Seabrookers Are Reading…

Over the last year, more than 100 titles have been recommended by our readers. The complete list is available by clicking here.  We hope you’ll continue to send us your suggestions for good things to read. Here is the last installment for 2020:

by Isabel Wilkerson
In this powerful and extraordinarily timely social history, Pulitzer winner Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns) investigates the origins, evolution, and inner workings of America’s “shape-shifting, unspoken” caste system. (2020, 476 pgs; Non-fiction)

by John Banville
The sinister and unnerving Snow has all the trimmings of a classic country house mystery – body in the library, closed circle of suspects, foul weather – all elevated by Banville’s immaculate, penetrating prose. (2020, 304 pgs; Fiction)

A Series of Fortunate Events
by Sean B. Carroll
Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half-century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. Carroll tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. (2020, 224 pgs; Non-fiction)

Winter Counts
by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
When the American justice system fails, a distressingly common occurrence on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Virgil Wounded Horse is the guy you call to mete out punishment on his own terms–even if you’re a tribal councilman looking to get heroin off your reservation. (2020, 325 pgs; Fiction)

A Promised Land
by Barack Obama
In the highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency. (2020, 751 pgs; Biography)

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
by Robert Dugoni
Born with ocular albinism, small-town eye doctor Sam Hill must finally face a past tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known–a journey that makes him realize what truly matters. (2018, 428 pgs; Fiction)

City of Windows
by Robert Pobi
City of Windows introduces Lucas Page, a brilliant, reluctant investigator, matching wits with a skilled, invisible killer. To identify and hunt down this ruthless, seemingly unstoppable killer, Page must discover what hidden past connects the victims before he himself loses all that is dear to him. (2019, 388 pgs; Fiction)

Magpie Murders
by Anthony Horowitz
This is an ingenious, twisting tribute to the sleepy English countryside murder and will thoroughly entertain readers of old fashioned detective thrillers. (2017, 236 pgs; Fiction)

We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend for 2021.

  • 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.

Tidelines Editors

(Image and bibliographic credit: CMPL)

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. We’ve published more than 90 suggestions in 2020 that showcased the variety of things that Seabrookers are watching. Please continue to share your recommendations.

The Undoing (TV Mini-series 2020)
Grace Fraser is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life and Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.

Offspring (TV Series 2010-17)
The story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her fabulously messy family.

My Octopus Teacher
(Documentary 2020)
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

Borgen (TV Series 2010-13)
A political drama about a prime minister’s rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

The Bletchley Circle, San Francisco
(TV Series 2010)
Two female British code breakers team with American cryptographers to solve a series of murders in San Francisco.

Bridgerton (TV Series 2010)
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.


Dickinson (TV Series 2019- )
An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.


The Life Ahead (Movie 2020)
In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her. With Sophia Loren. (Italian with English subtitles)

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken
Heart (Documentary 2020)
An exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice.


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.

Tidelines Editors

Lake House Semi-Private Series and Workshop

Move Better Fitness: Semi-Private Series – January Session

Are you ready to move with more confidence and stability? Gain that extra step by challenging and improving your core, posture, and balance through functional exercises. Functional movements are essential components in all stages of life. Providing confidence and greater performance in all activities in one’s daily life while helping to prevent injury is the focus of this workshop. Everyday activities such as lifting groceries, being able to sit and stand, and even moving flowerpots, take strength and balance.

Moving better is fitness itself!

When: January 6, 13, 20, and 27 (Wednesdays) 
Time: 12:05 pm 
Location: The Lake House
Cost: $48 (includes 4 classes listed above)

For more information on this awesome series or to register, please contact Stacey Richardson at

Please note, space in this semi-private class is limited to nine participants and preregistration is required. Registration for the series includes the classes listed. This class is not included in the monthly class pass. The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account. No drop-ins or refunds. This class is available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Core Strength Workshop

Core stability and strength are critical for day-to-day activities and functional movement. Learn or refresh your core exercise routine with step-by-step instructions and variations for everyone. Join Kayleigh Breaux as she leads a free 30-minute core strength workshop!

Workshop Dates:  January 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm and January 16, 2021 at 9:30 am

Goal: Strengthen and improve your core endurance.

Class Cost: Free

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Registation Required: For more information or to register, please contact Kayleigh Breaux at

Please note, space in this workshop is limited to 9 participants and preregistration is required. Registration for the series includes the classes listed. This series is not included in the monthly class pass. The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/ Club account. No drop ins or refunds. This series is available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

-Submitted by The Lake House

SIGC Meeting January 8 – Succulent Gardening

Did you know that not all succulents are related to one another? Succulent is an umbrella term used in the plant world to denote any plant that has adapted to survive in arid, sunny conditions. Think: dry desert!

