the Oaks ◊ December 8

Boon Hall Wine Under Oaks Dec 2019

Wine Under the Oaks on Sunday December 8, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm is one of the highlights of the December social calendar in the Lowcountry and a signature special event for Boone Hall Plantation. The event features an all star lineup of wineries and wine distributors who provide samples, gourmet food, a champagne and desserts tent, ice sculptures, wine and food pairings, live musical entertainment, specialty vendors, and more.

Click here for additional information and tickets.

  • Christmas At Boone Hall Plantation ◊ December 8 – January 1

Boon Hall Christmas Dec 2019

From December 8, 2019 through January 1, 2020 the Boone Hall Plantation home and grounds are beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays. Recognized by USA TODAY 10Best, Boone Hall Plantation is one of the top “Historic Homes For The Holidays”.

Click here for additional information and tickets.

Drayton Hall

  • Deck the Hall Weekend Holiday Celebration ◊ December 7 & 8
    This Lowcountry holiday celebration is a fantastic weekend of oyster roasting, artisan shopping, workshops, and kids interactive experiences at Drayton Hall on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.

Drayton Hall Holiday Weekend Dec 2019

  • Saturday, December 7
    • Christmastide for Kids at Drayton Hall 10:00 am 3:00 pm
      Click here for additional information and registration.
    • Deck the Hall Oyster Roast at Drayton Hall 6:00 – 8:30 pm
      Click here for additional information and tickets.
  • Sunday, December 8
    • Deck the Hall Lowcountry Artisan Market 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Food Truck Brunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Book signing by author Susan Sully 1:00 pm
    • Book signing by Nathalie Dupree 2:00 pm
    • Hand Lettering for the Holidays Workshop 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Click here for additional information and registration.
    • Holiday Floral Design Class 11:00 am 1:00 pm
    • Wreathing Making Workshop 2:00 – 4:00 pm
      Click here for additional information and registration.
    • Holiday Cookie Decorating Class 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Tax free holiday shopping in the new Shop at Drayton Hall.
  • Annual Holiday Spirituals Concerts ◊ December 14 & 15

Drayton Hall Holiday Spirituals Dec 2019

At 3:00 pm on December 14 and 15, 2019 Drayton Hall will hold our annual African American Spirituals Concerts. The only event to still be held inside historic Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC – the Spirituals Concert Series represents a most rare opportunity to experience the music of traditional spirituals. Two extraordinary and memorable performances by Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers will be held this year.

Click here for additional information and tickets.

Magnolia Plantation

  • Lights of Magnolia ◊ November 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020 

Magnolia Plantation Lights Nov 2019

Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9 acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas and walk away with unforgettable memories.

Click here for additional information.

  • Children’s Holiday Village  ◊ December 1 – 31

Magnolia Plantation Childrens Holiday Village Dec 2019

The Children’s Garden at Magnolia will magically transform again this year into our Children’s Holiday Village where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season! The Holiday Express will pick you up and take you on a whimsical 15-minute ride around the property and drop you off at Candy Cane Lane. We are celebrating Holiday traditions from around the world this year where you will learn some of the origins or popular traditions, taste unique treats and explore how other countries celebrate with themed activities. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be making a special appearance with some of their elves too!

Click here for entertainment schedule and additional information.

Middleton Place

  • Christmas on the Battery ◊ December 5 & 6

Middleton Christmas Battery Dec 2019

Theatrical performances complement a candlelight tour of the Edmondston-Alston House. Adorned in period costumes, performers reflect on past Christmas events that not only touched the lives of the Alston family, but also the city of Charleston. Event will be held on December 5 & 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (tours given continuously).

Click here for additional information and tickets.

  • Family Yuletide ◊ December 7

Middleton Yuletide Dec 2019

Gather the family and make nature-inspired holiday decor and crafts around warm fires on December 7 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The blacksmith, potter, cooper and seamstress will be plying their trades in candle-lit shops and interacting with guests about their roles at Middleton Place in the 18th century. Additionally, a live nativity scene will take place including several animals from the Stableyards. Seasonal refreshments will be provided.

