Turtle Patrol Inventory Sunday, September 11

Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol The Turtle Patrol has scheduled an inventory of Nest #69 on Sunday, September 11 at 5:30 pm. Nest #69 is located approximately 500 yards north of boardwalk 1 which is the nearest beach access.

Click here to see a map showing the location of the boardwalks.

The timing of this inventory may be modified without notice in the event of inclement weather.

Turtle hatchlings typically emerge from the nest during the night to avoid exposure to daytime predators such as seagulls. This is called a boil because it really does look like a boiling event when the baby turtles emerge all at once from the nest which is a hole in the sand.

About three days after the boil, the Turtle Patrol team performs an inventory. They count the empty shells as well as the eggs that have not hatched for a report to DNR. Sometimes, some of the hatchlings are still at the bottom of the nest and haven’t made it out yet. The inventory team helps these hatchlings down to the water’s edge where they can gather strength for their journey across the ocean. We can’t always promise there will be hatchlings to see, but when there are, it is very exciting!

We expect to continue to perform inventories until all nests are removed from the beach which typically occurs in mid-September.

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda for SI Turtle Patrol

Kiawah Triathlon October 2

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned intermediate distance competition featuring a .7-mile swim, 25-mile bike and 6-mile run. This race is currently the only intermediate distance triathlon in the Charleston area to feature an ocean swim.  

Race Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022

Event Time: 7:30 am – 12 noon

Race Venue: Night Heron Park

Participants: ~ 425 athletes 

Website: KiawahTriathlon.com

Facebook: Kiawah Island Triathlon

Phone: 843-768-6001

Bikers on Roads: New Course! Detailed information as to when bikes will be on roads is coming soon.

Safety: Deputies and race volunteers will be at all major intersections assisting with traffic control. Please use extreme caution while driving on the island race morning, giving bikes and runners the right of way. 

Volunteer:  To encourage and support Kiawah Triathletes, we are looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers. If interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator Erin Clabby at racevolunteer@kiawahresort.com.

For further assistance, please contact the Heron Park Nature Center at 843.768.6001.-Submitted by Town of Kiawah Island.

-Submitted by Town of Kiawah Island

(Image credit: Town of Kiawah Island)

Seabrook Island Garden Club – Year In Review

The steady increase in membership in the Seabrook Island Garden Club can definitely be attributed to the many creative programs, interesting guest speakers, exciting field trips and fun pop up events we’ve enjoyed! The ability to make new friends and participate in the philanthropy efforts also add to the interest in our club. On September 9, at our first “welcome” meeting, we will begin our new Garden Club year, and it is promising to be even more fulfilling than this past year. We thought it would be fun to recap some of the noteworthy events from the 2021-2022 year:

The guest speaker for our October program, Ryan Watkins of Brownswood Nursery, provided many tips for landscaping for curb appeal.  We also enjoyed a pop up bingo event at the Pelican’s Nest. Cara Leepson, of the Redux Contemporary Arts Center downtown, was our presenter for the November meeting, and spoke to the importance of beautifying our homes with art that appeals to our personal interests. December brought the return of one of our favorite events, the annual Holiday Light Up Contest on Seabrook Island!

While the December/January annual open house was unfortunately cancelled due to covid19 concerns with gathering, we were back together again in mid January with a fantastic presentation by Chris Burtt of the Clemson Co-operative Extension office, about citrus season and growing various varieties of citrus trees in the Lowcountry. Our February program featured a fun and informative presentation by decorators Mackenzie Alala and Elaine Nugent, from Seawah Furniture and Design. Members were encouraged to send in pictures of their design-challenged rooms, and the decorators presented solutions to appoint the rooms with beautiful and functional décor, while incorporating sentimental pieces we simply cannot bear to part with. Members also enjoyed a field trip to Hyams Garden Center on February 3, and were treated to a wonderful “how to” presentation on hanging baskets.

