Trash Compactor Out Of Service 5/31/19 – 6/3/19

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The Trash Compactor at the maintenance area is out of service until Monday, 6/3/19. If possible, please hold your household trash until the regular Monday pickup. If you need to dispose of household trash before Monday, use the receptacles provided at the maintenance area. Please do not leave any trash on the ground.

-Submitted by Heather Paton

Lake House Tech Forum – iPhone 201

The Lake House Tech Forum
Topics of interest to Seabrookers of educational, cultural, or wellness value.

iPhone 201

with Chad Droze of the Post and Computer Store

Who should attend: Seabrookers who are interested in learning tips and tricks to better use the iPhone. Basic knowledge and understanding of iPhone are recommended.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: The Lake House

Fee: No Cost
Tech Experts: Chad Droze
Registration: Email Janet Pasquale at
Pre-Registration is required to attend! Forum is limited to 40 participants. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Those attending are encouraged to bring your iPhone along and follow along with demonstrations.

-Submitted by The Lake House

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Online Meeting for Main Road Corridor

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On Monday, May 20, Charleston County held a Public Information Meeting regarding Segment A: US 17 and Main Road Intersection & Main Road Improvements – Bees Ferry to River Road. During the meeting, preliminary design alternatives were presented for the Main Road Corridor between Bees Ferry Road and the River Road/Chisolm Road intersection. County officials invite you to provide comments on each of the proposed alternatives. The Project Team will use your input to help shape the future of this important project.

Click here to view the proposed alternatives, join the Virtual Online Meeting, and provide comments. Please note that the public comment period will close June 19, 2019.

Tidelines Editors

Hurricane Season Begins June 1

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As you know, our island has the potential to be hit with many weather emergencies – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and even ice storms. Hurricane season runs from June through November. Before we even receive warnings that a hurricane is imminent, now is the time to prepare.

The Town of Seabrook Island and the Town of Kiawah Island come together each year to host a Disaster Awareness program to help residents be prepared for any weather emergency. This year the annual Disaster Awareness Day will be held on June 14, 2019, at the Seabrook Island House from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. The program will focus on hurricane preparedness covering preparation, evacuation, and return. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event. A complimentary lunch will follow the presentations. No tickets are required.

Tidelines will provide a series of articles, Hurricane Hints, outlining things you can do now to be better prepared for an emergency. In addition, we will publish articles addressing storm preparation, evacuation, and recovery. Our Hurricane Hints 2019 can be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website. Look for the dropdown menu.The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) 2019 Hurricane Guide has recently been distributed through the Post and Courier and is another helpful resource.

Last, please keep in mind that the Tidelines staff, all volunteers, will make every effort to keep our followers informed of the status of storms, evacuation procedures, and recovery efforts during such an event; however, we can’t predict the intensity of oncoming storms, whether we will be home or traveling when it hits, or whether there will be internet capability available wherever it is that we land. Please also check the Town of Seabrook Island’s website and watch for SIPOA’s e-blasts. In addition, the Charleston County Emergency Management Department contains a wealth of information on hurricanes.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

Tidelines Editors

Accident Highway 17 by Savage Road

We just received notification, May 30, at 3:36 pm, that there is an accident on on Highway 17 by Savage Road.  Traffic is backed up in both directions.

If you are heading on or off the island and intend to use Highway 17, you may want to take an alternate route.

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

Tidelines Editors

Farmer’s Market Returns to Freshfields

The summer Farmer’s Market returns to the Freshfields Village Green this Monday, June 3, 2019 and will be held weekly on Mondays from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm throughout the summer.

You can browse the freshest produce and local specialty food items, including certified organic produce, fresh seafood, packaged and prepared foods.

Also, don’t forget the “Music on the Green” series continues this Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the Village Green.  The featured band is HiCaliber (formerly Port Authority Band.)  The concert is free and everyone is encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.

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Turtle Patrol Report – Week Ending May 25

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We now have 21 nests in May. This is a new record for the month. The previous highs were 20 in 2017 and 19 in 2015 when we had 70 and 75 nests. Looks like a busy year!

Turtle Patrol mama on beach doane May 20 2019

May 20, 2019
Nests 8 and 9!
It was a great morning on the beach. Joleen Ardaiolo, Bev Stribling, and Nancy and Joel Pondelik’s long walk was rewarded with a crawl near the old pier at Camp St Christopher. Valerie and Mark Doane responded and found Nest 9. It was left in situ.

