Main Road Construction

Main Road will be undergoing construction over the next two weeks.  Lane closures can be expected each night from 9:00 pm. to 6:00 a.m. starting tomorrow (Sunday) night between US 17 and the Limehouse bridge.  Details are in the attached communication from the Chas Cty Department of Transportation.

Submitted by Tidelines Staff

Main Road Construction

Reminder: Town Election on Tuesday!

vote logoDon’t forget to vote on November 3 for Town officials.  Voting is at the Lake House from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Bring a government issued photo identification.  Those elected will be sworn in on Friday, November 6 at 11:00 am at the Town Hall followed by tea and cookies.

A sample ballot showing the candidates for Mayor and Town Council is in the attached pdf file.

SI Sample Ballot

Reminder: Seabrook Island Dog Park Meeting

For several months, a SIPOA Dog Park study group has met to assess the feasibility of establishing a small dog park on Seabrook on property adjacent to the Town Hall.  At this stage, it is essential to assess community interest in this proposal.

With this objective in mind, in  mid-November, SIPOA will distribute a brief survey to assess community interest in this proposed dog park.  To assist Seabrook property owners in better understanding the proposal and in responding to this survey, the SIPOA Dog Park study group will hold an open meeting on November 2 at 7 PM in the Live Oak Room at the Lake House to describe their work and answer related questions.  The meeting will include a presentation on the dog park followed by questions and should last about 45 minutes.  Please come and hear the plans, help us assess your interest and pick up a treat for yourself and your furry friend.

If you’re unable to attend this meeting, informal drop-in informational sessions will be held on November 3 from 3:30- 5:30 PM and November 11 from 9 – 11 AM at a table in the foyer of the Lake House and study group members will be available to help you understand the proposal.

Submitted by Deborah Robinson, Tidelines Guest Columnist

4th Annual Lowcountry Hoedown – November 7th

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If you enjoy live bluegrass music and sampling delicious BBQ and bourbon, then join the Lowcountry Hoedown on Saturday, November 7th.

The all-inclusive shindig will feature an impressive lineup of restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and bands showcasing the best of the South. It’s time to dig out your plaid shirt and cowboy boots and prepare for a boot stompin’ good time!

Tickets include entrance into the Hoedown, craft cocktails and brews, delicious BBQ and Southern fare from dozens of restaurants and food vendors, live music with the funky bluegrass rhythms of two bands to be announced soon, and much more. Attendees must be 21 or older.

The event benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services, the only organization in the greater Charleston area whose sole purpose deals with the entire effect of HIV and AIDS. “We focus on everything from prevention education and awareness to referring HIV-positive individuals into medical care, plus helping them secure suitable housing and obtain legal assistance and an array of other supportive services. Our mission is simple: create a healthier community.”

For information and tickets, click here.

Location:  Charleston Visitor’s Center Bus Shed at 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

14th Annual Harvest Festival – November 7th

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Long ago, agricultural families in the Colonial Southeast and across America gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of feasting, games, music and fun. To keep this spirited tradition alive, the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission presents the 14th annual Harvest Festival at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.  Mullet Hall is located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road,
Johns Island, SC 29455.  Ph: 843-762-9965 or Ph: 843-795-4386.

Hours & Admission
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$8 per person. Kids 12 & under, and Gold Pass Members are free!
Video by Sea Island Media
Come on down and enjoy some foot-stompin’ live music from five local bluegrass bands. There is plenty to keep the kiddies occupied including hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving, archery, lasso demonstrations, crafts and more. Feast on Southern delights like finger-lickin’ Carolina barbeque, kettle korn, and all of your favorite festival foods! Plus, there will be icy-cold beverages available for purchase. Once you’ve eaten your fill, head on over to the crafters market, great for holiday shopping!

Harvest Festival Group Run
Join us for a 3-mile fun run from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Water will be provided on the route.

Archery Turkey Day Shoot
We won’t really be shooting turkeys at this competition, but if you are ages 8-17 years, join us for a friendly target-shooting showdown. The male and female competitor with the overall highest score will have caught Thanksgiving dinner, as they will take home their own frozen turkey! GOBBLE, GOBBLE! Following the Turkey Day Shoot, we’ll have an open archery range for kids ages 8-17 years.
Turkey Day Shoot Competition: 12-2 p.m.
Open Range: 3-5 p.m.

Bands
12 p.m. The Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band
1 p.m. YeeHaw Junction
2 p.m. Blue Plantation
3 p.m. Flatt City
4 p.m. Blue Stone Ramblers

Festival Details
Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase on-site.
ID is required to purchase alcohol.
Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited.
Park fees, operating schedule, and hours are subject to change without notice.

