SIAG Presents Workshop By Amelia Rose Smith October 24

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Amelia Rose Smith
Two-day Workshop, October 24-25, 2022
9:30 – 4:00 pm
Oyster Catcher Community Center

A Charleston native, multifaceted artist Amelia Rose Smith has painted professionally for three decades. A versatile artist, she is equally at home with oils, watercolors or pastels. Amelia Rose welcomes all media artist to this workshop. Her work covers subjects ranging from still life to portraits, from animals to landscapes.

As Rose explains: “I relish my time both in the studio and outdoors. It is my desire to bring life and love into each painting…I employ light, value and color to transport the viewer to a stimulating understanding of Charleston’s people and places. Using a harmonious palette and confident brushwork, I seek to capture the Carolinas’ lofty, majestic skies and ever-changing marshes.”

Amelia Rose is an art graduate of Coker College in Hartsville, SC. Upon graduation she was employed as an illustrator for the SC Department of Natural Resources and other agencies. After years of painting for shows on weekends, in 1984 she became a full-time painter, developing her vision and skills. She has studied with numerous acclaimed artists whom she lists as inspirations. These include Zoltan Zabo, Ovanes Barberian, Charles Movalli, Sondra Freckelton, Alex Powers, Joan Rothermel, Sherri McGraw, Albert Handel and Rhett Thurm.

Amelia Rose has developed a national following. Her award-winning work has been featured at such venues as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Spoleto, as well as in a number of local and regional galleries.

To register for the workshop, SIAG members, please send a check for $200.00 made payable to the artist, Amelia Rose Smith. For non- SIAG members, the cost is $230.00. Non-SAIG members, please send two checks, one for $30.00 made payable to SIAG and the other for $200 made payable to the artist. All checks should be mailed to Monique Boissier-Sporn, 1404 Nancy Island Drive, Seabrook Island, SC 29455. Payment must be received by October 19 to confirm registration.

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Amelia Rose Smith)

SIAG Hosts Demonstration By Betsy Jones McDonald October 18

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Betsy Jones McDonald
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Betsy Jones McDonald will provide a live demonstration of her “primary colors only, plus white” style of painting. She will be focusing on a marsh scene with an emphasis on clouds and reflections. The demonstration will be held during the October Seabrook Island Artist Guild meeting.

Betsy Jones McDonald started drawing and painting as a child and has continued her lifetime pursuit of painting ever since. She studied fine art at Columbus State University in the late 80’s. McDonald worked in design and advertising in the early 90’s, furthering her eye for great composition. Her love of large-format painting in oils was discovered when she spent a summer painting murals for schools in Columbia, S.C. Her love of painting our local surroundings was instant. She paints using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), plus white and custom mixes all of the beautiful colors for her paintings. Her emphasis is on both color and brushstroke.

Betsy states, “I love the colors of the marsh and the way they change with the seasons, light and tides. Every time that you look at the marsh, you see something different and I am fascinated by that.”

Betsy is represented by Perspective Art Gallery in Mt Pleasant, S.C. and also at Keepsakes at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, S.C. She also teaches oil painting and color mixing through her workshops in Mt Pleasant, S.C. You can find more information about Betsy and her paintings by visiting www.betsyjonesmcdonald.com  and follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betsyjonesmcdonald_art.

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Betsy Jones McDonald)

Charleston Weatherman Speaks to the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook

Club President Jack Wilson with Bill Walsh, guest speaker at the September 14, 2022, Exchange Club meeting

“Be ready” was the priority message delivered by local weatherman Bill Walsh at the September 7 Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook dinner meeting. Bill, Chief Meteorologist and Executive Producer for WCSC-TV CBS Charleston, has lived in the area since 1986 and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the impact of major storms on the low country. This is a very unusual year, according to Bill: there were no hurricanes in the Atlantic in August, and that hasn’t happened since 1950. And while the peak of hurricane season is September 10, there still has yet to be a significant storm in the Eastern U.S. One of the factors impacting the storm cycle is that there is a great deal of Saharan sand in the atmosphere off Africa and that’s not good for storm formation. 

Bill encouraged members to “Be ready for that one storm, we’re not out of the woods yet,” since the hurricane season runs until mid-October. The water temperature is currently 84 degrees which is plenty warm to accelerate storm formation in the weeks ahead.