Turtle Patrol nest 8 May 2019

Catherine Scully, Sue Thomas, Gary Holtz, Rob Jerome and Mike Vinson had the real treat of the morning. As they got between Boardwalks 2 and 3, they noticed an in crawl but no corresponding out crawl. The Zone 3 walkers along with other people walking on the beach were able to watch a mother turtle finish laying her eggs and return to the water. Judy Morr called out Bill Nelson who found the nest where the earlier observers said it would be and the team went to work. Rob Jerome found the top egg in the nest only a couple of inches from the surface and the team (Mike Vinson, Gary Holtz, Sue Thomas, Rob Jerome and Catherine Scully along with Rob’s sister Ruth) went to work moving the 141 eggs to an area about 40 yards below Boardwalk 4.

May 21, 2019
Nests 10 and 11!
The morning started with a promising call from Walkers Pat & Val Luzadder, Christine Dudzik & Tom Lamb. There was a crawl right up the access road to Camp St. Christopher. This time the mama dug right in the center of the road. Terry Fansler, Jane Magioncalda, Mike Vincent and Bill Greubel investigated and Bill found the nest on his first probe! Nest 10 contained 118 eggs; 117 were relocated to a new site 50 yards north of the vehicle entrance.

Walkers Ruby Jenkins, Lori Porwoll, Pam Salvestrini, Francie Segal & Lynda Zegers called in a crawl about 125 yards north of Boardwalk 1. In a few more minutes they called in another crawl 20 yards north of the first dog sign. When the probers arrived, they decided the first was a false crawl and the second turned out to be Nest 11. The nest was left in situ.

May 22, 2019
Nest 12!

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Walkers; Paula Baram, Heather Fife, Charlane Faught and Brad Masteller reported a crawl near the second house under construction north of the Pelican’s Nest. Bill and Linda Nelson probed and found nest 12 with 123 eggs. Two of the eggs right at the top were broken by crabs which had dug a hole to explore this brand new nest. 121 were relocated to higher ground about 100 feet away.

Walkers, Lesley and Tony Gore, Carol Lovejoy, Bill and Susan Miller called about 2 crawls. One was near the vehicle entrance at Camp St. Christopher, the other about 200 yards down the beach. Terry Fansler, Jane Magioncalda and Mike Vincent probed. Terry said both areas look like Swiss Cheese; but no eggs were found at either crawl. They speculate that the wrack in both areas could have deterred the mamas.

Jim and Jo Eisenhouer and Kathy Hanson called in with a crawl between Boardwalks 4 and 5. Bill and Linda Nelson responded but as was their first impression, this was a false crawl that never went above the high tide line.

May 23, 2019
Nests 13, 14, 15 and 16!
Wow! A busy morning as nests 13, 14, 15 and 16 were found along with some false crawls.

Turtle Patrol member Charlane Faught, who was out taking an early morning walk with friends, reported a crawl near Boardwalk 6. Bill and Eileen Middleton were called to probe and found Nest 13, which was moved to higher ground. Eileen Middleton dug the new nest for the 124 eggs with the help of Charlane and her friends.

Walkers Chris Palmer, his niece and Lucy Hoover located a crawl with distinct in and out tracks and a large body pit near the old Danger sign just beyond the Camp St. Christopher buildings. Bill Greubel was called to investigate and quickly found the nest. He determined that Nest 14 would not need to be relocated.

Turtle Patrol Nest 16 May 2019

Walkers: Terry Fansler; Callie and her father Mike Bobbaccio; Brenda Zach; Chris Czander; Gloria Reynolds & Anna Wechter turned the corner at the Club pool to the view of three new crawls. About 300 yards yards up the beach a crawl probed by Bill Nelson resulted in Nest 15 which was buttoned up by Linda Nelson and the Walker crew and left in situ. A little farther up the beach at the south property line of the yellow house the third crawl resulted in Nest 16. Bill Greubel came to help Bill Nelson and found the nest way up on the hill in the middle of an ants nest. Bill Greubel quickly extracted the eggs and exited to the water to eliminate the many ants attacking him. Bill Nelson, with the help of Brenda Zack, placed the eggs in a new nest about 10 yards towards the water and away from the ants. Callie Boccaccio (age 8) joined Brenda and, with the supervision of Terry Fansler, they finished placing the last 25 eggs in the new nest.

There were also 4 false crawls that were investigated. A busy morning and hopefully we will have more days like this! Thank you to all the Walkers, Probers and friends who helped.

