Lake House Fitness Schedule for March 2018

The Lake House has sent the schedule of exercise and fitness classes for the month of March.  There is a wide variety of exercise and fitness classes geared to many levels and interests.  The class instructors emphasize working at your own pace and often suggest different intensities so that you can choose how strenuous a workout you would like.

We are very fortunate to have a great group of instructors.  You can read their biographies on the wall in the workout area.

In addition to the schedule, please note the following:

  • Zumba will be suspended for the time being. Please continue to check the Tidelines Blog and weekly Eblasts for updates as they look for a substitute.
  • RideSBI will be canceled on Saturday, March 3rd.
  • Evening RideSBI will be canceled on Tuesday, March 6th
  • Flow Yoga will be canceled on Thursday, March 29th.

If the Lake House has advance notice, it notifies Tidelines about any class cancellations.   We will post that information as soon as we receive it.

To see the hours of operation and prices, click here.  To read the description of the classes and see a complete class schedule, click here.

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Kiawah River Development Traffic Update

Our post recently about construction delays on Betsy Kerrison Parkway as a result of the work begun at Kiawah River (rather than Kiawah River Plantation) off Betsy Kerrison Parkway elicited this response from Carter Redd, Managing Director-Kiawah River:

“Kiawah River is a new waterfront community on Johns Island that embraces the sea island lifestyle. The community sits on 2,000 acres and will offer 1,000 homes and homesites and will combine residential, retail and hospitality offerings. We aim to be good neighbors and look forward to keeping you informed. As such, we do wish to address the recent traffic concerns that were referenced in Tidelines.

“Last week there were some lane closures as our construction team added a turn off on Betsy Kerrison Parkway heading toward Kiawah / Seabrook Island and a turn off coming from Kiawah / Seabrook Island turning right into Kiawah River. The lanes have been improved and are already striped. There is a seven-day requirement to allow the paint to cure; after this, we will be repainting and installing signage, which is scheduled to take place Friday, March 2, assuming the weather cooperates. On March 2, drivers using Betsy Kerrigan Highway can anticipate minimal lane closures, however, our intent is to return traffic to four lanes as swiftly as possible.”

Tidelines will continue to provide information on traffic conditions with regard to this project as it becomes available to us.

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BIFMC Moves to New Location

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic will close its doors on Wednesday, February 28th – but not for long. Staff and volunteers will take five days to move their residence from 3226 Maybank Highway, Suite A-1 on Johns Island and set up shop in a brand new, 7,000 sq ft medical home –  “Building C” – located directly behind the original free clinic for uninsured workers and residents of Johns, James and Wadmalaw Island. The clinic was founded in 2008 by Doctors Arthur S. Booth and Charlie Davis, operating out of a small rented space off Maybank Highway for the past decade.28379531_1317195988424257_995867389264950635_n

“We have really come full circle now as a clinic,” shares clinic director, Brenda Falls, on what would be the 10th anniversary of the clinic first opening its doors. “We started out as just a small primary care office treating patients with acute health issues, but it was really the vision of our co-founders that we would be a primary medical home for years to come. This space is a dream come true, and our volunteers can now deliver more efficient care for our patients.”

As a group volunteer orientation took place on Monday, Clinic workers gasped as they walked through the new, seven-exam room facility, many remarking “It looks like a real doctor’s office!” with renewed excitement.

Cynthia Cronk, volunteer Human Resources coordinator and orientation leader, pointed out a particularly popular feature – a volunteer break room – so that those giving their time to treat patients in need could finally “have a place to stop and eat lunch without having to eat at a desk during a shift.” Perhaps the biggest cheer erupted from the small crowd as Cronk led volunteers to a lab next door to a bathroom, complete with a secure passthrough for patients to leave their urine samples unencumbered. “That’s simply fantastic!” a nurse interjected.

In a vast new professional building, it was precisely these small things that delighted the group of retired and working volunteer physicians, nurses, and office staff who have been used to making due with what they had to work with, rubbing elbows in a tight knit office while treating over 350 patients a month. Since 2008, the clinic has met the health and wellness needs of over 4000 area patients in need, treating and managing chronic diseases and referring to 19 offsite specialists in the Lowcountry. Roper St. Francis has provided over 1.6 million in-kind services for the clinic in 2017 alone. Now, the physical space the crew at BIFMC operates out of can reflect the high-quality care their patients have been receiving for years.

For volunteers and staff, the large new facility will not only create more opportunity and space to provide care for those in the community without health insurance (the clinic estimates that they will be able to serve up to 600 patients a month) but also demonstrates to patients that they are cared about.

“It’s overwhelming because I never thought we’d come this far,” shared volunteer nurse Carole McCrary. “I started volunteering here on the very first day we opened our doors – we didn’t even have a thermometer back then.”

