Thank you!

Thank you, Chad Droze, for a very informative Tech Forum yesterday at the Lake House.  Sixty-one people signed up to learn how to set up a Twitter account, Tweet, and follow only the Twitter accounts that they choose.

Chad also taught everyone how to sign up for TidelinesAlert.  This is the Twitter account that Tidelines uses (in addition to the regular emails) to alert followers, in real time, to traffic situations, weather issues, and other emergency events.   You will still need to go to your email for all other posts.

Two test alerts were sent during the forum to ensure that everyone in the class was following TidelinesAlert and receiving notifications. We anticipate they will find it as helpful as those of you who are seasoned TidelinesAlert followers.

If you haven’t signed up for TidelinesAlert, click here for directions.

Tidelines Editors


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Harassing Strand Feeding Dolphins

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The Town received a letter from NOAA Fisheries regarding people on Seabrook harassing strand feeding dolphins. A YouTube video was cited as an example of the type of illegal activities that have been observed by trained observers from the Kiawah side of Cap’n Sams Inlet.

You can watch it by clicking here.

The videographer’s behavior is illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, because she is crowding the dolphins–getting right on top of them to take pictures. At one point a mature adult man is seen apparently jumping into the water along side of the dolphins. That’s not only illegal, but basically dumb; dolphins are wild animals, they can weigh 200-300 pounds, they have teeth, and when chasing bait fish they’re not likely to distinguish between the fish and some one’s fingers and toes.

The NOAA letter called on the Town to help educate Seabrookers on the importance of avoiding harassing strand feeding dolphins–basically to stay several feet away from the shore and not make disruptive gestures or noises. This article is submitted as a first step in that educational effort.

In addition, NOAA Fisheries would like to implement a “Dolphin Conservation Education Program” on Seabrook. This would involve 1-2 trained “educators” (Seabrookers) interacting with beach goers during prime strand feeding times stressing the importance of maintaining distance from the dolphins. I’ll put more details about this program in an upcoming Tidelines and Seabrooker article and will put it before the POA Environment Committee.

In the meantime, anyone interested is invited to contact Cheryl Munday at NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office: cheryl.munday@noaa.gov727-824-5335.

-Submitted by John Turner, Councilman, Town of Seabrook Island

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Correction to Turtle Patrol Inventory

Please note the following corrections to the Inventory on Thursday:

  • It is on Thursday, 8/17
  • Nest #43 is located 100 yards north of Boardwalk 6 not 250 yards south of Boardwalk 1.

My apologies.

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

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Turtle Patrol – Inventories on Thursday 8/16

We will be doing an inventory of nests #41, #43 & #46 starting at 8:30 am Thursday, August 16.

We will begin with nest #46 which is located north of Boardwalk 1. We will then move to nest #43 which is located 250 yards south of Boardwalk 1.  From there, we’ll head to the front of the Pelican Watch Villas to inventory nest #41.

To learn more about Seabrook Island turtles go to:

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

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Charleston Gallery Association’s Summer Wine Bouquet, 8/27

Charleston artists painting live, fine wine tastings, heavy hor d’oeuvres and dancing on the rooftop terrace to music by the Gin Boys!  On August 27, 2017, from 5 pm to 9 pm, the Charleston Gallery Association is sponsoring a “Summer Wine Bouquet” at the Mills House at 115 Meeting Street downtown.  Over twenty fine art galleries and international wineries are hosting a party not to be missed.

For tickets and information visit:

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-Tidelines Editors

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Island House Phones Have Been Restored


Important Announcement

Monday, August 14th, 2017


The Island House phones and internet have been restored.  Thank you for your patience.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Club

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Food & Beverage Temporary Phone Number 8/14

Important Announcement

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Island House phones and internet are still down, but the Pelican’s Nest is open for lunch.  The temporary phone numbers for each department are listed below.

Golf Shop 843-901-2709

Accounting 843-901-4341

Food & Beverage 843-901-3039

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Club

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#11 New Series – “More Hurricane Prep”

We have now concluded our series on general hurricane hints and are going to begin a new set of in-depth posts called “More Hurricane Prep” to better help you prepare for a hurricane.

To kick it off, we are providing a link to the brochure on Seabrook Island Emergency Preparedness that SIPOA put together for Disaster Awareness Day. It is helpful to full and part-time residents as well as renters and owners of rental property. In addition, it contains useful tips and resources such as phone numbers and websites.

Julie McCulloch, SIPOA Board of Directors, tells us that Seabrook Island Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has put a brochure in everyone’s mailbox.  She also said that they provided copies to rental property companies to put in renter packages.  If you’d like additional copies, you can pick them up at the SIPOA office, the Amenity Center, the Lake House or Town Hall.

To download the entire brochure, click here.

We have numbered all our hints on hurricane preparedness and will continue to do so with this new set of posts.  If you would like to see all of them, go to our website

They are located at the top, on the right-hand side under “Hurricane Hints.”

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

-Tidelines Editors


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Freshfields Village Music on the Green – Shrimp City Slim – August 18

Come up to the Village Green for a free concert Friday, August 18.  This week’s concert features Shrimp City Slim, the originator of Lowcountry blues. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event.

Enjoy Lowcountry blues and boogie from Gary Erwin and his veteran band, which have been on the Charleston scene since the late 1980s.  Their new (9th) CD is entitled “Star Marina”.

(Photo credit:  CVB website)

-Tidelines Editor

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5th Annual Chucktown Showdown Benefiting Surfers Healing, 9/16

Get ready to paddle around the famous Charleston Battery and other historical sites of the Harbor!

The 5th Annual Chucktown Showdown benefiting Surfers Healing (Folly Beach) will take place on September 16, 2017. The races are open to Stand-Up Paddleboards, Prones, Outrigger Canoes and Surfskis. The event features 3 Races:

– The Harbor Course (9.0 Miles)441c4fb3-0c7c-43d3-a79f-6412c7c71bd7
– The Battery Course (4 miles)
– The Kids SUP Race (1 mile)

Cash prizes awarded for the top SUP finishers of the 9-mile course!

After the races, browse vendor tents, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the music. Be sure to stick around for the awards ceremony and the raffle, great prizes will be given away!

To register for the race or volunteer opportunities:

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-Submitted by  Tidelines Editors

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Volunteers Needed for Respite Program at St. John’s Parish

As you know, Respite Care Charleston will be offering a social day program for people with dementia on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. John’s Parish Church. This program provides therapeutic activities for participants, while at the same time giving their caregivers a much-needed break. We are super-excited about the growth of this program and have a number of ways that YOU can be involved!

We are currently looking for a few dedicated individuals who would be interested in joining us on Tuesdays. No experience necessary–just a willingness to have fun and a desire to bring smiles to our participants’ faces! As a program volunteer, you will sit and converse with participants, sing when they’re singing, play when they’re playing, and just be an extra set of eyes and ears for the paid professionals on site.
B45A7472We are also seeking a couple of kitchen volunteers to assist us on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Kitchen volunteers aren’t responsible for providing meals, just for preparing/assembling them. We offer a morning snack in the am (coffee and a muffin), and a full meal during the noon hour. Having kitchen volunteers allows the staff to focus fully on the participants, which provides for a better overall experience for everyone.

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Turtle Patrol-Inventory of Nest 38, Mon., Aug. 14

We will inventory nest 38 on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 8:30 am. The nest is located between boardwalk 9 and the boat storage area at Camp St. Christopher.Turtle wave tally

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

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