Do You Know…? Rules of the Road

Do you know… our traffic rules apply to pedestrians, bicycles, cars and even skateboards?

Our meandering island roads are beautiful and are generally wide enough for two cars to pass each other comfortably. It is a little different when there are walkers, runners, and cyclers on the road. SIPOA has rules that will keep everyone safe:

  • Bicycles and tricycles have the right-of-way at all traffic islands. Vehicles must not pass bicycles and tricycles at traffic islands and must maintain a safe distance behind bicycles and tricycles at all times.
  • Bicycle riders must ride single file going with the traffic, stop for stop signs, and obey other applicable traffic rules.
  • Pedestrians and joggers must walk or run facing traffic and have the right-of-way over all vehicles.
  • Roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, and non-motorized scooters may be used on Seabrook Island roads. Their use is restricted to daylight hours, traveling single file and facing oncoming traffic.

These are taken from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Section III. D. 1-4.

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

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Local Artist Reception Supporting MUSCs Shawn Jenkins Childrens Hospital – Feb 20

Local Artist Reception Supporting MUSC’s Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
Wednesday, February 20
4:30 – 7:00 PM
NV Realty Group Office on
Seabrook Island Road
Jack Nicklaus wine and hors d’oeuvres
will be served
Click here for more information.

A highly regarded watercolorist, Anita Laudone Harley works figuratively with shapes and spots of color in the tradition of Bonnard, Vuillard and Sargent. In that way she integrates the decorative with the authority of human emotion. The subtlety of her watercolor draws the viewer in close, and their seeming ephemerality is evocative of memory. The connection is at once intimate and fragile yet powerful.

NV Realty Group’s Local Art Initiative series benefits The Campaign to build the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. As a member of the island communities, NV Realty Group supports both local artists and their primary charities. All artwork will be for sale by the artist and 25% of all sales will be donated to the cause. Over $12,000 has been raised through the NV Realty Group Artist Reception and Exhibition endeavor.

-Submitted by Bob Nitkewicz

(Image credit:  ArtGuildmag website)

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What Was That Sound??

On Monday afternoon many of us heard a big boom that shook our houses.  What was it?   an earthquake? an explosion? a sonic boom?  Well, it was a sonic boom.  Click on the link below to an article in The State and you’ll learn all about it.

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The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Foundation Presents the 2018 Angel Oak Award

Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Foundation President Bob Leggett and 2018 Angel Oak Recipient W. Allen Reed are interviewed by Live 5 News at the annual awards banquet.

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Foundation celebrated the presentation of its annual Angel Oak award at a dinner-dance held at the Seabrook Island Club on February 13. The Angel Oak Award recognizes a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the people or quality of life of Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Kiawah Island, and/or Seabrook Island. As a part of the award, the Exchange Club Foundation makes a $5,000 donation to a local charitable organization or organizations of the recipient’s choice.

The 2018 recipient is Mr. W. Allen Reed who created and manages the Angel Oak Summer Reading Program at Angel Oak Elementary School on John’s Island. In his remarks, Mr. Reed described how a combination of struggling students, the chronic teacher shortage, increased classroom size, and low funding levels led to underperformance in reading and math for students at Angel Oak Elementary. This was compounded by the learning loss associated with the summer break.

To date, over 300 students have participated in the program and the results have been impressive, with more than 80 percent of participating students improving their reading and math test scores. In 2018, 19 percent of participating students showed a greater than one-year improvement in their reading and math skills after completion of the program.

The Angel Oak Summer Reading program is an example of public and private sectors coming together to make a real impact on the community. Mr. Allen’s vision and passion are at the heart of the effort, and the primary reason for its success.

-Submitted by Thad Peterson

(Photo Credit: Live 5 News)

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Historic Charleston Foundation: Tour Tradd Street – March 13

Tour Tradd Street – March 13, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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The Historic Charleston Foundation presents a Tour of Tradd Street.  Tradd Street stretches from the Ashley to the Cooper rivers, and is one of the original carriage ways laid out in the 1680 “Grand Modell” of Charles Town. Tradition says the street was named for Robert Tradd, said to be the first child of European descent born in the Province. lt may instead have been named for his father, Richard Tradd, who by 1679 was living at the northeast corner of present-day Tradd and East Bay. Early deeds refer to “the little street that runs from Cooper River past Mr. Tradd’s house.” Today, this neighborhood contains the greatest concentration of early 18th century houses in the city, many of which were once home to seafaring merchants, royal office holders and gentry.

Ticketholders for Tour of Tradd Street will need to pick up Passports and tour maps at the Festival ticket office located in The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation at 108 Meeting Street on March 12th or 13th.

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Gibbes – Works of Anna Heyward Taylor

The Gibbes Museum is mounting an exhibition of the work of South Carolina native Anna Heyward Taylor from January 18 to May 12, 2019. This exhibition focuses on Taylor’s visits to British Guiana as she created a substantial body of work during these trips. Taylor traveled to British Guiana as a staff artist for the scientific expedition led by naturalist William Beebe. There she created sketches and watercolor paintings of jungle foliage and animals. Once back in the United States she created batiks and woodblock prints based on her observations.

