Rezoning Request for 4455 Betsy Kerrison

A request for rezoning of the parcel located at 4455 Betsy Kerrison is on the agenda for the Charleston County Planning Commission scheduled for March 8. The proposed rezoning is to change from current zoning of single family residential 4 (4 units per acre; “R-4”) to planned development (“PD-178”).

The proposed development includes a miniature golf operation (36 total “holes”); bocce ball courts and a café (non-alcoholic beverage service). Contemplated access to the development will be direct from Betsy Kerrison Parkway (Northbound lanes) with right turn entry and right turn exit at the eastmost Betsy Kerrison lane). The rezoning request is voluminous and includes a Traffic Impact Analysis. In addition, the rezoning request includes comments received regarding the proposed rezoning since August 2020. Click here to view the Rezoning Request from the CCPC website.

Persons desiring to submit comments to the County Planning Commission concerning this rezoning request may do so via email to:  or via postal mail addressed to: Zoning & Planning Department, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405.

-Submitted by Mayor John Gregg, Town of Seabrook Island

Align and Flow Semi-Private Series Returns

The Lake House Semi-Private Series

Align and Flow Semi-Private Series Returns to The Lake House in March

Awaken your core, connect to your breath and learn to ‘flow’ with intention.

This 5-week yoga session will focus on alignment and build upon students’ knowledge of poses through flowing modified sun salutation movement. Modifications will be available. Expect plenty of balance postures and an inversion towards the end of the class.

When: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, and 3/31 (Wednesdays)
Time:  5:30 pm 
Cost:  $70 (includes 5 classes listed above)

For more information or to register, please contact Natasha Stevens at

Please note, space in semi-private series is limited to 9 participants and preregistration is required.  Semi-private series are not included in the monthly class pass.  The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account.  No drop-ins or refunds.  Semi-private series are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

-Submitted by The Lake House

CCPL: Read Across America March 1 – 5

Ready, Set, Read Across America! To celebrate the fun and value of reading with the children in your life, join Charleston County Public Library for daily virtual read-alouds with local guest readers to celebrate the annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America program. This is the 23rd annual Read Across America event and it is the nation’s largest celebration of reading! While Read Across America is celebrated on March 2, CCPL has expanded the celebration to last the entire week.

Every day March 1-5 at 10 am, guest readers will appear on CCPL’s Facebook page to read some of their favorite picture books. Guest readers are local public figures and celebrities who will share their dedication to literacy and the joy of reading! The featured books will reflect everyone in the community to help children discover their own voices and learn from the voices of others. 

To learn about the 2021 Read Across America Guest Readers and their books click here

NEA’s Read Across America Day, the nation’s largest celebration of reading, expects more than 45 million readers of all ages, to pick up a book and read. For more information about NEA’s Read Across America and recommended books, visit

-Submitted by CCPL

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Books, Books, Books

We know Seabrookers are readers because you’ve shared so many titles with us since we launched “Seabrookers Are Reading” in September 2019. Clearly, everyone is looking for good things to read. Please continue to send your titles to us. From time to time, we’ll supplement your suggestions with help from Linda Malcolm, of Indigo Books in Freshfields Village, who will periodically offer in-depth reviews of interesting books or share what is going on in the book world. She recently shared the following.

The Classics Revisited

First, there was Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles followed by her Circe (currently on The NY Times bestseller list). Both books look back to the Homerian sagas, The Iliad and The Odyssey, and expand on those tales to imagine a deeper story about the action and characters we know from the classic tales. Natalie Haynes’ new book, A Thousand Ships, follows that same basic pattern: a new look at an old story.

This time we once again revisit the Trojan War (hence the reference to Helen in the title) and take heed of Odysseus as he makes his ten-year journey home. The familiar heroes are here– Achilles, Hector, Ajax, Odysseus, Agamemnon—as Haynes incorporates stories not only from The Iliad and The Odyssey but also other classical sagas from Euripides and Aeschylus. But the main characters and main action of this novel does not revolve around the men and their heroic exploits, but around the women—wives, daughters, goddesses, sisters, even an Amazon—and the harsh effect these long wars and aftermath had on them.

The premise of the novel is that a classic poet (such as Homer) is sitting down to write the women’s saga and is being advised and prodded by Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry. Calliope is, in fact, one of my favorite characters as she pops in now and again to urge the poet on while bewailing his lack of progress and coveting a decorative brooch he has. Calliope is only one of the goddesses or near deities that appear—and they are not necessarily god-like.

Another of my favorite characters is the ever-patient Penelope, sitting at home for twenty years while the war is fought and Odysseus wanders. Aside from tending to home matters, weaving and unweaving, she hears of her husband’s exploits by way of traveling bards who spread tales of the meanderings, and she writes letters to Odysseus–questioning, sometimes scathing letters—as she rebuffs suitors and keeps on weaving.

I truly enjoyed this book, not only for the fun of recognizing bits of reading from my college classics courses but the story itself is engaging. And the Afterword is terrific!

