Introducing New Lake House Fitness Instructor – Dr. Sydnee Tolpa

The Lake House is excited to introduce Dr. Sydnee Tolpa, a new Lake House instructor.

Dr. Sydnee Tolpa D.C. is a native of New York State and specializes in the Sydnee Tolpa - Oct 2019neuromusculoskeletal system. She obtained her yoga teacher certification from Koh Phangan, Thailand where she was immersed in a diverse yoga community, including mindfulness meditation and Ayurvedic healing therapies. She utilizes her knowledge of the human body and wellness therapies to bring you a well-rounded yoga practice that is unique to your needs. Dr. Sydnee has the ability to break down each yoga asana’s muscular and health benefit while also flowing through a class. The movement of the body has always been a passion of hers as well as a drug-free approach to healing.

Dr. Sydnee is a chiropractor at Indigo Health Group earning her degree from New York Chiropractic College with a specialty in Nutrition and Sports Performance. She is additionally certified in Neurofunctional Dry Needling from McMaster Medical University Canada and The Dry Needling Institute.

Sydnee’s background in medicine and healing arts together will bring you an unparalleled experience in both mind and body.

Dr. Sydnee will be a offering semi-private series at The Lake House beginning with a Vinyasa / Yin & Meditation series in November. Please see below for details:

* New Semi-Private Series * 


Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 (Fridays)
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: The Lake House

Cost: $48

Vinyasa yoga is based around basic postures (asanas) that are linked together in a fluid manner as a celebration of movement, breathing and feeling the total presence, ease and effort simultaneously. The emphasis is on synchronizing movement with breath to create a smooth, strong and mesmerizing experience.

Yin yoga is a wonderful salve for our over-stimulated, over-booked, chaotic days. It works to reach deep inside, beneath the superficial muscles, intended to target joints and connective tissue with long holds supplemented by breath work and meditation. This deep practice is gentle yet intense, helping to increase the range of motion and stimulate energy flow. Emotionally, yin yoga enhances our ability to stay with our experiences, in stillness.

Put together, Vinyasa and Yin make a powerful duo. The dynamic yang style of vinyasa flow helps strengthen and invigorate the body and mind while yin provides balance.

Meditation lets you become more awake and more purposeful about your actions. The practice of meditation teaches you how to respond, rather than react, to situations in your life.

Join Dr. Sydnee in a yoga practice that enhances your life both on and off the mat.  For more information or to register, please email Dr. Sydnee Tolpa at

Please note, space in the semi-private series listed above are limited and preregistration is required. There is a maximum of 10 participants. The cost for the series of classes is $48 per participant. These workshops are not included in the monthly class pass. The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/ Club Member / Guest Amenity account and there are no refunds. The classes are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sydnee Tolpa to Seabrook Island and The Lake House Team!

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager

Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House

Freshfields Village – Cars and Coffee – October 19

October 19, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cars & Coffee
at Freshfields Village Green

 Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique and other cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. The event is held the 3rd Saturday of every month, except in April 2019.

Check out the other events going on this month at Freshfields by linking to their website

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Reminder: Grief Support Group – October 16

The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Eagle’s Nest Studio at the Lake House. New members are always welcome to join. Participants in the group include but are not limited to those who have lost a spouse as well as those who have lost a child.

Rosemary branch July 2018

For more information, please contact Mary Fleck at Non-residents of Seabrook Island may register to attend by contacting Mary Fleck at in advance.

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Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House

Municipal Election – It’s Not Too Late to Vote Absentee Ballot

In Person Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voting for the municipal elections begins on October 7th at the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 4367 Headquarters Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405. The hours are 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday- Friday.

Voter or immediate family member may call (843) 744-8683 or submit written request for absentee ballot application to or click here to submit an online request for an absentee ballot.

Request forms for absentee application may be faxed (843) 974-6419 or mailed to POB71419, North Charleston SC 29415

An Authorized Representative may request absentee application on behalf of a physically disabled voter by visiting the Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office or may submit request in writing.

Absentee ballots are mailed approximately 45 days prior to each election. The Friday before each election is the last day ballots can be mailed.

In person absentee voting generally opens approximately 30 days prior to an election. Voting hours are from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In person absentee voting closes at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to an election.

All voted ballots must be received by the Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office no later than 7 pm on election day to be counted.

To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:

Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them
Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them
Overseas citizens
For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
Physically disabled persons
Persons on vacation
Persons age 65 or older
Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election
Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election
Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
Persons serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day
Certified poll watchers and poll managers

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Posted in In the News

Hot Air Balloon Festival & Victory Cup Polo Match – November 15-16

Hot Air Balloon Festival &
Victory Cup Polo Match
Mullet Hall
2662 Mullet Hall Road,
Johns Island, SC 29455

Click here for tickets.

Charleston’s ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. In its fourteenth year, this event isn’t just a polo match it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!

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Fall Festival At Equestrian Center, October 26

All Seabrook Islanders and their guests are invited to celebrate the new season at the Equestrian Center’s Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26, from 4 – 7pm, including tours of the recently renovated barn, visits with some of our wonderful herd horses, and riding demonstrations by our Seabrook Island Equestrian Center team.

Guests will enjoy a Low Country Boil and wines and beers from the bar, along with music provided by Rotie Salley. Lots of very cool items have been donated for a raffle to benefit Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR), our non-profit Johns Island neighbor empowering children and adults with disabilities to lead more active lives through therapeutic horsemanship. Come and learn more about this unique Seabrook Island amenity and welcome the fall season!

