Seabrookers Are Reading…

Even though it’s possible to venture out in our “new normal,” reading will likely continue to be a favored pastime of Seabrookers. We hope you’ll continue to send us titles. Here is the latest installment from our readers:

Spying on the South
by Tony Horwitz
The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted’s journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and The New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted’s route, and whenever possible his mode of transport–rail, riverboats, in the saddle–through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and across Texas to the Rio Grande, discovering and reporting on vestiges of what Olmsted called the Cotton Kingdom. (2019, 476 pgs; Nonfiction)

A Very Punchable Face
by Colin Jost
Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost shares memories of growing up on Staten Island, attending Harvard, and ending up on SNL where he has held sway over the entertaining news segment for years. (2020, 315 pgs; Nonfiction)

The Sound of Gravel
by Ruth Wariner
Wariner’s true story of coming-of-age in a polygamist family, where she was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, follows her life on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turned a blind eye to the practices of her community. (2015, 342 pgs; Nonfiction)

The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel
by Julie Satow
This is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York’s place at the center of the country’s cultural narrative for over a century. (2019, 358 pgs; Nonfiction)

We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.

  • Include your name (although it will not be published), the title, and author of the book you are recommending and email this to Tidelines at (You may be able to click on the email address to open a new message.)
  • For audiobooks, include the name of the narrator.
  • Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the book and add the book jacket image.
  • Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.

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(Image and bibliographic credit: CMPL)

Do You Know…? Locations of Public Boardwalks

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Do you know… there are eight beach access points? We are very fortunate to have a wonderful beach with plenty of access points to it. There are nine boardwalks going to the beachBoardwalk Post June 2018 and eight coming back from the beach. Boardwalk 3 starts from the beach and forks into Boardwalks 3A and 3B on the road.

Boardwalks 1 and 2 start on Oyster Catcher Court. For Boardwalk 1, you have to go through the SIPOA Oyster Catcher Community Center Parking Lot. On the map below, Boardwalks 1, 2, and the path from the Ocean Point Subdivision appear to intersect in the sand. It looks like this because the boardwalk is built over the dunes.

Please note that Boardwalk 8 does not have access to or from the beach due to high tide events. The sitting area at the top of the stairs will remain, but there will no longer be stairs to the beach.

The rest of the boardwalks start on various places on Seabrook Island Road. For a larger printable map, click here.


The SIPOA boardwalks are all numbered with plenty of public access to them. If a boardwalk isn’t numbered, it is a private walkway and will not give you access to the road from the beach or to the beach from the road.

People with mobility issues can use Boardwalks 1 and 9. To use the road next to Boardwalk 1 in order to get to the handicap parking, you must call the Security Gate to have them unlock the barrier across the road. Boardwalk 1 is also the location of beach wheelchairs for people with mobility issues.  They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Boardwalk 9 also has handicap parking near the boardwalk itself.

Parking at the Community Center lot for Boardwalk 1 requires a black and white barcode SIPOA decal, a Property Owner Pass, or an authorized pass for a special event, the absence of which could result in a parking citation and violation assessment.

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.

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(Map courtesy of Town of Seabrook Island and Seabrook Island Real Estate)

Brown & White Pickup September 4

The next monthly Brown & White Pickup is Friday, September 4, 2020.

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. 

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown & 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!

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown & White Pickup on Friday, consider recycling it with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore. Contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information.

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

Tidelines Editors

Cars on Kiawah Cancelled for 2020

The organizer of Cars on Kiawah has announced the cancellation of the 2020 show. It was originally scheduled for April 18, 2020, then rescheduled for November 7, 2020, and now it is canceled completely for 2020.

This annual classic car show on Kiawah Island is typically held in the spring. Next year, the PGA Championship will be held at the Ocean Course in May, so the organizers of the car show are discussing holding the event in the Fall 2020.

Continue reading “Cars on Kiawah Cancelled for 2020”

Charleston County Mosquito Control Spraying Scheduled for Sunday, August 30

Charleston County Mosquito Control has scheduled a spray truck for Zone “K2,” which includes the Town of Seabrook Island. The treatment is scheduled to take place during the overnight hours beginning after 11:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, and will be completed prior to 7:00 am on Monday, August 31 (weather permitting).

As a reminder, mosquito treatment requests may be submitted at any time through the town’s website at

For more information about the Mosquito Control program, please visit Charleston County Mosquito Control.

-Submitted by Joe Cronin, SI Town Administrator

New Restaurant in Freshfields

Freshfields Village Welcomes Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mike’s Subs has now opened and is located at 350 Freshfields Drive, across from Kiawah-Seabrook Medical Care and next door to BB&T Bank.

The original Jersey Mike’s opened in 1956 and their subs continue to be made Mike’s Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce, and tomatoes – topped off with an exquisite zing of “the juice” – red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Jersey Mike’s premium meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot, piled high on in-store baked bread, and served up with a helping of neighborly banter from a dedicated and high-energy team. Jersey Mike’s turkey breast, ham, prosciuttini, and cappacuolo are all antibiotic-free. Udi’s gluten-free bread is also available.

Check out the full menu online before you visit.

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Swing for the Symphony Golf Tournament October 5

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) will host “Swing for the Symphony 2020,” a premier golf event at the Country Club of Charleston on Monday, October 5. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charleston Symphony (CSO) and CSOL music scholarships.

Registration begins at 10:30 am, and the Shamble-format tournament kicks off at noon. Prizes will be awarded for a hole-in-one, closest to the pin men, and closest to the pin women. Register early for the best price: $400 per player or $1,600 per foursome. After September 1: $450 per player or $1,800 per foursome.

The event includes lunch, a silent auction, post-golf reception and outstanding prizes, including golf outings at some of the finest private clubs and resorts. Music will be provided by members of the Charleston Symphony Brass.

Click here for more information and to register for the Tournament.

Teams will be challenged by the par-71 Country Club of Charleston course designed by Seth Raynor, known for recreating the strategy and design of well-known Scottish golf courses. Number 11 is an especially notorious replica of number 15 at North Berwick. The beautiful Country Club of Charleston is recognized as one of the Southeast’s premiere courses, with sweeping vistas along the Wappoo Creek toward Charleston Harbor.

-Submitted by Charleston Symphony Orchestra League

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Charleston Gaillard Center – An Evening with Brendan James

An Evening with Brendan James 

A Live Stream and In-Person Event

September 17, 2020 
7:30 pm

This live stream and in-person show will preview songs from Brendan James’s brand new album “Leap Taken.” Patrons can either attend socially distanced and in-person as a live studio audience, or experience the show virtually through online streaming.

Brendan is also offering a limited number of VIP upgrades that include a pre-show virtual meet and greet and an audio download of the live performance.

Tickets on sale Friday, August 28 at 11 am. Members receive presale access.

Live stream tickets start at $10; in-person tickets start at $30 (plus applicable fees). Limited availability for in-person tickets.

Click here for more information.

-Submitted by Charleston Gaillard Center

(Image credit: Charleston Gaillard Center)