Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook team needs your help ensuring that the Handbook information is accurate and up to date. With all the real estate sales this year many new faces have arrived… so there are many additions and/or changes that will need to be made to the Directory portion of the Handbook.  

Please review your listing in last year’s Handbook. If you find additions and/or changes are needed, please email them today to: KS-ExchangeNames@outlook.com. Even if you are not sure but want to make certain your listing is correct, please email this information and it will be double checked.

  • Name(s): Provide the name(s) you use while you are here on Seabrook Island. 
  • Address: Provide the local address (number and street name). 
  • Contact number(s): Provide the one you use when you meet someone on island. 

Cell numbers have become the most common entry. Two names and numbers can be listed for each address on separate lines or one contact number on the same line for all residents.

The new edition will be sent to your primary home address on file with SIPOA around Memorial Day. If you did not receive the copy sent or just want additional copies of the current Handbook, they can be picked up at Seabrook Island Town Hall, SIPOA office or The Club Office.

Each year the Exchange Club works hard to provide everyone with a resource guide that is easy to read and is there when an emergency arises.  

Thank you in advance for your assistance in ensuring the accuracy of next year’s Handbook.

-Submitted by Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

SIB March Activities

Beyond Our Backyard – Charles Towne Landing Historic Site

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Meet at Seabrook Island Real Estate to carpool at 8:00 am
Meet at Charles Towne Landing at 9:00 am
Lunch option after birding: Ms. Rose’s Fine Food and Cocktails
Max: 16
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests
Park Admission: $12 Adult; $7.50 SC Senior

Join SIB to bird at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony. The significant features of the site include river and marsh views, majestic oaks and magnolias and 80 acres of English park gardens. Wildlife you may see at the park include the threatened wood storks, alligators and various coastal wading birds in the wild.

We will bird along the trails and marshes. After the organized walk, you can visit the Animal Forest (included in admission) to see animals that once inhabited the Charleston area such as bison, puma, black bear, otters, various shore birds, wild turkey and more.

In 2021, some SIB members did this walk and enjoyed watching a Great Horned Owl with it’s branching offspring. eBird shows 134 species seen during the spring at this hot spot. The diverse environment provides for shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, and song birds.

For the end of our morning, for those interested, we plan to make a lunch stop at the nearby Ms. Rose’s Fine Food and Cocktails.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats, sunscreen and bug spray. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance.

Register here

March Movie – “Migrating Birds: Scouts of Distant Worlds”

Scientists have long wondered, why do birds go through the hardships of migration year after year? Today, they face special challenges. Billions perish every year while migrating, dying of hunger, thirst, exhaustion and environmental poisons.


When:
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Location: Zoom & TBD In-person

Watch the Trailer here

Register here

Beyond our Backyard – Botany Bay and Roxbury Park

When: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (roundtrip from Seabrook Island)
Leave Seabrook Real Estate: 7:30 am
Botany Bay: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bird Roxbury Park: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Meet at Seabrook Island Real Estate parking lot at 7:30 am to carpool to Botany Bay with start time at 9:00 am with low tide approximately at 9:30 am.
Max: 12 
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests

Enjoy the diverse bird population of Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA). We will meet at the kiosk at the entrance to Botany Bay then caravan around the area. We will stop at various locations and walk to see birds not visible from the dirt roads. The event is timed to allow a walk on the boardwalk across the marsh then on to the boneyard beach near low tide. From the beach, we will be able to see shorebirds as well as Deveaux Bank and Seabrook Island across the river. Scoters and loons may be seen in this location. Please note that this is a very remote area as it is a WMA and there are no facilities such as restrooms.

You may pack a lunch to eat at either Botany Bay or Roxbury Park or you can join the group and eat at Roxbury Mercantile (http://roxburymercantile.com/). It now has both inside and outside dining offering “Lowcountry cuisine”.