Submitted by Norm Powers, for the Seabrook Island Club Equestrian Committee

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Kiawah Arts Council: Piano Bar Series – Gary Pecorella – October 16

Date:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Location:  The Sandcastle, Kiawah Island
Time:  5-7pm
Ticket:  No Ticket Required

October 16 | Gary Pecorella

Not meant to be concerts, Wednesday Piano Bars are to enjoy with friends and offer an opportunity to meet neighbors outside your comfort circle for some Island socializing. Relax with the beverage of your choice because the Sandcastle will be the happening place at 5 p.m. Island time. Bring your beverage of choice and any snack to “tide” you over.

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Posted in The Arts

Raising Eastern Bluebirds on Seabrook Island

As previously reported in The Seabrooker, October 2019

Most of your drives around our island in the summer will turn up a few Eastern Bluebirds sitting on a fence post or perched atop a nest box. They call out in a short, wavering voice and abruptly drop to the ground after an insect. Marvelous birds to capture in your binoculars or camera lens, male Eastern Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast. Blue tinges in the wings and tail give the grayer females an elegant look.

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Posted in Nature, SIB

Reminder of Adopt-A-Highway – Saturday October 12

This Saturday, October 12, we will be meeting in the Eagles’ Nest Room of the Lake House to collect our supplies and head out to Betsy Kerrison Parkway by 8:30 AM.

It promises to be lovely weather but still remember to wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing. If we get a good turnout we can make short work of our task. Please come join us to help beautify the entrance to our island. If you have any questions contact Rich Siegel at 716-969-4731 or

-Submitted by Rich Siegel

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook, Volunteer

Full Moon Bonfire – Sunday, October 13 – Boardwalk 1


Full moon flickr Mar 2017Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sunset – 6:50 pm
Moonrise – 7:08 pm
High Tide – 8:59 pm

Full Hunter’s MoonLet’s celebrate the onset of cooler weather with a bonfire on the beach shared with friends. We will start the bonfire near sunset on Sunday October 13 and it will need to be out by 10:00 pm. The bonfire will be between Boardwalks 1 and 2.

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon. Please note, all that debris from Dorian is not yet ready for the bonfire so bring aged wood instead.

Put these dates for future Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:

Tuesday, November 12
Thursday, December 12
Friday, January 10

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.

The International Space Station is scheduled for a Fly-by at 7:14 pm so hopefully the timing will allow for a wave to our astronauts.

Among the “National Holidays” listed for Sunday ( is “National M&M day”. Monday is Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day…all good reasons to celebrate.

How the Full Moon got its name

Per Old Farmers Almanac (

October: Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright Moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead.

Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

I found another web site ( This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Harvest Moon and the English Medieval name was Blood Moon.

Another web site ( says the Chinese call it Kindly Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr


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Kiawah Triathlon Traffic This Weekend

The Kiawah Triathlon is Sunday, October 13, 2019.  It consists of a .7-mile swim, 25.1-mile bike race, and 6.1 run. The swim and run part of the Triathlon will be within the Kiawah properties, but the bike race will go up to Freshfields and back. The event starts at 7:30 am with the swim and then the bike race follows after that.

Bikers will be traveling from Kiawah, through the traffic circle at the Freshfields roundabout and back to Kiawah. There will be deputies at all entrances of the roundabout to help with traffic, so expect some longer than normal travel times. The first biker will be there around 8:50 am and they will continue to arrive until around 10:30 am.

Kristen Lococo, Nature Program Manager, Kiawah Island has provided us with the following hints:

How to Safely Pass a Cyclist on the Road:

  1. Slow Down– Ensure that you have enough time to fully access the road and traffic conditions prior to executing a safe pass. Lower speed also gives you more time to react, should conditions change.
  2. Look and Wait for Other Traffic– You’ll need space in the next lane in order to pass, so look for a safe gap in that traffic and wait as required. Some bicyclists will hug the right edge of the road in an effort to stay as far away from other traffic- don’t misinterpret this as an invitation to pass in the same narrow lane.
  3. Change Lanes to Pass– Once you have an adequate gap in traffic in the next lane, move completely into that lane. This will give the bicyclist a safe buffer and the room they need to maneuver for maintaining balance and avoiding surface hazards.
  4. Do Not Honk at Athletes– If the need does arise to honk your horn to alert a cyclist that you are about pass, do so at a respectable distance. If you are too close, the noise itself can cause a cyclist to lose his or her bearings and create a hazardous situation for both you and the cyclist.

This Tri-Kiawah is a USAT sanctioned intermediate distance competition so there will be many participants as well as family members and friends. Packet pick-up started Wednesday and will probably peak on Saturday, which means additional traffic coming down to the islands, as well as in Freshfields.  For more information about the race as well as a complete map, click here.

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Posted in Events, Sports

Gibbes Museum – Charles Williams: SUN + LIGHT

Charles Williams: SUN + LIGHT
Gibbes Museum
October 11, 2019-February 2, 2020

SUN + LIGHT features a collection of works by contemporary South Carolina artist Charles Williams (American, b. 1984) from his series Everyone Loves the Sunshine. The paintings in this exhibition juxtapose Williams’ own personal encounters, past and present, with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Williams attempts to strike a balance between both the peaceful and violent protests of the movement and of varied expressions of power. He recounts stories told to him by his grandmother about this specific period in U.S. history and the belief she passed down that would guide his work: “Stay in the light, stay positive.” SUN + LIGHT is organized by the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.

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Posted in The Arts