Anna Heyward Taylor Jan 2019

Anna Heyward Taylor (b. 1879 – d. 1956)

Drawn from the Gibbes Museum’s collection, this exhibition features stunning watercolor paintings that have never been on view to the public. Several paintings on loan from The Charleston Museum provide insight into Taylor’s scientific interests as well as her artistic pursuits. For the first time, this exhibition brings together Taylor’s watercolors, batiks, and woodblock prints inspired by her adventurous travels in British Guiana, marking the life of a truly remarkable artist, scientist, and explorer.

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House in March

Joseph Manigault House
350 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC

March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
2:00 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March to focus on the lives of the women who made history at the Joseph Manigault House. Learn about Charlotte Drayton Manigault, her daughter Ann, her slave Affy, and the daily lives of ladies of the early 1800s.  Hear the stories of how the house was saved by Susan Pringle Frost, Nell McColl Pringle, and Princess Henrietta Pignatelli.  See images and hear stories of the house when it was used as a Red Cross Training Facility, women’s dormitory, and USO post during World War II.

This tour is free for members of The Charleston Museum and free with admission to the Joseph Manigault House. No registration necessary.

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The Pearl Theatre Grand Opening – March 18

Don’t Miss Charleston Stage’s Grand Opening of The Pearlstine Theatre

“The Pearl”

Benefitting Charleston Stage’s Education Programs, Which Reach Over 18,000 Lowcountry Youth Annually

Featuring Performances By

Mayor John Tecklenburg

The Hungry Monks

The Plantation Singers

Charleston Stage’s Resident Professional Acting Company

Members of Charleston Stage’s 8 and 9 Grade Performance Troupe (featuring Julie Mathias, Clarinet)

Monday March 18, 2019

The Pearlstine Theatre

1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard Suite 11

Charleston, SC

6:30 pm Cocktails and Light Hors d’Oeurves

7:30 pm Curtain

Post Show Champagne Toast and Dessert Reception


Benefactors (4 tickets) $1,000

Patrons (2 tickets) $500

Individual Tickets:

$175 per person

$125 for Adopt-A-Seat Patrons

To purchase tickets, please contact our Donor Relations Manager, Sara Berkowitz, at or (843) 647-7363.

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Black History Month at Middleton Place

Middleton Black History Month Film Feb 2018Beyond the Fields Documentary Screenings at Middleton Place

The Beyond the Fields Documentary is an award-winning film which takes the interpretation of the slave experience and brings it to a new medium, with new insights from present-day historians, researchers, preservationists, and historic site interpreters, along with descendants of the Middleton family and of African Americans with roots at Middleton Place. It offers a fresh perspective on what life was like here when slaves built and sustained Middleton Place, Charleston, and the economy of the entire region.

Visitors to Middleton Place can view the film, which will be shown in the Pavilion, every Tuesday and Thursday @ 11:30 am & 1:30 pm throughout the month of February. (Note: no showing on Feb. 28). The film screening is included in General Admission to Middleton Place and is part of the Black History Month programming. For more information click here.

Middleton Black History Month presentation Feb 2018Another Perspective: The Daily Life of an Enslaved Person

This 20 minute theatrical presentation focuses on the daily life of an enslaved person.  Told from a first person point of view, this presentation focuses on the daily hardships faced by an enslaved person, while also addressing the complexities of the institution of slavery.

Presentations given every Sunday at 1:30 pm and Wednesday at 2:30 pm throughout the month of February.Presentation  is included with General Admission to Middleton Place as part of the Black History Month programming. For more information click here.

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Charleston Gaillard Center – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Feb 26-27

The Charleston Gaillard Center presents
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
February 26-27

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms. Continue reading

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Full Moon Bonfire – Tuesday, February 19 – Boardwalk 1

Full Moon Bonfire:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sunset – 6:09 pm
Moonrise – 6:24 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 8:16 pm
~ Full Snow Moon ~

Hopefully the full moon’s name will be the only snow we see on Seabrook this year. After a rainout in November, a busy December and a fridgid January, we are ready to resume a nice bonfire on the beach with friends and neighbors. We will start the bonfire near sunset and will go on until at least 9:00. The bonfire will be between Boardwalk 1 and 2. People ask if bonfire will be held if it’s cold or rainy….if the weather is so cold (i.e. below 40) or rain is threatening, the bonfire will be cancelled as no one would be comfortable attending.

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:

Thursday, March 21 (scheduled a day after full moon to avoid conflict with SINHG)
Saturday, April 20 (scheduled a day after full moon to avoid conflict with Good Friday)
Saturday, May 18

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
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History Matters Lecture – Ansonborough: Birth to Rebirth – March 7

History Matters Lecture –
Ansonborough: Birth to Rebirth
March 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 The Historic Charleston Foundation presents a very special History Matters lecture on March 7th. Christina Butler will be debuting her new book,  Ansonborough: Birth to Rebirth, which chronicles the neighborhood’s history from its colonial origins, when Lord Anson planned the town’s first ‘suburb’, to the present.  The book describes the area’s character, surroundings, and  historic architecture. Ansonborough: Birth to Rebirth is a joint collaboration between HCF and the Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association (HANA) in commemoration of HANA’s 50th anniversary (April 2019).

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