Support the LMMN to Win Service Award

The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is dedicated to protecting local marine mammals for future generations through science, awareness, and conservation. They provide education and outreach to beach visitors on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands about strand feeding dolphins. They also serve as the primary first responders to over fifty sick and injured dolphins and whales along coastal South Carolina each year.

LMMN is one of five finalists in the Land Rover Defender Service Awards in the category Animal, Wildlife, and Marine Welfare. They are the only so recognized organization from South Carolina and the only marine mammal organization of the five finalists. If they win this award they will win a Land Rover and $25,000, which will be used to deliver needed help and treatment to dolphins and whales all along the South Carolina Coast, including Seabrook Island.

If you would like to support LMMN in their quest to win this award, voting is now open. Public voting will take place through Wednesday, October 4, to determine the ultimate winners of the six categories of the 2023 Defender Service Awards. You can vote everyday until October 4. To view the finalist videos and vote, please visit Defender Service Awards.

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(Image credit: LMMN)

Kiawah Island Podcast with Andell Inn Owner

Periodically, the Town of Kiawah Island hosts a podcast with people or issues that are of interest to the residents in the area.

In this episode, Town of Kiawah Island Council Member Michael Heidingsfelder speaks with Andell Inn Owner Don Semmler about Don’s background, the history and future of the inn, and his insights on how the island has changed over time. 

Click here to listen.

Click here to watch.

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Berkeley Electric Website

Are you like most people and only go into the Berkeley Electric Cooperative website when you have a question about your service or your bill? Interestingly, there is a wealth of information there that you may find helpful on their website.

  • Sign up for the Operation Round Up program. “Small change that changes lives” is the foundation on which the program was built. Members agree to round up their monthly electric bill to the next highest dollar to help pay for such items as home repairs, HVAC repair or replacement, and building wheel chair ramps for qualified individuals. You can find more information on the My Community dropdown menu.
  • Register for Peak Alerts to help hold down the cost of power. You will receive a notice that shows the projected time of a peak so you can voluntarily delay the use of appliances, such as dishwashers and clothes dryers.
  • Berkeley Electric Co-op has partnered with Redwood Materials to recycle lithium-icon battery and rechargeable device recycling. Battery recycling bins are available in each of the Co-op’s district offices. The closest one to Seabrook Island is at 1135 Main Road, Johns Island.
  • Are you thinking of buying an electric vehicle (EV)? The website has information about choosing an EV as well as finding rebates, tax credits, incentives and discounts. It also gives you information about installing a level 2 24oV charging system in your home. Once on the website, click on the My Energy dropdown.
  • Do you need to know where you can charge your EV when you are not at home? To find a charger anywhere in the United Sates and Canada, click on the My Energy dropdown.

    There is additional information about a variety of topics on their website. Check it out!

    -Tidelines Editors

World Affairs Council of Charleston Fall 2023

World Affairs Council of Charleston is pleased to announce its Fall 2023 events schedule.

Program Details 

Topic: “Why Africa Matters” presented by Christopher Day
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Time: 5:15 – 7:00 pm 
Location: The Citadel Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston

Topic: “Volvo Cars: From Sweden to South Carolina” presented by Katie Ovenden. This is an International Business Luncheon.
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St, Charleston
Click here to register for the business luncheon presentation. Reservations and prepayment are required. Payment can be made on-line at: or by mailing a check to the World Affairs Council of Charleston, P.O. Box 21260, Charleston, SC 29413-1260.

Topic: “Putin’s War: Russia Against The West and With The Rest” presented by Angela Stent
Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 5:15 – 7:00 pm 
Location: The Citadel Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston

The World Affairs Council of Charleston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to educate and engage the wider Charleston community through timely non-partisan activities on world affairs and international relations.

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Kiawah Arts Council September Events

The Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council is presenting the following events in September:

Piano Bar – Gary Pecorella performs on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. Not meant to be concerts, Piano Bars are to enjoy with friends and offer an opportunity to meet neighbors outside your circle for some island socializing.  Bring your beverage of choice and a snack to “tide” you over.

 The Alva Anderson Quartet with Special Guest Mark Sturbank will be at The Seabrook Island Club on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now. Join vocalist and violist Alva Anderson for an evening of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and original music. Originally from the Bronx, her style is influenced by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Ruth Brown. More info here.

The Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council works to enhance community appreciation and involvement in the performing arts within the Town of Kiawah Island and its environs by providing a diversity of planned programs.  

To see the complete 2023-2024 Season Planner of Arts and Cultural Events calendar, click here.

-Submitted by Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council

TOKI Arts Council Ticket Releases

The Alva Anderson Quartet with Special Guest Mark Sturbank
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The Seabrook Island Club | 7:30 pm
Tickets on Sale Now
Cost: $15 Join vocalist and violist Alva Anderson for an evening of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and original music. Originally from the Bronx, her style is influenced by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Ruth Brown. More info here.

