Update on Tropical Storm Hermine, Ausgust 31, 2016

According to a briefing from the National Weather Service-Charleston the current track of TS Hermine could pass over the coastal areas of South Carolina late Thursday into Friday. Rip currents continue to be a high risk for the beaches.


-1 to 2 feet inundation is possible mainly Friday
-For our area we could see winds gusts 45-55 mph possible along the coastal areas on Friday around 12 pm-2pm
-Moderate risk for heavy rain Thursday night and Friday
-Marginal to slight risk of isolated tornadoes Thursday night and    Friday
-Risk of coastal flooding and beach erosion around the time of high  tide this evening and again Thursday and Friday

With the approach of a long weekend EMD asked that County EOC staff stay alert. We will continue to monitor and send out any updates on this situation as they may occur.

Submitted by Town of Seabrook from: Cathy S. Haynes, SCCEM,
Chief of Operations; Charleston County Emergency Management Department

Labor Day Art Show and Sale


The Seabrook Artist guild will be hosting an Art Show and Sale over the Labor Day weekend on SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 4TH FROM 10:00 AM UNTIL 4:30 PM to help support St. John’s High School art department.

The show will be held “ON THE GREEN” (at Freshfields)  and include both fine artists and photographers and live demonstrations by some artists.

_PELICAN BEACH SUNSET_ (1)The Seabrook Artist Guild, along with the Mary Whyte Art Foundation has embarked on a mission to raise monies to aid the St John’s High School art department on Johns Island. There is VERY limited funding available to this High School for art supplies. A percentage of all sales at the show will be donated to this cause and will be matched by the Mary Whyte Art Foundation!! Individual donations will also be greatly appreciated. Look for Twila Jackson at the show to detail and explain the numerous needs of this High School’s art department and solicit your support.REFLECTIONS; MARSH OFF JENKINS POINT


For more information, check out ourWebsite:  http://www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

Submitted by: Robert LeFevre,  President SIAG

CCPR: Living Green Fest – September 18th

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September 18, 2016 at James Island County Park

For 9 years, the Carolina Green Fair has provided the community with education and resources for protecting and preserving our natural environment. In 2016, CCPRC is expanding the festival to include more health and wellness information and activities. To more aptly represent this change, the event has been renamed as the “Living Green Fest.” We will still be offering the same programs and activities as in the past, but with the addition of resources to help us live a more healthy and happier lifestyle.

Living Green Fest features conservation and health & wellness education through fun and inventive demonstrations, interactive play and music, and education shared by experts in their field. Come celebrate good environmental stewardship, healthy living, and “being green” while enjoying food, music, and Lowcountry artisans!

The 9th annual Living Green Fest continues its mission to educate and encourage South Carolinians to use environmentally friendly products, services and technologies. As the premier festival sponsor, Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department will highlight the County’s green initiatives like recycling and composting, and also educate residents on the many offerings available to make their homes and businesses more eco-friendly.

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Celia’s Recipe of the Month: Pasta all’Amatriciana

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Popular TIDELINES columnist Chef Celia Cerasoli has sent us this month’s recipe for her Daddy’s Pasta all’Amatriciana.

In remembrance of the town of Amatrice that was devastated by last week’s earthquake, Celia wants to share her Dad’s favorite recipe, which comes from this town on the outskirts of Rome.

As disaster struck this medieval town, they were preparing for the festival commemorating this delicious dish. Tradition calls for quanciale, or pork jowl, but pancetta, which is easier to use, also works. Although this dish is usually made with spaghetti or buccatini, she prefers short pasta… especially “rigate” which helps hold the sauce.

Download the recipe here:  Daddy’s Pasta all’Amatriciana.

-Tidelines Editor





Yields 4-5 servings


In remembrance of the town of Amatrice that was devastated by last week’s earthquake, I want to share my Dad’s favorite recipe, which comes from this town on the outskirts of Rome.

As disaster struck this medieval town, they were preparing for the festival commemorating this delicious dish. Tradition calls for quanciale, or pork jowl, but pancetta, which is easier to use, also works. Although this dish is usually made with spaghetti or buccatini, I prefer short pasta… especially “rigate” which helps hold the sauce.

Tropical Storm Update, August 30, 2016

Cathy Haynes, Chief of Operations of Charleston County Emergency Management Department on 30 August 2016 has released the following:

“Tropical Depression Nine is located about 340 miles west of Key West, Florida and is moving west-northwest at 7 mph. TD Nine has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. TD Nine is expected to turn northwest today followed by a turn to the north-northwest tonight before turning north-northeast on Wednesday. According to discussions with NWS Charleston this morning, the main effects are expected to remain offshore, but that is dependent on how close the system comes to the coast. Locally heavy rainfall, shallow coastal flooding, high risk for rip currents, swells, and possible tornadoes.

EMD will continue to monitor and send out updates as the situation changes.”[Image of 5-day forecast and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

Rip Current Risk Again Today, Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The National Weather Service in Charleston has once again issued a warning about rip currents.  With the threat of tropical depressions near our coast, we should probably heed this warning for the rest of the week.

