In advance of their formal approach to the Town of Seabrook Island, the team at Bohicket Marina will be be previewing their vision for Andell Bluff on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at The Lake House in the Live Oak Room. Seabrook Island residents are invited to attend the presentation and afterward connect directly with Mike Shuler and the design team over snacks and refreshments.
Some of the area’s leading artists will be participating in the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Art Walk at Bohicket Marina on Saturday, April 16, 2022. This year’s line-up of juried artists includes Kellie Jacobs, Jennifer Black, Sandra Roper, Bob LeFevre, Tina Mayland, Madeline Dukes, Colleen Wiessmann, Gary Kunkelman, and Lisa Willits.
Each of the featured artists is well known throughout the region and looks forward to the chance to see one another, as well as followers of their work. The show, which is always held the day before Easter, has increased in popularity over the years.
This year’s Art Walk will be held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the parking lot (of the former NV Realty) at the entrance to Bohicket Marina. The artists are housed under one big tent, and the event is open to the public. Each artist will be displaying his or her own work, and all pieces are for sale. Some of the artists will be painting live, so it’s a great opportunity to meet them and see their creative process in action.
Mark your calendars for April 16, the day before Easter. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday than looking at amazing art in a beautiful setting. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Thompson and Tina Mayland work together to set up and promote this event each year. To learn about Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, visit its website. To read about Tina Mayland and her artwork, visit TinaMaylandArt.com.
-Submitted by Tina Mayland
(Imagine Credits: Lisa Willits, Tina Mayland, Bob Lefevre, Gary Kunkelman)
Early bird entry fee for the half marathon is $65 and $30 for the 5K run. Prices will increase after May 31, 2022.
The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society are beneficiaries of the Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K races. Both organizations use funds received from the Bohicket races to support various programs, schools and other non-profit organizations in the local community. Please visit these organization’s websites to learn more about their community outreach: ks-exchangeclub.com and charlestonanimalsociety.org.
Charleston Holiday Boat Parade Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Join a Lowcountry holiday tradition, the Charleston holiday boat parade, as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds from the Cooper River, through the Charleston Harbor and into the Ashley River. This family-friendly event is sure to become a holiday tradition for everyone.
View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront or decorate your own boat and join the parade. The festivities begin along the shores of Mount Pleasant at 5:00 pm and viewing from the downtown peninsula starts around 7:30 p.m.
The event is free and is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information click here.
The Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K Run will be held once again this year on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The event is hosted by the Charleston Running Club with help from Bohicket Market and Marina and Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club. In addition, this year the Charleston Animal Society has joined hosting the run. Proceeds from the race benefit the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society.
The race starts at 8:00 am and the course runs through Seabrook Island.
If you would like to train for a half marathon, you have plenty of time to start. Search “training schedule for a half marathon” on the internet and you will find one that fits your timeframe.
The event will be held rain or shine. Packet Pick-Up will be on Thursday, November 18 from 11:00 am until 6:30 pm at Fleet Feet in Mt. Pleasant and on race day at 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd, Johns Island from 6:30 -7:45 am.
For more information about the race, to sign up, and to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 race status click here.
Tidelines learned recently that there was some concern in our community about changes at Bohicket Marina. We thought you would appreciate hearing from the new owner at Bohicket Marina directly. His letter is below.
Dear Seabrook friends and neighbors:
Greetings from Bohicket Marina! Our team has been hard at work throughout the spring season getting the marina in “ship-shape”, and we are looking forward to a great Memorial Day weekend on the water!
As you may have heard, the marina was recently approached by a local “watersports” business who had operated in years past at Bohicket, and who were hopeful to re-engage to be a part of this “new chapter” for Bohicket that will bring new life into the marina.
Prior to formalizing any agreement, our ownership recently became aware of a significant sentiment from the community that the particular operations proposed are not fully in keeping with the delicate balance the stakeholders along the waterfront have worked hard over many years to achieve.
Thus, as new owners of Bohicket, we did not hesitate to make the decision to stand shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors on this issue, and we notified the watersports business that we would not be willing or able to host their operations.
Despite being prepared to open on short notice, the business owners accepted that times have changed since they last operated in this area, and they have agreed to move on. They were extremely professional and honorable despite their disappointment, and we do wish them the very best in all of their future endeavors.
Seabrookers can rest easy that we will always do our best to support our neighbors!
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day holiday, and we look forward to seeing you on the waterfront soon!
Bohicket Marina & Market
Bohicket Marina & Market has recently been acquired by locally owned and operated Bohicket Creek Investors LLC, led by principal and managing partner Mike Shuler.
Shuler is manager and principal investor of 32 North, a Charleston-based private investment firm specializing in acquisition, development, and management of core commercial real estate assets, including vertical integration of operating businesses. Strategic partner subsidiaries include Colony Commercial Real Estate and King Street Hospitality Group.
When asked about the new acquisition, Shuler stated that “having spent our formative years between the beaches of Camp St. Christopher and the shores of Bohicket Creek, we are intimately familiar with the unique opportunity we have, as well as the inherent responsibility to maintain Bohicket as a place that is deserving of the natural beauty of its surroundings. As new owners, we are honored to have the opportunity to be faithful stewards of such an important part of the Seabrook community for many years to come.
“Our long-term vision for Bohicket Marina & Market includes executing a substantial improvement and re-investment strategy with the goal of dramatically elevating the marina, operations, and the commercial properties to a truly world-class standard for all to enjoy.
“Our team is uniquely qualified to make our vision a reality, and we look forward to being a long-term asset to our friends and neighbors in the Seabrook Community.”
Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K November 21, 2020 Start time: 8:00 am Bohicket Marina
The Charleston Running Club is once again proud to present the Bohicket Half & 5K on Saturday, November 21, 2020. This is the only locally organized half marathon in the Lowcountry. Now in its third year, this road race is for the benefit of the Kiawah – Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Running Club.
While plans are in place to ensure that this event can be held safely, there is always a chance that permission will be withdrawn and the event will not be held.
To ensure the safety of runners and volunteers, the following precautions will be in place:
Each runner will receive a gaiter provided by the Cooper River Bridge Run to wear during the event.
The starting area will be divided with caution tape into five 6′ lanes and then marked with lines every 8′ crosswise.
All on-course water and Gatorade will be served in unopened 12-oz. bottles.
Bathrooms will be professionally sanitized after every use.
Five (5) wave starts will allow 1-minute distance between each wave of runners; between 40 – 50 runners per wave.
Afterward, party refreshments will be provided on the Boardwalk with proper social distancing observed.
All runners will have their temperature checked before entering corral.
Awards will be available post run with proper social distancing observed.
All awards timing will be by chip time only due to wave starting.
For more information about signing up as a runner, walker or volunteer, click here for the race website.