SINHG: Charleston Architecture Oct 12

The autumn series of SINHG Evening Programs begins with a presentation by The Post & Courier columnist Robert Behre. Join SINHG in the Live Oak Room at The Lake House on Thursday evening, October 12, at 7:00 pm for an exploration of the changing face of the Holy City from its earliest days to the present. Behre has been writing for The Post & Courier for more than twenty years on Charleston’s built environment, including the architecture for which Charleston is famous. 

All Seabrook Island residents and guests are invited to attend. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. To register for the program, visit the SINHG website.

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG

OLM Party at the Playground Sept 30

Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Community Outreach extends an invitation to their Playground Grand Opening. Come out and enjoy a fun day at the Johns Island campus. This celebration event is free and will showcase activities for the whole family where attendees can enjoy the new playground, a jump castle, face painting, balloon animals, kids crafts, music, food, Kona Ice, and Low Tide Brewing beer.

When:             Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time:              11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:           Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
                      1684 Brownswood Rd, Johns Island

Thank you to the donors for making this dream a reality.

-Submitted by Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Weather and Rip Current Alert

A low-pressure system off the coast of Florida will bring some local impacts to our state over the coming days. There is a chance of thunderstorms, wind gusts as high as 25 mph, as well as a moderate risk for rip currents today, September 21. 

Starting Friday, September 22, there is a chance of showers, an enhanced risk of rip currents at the beaches into the weekend, higher tide levels into Friday, and high surf this week. 

Over the coming days, you are encouraged to be cautious and consider avoiding going into the water if conditions have worsened. Stay tuned to local weather forecasts before heading to the beach.

If you get caught in a rip current, stay calm. It won’t pull you under, but it will pull you away from the shore. Instead:

  • Float or if you are a strong swimmer, swim parallel to the shore. 
  • Yell for help to those on the shore.
  • If you see someone in distress in the water, call or text Beach Patrol at (843) 718-6083.
  • If you have something that floats, you can push this towards the person, but don’t attempt to rescue them yourself.

To learn more about rip currents, click here

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Brain Health with Age Seminar Oct 21

Seabrook Island Village is hosting an educational seminar to be led by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Clinical Neuropsychologists Travis Turner, PhD, and Andrea Sartori, PhD, on Saturday, October 21, at the Lake House from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. 

Neurological disorders are among the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. Maintaining a healthy brain is a top priority in pursuing good overall health and longevity, especially for older adults. 

Seabrook Island Village welcomes all Seabrook Island residents to attend this seminar to learn about brain health and what we can do to maintain it. Advance registration is required on our website.

During their presentation, Drs. Turner and Sartori will define brain health for various age groups (and “red flags” one may look for). They will describe available treatments for neurological disorders and what may be on the horizon plus current research (including studies underway at MUSC). They will also report on what is presently known about preventing and delaying the onset of cognitive impairment/dementia. Hard copies of their presentation slides will be available to all attendees upon arrival, and there will be time for questions at the end. 

As clinical neuropsychologists, Drs. Turner and Sartori concentrate on the relationship between the brain and behavior. They evaluate patients who are experiencing cognitive and/or behavioral changes resulting from central nervous system disease or injury, like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or other related conditions. Neuropsychologists at MUSC and similar medical institutions work closely with providers in neurology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and other medical disciplines to assist in proper diagnosis and help develop treatment plans for patients that may include medication, rehabilitation therapy or surgery.  

(Funding for this program has been provided by the Town of Seabrook Island. Seabrook Island Village is grateful for the Town’s generous support.)

-Submitted by Lori Leary for Seabrook Island Village

(Image credit: Seabrook Island Village)

Oktoberfest Celebration Sep 22-24

Get ready to raise your glasses for an unforgettable Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of the Holy City. Gabrielle Plaza is transformed into a Bennett Biergarten with an array of German-inspired dishes like sizzling bratwursts and pretzels with hefeweizen cheese sauce, and most importantly, a wide selection of craft beers by Munkle Brewing Company.

