Angel Oak Award

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its Angel Oak Award. The annual award was first presented in 2012 and recognizes a person who performs volunteer services which contribute significantly to the people and/or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/or Seabrook Islands.

The award is named after a historic tree on Johns Island which clearly represents the people, culture, and natural environment of the islands.

The recipient need not live on the aforementioned islands but the service noted for the award must have been performed on the islands. The recipient will be recognized at a banquet to be held in the Spring of 2019. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $5000 which he/she can designate for assignment to a charitable organization servicing the islands. The recipient will also receive a memento and have his/her name inscribed on the Angel Oak Trophy which is permanently displayed on the islands.

The Exchange Club is seeking nominations from the public. The deadline for nominations is October 19, 2018.  Nomination information and forms can be found on the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club website. Please contact Alan Armstrong at or 843-768-9252 if you have any questions.

–Submitted by Alan Armstrong

Posted in Organizations, Volunteer

SIB presents The Pelican Briefing

We invite you to SIB’s next evening program, “The Pelican Briefing,” presented by Dr. Patrick Jodice, at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Lake House. We hope by then life after Florence will have returned to normal and you will enjoy this exciting discussion about our brown pelicans and several other seabirds and shorebirds.

Learn more and register for the event now!

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–Submitted by Seabrook Island Birders

Posted in Organizations, SIB

Fleming Registration Extended to Sep 21

-Submitted by Dale and Patti Leibach

Posted in Fundraisers, Sports

Seabrooker Article “COVAR Corner”

To read Debra Lehman’s “COVAR Corner” column in the September 2018 issue of The Seabrooker, click here. This open letter from the president of the Council of Villa Associations and Regimes (COVAR) is of interest to all Seabrook Island property owners, guests and visitors.

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Please remember that you can always access the current edition of The Seabrooker online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website. Just go here and click on The Seabrooker link.

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Posted in Organizations

Swanky Southern Soiree

Swanky Southern Soire 9_2018On Saturday, October 6, 2018, join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL) as we celebrate the Charleston Symphony at the CSOL Swanky Southern Soirée. The fabulous evening will be held at the Country Club of Charleston at 6:30 pm and will include cocktails, a southern-inspired gourmet dinner, exclusive curated shopping opportunities and dancing to live music. A limited and exclusive auction of select items of interest will cap this very special evening.

The CSOL is in its 54th year supporting the Charleston Symphony through financial contributions, music education programs and audience development. In addition to being the largest institutional donor to the orchestra, the League awards $33,000 in music scholarships to talented youths, aged 10 to 18, from the tri-county area as well as members of the Charleston Symphony. These scholarships enable the young musicians, as well as our professional orchestra members, to expand their musical talents and experiences.

Seating is limited! Individual Soirée reservations are $225 each ($55 tax deductible), or become a member of the Host Committee for $400 ($230 tax deductible). Host Committee members are invited to a special cocktail reception before the event and receive priority seating at dinner. Free valet parking is included for all guests.

Don your swanky attire and lace up your dancing shoes for a fabulous evening at the CSOL Swanky Southern Soirée. All proceeds benefit the Charleston Symphony and its educational outreach.

For more information and to make reservations, visit

–Submitted by Patti Tully

(Photo credit: CSO website)


Posted in Fundraisers, Music and Art

Hurricane Florence – How Prepared Were You?

We are very fortunate to have escaped the wrath of Hurricane Florence. However, hurricane season runs until November 30 and this is our third hurricane three years in a row. Click here to read an interesting article from Sunday’s edition of The Post and Courier about being prepared for hurricanes.

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Sweetgrass Basket Workshop Sep 22

Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with the Charleston Museum and basket maker Sarah Edwards-Hammond. Mrs. Edwards-Hammond comes from a long line of basket makers and has passed down the tradition to her own children, grandchildren, and others in the community.

The instructor will share a brief history of this art form, then participants will spend the rest of the class making their own basket as Mrs. Edwards Hammond guides them and answers any questions they may have. Grab your friends, family, or just bring yourself and learn about an incredibly beautiful craft that has been a staple of culture, art, and history in Charleston for centuries!