In the afternoon, we will make the short trip from Roxbury Mercantile to Roxbury Park. Roxbury Park is owned and managed by the Town of Meggett, SC. What makes Roxbury Park such a special place is the diversity of it’s ecosystem. Visitors to the park can see and experience eight distinctively unique habitats that attract and support an amazing variety of wildlife. The park is open year round but only on Saturdays and Sundays. There is a portable restroom located in the parking area.

Participants may opt for only the morning at Botany Bay or both. If you wish to only do Botany Bay, we ask you just let us know and provide your own transportation.

Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, bug repellant, snacks and water.  

Register here

Learning Together at North Beach

When: Sunday, March 13, 2022, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Meet at boardwalk # 1 parking lot
Max: none 
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests 

Join SIB to bird at Seabrook Island’s North Beach. This three mile round trip walk travels from Board Walk #1 to the tip of North Beach along Captain Sams Inlet as high tide approaches. Birders from beginners to advanced birders will enjoy the variety of birds found on North Beach. At this time, many different species of shorebirds rest and feed near the point or along the beach ridge near the beach’s pond. Along the way, we will explore the many different species that can be found in this unique area.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats and sunscreen. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. There should be spotting scopes available for viewing. Bring plenty to drink and a snack if desired. There are no facilities. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

Register here

Learning Together-Palmetto Lake

When: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Meet at equestrian end of The Lake House parking lot
Max: 15
Cost: Free for members, $5 for guests 

Celebrate St. Partrick’s Day by participating in a green event of bird watching! Join the Seabrook Island Birders for a leisurely walk around Palmetto Lake. We plan to walk part way along the path towards the Equestrian Center then hopefully see the “white birds” come in to roost for the evening. The path around Palmetto Lake is wheelchair navigable and for those walking, it will be approximately a quarter of a mile. As we walk along Seabrook Island Road, we hope to see some of our resident winter warblers such as Yellow-rumped Warblers, Palm Warblers and Black and White Warblers. We also expect to see a large variety of birds including Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Herons and birds of prey. If the “white birds” get the invitation, we hope to see Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets and White Ibis roosting for the evening. Hooded Mergansers, Pie-billed Grebes and Buffleheads may be seen swimming in the lake.

Dress in layers and bring your binoculars, hats, and a beverage of choice. You may also wish to bring a chair to sit and enjoy your beverage while watching the birds coming in for their evening roost.

Register here 

In-person Evening Program

Rescheduled – March 22, 2022

SIB Presents the Center for Birds of Prey

When: Tuesday March 22, 2022
Registration starts 7:00 pm; Program starts 7:30 pm
Location: Live Oak Hall, The Lake House
Cost: Members $5.00
Max: Limited to 100 members

Stephen Schabel, Center for Birds of Prey Director of Education, once again brings the Center’s amazing raptors to The Lake House. We’ll witness the interesting and important world of raptors through this unique indoor program. Stephen’s engaging discussion, along with watching the birds in action, will give us a wonderful education of these majestic creatures and the significant role they play as apex avian predators. 

The program is limited to 100 SIB members. SIPOA COVID protocol will be followed – masks required in Live Oak Hall, masks and physical distancing recommended while traversing other indoor space. No refreshments will be served.

Meet the speaker: Stephen Schabel, Director of Education 

A native of South Carolina, Stephen joined the Center in 2003 after completing his M.S. degree in Environmental Policy at the College of Charleston. Prior to graduate school, he spent several years exploring various teaching opportunities outside the traditional classroom, as well as a career as an accomplished mandolin player and vocalist for a variety of groups in the Charleston area. Stephen’s background in education and environmental policy along with his lifelong passion for the outdoors -especially birds – offers a unique and relevant foundation for his role as Director of Education. Stephen oversees the care, husbandry, and training of the Center’s educational resident bird collection as well as the design and implementation of conservation education programs offered by the Center throughout South Carolina and beyond. Stephen particularly enjoys the aspects of “lure flying” falcons and conversing one on one with visitors about issues related to the conservation of birds and other wildlife.

