Tax Deadline Fast Approaching

Are you one of the many people who took advantage of the extension of the deadline to file your taxes? The new date is May 17, 2021, to file your 2020 tax return. This is true for both federal taxes and South Carolina taxes.

If you need a further extension, you must apply for it by May 17. Please be aware that according to

  • An extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your taxes. 
  • You should estimate and pay any owed taxes by your regular deadline to help avoid possible penalties.
  • You must file your extension request no later than the regular due date of your return.

This same website,, also says that individual tax filers, regardless of income, can use Free File to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension.

  • Filing this form gives you until October 15, 2021, to file a return.
  • To get the extension, you must estimate your tax liability on this form and should also pay any amount due.

There were several changes in the tax law for 2020. To read our post about filing your Federal Tax Return, click here. South Carolina has some different requirements; read about them here.

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Artisan Market Saturday, May 15, 2021

This Saturday, May 15, works from Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island artists will be on display at The Island Center, 3714 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The marketplace will include members of the Seabrook and Kiawah Art Guilds and some amazing artists and makers from the sea islands. The goal is to support local artisans and help raise funds for local charities. Some artists will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Turtle Patrol. Seawah Furniture, the sponsor of the event, will donate 10% of all art and accessories sales in the store this weekend as well.

Come join us to support our local artisans and a worthy cause!

-Submitted by Michelle Evans

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Historic Landscape & Lenhardt Garden Walks May 22
    Manager of Horticultural Landscapes and Modern Facilites at Drayton Hall, Eric Becker will host an in-person outdoor walking event on Saturday, May 22. A remarkable journey through the history of Drayton Hall from a different perspective, this walk will change the way you see and understand the land around Drayton Hall.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: Virtual Book Club – The Shell Builders ◊ June 3
    Join author Colin Brooker on Thursday, June 3 at 5:30 pm as he discusses his book The Shell Builders. You can register to watch the event live or receive the recording the following day. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ June 19
    Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall. Grounds admission and Audio Tour are included in the ticket price. Prosecco will be served from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. All COVID-19 safety precautions are in place.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Drayton Hall Summer Camp for ages 8 – 10 July 12 – 15
    An unforgettable summer science and history camp at Charleston’s oldest home. Participants will enjoy daily nature and landscape walks, learn about science and archaeology through hands-on STEAM-based activities, and explore the history of the plantation and the lives of its many residents.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Garden Strolls & Wine Tastings ◊ May 12, 19 & 26
    Sip and stroll in America’s oldest landscaped gardens while sampling old and new world wines. Each Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, a different garden location will be paired with a selection of wines for you to sample. Enjoy spectacular views and light snacks. Safety guidelines will be in place.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine on the Piazza – Edmondston Alston House May 13 & 27
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor. Entry times are staggered to allow for social distancing.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Distinguished Speakers Series: Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black ◊ May 13
    Join Dr. Fields as she shares a preview of her upcoming book, Combee: Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and the Gullah Geechee Transformation. This 6:30 pm Zoom webinar is free to the public and hosted by Middleton Place Foundation.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Meet the Stableyards Animals ◊ May 15
    Come spend the afternoon outdoors with some of Middleton Place’s four-footed friends. Learn how to measure the height of a horse; tell the difference between a pullet and a hen; feel the lanolin from a sheep’s fleece; and much more. Included in General Admission. Masks may be required for portions of the event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Fiber Art: Wool Felting May 22
    Visit with Charleston visual artist Kim Keelor while she demonstrates how she uses wool to create fiber paintings through an old-world process. There will also be some opportunities for guests to try wool-felting throughout the day with wool shorn from the Middleton sheep.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Family Day: Games in the Garden May 30
    Visitors can try Colonial games including Quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Junior Historian Summer Camp for ages 8 and up July 12 – 16
    Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Lowcountry rice plantation. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science and art.
    Click here for additional information.

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Seabrook Island Town Council Emergency Meeting May 13

Town Of Seabrook Island
Public Notice

Notice is hereby provided that Seabrook Island Town Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. During the emergency meeting, Town Council will consider the following emergency ordinance:

  • Emergency Ordinance 2021-01:  An emergency ordinance to encourage the wearing of face coverings within the town; to extend requirements related to social distancing; to extend emergency provisions related to town meetings; to extend emergency provisions related to the issuance of temporary use permits; to extend the expiration date for active building permits; to encourage the vaccination of town residents, and other matters related thereto
    View Draft Ordinance: Clean Version |  Redline Version

Submit a Written Comment
Individuals who wish to submit a public comment on the proposed ordinance may do so in writing by 12:00 pm on the day of the meeting using one of the following options:

Watch Live Stream Video
The meeting will be live streamed on the town’s YouTube channel: Click here for Live Stream.

More Information
For more information, please call (843) 768-9121.

