Cell Phone Internet Reminder

Late yesterday afternoon, several neighborhoods on Seabrook Island lost internet and cable coverage.

That was the bad news.  The good news, no one reported losing telephone connection through their wireless carrier.

If you lose connection to the internet through your cable company in your home, you may still be able to use the internet on your cell phone.  You might have to turn off the Wi-Fi connection on your cell phone to be able to access it.  On most cell phones, you just have to go to Settings, then Wi-Fi and turn off the button so it is no longer green.

Don’t forget to turn it back on when the Internet comes back on!  On most phones, it does not turn back on automatically.

Tidelines Editor



November News at Exchange Club

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club was pleased to donate over $140,000 to 34 charities at its 2nd Annual Grant Awards Dinner held on November 1, 2017 at the Turtle Point Golf Club. This special gathering, attended by over 120 members and guests, recognized non-profit organizations that have a tremendous impact on our local communities.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Seabrook Island Club, member Jim Bannister initiated a new program that presents remembrances of fallen heroes that are honored on an Exchange Club American flag as part of the Exchange Club’s Americanism program of service. He and his wife Marlisa spoke of their grandson, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Zachary A. Bannister, who was killed in the line of duty on October 17, 2016 while serving his country in Kenya, Africa. He was a Green Beret and a member of the Army’s elite Special Forces Group. Among his many awards, SFC Bannister received three Bronze Stars with Valor for his actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jim concluded his presentation by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Bannisters & President Leggett
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S. Thigpen, President Leggett & V. Rawls

Dinner speakers for the evening were Judge A. Victor Rawl, Chairman of the Charleston County Council and Steven L. Thigpen, Charleston County Director of Transportation Development. They spoke on the demand for new roads and bridges in our area, funding needs for construction and the time required to obtain necessary permits.

The Exchange Club will be conducting a new member orientation on December 5 at the Lake House from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The annual Holiday Gathering will be held on Wednesday, December 6 at the Seabrook Island Club.

-Submitted by Lori Leary

Jazz & Toys – December 13

Mary Whyte is hosting a Jazz & Toys event at the Andell Inn December 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 or a toy to be donated to the Grandparent Tea Party on December 13th.  Johns Island African American grandparents will have this unique opportunity to select gifts for their grandchildren, infants to teenagers at this special Tea Party event. Toys may also be delivered to the Church of Our Savior by December 11th.

-Submitted by Maryann Bannwart

Town of Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting Notes – November 28

November 28, 2017

Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the Call to Order, the Mayor welcomed Jeri Finke, the newly elected Councilwoman, and Joe Cronin, who will replace Randy Pierce, as Town Administrator.

The following Minutes were accepted and approved with no changes:
-Public Hearing of October 24, 2017
-Town Council Minutes of October 24, 2017
-Ways & Means Committee Minutes of November 14, 2017

Continue reading “Town of Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting Notes – November 28”

Seabrook Island Tree Lighting Festivities

The Seabrook Island Christmas Tree lighting brought out many Seabrookers to enjoy music, hot dogs, s’mores and hot chocolate.  Kids enjoyed the food and the fire engine.

(Photo credit:  Derek Fyfe (tree) and Veronica L’Allier

-Tidelines Editor

Accident on Maybank Highway and Main Road – 6:40 am

We received word this morning at approximately 6:40 am that a portion of Maybank Highway and Main Road is closed due to an accident.  The accident was reported by Live 5 Traffic.  If coming onto or leaving the island this morning, you may want to go River Road.

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive them.

Tidelines Editors


Thanksgiving Seabrook Island Art Show & Reception

There was a good turn out for the Seabrook Island Thanksgiving Arts & Craft Show and Reception on Friday, November 24th.  We have many talented artists who displayed their works.

-Tideline Editor

Reminder: Seabrook Island Birders –  Join us this Thursday for “Bird Brain Game Night”

There is still time to let us know you will attend our final evening event for 2017!  Join us for food and fun this Thursday, November 30th at 5:30 pm in the Live Oak Hall at the Lake House.

Register now! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fada828a5f94-bird

If you have questions, please email us at:  seabrookislandbirders@gmail.com

– Submitted by Nancy Brown

Seabrook Island Town Council Agenda – November 28

November 28, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at Town Hall

1.  Pledge of Allegiance-Call to Order-Roll Call-Freedom of Information

2. Minutes – Public Hearing of October 24, 2017
Town Council Minutes of October 24, 2017
Ways & Means Committee Minutes of November 14, 2017

3. Financials – For the Month of October 2017

4. Citizens/Guests Presentations, Comments:

5. Reports of Standing Committees, Commissions, Boards:
Public Safety – John Gregg
     Resolution 2017-06, A Resolution for the Adoption of the Revised Charleston Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Motion for Approval to Enter into a Census Plan Agreement with AirMedCare
Public Relations/Communications – Skip Crane
Communications Committee Meeting Highlights
Special Projects/Beach Administration – John Wells
Community and Government Relations – Jeri Finke
Ways & Means
Planning Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals

6.   Reports of Ad Hoc Committees: None

7.  Reports of Town Officers:
Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem
Appointment of Town Administrator – Joseph M. Cronin
Beach Patrol Bid
Town Administrator/Zoning Administrator
Town Council Members
Utility Commission

8.  Petitions Received, Referred or Disposed of: None

9.  Ordinances for First Reading:
     Ordinance 2017-05, An Ordinance to Rezone 2718 Old Oak Walk from Single Family Residential to Agricultural-Conservation
     Ordinance 2017-06, An Ordinance Amending the Town of Seabrook Island Employee Information Packet so as to Revise the Policies and Procedures Related to the Provision of Insurance Benefits for Active and Retired Employees of the Town of Seabrook Island

10.  Ordinances for Second Reading: None
11.  Miscellaneous Business
12.  Citizens Comments
13.  Adjourn

-Submitted by Faye Allbritton


Seabrook Island Garden and House Club Holiday Open House

The Seabrook Island Garden Club cordially invites all Seabrook Island residents to join friends and neighbors for Holiday Cheer and refreshments in celebration of our 30th year.

The Holiday Open House will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 4 to 6 pm at the Lake House.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For information on membership, please contact Holli Bolte, email: hmbolte@yahoo.com

-Submitted by Holli Bolte