In terms of preparing for a large storm, Bill encouraged members to “be fluid in your preparation,” prepare for challenges with evacuation as the population growth on Johns Island will add congestion to Main and River Road evacuation routes. He also encouraged people to evacuate if a storm is coming, stating that if Hurricane Hugo had hit Edisto Beach, the storm surge would have been more than 20 feet. 

Beyond broadcasting local weather each day, Bill is an author of suspense novels and is on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities. He’s a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a two-time Emmy Award winner. 


The Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook holds dinner meetings about every two weeks, providing an opportunity for fellowship and fun, along with a guest speaker discussing some aspect of life in the Lowcountry.  Other activities include an annual holiday event and excursions to the Charleston Symphony throughout the year.

If you are interested in learning more about us, please fill out a membership application form here, or contact Bob Leggett at rmlegg8@gmail.com.

-Submitted by Thad Peterson for the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook

The Seabrooker September 2022

The September 2022 edition of The Seabrooker can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website.

Click here and select the September 2022 link to read the following columns:

  • From Town Hall – “Update on Seabrook Island Road and the Adjacent Areas” page 1
  • COVAR Corner – “Contribution to Capital when Buying into an Associaton or Regime on Seabrook Island” page 8

Tidelines Editors

Turtle Patrol Inventory Wednesday, September 14

Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol has scheduled the inventory of Nest 73 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm. Nest 73 is located 50 yards north of boardwalk 3 which is the nearest beach access.

Click here to see a map showing the location of the boardwalks.

The timing of this inventory may be modified without notice in the event of inclement weather.

Turtle hatchlings typically emerge from the nest during the night to avoid exposure to daytime predators such as seagulls. This is called a boil because it really does look like a boiling event when the baby turtles emerge all at once from the nest which is a hole in the sand.

About three days after the boil, the Turtle Patrol team performs an inventory. They count the empty shells as well as the eggs that have not hatched for a report to DNR. Sometimes, some of the hatchlings are still at the bottom of the nest and haven’t made it out yet. The inventory team helps these hatchlings down to the water’s edge where they can gather strength for their journey across the ocean. We can’t always promise there will be hatchlings to see, but when there are, it is very exciting!

We expect to continue to perform inventories until all nests are removed from the beach which typically occurs in mid-September.

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda for SI Turtle Patrol

SEADOGS 2022 Beach Walk & Yappy Hour

SEADOGS Annual Beach Walk and Yappy Hour
September 16, 2022 – 5:00 pm

SEADOGS, the Seabrook Island dog and beach advocacy group, (aka SIDOGS) announced today that the Annual Beach Walk and Yappy Hour will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022, starting at 5:00 pm on North Beach. The rain date for the event will be Saturday, September 17 at the same time and place. The Beach Walk is a tradition that has helped the Seabrook Island community combine fun for dogs (and their humans) with charitable giving to worthy area animal causes.

For the dogs, the Beach Walk is a great time to run and play on the beach with other friendly dogs in the community. For the humans, there is the satisfaction of being able to take advantage of this wonderful feature of Seabrook Island. Past President Mitch Pulwer has stated:” The SEADOGS Beach Walk is a community celebration of the joy dogs and their owners have while playing on the Seabrook Island beach. It is an added bonus that the event raises funds for other animals in the area that aren’t as fortunate.”

All residents of Seabrook Island are invited to join the SEADOGS Beach Walk and Yappy Hour. Access to North Beach is through Boardwalks 1 or 2. Beer, wine, and chips/pretzels will be provided by SEADOGS. Water for both humans and dogs will also be provided. If you wish to bring something else to drink for yourself, please remember that glass bottles are not allowed on the beach. Your dog will have fun, and so will you!

This year, SEADOGS has designated Lowcountry Lab Rescue to be the charity for giving. Volunteers from their organization will be in attendance to provide more information and answer questions. 

From their website:
Lowcountry Lab Rescue (LLR) is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization in South Carolina that rescues and rehomes stray and unwanted Labrador Retrievers from life-threatening situations. LLR promotes responsible Labrador ownership through breed education and spay and neuter advocacy to prevent abandonment and homelessness of Labrador Retrievers and is funded by donations.
Who We Are…All volunteers…Lowcountry Lab Rescue is run completely by volunteers with full-time jobs doing something else, such as teacher, lawyer, “mom”, sales rep, engineer, nurse, or business owner. We rely on donations to fund our operations and save Labrador Retrievers.