In March we focused on springtime and daffodils, as Seabrook resident and garden club member, Julie Minch, delighted the attendees of our monthly program with everything you ever wondered about growing daffodils. Julie is a super master gardener and an esteemed member and judge for the American Daffodil Society. Members also marveled in the art of indigo dying while they attended a special silk and indigo workshop hosted by indigo expert, Caroline Harper. The scarves they created were nothing short of exquisite! Our focus at our April meeting was our philanthropy and support of the efforts at Trident Tech’s horticulture program. Our donations to this program provided worthy students financial support for their education in the horticulture field. Trident Tech faculty member, Tony Bertauski, presented a very informative program for our member attendees and guests.

The month of May featured a window box walking tour in downtown Charleston, hosted by Tours by Locals. The window boxes were gorgeous and so inspirational. We also enjoyed our special, annual end of year luncheon on May 12, with a delicious meal in the Atlantic Room in the Island House.  This event is always special, as we look around the room and see the faces of friends we’ve made, gardening tips we’ve shared, and the lives that have been touched by the enrichment efforts of this organization. The Seabrook Island Garden Club’s focus on developing programs and activities throughout the year that offer every member engagement, participation, learning, and entertainment is our goal.

And while we took a much deserved break over the summer, we would be remiss if we did not mention the return of our annual July 4th, Most Patriotic Mailbox contest, that we sponsor. We are thankful for all of our residents who participated in the contest, and for adding excitement and joy to the Independence Day celebration.

If you are interested in learning more about the Seabrook Island Garden Club, please join us at our “kickoff” meeting for the new season this Friday, September 9 at the Oyster Catcher Community Center. Refreshments will be available at 9:45 am and a “welcome” from our president, Karen Nuttall, begins at 10:00 am. There will be opportunities to become involved and sign up to join one of our many committees.  We look forward to seeing you there!  If you have questions, feel free to contact us:  seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com

The 2022-23 Seabrook Island Garden Club: Let’s Talk Some Dirt!

-Submitted by Beth Wright, Seabrook Island Garden Club Publicity

(Image credit: Seabrook Island Garden Club)

Turtle Patrol Inventories September 8 and 9

Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol will inventory Nest 70 on Thursday, September 8 at 4:00 pm and Nests 67 and 71 on Friday, September 9 beginning at 5:00 pm. Nest 70 is located in front of the private property sign about 20 yards south of the small cross at Camp St. Christopher. Boardwalk 9 is the nearest beach access. 
Nest 67 is located approximately 500 yards north of boardwalk 1 which is the nearest beach access. The team will then move to Nest 71 which is 200 yards north of boardwalk 3 which is the nearest beach access.

Click here to see a map showing the location of the boardwalks.

The timing of this inventory may be modified without notice in the event of inclement weather.

Turtle hatchlings typically emerge from the nest during the night to avoid exposure to daytime predators such as seagulls. This is called a boil because it really does look like a boiling event when the baby turtles emerge all at once from the nest which is a hole in the sand.

About three days after the boil, the Turtle Patrol team performs an inventory. They count the empty shells as well as the eggs that have not hatched for a report to DNR. Sometimes, some of the hatchlings are still at the bottom of the nest and haven’t made it out yet. The inventory team helps these hatchlings down to the water’s edge where they can gather strength for their journey across the ocean. We can’t always promise there will be hatchlings to see, but when there are, it is very exciting!

We expect to continue to perform inventories until all nests are removed from the beach which typically occurs in mid-September.

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda for SI Turtle Patrol

Andel West Planned Development

The Town of Seabrook Island has been informed by the developer that the full Planned Development Application for the proposed development immediately behind Fresh Fields Village has been submitted to Charleston County. A principle aspect of the planned development is a full sized grocery store. The complete application is available here.

-Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

Keep Up With The Lake House September 7

Fitness and Recreation

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

The Outdoor Pool hours:
– Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to sunset
– Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to sunset.

The Indoor Pool schedule, as well as rules for both Indoor and Outdoor Pools, can be viewed by clicking here.

Fitness Classes

The monthly schedule for fitness and recreation classes is available. Click here to view the September fitness calendar. This does not include the semi-private classes.

