An Incentive to Declutter

Inclement weather, spending more time indoors and contemplating Brown and White Pickup may inspire you to declutter. The Post and Courier published an article on this topic on Sunday, August 2, 2020. To read it, click here.

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown and White Pickup on Friday, consider some donation opportunities recommended in the article. One option is donating to the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore on Maybank Highway; you may visit their website or contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information. Another option is to donate to Goodwill just up the way near the Main Road and Maybank Highway intersection; you can look at Goodwill’s website for additional information here. Both organizations offer home pickup; just apply for it through their websites. It’s certainly a good time for all of us to “share the wealth.”

In addition to the options above, here are a few more from The Post and Courier article:

Below is a list of organizations and initiatives where people can donate or sell household items. People should contact facilities directly for policies and store hours amid the ongoing pandemic.

Community Thrift Store, 5300 Rivers Ave, North Charleston and 4650 Ladson Road, Unit No. 200, Summerville, SC

My Sister’s House, P.O. Box 71171, North Charleston, SC 29415

Plato’s Closet, 7800 Rivers Ave., Unit No. 1290, North Charleston

Once Upon a Child, 7800 Rivers Ave., Unit No. 1440, North Charleston

Dee Norton Advocacy Center, 677 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

East Cooper Community Outreach, 1145 Six Mile Road, Mount Pleasant

Lowcountry Orphan Relief

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Posted in Health and Wellness

Turtle Patrol Report for the Week Ending August 2

Update August 4 – There was significant damage to turtle nests from the storm. Several nests were washed over and a few washed away. The Turtle Patrol is in the process of salvaging as many as possible.

Monday, July 27
We have Nest 61! Kim Neath reported a crawl 50 yards
past the trash can on North Beach. Bill & Linda Nelson responded and found the eggs back in the grasses on the dune. It was left in situ.

Tuesday, July 28
Inventory Results
Nest 56 was found by Gary Bowers on 5/14. It hatched in 64 days.

Shells 144
Unhatched eggs 8
Dead hatchlings 0
Live hatchlings 0
Hatch % 94.7
Emergence % 94.7

Nest 57 was found by Carol Ann Hoffman on 5/28. It hatched in 56 days.

Shells 90
Unhatched eggs 18
Dead hatchlings 0
Live hatchlings 0
Hatch % 83.3
Emergence % 83.3

Nest 59 was found by Gloria Reynolds on 5/18. It hatched in 58 days.

Shells 69
Unhatched eggs 16
Dead hatchlings 11
Live hatchlings 3
Hatch % 82.9
Emergence % 64.7

Wednesday, July 29
Nest 10 was found by Melissa Andrews on 5/25. It hatched in 64 days.

Shells 91
Unhatched eggs 31
Dead hatchlings 1
Live hatchlings 6
Hatch % 72.8
Emergence % 67.2

Nest 12 was found by Amanda & Joshua Shilko on 5/31. It hatched in 55 days.

Shells 108
Unhatched eggs 18
Dead hatchlings 5
Live hatchlings 10
Hatch % 85.0
Emergence % 73.2

Nest 60 was found by Ginger Seabrook & Bob Mason. It was a wild nest.

Shells 70
Unhatched eggs 30
Dead hatchlings 0
Live hatchlings 5
Hatch % 70.0
Emergence % 65.0

Nest 6 was found by Sue Thomas on 5/18. It was covered by a growing dune and never hatched.

Shells 0
Unhatched eggs 141
Dead hatchlings 0
Live hatchlings 0
Hatch % 0
Emergence % 0

Nest 2 was found by Tory Kindley on 5/12. It hatched in 75 days.

Shells 73
Unhatched eggs 46
Dead hatchlings 1
Live hatchlings 49
Hatch % 60.8
Emergence % 19.1

Thursday, July 30
Nest 8 was found by Valerie & Mark Doane on 5/24. It hatched in 64 days.

Shells 80
Unhatched eggs 20
Dead hatchlings 0
Live hatchlings 19
Hatch % 79.2
Emergence % 60.3

Nest 11 was found by J Anna Smith on 5/28. It hatched in 59 days.

