SIB Trip to Bear Island/Donnelly WMA – October 26

Seabrook Island  Birders
Bear Island and Donnelly Wildlife Management Area
Saturday October 26, 2019 at 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you have never been to Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) or to Donnelly WMA, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – it’s well worth the 60-mile one-way trip! Part of the ACE Basin, this area is perfect habitat for birds with ponds, rivers, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, mudflats mixed pine-hardwood forest and farmland. Most of the birding is done by car with stops to get out and take short walks for viewing. More information and Register on website:

Beyond our Backyard – SIB Trip to Bear Island/Donnelly WMA

-Submitted by SIB

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook, SIB

SIPOA Board Of Directors Meeting October 21

The October SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Lake House.

Property Owners are welcome to attend. Click here to view the agenda and directions for how to attend the meeting remotely.

To see the complete schedule for the rest of 2019 and the first part of 2020, please click here.

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Posted in SIPOA

Symphony Tour of Homes on Kiawah and Free Concert – November 2

Symphony Tour of Homes on Kiawah Island and
Free Concert by the Charleston Symphony
November 2, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

On Saturday, November 2, from 10 am – 4 pm, guests are invited to tour 6 of the most stunning and exceptional properties on picturesque and exclusive Kiawah Island, including a fabulous penthouse at the Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences. Click here to see pictures of the homes. A free Masterworks-style concert by the Charleston Symphony follows at 5 pm. All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Charleston Symphony and Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL) music scholarships. The free concert at 5 pm is sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts and Cultural Events Fund. The concert will be conducted by Charleston Symphony Music Director Ken Lam in the Oak Ballroom of The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and does not require a ticket.

The CSOL Tour of Homes includes live music and refreshments. Advance tickets for the tour are $45 and will be available online at, the Kiawah Island Municipal Center on Betsy Kerrison Parkway and Indigo Books, Freshfields Village. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $50.

As the longest-running island house tour in the Lowcountry, the Symphony Tour of Homes showcases a wide variety of outstanding residences, each unique in its architectural and interior design, reflecting the varied interests and lifestyles of their owners. This year is no exception, featuring an exciting mix of properties from some of the area’s best architects and builders. In addition, Charleston artist Jennifer Koach has donated her beautiful painting “Green Glamour,” which may be seen on the League’s website The drawing for the painting will take place at the CSO Concert following the tour. Raffle tickets are available online, along with tickets to the tour.

Saturday, November 2, Schedule:

  • 9:30 am: Check-in and tour starts on the Green at Freshfields Village (in front of Java Java)
  • 10 am – 4 pm: Self-guided tour of homes
  • 5 pm: Free concert in the Oak Ballroom of The Sanctuary by the Charleston Symphony, courtesy of the Town of Kiawah Island Arts and Cultural Events Fund (Ticket not required)For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook at and Instagram at

Contacts: Susan Leggett, Event Chair 216.402.1307
David Savard, Communications 412.973.6772

-Submitted by Susan Leggett

(Image credit:  CSOL website)


Posted in The Arts

Freshfields Village: Dogtoberfest – October 26

Freshfields Village
October 26, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Guests are invited to bring their furry friends to the Village for a Pet Expo and Wine Tasting benefiting local animal rescues. The Pet Expo is free and family-friendly with activities including an adoptable meet & greet with local rescue groups, pet vendors, a dog costume contest, wine tasting and live music.

Check out the other events going on this month at Freshfields by linking to their website

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(Image credit:  Abby Murphy)

Posted in Freshfields, Fundraisers

Lake House – Class Cancellation – October 21

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Pilates scheduled at 2:00PM will be canceled on Monday, October 21st.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you!

-The Lake House

Posted in Lake House

Weather Warnings for Saturday and Sunday

October 19, 2019 – Today – Gale Warnings are now in force for the coastal waters of Southeast SC and Southeast GA, including Charleston Harbor. Showers, mainly after 10am. High near 74 degrees. Windy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds will increase to gale force over all waters Sat into Sat Night as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nestor cross the region.Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight – The remnants of Tropical Storm Nestor will impact the area Saturday into Sat Night. Heavy rainfall of 2-4 inches, minor-moderate coastal flooding, isolated tornadoes & windy conditions can all be expected. Isolated power outages and a few downed trees are possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then showers likely. Low around 65. Windy, with a southeast wind 24 to 26 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday- A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

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Posted in Weather

CCPRC: 18th Annual Harvest Festival – November 2

18th Annual Harvest Festival
November 2, 2019, 11am-5pm
James Island County Park,
Riverland Drive, James Island, SC

Join Charleston County Parks & Recreation for a celebration of all the things we love about autumn in the South! The 18th annual Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Johns Island County Park.

