Swearing in of New SIUC Commissioner

On January 29, 2021 Mr. James Ferland of Oyster Catcher Court was sworn in at Town Hall as the newest SIUC Commissioner. Mr Ferland replaces Commissioner Tim Morawski. 

The swearing in was officiated by Judge Dennis E. O’Neill who acts as a municipal judge and practices with the O’Neill Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant. Present at the ceremony was Jim’s wife, Sue, Seabrook Island Mayor John Gregg, SIUC Commissioner Lee Vancini, Mr. Tommy West, SIUC Plant Manager, and Ms. Faye Albritton of Seabrook Island Town Hall. The Commission welcomes Mr. Ferland!

-Submitted by Annie Smith-Jones, SIUC Chair

(Image credit: SIUC)

Can You Spot a Credible News Source?

Did you know that it’s National News Literacy Week? Learn more at ccpl.org about how to determine the difference between a credible news source and one that is not.

National News Literacy Week focuses on using education to stop the spread of misinformation. Specifically, taking a closer look at the news sources you consume and share to make sure they are credible. Are you sure you’re reading news? Consider the primary purpose of the info you’re reading. Is it designed to inform, persuade, or sell? 

Do you think you have what it takes to determine a credible news source? Take the News Literacy Project’s Quiz to test your news literacy. 

-Submitted by CCPL

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Broadway’s “Waitress” Virtual Program – February 9, 2021

Waitress Virtual Program – 
A moderated discussion with Bailey McCall 

February 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

$10 Individual Stream
$15 Household Stream

We are excited to present our first virtual program for our 2020-21 Series! Bailey McCall, Jenna in the national tour of Waitress, will discuss topics like the music of Waitress and Sara Bareilles, how she gets into character, life on the road, and life through the pandemic. 

Click here for tickets

Bailey McCall is a NYC-based actress, singer, and fashion blogger. National Tours: Waitress (Jenna), Cabaret (Sally Bowles). Off-Broadway: The Big Bang Theory: Musical Parody (Penny). Regional: Grease (Sandy), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), The Robber Bridegroom (Rosamund). BA, The University of Tennessee; proud CAP21 grad. IG:@imbaileymccall baileymccall.com

-Submitted by The Gaillard Center

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Traffic Alert Accident near Main and River Roads

At approximately 12:30 pm today, Friday, January 29, St. Johns Fire District tweeted that there is a vehicle collision with injuries at Main Road and River Road, near the Limehouse Bridge. They anticipate potential delays in the area. If you are traveling in that direction, consider an alternate route.

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive it.

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Update iPhones and iPads Now

A number of news sources are reporting that Apple users need to update iPhones and iPads with the latest software, version 14.4. Apple identified two security threats that have been fixed with the latest update. For more information, see the news stories in Forbes and CBS News as well as Apple‘s report.

In most cases, to update, go to
Software Update

The update will take a few minutes to download and the device will power down.

Tidelines Editors

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Mike Gorski and Friends 2021 Challenge for Backpack Buddies $100,000

Yes, he’s back again with more friends than ever before! He will definitely need them because this year Mike has set the goal at $100,000. The Challenge directly benefits Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of Kiawah Women’s Foundation. Yes, that’s right folks, $100,000 for this great and much-needed worthy cause.

Mike Gorski, owner of Island Transportation, launched this project five years ago to help raise additional funds for both Backpack Buddies’ programs. Each year the Challenge has proven to be more successful raising funds for these two separate programs that serve so many children in need. Here is the yearly recap:

2017 – $ 8,800
2018 – $28,000
2019 – $40,000
2020 – $80,000

Mike is back once again this year with all 28 of last year’s friends and many new ones. To achieve the goal of $100,000, Mike needs to secure seven more new friends (sponsors) commt $1,000 each. His plan is to secure 50 total friends (sponsors) creating $50,000 in matching monies. He will then ask the residents of the islands, like in the past, to donate which will then be matched by the sponsors’ monies dollar-for-dollar. Please call Mike at 864-316-3894 if you can be one of the seven friends (sponsors). Look for future articles for a complete listing of friends (sponsors) including Mike’s clients, personal friends and fellow business owners. Their sponsorship is greatly appreciated and needed to make this Challenge a success.

Residents of Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Islands, while Mike is securing more sponsors, he is starting to accept donations now to obtain this lofty goal. As already stated, the friends are matching donations made dollar-for-dollar. It’s a win-win for both Backpack Buddies’ programs on the islands. All donations are tax deductible, as permitted by law.

To make a resident donation, call or text Mike Gorski at 864-316-3894 and tell him your donation amount. He will provide all of the details for the different ways that you can make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Recycling on Seabrook Island

On December 1, 2020, Charleston County opened its new 82,000-square-foot Material Recovery Center (Recycling Center) in North Charleston. Now, thanks to state-of-the-art optical scanning and magnetic devices, Charleston County can handle many times more recyclables and can save the cost of transporting them long distances. Here on Seabrook Island, curbside recycling allows you to put most items out for pickup on Mondays. You can drop off cardboard recycling at the Maintenance Center next to the Community Garden and dispose of old paint cans, chemicals, electronics, and batteries there on Brown & White pick-up days. Click here to see the list of items that are accepted for recycling. You may want to print it out to put near your kitchen recycling bin. Rich Siegel, Tidelines Writer (Image credits: Charleston County)

Possible Frost Overnight

There is a possibility of frost overnight. Some weather sites are saying that if the temperature doesn’t go below freezing (32°F,)  the “real feel” will.

You may want to cover your plants, especially the fragile ones.  Plants are the most susceptible to damage during a frost. You can cover them with fabric, bed sheets, burlap, or commercial frost cloths are good insulators. Don’t use plastic. Click here to read more about protecting your plants.

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CJO: New Year New Season

The 2021 Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 13 will feature a lineup of performances to include a musical timeline of the history of the big band, an exploration of jazz around the world, a jazz twist on symphonic classics and the Charleston Jazz tradition Holiday Swing. Guest artists for Season 13 will include Jon Faddis for a Dizzy Gillespie tribute and Manny Houston for a Jazz on Broadway production. 

All 2021 CJO Season 13 performances will be available both live and virtually!

Click here for ticket information.

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz Orchestra

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2021 Tide Tables Now Available at Town Hall and SIPOA Office

2021 Tide Tables are now available at Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road) and the SIPOA Office (1202 Landfall Way). Residents may stop by either location during regular business hours to pick up a FREE copy.

PDF copies of the 2021 Tide Tables may also viewed or downloaded online at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Website or by clicking the photo below.

The 2021 Tide Tables are provided free of charge to the residents of Seabrook Island by SCDHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM).

-Submitted by Joe Cronin, Town Administrator, Town of Seabrook Island

74th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens March 11 – April 18

Historic Foundation Charleston
Festival of Houses and Gardens

There’s no lovelier time in Charleston than spring – and no better way to experience the city’s charm than by attending the Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses and Gardens. 

Tickets for the 74th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens (March 11 – April 18, 2021) are now on sale! The re-imagined Festival includes a curated collection of Charleston’s treasured sights, unique sounds and distinctive stories. The Festival will feature Sip and Stroll architectural tours (exteriors only) with wine tastings in private gardens, floral demonstrations, private garden tours, thought-provoking and entertaining luncheon talks, themed tours, concerts and more!

With the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff in mind, the events will accommodate a much smaller audience size with strict social distancing protocols in place, and many of these immersive experiences will take place outdoors. The Festival is HCF’s largest educational program and fundraiser. For additional information and tickets, click here

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