Holiday Canned Food Drive Update


“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference”. – Kathy Calvin

The 4th Annual SIPOA sponsored Holiday Canned Food Drive is underway at The Lake House. We have collected over 4,736 pounds of canned goods so far….

We still have a ways to go for our very ambitious goal of 7,500 pounds, so we ask that you give generously. We will continue to collect canned goods through December 10th. We ask that when grocery shopping, you find it in your heart to grab a couple extra cans of food or better yet a couple extra cases for our neighbors in need. One way to make our own holiday celebrations even more meaningful is to help make the season more enjoyable for those neighbors in need on Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, and James Island.

Don’t forget, please bring canned goods only, and be sure to check the expiration dates on all your cans before donating. Proteins like tuna, salmon, chicken, and complete meals like hearty soup, stews and chili are especially appreciated. Please bring your contributions to the Lake House and place them behind the pillar under the “New Donations” sign. They will be weighed and then added to our total.

Let’s get excited about watching the cans grow into a mountain, overflowing with canned goods. Together we CAN fight hunger!

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TOSI: Public Hearing on Comprehensive Beach Management Plan

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Notice of Public Hearing

Seabrook Island Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 2:25 pm at Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road). During the public hearing, Town Council will receive comments on the following ordinance:

Ordinance 2019-12
An ordinance amending the Town Code for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina; Chapter 32, Waterways and Beaches; Article II, Beachfront Management; Division I, Generally; Section 32-20, Plan Adopted; so as to adopt an updated Comprehensive Beach Management Plan for the Town of Seabrook Island.

Copies of the proposed ordinance may be viewed by clicking the link above. The proposed ordinance may also be viewed at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

For more information, please call (843) 768-9121.

-Submitted by Joseph M. Cronin, Town Administrator

Holiday Decorations at the Manigault House

Charleston…. A Sterling Silver Christmas
The Joseph Manigault House
350 Meeting Street, Charleston
December 7 – 24, 2019

Manigault House Dec 2019The Garden Club of Charleston will transform the Joseph Manigault Historic House for the holidays! This year, the theme is “Charleston…A Sterling Silver Christmas”, inspired by the silver collections of wealthy Charlestonians of the time period, including the Manigault Family. Silver and crystal will be used throughout the house decorations with colors of white, silver, and red accents interspersed on mantles, wreaths, and floral arrangements. The decorations will be available for view during any tour of the Joseph Manigault House December 7 – 24, 2019.

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Town of Seabrook Island Holiday Drop-In

Mayor John Gregg and members of Seabrook Island Town Council wish to extend an invitation to all residents and property owners to attend the town’s annual Christmas Drop-In. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from noon to 2:00 pm at Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road). Attendees will enjoy complimentary food, refreshments, and festive holiday music.

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As in previous years, the town will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. This effort was spearheaded in the early 2000’s by former Town Councilman Bob Ferguson and former Town Administrator Randy Pierce – both of whom served in the U.S. Marines Corps – the Town of Seabrook Island has supported the Toys for Tots program for nearly 20 years. Donations may be dropped off at Town Hall during the Christmas Drop-In, or anytime between now and December 12.

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On behalf of the Town of Seabrook Island, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

-Submitted by Joseph M. Cronin, Town Administrator

Brown & White Pickup December 6

The next monthly Brown and White pickup is Friday, December 6.

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 9 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty.  The materials cannot be left on the ground. See the SIPOA Garbage Schedule 2019 here.

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. Sarah has saved almost 1.000 bikes from the landfill and reconditioned them up for B4H!

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COVAR Meet SIPOA Candidates – December 7


All Seabrook Island property owners are cordially invited to attend the annual Council of Villa Associations and Regimes (COVAR) Meeting to meet the 2020 candidates for the SIPOA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am on December 7, 2019, at the Oyster Catcher Community Center. Come to hear the necessary information you need to make an informed decision when voting for the SIPOA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee members in January.

-Submitted by Deb Lehman

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Pilates will be Cancelled on Monday, December 16 due to the SIPOA Board Meeting.

There will be No Fitness Classes on the following days due to the Christmas holiday:

    • Tuesday, December 24
    • Wednesday, December 25
    • Thursday, December 26

Lake House Holiday Hours of Operation

The Lake House will Closed at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24 and remained Closed on Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

Please note, there will be No Access granted during the closure.

The Lake House will reopen Thursday, December 26 at 5:00 am for Property Owners (with before/after hour’s access) and 8:00 am for guests.

The Lake House will Closed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve.

The Lake House will reopen Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 5:00 am for Property Owners (with before/after hour’s access) and 8:00 am for guests.

The December Fitness Class schedule is attached.

Thank you!!

-Submitted by the Lake House

Thanksgiving Art Show and Sale

The Seabrook Island Thanksgiving Art Show and Sale was held on Friday, November 29th at the Lake House. People came out in numbers to see the amazing array of artworks and craft items created by so many talented Seabrookers. Works included paintings and photography, computer-assisted paintings, fused glass and jewelry, painted dishes, baskets, and adorned serving pieces, cut paper artwork and more. Congratulations to our talented Seabrookers and thanks for displaying your artwork for your friends and neighbors to enjoy.

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Lake House Tech Forum: Cord Cutting 101

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Exploring YouTube TV with Chad Droze of
Post & Computer Center

Come join Chad Droze from Post & Computer Center as we discuss and demonstrate YouTubeTV, the latest streaming television app that allows you to move away from traditional “cable TV” and receive your programming through the Internet.

Come for a demo of the service as well as answers to questions such as:

  • What devices can I watch YouTubeTV on?
  • What channels can I get on YouTubeTV?
  • Can I record TV shows like I can with my current service?
  • Is my WiFi good enough to handle streaming TV?
  • How much money can I save by “cutting the cord?”
  • Can I receive local TV channels?
  • What about an antenna to receive channels?

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Osprey 2 of The Lake House
Fee: No Cost
Tech Expert: Chad Droze
Registration: Pre-Registration is Required to Attend! Forum is Limited to 25 Participants. Walk-Ins Will Not be Permitted. To register, please email Janet Pasquale at Attendees are encouraged to bring their smartphones and tablets.

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Reminder: Seed to Soup – December 6

Fields to Families presents “Seed to Soup”

Seed to soup Nov 2019Date:   Friday, December 6, 2019
Time:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: St. Johns High School Lunchroom, 1518 Main Road

  • Choose from a selection of ceramic bowls made especially for this event by Haut Gap students.
  • Taste soups and breads from local restaurants, St. Johns Culinary Institute students, and Chef Randy MacDonald from the Seabrook Island Club.

Donation: $25.00. To purchase tickets, click here:
Soup and bread are complimentary. The bowls are yours to keep as a reminder there are hungry people in our community.

To learn more about Fields to Families, a non-profit organization that provides fresh produce to local feeding programs, click here.

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