Coronavirus and Pets

Recent news items included reports of some pets testing positive for the coronavirus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says:

  • We are still learning about this virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations.
  • The first case of an animal testing positive for the virus in the United States was in a tiger that had a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City.
  • CDC is aware of a small number of pets, including cats and dogs, reported being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19.
  • Treat pets as you would human family members – do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.
  • Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and the role animals may play in the spread of COVID-19.
  • This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
  • For more information, see COVID-19 and Animals Frequently Asked Questions.

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What Bird Makes this Sound?

Each spring, Seabrook Island Birders receive many requests for us to identify the bird that makes this sound. Even if you have never seen this bird, chances are if you live or spend time in the spring on Seabrook Island, you have heard him after dusk and before sunrise! The bird we are hearing is the Chuck-will’s-widow, a “cousin” to another in the Nightjar family, the Eastern Whip-poor-will who makes this sound.

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Seabrookers Are Cooking

SAC banner mbfAre you getting tired of your tried and true recipes? Are you looking for simple, quick options? We know Seabrookers are cooking! Here are the recipes sent recently to Tidelines:

Linguine with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Lemon Caper Pasta

Salmon Soup

Do you have a favorite recipe to share? Send it to us at, either transcribed into the body of the email or attached as a word processing document. We will publish what you send us with the caveat that we won’t be testing all of them… you’ll need to do that part! We look forward to receiving and sharing your favorite recipes.

Bon appétit!

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Red Knots Love and Need Our Islands

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According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the population of Red Knots that visit the eastern United States, the subspecies Rufa, declined by 75% between 1980 and 2000. It is estimated that only 45,000 of these birds are alive. A recent study by volunteers from the Seabrook Island Birders in coordination with Aaron Given, Kiawah Island’s Assistant Wildlife Biologist, on March 26, 2020, discovered that the birds on the two islands could represent 10% off all living Red Knot within the subspecies Rufa.

Red Knot-North Beach

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Charleston Museum Live Streaming on Facebook

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Despite the stay-at-home order, the Charleston Museum continues to provide ways to celebrate and share the incredible history of Charleston – virtually.

On Wednesday, April 29, Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick will discuss artists from the Charleston Renaissance from the Archives collection (with a few priceless original etchings). On Thursday, April 30, Director Carl Borick will be Live from Wragg Square to discuss the Siege of Charleston and the evidence we still see today. Each live stream will be on Facebook at 11:00 am!

Click here to visit the Charleston Museum Facebook page and view these and previous presentations.

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Do You Know…? Parking on Seabrook Island 

Do you know… where parking is permitted on Seabrook Island?

It is sometimes a challenge for property owners, renters, and visitors to know when and where it is allowable to park on the island. SIPOA Rules and Regulations addresses these questions. Property owners are responsible for their guests and visitors and must be sure to share these rules with them. The following is taken from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, §III E.1- 3.

  • Parking on SIPOA roads is limited to one side of the road.
  • Parking should always be in the direction of traffic.
  • On unimproved lots:
    • Parking is permitted on the right of way in front of the lot.
    • Such parking is only temporary.
  • On improved lots:
    • Parking is permitted in front of the lot on the grass portion with the permission of the owner.
    • Such parking is only temporary.
  • Parking at the SIPOA Oyster Catcher Community Center lot requires:   
    • An affixed Property Owner’s Entry Authentication barcode.
    • A Property Owner Pass.
    • An authorized pass for a special event.
  • Parking is prohibited:
    • On or within 50 feet of a traffic island or fire hydrant.
    • Overnight on SIPOA roads.
    • On SIPOA roads for beach access.
  • Parking for beach access is allowed only in designated areas close to boardwalks and in specifically designated areas at the Island House.
  • Parking in regime and association parking lots is limited to owners, renters, and guests. When using Boardwalks 7, 8 and 9, parking is not permitted at Atrium Villas (near Boardwalk 7), Beach Club Villas (near Boardwalk 8), Spinnaker Beach Houses (near Boardwalks 8 and 9), or Pelican Watch Villas (near Boardwalk 9).
  • Parking in handicap parking spaces anywhere on the island is permitted only with a valid government-issued parking permit.

Property owners should share this information with visitors and rental guests. Our Do You Know…? posts may be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website. Click on the Do You Know drop-down menu at the top.

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Brown & White Pickup May 1

The next monthly Brown and White pickup is Friday, May 1.

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 2020 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 more than 1,000 bikes from the landfill and reconditioned them for B4H!

Click here for the 2020 SIPOA Garbage, Recycling, Yard Debris Pickup Schedule.

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Lake House Continues “At Home Fitness Option” in May

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Looking to stay active??  Want to try a new class?  Or do you want to take one of the Lake House Fitness Classes you know and love?

You can do all the above online with the May Monthly class pass!

  • The May Class Pass is $49 and will allow access to fitness classes from May 1st through May 31st via the Seabrook Island Lake House YouTube channel.
  • Once the May Monthly Class Pass is purchased, an email containing YouTube links for weekly class videos will be sent to you. New videos will be posted each week.

Classes offerings include Zumba, PiYoChi, Pure Stretch, Get Pumped, Pilates, various types of Yoga and so much more. We even offer Water Aerobics and Splashers Alternatives for low impact workouts that keep you moving outside the pool. Please note, we are offering most of our regularly scheduled fitness classes; however, the weekly offerings may vary slightly depending on the instructors. In April we offered between 18 and 25 new fitness class videos per week.

Still not sure…Check out this 5 minute demo of Core Fit by Mark

Core Fit by Mark April 2020

We know this is a challenging time and hope that working out with some familiar faces provides some normalcy and keeps you active.

For more information or to purchase the May Monthly Class Pass, please email Jamie Mixson at . Please be sure to include your Property Owner/Club Member account number.

-Submitted by The Lake House

Where the Wild Things Are

A few months ago the SIPOA Environmental Committee showcased the new interactive wildlife reporting form and map. The reporting form and map can be accessed through the website. Below you’ll find the wildlife map for Seabrook Island showing icons of the animals your friends and neighbors have spotted on our island.  If you’d like to report a wildlife sighting, please go to the website.

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