Please Take the Tidelines 2017 Annual Readers’ Poll (Closing Feb. 22!)

At this time of year, the Tidelines staff asks our readers for feedback on how you use Tidelines and which type of posts you find most valuable. We use this information in developing our plans for the new year.

We’ve streamlined this year’s poll, reducing it to eight questions that shouldn’t require more than a few minutes of your time. We deeply value your comments and opinions, and will provide a summary of the results in a later post.

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-Tidelines Editors


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Safety & Security Abridged Minutes, February 1

The following is an abridged summary of the minutes from the February 1  Safety & Security meeting. A complete copy of the minutes is available in the archives section of the SIPOA website at

Committee discussion topics:
• The Committee expressed appreciation to Dennis Nagy for his Committee leadership over the past 3 years, as today is his last meeting and he will be leaving the Board.
• The Committee discussed the ongoing problem of non-compliance with trash dumping policy. Some items, such as nails and large items can cause damage to other property owners and to the equipment; food trash left outside the recycling dumpster attracts animals. In spite of the clear informational/warning signs, this problem continues. In a continuing effort to achieve compliance, the policy will continue to be strictly enforced with citations issued to violators.
• Following the Christmas holidays the recycling dumpster was overflowing because the trash company didn’t make it out to the Island to change the bin. Many Seabrook Islanders dropped off their recycling but the bin could not contain the surplus so no fines were issued.
• Per Phil’s suggestion, we will research and consider the feasibility of allowing electric bicycles. While current SIPOA policy does not allow them, this increasingly popular technology warrants additional research.

SIPOA Security (G4S) Report:
• Citations: There were 51 traffic citations issued in January, which included the following:
– 36 speeding violations
– 2 no driver license
– 2 failure to stop
– 1 trailer violation
– 6 no pass displayed violations
– 2 stop sign violations
– 2 unlawful passing violations
• All appeals were reviewed and/or heard by the Committee and decisions were made based on the facts and merits of each case.

A complete copy of the minutes is available in the archives section of the SIPOA website at

-Submitted by Bill Bryant, Secretary; Dennis Nagy, Chair

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Spin Bikes Are In! Classes Scheduled to Start on March 11!

1bc2f10e-e426-448d-a8e6-24c8dae447dcThe Lake House is excited to announce the SPIN BIKES ARE IN!

* New Spin Class *

Following resounding interest, The Lake House will bring to its offerings a spin class with RideSBI debuting Saturday, March 11.

Instructor Sarah Mae will lead you through climbs, descents, sprints and rhythm riding. Accompanied by a high energy playlist, rides span 45 minutes delivering a high energy cardio workout. Effective, calming stretching concludes the class leaving you feeling stronger and invigorated.

Rides are open to all fitness levels with targeted instruction in a welcoming and energetic environment.

Join Sarah Mae Yuncker on Saturdays at 11:30am beginning March 11!

Let’s Ride!

– Submitted by The Lake House

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CCPRC: Youth Summer Camps – Registration Opens March 8

ccprSummer Camps Registration will begin March 8 at 8:30am.  Registration for summer camps will take place in our new registration software system. Please click here for important information on how and when to set up an account.

Do you have kids or grandkids visiting this summer and don’t know what to do with them?Adventure awaits in the camps offered by your Charleston County Parks! Designed to challenge, entertain, and inspire, our programs focus on developing physical, social, and decision-making skills while promoting self-confidence, environmental awareness, and, plenty of fun. We are committed to providing a positive and supportive summer experience for your child and you; come out and play with us!

Summer Camps
Winter Explorers Camp
Spring Break Explorers Camp

Stay Informed!
Sign up to receive email or text alerts as reminders of important registration dates.

(Logo credit:  CCPRC website)

-Tidelines Editor

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Abridged Minutes of Environmental Committee Meeting on February 1

The Greenery

They are in the second year of their landscaping contract. Leaf pick- up will begin in March and some of the islands will be enhanced within the next few months.

Wildlife Sightings

There have been many sightings of turkeys, very few of bobcats, and the occasional river otter.

Waste Management and Recycling

There was a good response to volunteering for Adopt- A -Highway this month.

Wildlife Report

Two countings of Piping Plovers on North Beach have been scheduled.

SBI Birders

There are now 208 members. The next meeting is on February 22. The topic will be hummingbirds.

Audubon International

The third workshop was held and facilitated by Barry Shedrow. His full report can be found in the complete minutes on the the SIPOA website.

– Submitted by Jane Marvin

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Charleston Gaillard Center: Celtic Woman – March 11

celticCeltic Woman

March 11 at 7:30pm

Multi-platinum international music sensation and 2017 Grammy nominee Celtic Woman presents their captivating new show, Voices of Angels. The tour showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Featuring many songs from their Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award-winning signature style. A true celebration of an incredible journey that has captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert!  Click here to buy tickets.