The Small Glories Tuesday
October 10, 2023
The Seabrook Island Club | 7:30 pm
Tickets on Sale Now Cost: $30  
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band. More info here.

Tango Lovers: Volver Tuesday, October 12, 2023
West Beach Conference Center | 7:30 pm
Ticket Release: 8/18
Cost: $30 Appointed cultural ambassadors of Uruguay, Tango Lovers is thrilled to present “Volver”: transporting audiences through time and place with music, dance, costumes, and multimedia, uniting cultures and generations through the art of Tango. More info here.

Click here to download the 2023 – 2024 Season Planner

-Submitted by The Town of Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council

(Image credits: TOKI Arts & Cultural Events Council)

AEDs on Seabrook Island


Do you know… where to find an AED on Seabrook Island?

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, and is among the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, an AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.  AEDs provide voice instructions and visual prompts to the bystander who is providing aid.

Whether at home or out enjoying an activity on the island, if a cardiac arrest occurs, call 9-1-1 first. Every emergency vehicle is equipped with an AED and it is likely that they will arrive before you locate an available AED.

There are 29 AEDs on Seabrook Island that can be found at the following locations:

Amenity Office Building 1101 Landfall Way
Ground Floor Foyer

Camp St. Christopher
Welcome Center
Susanna’s House, Main Hall

Club Engineering Building
Main Office Hallway – garden area

Club Laundry
Staff Room – garden area

Equestrian Center
Main Barn – center aisle hallway

Golf Course
Crooked Oaks Course – hole #4 restroom
Crooked Oaks Course – tee box #10 restroom
Crooked Oaks Course – hole #14 restroom
Ocean Winds Course – hole #4 restroom
Ocean Winds Course – between hole #14 and tee box #15 restroom
Driving Range Restroom

Island House
First Floor – across from Carolina Room

Lake House
Fitness Hallway
Meeting Room Hallway – by back door

Ocean Terrace
Front Entrance – Seabrook Island Road

Oyster Catcher Community Center
Front Porch – to the left of front door
Pool Side Porch – by the restroom

Pelican’s Nest
Front Entry – left of Seabrook Shoppe

Racquet Club
Outside – to the left of front entrance
Inside – back office

Real Estate Office
Center of the Building – next to the center door

SIPOA Office Building – 1202 Landfall Way
Reception Area

SIPOA Security
Truck – 134
Truck – 135
Truck – 139

Town Hall
Front Hall
Summer Beach Patrol Vehicle

Information about using CPR and an AED when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs is available through the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.

Property owners should share this with visitors and rental guests.

Do You Know…? posts may be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website.

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Swim Across America Kiawah June 10

Join the Charleston-Kiawah Island Open Water Swim
and Fight Cancer with Swim Across America (SAA).

Swimmers of all ages and levels are invited to take part in the sixth Kiawah Island charity swim on Saturday, June 10, 2023.  Your participation will help “Make Waves to Fight Cancer” and raise money locally for cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The event will take place at Night Heron Park in Kiawah Island.  Mandatory check in is between 6:30 -7:30 am and the event starts at 8:30 am.  There will be a post event starting at 10:00 am.

You can be an in-person swimmer, volunteer or participate virtually. The swim options are .5 mile or 1.5 miles. The virtual option is called SSA My Way where you can choose your activity and timeline.

The mission of Swim Across America is to fund cancer reasearch, clinical trials and patient programs by hosting charity swims.

For more information about SSA and the event click here.

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A Note of Thanks from Sarah Quinn

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you so much for your magnanimous support of Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) over the last six years. B4H Charleston, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is a local chapter of the global movement to collect used bicycles and ship them to communities in need in Africa.

Experiencing the generosity of our community firsthand and working with all facets of this uniquely tangible project has been truly wonderful. I am going to college and therefore no longer available to collect bikes. The individual taking over is yet to be determined, but in the meantime, please feel free to contact Chris Tate, the head of the Charleston Chapter of Bicycles for Humanity at

Residents of Seabrook Island have donated 2600 bikes, 1000 pairs of shoes, and $42,000. Thank you all again for your continued generosity and support.

Sarah Quinn with some of the hundreds of bikes collected.

Sarah Quinn

Habitat Golf Tournament May 17

Please join us for our
27th Annual Golf Tournament!

Each year Sea Island Habitat hosts around 100 golfers at one of our local private courses to raise critical funding for our mission. This year please join us on May 27, 2023, at the beautiful Briar’s Creek course located on Johns Island.

We have sponsorship opportunities available and more information can be found by visiting

You can also contact Kristen, our Development Manager, with questions or for more information. or (843) 768-0998 x112.

SIHH Mission
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to empower people with limited resources to realize the dream of owning a home. Since 1978, you have helped us build safe, affordable, energy-efficient homes.

To date, we’ve built more than 390 homes and repaired more than 500 homes in Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island communities.

-Submitted by Sea Island Habitat for Humanity