Although not a requirement for attendance, please consider being generous to area dogs at Lowcountry Lab Rescue by bringing a donation to the event. Checks can be made out directly to Lowcountry Lab Rescue. More information on Lowcountry Lab Rescue can be found here.

For more information on the event, or about SEADOGS, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you and your pups!

-Submitted by SEADOGS’ Board of Directors

(Image credit: Sidogs.org)

Seabrook Island Village Fall Fun and Fundraising Event – October 18

Let’s play Mah Jongg-a game for all!

Our community has many players already in various groups…
beginners to lifelong enthusiasts. Let’s unite our joy and raise a donation for Seabrook Island Village…Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Date: October 18, 2022 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Seabrook Island Club, Atlantic Room
All-inclusive fee: (food, donation, and prize money): $65
Format: Three rounds, rotating tables (meet old and new friends)
Luncheon buffet – a joint mid-day pause
Prizes are based on points earned throughout the three rounds!

Send your registration in today. Click here for the form or forms are also available at The Lake House.
Questions: contact Sue Coomer, fundraising events chair and lifelong player:  seabrksue@att.net

-Submitted by SIV Fundraising Committee

(Image credit: SIV, istockphoto.com)

SI Photo Club Presents Charles Moore September 15

Seabrook Island Photo Club September Speaker Charles Moore:
“Seabrook Island Greenspaces and Wildlife”

Date: September, 15, 2022
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm (Refreshments at 6:30 pm, Presentation 7:00-8:00 pm)
Location: The Lake House

This meeting is open to SI Photo Club members. Non-Photo club members pay $10 (which can be applied to an annual membership).

The SI Photo Club is excited to restart our monthly meetings with a talk by Charles Moore (Charley). Charley will discuss his recently published book, which highlights the importance of green spaces in maintaining the natural beauty of Seabrook Island and providing for its abundant wildlife.

This photographic essay shares the natural beauty and wildlife of coastal South Carolina, emphasizing the importance of managing and maintaining the habitat for all wild things.

Charley was an Island resident for eighteen years, and, over that span, he documented many of Seabrook Islands most beautiful scenes and captured stunning portraits of its wildlife.

His interest and dedication to the protection of the environment and wildlife is not surprising, Prior to moving to Seabrook Island in 2004, he spent ten years studying the fish of the Chesapeake Bay before retiring from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources with 29 years of service.

Charley will talk about the photography in the book and share the process of how his book was published. Questions are welcome!

-Submitted by Maureen Healy, Seabrook Island Photo Club

(Image Credit: Charles Moore)

Turtle Patrol Inventory Sunday, September 11

Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol The Turtle Patrol has scheduled an inventory of Nest #69 on Sunday, September 11 at 5:30 pm. Nest #69 is located approximately 500 yards north of boardwalk 1 which is the nearest beach access.

Click here to see a map showing the location of the boardwalks.

The timing of this inventory may be modified without notice in the event of inclement weather.

Turtle hatchlings typically emerge from the nest during the night to avoid exposure to daytime predators such as seagulls. This is called a boil because it really does look like a boiling event when the baby turtles emerge all at once from the nest which is a hole in the sand.

About three days after the boil, the Turtle Patrol team performs an inventory. They count the empty shells as well as the eggs that have not hatched for a report to DNR. Sometimes, some of the hatchlings are still at the bottom of the nest and haven’t made it out yet. The inventory team helps these hatchlings down to the water’s edge where they can gather strength for their journey across the ocean. We can’t always promise there will be hatchlings to see, but when there are, it is very exciting!

We expect to continue to perform inventories until all nests are removed from the beach which typically occurs in mid-September.

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda for SI Turtle Patrol

Seabrook Island Garden Club – Year In Review

The steady increase in membership in the Seabrook Island Garden Club can definitely be attributed to the many creative programs, interesting guest speakers, exciting field trips and fun pop up events we’ve enjoyed! The ability to make new friends and participate in the philanthropy efforts also add to the interest in our club. On September 9, at our first “welcome” meeting, we will begin our new Garden Club year, and it is promising to be even more fulfilling than this past year. We thought it would be fun to recap some of the noteworthy events from the 2021-2022 year:

The guest speaker for our October program, Ryan Watkins of Brownswood Nursery, provided many tips for landscaping for curb appeal.  We also enjoyed a pop up bingo event at the Pelican’s Nest. Cara Leepson, of the Redux Contemporary Arts Center downtown, was our presenter for the November meeting, and spoke to the importance of beautifying our homes with art that appeals to our personal interests. December brought the return of one of our favorite events, the annual Holiday Light Up Contest on Seabrook Island!

