Maybank Highway Now Cleared

Count On 2 News just tweeted that Maybank Highway at Riverland and Maybank Highway at River Road are now open to traffic. Repairs are still being made on River Road and police are still there directing traffic.

Tidelines was unable to post information on our email account about the traffic conditions today due to lack of internet. We were able to tweet on TidelinesAlert (our Tweeter account) updates about the traffic conditions.

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World Affairs Council of CHS Tuesday, Oct 1

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 1, World Affairs Council of Charleston (WAC) will host Jarrett Blanc, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.  This event is part of the WAC Speaker Series and begins at 5:15 pm with a reception and the lecture will follow at 6:00 pm.

Topic:  ‘After 18 years – The Good News –  Hope on the Horizon: Ending the ‘Endless War’ in Afghanistan – The Reality: Anything but Easy.’

Description:  The U.S. war in Afghanistan began on Oct. 7, 2001, three weeks after the 9/11 attack. We struck the Taliban government in Kabul sheltering Osama bin Ladin. The Taliban were driven out, a new Afghan government was established, elections were held, and Afghanistan embarked on a new course. Up to 100,000 U.S. troops, plus large allied forces, maintained peace and stability. Over 18 years, hundreds of billions of dollars were spent. Sheltered in neighboring Pakistan, the Taliban regrouped to attack U.S. and Afghan security forces, at a cost of 2500 U.S. casualties and thousands wounded. U.S. forces now total 14,000 with Afghan forces bearing the brunt of attacks. President Trump seeks to end our U.S. military presence. Formal talks with the Taliban, held in Qatar, are described as very promising, perhaps close to a peace agreement,  but the obstacles are enormous. Meanwhile, Taliban territorial control in Afghanistan is expanding. Devastating terrorist strikes on Kabul and other cities continue. In addition, driven out of Iraq and Syria, ISIS is now a growing terrorist force to be reckoned with. In short, we face an extremely difficult situation.

Jarrett Blanc was the Deputy and later Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the State Department. He played a key role in developing and implementing the security assistance program for Afghanistan, mediated the Afghan election process, led efforts to spark an Afghan-led peace process, and negotiated the Taliban’s release of Sgt. Bowie Bergdahl. He previously managed the first election process in Iraq and for many years specialized in managing complex governance operations in conflict-prone areas such as Kosovo, the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon and Nepal. He twice received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award and also the Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service, its highest civilian award.

Mr. Blanc is widely published, has lectured at several universities, and has been a visiting scholar at various policy institutes. He is a graduate of Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities.

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(Image and content credit WAC website)

Night Herons Quilting Group

The Night Herons Quilting Group is a ‘splinter group’ of the Cobblestone Quilter’s Guild and is comprised of quilters who live on Seabrook, Kiawah, and Wadmalaw.

Informal meetings are held in member’s homes and comprise ‘show and tell’ of recent projects, sharing information about tools and techniques, and dessert. The group has recently changed their meeting time to the first Thursday of the month in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. They will be meeting this week on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Contact Kathy Cassidy at for the address of the meeting and if you need a gate pass.

Current or aspiring quilter’s with any level of experience are welcome. To be added to the email distribution list for upcoming meeting dates and location of the meetings, please send an email to Kathy Cassidy at the above email address.

-Submitted by Alison Bowers

Brown & White Pickup October 4

The next monthly Brown and White pickup is Friday, October 4.

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 9 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. Sarah has saved almost 1.000 bikes from the landfill and reconditioned them up for B4H!

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The Point Presents a Lowcountry Barn Bash – October 4

Join us for the Camp for a Cause Lowcountry Barn Bash. The Point is a women’s non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local groups in the low country that focus on the needs of less fortunate women and children, those suffering the anguish of ill health, and those who are striving to repair the structure of their family. The Point offers financial support to the community by coordinating fundraising events and providing service by volunteering their time and talents. This year’s Camp fundraiser will benefit the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Program.

LOWCOUNTRY BARN BASH is a pre-Camp kick-off party. Join us on Friday, October 4th, from 5:30-8:30 pm on Selkirk Plantation at Heron Island for a fun evening and spectacular sunset.

Everyone (21 and over) is invited to attend with spouses, friends, and family that would like a peek into what Camp is all about and have an opportunity to support the causes of The Point. You don’t have to camp to attend this annual party.

Enjoy food and friends, score a few silent and live auction items with Lowcountry Live host Erin Kienzle.

Registration is $50 per person includes food, music and auctions. Click here for information and to register.

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(Image credit:  The Point website)


2019 Bird Fest – October 5

If you are looking for a fun birding activity, you might want to consider going to Bird Fest 2019 in Monks Corner next Saturday, October 5, 2019. And if you’d like to car pool with other Seabrook Island residents, click here. See below for more details.

Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Program Fee: $5 includes park admission
Pre-registration: None
Meeting Place: Learning Center, Old Santee Canal Park,
900 Stony Landing Road, Monks Corner, SC
Contact: Adam Bedard (843-899-5200)

This festival is a celebration of our feathered friends! Festival will include organizations such as Gryphon Den, Fish Eagle Tours, Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, Nature Muse Imagery, Audubon South Carolina, Edisto River Adventures, Francis Marion National Forest, Coastal Expeditions, Charleston County Parks and Rec, Colonial Dorchester State Park, Artist Julie Glass, SCDNR Red Cockaded Woodpecker Program, South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative, Carolina Bird Club, Real Art, South Carolina Forestry Commission, South Carolina Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, and Santee Cooper.