Join the Seabrook Island Garden Club Zoom meeting Friday, January 8, 2021, “Succulent Gardening”, with Ryan Watkins, general manager at Brownswood Nursery. Ryan will give us a presentation showing the different varieties of succulents and make suggestions about what types of containers to use and soil recommendations. (Some of you may recall Ryan’s presentation about landscaping choices for Seabrook Island).

In addition to the wonderful landscaping plants they carry, Brownswood also offers a variety of house plant choices, including succulents, in a little cottage on their property. There will be a short business meeting at 9:45 am and Ryan will start his presentation at 10:00 am.

You must be a member to join the meeting. You can join the garden club by emailing us at After you join, we will send you a Zoom link a few days before the January 8 meeting.

The club has many exciting events planned for our 2020-2021 season. If you have an active interest in horticulture and artistic design, community beautification, ecology or philanthropy, the Seabrook Island Garden Club is the place for you. Looking for more answers or ideas? Access our new blog by clicking here.

-Submitted by Cindy Zock, Seabrook Island Garden Club

(Image credit: SI Garden Club)

SIAG Welcomes Laurie Meyer January 25-26, 2021, Workshop

SIAG is pleased to have Laurie Meyer conducting a two-day workshop January 25-26, 2021.

Laurie Meyer has lived and painted in Charleston for over thirty years. A lover of light and color effects in oil paint and watercolor, Laurie challenges herself to create magical elements in each painting she completes.

A primarily self-taught artist, Laurie has also studied with many local and nationally recognized master artists who subscribe to the concept of creating atmosphere and depth in an alla prima method. She has won many awards for her paintings. Laurie is represented in Charleston, SC, by Hagan Fine Art, as well as in Beaufort, SC, and in New Bern and Greenville, NC. You can find her work at

Sign-up for the Laurie Meyer workshop on January 25-26 is in full swing. Laurie is a fantastic painter AND educator when it comes to helping other painters develop their skills. Her workshops are in high demand and are excellent and fun. The workshop will be held at the Oyster Catcher Community Center with limited outdoor and indoor painter stations in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

The cost for the two-day workshop is $200 for members. These workshops have sold out quickly in the past and space is limited so please sign up ASAP (first come, first served). Contact Bob Le Fevre at to find out if space is still available.

-Submitted by Sharon Peck

Parking on Seabrook Island

The Safety & Security Committee wants visitors to Seabrook Island to enjoy their stay and enjoy our beaches and community. Unfortunately, when visitors receive a citation for unknowingly breaking the rules, it can leave a bad impression of our island and community. 

There must be some confusion over where parking on Seabrook Island is and is not permitted because our security officers seem to issue a lot of parking citations. About one-third of the citations are given to renters and guests, so it appears that property owners who rent out their properties or those who have guests could help solve the problem by informing their renters and guests of the Seabrook Island parking rules. Please help us get the word out to visitors on what our parking rules are. After all, we don’t have signs designating where people can park, so we have to tell them. People coming through the security gate on a guest pass are given a safety and security guide on our rules, but it seems to go largely unnoticed. Please post this conspicuously in your property if you have renters or guests, and please tell your family members about our parking rules. 

Tidelines has published several posts about parking rules. So, let’s review them.

  • Parking in handicap parking spaces anywhere on the island is only permitted with a valid, government-issued handicap parking permit. To access the Boardwalk 1 handicap parking area, go to the Security Gate to obtain the gate code and a SIPOA handicap access pass placard to be placed on the dashboard.
  • Parking on SIPOA roads is limited to one side of the road. Please take note of where cars are parked and park on the same side of the road.
  • Parking should always be in the direction of traffic.
  • On unimproved lots:
    • Parking is permitted off the road on the right of way, the grassy area along the roadway.
    • Such parking is only temporary.
  • On improved lots:
    • Parking is permitted in front of the lot on the right of way with the permission of the owner.
    • Such parking is only temporary.
  • Parking at the SIPOA Oyster Catcher Community Center lot is for property owner vehicles only (not unaccompanied family members, renters, or guests). Parking  there requires:   
    • An affixed Property Owner’s Entry Authentication barcode.
    • A Property Owner Pass. Please note: this is not the gate access pass a family member receives.
    • An authorized pass for a special event.
  • Parking is prohibited:
    • Overnight on SIPOA roads. Contact the Security Gate at (843) 768-6641 for overnight parking options. 
    • On SIPOA roads for beach access.
    • On or within 50 feet of a traffic island or fire hydrant. This includes traffic islands in cul de sacs.
  • Parking for beach access is allowed only in designated areas close to boardwalks and in specifically designated parking spaces 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).
  • Recreational vehicles, boats, campers, and resident business vehicles with logos or signs must be stored in an enclosed garage on the owner’s property or in spaces available at the Seabrook Island Club maintenance area. Contact the Club maintenance manager, John Wilcox at (843) 364-3264 for information and fees. 