Click here for additional information and tickets.

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(Image Credits: boonehallplantation.com; draytonhall.org; magnoliaplantation.com;  middletonplace.org)

Seabrook Island Turkey Trot 2019

With the sun slowly rising on a crisp, cool, beautiful Thanksgiving morning, approximately 250 runners and their fans gathered at the Lake House for the annual (just over a) 5K Turkey Trot. Wearing their specially designed race day tee shirts, children and adults lined up together at the start area. At 7:59 am, Nic blew the horn and the runners sprinted off. The course took a left onto Seabrook Island Road, left on The Haul Over, left on Cat Tail Pond, left on Seabrook Island Road, and then left back to the Lake House for a total distance of 5K plus approximately 4/10 of a mile. Crossing the finish line, each runner was greeted with enthusiastic kudos by onlookers.

Congratulations to each of the runners who participated in the Turkey Trot! The first male to cross the finish line was #145, Callan Hasling who won for the second year in a row! The first female to cross was #6, Eleanor Morales, who also won for the second year in a row.

Turkey Trot 2019 - First
1st Place – Callan Hasling – 20 minutes and 56 seconds
Turkey Trot 2019 - Second
Top Female Finisher – Eleanor Morales – 25 minutes and 27 seconds

Special thanks to Nic Porter, Jamie Mixson, the Lake House staff, and the volunteers for organizing and managing this terrific event. A great way to start off Thanksgiving celebrations!

Click here to view photos taken at the Lake House.

Click here to view photos taken at the corner of Capn Sams.

Tidelines Editors

Join SIB for Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course

Seabrook Island Birders logo SAVE

When: Monday, December 2, 2019 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts.

SIB Golf Course Dec 2019

Each Monday one of the Golf Courses is closed, so join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts on Crooked Oaks golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals and some of the many warbler species. Even some fall migrants might be seen and possibly our wintering residents.

As Learning Together on the Golf Course always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: http://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Register no later than Friday, November 29, 2019. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Saturday, November 30.

-Submitted by SIB

(Image credit: SIB)

Reminder: Holiday Tree Lighting – November 29

Christmas tree Nov 2016Seabrook Island Holiday Tree Lighting

Date:  Friday, November 29, 2019
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Please join in the fun with your fellow Seabrookers for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at The Lake House.

Have some delicious hot chocolate and yummy s’mores while enjoying live music to celebrate this awesome time of year.

Complimentary wine will be served from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm outside by the tree and from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Art Show.

Don’t miss the chance to get a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 4:00 to 5:45 pm!

All are welcome! We hope to see you there

– Submitted by the Lake House

Seabrookers Are Reading…

Here is the next installment from our readers who want to share the joy of reading.  Let us hear about the books you recommend – just send the title and author to seabrookislandblog@gmail.com. Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the book and add the book jacket image.

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
See’s new novel explores the matrifocal society of the haenyeo, female divers of Jeju, an island off the coast of present-day South Korea. Readers experience events through the eyes of diver Young-sook as she learns her craft during the Japanese occupation of Korea, through World War II, and into the present era. Her friend Mi-ja, an orphan and child of a Japanese collaborator, is taken in by Young-Sook’s mother and taught to dive, but the friendship is sorely tested shortly after World War II during a time of mass murder. (2019, 374 pgs; Fiction)

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Evaluating his life on the eve of his death, atypical canine Enzo considers the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift, has made in his pursuit of becoming a professional race car driver, and the dog’s own efforts to preserve the Swift family. (2008, 321 pgs; Fiction)

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
In this beautifully written masterwork, Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. (2010, 622 pgs; Nonfiction)

Share the joy of reading with other Seabrookers and learn about some noteworthy titles! We welcome your submissions. Click here for more information. Also, please donate any recently published books to the Lake House Library.

Tidelines Editors