No reservations or tickets are required. Simply come to the Plaza overlooking Marion Square Park and enjoy Oktoberfest festivities at your leisure. Food and drinks will be available for purchase a la carte and daily Stein Hoisting competitions will be held. The winner not only claims bragging rights but wins complimentary beer on the Plaza for the rest of the day. 

Friday, September 22
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Hans Schmidt German Band
6:00 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition

Saturday, September 23
4:00 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition

Sunday, September 24
4:00 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition

For more information, as well as food and beer menus, visit the Hotel Bennett website

-Submitted by Hotel Bennett

(Image credit: Hotel Bennett)

Charleston Gaillard Center Presents Patti Lupone

October 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Spend an evening with a true Broadway legend as three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone performs her concert Don’t Monkey with Broadway.

In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, Ms. LuPone explores — through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin — how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and the unpredictability of the Great White Way!

Click here for more information and tickets.

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(Image credit: Charleston Gaillard Center)

Maj Jongg Fundraiser October 17

All Mah Jongg Mavens on the local sea islands are invited to join us for a fun day playing this traditional, popular game of tiles.

The cost is $80 per person and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a charitable donation to Seabrook Island Village, Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Questions? Contact Sue Coomer, Event Chair, at 843-901-0447. Click here for an entry form. Additional entry forms are available at The Lake House.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Village, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Boardwalk 6 Replacement Starts September 5

Boardwalk 6 is scheduled to be replaced this year. The stairs and decking crossing over the seawall will be removed and replaced with a new structure.

Construction will begin immediately after Labor Day, beginning on September 5, 2023. Boardwalk 6 will be closed with no pedestrian access during construction.

We anticipate construction to be completed in approximately 8-10 weeks.Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our facilities in great condition.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA)

Tornado Warning Aug 30, 2023

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Tornado Warning for portions of Charleston County in southeastern South Carolina until 12:15 pm.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Delemar Crossroads, moving north at 20 mph. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

Tornadoes from tropical storms or hurricanes can form and move very quickly. If you wait until you hear a tornado it could be too late. Take action to immediately protect yourself.

Stay tuned to your local media for additional information and possible additional tornadoes. Tornadoes are still a potential danger until 10:45 pm this evening.

In addition, the tides will be at their highest level from about 6:30 – 10:30 pm. This will increase the chance of flooding, especially on the roads.

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Backpack Buddies Challenge 2023 – We can get there with your help!

To date, with your generous donations, we have achieved 48% of our total goal. With your help, we can get to the finish line for the upcoming school year.

Communities in Schools Site Coordinator Mt. Zion Elementary School Katie Rush shared the impact of the Backpack Buddies Program recently: “Here at Mt. Zion Elementary, 69.2% of students are considered economically disadvantaged. We know that access to food is connected to health and academic outcomes, and our partnership with Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island has been essential in addressing this need for our school community! While students can receive free breakfast and lunch on school days, we’ve found that Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island helps provide relief for families when children are not in school over the weekends. We are so grateful to Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island for helping us surround our students with the support they need!” 

It takes $235.00 per year per child to make a difference. The Friends of Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island are matching dollar-for-dollar your generous donations, and $0.94 cents of every dollar goes directly to feeding school children. 

The Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island Challenge will run through the end of September so it’s not too late to make a donation today!

Donating is made even easier by using the Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island website for instructions.

-Submitted by Lynn Baker for Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island.

Charleston County Council Public Hearing on Andell West

On September 12 at 6:30 pm, Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on the request to rezone property identified by Tax Map Number TMS 205-00-00-36 from Residential R-4 Zoning District to the Andell West Planned Development, PD-185.

The Planned Development site is adjacent to Freshfields Village in Charleston County. (Click here to see the map.) The development will provide a full size grocery store and will include opportunities for retail and services in-line with the grocery store. The applicant is Andell West, LLC, an affiliate of Riverstone Properties, LLC.

The parcel is 50.26 acres of high ground. The property consists of an open field and a mature tree line along Kiawah Island Parkway. Historically the property has been
cleared and was used for agricultural use until the early 2000s. More recently it has been used as a staging/parking area for major island events.

The Charleston County Council meeting will be livestreamed at:

Written public comments may be emailed to:
or mailed to:
Charleston County
Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building
4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405-7464

-Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island