Brown & White Pickup December 4

The next monthly Brown & White Pickup is Friday, December 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 1,800 bikes from the landfill! Find out more about B4H here.

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.

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Reminder: Holiday Parade Photography Contest

Were you able to capture some of the fun through photos of the Inaugural Seabrook Island Holiday Parade? If so, we hope you will participate in the photography contest. It’s not too late!

Please submit your three favorite photos of the holiday parade by filling out this form. This is a reminder that submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2020. The winning photo will be chosen on Friday, December 4, announced in the weekly SIPOA Highlights, and the winner will receive a $100 gift card.

All images that are published will include photography credit.

-Submitted by SIPOA

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Seabrookers Are Watching

Have you watched a terrific show or movie at home lately? Maybe you’ve discovered an interesting series on Amazon Prime or Netflix or another media service provider. Tidelines invites you to share your recommendations. We’ll publish a list now and then showcasing the variety of things that Seabrookers are watching.

The Social Dilemma (Documentary 2020)
Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.


The Victim (TV Mini-series 2019)
A mother seeks the whereabouts of her son’s killer after he is released from prison, unleashing a series of events that surface tragic memories and unexpected consequences.

Safeguard: An Electoral College Story (Documentary 2020)
“What if something you changed caused unintended consequences you never imagined?” Safeguard asks that question about presidential elections. How does the system really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules?

Shetland (TV Series 2013- )
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close-knit island community of Shetland.


The Crown (TV Series 2016- )
Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. Season 4 is currently airing.

For more information on content, try IMDB (Internet Movie Database), an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content.

Another really helpful app is JustWatch. This allows you to search any show or movie to determine which content provider has it available for streaming, rental or purchase and the cost. Once you set up a login, you can also add titles you are interested in to the JustWatch “watchlist. It has more features but this is a start. We love the app! “- a Tidelines reader

Submission Guidelines

  • Include your name (although it will not be published), the name of the movie, series or show you are recommending, and email this information to Tidelines at
  • Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the show and its content.
  • Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.

Share your recommendations with other Seabrookers so we can all enjoy entertaining content at home. We welcome your submissions.

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History of Charleston – Twenty-ninth of the Series

Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.

The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to each article of the series as it becomes available.

To read this twenty-ninth installment, “During Reconstruction, Strife Hampers Charleston’s Progress,” click here.

To read the previous twenty-eight articles, go to our website,, and type “history” in the search box on the right.

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(Image credit: The Post and Courier)


CLS Hosts Virtual Author Visit with Grisham and King

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at  6:00 pm, the Library Society is honored to welcome best-selling author John Grisham to be in conversation with author and friend of the Library Cassandra King. The two talented authors will discuss the dynamic process of writing best-selling novels in addition to focusing on Grisham’s most recent release, A Time For Mercy.

For more information on this hybrid virtual program and how to “attend,” click here.

Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.”  For more information, see their website here.

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Seabrook Island Holiday Parade

Lead by Santa and Mrs. Claus, more than a dozen vehicles of various sizes participated in the Inaugural SIPOA Holiday Parade on Friday. Click here to enjoy a video taken at the start of the parade. Who is that bearded fellow and his missus? And do you recognize any of the other participants? Happy holidays everyone!

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(Image credit: Video by Tara Penny)

Freshfields Festive Holiday Activities

Festive Holiday Activities

Freshfields Village is getting into the holiday spirit while avoiding large scale events.  They have announced the following activities for the entire family:

While Santa is social-distancing at the North Pole, Freshfields Village invites guests to drop Letters to Santa in the special mailbox this holiday season. For each letter received from November 23 through December 18, Freshfields Village will donate $5 to the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston.

Strolling Performers will be sure to have you in the holiday spirit as you visit the Village from November 27 through December 20. A full schedule of performers is available online.

December will bring a holiday edition of Starlight Cinema. You can enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars on Saturdays including holiday favorites: The Grinch, (December 5), Christmas Vacation (December 12), and Elf (December 19).

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(Image credit: Freshfields Village)

Highlights of Holiday Happenings on Seabrook Island

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful Thanksgiving weekend! The weather is cooperating with ample opportunity to delight in being outdoors.

Seabrookers and their guests visited the Holiday Art and Craft Show in the parking lot of The Lake House on Friday. A talented group of artists and crafters displayed their beautiful works and provided an opportunity to shop for unique gifts.

Later in the day, the holiday spirit and unbound creativity were enthusiastically shared at the SIPOA Inaugural Seabrook Island Holiday Parade! Click arrows to view the slide show.

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COVAR Hosts “Meet the SIPOA Candidates” December 5

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, COVAR will host a “Meet the Candidates” event via Zoom. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am. Call in information will be available on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Please mark you calendars to learn more about the slate of candidates for the SIPOA 2021 Board of Directors. The candidates are William Connolly, W. David Cruse, Charles Riehl, Lisa Ryan, John Sesody and Warren Weber.

-Submitted by Joanne Fagan, COVAR Secretary

34 West Theater – It’s Christmas, Babe

Our sold-out show from 2019 returns! With music from The Kinks to The Monkees, comes an exuberant comedy set in a 1960’s department store, featuring co-founders Jeff Querin and Stephen Wayne!

It’s Christmas Babe
34 West Theater
200 Meeting Street, Charleston
November 20 – December 31, 2020

Tickets are $40, sold in sets of two (you’ll have your own table!) Things to know… exchanges/refunds, tour groups and children under 6 are not permitted. Tickets are held at theater under your last name. A  menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available.

Click here to purchase tickets.

-Submitted by 34 West Theater

(Image credit: 34 West Theater)

Holiday Pops at the Gaillard Center

The Charleston Symphony, led by concertmaster Yuriy Bekker, will perform three Holiday Pops! shows at the Gaillard Center. The shows will feature a mix of symphonic and popular music. There will be limited capacity to 400 guests.


December 18, 2020, 7:30 pm

December 19, 2020, 12:00 noon

December 19, 2020, 7:30 pm

Click here for more information and tickets.

This season, a purchase of two tickets also comes with a free entrance to the drive-thru James Island County Park Festival of Lights.

-Submitted by the Charleston Gaillard Center

(Image credit: the Charleston Gaillard Center)