Spam Alert

Joanne Fagan from COVAR (Council of Villa Associations and Regimes) has just informed Tidelines that their membership list has been hacked.

COVAR members are receiving text messages requesting that money or gift cards be transferred via text message. The text message says something like, “I am in a meeting and can’t do this myself.” The text is signed “John Reynolds” and asks that the receiver be discreet. Some members are getting this text from (914) 206-8094. Neither John Reynolds nor any other COVAR member has sent anything like this.

Please do not open the text and block it, if possible, and then delete it. We have not learned of this problem affecting email but please be alert.

Tidelines Editors

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Keep Up With The Lake House Sept 22

Activities and Events

October is going to be busy at The Lake House.  Here are a couple of the activities and events that are planned:

  • Cornhole Tournament – Saturday, October 2, 10 am start. Fundraiser for Seabrook Island Village Neighbors Helping Neighbors on The Lake House front lawn
  • Dogtober Pool Party –  Friday, October 15, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Lake House Outdoor Pool
  • Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest – Wednesday, October 27, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Lake House

    For more information, go to sipoa.org and click on The Lake House, then on Activities/ Events, or click on the hotlink above.

Fitness and Recreation

The October list of Semi-Private classes has been scheduled:

  • Yin Yoga – Tuesdays from October 5 – 26 at 5:15 pm
  • Chair Yoga – Wednesdays from October 6 – 27 at 2:30 pm
  • Fitness Rewired – Monday, Wednesday & Friday from October 4 – 28 at 8:30 am
  • HIIT Express – Thursdays from October 7 – 28 at 8:00 am
  • Body Strong
    • Option 1 is on Thursdays, October 7 – 28 at 7:00 am
    • Option 2 is on Thursdays from October 7 – 28 at 8:45 am

For more information on the classes above, go to sipoa.org and click on The Lake House, Semi-Private Series, or click here.

The Seabrook Island Property Owners website includes everything you need to know about these classes, any cancellations that may occur, and The Lake House Spa as well as The Lake House Guide. Once on the SIPOA website, look at the area close to the top of the homepage for The Lake House. There is a dropdown menu with all this information.

Please note that everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) is required to wear a mask inside The Lake House. However, masks may be removed while exercising.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

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Happy Autumn!

The first day of autumn is Wednesday, September 22 and arrives at 3:21 pm.  These means cooler weather and longer nights.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac “this is the moment when the Sun crosses the Equator, and those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere will begin to see more darkness than daylight. Regardless of whether it has been chilly for weeks or there are still balmy summer-like temperatures, this is the start of astronomical fall. At this point, the Earth’s tilt is moving away from its maximum lean toward the Sun; its rays are aiming directly at the equator.”

We may not like the longer nights, but it will be nice to have cooler days and less humidity! FYI – Daylight Savings Time doesn’t end until November 7, 2021.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: Pixabay.com and Farmers’ Almanac)

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Updating Your Contact Information with SIPOA

SIPOA Banner June 2018

Remember when you first became a property owner on Seabrook Island and you filled out forms and information for the property owners association?  No? Well, that probably means it’s time to update your information. And where can you do that?  On the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) website, of course!  Has your email address changed?  You can also do that on the SIPOA website.

It is important that SIPOA has the most current personal contact information and emergency contact information for each owner.  If your email is on file correctly you will receive their weekly eblasts as well as other important or emergency information. And, it won’t be long before we are voting again for SIPOA board positions and your email will be needed for ballot distribution. So, please get your contact information updated soon!

Go to SIPOA.org, find the Owners tab and look for Update Contact Information.

Tidelines Editors

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Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – Sep 29

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 7:30 pm

Bruce Hornsby is on a roll. After taking the music world by surprise with his wide-ranging, critically acclaimed 2019 album Absolute Zero, the singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader returns with a follow-up that picks up where its predecessor left off. Non-Secure Connection features 10 new songs exploring a broad range of themes, from civil rights to computer hackers, mall salesmen to the Darwinian aspects of AAU basketball.