Semi-Private Series

Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. Please note, Semi-Private classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. There are no drop-ins or refunds. Semi-private classes are not included in the monthly class pass, and the entire class will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account at the time of registration. Semi-private classes are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

RideSBI Semi-Private Series – This series is open to participants of all fitness levels. You control your RPM and Resistance, so you tailor the class to your fitness level. Modifications for specific movements are provided in class. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Please bring a towel and water.
-Saturdays, September 3 – September 24 (no class 9/10) 8:30 am. $30 for the series
-This series is taught by Sarah Yuncker.

Kripalu Yoga Semi-Private Series – Linking Breathing with Movement. This class will include learning various breathing techniques and postures, both standing and on the mat, and end with relaxation. This class is perfect for beginners but is also an opportunity for any level to take a step back and rediscover the foundation of their practice.
-Thursdays, September 1 – September 29 (no class 9/8) 3:30 pm (new time) $60 for the series
-This series is taught by Emmy Marquardt.

Fit Camp – Evening Edition Semi-Private Series – Have you wanted to do a fitness class during the day, but have been unable to? This is the class for you! Fit Camp is a total body workout that features HIIT, strength, balance, and core training.
– Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 6 – September 29 at 5:30 pm. $80 for the series (monthly commitment.)
– This series is taught by Mark Durinsky

For more information about the classes above, go to sipoa.org and click on The Lake House. You can also email your questions to The Lake House staff at Wellness@sipoa.org.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

Preservation Society Fall Tours in October

Now in its 46th year, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) presents its Fall Tours of Architecture, History, and Gardens from October 5 – 29, 2022. This year’s Fall Tours offerings are designed to maximize the educational experience for guests while minimizing impacts in the historic district. Join us as we venture into the city’s storied streets, landscapes, and buildings. 

Piazzas and Gardens Tours
Go beyond the garden gate onto the porches and piazzas of some of Charleston’s finest homes. Each tour includes 4-6 private properties in the Historic District. Enjoy going from site to site at your leisure, where docents will provide interpretation. Click here for dates, times, and tickets.

Insider’s Architecture Tours
Step inside some of Charleston’s finest buildings, seldom open to the public. Led by experts such as architects, contractors, or historians, these tours dive deeper into Charleston’s unique architectural styles, preservation ethic, and interior design. Click here for dates, times, and tickets.

Insider’s Garden Tours
Led by experts such as landscape architects, garden designers, and horticulturalists, these tours take guests into some of Charleston’s most beautiful private gardens. Learn more about the city’s rich horticultural history and diverse flora and faunaClick here for dates, times, and tickets.

Specialty Tours
Led by a Preservation Society staff member or noted expert in their field, Specialty Tours are designed to provide a closer look at the Preservation Society’s advocacy work, preservation initiatives, and mission. Each tour is unique and space is limited. Click here for topics, dates, times, and tickets.

Historic Walking Tours
Traverse the streets of Charleston while learning more about the historical events, people, and cultures that have shaped our city. This year’s walking tours explore a wide variety of subjects and are all led by professional, certified tour guides. Click here for dates, times, and tickets.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: preservationsociety.org)

