Next Adopt-A-Highway on November 7

It is once again time to help clean up Betsy Kerrison Parkway! We will gather out in front of The Lake House between 8:00 and 8:30 am on Saturday, November 7, to pick up our supplies, receive our assignments and head out to Betsy Kerrison Parkway on what will, no doubt, be yet another beautiful day. 

Please wear sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing. We would all appreciate those participating wearing a mask and socially distancing at The Lake House. We hope to see a great turnout! If you have any questions, please contact Rich Siegel at richard.siegel2552@gmail.com or 716-969-4731.

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Posted in Organizations on Seabrook

Gibbes: Lecture Series on Ancient Culture and Art

Byzantine and Early Christian Art, ca. 300-1500AD

Join art historian, archaeologist, and collector Dr. Steve Gavel for a fascinating lecture series on ancient culture and art. The class will focus on Byzantine and a bit of early Christian art, exploring the regions of Istanbul (Constantinople), Ravenna, Sicily, and Greece. Class size is limited to allow for proper social distancing and all participants are required to wear face coverings.

When: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, and 19 from 11:00 am—12:30 pm

Price: $175 members | $200 non-members mf-Gibbes

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

Posted in The Arts

Charleston’s Museum Mile January 2021

During the month of January, 2021, Charleston’s finest cultural sites will come together once again for Museum Mile Month. Those who purchase a Museum Mile Month pass will be able to enjoy access to thirteen participating sites. Passholders can spend an entire month learning about the city’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits their schedule. 

Purchase price for tickets is $35 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under). Tickets can be purchased in advance via Charleston’s Museum Mile website through December 31, 2020, making these passes a great holiday gift. During the month of January tickets can only be purchased in person at the Kiawah Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, or Downtown Visitor Centers. Explore and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer with Museum Mile Month and show your support for Museums! Click here to purchase tickets.

-Submitted by Charleston Museum

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SI Garden Club Announces Halloween Porch Decorating Contest

Get Your Spooky Front Porches Ready!

Halloween is quickly approaching! The Seabrook Island Garden Club will be sponsoring a Halloween front porch decorating contest!

Seabrookers are asked to decorate and submit their front porch photos via email to seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com  to be entered into the contest. Submissions will be due by October 30, 2020. The winners will be announced on Halloween and receive fun prizes!

-Submitted by Cindy Zock, Seabrook Island Garden Club

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Posted in Organizations on Seabrook

Vote Early!


As advertised in The Post and Courier, anyone can vote early. See previous Tidelines post here for more information on In-Person Absentee Voting such as addresses and what to take with you.

-Tidelines Editors

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Posted in Events

Having Trouble With Comcast?

Comcast has several methods Seabrookers can use to tackle issues with Comcast service or billing. Typically the approach many people take is to call Comcast directly if they have problems with connectivity, billing, and/or devices.  You can still do that, but you might want to try one of these other techniques for a faster resolution to your issue:

 Xfinity My Account App

This app lets you pay your bill, manage appointments, view account details as well as troubleshoot any issues you are having with your service.  Comcast reports that 70% of issues are service and outage related.  This app allows you to check outages in your area so you can tell if the issue is in your device or the service area as a whole.  If your problem is in your device, they can send a signal to reset the connection.  In addition, they will call you if they can’t help you through the app. To read more about the Xfinity My Account App, check out these links:

  • What can the Xfinity My Account do? Click here.
  • How can I get the app? Click here.
  • How to fix TV service? Click here.
  • How do I view or pay my bill? Click here.

Account Manager
Comcast has a new Account Manager dedicated to the Seabrook/Kiawah area.  Her name is Tammy Peak and you can text or call her at 843-312-2604.  Her email address is tammy_peak@cable.comcast.com. She will get back to you as soon as possible as her service area includes Seabrook/Kiawah private homes and rentals.

Website
Their website has almost everything you may need.  You can manage your account, receive support for all the devices you have with Comcast, troubleshoot problems, and even set up a chat with a customer service representative.

Shop Their Store
Comcast has two stores in the area.  One is in Mt. Pleasant and the other in North Charleston.  Click here for addresses and store hours.

Telephone
You can contact Comcast by phone.  Their number is 1-800-934-6489

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Posted in In the News

Gibbes: Distinguished Lecture Series November 11


The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that renowned art collector Martin Z. Margulies will be the keynote speaker at the museum’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series, taking place at the Charleston Gaillard Center on November 11, 2020. In addition to safety precautions for those attending the lecture in-person, tickets for a virtual screening will also be available.

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Show: 6:00 pm. Staggered arrival times will be scheduled by the Charleston Gaillard Center Ticketing Office and communicated to patrons at the time of ticket purchase.
  • Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
  • Pricing: $50 in-person, $10 virtual live stream

Tickets will go on sale to Gibbes members on Monday, September 21 and will open to the general public on Friday, September 25. Tickets will be available on the Gaillard website. 

There will be limited tickets available to ensure guests remain socially distanced. The Gaillard Center’s team will ensure all safety precautions are taken, including increased cleaning of the full facility before the lecture, staggered suggested arrival times and temperature checks. Face coverings will be required, and disposable masks will be provided by the Gaillard to anyone who does not have one.

A high-quality virtual stream will also be available. This will make the program available to a much larger audience statistically and geographically, including student groups and community organizations that might not otherwise have access to this engaging program – all without the limitations of location and space.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum
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Posted in The Arts

History of Charleston – Twenty-fourth of the Series

Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.

The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to each article of the series as it becomes available.

To read this twenty-fourth installment, “Charleston Struggles As South Carolina Fights Federal Government” click here.

To read the previous twenty-three articles, go to our website, www.tidelinesblog.com, and type “history” in the search box on the right.

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Posted in History

SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting October 19, 2020

The SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 1:00 pm via teleconference.

To view the agenda, login to GateAccess.net and click on the Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting 10/19/20 link under “Community News” on the main Overview page.

If you do not have your Gate Access login information, please email receptionist@sipoa.org.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Posted in SIPOA

Drug-Take Back Day October 24, 2020

Once again, Vincent’s Drug Store will be participating in the DEA’s Annual Campaign to properly dispose of unneeded medications. Bring your unused or expired medications (no liquids) to the store for proper disposal on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

This is the time to check your medicine cabinet for unused or expired prescriptions. Not only are they taking up space, but they can be harmful if someone else, other than whom they were prescribed for, accidentally takes them.

The problem is how to dispose of them. Throwing them in the trash is obviously not the solution. Once they are in the landfill, they can be picked up by people or animals. Flushing them down the drain can pollute the water system.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe way to dispose of these prescription drugs. The April 2019 Take-Back Day brought in 937,443 pounds (468.72 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
is Saturday, October 24, 2020

Drop off your unused or expired medications (no liquids)
at Vincent’s Drug Store in Freshfields Village
between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Call Vincent’s if you have questions 843-243-0007

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Posted in Events, Freshfields

Check Out These Farmers Markets

It’s harvest season and farm-fresh produce is available at numerous farmers markets around Charleston.

Sea Island Farmers Market is open year-round. This fresh air market takes place Saturdays 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and is hosted at Charleston Collegiate’s campus located at 2024 Academy Road, Johns Island. Follow on Facebook and Instagram for updates on market vendors.

Charleston Farmers Market has recently returned to Marion Square albeit with limited vendors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Charleston Farmers Market is currently open on Saturdays from  8:00 am to noon as an “essentials-only” market. Masks are required, and for the time being, shoppers will need to abide by one-way browsing to help maintain 6-foot social distancing between shoppers.

West Ashley Farmers Market can be found at the Charleston Tennis Center, 19 Farmfield Avenue, on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. West Ashley will be an “essentials only” market for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing pandemic. Free parking is available at the tennis center.  Remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing. Follow WA Farmers Market on Instagram. Continue reading

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Seismic Lawsuit Win

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On Tuesday, October 6, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel of South Carolina issued a conditional dismissal of a lawsuit on seismic testing permits, saying the case was “moot” since the permits are ending on November 30, 2020.

Five companies involved in the lawsuit needed an Incidental Harassments Authorization (IHAs), but they cannot be extended, renewed or reissued before the November deadline.

Seismic blasting is a process of loud, continuous blasts of acoustic pulses that can lead to finding oil and gas along the ocean floor. Those against seismic blasting say the blasts disrupt marine life.

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and sixteen coastal municipalities, including Seabrook Island, were named in the suit.

Click here for more information.

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Posted in In the News, Town of SBI