If you haven’t been to Freshfields lately, you may not know that there is a new stop sign. It is located on Village Green Lane near the Seabrook Island entrance. It protects the pedestrian crossing from WonderWorks near the Village Green to Beija Flor Jeans across the street.
Officers have been stationed there periodically to remind people about the stop sign. The stop sign is in the middle of the block. Drivers need to be attentive to people using the crosswalk.
Please be careful driving as well as crossing the street.
Seabrook Island Garden Club will be judging mailboxes July 1.
Prize: Most Patriotic Mailbox Blue Ribbon Award
Flags are waving
and our pride is high
decorate your mailbox
for the 4th of July!
How to enter the contest:
Please send your address ONLY to: email@example.com
The deadline is June 29. The first 30 addresses will be eligible for the Most Patriotic Mailbox Blue Ribbon Award. This is a great opportunity to show off your creativity and Patriotic spirit! Please note that SIPOA Rules & Regulations require that the decorations be removed by July 20, 2019.
When you are cruising past the gatehouse, entering the Lake House or at the SIPOA offices on Landfall Way you may have occasionally noticed that the flowers and plantings look so fresh and, hard to believe, not decimated by deer. There is a good reason for that.
In order to gain some insight, Tidelines sat down with Tyler Collins, regional manager of the Greenery for Seabrook, Kiawah, Johns Island and West Ashley, It turns out that there are two distinct planting seasons for the flower bed arrangements – winter and summer. The winter planting season – planting starts in October, weather permitting – includes more cold hardy plants like snapdragons, colorguard yucca, foxtail fern, lamium and various ornamental cabbages and kales. In the summer plantings – which are in before Memorial Day – they are replaced by coleus, pentas, ageratum, gomphrena, verbena (currently an upright variety of verbena called Meteor Showers), bananas, alternanthera, duranta and salvia. These plantings are then put on a schedule of fungicides, herbicides (for weed control) and fertilizer. For protection from deer predation, Collins was frank in his frustration. The Greenery has used a wide variety of different deer repellents and they rotate the use of each of these throughout the season. But, there is no magic bullet and vigilance is the key.
A tremendous amount of work goes into maintaining these garden beds for all of us to enjoy. So when you see these displays and smile, it makes it all worthwhile.
Do you know… where parking is permitted on Seabrook Island?
When visiting the home of friends on the island or going to the beach (especially during crowded vacation times), it can be a challenge to know when and where it is allowable to park. SIPOA Rules and Regulations addresses these questions.
Parking on SIPOA roads is limited to one side of the road and in the direction of traffic.
On unimproved lots:
Parking is permitted on the right of way in front of the lot.
Such parking is only temporary.
On improved lots:
Parking is permitted in front of the lot on the grass portion with permission of the owner.
Such parking is only temporary.
Parking at the SIPOA Oyster Catcher Community Center lot requires a black and white barcode decal, a Property Owner Pass or an authorized pass for a special event, the absence of which could result in a parking citation and violation assessment.
Parking is prohibited:
On or within 50 feet of a traffic island or fire hydrant.
Overnight on SIPOA roads.
On SIPOA roads for beach access.
Parking for beach access is in designated areas close to boardwalks and in specifically designated areas at the Island House.
Parking in regime and association parking lots is limited to owners and guests of owners of regime and associations. When using Boardwalks 7, 8 and 9, parking at Spinnaker, Beach Club Villas, Pelican Watch Villas, and Atrium Villas is for owners and their guests only.
Parking in handicap parking spaces is permitted only with a valid government-issued parking permit.
Upon entering the Lake House, it is likely that one of the first welcoming faces you will encounter is that of Lake House Manager, Jamie Mixson. The name might ring a bell as her husband and bestie for the last 15 years is Executive Sous Chef at the Island House, Van Mixson.
While she and Van reside in West Ashley, Jamie is a constant and comforting presence in the Lake House. She began working there as a part-time employee when it first opened 10 years ago after beginning her tenure at Seabrook as a pool attendant at the Club pool. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Jamie is a water aerobics instructor in addition to her duties as Lake House Manager under Director Nic Porter. You might recognize Jamie, or you might not. During the last four weight loss challenges for the Lake House staff, Jamie has lost 90 pounds!
Much of Jamie’s work is done behind the scenes but she is an indispensable part of the Lake House team and her ready smile and positive attitude are absolutely infectious. Meet her and you will see for yourself.
The regular meeting of the SIPOA Board of Directors will be on Monday, June 17, 2019. The meeting will be held at The Lake House at 1:00 pm.
Property owners are welcome to attend. To view the agenda, click here.
You can also view the agenda through https://gateaccess.net. You will be asked for the Community Code, select SIPOA and then type in your user name and password. After clicking on Login, scroll across the top bar and select Community Documents.
The agenda includes instructions to attend remotely from your computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone.
Beat the heat and join us for SIB’s fourth movie matinee when we will present a double-header.
First up will be The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention, a 53-minute episode from PBS Nature. How is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Step by step as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.
Our second movie will be Remarkable Birds, a 28-minute film by Coastal Kingdom. What is it about birds that makes them so appealing? Join Tony for a closer look at some of the avian fauna living in the LowCountry – butcher birds, Spoonbills, Clapper Rails and more!
SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please sign up to join us for this fun afternoon where you will learn more about the world of birds!
Date: Tuesday June 18, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests
There are several things you should purchase to help you be prepared for a disaster, such as flashlights and batteries, bottled water, and food that doesn’t need to be cooked. You might want tarps to cover damaged sections of your home, if necessary. Consider purchasing a portable external battery for your cell phone.
The recommendation is that you have a minimum of three days of food and water for you, your family members and your pets. Most websites recommend a gallon of water per day per person or pet.
Assemble a family emergency kit with the items you may need in an emergency or evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers, such as suitcases or covered storage bins. Click here for a link to a more comprehensive list of supplies prepared by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
Full Moon Bonfire
Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunset – 8:30 pm
Moonrise – 8:57 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:31 pm
~ Full Strawberry Moon ~
Summer has arrived with a flourish but a bonfire on the beach shared with friends still makes for an enjoyable evening. We will start the bonfire near sunset and will need to be out by 10:00. The bonfire will be between Boardwalk 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.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, August 15
Saturday, September 14
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival
Brittle Bank Park
185 Lockwood Drive
Come celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage at the Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival.
There are five events held over four days starting with the educational component, a Symposium, and Opening Reception at the College of Charleston in North Charleston on Thursday, June 20. This is followed by three days of Fetes, with Friday, June 21, featuring an All White Fete (Fete en Blanc or Party in White). Saturday is Carnival Day with the big Carifest Carnival Street Parade and Festival in Brittle Bank Park. This colorful band of revelers will dance through the streets of Charleston to Brittle Bank Park. Join in the fun at the largest family-friendly event in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month in South Carolina. Savor authentic Caribbean food, dance to reggae, soca and salsa music, delight in the sights and sounds of Caribbean music and pageantry. Meet and greet Peter Bailey, filmmaker, author, journalist, and Grand Marshall representing the Virgin Islands.
The last day is Sunday, June 23. The Carifest Musical Food Truck Brunch featuring Scrouge, the hottest soca artist from the VI, and introducing Lady Emanuel, a budding gospel artist. Savor Caribbean food and enjoy various genre of Caribbean music and shake your legs to DJs Swisha and Luigi.