-Submitted by Joseph Cronin, Town Administrator

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North Beach: New Nesting Area Signs and Nests

Coastal bird biologist Janet Thibault of SCDNR, posted the yellow nesting area signs on North Beach and confirmed that we have nesting birds.

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TOSI Clips: Ways and Means Meeting 5/11

A video of the May 11, 2021 Ways and Means Meeting can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website. To view the 2 hour, 57 minute video, click here and select the Video link under May 11, 2021.

If you have limited time and are just interested in a specific topic, select the item from the list below to watch that particular part of the meeting.

Mayor John Gregg

Town Councilmembers:

Jeri Finke

Patricia Fox

Barry Goldstein

Town Administrator Joe Cronin

Action Items

  • Second Reading Items
  • Ordinance 2021-02: An ordinance amending the Zoning Map of the Town of Seabrook Island so as to change the zoning designation for Charleston County Tax Map Number 147-02-00-045, containing approximately 0.58 +/- acres located at 2344 Andell Way, from the SR Single-Family Residential District to the AGC Agricultural-Conservation District
    • Ordinance 2021-03: An ordinance amending the Zoning Map of the Town of Seabrook Island so as to change the zoning designation for Charleston County Tax Map Number 149-06-00-030, containing approximately 0.29 +/- acres located at 2905 Seabrook Island Road, from the SR Single-Family Residential District to the AGC Agricultural-Conservation District
    • Ordinance 2021-04: An ordinance amending the Development Standards Ordinance for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina; Article 21, Fees; Section 21.20, Fee Schedule; so as to amend the fee schedule for Short-Term Rental Permits
    • Ordinance 2021-05: An ordinance amending the Development Standards Ordinance for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina; Article 7, Lot and Building Requirements; Section 7.90, Height Limitations; so as to amend the maximum height requirements for structures within the town

Items for Information/Discussion

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

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PGA Championship Spectator Guide

The PGA Championship takes place May 17-23, 2021, at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The official spectator guide has recently been released. All attendees are encouraged to review the spectator guide in advance of heading out to the course.

Contained in the guide is helpful information regarding what items are allowed at the venue, transportation and parking, schedule of events, and more.

Key items to bring to The PGA Championship include:

  • Face mask
  • Travel size hand sanitizer
  • Fully charged phone (all spectator tickets will be accessed as mobile tickets only)
  • Credit card (purchases are only allowed with credit cards; no cash)
  • One sealed bottle of water
  • Personal sunscreen
  • Portable, canvas chair with a carry bag

All golf fans, on-site or watching from home, may access The Official PGA Championship App by downloading it from the Apple Store or Google Play. A few of the app features include player profiles, a guide to The Ocean Course, and live scoring.

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Join SIB for Backyard Birding at The Haul Over – May 14

Backyard Birding at The Haul Over

When: Friday, May 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: 2445 The Haul Over

Max: 20

Cost: None for 2021 members; $5 donation for guests

Great Egret in Breeding Plumage

We are going back to see more fledglings! Come join us in Annalee Regenburg’s backyard. Her house backs up to the Great Egret Rookery. The females sit on their nests all day and the males come into the nests in the evenings. We plan on observing this wonderful, sometimes noisy event. I’m sure we will see some Snowy Egrets and Green Herons, plus some night herons, all tucked in there too. As always, be sure to bring your water, binoculars, hats and sunscreen.

Register no later than Wednesday, May 12. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the evening of May 13.

-Submitted by SIB

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Testing New Lane Merge Pattern May 12 and 13

-Submitted by Steve Hirsch, Director of Engineering

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Hurricane Preparedness Week-May 9-15, 2021

While hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1, The National Weather Service wants us to begin preparing for hurricane season.

Here are some things you can do to be ready:

  • Determine your personal risk
  • Develop your evacuation plan including those for pets
  • Review/update your insurance policies
  • Assemble your disaster supplies
  • Review how to strengthen and protect your home
  • Talk with neighbors about their hurricane preparedness plans.

Head over to The National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week webpage for more helpful information. Let’s all be ready!

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TOSI Awards Community Promotion Grants

The Town of Seabrook Island is pleased to announce the awarding of the following Community Promotion Grants:

  • Seabrook Island Birders:  $800.00
  • Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol:  $1,000.00
  • Seabrook Island Village:  $1,500.00

Many thanks to these organization for their contributions to the community and for helping to kick off the initial year of the grant program.

Funds are still available for 2021 Community Promotion Grants. If your organization is interested in applying, click here for information about program eligibility, guidelines, and application.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

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Correction: Ways and Means Meeting Agenda for May 11

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The Town of Seabrook Island Ways and Means Committee will meet virtually at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Click here to view the agenda on the Town’s website. The previous link was incorrect.

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