Shells 107
Unhatched eggs 41
Dead hatchlings 11
Live hatchlings 38
Hatch % 71.8
Emergence % 38.9

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

Posted in Nature, Organizations on Seabrook

Brown & White Pickup August 7

The next monthly Brown and White Pickup is Friday, August 7.

Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am. Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling.

Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 9 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground. 

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown and White Pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program. You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407. Sarah has saved more than 1,000 bikes from the landfill and reconditioned them for B4H!

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown and White Pickup on Friday, consider recycling it with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore. Contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information.

Click here for the 2020 SIPOA Garbage, Recycling, Yard Debris Pickup Schedule.

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Posted in SIPOA

Town of Seabrook Hurricane Isaias Advisory #6 – Final

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Hurricane Isaias Advisory #6 – Final
August 4, 2020 – 12:00 pm

The outer bands of Hurricane Isaias brushed the coast of Charleston County during the afternoon hours of Monday, August 3rd. The center of the storm remained offshore, which resulted in lower wind speeds and rainfall amounts in the Charleston region. The National Weather Service upgraded Isaias from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane at 5:00 pm on Monday, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, NC, shortly after 11:00 pm on Monday.

As of noon Tuesday, no significant damage has been reported on Seabrook Island and all roads leading to and from the island are clear of water and debris. The Town of Seabrook Island has resumed normal operating conditions and Town Hall re-opened for regular office hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) on Tuesday.  

The Town of Seabrook Island maintains lists of local contractors who are licensed to offer emergency blue tarp services (such as placing temporary protective coverings over damaged structures) and tree removal services following a hurricane or other disaster. If your home or property suffered damage as a result of the storm, please click here to view the town’s licensed contractor lists.

This is the final advisory for Hurricane Isaias.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

 

Posted in Town of SBI, Weather

Isaias Brought NJ-Style Waves to SI

Seabrook Island escaped Isaias relatively unscathed with little more than rain, big waves, and some minor flooding. The Greater Charleston area was similarly spared. Read The Post and Courier article here.

Tidelines subscriber Dean Morr sent these photos taken from Boardwalk #8 on  Monday evening about 9pm.

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Posted in Weather

Crooners & Currents August 6

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is releasing pre-recorded videos of CJO performances every week on their YouTube channel and Facebook page, free of charge, to provide comfort and connection during these uncertain times.

This week’s CJO “From the Archives” performance is from the 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival. On January 25, 2019, Robbie Madison and Kanika Moore performed to a sold out crowd at Dockery’s on Daniel Island. Join them for:

CROONERS & CURRENTS: Robbie Madison and Kanika Moore
Thursday, August, 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Crooners & Currents was a truly special performance as Robbie Madison and Kanika Moore celebrated the singers of yesteryear and today! Classics by Al Jarreau, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra intertwined with music by Esperanza Spaulding, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and Michael Bublé. Click here and enjoy the music.

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Town of Seabrook Island Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #5

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Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #5
August 3, 2020 – 2:00 pm

On Monday afternoon, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in a countywide conference call organized by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (CCEMD). During the call, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston Office briefed local officials on the current forecast for Tropical Storm Isaias. The key messages from this update were:

  • Tropical Storm Isaias remains a strong tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The storm is currently located approximately 130 miles south of Charleston and is moving in a northerly direction at 13 mph. At this time, NWS anticipates that Isaias may strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall later this evening in northeastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina.
  • Charleston County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning. The Charleston region is currently experiencing the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias. Based on the current forecast, tropical storm force winds (39+ mph) are most likely to occur Monday afternoon and into the early evening. Sustained winds of 45-55 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph, are most likely to occur in areas along the coast. Strong winds will have the potential to cause damage to structures, uproot trees and cause power outages.
  • Charleston County is currently under a Storm Surge Warning and Flash Flood Watch. Tropical Storm Isaias is currently moving faster than originally forecasted. It is anticipated that the strongest winds will be past the Charleston area prior to this evening’s high tide; however, coastal inundation of 1-2 feet and beach erosion remain a possibility along the coast.
  • The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur Monday afternoon and into the early evening hours. The region may see a total of 3-6” of rain, with higher amounts possible in localized areas.
  • Beachgoers should be aware of the possibility of dangerous rip currents and high surf. Heavy winds may also cause tents and other beach equipment to become airborne. The town’s Beach Patrol personnel will remain on the beach as long as it is safe for them to do so. (For more information about rip currents, including what to do if you or a loved one is caught in a rip current, please click here for additional information from the U.S. Lifesaving Association.)