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Boone Hall Fright Nights ◊ September 24 – October 30
    Prepared to be scared! Celebrate Halloween with a creepy night of fright! Come experience The Lodge at Willow Ridge, Freaks World of Oddities, and the Sinister Cinema Haunted Hayride – Extended Directors Cut.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch September 30 – October 30
    This year will mark the 26th year for this event which has become one of the largest fall festivals in the state of South Carolina. Come explore the Giant eight-acre corn maze. Enjoy the family-friendly Halloween Tractor Tour, the All American Petting Zoo and so much more. Of course, there will be a variety of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors available for purchase along with all those delicious festival foods we all love.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Uncorked December 2
    Boone Hall Plantation and the Charleston Radio Group are excited to present Uncorked – an exclusive black tie optional Christmas holiday event presented at the popular Cotton Dock venue at Boone Hall Plantation on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 7:00 pm -11:00 pm.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine Under the Oaks December 4
    This event has become one of the highlights of the December social calendar in the Lowcountry and a signature special event for Boone Hall Plantation. Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
    Click here for additional information.
  • What Happened to John Drayton of Drayton Hall? September 10
    In 1779, John Drayton is said to have perished at Strawberry Ferry during the American Revolution. Join a study trip to Berkeley County and a private visit to the c.1725 Strawberry Chapel of Ease. Normally closed to the public, the chapel will be open specifically for Drayton Hall. The group will have an optional picnic lunch on the grounds of Strawberry Chapel following the tour.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: William Henry Drayton and the Revolutionary WarSeptember 15
    On September 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm join Curator Amber Satterthwaite to discuss William Henry Drayton and the Revolutionary War. This is a Donate What You Can Webinar.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Indigo Workshop September 24
    Join Drayton Hall for an Indigo Dyeing Class with CHI Design Indigo. Guests will learn the process and techniques for dyeing fabric with the historically significant plant inside the Lenhardt Garden in our Education Pavilion. During this workshop, guests will dye their own scarf.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Virtual Book Club – The Indigo GirlSeptember 29
    Join author Natasha Boyd virtually on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 5:00 pm as she discusses her book The Indigo Girl. This is a “Donate What You Can Event.”
    Click here for additional information.
  • Stephen J. Wood Conservation Lab – A Virtual Tour October 6
    Join Staff Archaeologist, Nicole Houck, on October 6, 2022, at 5:00 pm for a virtual tour of the new Stephen J. Wood Conservation Lab where he will be discussing the recent archaeological excavations taking place at Drayton Hall and upcoming volunteer opportunities in Charleston, SC.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape October 8
    You are invited to attend the most extraordinary outdoor Charleston food and wine event.  Guests will be served wine and local brews while walking the grounds and learning about the historic happenings on the landscape.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Games in the Gardens September 11
    The Gardens at Middleton Place were not only created for their aesthetic beauty, but also for entertainment. Come try your skill at such games as quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces (included with general admission).
    Click here for additional information.
  • Andrea Wulf Book Talk at Charleston Library Society September 13
    Join Andrea Wulf author of “Magnificent Rebels” for a book talk and signing reception on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wool Felting at The Inn September 14
    Wool felting, also known as wet felting, is mankind’s oldest textile-making process. Learn the process of wool felting with Visual Artist & Instructor, Kim Keelor, by creating a 10×10 sample piece to understand how it works before creating a larger piece that’s about 18″.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Fall Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting September 14, 21, & 28; October 5, 12, 19, & 26
    Spend the evening at Middleton Place exploring America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens with a glass of wine in hand.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26
  • Wine on the Piazza | Edmondston-Alston House September 15 & October 20
    Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for an autumn evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Sept 15, Oct 20
  • The Green Book of SC: Joshua Parks Book Talk September 18
    Join Middleton Place Foundation for “The Green Book of South Carolina: A Guide to African American Cultural Site” book talk and signing reception with Joshua Parks on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. This is a free, in-person event open to the public; advance reservation is required.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Art In The Barn October 14
    The Stableyards’ annual fundraising event, Art in the Barn, is back! This fundraiser to support the Heritage Breeds at Middleton Place includes a special evening with BBQ, live music, drinks, a silent auction, and an art sale.
    Click here for additional information.

Tidelines Editors

September Issue of Currents

The September 2022 issue of Currents is now available.  Click here to read it or visit the SIPOA website and access it through the News dropdown menu.

Once you access the current issue, you will notice the icons across the top that allow you to “Share,” “Download,” “Print,” or “Zoom” in this order:

To receive SIPOA’s weekly Highlights email as well as special notices and alerts from SIPOA, please click here to sign up.

Email your comments and feedback to publiccomment@sipoa.org.

-Submitted by SIPOA

SIAG Welcomes Acclaimed Artist Marissa Vogl, September 20

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Marissa Vogl
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House

Marissa Vogl is best known for her large-scale abstractions. Born and raised in Montana, she now resides and paints in Charleston, SC. She is co-owner of the Meyer-Vogl galleries in Charleston. Marissa will be presenting a demonstration of her unique style during the SIAG monthly meeting.