While the December/January annual open house was unfortunately cancelled due to covid19 concerns with gathering, we were back together again in mid January with a fantastic presentation by Chris Burtt of the Clemson Co-operative Extension office, about citrus season and growing various varieties of citrus trees in the Lowcountry. Our February program featured a fun and informative presentation by decorators Mackenzie Alala and Elaine Nugent, from Seawah Furniture and Design. Members were encouraged to send in pictures of their design-challenged rooms, and the decorators presented solutions to appoint the rooms with beautiful and functional décor, while incorporating sentimental pieces we simply cannot bear to part with. Members also enjoyed a field trip to Hyams Garden Center on February 3, and were treated to a wonderful “how to” presentation on hanging baskets.

In March we focused on springtime and daffodils, as Seabrook resident and garden club member, Julie Minch, delighted the attendees of our monthly program with everything you ever wondered about growing daffodils. Julie is a super master gardener and an esteemed member and judge for the American Daffodil Society. Members also marveled in the art of indigo dying while they attended a special silk and indigo workshop hosted by indigo expert, Caroline Harper. The scarves they created were nothing short of exquisite! Our focus at our April meeting was our philanthropy and support of the efforts at Trident Tech’s horticulture program. Our donations to this program provided worthy students financial support for their education in the horticulture field. Trident Tech faculty member, Tony Bertauski, presented a very informative program for our member attendees and guests.

The month of May featured a window box walking tour in downtown Charleston, hosted by Tours by Locals. The window boxes were gorgeous and so inspirational. We also enjoyed our special, annual end of year luncheon on May 12, with a delicious meal in the Atlantic Room in the Island House.  This event is always special, as we look around the room and see the faces of friends we’ve made, gardening tips we’ve shared, and the lives that have been touched by the enrichment efforts of this organization. The Seabrook Island Garden Club’s focus on developing programs and activities throughout the year that offer every member engagement, participation, learning, and entertainment is our goal.

And while we took a much deserved break over the summer, we would be remiss if we did not mention the return of our annual July 4th, Most Patriotic Mailbox contest, that we sponsor. We are thankful for all of our residents who participated in the contest, and for adding excitement and joy to the Independence Day celebration.

If you are interested in learning more about the Seabrook Island Garden Club, please join us at our “kickoff” meeting for the new season this Friday, September 9 at the Oyster Catcher Community Center. Refreshments will be available at 9:45 am and a “welcome” from our president, Karen Nuttall, begins at 10:00 am. There will be opportunities to become involved and sign up to join one of our many committees.  We look forward to seeing you there!  If you have questions, feel free to contact us:  seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com

The 2022-23 Seabrook Island Garden Club: Let’s Talk Some Dirt!

-Submitted by Beth Wright, Seabrook Island Garden Club Publicity

(Image credit: Seabrook Island Garden Club)

Turtle Patrol Inventories September 8 and 9

Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol will inventory Nest 70 on Thursday, September 8 at 4:00 pm and Nests 67 and 71 on Friday, September 9 beginning at 5:00 pm. Nest 70 is located in front of the private property sign about 20 yards south of the small cross at Camp St. Christopher. Boardwalk 9 is the nearest beach access. 
Nest 67 is located approximately 500 yards north of boardwalk 1 which is the nearest beach access. The team will then move to Nest 71 which is 200 yards north of boardwalk 3 which is the nearest beach access.

Click here to see a map showing the location of the boardwalks.

The timing of this inventory may be modified without notice in the event of inclement weather.

Turtle hatchlings typically emerge from the nest during the night to avoid exposure to daytime predators such as seagulls. This is called a boil because it really does look like a boiling event when the baby turtles emerge all at once from the nest which is a hole in the sand.

About three days after the boil, the Turtle Patrol team performs an inventory. They count the empty shells as well as the eggs that have not hatched for a report to DNR. Sometimes, some of the hatchlings are still at the bottom of the nest and haven’t made it out yet. The inventory team helps these hatchlings down to the water’s edge where they can gather strength for their journey across the ocean. We can’t always promise there will be hatchlings to see, but when there are, it is very exciting!

We expect to continue to perform inventories until all nests are removed from the beach which typically occurs in mid-September.

-Submitted by Jane Magioncalda for SI Turtle Patrol