We’d like to see the numbers of citations go down and need your help in getting the word out. If you have a question about these rules, please send the Safety & Security Committee an email at If you have a more immediate question about where to park, please call the Security Gate at (843) 768-6641 for assistance. Thanks, everyone. 

-Submitted by Veronica L’Allier, Chair, Safety & Security Committee 

Candidates for 2021 SIPOA Board of Directors

Over the past several days, we have published the personal statements of each of the candidates for 2021 SIPOA Board of Directors. In case you missed reading any, click here for a link to our website where you’ll find a dropdown menu with each candidate listed.

Board of Directors, Three-Year Term
(4 available positions) and
Two-Year Term (1 available position)

The top four candidates with the most votes will fill the 3-YEAR TERM and the candidate receiving the fifth most votes will fill the 2-YEAR TERM. The candidate with the least number of votes will not receive a position on the Board of Directors.

William Connolly
W. David Cruse
Chuck Riehl
Lisa Ryan
John J. Sesody
Warren Weber

Board of Directors, One-Year Term
(1 available position)

Veronica L’Allier

Nominating Committee, Two-Year Term
(2 available positions)

John T. Carpenter
Ed Rigtrup

Tidelines Editors


Meet Candidates for 2021 SIPOA Board of Directors

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 5:00 pm, a Zoom Webinar will take place to meet the candidates for 2021 SIPOA Board of Directors.

Registration is required to attend the event and is for property owners only. Those registered will be given the opportunity to submit questions and comments prior to the meeting. You can include your questions and comments on the registration form.

To access the registration form, please log into your account on via the GateAccess website (links do not work using the GateAccess app). If you do not have your GateAccess login information, please email

The deadline to submit your registration form, questions, and comments will be Wednesday, January 6, 2021, by noon.

Tidelines Editor


Amendment to Rules for Pets

As Seabrookers know, our island is pet-friendly, with a specially-designated area for pet owners to enjoy the beach and ocean with their animals, and where many Seabrookers can be seen out and about walking their dogs and visiting with neighbors. Seabrook pet owners would agree that their pets are a valued part of our community, providing love, comfort, and companionship.

Unfortunately, there have been a few instances over the past few years where a pet was not under the control of its caretaker and caused injury to people and other animals. As a result, the SIPOA Board of Directors amended the SIPOA Rules and Regulations to include procedures in the event of an attack by a household pet against persons or other animals.

The new section of the SIPOA Rules and Regulations regarding household animals says, “Pets must be restrained from causing annoyance, inconvenience or discomfort to the health, safety and welfare of others, including, but not limited to, entering areas in which pets are prohibited, destroying or damaging any property, and/or attacking or threatening to attack any person, or any other pet, in any manner. After being cited for one or more prior violations of Sections 9.A.1 and/or 9.A.2 of these Rules & Regulations, the Executive Director may require the pet owner to muzzle the pet, to use a six foot (6’) or shorter leash, or both, when the pet is outdoors. Violation of such a requirement for each pet will be subject to the same sanctions as other violations of this section.” It should also be noted that “repeat violations of the governing document requirements regarding domestic animals are subject to an assessment of two-times (2x) the prior assessment amount for each subsequent offense.”

This amendment is intended to ensure a safe environment where Seabrook Island residents, visitors, and guests can coexist in harmony with household pets while enjoying a walk on our streets, on our beaches, and through our maritime forest.

Other rules regarding household pets, which remain unchanged, include:

  • With the exception of service animals, household pets are prohibited from all SIPOA facilities, including pools, pool areas, and enclosures, and buildings.

  • When out and about, household animals must be on a lead when not on their owner’s property. “On lead” and “on a lead” means that the pet is controlled using a physical restraint made of cord, rope, strap, chain or other material effective for restraining the type and size of the pet.

  • The physical restraint is no longer than sixteen (16) feet and must be secured to the animal’s collar or harness.

  • The restraint is continuously held by a person physically capable of restraining the animal.

  • Animals under voice control or under control of remotely-operated devices such as electronic collars are considered to be “off lead.”

  • The Town of Seabrook Island has jurisdiction of the beach below the high tide line and SIPOA has jurisdiction above the high tide line.  SIPOA works in conjunction with the Town to maintain the safety and beauty of our beach.  To see the beach rules about pets, click here.

  • Pet owners or caretakers are responsible for picking up after their pets and disposing of waste properly.

These are taken from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Sections IV. A, IX. A, and XIV. Appendix A. The Town of Seabrook Island Beach Management Ordinance (click here) addresses the seasonal changes for dog walking on Seabrook Island beaches.

The Safety and Security Committee asks property owners to share information about this amendment regarding household pets with visitors and rental guests.

-Submitted by Veronica L’Allier, Chair, Safety and Security Committee