Traffic Light Out on Maybank Hwy & River Road

banner traffic alertWe just received notification from Mike Gorski of Island Transportation today, March 30, at 11:00 am, that the light at the intersection of Maybank Hwy. and River Road is malfunctioning. Traffic is moving very slowly on Maybank Hwy. heading onto James Island.

If you are heading on or off the island, you may want to take an alternate route.

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May Calendar at Johns Island Regional Library

Johns Island Library

Johns Island Regional Library on Maybank Highway offers a wide variety of activities and resources for children, teens and adults.

Upcoming are two featured talks in May that highlight the rich culture and history of South Carolina. On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00 am, author and Post and Courier columnist, Brian Hicks, will talk about his new book In Darkest South Carolina on the life and legacy of Judge Waties Waring, as well as the Charleston native’s role in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. On May 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Chef Kevin Mitchell will discuss his research of Charleston’s enslaved and free African-American cooks, including their vital role in shaping the culinary heritage of Charleston and our nation.

To see the full calendar of activities for May, 2019, click here.

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Reminder: North Charleston Arts Festival May 1-5

North Charleston Arts Festival May 2019

North Charleston Arts Fest
May 1-5
Click here for the daily line up of events

The North Charleston Arts Fest features 5 days of events highlighting more than 100 national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature.

Residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond are invited to experience a variety of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in venues throughout the city, including libraries, businesses, community centers, and parks.

The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina with a schedule that offers something for everyone, including concerts, theatre presentations, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, public art installations, and much more.

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CCPRC: Motown in the Moonlight

CCPRC Motown in the Moonlight April 2019

Dance the night away to “the sound that changed America”
on the Mount Pleasant Pier.
Gates open at 7:00 pm and live music begins at 8:00 pm.

  • May 4, 2019 with Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals
  • September 21, 2019 with The Majestics


Event Details

  • Online registration ends at 2 pm on the day of each event. If available, tickets at the gate will be $10.
  • Children 3 and under are free, and a registered and paid chaperone is required for all participants ages 15 and under.
  • No refunds issued or rain dates scheduled. If an event is cancelled due to inclement weather, your receipt will be good for any other 2019 Mount Pleasant Pier dance event.
  • Photo ID required to gain entry into the event and to purchase alcohol.
  • Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase inside the event, and food, snacks, and beverages are available in the gift shop.
  • Outside coolers, alcohol, food, and beverages are strictly prohibited.
  • No pets allowed.

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Brown & White Pickup May 3

Brown and White

The next monthly Brown and White pickup is Friday, May 3.

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. See the SIPOA Garbage Schedule 2019 here.

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown and White pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program.  You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407.

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KAC: Behind the Lines: A Musical Tribute to America’s Heroes May 19

KAC Behind the Lines Poster April 2019

The Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council brings the Moranz Entertainment presentation of Behind the Lines: A Musical Tribute to America’s Heroes to the Seabrook Island House on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Complimentary ticket release for Kiawah is April 30, 2019 and for the public on May 3, 2019.

Click here to access additional information and online tickets.

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SINHG Visits Charleston Harbor Pilots

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Fifteen SINHG members gathered downtown at the Charleston Branch Pilots Association in mid-April to learn how the branch’s 20 pilots and four pilot boats keep one of the East Coast’s busiest shipping ports safe and efficient.

SINHG Harbor Pilot April 19

The pilots guide everything from container ships to large yachts safely into harbor and up the Ashley and Cooper rivers, traveling as much as fifteen miles offshore to board vessels and take the helm for a journey to shore that can take over two hours depending on weather. Pilots are on call twenty-four hours a day to assist up to eighteen vessels per day reach port. This popular annual SINHG trip offers members a chance to visit an area normally off-limits to the public. To learn more about SINHG membership, visit

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG

Reminder: Organizational Meeting for Dolphin Education Volunteers May 1

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The Town of Seabrook Island is seeking Seabrook Island volunteers to support the 2019 Dolphin Education and Data Collection Program at Cap’n Sams Inlet. Our organizational “kickoff” meeting will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1,  2019 at SIPOA’s Oyster Catcher Community Center. We have invited the Dolphin Program volunteers from Kiawah Island to join us so we can learn from their personal experiences on the other side of the Spit and meet new friends. This meeting does not commit you but will give you information on volunteering for the program.

Dolphin Stranding
Lauren Rust of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is once again leading our program. She will present the goals and objectives of the program in the Community Center and then lead a walk to the inlet of about 1.3 miles.  Participation in the walk is encouraged for new volunteers. Bring your sunscreen, binoculars (if you have them), and a camera in case the dolphins are strand feeding on the low tide!

This year, we will provide a permanent storage box on site at the Spit to hold supplies, chairs, and umbrellas for the volunteers. Don’t worry–volunteers will serve as monitors to record the events and will not be code enforcers; enforcement is the Beach Patrol’s responsibility.

So that we can be sure to accommodate everyone, please confirm your attendance to Lauren at

If you cannot attend the first meeting, please contact Lauren and she will add your name to the list of volunteers and provide training onsite at the Spit. We welcome those who have limited availability over the summer and fall.

Dolphins Stranding on SI July 2018

-Submitted by John Wells, Town of Seabrook Island

(Image credit: Patricia Schaefer)

CCPRC: Special Needs Events at the Park

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Charleston County Parks & Recreation offers a number of events for persons with special needs, their families and caregivers.

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