-Linda Malcolm, Indigo Books, Guest Columnist




Traffic Alert: Accident at Bohicket and Edenvale Road

At 7:00 pm today, Saturday, February 27, 2021, St. Johns Fire District tweeted that Bohicket Road is closed at Edenvale Road for a single vehicle collision resulting in a fatality. This will be an extended closing. No other details were given, but we suggest that you take an alternate route if possible.

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TOSI Community Promotion Grant Program

The Community Promotion Grant program was established by Seabrook Island Town Council in 2021. Grants will be awarded to non-profit programs and activities designed to benefit the Town of Seabrook Island by promoting and enhancing community wellness, cultural and historical awareness, environmental and wildlife conservation efforts and economic development; or which improve citizen participation, satisfaction and sense of place.

Applications are now available for 2021 Community Promotion Grants.

  • Minimum Grant Amount: $250.00
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $1,500.00
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2021 (First Review)
  • Total Funds Available in 2021: Up to $5,000.00

Click here more information about program eligibility, guidelines and application.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

CJO: Big Band Legacy – Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra March 27

Join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for a live performance as they present a musical timeline of the Big Band Legacy: Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra.

Charleston Music Hall
March 27, 2021
Two sets: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Click here for tickets and more information.

Or enjoy the show virtually from the comfort of your home! Featuring members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, this performance will be available On Demand two weeks after the Charleston Music Hall performance date. This performance will be filmed live and professionally produced for your enjoyment. A link to the performance will be sent to you on April 10, 2021. Click here for ticket information.

Developing in tandem with the growing dance craze, the Jazz Orchestra (aka Big Band) took shape during the 1920s with early innovators such as Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson, who merged jazz’s rhythmic and instrumental characteristics with the scale and structures of an orchestra. Big Bands then ushered in the swing era in the early 1930s with Duke Ellington and continued its legacy with Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Maria Schneider, Gordon Goodwin, and more, each playing a significant role in the development, innovation and popularization of orchestral jazz. The rest is history! 

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz Orchestra

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TOKI Arts Council Virtual Event

Upcoming Virtual Event

Quentin E. Baxter presents Jeremy Wolf Group
Sunday, February 28
at  5:00 pm
Virtual Location
Register here.

Traditionally held at Turtle Point Clubhouse, this year’s Quentin E. Baxter series may look a little different but will continue to deliver the highest level of artistry. The first virtual concert of the series will feature the Jeremy Wolf Group consisting of musicians familiar to jazz enthusiasts: Jeremy Wolf on bass, Mark Sterbank on saxophone, Lee Barbour on guitar, Jonathan Lovett at the piano, and Ronald Wiltrout on drums. More

-Submitted by Kiawah Arts Council


Charleston Gaillard Center – “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Virtual Program”

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Virtual Program – Virtual discussion with Choreographer Sergio Trujillo

March 8 at 6:00 pm EST

$10 Individual Stream
$15 Household Stream*

We are excited to present our second virtual program for our 20 -21 Series in two weeks! Sergio Trujillo, choreographer for the national tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, will discuss topics like music and fashion icon and groundbreaking businesswoman, Donna Summer, the movement of Summer, the era of disco music, and the diverse cast and strong women featured in Summer.

Click here to buy tickets.

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TOSI Clips: Town Council Meeting 2/23

A video of the February 23, 2021, Town Council Meeting can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website. To view the 2 hour and 23 minute video, click here and select the Video link under February 23, 2021.

If you have limited time and are just interested in a specific topic, select that item from the list below to watch that particular part of the meeting.

Financials:   For the Month of January 2021

Citizen Comments: Email Concerning Short Term Rental Permit

Reports of Standing Committees, Commissions, Boards:

Reports of Ad Hoc Committees:

Reports of Town Officers:

Mayor – John Gregg

Town Administrator/Zoning Administrator – Joe Cronin

Utility Commission:

Miscellaneous Business

  • Temporary Use Permits:
    • Bohicket Dolphin Slam Tournament (April 24, 2021)
    • Bohicket Invitational Billfish Tournament (May 5-8, 2021)

Citizen Comments: Email concerning beach debris on rocks and dunes

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

Extreme Weather Threatens Sea Turtle Population, Humans Respond

The extreme cold weather that recently enveloped much of the country left millions without power and water in areas where such weather has historically been rare. Similarly, wildlife in these areas have had to quickly adapt to the cold. For cold-blooded animals like sea turtles, this is no small feat. When water or ambient temperatures drop below a certain level, cold-blooded animals are unable to regulate their body temperature and while they remain conscious, their bodies become paralyzed. This is particularly worrisome for sea turtles, which are air-breathing species that spend their lives at sea. Approximately 7,000 sea turtles along the Texas coast have required rescue due to this condition, commonly referred to as a cold stun. Nearly 5,000 of these turtles were collected in the South Padre Island area alone and have been under the care of Sea Turtle, Inc. while being housed at their rescue facility and the South Padre Island Convention. If you are interested in helping or learning more about Sea Turtle, Inc., you can visit their website at

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