Kiawah Arts Council – Piano Bar Series – September 16, 23 and 30th

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Wed. Sept. 16 – 5:00-7:00pm

Wed. Sept. 23 – 5:00-7:00pm

Wed. Sept. 30 – 5:00-7:00pm

Sandcastle /No Tickets Required

Back by popular demand… Piano Bar Series at the Sandcastle. Not meant to be concerts, these 2 additional Wednesdays are to enjoy with friends who plan to come, or for the chance meeting and the opportunity to meet neighbors outside your comfort circle for some Island socializing. Relax outside on the patio with the beverage of your choice or inside closer to the music. The Sandcastle will be the happening place at 5 p.m. Island time. Bring the beverage of choice and any snack to “tide” you over.

(Photo credit:  Kiawah Arts Council website)

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Dining Delivery Startup Open for Business

LowcountryDelivery-Logo-ResizedforWebA novel service that provides delivery from nearby restaurants to Seabrook and Kiawah locations is now available. Lowcountry Delivery allows diners to order a meal from area restaurants and have it delivered to their door in heat bags and coolers within a targeted time frame of 45 to 60 minutes. Deliveries are possible to home, business and beach locations on both islands.

The business is owned by Cathryn Gray Strupe and Mark Duryea. More details on the service are available by viewing their press release here–Lowcountry-Delivery-Press Release-09-2015–and by visiting their web site at

—Submitted by Cathryn Gray Strupe

Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering – September 19th

3640735a71c7316dd9945b5e91b5c7a6The Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc., a non-profit organization, promotes Scottish heritage, history and customs through the conduct of ongoing events in the Lowcountry which educate our youth and assist other Scottish-American organizations.  The games include Piping and Drumming Competitions, Highland Dancing competition, Scottish Country Dancing, Highland Wrestling, Border Collie Demonstrations, Genealogy, Celtic and Clan Tents, and Children’s Games.  New this year, the games will include Women’s Athletic Competition, Fiddling Competitions and beer served by Highland Brewery.  This event will be held at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant.  Saturday, September 19th, 9am-5pm, with a games after-party at 6pm. For tickets and information, go to So, get your kilt on and come out for the games!

(Photo Credit:  the Charleston Scots website)

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D.I.R.T. Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that the Seabrook genealogy group, Digging Into Roots Together (D.I.R.T.), will meet this coming Wednesday,  Sept 9, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in Osprey 2 at the Lake House.

This week we will be working together to organize the “genealogy social” that we are hosting during our Sept 23 meeting.   We will be inviting residents of Kiawah and Kiawah River Estates who may be interested in participating in our group to join us for refreshments and learn what we are doing in D.I.R.T. We will also be working on a new project which we hope will help  our members get more organized, resolve their research issues more efficiently and grow their family trees.

The agenda can be accessed and previewed by visiting the blog at and clicking on the tab labeled “Agenda”. If you are interested in genealogy and looking to network with others who share your passion, or would like some guidance getting started on your own family history journey, please join us. Each week someone will be available to provide assistance and answer questions.

Further information can be found on the blog or you can email us at

Submitted by  Denise Doyon

The 22nd Annual Charleston Cup Steeplechase Races – November 8th

sDkjziEj98TJRIu5gK8Z2f9n73NjEm48Y689bkLqlVU-300x168Sanctioned by The National Steeplechase Association, the Cup has become one of the premier sporting events in the Carolina Lowcountry, offering spectators the opportunity to experience live horse racing at its finest.  This event includes a Ball which will be held Friday, November 6th 7-11pm.  Go to for tickets and information on each event.  This racing event will be held at the Plantation at Stono Ferry on November 8th

(Photo credit:  The Charleston Cup website)

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Middleton Place – Sports and Leisure Days – September 11-12th

block_cricket15Sports and Leisure Days at Middleton Place

Date: Friday & Saturday, September 11 & 12
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission

When not working or dealing with the daily activities of everyday life, people of the 18th and 19th centuries sought ways to relax and to entertain themselves. Through the mediums of art, sport, gardening, and food, a culture of leisure, pleasure, and entertainment developed. Departures from everyday life included painting, gardening, tea ceremonies, and such sports as cricket, croquet and lawn bowling. Join public historians and interpreters at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark for an interactive day of Sport and Leisure.

Go to for tickets and information.

(Photo credit:  Middleton Place website)

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Free Shredding Day Oct 2, 2015

Shred 360 will be at the Town Hall on Oct 2, 2015 from 10 am until 1 pm in the contractor parking lot at Town Hall. Bring your paper trash, computer disks and drives as well as old tax returns to be shredded.  Paper may be brought to the site in cardboard boxes, but they are not able to shred the actual box.

This is a free Shred Day that will enable Seabrookers to safely destroy any of these items.  Shredding items is one way to protect yourself from Identity Fraud.

Edisto Music and Shag Fest – September 4-6th

Shag the night away!  For those who know the South Carolina state dance, the Edisto Music and Shag Fest is one of the highlights of the summer.  This three-day festival at Bay Creek Park next to the Edisto Marina gets dance partners on their feet throughout the weekend with live entertainment by many local and regional acts and shag competitions.  Starts noon on Friday and ends noon Sunday at 3702 Dockside Road, Edisto Island, Free.  For information go to

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Lowcountry HogFest – September 4-5th

The Low Country HogFest will be held September 4th and 5th at 4704 Dorchester Road (behind Harley Davidson).

hog-fest-flyer-20151Low Country Hog Fest is a community event complete with a sanctioned Kansas City Society BBQ contest, live music, kid’s zone, custom car show, tattoo contest, beard & moustache contest, wing eating contest, and corn-hole tournament to benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital. One of the many ways to get involved is through the Adopt –A-Hog program.  Concrete hogs were adopted by businesses, organizations, and individuals and decorated earlier in the summer.  Come out and see the hogs on display, taste BBQ, drink beer, listen to music – – all to benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital  for more information, go to

(Photo credit:  Post & Courner Sep3, 2015)

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SINHG Kicks Off Fall Evening Programs September 17th

On Thursday, September 17th the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s first evening program for the Fall 2015 series is Virginia Beach. Her topic is “Rice and Ducks, the Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry”.

Virginia is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a former Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa. She writes for numerous publications on the subjects of conservation and natural history and is the author of Medway, a history of a South Carolina plantation. In addition, she has also served on the staffs of The Nature Conservancy, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium.

She is also the author of “Rice & Ducks” which records the history of the South Carolina rice lands, a landscape that stretches all the way from the Pee Dee River to Savannah. It is a story full of interesting and memorable characters, and unlikely allies. They include English Lords, Proprietors, southern plantation owners and slaves, northern industrialists, powerful U.S. Senators, daring scientists, media magnates, Trappist monks, and Wall Street financiers.

Please join us at the Lake House to learn more about this fascinating aspect of the history of the low country. Refreshments will be served at 7 PM and the program will begin at 7:30. All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome. There is a $5 donation for non SINHG members. Information about future programs and SINHG membership can be found at the SINHG web site,

Submitted by Gary Fansler

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Thursday evening during the low tide cycle, R.E. Goodson began the inlet closure sequence.  Coastal Science and Engineering and the Goodson crew worked non-stop until 4:45am to install the initial berm.  They were back at work at 7:00am today and will be on site for the next few days to expand the berm using the remainder of the stockpiled sand.  The closure will be completed in accordance with the final engineering specifications and dimensions.

The aerial photos and video taken at 8:00 am today provide an illustration of the extent of the work accomplished overnight!


Heather Paton,
SIPOA Executive Director