Reminder: Garden Club Meeting December 4

It’s December and you want to make a beautiful arrangement, right now, but don’t want to travel half the day to a craft store or wait for an online order to come in. Don’t wait, go outside! Find out how during The Seabrook Island Garden Club Zoom meeting on December 4, 2020, in the presentation “From Yard Debris to Holiday Treasure” with our fellow Garden Club member and Master Gardener, Deb Duerr. There will be a short business meeting at 9:45 am and Deb will start her presentation at 10:00 am.

To find out more about Deb and The Seabrook Island Garden Club, read our November 25  post about this event by clicking here.

-Submitted by Cindy Zock, Seabrook Island Garden Club

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Posted in Organizations on Seabrook

Exercise at Home #5

The Lake House has released its fifth installment of YouTube exercise videos. These videos show how different exercises can be modified to meet the needs and abilities of different people.

If you are not comfortable going into The Lake House, rather than avoiding exercises, you can do them from home. Mark Durinsky, Lake House Personal Trainer, offers hints on how to modify exercises such as squats, pushups, and the plank. Did you know if you do not have weights, you can use items typically found around your home like water bottles or canned food items?

These videos are only 4 or 5 minutes long and demonstrate how different exercises can be adapted for anyone wanting a less difficult workout or those who would like to start exercising again.

Check out this new video here. It includes the following 3 exercises (Shoulder Press with March, Bent Row to Reverse Fly, and Russian Twist) that can be done standing or seated.

Previous videos:

  • Mark suggests many reasons why you should start an exercise program. Click here.
  • Mark demonstrates 3 exercises that have various modifications so you can start your exercise program today. Click here.
  • Mark shows 3 more exercises with modifications to add to your beginner exercise program. Click here.
  • Mark demonstrates 3 exercises that can be done standing or seated: High Pull to Calf Raise, the Good Morning, and the Wood Chop. Click here.

-Submitted by Jamie Mixson, Manager, The Lake House

Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House

USPS Mail Delivery Notice

Are you a Seabrooker who has experienced problems with your mail delivery? Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced they expect delivery delays due to limited transportation availability as a result of COVID-19. It has been reported that local mail delivery is taking 10 to 14 days.

It was suggested in a Kiawah publication that Johns Island residents having problems with their mail delivery should contact USPS Special Agent Craig Hales at (803) 477-3117 or

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Posted in In the News

Brown & White Pickup December 4

The next monthly Brown & White Pickup is Friday, December 4, 2020.

Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am. Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling.

Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance Area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 9 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground. 

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown & White Pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program. You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407. Sarah has saved more than 1,800 bikes from the landfill! Find out more about B4H here.

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown & White Pickup on Friday, consider recycling it with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore. Contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information.

Click here for the 2020 SIPOA Garbage, Recycling, Yard Debris Pickup Schedule.

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Posted in SIPOA

December at The Gibbes Museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art has exciting happenings coming this December for adults and children! Please see below for events and exhibitions rolling out next month. In addition, the Gibbes Museum will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Happy holidays!

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Posted in The Arts

Reminder: Holiday Parade Photography Contest

Were you able to capture some of the fun through photos of the Inaugural Seabrook Island Holiday Parade? If so, we hope you will participate in the photography contest. It’s not too late!

Please submit your three favorite photos of the holiday parade by filling out this form. This is a reminder that submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2020. The winning photo will be chosen on Friday, December 4, announced in the weekly SIPOA Highlights, and the winner will receive a $100 gift card.

All images that are published will include photography credit.

-Submitted by SIPOA

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Posted in Uncategorized

Seabrookers Are Watching

Have you watched a terrific show or movie at home lately? Maybe you’ve discovered an interesting series on Amazon Prime or Netflix or another media service provider. Tidelines invites you to share your recommendations. We’ll publish a list now and then showcasing the variety of things that Seabrookers are watching.

The Social Dilemma (Documentary 2020)
Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.


The Victim (TV Mini-series 2019)
A mother seeks the whereabouts of her son’s killer after he is released from prison, unleashing a series of events that surface tragic memories and unexpected consequences.

Safeguard: An Electoral College Story (Documentary 2020)
“What if something you changed caused unintended consequences you never imagined?” Safeguard asks that question about presidential elections. How does the system really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules?

Shetland (TV Series 2013- )
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close-knit island community of Shetland.


The Crown (TV Series 2016- )
Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. Season 4 is currently airing.

For more information on content, try IMDB (Internet Movie Database), an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content.

Another really helpful app is JustWatch. This allows you to search any show or movie to determine which content provider has it available for streaming, rental or purchase and the cost. Once you set up a login, you can also add titles you are interested in to the JustWatch “watchlist. It has more features but this is a start. We love the app! “- a Tidelines reader

Submission Guidelines

  • Include your name (although it will not be published), the name of the movie, series or show you are recommending, and email this information to Tidelines at
  • Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the show and its content.
  • Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.

Share your recommendations with other Seabrookers so we can all enjoy entertaining content at home. We welcome your submissions.

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Posted in The Arts

History of Charleston – Twenty-ninth 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 twenty-ninth installment, “During Reconstruction, Strife Hampers Charleston’s Progress,” click here.

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

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Posted in History

CLS Hosts Virtual Author Visit with Grisham and King

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at  6:00 pm, the Library Society is honored to welcome best-selling author John Grisham to be in conversation with author and friend of the Library Cassandra King. The two talented authors will discuss the dynamic process of writing best-selling novels in addition to focusing on Grisham’s most recent release, A Time For Mercy.

For more information on this hybrid virtual program and how to “attend,” click here.

Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.”  For more information, see their website here.

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Posted in Events, Organizations, The Arts

Seabrook Island Holiday Parade

Lead by Santa and Mrs. Claus, more than a dozen vehicles of various sizes participated in the Inaugural SIPOA Holiday Parade on Friday. Click here to enjoy a video taken at the start of the parade. Who is that bearded fellow and his missus? And do you recognize any of the other participants? Happy holidays everyone!

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(Image credit: Video by Tara Penny)

Posted in Events, SIPOA

Freshfields Festive Holiday Activities

Festive Holiday Activities

Freshfields Village is getting into the holiday spirit while avoiding large scale events.  They have announced the following activities for the entire family:

While Santa is social-distancing at the North Pole, Freshfields Village invites guests to drop Letters to Santa in the special mailbox this holiday season. For each letter received from November 23 through December 18, Freshfields Village will donate $5 to the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston.

Strolling Performers will be sure to have you in the holiday spirit as you visit the Village from November 27 through December 20. A full schedule of performers is available online.

December will bring a holiday edition of Starlight Cinema. You can enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars on Saturdays including holiday favorites: The Grinch, (December 5), Christmas Vacation (December 12), and Elf (December 19).

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Posted in Freshfields

Highlights of Holiday Happenings on Seabrook Island

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful Thanksgiving weekend! The weather is cooperating with ample opportunity to delight in being outdoors.

Seabrookers and their guests visited the Holiday Art and Craft Show in the parking lot of The Lake House on Friday. A talented group of artists and crafters displayed their beautiful works and provided an opportunity to shop for unique gifts.

Later in the day, the holiday spirit and unbound creativity were enthusiastically shared at the SIPOA Inaugural Seabrook Island Holiday Parade! Click arrows to view the slide show.

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Posted in Events, SIPOA