May 24, 2019
Nests 17, 18, and 19!
Walkers Nancy Shenton, Tara Penny and Jackie Brooks called in just past 6:30 AM. There was a crawl coming in under the steps to Boardwalk 8; Bill Greubel investigated and declared it a false crawl. But he was not finished yet. Nest 17 was found 100 yards north of the second new house from the Pelican’s Nest. The eggs were left in situ. Then Nest 18 was found 100 yards South of Boardwalk 6. The 143 eggs were relocated nearby. Congratulations to Jackie; these are her first nests.

Walkers Sandy MacCoss, Alison Bowers, Martha Goldstein and J-Anna Smith had walked all the way to the spit when they found a crawl. There were 3 body pits and lots of tracks. Valerie and Mark Doane and Sandy probed and Sandy finally found the eggs. Nest 19 was relocated 20 yards south of the first dog sign. There were145 eggs.

May 25, 2019
Nests 20 and 21!

Turtle Patrol mama on beac May 25 2019

The first call this morning came in from Amanda Shilko ; she and the other Walkers found one way tracks into the dunes about 50 yards south of the flag at Camp St Christopher. They explored the area and found the lost mama. Terry Fansler, Sandy MacCoss and Jane Magioncalda were called to investigate. The group managed to get the mama safely into the water. There were body pits and tracks in the area; which were probed with no nest found. As the Walkers; the Shilkos, Kathleen Airhart & Brenda Zack, continued they found a crawl about 100 yards north of the old pier. Turtle Patrol nest 20 May 2019Sandy MacCoss probed and found nest 21. 83 eggs were relocated close by because the nest was in an area below the high tide line. This was Kathleen’s first nest. Congratulations!

Alexa Kinne called in with a crawl about 100 yards north of Boardwalk #6. Bill and Linda Nelson responded and found nest #20 and, with lots of help from Alexa, they relocated the nest back towards Boardwalk 6. This was Alexa’s first solo walk and first nest. Congratulations Alexa!

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

Linda Bell, Artist of the Month for June

June Artist of the Month Linda Bell May 2019

Linda Bell
Seabrook Island Artist Guild
Artist of the Month for June 2019

Opening Reception at the Lake House
Monday, June 3, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

A Seabrook resident and member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild for several years, Linda Bell has always been interested in creative endeavors from sewing to carpentry to gardening. Drawing and painting have always been on the ‘round tuit’ list. She had sets of oil and acrylic but rarely used them. Fear of wasting paint, developing wrong habits, and deciding WHAT to paint was a stumbling block. She worked in advertising using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for nearly 18 years. She hated working with/ looking at a computer all day so she quit the computer graphics and took some faux finishing classes. Those were fun, but moving and climbing ladders and finishing an entire room is a lot of labor.

In 2014, she briefly joined an online painting class by Richard Robinson using acrylics. Then a sick family member required focus and art was set aside. Upon moving to Seabrook 3 years ago, Linda exhibited 2 acrylic pieces at the Property Owners Association show. She also started taking weekly classes with artist Gary Kunkleman, which really got her started in oil. She has taken a few more online video classes and recently a watercolor class on Seabrook by Helen Beacham and an oil workshop with Chris Groves. At this point, Linda is happy to explore ‘her style’ and may well continue with oil, acrylic, and watercolor. She finds the Low Country offers an endless supply of appealing subject matter.

To enjoy her painting, visit the front hallway of the Lake House during the month of June.

June Artist Linda Bell Pics 1&2 May 2019

Please join Linda and Seabrook Island Artist Guild members for an opening reception in the front hall of the Lake House on Tuesday, June 3, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

To learn more about the artist guild and upcoming events, please visit the website at

-Submitted by Sharon Peck

6th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament – June 15

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  • Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Location: Bohicket Marina
  • Registration: Online registration closes on Thursday, June 13, but late registration may be done in person at Haddrell’s Point Tackle in West Ashley, until 6:00 pm on June 14, 2019
  • Captains Meeting – Bohicket Marina, Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 pm
  • Fishing Tournament – Bohicket Marina, Saturday, June 15 – Fish accepted until 4:00 pm
  • Species include: Flounder, Sheephead, Trout and Spot Tail Bass
  • Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each species, Outstanding Lady Angler, and Outstanding Youth Angler.

Click here for more information and to register online for the tournament.

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Recent Committee Meeting Minutes Available Online

The most recent minutes of the following committee meetings are now available online:

  • Activities
  • Board of Directors
  • Environmental
  • Long Range Planning

To view these minutes, go to You will be asked for the Community Code, select SIPOA and then type in your user name and password.  After clicking on Login, scroll across the top bar and select Community Documents.

Please refer any questions to

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