CCPRC: Stand Up Paddleboard Race Series Starts May 12

Stand Up Paddleboard One Design Race Series

This stand up paddleboard race series held on the lake at James Island County Park is unique because all participants use the exact same type of board, the 12’6 WING by BIC SUP. Racers are organized into heats and race around a short, exciting course with multiple buoy turns. Races held during spring, summer, and fall, and all competitors will be entered into a national drawing for a stand up paddleboard.

Races begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • May 12, 2016


  • Free with regular park admission of $2 per person.
  • Register online or call 843-795-4386.

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

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

(Photo Credit:  CCPRC website)

-TIdelines Editor

CCPRC – Reel It In Weekly Pier Fishing Challenge Starts May 14th

Reel It In Weekly Pier Challenge

From May 14-October 22, earn points for your catch from the Folly Beach Pier or the Mount Pleasant Pier with a chance for end of summer prizes!

  • Fish within SCDNR slot – Have a staff member measure your catch.
  • Fish not within SCDNR slot – For catch and release fish, simply take a picture and show it to a pier staff member for points. The picture must provide clear evidence of fish length, location, and date caught. Validity of photo is at managers discretion.
  • Fish must be caught from the Mount Pleasant or Folly Beach Pier.
  • Earn double points when registered during pier tournaments!

Click here for rules, and the number of points for each type of fish.

-Tidelines Editor

Ride SBI moves to Saturdays at 8:30am in May

* * Time Change * *

Beginning in May, RideSBI with Sarah moves to 8:30AM on Saturdays!


Saturdays * 8:30 AM

Instructor Sarah Mae will lead you through climbs, descents, sprints, and rhythm riding. Accompanied by a high energy playlist, rides span 45 minutes delivering a high energy cardio workout. Effective, calming stretching concludes the class leaving you feeling stronger and invigorated.

Rides are open to all fitness levels with targeted instruction in a welcoming and energetic environment.

Please note, there is no preregistration for this class. Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Join Sarah Mae Yuncker on Saturdays at 8:30 AM beginning in May to spin!

Let’s ride!

-Submitted by the Lake House

Highlights from the Town Council Meeting on April 25

Councilman John Gregg reported that the Public Safety Committee has completed its review of the proposed changes to the Town’s Comprehensive Emergency Plan and forwarded its recommendations to the consultant coordinating the work, adding that he expects a full package of plan updates to be returned by the end of May.  He said the next meeting of the Disaster Recovery Council (DRC, which includes representatives from the Town, SIPOA, the Seabrook Island Club, Bohicket Marina, Camp St. Christopher, and St. Johns Fire District) will be on June 6 and 7.  On June 7, the DRC will participate in the Charleston County hurricane exercise designed to focus on pre-landfall activities.

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Cars on Kiawah – May 6, 10:00am-3:00pm

The Region’s Most Esteemed Automobiles Convene for the Second Annual Cars on Kiawah.

Over 200 exceptional automobiles owned by collectors throughout the Southeast, will be showcased at the 2017 Cars on Kiawah on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the unparalleled setting of Kiawah’s scenic Ocean Park. This premier car show is open to the public and admission is free. Major sponsors of the event include the Town of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island Real Estate, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort and the Kiawah Island Community Association.

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SINHG Visits Beidler Forest

Last week, a group of SINHGers headed all the way north to Harleyville to visit Beidler Forest, a 1,800-hundred acre Audubon preserve that sits within the immense Four Holes Swamp. At this time of year, it’s absolutely beautiful, and perhaps more importantly, the very particular nesting grounds of the Prothonotary Warbler. No pun intended, but people literally flock to Beidler from around the world to capture images of this bird in the wild. Indeed, while we were there, several very determined and expensive tripods and cameras jostled by us in pursuit of this elusive quarry.

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Road Median Striping Project – May 1

Beginning on Monday, May 1, SIPOA will begin a road median striping project.  The scope of this work will include repainting all of the striping around center medians on the island.  We will be using a reflective thermoplastic paint to help with night time visibility.  We do not anticipate any road closures, but traffic may be slowed down to allow the painting crew and their equipment adequate space to work.  Please exercise caution and drive safely if you encounter this crew working on our roadways

-Submitted by Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP

Director of Engineering

Seabrook Island POA

DNR Banding Red Knots – April 29, 10am

A DNR team will be on our Atlantic beach at the east end toward Kiawah trapping Red Knots for banding tomorrow around morning high tide (10-12 noon). They’ll be using cannon nets, which is interesting, a lot of work, and about 50% successful. So, if you see them, please give them room and don’t be startled by the noise if they actually set them off. Also, Janet Thibault (the team leader) is looking for some volunteer help. If you’re interested, send her an e-mail:

Submitted by John Turner

Adopt-A-Highway Cleans Up – May 6

It’s time again to help clean up the gateway to Seabrook- Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Next Saturday, May 6, we will gather in the Eagle’s Nest Room at the Lake House at 8:30am to collect our equipment and head out together. Please come and join us.
For more details contact Rich Siegel at

-Submitted by Rich Siegel


Meet & Greet With Olgin and McKinney, May 2

Have you ever wondered about the people behind the news voices you hear on South Carolina Public Radio? What does it mean when you hear “South Carolina Public Radio’s Alexandra Olgin reports…” on an NPR broadcast? Are you curious about what it takes to deliver high-quality radio journalism in 2017?


Seabrook and Kiawah residents are cordially invited to join the ETV Endowment and South Carolina Public Radio for a special conversation and reception with Alexandra Olgin and Russ McKinney. Alexandra is based in Charleston and covers the Lowcountry. Dozens of her South Carolina reports have been broadcast nationally on NPR. Russ, host of State House Week and a part-time Lowcountry resident, is a news veteran with more than 30 years in radio journalism and public broadcasting.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Seabrook Island Club

Linda O’Bryon, SCETV’s President & CEO, will moderate the discussion ranging from how Alexandra and Russ seek out local stories and make connections to the broader state and national narrative as well as the role of technology and storytelling in their work. There will also be time for you to ask questions.

Thank you to our event hosts and ETV Endowment members, Doris and George Reinhart.

FREE. Register today – space is limited!

Register online at

Questions? Please contact us by email or call 843-697-0717

-Submitted by Doris and George Reinhart



Java Java Remodeling


Java Java will be closed for remodeling on Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3.  They are located in Freshfields at 375 Gardeners Circle.

For more information such as hours and menu,  go to , click on “Directory,”  then scroll down to Java Java.


-Tidelines Editor