Reservations required.  For more information or to register, call 843.722.2996 ext. 233 or click here.

Date:  September 22, 2018, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location:  The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

Posted in Music and Art, Organizations

Red Cross Blood Drive Sep 20

Tidelines has confirmed that the next Seabrook Island Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 10:30 am until  3:30 pm at the Lake House.

Contact Pep Logan (843-768-0334) for an appointment or walk in at your convenience.

Should conditions change, Tidelines will publish details as received.

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Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House

Fleming Tennis Tournament Seeks Volunteers


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TJ Middleton and Seabrook Tennis Director Mike Kiser

With Florence and the summer behind us, attention on Seabrook Island now turns to the 35th annual Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament slated for October 3 – 7, 2018.

The Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament began as a local Seabrook Island event in the early 1980s. Since then it has grown into a premier tournament in the Southeast and nationally, attracting more than 250 senior tennis players from as many as 20 states. Spectator admission is open to the public and free.

The tournament has become a key event for the Charleston region and beyond and the US Tennis Association (USTA) has awarded the tournament its highest-level status for its mixed doubles 40s, 50s, and 60s events. The Championship tournament joins an elite class of tournaments in the Southeast awarding 200 points to the winners of the various divisions.

As tournament time approaches, the need for volunteers to pull off the charity event moves into high gear. With a growing number of players and spectators, volunteers are needed to help with everything from registering and handing out favors to players to assisting in the “players’ lounge” (handing out drinks, restocking the ice cream cooler and interacting with the players) to helping direct cars to a parking spot.

Volunteers can devote as little as an hour or two to spending a day helping with this fun fundraising tennis event. As Co-Chair Cat Russo said, the Fleming is a wonderful way to spend time with neighbors and make new friends in this very special place we live while supporting a worthy cause. Past volunteer efforts contributed to the Fleming being noted as “best tournament of the year” by visiting players.

This year’s charitable beneficiary is Sea Islands Blessing Basket. Once a month, The Sea Islands Blessing Basket distributes food to approximately 510 residents of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands whose income is below the poverty level.

The 2018 Fleming is expected to raise more than $40,000 which will make a major contribution to helping those facing food shortages and hunger.

Interested in joining the effort? Please contact Cat Russo at

–Submitted by Dale and Patti Leibach

Posted in Fundraisers, Sports, Volunteer

SI Photo Club Presents Janet Garrity Saucier Sep 20

The Seabrook Island Photography Club proudly welcomes photographer Janet Garrity Saucier as their guest speaker on Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 pm at the Lake House.

Janet Garrity Saucier September 2018Janet Garrity Saucier is an author and photographer, originally from Upstate New York, now living in Brevard, NC, by way of Beaufort, SC. While growing up in the countryside near Cooperstown, NY, Janet had a camera in her hand from the young age of eight.

Having to make a living in her adult years, Janet chose a long, professional career in marketing and advertising in Ithaca, NY, before moving to Beaufort in 2008. There she found the inspiration to take up her camera again, this time professionally, and published her first book Goin’ Down The River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands, a photographic story about a unique southern coastal tradition.

Janet and her husband, Les Saucier, have merged their photography and business skills and have recently published a new photographic book about the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The book is titled Mountain Blue and is filled with both Les and Janet’s photos, writings about the mountains, and even a few recipes for a home cooked “Mountain Meal.”

Her topic will be Abstract in Photography. She will look at the use of graphic design elements, examples of landscapes that can be made more interesting using an abstract approach, and the techniques.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and all members and non-members are welcome. There is a $10 guest fee for non-members.

–Submitted by Marty Cline

Posted in Music and Art, Organizations

Tidelines Resumes Normal Schedule

Now that the threat of Hurricane Florence has ended, Tidelines will resume its normal publishing schedule on Sunday, September 16.

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Posted in Weather

Freshfields Announces Reopenings

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Several of the stores in Freshfields Village will be reopening on Sunday, September 16.

Click here for a listing of stores and hours.

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