Fire Hydrant Testing

The Seabrook Island Utility Commission has been informed that the St. Johns Fire Department will perform hydrant testing on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 in the following areas:

  • Hidden Oak Drive
  • Seabrook Island Road
  • High Hammock Road
  • Landfall Way

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers during this testing.

-Seabrook Island Utility Commission

July at The Gibbes Museum


The Gibbes Museum of Art
, offering the perfect activity to beat the summer heat, has exciting happenings coming this July! Please see below for events and exhibitions rolling out next month.

Programming: 
 

Nexus: Music at the Crossroads of East and West, July 10 – 11, 2021
This stunning chamber music performance in collaboration with New Muse Concerts is inspired by the current special exhibition at the Gibbes, Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection. In a nexus of music, art and poetry, these four composers exchange ideas and influences across cultures, mediums and eras. To allow for a safe experience, the Gibbes is offering two performances, both with limited seating.
Price: $30 Members | $40 Non-Members

An Afternoon with a Charleston Printmaker, July 17, 2021
Inspired by the exhibition, Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection, the Gibbes and Society 1858 invites visitors to explore the artistic process behind traditional woodblock printing with a Charleston twist! This exclusive educational experience is led by Charleston artist Lese Corrigan. During the session, attendees will observe traditional tools, materials and processes in action while sipping on chilled saki. After, guests are invited to join a private docent-led tour ofLasting Impressions to learn more about the history of Japanese woodblock printing and revel in their newfound appreciation of the materials and care that go into creating the works.
Price: $35 

Japonisme in Charleston with Curator Sara Arnold, July 22, 2021 
Guests are invited to explore Japonisme in Charleston: Alice Smith and Her Circle with Gibbes Museum curator Sara Arnold. This tour will be streamed through Facebook Live @theGibbesMuseum and is free and open to the public.
Price: Free 

Relief Block Printmaking Workshop with Susan Vitali, July 31 – Aug. 1, 2021
Redux Contemporary Art Center is collaborating with The Gibbes and printmaker Susan Vitali for this specially tailored two-day workshop. Participants will have the full experience of relief block printmaking, a guided tour of the Gibbes’ exhibition Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection and a hands-on workshop creating relief prints of their own designs. 
Price: $240 members | $300 non-members (member pricing applies to Gibbes and Redux members)

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Reminder: Fourth of July Weekend Events

Fourth of July Weekend
Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 3
8:00 am
Fourth of July (just over 5K) Walk/Run
Start/Finish at the Lake House
Saturday, July 3
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Seabrook Island Artist Guild Arts and Crafts Show
Lake House
Saturday, July 3
9:00 pm
Fireworks sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island Club Driving Range
Opens at 5:00 pm; grill and bar service begins at 6:00 pm
Rain date: Monday, July 5
Sunday, July 4
9:30 am
Fourth of July Parade
Line up at Village at Seabrook area by 9:00 am
Contact jmogus@sipoa.org by July 1 to register

With the influx of friends, family, and guests for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, please remember the town’s Emergency Ordinance No. 2021-03 is still in effect.

The Town’s ordinance encourages individuals – especially unvaccinated individuals and children under 12 – to wear a face covering in public settings where they will be located in close proximity to others who are not members of the same household and where it is not feasible to maintain six (6) feet of separation.

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June 29, 2021 Fire Hydrant Testing

The Seabrook Island Utility Commission has been informed that the St. Johns Fire Department will perform hydrant testing on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 in the following areas:

  • Starting at Seabrook Island Rd. and High Hammock (East Side) to Seabrook Island Rd. and Atrium Villas

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers during this testing.

-Seabrook Island Utility Commission

Motown Music at Johns Island County Park July 10

Bring your chairs or blanket and your love of music! The 2021 summer concert series at Johns Island County Park ends on July 10 with Motown music by The Legacy.

When: July 10, 2021 Gates open at 6:00 pm. Live music from 7:00-9:30 pm.
Where: Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island
Food Vendors:Tamashii, Chucktown Mobile Seafood, Street Bird, Holy Rolly, and T&T Kettle Korn

Tickets are available for purchase per 10×10 square, not per person. Squares are limited to 4 people max. Guests must arrive together, as each vehicle must have a ticket for entry. Squares will be available on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival.

Click here for more information and tickets.

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Take Your Yoga Practice Outside at Bohicket Marina Village

Bohicket Marina Village Lawn

Find your zen with a slow flow yoga practice overlooking the water at Bohicket Marina Village.

This multi-level class will move the body through sun salutations, balance postures and floor-based stretches designed to invigorate the body and calm the mind.

When: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Bohicket Marina Village condo lawn
Cost:$15
Maximum:15 people
Parking:Park at Bohicket Marina. Walk down the boardwalk and cross onto the lawn at the 4th condo building and then walk to the large lawn area at the 5th condo building.
Sponsored by Bohicket Marina Village

If you are interested in being on the email distribution list, please notify Natasha Stevens at noo.stevens@gmail.com.

-Submitted by Nancy Brown

Do You Know… About Rip Currents?

Now that Isaias has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, it is important to understand the potential impact the hurricane may have here on Seabrook Island. Wind, heavy rainfall, coastal flooding and rip currents are all possible.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, rip currents are powerful, narrow rivers of fast-moving water that can travel up to eight feet per second. That is faster than an Olympic swimmer!

According to several sources, rip currents kill more people than sharks. They are sometimes hard to see on the surface, although you can often see a churning or disturbance on the surface of the water. Rip currents occur when waves break near the shoreline and/or sandbars, piling up water between the breaking waves and the beach or sandbar.  The water going out to the ocean moves very fast, thus causing the rip current.

