Charleston Music Hall Update and Video Premier


Now that Governor McMaster has allowed music halls and venues to reopen, (click here for a link to the July 29, 2020, Post & Courier article), Charleston Music Hall will be reopening at 250 person capacity.

Please know that we are not rushing to open our doors, but are planning to carefully and safely re-open in the next few months as long as the cases continue to drop. We are able to socially distance 250 people in a space that seats 1,000. Groups will be seated 3 chairs away from other groups (just over 6 feet), and no one will be seated directly in front of or behind another person. We are also going to be removing every other row in the orchestra to create that much more space between patrons. We are working on pre-order online concessions where you can purchase your concessions prior to the show, and we will bring them to you! No more lines! A full list of our new COVID Guidelines will be released prior to the official announcement of our return date.

For those of you who do not feel safe attending in person, we are working on a paid live stream experience for most shows this Fall. More details to come.

We are still offering micro-events and micro-weddings for the Fall if you want to come be privately entertained with a group of your family, friends, or colleagues. More details here.

Finally, we are also working on an outside venue to safely host larger concerts for the Fall. More information will be forthcoming as we work to finalize the details.

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Posted in The Arts

Join SIB for our August Virtual Events

With the heat of the summer and the need to still social distance, Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) has scheduled a “Virtual Movie Matinee” and an Evening Program using Zoom during the month of August!  And the best part is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join!

Once you register, we will send you a link the day prior to each event to allow you to access our Zoom live video. We will open each event with introductions and a little social time, watch the  show together (generally an hour), and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up for our events, then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

Evening Program: Seabrook Island Shorebirds on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy going to the beach to watch birds but then find yourself frustrated with trying to identify the small shorebirds that run along the edge of the surf? Join this special “virtual” program, with Naturalist Bob Mercer, to learn about the shorebirds that call our island home. He will provide you with simple clues to help you learn the very challenging sandpipers and plovers often seen on our beach, and then give you a chance to practice your new identification skills during our program.
Register for 8/19 Shorebird program

Movie Matinee:Owl’s Odyssey on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A female barn-owl’s home is demolished and she seeks a new place to live. Flying through forests and grasslands, she meets common owl species in Central Europe, some she can co-exist with, others she must shun. This documentary is a beautiful display of what owls mean to humans; how they fly and hunt; why they’ve been associated with death. The owl finally finds a new home, as the guest of a barn owl family, in time to see the new clutch of young following their mother on their first majestic flight.

Watch the trailer here.

-Submitted by SIB
Posted in Events, SIB

Today’s Election Results of House District 115

The special election for the unexpired term of the SC House District 115 took place today, August 11, 2020.  This district covers James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, and Seabrook Island.

The unofficial election results for the Seabrook Island precinct include only those votes scanned into the ballot counting machine. Absentee, challenge, or provisional ballots are not included in this count. The unofficial results are as follows:

  • Eugene Platt – Green Party – 1 vote
  • Spencer Wetmore – Democratic Party – 133 votes
  • Josh Stokes – Republican Party – 148 votes

Tidelines Editors

Posted in In the News

Traffic Alert – Accident on Betsy Kerrison Parkway

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A traffic accident has been reported on Betsy Kerrison Parkway near the Town of Kiawah Island Municipal Center. Traffic is stopped leaving the island. Delays are expected for the next 15-30 minutes.

If you are heading 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

History of Charleston – Fifteenth of the Series

Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.

The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to each article of the series as it becomes available.

To read this fifteenth article, “Charles Town Colonists Find the Grass is Greener Under the Liberty Tree,” click here.

To read the previous fourteen articles, go to our website,, and type “history” in the search box on the right.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  The Post and Courier, The William Pitt statue in Washington Square. Gibbes Museum of Art/Provided)

Posted in History, In the News

Still Time for Camp St. Christopher Outdoor Encounters

Located on Seabrook Island, Camp St. Christopher spans 314 acres at the mouth of the North Edisto River. It’s not too late to explore the opportunities available through the Camp’s Outdoor Encounters program. They have added a number of kayak tours to Botany Bay Island and Deveaux Bank.

Check out the Summer Weekly Activities and Special Summer Events here.

Tidelines Editor

(Image credit: CSC)

Posted in Nature, Organizations, Recreation

Reminder: Special Election Tomorrow August 11

There is a special election scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, for the unexpired term of House District 115.

There are three candidates running for this seat:

  • Eugene Platt – Green Party
  • Spencer Wetmore – Democratic Party
  • Josh Stokes – Republican Party

The polls at The Lake House will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Masks must be worn – please bring your own mask, and social distancing will be maintained. There may be long lines outside of The Lake House as social distancing requirements in The Lake House will limit voters to no more than five inside the building.