Hornsby plays piano, of course, but the songs on Non-Secure Connection also feature Hornsby’s electric sitar and Chamberlin, along with guitars, horns, strings and subtle samples from sources as varied as minimalist composer John Cage and Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand. Like Absolute ZeroNon-Secure Connection also features a wealth of collaborators: singer James Mercer of The Shins and Broken Bells, singer and poet Jamila Woods, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and the late Leon Russell, who appears thanks to a demo that he and Hornsby recorded together more than 25 years ago.

It’s the kind of unexpected roster that listeners have come to expect from Hornsby, who has built a distinctly unique career since his debut with The Range on their multi-platinum 1986 album The Way It Is. From there, Hornsby has steered his way through a stint on keyboards for the Grateful Dead, writing music for Spike Lee’s films, and albums exploring jazz, bluegrass and contemporary classical music.

Click here for tickets and more information.

-Submitted by the Gaillard Center

(Image credit: the Gaillard Center)

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STJFD Receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant

St. Johns Fire District has received and accepted an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $650,000. The grant will cover training for current STJFD personnel to attend and achieve the level of EMT-Paramedic.

“This grant allows the STJFD to provide a higher level of medical service to residents and visitors,” mentioned Fire Chief Colleen Walz. “The role of paramedic allows fire personnel to provide advanced lifesaving skills and pharmacological interventions to emergency patients.” The grant covers training, equipment, and costs associated with the Paramedic program. Approximately 80% of St. John’s emergency personnel are certified to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

-Submitted by Ryan Kunitzer, Fire Marshall/Battalion Chief, SJFD

(Image credit: sjfd.org)

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Traffic Alert: Site Work Begins for Seafields

Tidelines has learned that preliminary site work and construction of the turn lane on Seabrook Island Road into the Seafields Senior Living Facility will begin shortly.

You may want to allow more time for travel. Expect minor traffic delays on Seabrook Island Road, along the bike path and around the Freshfields circle.

The actual facility construction phase is not expected to begin until later this year or early 2022. Tidelines will provide information as it is available.

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive it.

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October Issue of Currents

The October 2021 issue of Currents is now available.  Click here to read it or visit the SIPOA website and access it through the News dropdown menu. Once you access the current issue, you will notice the icons across the top that allow you to “Share,” “Download,” “Print,” or “Zoom.”

To receive SIPOA’s weekly Highlights email as well as special notices and alerts from SIPOA, please click here to sign up.

Email your comments and feedback to publiccomment@sipoa.org.

-Submitted by SIPOA

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SIPOA, Town, Club, Regimes, and County: Who Does What?

Do you know which entity is responsible for what? Here’s a quick list to help you sort it out. You can also access this information on our website tidelinesblog.com through the dropdown menu at the top. Hope this helps!

Fire/Rescue/Sheriff: Call 911 for all emergencies.

Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) (Sipoa.org or 843-768-0061)

  • Architectural Review Committee: Review of plans for new construction and remodeling, and routine inspection of properties
  • Communications: SIPOA website, SIPOA pages in The Seabrooker, weekly Highlights E-blast, Currents, and Tidelines
  • Garbage/yard debris /recycling
  • Infrastructure and maintenance
  • Landscaping and mowing of common areas and road rights-of-way
  • Operation and maintenance of amenities: The Lake House, Oyster Catcher Community Center and Property Owners’ Pool, GateHouse, beaches above the high water mark, beach bonfire permits, boardwalks, nature trails, lakes, crab dock/kayak launch, bike paths, and garden plots
  • Security:  24/7 access control and patrols

Town of Seabrook Island (townofseabrookisland.org or 843-768-9121)

  • Accommodations tax and tourism promotion
  • Beach management and beach rules (below the high water mark)
  • Beach patrol (843-718-6083)
  • Business licenses
  • Coordination of public safety services with Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, St. Johns Fire Department and Charleston County EMS
  • Code enforcement
  • Emergency planning and disaster response
  • Landscaping and maintenance of Seabrook Island Road and bike/pedestrian pathways (between the security gate and the traffic circle)
  • Municipal Court
  • Municipal records and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Parade and special event permits
  • Utilities  (Water and sewer: Owned by the town but operated by the Seabrook Island Utility Commission 843-768-0102)
  • Zoning permits

Seabrook Island Club  (seabrookisland.com or 843-768-2500)  

