Reminder: COVAR Meet SIPOA Candidates Tomorrow


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 Tomorrow, 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.

For information on a specific candidate, click on their name below.

SIPOA Board of Directors Candidates
Three-Year Term (Four available positions)

Nominating Committee Candidates
Two-Year Term (Two available positions)

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Posted in Events, Organizations on Seabrook, SIPOA

Bohicket Boat Parade Canceled

Due to the small number of boats participating in the Bohicket Boat Parade, the Christmas Parade of Boats and the party afterward at the Bohicket Marina and Market will be canceled.

The organizers regret any inconvenience this might cause people and they look forward to other events at the marina.

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Posted in Bohicket Marina

Water Line Break on Seabrook Island

The Town of Seabrook Island has just reported that there is a water line break at the intersection of Seabrook Island Road and Pine Needle Lane. The break affects about 20 customers. Seabrook Island Utility is currently working on it. They expect service is to be restored by 5:00 pm.

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Posted in Town of SBI

College of Charleston Basketball

The College of Charleston Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams have started their 2019-2020 season. Both teams are in Division I of the NCAA and compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. They play home games at TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street (near Marion Square.)

Currently, the standings of the men’s team is 4-4 and the women’s team is 5-3.

To see the men’s schedule and purchase tickets for upcoming home games, click here.

For the women’s schedule and to purchase tickets for upcoming home games, click here.

To learn more about College of Charleston sports, go to

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Posted in Sports

Holiday Events in Charleston

We have posted several events that are happening in Charleston for the holidays.  In addition, Traveler of Charleston Visitor Magazine has put together a list of 15 Must-Do Holiday Events. They vary from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to Wine Under the Oaks to “A Christmas Carol” to many other holiday happenings.

Check out their list by clicking here.

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(photo credit: Traveler of Charleston Visitor Magazine)


Posted in Events

Red Kettle Day & Holiday Canned Food Drive

We may not agree on everything, but we most likely can all agree that we are very fortunate to call Seabrook Island home. During the coming holiday season, we have opportunities to give to those who are not as fortunate. The following two ways to give are being sponsored and/or supported by COVAR. We are asking for your support, as well, and encourage you to pass the word to your property owners.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Day at Harris Teeter December 12, 2019, from 9:00 am. to 6:00 pm. What a wonderful way to give back and celebrate this holiday season.

The Salvation Army provides a broad range of services to those in need. Every dollar you donate returns 82 cents to The Salvation Army program services. The average charity spends 75 percent of its budget on programs, while the remaining money goes to cover overhead costs like fundraising.

The 9:00 am. to 6:00 pm volunteer period is separated into hour shifts. Each shift needs to be ‘manned” by two volunteers to ring the bell. To sign up for an hour shift, go to,
put COVAR in the group box. It should take you to a “select shift screen” and the “down arrow” shows available shifts.
Select your shift and the rest of the prompts will register you as a volunteer and allow you to get a text notification.
Each volunteer must sign up for the shift separately and
you can opt-out of receiving additional information about the Salvation Army.

Everything will be provided to you when you arrive (including a bell). Contact Sue Cameron at if you have any questions or problems with signing up to participate.

Holiday Canned Food Drive at The Lake House now through December 10, 2019. The Holiday Canned Food Drive was initiated in 2016. In the first three years, the total amount of food has increased from almost 3,000 pounds in 2016 to approximately 7,000 pounds in 2018! Remarkable, right? The goal for 2019 is 7,500 pounds.

All food will, as in previous years, be donated to local organizations through the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation – approximately 95% of the food will remain on Johns Island or in Wadmalaw, and the balance will be distributed to families on James Island.

As many as 4,000 families in our area struggle with hunger.
Approximately 90% of the children in Johns Island and Wadmalaw live below the poverty line, so what better time to help more of our neighbors than during the holiday season?