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Seabrook Island Garden Club meets November 13

Garden Club-2The next meeting of the Seabrook Island Garden Club is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2015, at 9:30 AM at the Seabrook Island Lake House. The Seabrook Island Garden Club is a great place to meet your neighbors, support your community and cultivate friendships while learning from our experienced gardeners and wonderful speakers on a variety of horticultural related topics.

Join us this November as we welcome our special speaker, Peggy Groce with her timely presentation on How to Force Amaryllis and Spring bulbs to Bloom for Winter Color.  Peggy is a retired horticulturist.  Peggy Groce 2She studied at the University of Georgia and for 17 years owned and operated “Greenery Unlimited Inc” dealing with interior tropical plants in Plano, Texas.  She also lived in Chicago and Pittsburgh, Illinois and through the years she served on numerous organizations in various capacities such as; the state convention chairman for Illinois and Pennsylvania, and Assistant District Director for the Pittsburg Flower Show.  Most recently she lived in Southport, NC where she was head of the garden guild for TUMC and on the board of the Maritime Museum.  Peggy currently volunteers at the Charleston Horticulture Society (Plantasia) and Growing Minds. She likes to golf, fish, and garden and is active with her church, Palmetto Presbyterian.  One year ago Peggy relocated to Charleston settling downtown for 6 months while her home was being built in Carolina Park.  She is a widow and lives in Mount Pleasant with her two (terriers) dogs.

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King Tide Impact on North Beach

For those shut in by the storm and the king tide that are interested in the impact on our beach, here are two pictures taken from just south of Boardwalk #6 at 9:30 a.m. this morning.  Several weeks ago we had 200-300 feet of dry sand beach in this area.  Today it is more like 50-100 feet.

Submitted by Bill Nelson

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Seabrook Island CodeRED Flood Warning

10/28/2015 10:17:53 AM EST – This is a CodeRED weather update on Wednesday, October 28th. Please be advised Seabrook Island road has heavy flooding once again from Bohicket Marina to the roundabout. Approximately 2 plus feet of water on the roadway, if possible please avoid this area until the tide subsides over the next several hours.

Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

SIPOA Dog Park Meeting and Survey

For several months, a SIPOA Dog Park study group has met to assess the feasibility of establishing a small dog park on Seabrook on property adjacent to the Town Hall.  At this stage, it is essential to assess community interest in this proposal.

With this objective in mind, in  mid-November, SIPOA will distribute a brief survey to assess community interest in this proposed dog park.  To assist Seabrook property owners in better understanding the proposal and in responding to this survey, the SIPOA Dog Park study group will hold an open meeting on November 2 at 7 PM in the Live Oak Room at the Lake House to describe their work and answer related questions.  The meeting will include a presentation on the dog park followed by questions and should last about 45 minutes.  Please come and hear the plans, help us assess your interest and pick up a treat for yourself and your furry friend.

If you’re unable to attend this meeting, informal drop-in informational sessions will be held on November 3 from 3:30- 5:30 PM and November 11 from 9 – 11 AM at a table in the foyer of the Lake House and study group members will be available to help you understand the proposal.

Submitted by Deborah Robinson, Tidelines Guest Columnist

Kiawah Arts Council – Chantale Gagne Quartet – January 17th

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featuring Steve Wilson on saxophones will perform on
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Turtle Point Clubhouse.

Tickets available beginning Monday, October 26th Tickets are $20 and are available at www.baxtermusic.com or 843-766-8814.

Grammy-nominated musician/producer and world-renowned drummer QUENTIN BAXTER is coming to Kiawah and bringing some of his musician friends to share some fabulous music with us. The first artist on the agenda is jazz pianist CHANTALE GAGNE (www.chantalegagne.com). She will be appearing with her group, featuring Steve Wilson on saxophones. A native of Quebec, Canada, Chantale began studying music at the age of 8. At 15, the piano became her passion after hearing a Bill Evans recording. From 1997 to 1999, she studied jazz piano with James Gelfand at College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, followed by 4 years at McGill University where she received her degree in Jazz Piano Performance. In 2005, CHANTALE met famous pianist Kenny Barron and after studying with him for a short time, CHANTALE realized that, both as a pianist and composer, jazz had become her deepest calling. In recent years, she has been located in New York City and has been busy touring in Canada, U.S and Europe. Jazz Times says, “GAGNE plays with a clear, assertive touch and a balanced, intelligent sense of form.” New Issues says, “GAGNE establishes herself as a polished and more than competent Fifties- and Sixties-styled player, well-versed in the various streams of post-bop piano from Bobby Timmons to Bill Evans to, well, Kenny Barron. From JazzWax: “CHANTALE’S originals have depth and maturity and transcend her years.”

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor