Music & Movie At Freshfields This Week

Freshfields Village continues it Starlight Cinema Series this Wednesday, August 21, from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm.  The featured movie is Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. 

The Music on the Green Summer Series at Freshfields also continues this week with live music on Friday, August 23, by Shrimp City Slim from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Click here to find out more about the movie and the band.

Both events are complimentary and family-friendly. Vendors will be set up with food and beverages for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

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Posted in Freshfields, Recreation

Turtle Patrol Inventory – Sunday, August 18

The Turtle Patrol will inventory Nest 66 at 4 pm on Sunday, August 18. It was found by Mimi Montague, Karen Preston, and Lynn Madison on June 27th and it hatched in 49 days.

The nest is located 50 yards north of Boardwalk 6.

-Submitted  by Gary Fansler

Click here to view the SI Boardwalk map.


Posted in Nature, Organizations on Seabrook

SIPOA Board Of Directors Meeting

The August SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 19, 2019, will not take place. This summer meeting was only scheduled on an “if needed” basis.

The next Board Meeting will be Monday, September 16, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Lake House.

To see the complete schedule for the rest of 2019 and the first part of 2020, please click here.

– Tidelines Editors


Posted in SIPOA

Zumba & PiYoChi Suspended

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Zumba and PiYoChi on Thursdays will be suspended effective immediately.

Please check Tidelines for updates on Lake House Fitness Classes, including awesome new semi-private series.

Thank you in advance for your understanding!

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manage

Posted in Lake House

Do You Know…? School Bus Rules

Most of the schools in the area will begin their fall session this Monday, August 19.

The bell times for the Charleston County Schools in our area are as follows:

When school starts, so will the school buses.  As annoying as it may be to get stuck behind a stopped bus, it is not worth it to pass it. The most important reason is that children are unpredictable and can dart out onto the road. Another reason is that the fines are large.

According to the South Carolina Department of Education, these are the rules when you approach a school bus:

  • Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
  • Red flashing lights and extended stop arm indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off.
  • A motorist on any highway that has only two travel lanes, one in each direction, must stop for the bus whether approaching from the front or overtaking from the rear and remain stopped until the lights are no longer activated or the bus resumes motion.
  • Motorists traveling on multi-lane roadways (such as Betsy Kerrison Parkway), which have at least two lanes of travel in each direction, must stop for the bus if overtaking the bus from the rear and remain stopped until the lights are no longer activated or the bus resumes motion; however, motorists approaching a bus from the front, on this type of multi-lane roadway need not stop but proceed with caution.

Channel 2 News clarified a few of these points. The yellow flashing light means you don’t have time to get past the bus. According to state law, the yellow also means stop. The multi-lane roadway description above may or may not have a median.

Channel 2 News also said that the fines can run about $1,062.50 plus court costs plus 6 points against your license. They say if you pass a school bus a second time, the fine can be up to $10,000.  To see the full article from News 2, click here.


-Tidelines Editors

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Posted in Traffic, Travel

Seeking Photographs of King Tides

kingtidesCalling all photographers! The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) needs your help to capture photographs of King Tide events. To learn more about King Tides, click here.

DHEC is leading the South Carolina King Tides initiative to document through photos the effect that extreme tide events have on our state’s beaches, coastal waterways, private property and public infrastructure. For more information about this initiative and tips on taking effective King Tide photos, click here.

See below for predicted dates of King Tides. Use the mobile app on MyCoast:SouthCarolina to submit pictures from your smart phone.

  • August 28 – September 1, 2019
  • September 25 – October 2, 2019
  • October 26-31, 2019
  • November 25-28, 2019

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Weather

Fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services – September 12

Sunset Sonata.jpegOn September 12, 2019, Respite Care Charleston (RCC) will host Sunset Sonata: Dancing through the Decades, a prom-like event to benefit the non-profit organization’s programs and services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The event will be held at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park’s Cooper River Room at 7:00 pm and will feature a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with a signature prom cocktail and dance contests for songs from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Tickets are $65 per person if purchased on or before Aug. 16 and $75 after and may be purchased online at

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Posted in Events, Fundraisers

Charleston Water Week – September 7-15

Water Week Aug 2019If you love this region’s many tidal rivers, creeks, ocean views, harbor, and waterways – then this is the time to immerse yourself! Whether you’re a recreational enthusiast or leisure water buff, Charleston Water Week has something for everyone.

A variety of opportunities will occur the week of September 7 – 15, 2019 at various waterways and beaches. For more information and a list of all of the activities on the water, in the water, and by the water, click here.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Recreation

Charleston Museum Pet Photo Contest

Pet photo contestThe Charleston Museum invites proud pet parents to enter their best photos of their fur-ever friends for the Pets of Charleston Photo Contest! Inspired by the Museum’s current exhibit in the Lowcountry Image Gallery,  In the Company of Animals: Pets of Charleston, this photo contest celebrates the companionship between Charlestonians and their fur-ever friends.

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of Museum staff and posted on the Museum’s website and social media for online voting. Submissions will be accepted through October 4, 2019. Online voting will be open from October 22 – October 29 and the winning photo will be put on display in the Lowcountry Image Gallery through December 31, 2019.

For more information and to learn how to enter, click here.

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Posted in Events, The Arts

#11 Hurricane Hint: Know How the Community Responds to Natural Disasters

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The Town of Seabrook Island coordinates the Disaster Recovery Council, a group made up of staff and volunteers who represent the various entities and institutions on the island. The Council’s membership includes representatives from our Town government, Property Owner’s Association, Seabrook Island Club, Seabrook Island Utility Commission, Camp St. Christopher, our St. Johns Fire District Commissioner, and our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

These entities have worked together for several years to test and improve the Town’s Comprehensive Emergency Plan which is intended to guide preparation and response to disasters ranging from hurricanes to earthquakes, tornadoes, etc.

Both the Town and SIPOA have developed straightforward processes for the repair and reconstruction time period, including waiver of the Town’s Business License and Building Permit requirements for contractors who can show printed evidence of homeowner (or insurance company) authorization for projects designed to prevent additional damage to property following a disaster. The Town also has processes to streamline recovery when repair and restoration work is being done. SIPOA will station ARC staff at Town Hall to expedite ARC sign-off on urgent repair projects.

Before, during, and after an emergency, the Town will communicate information in a number of ways. They will use the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s CodeRED Emergency Alerts to provide up-to-the-minute emergency and weather warnings. The Town will also post information to its website, its 800 telephone number (888‐314‐3177), its Twitter account (@Seabrookislnd87 [this is correct: there is no ‘a’ in islnd]), the SIPOA Highlights e-blast, and in Tidelines.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

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Posted in Weather

STJFD New Medical Squad

On August 12, 2019, St John’s Fire District launched a quick response medical squad responding in STJFD’s service area, which includes Kiawah, Seabrook, Wadmalaw and John’s islands.

Due to the increased call volume for medical responses in the District, the program was initiated in an effort to improve response times, decrease the volume of emergency medical service (EMS) calls for fire suppression personnel, and reduce wear and tear on a full-size fire engine.

St. John’s Fire District recently purchased the two quick response SUV’s which allow for increased maneuverability and faster response times particularly in the District’s barrier islands, when visitors increase during the summer months. “We’re excited to launch this new emergency response service,” said Fire Chief Colleen Walz. “This program will benefit the community by providing a potentially faster and more efficient response to medical emergencies. I am proud of the hard work and dedication to the training of the STJFD personnel.”

In July of 2018, STJFD was awarded a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to provide additional medical training to STJFD personnel and equip the medical squads with equipment. Over 90% of STJFD personnel are certified to the Emergency Technician-Basic level or above. STJFD Squad 701 will be in service and stationed at St. John’s Fire District Station #4, located at 12 Sora Rail Road on Kiawah Island. An additional squad will be placed in service later this year.

-Submitted by Chief Fire marshal Ryan Kunitzer


Posted in Organizations

Introduction to Barre-Fit At The Lake House

Introduction to Barre-Fit

When: 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 (Wednesdays)

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Cost: $60

Barre workouts are currently one of the Hottest Fitness Trends, delivering incredible body-changing results with a low impact workout that is approachable for all fitness levels and ages.

Join certified Barre Instructor and Lake House Trainer, Kelly Bowling to learn the Fundamental Movements & Modifications of The Barre-Fit Method, in a fun, moderate-paced, semi-private environment. This 6-week workshop is intended for beginners & those who might need to brush up on their Barre-Fit Practice. Modalities will include Barre, Floor, Mat work, & Stretching.

This semi-private series is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, August 28. The final class is on October 2.

Please note, space in this semi-private is limited and preregistration is required. Cost for the entire 6-week series is only $60, with a minimum of 6 pre-registered participants & a maximum of 10. This series is not included in the monthly class pass. The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account. No drop-ins. This series is available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

For more information or to register, please contact Kelly Bowling at

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager

Posted in Lake House