Marissa Vogl’s work is a response to her observations of life’s beauty, most often relating to florals and landscapes. The emotional and energetic response leads to intentional mark-making and exploration of vivid color palettes that create a spontaneous harmony. Working mostly in oils or acrylics, she often begins by painting from life or plein-air references. Her intent is to translate an emotional reaction from her observations into something the viewer can also experience.

Marissa states, “It is important to me to never settle on a defined style. I need the creative freedom to explore regularly. This is an important part of my process—to be able to play with shapes, color, texture, tools, and ways to create unique marks. It is all part of building a dialog between my brush and the energy I want to convey. My natural response to visual inspiration can be so strong that I paint it without knowing but instead feeling. This is a meditative process that has become more focused over the years.”

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Marissa Vogl)

Does Your Memory Ever Lapse? September 8

Do you ever forget where you put your phone or parked your car or why you walked into a room? Are you worried that your memory is failing? If so, you are not alone! Please join Seabrook Island Village for our upcoming event:

Thursday, September 8, 2022
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Oyster Catcher Community Center

We will view a TED Talk entitled “How Your Memory Works and Why Forgetting is Totally OK” by noted Neuroscientist Lisa Genova. Lisa provides reassurance that forgetting is totally normal and offers suggestions for ways to improve brain health. In addition, Sara Perry from Respite Care Charleston will lead a discussion and share strategies for dealing with dementia.

This event is open to the community and is free but since capacity is limited, please click here to RSVP. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Village

Check Out the Library

Have you had a chance to visit the newly renovated Johns Island Library on Maybank Highway? If not, you might want to stop by and get acquainted with this beautiful new facility. September is Library Sign-Up Month and will find that a Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Card is the key to unlocking a wide variety of resources.

The John’s Island Library closed in August 2020 to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing $108.5 million referendum-funded project passed by Charleston County voters in 2014 to build five new libraries and renovate all existing branches. It reopened in August 2021 and now the communities of John’s Island, Kiawah, Seabrook and Wadmalaw have access to a modern, state-of-the-art library, equipped with resources, services, and technology that extend well beyond books.

Updates at the library include:

  • new interior finishes 
  • replacement of shelving 
  • refreshed collection items (40,000 volumes, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and a telescope) 
  • new furniture 
  • technology upgrades (approximately 40 computers and Chrome Books for public use, hotspots, and copy machines with mobile printing capability)
  • new designated children and teen areas.

While the Johns Island Library facility is impressive, you might prefer to access CCPL resources from the comfort of your computer or phone. All you need is a library card to get yourself started. There are several ways to access materials digitally using any of the following: 

  • The Libby app is a free app that allows you to borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. 
  • Flipster is a  next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of magazines, courtesy of the library. With Flipster, patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can also be downloaded to phones and tablets, for offline reading anytime, anywhere. 
  • Hoopla is an online streaming service that offers free access to e-books,  comics, audiobooks, music, films & television.  To use hoopla, all you need is a valid CCPL library card and a web browser or mobile device.  Each user gets 10 downloads per calendar month for the available formats. 

In addition, with a CCPL library card, you gain digital access to current and past issues of The New Times, The Post and Courier, USA Today, and Consumer Reports.

Also, check out Explore with CCPL! A CCPL card gives you access to parks, museums, and devices that can help you explore the Lowcountry, the state, and even the Milky Way.  You can check out an Orion telescope and obtain free passes (when available) for local museums and parks.

Finally, the next time you go to Charleston, allow extra time to visit the main branch of CCPL at 86 Calhoun Street, which houses additional educational, cultural, and historical resources. For example, the Saul Alexander Gallery exhibits the works of artists on a monthly basis and the Holocaust Collection provides references on the persecution and destruction of European Jewry and other minorities. If you are interested in delving into South Carolina History, visit the South Carolina Room on the second floor, which houses a non-circulating collection of books, maps, microfilm and other research materials on the history and genealogy of South Carolina.

And remember…

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!

Dr. Seuss

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: Johns Island Library)