It is important not to go into the ocean when there is a
Rip Current Warning!

If you happen to get caught in one, and you can stand up, you should wade or walk, don’t swim, back to shore. If you can’t stand up, swim parallel to the shore until you are no longer in the rip current and then swim for shore.  Also, shout for help so others know you are in trouble.

To stay up to date on rip currents in your area, go to weather.gov by clicking here.

Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests.

Stay safe at the beach.

Tidelines Editors

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued Monday, June 28, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the Lowcountry.

A tropical storm warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within the advised area within the next 36 hours. Wind is predicted to be 25-35 mph with gusts up to 40 mph, especially near the coast. Because of the uncertainty of the track, size and intensity of this storm there is the potential for wind 39-57 mph.

The main treat from Tropical Storm Danny will be rain and downpours that could lead to flash flooding. Additionally, localized storm surge inundations of 1 to 3 feet above ground in surge prone areas are possible.

Please stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions. The National Hurricane Center will release its next intermediate advisory at 2 pm; a full advisory is scheduled for 5 pm.

–Tidelines Editors

June 28, 2021 Fire Hydrant Testing

The Seabrook Island Utility Commission has been informed that the St. Johns Fire Department will perform hydrant testing on Monday, June 28th, 2021 in the following areas:

  • SBI Road from Capt. Sam’s to High Hammock Road
  • The Haul Over
  • High Hammock Road
  • Double Eagle Trace

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers during this testing.

-Seabrook Island Utility Commission

Turtle Patrol Report for the Week Ending June 25

Advice From a Sea Turtle

Swim with the current
Be a good navigator
Stay calm under pressure
Be well traveled
Age gracefully
Spend time on the beach

               -Ilan Shamir

The Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol added 7 new nests this week, bringing the total for the season to 44. Check out this video of the mama making her way back to the water after laying Nest #39!

Sunday June 20 – Nests 38

One mama turtle celebrated Father’s Day by laying Nest 38 on Seabrook Island. The crawl was found near peg #1 on Zone 4 by walkers Jen Paterson, her daughter Gracie, Diane and John Woychick with their daughters, Heather and Sarah, and grandsons, James and Coleman. This big group woke up early to walk and certainly were rewarded. Valerie and Mark Doane probed and helped relocate 111 eggs.

Monday June 21 – Nests 39

What a storm last night! One mama turtle waited for the weather to clear to come in to lay her nest. Zone 1 walkers Joleen Ardaiolo, Bev Stribling and Lisa McDonald called with the exciting news that a mama was still on the beach laying her eggs at the end of the Pelican Watch villas. Judy Morr went out to assist in crowd control and measure the mama as she returned to the water. Bill and Linda Nelson responded and found Nest 39 which was left in situ.


Tuesday June 22 – Nests 40

High winds obscured much of the turtle activity that occurred overnight, but Zone 1 walkers Christine Dudzik and Tom Lamb found tracks south of the Camp St. Christopher boat shed. Judy Morr and Lesley Gore arrived to probe and found 121 eggs. Nest 40 was relocated north of the boat shed.

Thursday June 24 – Nests 41, 42, 43, and 44

Karen Preston, Lynne Madison and Pixie Hider called with a crawl on Zone 3 just north of Boardwalk 6. Sandy MacCoss and Wendy Holschuh responded and found the shallow nest. The windblown sand tried to disguise the nest, but the mama turtle helped the process by leaving a broken shell on the top of the nest. The 126 eggs were moved further back on the dune as Nest 41.

The Zone 3 walkers called with a promising crawl 100 yards south of Boardwalk 4. Judy Morr and Leslie Gore responded. Nest 42 was found, and the 111 eggs were moved further back on the dune.

Zone 2 walkers JoAnne Lewis, Kathy Noel, and Nancy Chomel called with three crawls between Boardwalk 7 and the yellow house. Mike Vinson responded to all. The first crawl at the first house past the club was a false crawl into the rocks. The next one north of that resulted in Nest 43, which was able to be left in situ in the dunes. Zone 2’s third and final crawl resulted in Nest 44 with 98 eggs which were moved further back on the dune.

For more information about turtles and the Turtle Patrol, go to siturtlepatrol.com

-Submitted by Joshua Shilko

(Image credits:  Turtle Patrol)




Call Beach Patrol to Report a Potential Beach Rule Violation

To protect public safety and preserve the beach’s natural beauty, the Town Council has adopted a comprehensive list of beach rules. These regulations can be found on the Beach Rules page of the Town’s website as well as on signs posted at the end of each boardwalk.

During the summer season, the beach is actively patrolled Seabrook Island Beach Patrol. Several Beach Patrol employees are deputized by the town as code enforcement officers. These officers have the authority to issue citations for beach rule infractions such as off-leash dogs, dogs in the restricted “no pets” area, harassing wildlife, glass on the beach, accessing the dune areas, beached watercraft, or having a vehicle on the beach. Individuals who are found guilty of violating any ordinance of the town may be subject to fines up to $1,087.50 per offense (including court fees) upon conviction.

With over three and a half miles of beach, the beach patrol cannot be everywhere. To report a potential violation to Beach Patrol, please call (843) 718-6083. Consider adding this number to your contacts list on your cell phone for easy access. The beach patrol can respond to either phone or text messages.

For police, fire or medical emergencies on any of the town’s beaches (even when in doubt), DIAL 911.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island