Clinic volunteer Donna Bensen-Kennedy was in awe of the size of the new facility, remarking that the building would be a fantastic place to work once she learned her way around. “The patients will love it because it’s brand new and so nice – it will make them feel like they are important to us.”

“I think our patients will feel overwhelmed,” Falls added in anticipation of the patients who will begin to trickle into the new facility next week. “I hope that our patients feel that they are being treated the way they should be – with dignity and respect. In so many ways, people have misconceptions about what a free clinic is, and this is an expanded opportunity to continue to treat our uninsured community with the high-quality care and compassion they deserve.”

If you would like to contribute to help cover the costs of new medical equipment and office furnishings, you can donate directly to the clinic Build Campaign.

-Submitted by Carrie Moores, BIFMC Outreach and Communication Specialist

Gorski and Friends Challenge for Backpack Buddies

He’s back ….. and this year he has brought some of his clients, friends, and fellow business owners to break last year’s record of raising $8,800 for Backpack Buddies. This year’s goal is $22,000.

Last year, Mike Gorski, owner of Island Transportation, launched this project to raise additional funds for the Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off. He is back with friends for this year’s Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Bohicket Marina.

The Chili Cook-off benefits Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of Kiawah Women’s Foundation. The 2 organizations are both 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose mission is to feed local, hungry school children on the weekend and during school holidays. We are currently feeding close to 400 local children.

Mike has commitments from 11 local businesses to donate $1,000 each to collectively secure $11,000 of matching funds that will be used to match the donations dollar-for-dollar made by the residents of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.

This year, the following companies have committed to provide the $11,000 matching fund. They are: Island Transportation Services, Coastal Getaway of SC, Kiawah Cares, Kiawah Partners, Timber Resorts Kiawah, Dolphin Architects and Builders, Fipps and Sons Auto Center, Pam Harrington Exclusives, NV Realty Group, Pelican Development and Wells Fargo. We thank Mike and these companies for their generous contribution to the cause.

That’s right! They are matching dollar-for-dollar your donation! It’s a win-win for the Backpack Buddies’ programs on both islands.

Making a donation is very easy. Just call Mike Gorski at 864-316-3894 and tell him your donation amount. He will provide the details for the different ways that you can make payment.

Thank you in advance for your support.

– Submitted by Joanne Threlfall on behalf of Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of Kiawah Women’s Foundation


Few Seats Left, Exchange/CSO Bus, April 13

Only a few seats remain on Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club’s bus to the Gaillard on Friday, April 13, 2018. This wonderful outing is only $85 per person, includes a buffet dinner with wine & beer at the Seabrook Island Club, transportation and your ticket for the CSO Masterworks Concert.  dc7oXG7qi

Contact Roger Steel: or 843-768-7166.


-Submitted by Lori Leary




Full Moon Bonfire Thursday, March 1 Boardwalk 1

Full Moon Bonfire
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Sunset – 6:18 pm
Moonrise – 6:08 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 8:02 pm
~ Full Worm Moon ~

The pollen count may be high but the weather has been perfect for a bonfire. So it’s time to get together with friends and neighbors around a nice fire.

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:

Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 29
Tuesday, May 29

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.

How the Full Moon got its name:
Per Old Farmers Almanac:
March, Full Worm Moon: At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

From Farmers Almanac:
Full Worm Moon … The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

I found another website.  This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Windy Moon and the English Medieval name was Chaste Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

[For Boardwalk 1, take Seabrook Island Road and turn onto Oyster Catcher Court. Boardwalk 1 is just beyond Catesby Bluff Court accessible through Property Owners Only parking lot.]

Brown & White Pickup March 2

The next monthly Brown & White pickup is Friday, March 2.

Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am.  Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling.

Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 7 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty.  The materials cannot be left on the ground.

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Putting for Paws Charity Golf Event

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary will host a golf outing at The Links at Stono Ferry on Friday, March 23, with all net profits going to the Sanctuary. Hallie Hill is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a loving final home with long-term care for those dogs and cats whose adoption may be difficult due to age or medical or emotional issues.

18-hole scramble
Registration at 11:00 am with lunch provided
Shotgun start at noon
$100.00 per person
Includes cart, tee gifts, range balls, awards, prizes and snacks with cash bar available

You may sign up as a foursome, twosome or single. Participant registration must be received by March 19.

Tournament sponsorship is available at varying levels.

For more informaton, click here, then click “Putting for Paws” in the header.

-Submitted by Dorothy and Frank Farfone

Yard Debris Collection

From Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP, Director of Engineering:

Our new yard debris contractor, Priority One, has been doing a great job picking up yard debris.  We would like to remind residents to have debris out on the curb prior to 7:30 am on Monday morning to ensure collection.  Priority One uses a different collection method and their collection time at your address is probably earlier than it was with our former yard debris contractor.  Thanks for your cooperation helping yard debris collections proceed efficiently!

Click here for the SIPOA Garbage Schedule 2018.

Tidelines Editors