Register here

Learning Together on Ocean Winds Golf Course

When: Monday Monday, March 28, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Meet at Island House (golf course parking lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts
Max: 24 (If all seats in golf carts are used) 
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests – Priority will be given to prior waitlisted & members

The Seabrook Island Club closes one course every Monday and allows Seabrook Island Birders to use golf carts to travel the course with our members to bird. Join us for a morning of birding by riding in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Ocean Winds golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Egrets, Herons and birds of prey. We will also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens and some of the many warbler species.

Since it is spring/summer, we can also expect to see Eastern Kingbirds, Great-crested Flycatchers, Orchard Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Mississippi Kites and more!

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

Register here

Learning Together-Biking and Birding on Seabrook Island

When: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (with optional lunch at Bohicket Marina)
Location: Meet at The Lake House pool parking lot
Max: 12
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests

Join Seabrook Island Birders for a morning of Learning Together while Biking and Birding on Seabrook Island. This will be a slow six plus mile bike ride around the north part of the island with frequent stops as we see or hear the many and varied birds on the island. We will meet at the outdoor pool end of the parking lot at the The Lake House and leisurely ride through the more quiet roads in the center of the island where there are many trees and ponds. Then, continue over to the areas around the Crab Dock to Marsh Haven Drive to check out areas around the marsh. We will then ride the Old Drake Drive loop and back to the center roads to return to The Lake House. On this route we can hope to see warblers, woodpeckers, hawks, wading birds, and hopefully ducks.

There is an option for the group to continue our ride to Bohicket Marina for lunch at Salty Dog or the Salty Dog Ice Cream shop or bring-your-own-lunch to enjoy while looking for more birds at the marina.

Bike helmets are strongly encouraged. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, bug repellant, snacks and water.

Register here

-Submitted by SIB

(Image credit; SIB)

SIPOA 2022 – 2023 BOD Meeting Schedule

The SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting Schedule for the remainder of 2022 and the first four months of 2023 can be accessed on the SIPOA website under the ‘Owners’ tab and then selecting ‘Board of Directors Meeting Schedule’.

Please note that unless otherwise indicated, the board meets on the third Monday of the month.  Currently meetings are held virtually. The schedule will be updated and owners notified in advance if this changes.

To access and download the meeting schedule, click here.

Tidelines Editors

COVAR Annual Meeting March 2

COVAR, The Council of Villa Association and Regimes, will be holding their annual meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

Please join the meeting, where the new Board of Directors will be confirmed and the annual goals for 2022-2023 will be outlined.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84161791762?pwd=Tmh6UFVIOGVoejJpQkdYL1N6MFB6Zz09

Meeting ID: 841 6179 1762
Passcode: 974394
Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcuA9Ayms0

-Submitted by Joanne Fagan, COVAR Secretary

SINGH Spring Trips Resume

Resuming a normal schedule since pandemic restrictions first took hold, SINHG launched a full roster of educational and recreational trips for members in late February with a guided “Slavery & Freedom” tour of downtown Charleston, led by Al Ray of Wall City Tours. The two-hour tour along Church and Meeting Streets, ending at the Old Exchange on Broad Street, stopped at sites memorializing the struggles of enslaved African-Americans for freedom and civil rights, from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. Along the way, members also studied the signature decorative ironwork of Phillip Simmons for which historic downtown is known. SINHG Trips for members continue through May, with an autumn schedule now in development.

-Sibmitted by Norm Powers for SINGH

(Image credit: Lynn Baker)

CMC Presents Midori March 12

Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) Presents

An Evening with Midori

with pianist Özgür Aydin

Saturday,  March 12, 2022  
7:30 pm 
College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

We are excited to welcome legendary violinist Midori to Charleston for her eagerly anticipated recital. This recital was originally scheduled for March 24, 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. In the meantime, Midori stayed in touch with Charleston through virtual programming such as workshops and a masterclass, in addition to having an overriding influence on Chamber Music Charleston’s educational programs. Click here for tickets. 

