Cornhole Boards and Volunteers Needed

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The Cornhole Clash scheduled for February 8 now has 35 teams registered to compete! It’s shaping up to be a terrific community event.

We are looking to borrow additional official Cornhole boards. Do you have a set you can loan us? If so, please contact Sue Coomer at 843-901-0447.

We are also looking for some extra volunteers for the event. Would you like to help out on February 8 with set up, clean up or registration? If so, please contact Sue Coomer at 843-901-0447.

Thank you to the Seabrook Island Community for your support of the Cornhole Clash. Everyone is welcome to come to the Lake House between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on February 8 to cheer on the teams.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Village

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Seadogs Annual Meeting – February 4

Seadogs Annual Meeting

Seadogs, the Seabrook Island advocacy group for owners and their dogs, is pleased to announce their annual meeting, to be held on February 4th at 6:00 pm in Live Oak Hall. Special guest will be Ric Sommons, owner of Doolittle’s Pet Supply. He will share his thoughts on how a few minor changes to your dog’s diet can improve health and lengthen life. Donations will be collected for Meals on Wheels to provide pet food for owners in need. If you can contribute an appetizer or dessert for the pot luck, it would be greatly appreciated. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be provided by Seadogs.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook

Seabrookers Are Reading…

Here is the latest installment from our readers who want to share the joy of reading.  Let us hear about the books you or your book group have read or listened to that you recommend. Just send the title and author (and narrator for audiobooks) to (Or click on the email address to open a new email.)  Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the book and add the book jacket image. Your name won’t be published but your recommendations will be appreciated.

Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down over Germany in World War II
by Thomas Childers
On April 21, 1945, the twelve-member crew of the Black Cat set off on one of the last air missions in the European theater of World War II. Ten never came back. This is the story of that crew—where they came from, how they trained, what it was like to fly a B-24 through enemy flak, and who was waiting for them to come home. (1995, 276 pgs; Nonfiction)

Night Boat to Tangier
by Kevin Barry
From the acclaimed author of the international sensations City of Bohane and Beatlebone, a striking and gorgeous new novel of two aging criminals at the butt ends of their damage-filled careers. (2019, 255 pgs; Fiction)

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
by David E. Sanger
This is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. (2018, 384 pgs; Nonfiction)

The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
by David M. Rubenstein
Philanthropist and TV host Rubenstein debuts with a collection of 16 interviews he’s conducted as part of the Congressional Dialogues, a series of dinners held at the Library of Congress in which historians and biographers discuss their subjects in front of an audience of lawmakers. The interviews include such heavy hitters as Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton, Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson, Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln, and Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. (2019, 396 pgs; Nonfiction)

My Notorious Life
by Kate Manning
Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician, this is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon’s inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present. (2013, 438 pgs; Fiction)

Share the joy of reading with other Seabrookers and learn about some noteworthy titles! We look forward to your submissions. Click here for more information.

Tidelines Editors

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Register Today for the Waitlist – Center for Birds of Prey

Register today for the waitlist!

Back by popular demand, please join us for an exciting and informative evening with the Center of Birds of Prey! You will have the opportunity to see wild birds of prey up close and personal during this demonstration. Be sure to bring your cameras!

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020
Registration & Social: 7:00 pm
Program Starts:  7:30 pm
Location:  Live Oak Hall at the Lake House on Seabrook Island
Fee:  Members $5 and Guests $10

The room can accommodate 140 people and we currently have close to that number signed up. If you are interested and have not yet signed up, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist no later than noon on Tuesday January 21, and we will confirm by Wednesday noon if we have space.

SIB will provide beverages including wine and coffee. Many volunteers will be bringing sweet and savory snacks.

For only $10, you may join or renew your 2020 SIB membership the night of the event.

Don’t miss this chance to have another fun filled evening with our flock of Seabrook Island Birders!

Please mark these 2020 SIB Evening Programs on your calendar !

We don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun in 2020, so be sure to put these dates on your calendar! All events will be held in the Live Oak Hall at the Lake House with registration starting at 7:00 pm *.

  • Wednesday January 22 – Center for Birds of Prey
  • Wednesday March 25 – Benjamin Clock – Shorebirds
  • Wednesday May 27 – TBA
  • Wednesday September 23 – TBA
  • Friday November 13 – Annual Bird Bingo and Game Night (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

-Submitted by SIB

Posted in Events, SIB

Genealogy Fair 2020 a Success

Genealogy Fair 2020, hosted by the Seabrook / Kiawah Island genealogy club, Digging Into Roots Together (D.I.R.T.)  on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, was a huge success.  We had over 42 people attend and 15 of those were potential new members.

We started with a short presentation about our genealogy club and heard from guest speakers Marianne Crawley (South Carolina Room, CCPL), Charlie Black (Charleston Chapter South Carolina Genealogical Society), Dave & Delsa Biorn (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center),  and Ivy Blake (Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Societies).