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BIFMC’s Free Health Care to CHS Hospitality Workers

 Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC) is excited to announce that as of September 16th, 2019, all free healthcare services will extend to include low income, uninsured adults who work in the hospitality industry of Downtown Charleston. The HIP [Hospitality Inclusion Project] Initiative will aim to expand patient eligibility and provide free healthcare, specialty referrals, and low/no cost prescription services to all uninsured adults ages 18-65 who serve the hospitality industry (food, beverage & hotel) of downtown Charleston.

As a large, 140-volunteer free clinic located on Johns Island just over the Stono River Bridge from Charleston’s peninsula, the Clinic is well positioned to take on this deserving – and often low-income – patient population. Clinic services include free primary care, dermatology, psychiatry, reproductive health, nutrition, chronic disease management, labs & imaging, low or no cost prescriptions, and more.

Clinic Medical Director, Dr. Richard Ulmer, states, “The Clinic’s commitment to the Barrier Islands remains steadfast as we grow our vision of providing a free medical home to those in our community without access to healthcare. We will continue to stand in the gap of healthcare inequity and offer high quality, compassionate medical services to those without health insurance, and we look forward to extending our hand as we are able in the future – all thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers.”

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Charleston Fall Wine Festival – October 12

Charleston Fall Wine Fest

Charleston Harbor Cruise Terminal
196 Concord St.
Charleston, SC 29401

The first Charleston Fall Wine Festival will be held at the Charleston Harbor Cruise Terminal on Saturday, October 12 from 1pm-5pm.

Enjoy 50+ wines, mimosas, beer, live music, DJ, and a great indoor/outdoor venue right on the water!  Tickets include entry, all wine, mimosas, & beer samples, a souvenir acrylic wine glass and entertainment; food is available, but not included in the ticket price.

Cost: $45 Advance, $50 after Oct. 3, $60 day of event.  Tickets are on sale now!

Questions, call

Please note:  This is a 21 and up event; no kids, no babies, no pets. No outside food or beverages permitted. Rain or shine event, no refunds (There will be covered & indoor space). No ‘Designated Driver’ tickets. Free bottled water available.

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(Image credit:  CVB website)

The MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibit features a Seabrook Island Artist

MOJA Arts Festival:
A Celebration of African-American
and Caribbean Arts
September 26-October 6, 2019
Click here for events & venues.

2019 marks Charleston’s 36th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for many years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. The upcoming festival is scheduled for Thursday, September 26 through Sunday, October 6, 2019. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free, and the remainder are offered at modest ticket prices. Continue reading “The MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibit features a Seabrook Island Artist”

Kiawah Arts Council Presents the Stephane Wrembel Band – September 29

The Stephane Wrembel Band: The Django Experiment
Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Turtle Point Clubhouse
Tickets Available Now
Cost: $10

Regarded as one of the finest guitar players in the world, Stephane Wrembel and his band will bring the legendary jazz of Django Reinhardt to Turtle Point Clubhouse.

This prolific, virtuoso guitarist from France has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.

The New York Observer said, “Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of Gypsy jazz.” Rolling Stone Magazine has called him “a revelation”.

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Boone Hall Plantation Fright Nights – September 28-November 2

Boone Hall Fright Nights

Prepared to be scared! Celebrate Halloween with a creepy night of fright! Come experience a Wicked Woods Hayride, the Frightmare Factory, Zombie Town, and Twisted Terror in 3D.

Boone Hall Fright Nights will be open the following nights:
September 28
October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31
November 1-2

Tickets On Sale Now!  For tickets or information, click here.

NOTICE: The attractions at Boone Hall Fright Nights are designed to frighten and to entertain. Guests will react differently to the various creatures and special effects contained within our four attractions. Our attractions are not recommended for guests under the age of 12 or those who do not like being scared.

Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by a ticketed adult through the attractions. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted to the event for safety reasons. Thank you.

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(Image credit:  CVB website)

October Artist of the Month – Pat Van de Graaf

Seabrook Island Art Guild showcases the works of
Pat Van de Graaf
October 1 through October 31
The Lake House Gallery, Seabrook Island

Pat Van de Graaf is a watercolorist and printmaker, an Exhibiting Member of The Charleston Artist’s Guild and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.  She has been printing for over 25 years and studied at the Art Students League in New York City and Syracuse University. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a degree in Printmaking/Art History. Pat’s prints have won numerous awards in local and regional shows and are part of many private and corporate collections. Although she enjoys doing woodcuts, she concentrates on etchings, sometimes combined with silk screen techniques and/or hand tinting.

Pat began painting in watercolors again after living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Surrounded by marshes and the sea in both South Carolina and Connecticut, she enjoys capturing their beauty with the unique qualities that watercolor brings to painting. She is represented by The Spencer Art Gallery and the Charleston Artist’s Guild Gallery in downtown Charleston.

Pat will hold a reception at the Lake House Gallery on October 4th at 5 pm.

-Submitted by Sharon Peck