Join K-S Exchange & Artist Mary Whyte, Wed., Sept. 6

Island residents are invited to join Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Members on Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017 at Turtle Point Clubhouse on Kiawah Island to welcome watercolor artist, teacher and author, Mary Whyte.

Mary has earned national and international acclaim for her paintings depicting Gullah 18010694_1167469666714970_4684173294038470045_n-1descendants from coastal Carolina slaves and exhibitions of works depicting blue-collar workers in vanishing industries from the south. She has written five nonfiction books sharing her life, work and passion for expressing her art. In 2016, Mary was the recipient of the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal, the Society’s highest honor, joining other icons such as Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and Nelson Shanks.

Call Lori Leary at 843-991-5662 to make your reservation for dinner and the opportunity to meet with our highly celebrated local artist and friend.

Dinner reservations are $35 per person (Cocktails/Cash Bar at 5:45 pm with dinner following at 6:30 pm). Reservations & checks must be received Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

-Submitted by Lori Leary


Labor Day Weekend Art Show – September 3

The Seabrook Artist Guild will be holding its second annual Labor Day art show and sale Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm “on the green” at Freshfields Market.

As was done last year, artists will be donating 10% of all sales to help support the St. Johns High School art program.  This high school’s art department receives a very small amount of money each year, such that, after paying for necessities like tissues, paper towels, etc., there are no funds left for art supplies.  All monies raised, from either art sales or direct donations, will be matched by Mary Whyte’s art foundation!

So, mark your calendars to come and view beautiful, creative fine art and photography and help raise funds for this worthwhile cause!


Submitted by Robert M LeFevre, President, SIAG

Bohicket Marina 5K & 10K Run, 9/16

The Charleston Running Club and Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club invite runners of all ages to participate in the 7th Annual Bohicket Marina 5K & 10K Run on September 16, 2017.  Starting and ending at Bohicket Marina, the race route will offer participants a
fantastic view of the scenery on Seabrook Island. Following the race, there will be an after party and awards ceremony on the boardwalk at the Bohicket Marina!

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All proceeds will benefit the charities of the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Running Club.  Start time for both races is 8 am.  The first 200 registrants will receive short sleeve technical shirts.  The race is a USTF Certified Course and chip timed.  Awards will be given to the Top 3 male & female runners in each 5 year category and the Top 3 runners overall.

If any islanders would like to work as race volunteers with exchange members, please call Lori Leary  at (843)-991-5662.

-Submitted by Tidelines Editors

SINHG Evening Program At The Lake House

SINHG Evening Program At The Lake House

“What’s New At McLeod Plantation” with Leah Worthington, Lead Interpreter

Thursday, September 14th  

Refreshments: 7 pm  Program: 7:30 pm

The McLeod Plantation, on the banks of Wappoo Creek at the intersection of Folly Road and Maybank Highway on James Island, will be the subject of the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s first evening program of the fall season on Thursday evening, September 14th, at Lake House.

Presented by Leah Worthington, the plantation’s Lead Interpreter, the program will explore the plantation’s history that stretches back to the first settlers on the creek in the late seventeenth century.

The thirty-seven-acre site includes the 1856 home of William Wallace McLeod, who greatly expanded the plantation during the antebellum period and built his mansion next to a six-hundred-year-old oak tree which still stands. Slave quarters which later served as the homes of freed slaves after the Civil War have been preserved and restored, along with a cotton gin, a renovated dock, and a slave cemetery. The plantation, which remained in the McLeod family until 1991, was acquired in 2011 by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, under whose guidance much of the restoration work has been accomplished.

All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome to attend Leah Worthington’s presentation. There is a $5 donation for non-SINGH members. Future programs this fall will include a presentation on the Sea Island’s Gullah culture and fossil hunting in the Lowcountry.

Visit for more information.

-Submitted by Norm Powers, SINHG

Jump into Seabrook Island’s Water Fit Challenge

Jump into Seabrook Island’s Water Fit Challenge and get ready to splash your way to a healthier you!

The next session of the Water Fit Challenge is set to begin Monday, September 4 through Friday, September 29, 2017 with all workouts in the Lake House Indoor Pool.

The workout days will be as follows:
Mondays – 12:15 pm (Melissa)
Wednesdays – 12:15 pm (Jamie)
Fridays – 12:15 pm (Melissa)

The cost of the program is $10.00 per workout, with a commitment of 3 workouts per week for the 4-week program. Included in the cost of the program is unlimited fitness classes for the duration of the program (a $49 value).

For more information or to register for the Water Fit Challenge, please contact Melissa Durinsky at or Jamie Mixson at Please note, we must have a minimum of 6 registered participants for the program to begin and will max out at 10 participants.

“You don’t have to be GREAT to START,
but you have to START to be GREAT.”

Take your first step towards a healthier lifestyle and join Melissa Durinsky and Jamie Mixson for the Water Fit Challenge!

Submitted by The Lake House

SINHG Evening Program Volunteer Sign-Up

We need several volunteers to help with the SINHG Evening Programs for this fall. If you can help, please save this attachment to your computer.  Fill in your name and email in the box corresponding to the date and activity you are volunteering for.  Send me, Doris Reinhart, an email with the form attached – or –  just email me with the dates you can help and what you want to do.  Thanks!   Please click here for the sign-up sheet.

Send your email to: Doris Reinhart at

REGISTRATION: 1 – 2 volunteers to register members and guests beginning at 6:45 pm

CHAIR SET-UP: 2 – 3 volunteers to set up chairs and tables at 6:00 pm

REFRESHMENT SET-UP: 1 – 2 volunteers to start coffee, set up refreshment table with cups, water, etc. at 6:00 pm

BAKERS: 3 – 4 volunteers to bake 2 dozen cookies each.  Have them plated and ready to serve by 6:55 pm

REFRESHMENT CLEAN-UP: 2 – 3 volunteers to clean up refreshment tables after the program


Seabrook Island’s Fleming Tennis Tournament Appears on Charleston Visitors Bureau Website


34th annual Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay Court State Championships Appears on the Charleston Visitors Bureau website!

The 34th annual Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay Court State Championships will be held October 4-8 at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club. The tournament is free for spectators and open to the public, and offers 44 events including singles, doubles and mixed doubles for men and women ages 35-80.

Events held in conjunction with the tournament raise money and will go to Respite Care Charleston, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease by providing social programs and caregiver support throughout the Lowcountry. In 2016, these efforts raised more than $40,000 for the organization.

(Photo credit:  CVB website)

-Tidelines Editor

Summer 2017 #MakeitUniquelyYours Photo Contest Ends August 31

The #MakeitUniquelyYours Photo Contest gives Seabrook Island residents and visitors alike the chance to show how they experience Seabrook Island and make it uniquely theirs! Enter your favorite Seabrook Island Photos with #MakeitUniquelyYours on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram until 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 31 for the chance to win a Seabrook Island gift bag filled with goodies! Not on social media? Please visit to upload a submission and for additional information.

-Submitted by the Seabrook Island Club Marketing Department

Traffic Backup on Main Road – August 29

Mike Gorski of Island Transportation Services has reported around 3 pm, that traffic is backed up on Main Road past Maybank, near the Tomato Shed.  Crews are cutting grass and cars are not able to pass them.  The backup is approximately two to three miles long.  Traffic is moving but very slowly.  Please consider planning an alternate route.

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about emergencies!

-Submitted by Tidelines Editors