(Photo credit:  CGC website)

-Tidelines Editor

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Kiawah Arts Council Presents the CSO Strings with Charlton Singleton – March 12

Sunday, March 12, 2017
4:00pm – Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Ticket Release: Kiawah 2/21 Public 2/24

singletonCharlton Singleton

A native of Awendaw, SC, Charlton Singleton started playing the piano at the age of 3. While his older sister and brother took 30 minute lessons, Charlton would watch and then eventually “pick out” what he heard and observed in their lessons. His parents would eventually ask the teacher to include him in the weekly lessons.

Charlton would then go on between the age of 3 and 16 to study and/or take lessons on the piano, organ, trumpet, violin, and cello. In the summer of the 1988, he was the principal trumpeter with the United States Collegiate Wind Band. This ensemble was comprised of some of the best high school musicians in the United States. The United States Collegiate Wind Band toured over 9 different countries in Europe playing in some of the best concert halls in the world. Continue reading

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Dock Street Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher – Feb 25-March 5

peterPeter and the Starcatcher

Presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre
A Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Direction by Julian Wiles
Charleston Premiere!

Join the swashbuckling, madcap adventures of “Peter and the Starcatcher”. The story begins before Peter was Pan, when he found himself lost and orphaned and alone. Whisked away on a pirate ship, we join Peter on a breathtaking adventure and discover how Peter made his way to Neverland and into the hearts of every child and the adults they become. Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to “Peter Pan” will have you HOOKed the moment you let your imagination take flight.

Continue reading

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Potential Dog Park at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

As many of you know, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, part of Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, recently opened to leashed dogs on its trails. Park Manager Phillip Eldred is interested in building a dog park, where dogs could run off-leash within a gated enclosure, at Mullet Hall as well. Mullet Hall is located just off River Road at 2262 Mullet Hall Road – roughly a 5-minute drive from the Freshfields traffic circle.

The park manager has asked that those who support his efforts to bring a dog park to Mullet Hall drop him a brief email stating your support. He will collect supporting emails and use them to demonstrate to his superiors public support for bringing a dog park to Mullet Hall. Please note that the dog park would be built, operated and maintained by Charleston County Park & Recreation, and as a public park would be open to the public, not just residents of Seabrook or Kiawah. The costs of building, operating and maintenance would be borne by the County – not by Seabrookers. Continue reading

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GOMC Summary, February 2017

GOMC met on February 6. Firstly, I’d like to express my thanks to those dedicated volunteers who have worked hard on the Committee over the past year (Larry Buchman, Gene Danielson, Mark Doane, Tim Morawski, Clint Najarian, Ken Otstot, Alex Schwaner and Max Willis, ably assisted by the Vice Chair, Julie McCulloch, and Director of Engineering, Steve Hirsch). Here are the highlights of that meeting:

  1. Street signs: the Board approved a contract with Sign Source to install 205 replacement signs around Seabrook Island. 145 of these are STOP signs and 33 are “25 mph” signs. This is the 2nd phase of the Streetscape project started in 2016.
  2. Boardwalks: BW #1 is scheduled for Fall 2017. Dune retaining walls will be added where the Boardwalk passes through the dunes. BW #3 replacement (it was badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew) will start this month. 5’ sections of composites will be included to evaluate durability in this environment.
  3. Gatehouse: The Committee toured the (incomplete) building. The architect and contractor confirmed completion in April.
  4. Lake House: The Live Oak Hall floor has been replaced. Duct cleaning is now underway. The sign alongside the road was installed last week. Sail shades around the outdoor pool have been reinstalled.
  5. Community Center Pool: the liner has been replaced and is curing. Pool furniture will be thoroughly cleaned.

-Submitted by Guy Gimson, GOMC Chair

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Philanthropic Shop on February 23 and 24

Many shops in Freshfield’s Village are stellar contributors to our Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy. This Thursday and Friday there is more proof of that. Why not update your Spring wardrobe while supporting our island’s green future?
The Village Shops committed to donating a portion of their sales this week are JMcLaughlin, will be offering a Sip ‘n Shop all day on both Thursday and Friday. Leggiadro will host a Sip ‘n Shop, and Lilly Pulitzer a Shop ‘n Share, on Friday, from noon to 5:00pm.

Enjoy an afternoon strolling around our lovely village, and consider a purchase to help our important cause. It’s a great opportunity to donate, especially if you can’t make the Gala on March 12. Bring along a friend or two, have fun , and please mention that you are shopping on behalf of our Conservancy.

Submitted by Cathy Coleman

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SIPOA Annual Meeting Voting Results

SIPOA 2017 Annual Meeting voting results were distributed by e-blast this morning. In case you missed them, the results are also available in the Owners’ section of the SIPOA website. Click here to view.  (Note: You will be asked to log in to the website.)

-Submitted by SIPOA

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SIPOA 2016 Annual Report e-magazine

Just in case you didn’t receive a copy at the Annual Meeting, here’s a copy of the SIPOA Annual Report.

Or click here to download as PDF.

-Submitted by SIPOA

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