  • Administration of operations, maintenance, repair, etc. related to golf, tennis, equestrian, Beach Club pools, restaurants, Seabrook Island Real Estate Company (SIRE)
  • Communications and Marketing: Club/SIRE Website, SIC Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Veranda monthly newsletter
  • Boat and RV Storage

Regimes and Associations

Seabrook Island has 41 individual condos, villas, and neighborhood regimes and associations, each with its own Covenants and Bylaws that regulate items specific to its homeowners. Most maintain common area landscaping. Many are responsible for the exterior maintenance of the buildings. All have their own assessments specific to their regimes to support these expenses. Many have independent Rules and Regulations for activities on their property, and some have private swimming pools. COVAR (Council of Villa Associations and Regimes) is the organization that advocates for these 41 communities.

Power: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (843-559-2458) handles power and street light outages (888-253-4232). If reporting that a street light is out, Berkeley will need the number on the light pole.

Water/Sewer: Seabrook Island Utility Commission includes after-hours emergencies (843-768-0102).

Charleston County (charlestoncounty.org  or 843-958-4000)

  • Assessor and Revenue Services
  • Building Code Inspections (including Flood Remediation inspections/advice)
  • Mosquito Control  (contact the TOSI)
  • Voter Registration

Tidelines Editors

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Kiawah Arts and Cultural Council Upcoming Events

The Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Council has announced its 2021-2022 schedule of events. A complete list of upcoming events is available on their website. Their performances are always popular!

Piano Bar
Wednesday, September 22 and September 29
The Sandcastle | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
No Tickets Required

Not meant to be concerts, Piano Bars are to enjoy with friends and offer an opportunity to meet neighbors outside your circle for some island socializing. Bring your beverage of choice and a snack to “tide” you over. The Sandcastle will be the happening place at 5:00 p.m. (island time).

Note: All Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council events are open to the public, but Kiawah property owners have a 3-day lead time on tickets for certain events. If an event has only one release date listed, then early access is not available for that event. Tickets are only available online once released.

-Submitted by Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council

(Image credit: kiawahisland.org)

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Full Moon Bonfire Monday, September 20

Monday, September 20, 2021
Sunset – 7:19 pm
Moonrise – 7:33 pm
High Tide – 8:55 pm
Full Harvest Moon

Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for last month’s Full Moon.  Hopefully this month will be better for a full moon bonfire on the beach with friends and neighbors.  We will start the bonfire near sunset and it will need to be out by 10:00.  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.  

People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s rainy…. the bonfire will be cancelled if it is raining or rain is threatening as few would be comfortable attending.

By terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10:00 pm.  The earlier sunset means there will still be plenty of time to enjoy our beautiful beach and the companionship of our friends and neighbors.

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

Wednesday, October 20
Friday, November 19
Sunday, December 19

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

How the Full Moon got its name:

Per Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):

SEPTEMBER – CORN MOON: Corn was ready to harvest at this time. In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver came across this Native American term during his travels. Similarly, the Western Abenaki called this the Corn Maker Moon, and the Dakota, the Corn Harvest Moon.

Harvest Moon refers to the full Moon closest to the September equinox. 

Alternative names are:
• Moon When Rice is Laid Up to Dry (Dakota) refers to the time of harvesting and processing rice.
• Autumn Moon (Cree) 
• Falling Leaves Moon (Ojibwe) 
• Leaves Turning Moon (Anishinaabe) 
• Moon of Brown Leaves (Lakota) and
• Yellow Leaf Moon (Assiniboine) all speak to the leaf-changing season. 
• Child Moon (Tlingit) occurs when young animals are weaned.
• Mating Moon and Rutting Moon are Cree terms that describe the time when certain animals, such as moose, are ready to mate.

Here is another interesting website (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore)  This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Nut Moon and the English Medieval name was the Barley Moon.  

Another website  (https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html) says the Chinese call it Chrysanthemum Moon. 

-Submitted by Judy Morr

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James Taylor & Jackson Browne at North Charleston PAC Nov. 17

Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band are coming to the North Charleston Coliseum for one intimate and memorable night! 

The event will be held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center November 17, 2021 and starts at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Parking costs $10. Tickets are available now through this link.

At this time masks are required for entry to all events at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: northcharlestonpac.com)

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