Don’t forget, please bring canned foods only and be sure to check the expiration dates on all your cans before donating. Protein like tuna, salmon, and chicken, and complete meals like hearty soup, stew, 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.


-Submitted by Sue Cameron, COVAR

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Posted in Freshfields, Lake House, Volunteer

Accident Bohicket Road near Esau Jenkens – 12/5 at 10:00 am

We just received notification today, December 5 at 10:00 am, that there is an accident on Bohicket Road near Esau Jenkins Road. Traffic is very heavy in both directions.

If you are heading on or off the island, you may want to take an alternate route.

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive it.

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Posted in Traffic

Bohicket Parade of Boats Saturday, Dec 7

4th Annual Bohicket
Christmas Parade of Boats
Saturday, December 7, 2019
6:00 to 8:30 pm

Join us this year for the 4th Annual Parade of Boats at Bohicket Marina & Market!  Great fun for the whole family!  Come down and enjoy singing Christmas Carols with hot chocolate & s’ mores by the fire! All this and watching the Parade of Boats in the beautiful venue on Bohicket Creek is the best way to get you into the holiday spirit!

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(image credit:  Bohicket Marina website)

Posted in Bohicket Marina, Festivals

Calling All Hockey Fans! – Carolina Stingrays are Playing Now

Fun for the whole family! Come on out and watch the South Carolina Stingrays minor league hockey team.

The South Carolina Stingrays are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in SC Stingrays logo - Feb 2019North Charleston, South Carolina. The Stingrays play in the South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference. They play their home games at the North Charleston Coliseum.

For information on upcoming games and ticket availability click here.

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Posted in Sports

World Affairs Council December 11, 2019

The World Affairs Council of Charleston (WAC) hosts six speaking events each year as part of their WAC Speaker Series, three in each the spring and fall.  The December meeting of the 2019-2020 seasons will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at The Citadel Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston. It begins at 5:15 pm with a reception and the lecture will follow at 6:00 pm.

The featured speaker will be Greg Poling of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and the topic is “Island Nation by Island Nation, Steadily, Significantly, China’s Presence in the Pacific Region is Growing. Is This at U.S. Expense and Does it Matter?”

WAC describes the topic as follows:  For years, China has been moving into the South China Sea. It builds up remote atolls, making them militarized outposts astride international shipping routes.  This policy understandably attracts a lot of attention. It is very alarming to neighboring South East Asian countries and very much to the U.S. Navy. More quietly, China is also making a major push to build up its physical presence, its political and economic influence, among island countries of the region, starting with the Philippines, but also the large number of Pacific island nations whose lack of development makes them vulnerable to enticements. Just a few weeks ago, a Chinese company closely aligned to Beijing signed a 75-year lease to take over an entire island in the Solomons, raising a lot of local trepidation about what it means. Analysts speak darkly of Beijing’s long-term ambitions in the Pacific. Are Australia and New Zealand also in Beijing’s line of vision?

To read more about World Affairs Council and the featured speaker, Greg Poling, click here.

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(Image and content credit WAC website)

Posted in Events, Organizations

Johns Island Regional Library December Calendar

CHS library

Johns Island Regional Library located on Maybank Highway offers a wide variety of activities and resources for children, teens and adults.

To see the full calendar of activities and scheduled closure times at the Johns Island Regional Library for December, 2019, click here.

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Posted in Kids event, Recreation

Blood Drive – Thursday, December 12

There is no better gift to give during the holidays than the gift of life and donating blood can make a big difference in the lives of others. Donations tend to be down during the holidays because everyone is so busy. Your gift of blood will bring hope and comfort to those who need it.

The Seabrook Community Blood Drive is on Thursday, December 12. 2019, at The Lake House from 10:30 am until to 3:30 pm. Call 843-768-0334 or email Pep Logan to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are always welcome and all blood types urgently needed.

Mark it on your calendar now and be a part of  the “Best Holiday Gift Ever!”

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Posted in Events, Lake House