We don’t have lifeguards on our beach, and the wind and wave conditions make the threat of dangerous rip currents more prevalent.

For more information,  go to their website:  http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Submitted by Tidelines Staff


CCPR: Shaggin’ on the Cooper – September 10th

ShagginDust off your dancing shoes and dance the night away at Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music will fill the air at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Gates open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m.

September 10, the band will be The Sneakers.  This is the last in the summer 2016 Shaggin’ on the Cooper series at the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Admission:  Buy Online! Advance general admission: $10/$8 CCR*

Online registration ends at midnight on the day before each event. On the day of the event, admission can be purchased by calling 843-795-4386 by 2 p.m. or at the event gate if available.

Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.

*Charleston County residents contribute to the development of our county park system through property taxes, therefore a discounted rate is available to them.

We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes.

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.

(Photo credit:  CCP&R website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Zugunruhefest Birding Festival! September 15-19th

ZugrunfestZugunruhefest birding festival!

Introducing Zugunruhefest – the Southeast’s most comprehensive migration-focused birding festival. Zugunruhe (zu – gun – rue) is a German word derived from Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (restlessness). This state of restlessness is commonly noted in migratory animals, especially birds.

As fall approaches and instincts prevail, birds are compelled by this silent call to take flight to their wintering grounds. As part of the Atlantic Flyway, the Lowcountry serves as a predictable thoroughfare for migrating raptors and shore birds during fall migration passage. Exploiting the Center’s strategic location, Zugunruhefest will afford numerous opportunities for observers, both novice and advanced, to experience fall migration from an exceptional vantage point.

OwlIn addition to onsite vendors and children’s activities, the festival will include three days filled with naturalists, ornithologists, and educators leading bird walks, flight demonstrations, informative lectures and programs, and more. The festival will culminate with a panel of avian experts in a round-table discussion and reception.

Significantly, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which provides over-arching legal protection for all migratory birds, is marking its Centennial this year, a fitting context and milestone to recognize as we celebrate the wonders of migration.

When: Thursday – Saturday, September 15 – 17, 2016

Where: Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 North Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429. Bird walks, field trips and excursions will take place in additional locations throughout the Lowcountry.

Admission: Fees vary depending on activities chosen. For a complete schedule of activities with pricing, please visit www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/zugunruhefest or call 843.971.7474 to have a schedule emailed to you.

(Photo credit:  Birds of Prey website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Rip Current Risk Today, Monday August 29, 2016

The National Weather Service in Charleston has reported a warning about rip currents on our coast.  They state:



For more information go to their website:  http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Submitted by Tidelines Staff

Grand Slam Jam – September 15th

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Charleston Wine + Food will officially launch its 2017 season with the release of full schedule + tickets Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:00AM EST. To coincide with the release, the festival will host a locally-inspired celebration, Grand Slam Jam, presented by Big Green Egg + supported by Charleston Magazine, at The Citadel’s College Park Field.

The event will feature an all-star lineup of local chefs, beverage pros, and live music from ’80s + ’90s cover band, The Spazmatics. Guests can expect vintage baseball vibes and elevated ballpark food + drink, all inspired by the venue that was once home to the Charleston Rainbows. The Rainbows served as Charleston’s minor league baseball team from 1985 to 1993.

Local culinary talent:
Kevin Johnson, The Grocery
Greg Garrison, Prohibition
Kevin Getzewich, Indaco
Jason Cote, Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary
Daniel Doyle, Poogan’s Smokehouse
Jared Rogers, Pawpaw
Anthony DiBernardo, Swig & Swine
Roland Feldman, Smoke BBQ
Emily Hahn, Parlor Deluxe & Warehouse
Tony Chu, AYA Cookhouse
Sean & Cillie Mendes, Roadside Seafood
Brandon Belk. Wich Cream?
Paul Yellin, Cane Rhum Bar & Caribbean Kitchen
Arielle Stratton, Pure Fluff Co
Kelly Chu, Cirsea Ice Cream

Beverage features:
Chateau D’Esclans
Tanqueray No. TEN
Naked Turtle White Rum
Crooked Crown
Lo – Fi Brewing
Cooper River Brewing Company
Two Blokes Brewing
The Unknown Brewing Company
Sam Gabrielli, Proof
John Aquino, US Bartender’s Guild: Charleston Chapter
Event details:

WHAT: 2017 Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Launch Party: Grand Slam Jam

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 6:00PM – 8:30PM EST

WHERE: The Citadel’s College Park Field, 735 Rutledge Avenue

WHO: An all-star lineup of local chef and beverage talent

COST: $65 all-inclusive ticket can be purchased online: www.charlestonwineandfood.com

(Photo credit:  CVB website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Chamber Music Charleston House Concerts

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Chamber Music Charleston is performing House Concerts the 2016-2017 season on Seabrook and Kiawah.

Tickets are $50 each and include post-concert wine and cheese reception. Advance purchase required.  Concerts last about an hours each.

For the complete Seabrook and Kiawah House Concerts schedule…

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