The Harvest Festival is known for its foot-stompin’ showcase of Charleston’s own bluegrass talent. Performing throughout the day will be five bluegrass bands. This year’s lineup will feature entertainment from local performers Blue Plantation, Gravel Road, YeeHaw Junction, Marshgrass Mamas, and Red Cedar Review.

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Posted in Festivals

Drug-Take Back Day October 26, 2019

Once again, Vincent’s Drug Store, in partnership with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department, will be participating in the DEA’s Annual Campaign to properly dispose of unneeded medications. Bring your unused medications to the store for proper disposal on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

This is the time to check your medicine cabinet for unused or expired prescriptions. Not only are they taking up space, but they can be harmful if someone else, other than whom they were prescribed for, accidentally takes them.

The problem is how to dispose of them. Throwing them in the trash is obviously not the solution. Once they are in the landfill, they can be picked up by people or animals. Flushing them down the drain can pollute the water system.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe way to dispose of these prescription drugs. The April 2019 Take-Back Day brought in 937,443 pounds (468.72 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday,
October 26, 2019

Drop off your unused medications at Vincent’s Drug Store in Freshfields Village
between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Call Vincent’s if you have questions 843-243-0007

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Posted in Events, Freshfields

Public Workshops on Proposed Maybank Highway and Main Road Overlay Zoning







County and City to Host Public Meetings on
Maybank Highway and Main Road Zoning Project
October 24 and October 29

Charleston County and the City of Charleston Planning Departments will host a Johns Island public workshop and a James Island public workshop on the proposed Maybank Highway and Main Road Overlay Zoning Districts. This is the fourth and final round of public workshops to finalize the draft overlay zoning districts. The sessions provide an opportunity for County and City Planning staff to present specific draft overlay information and maps for public review and comment.

The October 24 workshop will focus on the Johns Island portion of Maybank Highway and will include Main Road. The workshop will take place at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s High School, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island, SC 29455

The October 29 workshop will focus on Maybank Highway on James Island and will take place at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412.

The purpose of this collaborative planning effort is to create consistent land use, zoning, and development requirements between the County and City for the Maybank Highway corridor, and for the County to create a new Main Road Overlay Zoning District. Attendees will be encouraged to provide feedback through comment cards and a public comment session. These meetings are the fourth and final round of public workshops regarding the Maybank Highway and Main Road corridors.  For additional information regarding the Maybank Highway and Main Road Zoning Project, please visit the project page at

For more information, please contact:

Aaron Holly, City of Charleston, 843-973-7253,
Dan Frazier, AICP, Charleston County, 843-202-7235,

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(Image credits:  Charleston County & City of Charleston websites)

Posted in Uncategorized

Coastal Carolina Fair – October 30-November 10

The Coastal Carolina Fair is coming to Exchange Park in Ladson, SC for another two week of concerts, competitions, amusement rides for kiddies and adults, tractor driving competition, chili cookout, baking competition and much more!  Click here to buy tickets and check out the line up of converts, events and competitions.

Why does Coastal Carolina Fair exist?

Over $479,000 was awarded to more than 60 local charities and students in the Lowcountry in 2018! In 2019, The Exchange Club of Charleston will award over $501,000 from the proceeds of the 2018 Fair.

From the first fair in 1957 through today, our goals have remained the same:
1. Raise money for local charities, scholarships, and various community needs.
2. Provide the best available family-oriented entertainment for the Lowcountry. All activities and events are chosen to provide acceptable entertainment for all ages.
3. Allow our Corporate Sponsors to present their message to more than 300,000 attendees each year.

So come out, enjoy the fair and support local charities.

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Posted in Events

Water Main Leak on Old Oak Walk

The Seabrook Island Utility Commission reported that they are currently responding to a water main leak on Old Oak Walk.  During these repairs, customers on Old Oak Walk may experience a temporary interruption in water service.

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Posted in Town of SBI

Steeplechase of Charleston – November 17

The 2019 Steeplechase of Charleston is back this Fall, on Sunday, November 17th!

10:00AM – 6:00PM
Stono Ferry, 5000 Old York Course Road, Hollywood, SC
Click here for tickets and information.

This race will conclude the 2019 National Steeplechase Association Fall Racing Circuit. Steeplechase of Charleston has been a Lowcountry tradition since 1792. Five high-stake races will take place on this Sunday at the Stono Ferry racetrack in Hollywood. The Steeplechase of Charleston will give back to the Good Cheer Fund, which benefits seven organizations: Association for the Blind, Carolina Youth Development Center, Catholic Charities, Lowcountry Food Bank, Star Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, and Charleston Leadership Foundation.

It’s time to start looking for your best floppy hats and bow ties!

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: WEZL103.5 website)

Posted in Events