Bach: Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Schumann: Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 121
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 108

This recital is presented without an intermission. A special Question and Answer session with Midori will take place at the conclusion of the recital.

-Submitted by Chamber Music Charleston

(Image credit: chambermusiccharleston.org)

SIAG March Artist of the Month – Rob Bavier

Rob Bavier grew up on the water. He comes from a family of sailors with both his father and grandfather having participated in The America’s Cup. His father skippered the Constellation in 1964 in a successful Cup defense. His summers were spent racing in renowned races such as the Block Island races. Rob no longer races, but the captivating seas with their infinite beauty has inspired his artwork.

Trained as an architect, Rob did many watercolor renderings of his designs during his career. He developed it into an art form and paints in oils, watercolors and pastels.

He now paints in his ocean community of Seabrook Island where he holds the Vice President position at the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. Most Thursdays he can be found gathering artists to join him on his beloved Plein air painting days.

Rob’s accolades include receiving best in show awards as well as best in watercolor awards in various juried shows. He was invited by the Marlborough Arts Center to present a one-man show titled “Sea Change”.

Rob is member of The American Society of Marine Artists and Oil Painters of America. He most recently had his work juried and accepted into their 2021 salon of oil painters.

Please join Rob Bavier at The Lake House on March 2 for the Artist of the Month reception from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, events, workshops and membership, visit the website at www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Meg Homeier, SIAG

(Image credit: SIAG)

Traffic Alert: Accident on Bohicket Road

We received notification 7:50 am Friday, February 25 that there is an accident on Bohicket Road past River Road. Expect delays in the area. You may want to take River Road if you are heading into town.

Tidelines does not receive notification when an accident has cleared. Please use an app such as Google Maps, Traffic Maps, or Waze to see if the roads are passable.

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

Tidelines Editors

SINHG Program Explores Medicinal Herbs March 10

The SINHG Evening Program on March 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm will bring botanist and herbalist Amy Punsalan to the Live Oak Room at Lake House to “Connect, Thrive & Cultivate Peace With Native Herbs”. Amy Punsalan is the founder of Charleston’s Yahola Herbal School. She is an ethnobotanist with a wide-ranging knowledge of native herbs and plants built up over 25 years experience, including a Master’s degree in Botany and a Traditional Herbalism certificate. Her goal is to increase the health and vitality of people with primarily native plants because, as she points out, “Medicine is everywhere.”

Evening Programs will continue in April with South Carolina apiarist Ben Powell and “The Importance Of Bees.” To pre-register, visit sinhg.org/events-page.

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG

(Image credit: Post & Courier)

Volunteers Needed for Tennis Tournament-April 2-10

USTA South Carolina is looking for volunteers to help with activities, greet members, distribute gifts and more at the Credit One Charleston Open tennis tournament. For more details about volunteering with USTA South Carolina at the Credit One Charleston Open April 2-10, 2022 click here.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  creditonecharlestonopen.com

TOSI Community Promotion Grant Applications Now Available

The Community Promotion Grant program was established by Seabrook Island Town Council in 2021 and is now in its second year of operation.

Community Promotion Grants are intended to provide financial support to eligible non-profit entities for programs and activities designed to benefit the Town of Seabrook Island by promoting and enhancing community wellness, cultural and historical awareness, environmental and wildlife conservation efforts and economic development; or which improve citizen participation, satisfaction and sense of place.

2022 Community Promotion Grant Program Summary

  • Total Funds Available in 2022: $7,500.00
  • Minimum Grant Amount: $250.00
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $1,500.00
  • To Apply: Grant applications will be accepted starting March 1, 2022. The first review of applications will take place on March 17, 2022. The deadline to be considered during the first review of applications is March 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm. Applications will continue to be accepted until October 1, 2022 or upon the commitment of all available grant funding for 2022.

For more information about the Community Promotion Grant program, or to download a grant application form, please click here

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island