The theme, “Working Together – New Discoveries,” was evident when we broke up into smaller tables to get to know each other and discuss individual genealogy questions: New York-New Jersey; North Carolina; Virginia; and Beginners.  The energy was fantastic, the discussion insightful and the participation was great.

We ended the session with raffling off a number of prizes.

We invite all of you who have an interest in family history or genealogy to come to one of our twice-monthly sessions.  They are 1:30-3:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Osprey 2, at The Lake House.  Our next meeting will be on January 22.

Our blog can be accessed by clicking here.

-Submitted by Lynn Baker


Posted in Lake House, Organizations on Seabrook

Bicycles for Humanity 2020 Update

Sarah Quinn with some of the hundreds of bikes collected.

Hello and happy new year! Once again, this generous community has helped Bicycles for Humanity Charleston (B4H) by continuing to donate bicycles and raise funds for shipping the containers to Africa. Your contributions totaled $5,600. Your willingness to give and share for the past three years has raised $16,200 and 1,078 bicycles to date.

New this year is collecting usable sneakers, sandals, etc — any shoe that could be used in Africa. Shoes are a wonderful filler in the bike containers and are desperately needed in these remote villages. You may drop the shoes at my front door anytime. Please continue to keep those bikes coming, and your financial assistance is always needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you.

-Submitted by Sarah Quinn

(Image credit: Sarah Quinn,

Posted in Fundraisers, Organizations, Volunteer

The Lake House Now Offers Waxing Services

Did you know The Lake House offers waxing services?

Eva Black, our licensed esthetician and massage therapist, offers an up-to-date technique using hard wax.

Why is this better? Hard wax sticks to the hair, not the skin, it hurts less, and causes little to no irritation to even the most sensitive skin.

For more information please contact Eva Black today!  Eva Black can be reached at (843) 814-6231 or for easy online booking, please visit

-Submitted by The Lake House

Posted in Lake House

What’s Happening at The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club has just published its’ January newsletter which highlights the activities of the Club on behalf of the people of John’s Island, outlines the Club’s principles and values, and lists officers, 2019 grant recipients and upcoming events with the Club.

K-S Exchange Club newsletter to see the full newsletter.

-Submitted by Thad Petersen

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook

Be in the Know – Subscribe to SIB’s Google Group Emails

Did you miss the bird walk on North Beach last Saturday morning?  It started with an email sent last Friday mid-day from Ed Konrad to “” and resulted with 14 SIB members enjoying a great morning of birding the next day.

Would you like to communicate information about birding on Seabrook Island to others who may be interested? Would you like to receive these types of communications?

If so, you may want to join the other 45 members of SIB who are part of SIB’s “Google Group”. It’s easy! To sign up for SIB’s Google Groups – click here and then click on “Subscribe to this group”.

Once you are signed up, you will receive any notice sent to the This could include:

  • What birds are being seen in the area and where they are being seen
  • Spur-of-the-moment birding trips on and off island
  • Questions about wild birds, bird watching and other wildlife conservation issues

If you have information to share with the group, just send an email to:

It’s that easy!!! Give us your feedback and join our communication network for Seabrook Island Birders!

North Beach

-Submitted by SIB

(Image credit: Ed Konrad)

Posted in Nature, SIB

Freshfields Village to Host Artist Benjamin Walls, February 14 – 17

The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film at Freshfields Village
Event Schedule

February 14 to 17, 2020:

• Friday, February 14:

Wall’s exhibit will be open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and the Art & Wine Walk will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. An opening reception with Walls will take place at on the Village Green at 5:30 pm.

• Saturday, February 15:

The exhibit will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm with the exclusive pre-release screening of KIFARU at 4:00 pm, which tells the story of the pending extinction of the Northern White Rhino.

• Sunday, February 16;

The exhibit continues from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

• Monday, February 17;

The exhibit will be open from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This weekend-long event will feature Walls’ best work, an exclusive screening of
award-winning documentary KIFARU and the annual Art & Wine Walk

Freshfields Village, in partnership with the Benjamin Walls Gallery, will host a weekend-long art exhibit and exclusive pre-release screening of the award-winning film, KIFARU on the Village Green. The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film at Freshfields Village will take place February 14 to 17, 2020 to coincide with the annual Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk.

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The Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The January 15 , 2020 Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club meeting was a really moving and special evening, with John Reynolds and Bill Jenkins discussing Dr. King and the civil rights movement.

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Seabrook Island Village Cornhole Clash – February 8


It’s not too late…

But it will be very soon. There are more than 25 teams already signed up so it’s all but guaranteed to be fun! Add your name or team of two to the list today. It’s the Seabrook Island Village’s first, and probably annual,


Food, Drink, Laughter & Prizes

Saturday, February 8 at 10 am at the Lake House

The deadline for sign-up is Monday, January 20

Forms are available at the information table at the Lake House or click here for one.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Village Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Posted in Events, Fundraisers, Organizations on Seabrook