-Submitted by George Reinhart, Precinct Clerk


Posted in In the News

The Lake House Fitness Class Cancellations Aug 11

The Lake House Fitness Class Cancellations:
Due to the Special Election on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the following classes will be canceled:

Flow Yoga at 8:00 am
Cardio Interval at 9:00 am
Core Fusion at 10:00 am
Get Pumped at 11:00 am
Core Fit at 12:00 pm

-Submitted by The Lake House

Posted in Lake House

Defend Against COVID-19 Fraud and Scams

There has been a sharp rise in scams and fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic and sometimes it’s hard to tell if something is legitimate or if it’s a scam. It might be a scam if:

  • it seems too good to be true
  • someone you don’t know contacts you unexpectedly
  • you suspect you’re not dealing with a real company – for example if there’s no postal address
  • you’ve been asked to transfer money quickly

Here are some ways you can prevent and respond to scams and fraud, particularly under the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19).

-Use trusted sources such as legitimate, government websites for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.

-Be wary of advertisements for vaccinations, medications, home health kits, supplements, or other health products to treat the virus, which are not recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your local health department, or your medical provider. Scammers are selling products to treat COVID-19 without proof that they work. Remember, there is no approved vaccination for COVID-19 at present. If you are uncertain about something, seek guidance from your healthcare provider.

-Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes or to tell you your Social Security account has been suspended and you need to take action.

-Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Disregard the emails and go directly to sites like and to get the latest information. Please don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.

-Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.

-Be aware of phishing emails that may contain malware and or request your personal information. Do not open links in emails from people or organizations that you do not know.

-Be wary of phishing phone calls as well. Never give your personal information (Social Security number, bank information, birth date, password, etc.) to an individual that calls you. If you are concerned that they might be legitimate, hang up and contact the office, bank, or government agency through a published website or phone number.

-Be wary of unsolicited offers of telemedicine services.  Use telemedicine providers from known sources, such as the MUSC or Roper St. Francis telemedicine departments, or contact your health care provider.

-Beware of door-to-door COVID-19 scams, such as individuals knocking on your door offering to do COVID-19 home inspections.

There are many people out there trying to make a buck from unsuspecting targets. Please don’t fall into their trap.  Be alert.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Health and Wellness

Kiawah’s New Tide Station

The Town of Kiawah Island has an interesting weather station that monitors water levels as well as weather information. As we all know, storm surge and high tides are an issue to barrier islands such as ours. The public webpage provides real-time data that is collected every 15 minutes. In their announcement of the station, Kiawah said:

“The Town’s new water level monitoring station, located at the Kiawah River Bridge, provides real-time water level information that is now available to residents and the general public here.

“In addition, the webpage also provides real-time weather information from a weather station recently installed by the Town on the roof of The Timbers oceanfront residences. The water level monitoring station is solar-powered and collects water level data every 15 minutes with an accuracy of 2 mm or less. This new station will collect current and historical water level data specific to Kiawah and allow for monitoring the long-term effects of sea-level rise. The weather station is also solar-powered and collects and transmits weather data every minute. It will provide critical data during storm events, and in conjunction with water level data, will assist in the emergency management decision-making process. For more information click here.”

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Nature, Weather

Boardwalk 8 Closure Scheduled for August

Boardwalk 8 is located immediately across the street from the Seabrook Island Club Island House. Users of this boardwalk know that the stairs to the beach are located in an inter-tidal zone, which means they are located between the high and low tide water elevations. During high tide events, the stairs cannot be used for access to the beach.  Because the base of the stairs is in the inter-tidal zone, the sand level at the base of the stairs fluctuates by as much as 2-3 feet over a 24 hour period. These circumstances result in a beach access point that is inconsistently accessible, and at times even unsafe to use. The General Operations and Maintenance Committee (GOMC) reviewed the conditions at Boardwalk 8 over the summer and made a recommendation to the SIPOA Board to remove the boardwalk stairs. The SIPOA Board approved this recommendation and it is planned that the stairs will be removed in August. The sitting area at the top of the stairs will remain and be accessible to residents, but there will no longer be stairs to access the beach. We appreciate your understanding of this situation and decision.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Posted in SIPOA

The Seabrooker August 2020

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The August 2020 edition of The Seabrooker can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website.

Click here and select the August 2020 link to read the following columns:

    • “From Town Hall” on page 1
    • “COVAR Corner” on page 5

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook, SIPOA, Town of SBI