Seabrook Island Town Hall was CLOSED at 2:00 pm on Monday. At this time, town offices are expected to reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday. If conditions warrant, any changes to the town’s operating hours will be posted on the town’s website and social media channels.

Residents, property owners and visitors should continue to monitor local media outlets for updates on Tropical Storm Isaias. Forecasts are updated regularly on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov. Individuals are also to advised to avoid any unnecessary travel.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911. Emergency calls to 911 should be reserved for life-threatening situations, or for the reporting of a crime or fire. Do NOT call 911 if you have water in your home unless your life is in danger. Do NOT call 911 to report a power outage. Power outages should be reported directly to Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

The Town of Seabrook Island maintains a list of local contractors who are licensed to offer emergency blue tarp services (such as placing temporary protective coverings over damaged structures) and tree removal services following a hurricane or other disaster. To view a list of licensed contractors, please click here.

Official updates regarding Tropical Storm Isaias from the Town of Seabrook Island will continue to be posted on the following channels:

Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.

The next town advisory is anticipated to be distributed by 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4,  unless conditions warrant an earlier update.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

 

Posted in Town of SBI, Weather

A Summer with Southern Authors John Warley

A Summer with Southern Authors, the series developed by the Charleston Library Society in cooperation with Evening Post Books and Buxton Books, will continue with another virtual conversation on Thursday, August 6, at 4:30 pm.

Join John Warley, author of The Home Guard and Stand Forever, Yielding Never, as he has a conversation with Polly Buxton of Buxton Books about his incredible stories, fiction and nonfiction alike. With a historian’s eye for detail, Warley has written a story set in and around Beaufort during the Civil War in his book The Home Guard. His history of the Citadel, Stand Forever, Yielding Never, is rich in intimate details of the institution and its leadership. He’ll discuss both books in this session. To RSVP, click here.

For more information on the program, click here.

Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.”  For more information, see their website here.

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Posted in Events, Organizations, The Arts

SC 2020 Sales Tax Holiday Aug 7-9

During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of purchases are exempt from South Carolina’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax-free items range from clothing, accessories, and shoes to school supplies, backpacks, and computers. As long as an item is eligible, it is tax-free whether purchased in-store or online. Click here for more information.

In past years, South Carolina shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the holiday weekend.

Items such as jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, and layaway purchases are not exempt.

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(Image art: dor.sc.gov website)

Posted in In the News

Trash and Recycling Pickup As Usual Tomorrow

Trash and recycling will be collected as usual on Monday, August 3, 2020.

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Posted in SIPOA

SI Club Hours Monday and Tuesday

From the Club:
In preparation for the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias, the Club’s hours of operation have been adjusted for Monday, August 3, and Tuesday, August 4, as listed below. Please understand that these hours are subject to change based on changes in storm progression and post-storm conditions, such as our employees’ ability to access the Island, status of utilities, damage, and required clean-up.

Tidelines publishes information on inclement weather and its impact from various entities and for various entities. We recognize there is a chance for some redundancy.

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Posted in Seabrook Island Club

Town of Seabrook Island Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #4

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Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory #4
August 2, 2020 – 3:00 pm

On Sunday afternoon, officials from the Town of Seabrook Island participated in another countywide conference call organized by the Charleston County Emergency Management Department (CCEMD). During the call, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston Office briefed local officials on the current forecast for Tropical Storm Isaias. The key messages from this update were:

  • Tropical Storm Isaias was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday evening. Isaias remains a strong tropical system with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm is currently located approximately 350 miles south of Charleston and is moving in a northerly direction at 8 mph. At this time, Isaias is not expected to regain hurricane status as it approaches Georgia and the Carolinas.
  • Charleston County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning. The Charleston region is expected to begin seeing the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias around midday on Monday. Based on the current forecast, tropical storm force winds (39+ mph) are most likely to occur Monday evening and into the early morning hours on Tuesday. Sustained winds of 45-55 mph, with gusts up to 70 mph, are most likely to occur in areas along the coast. Strong winds will have the potential to cause damage to structures, uproot trees and cause power outages.
  • Charleston County is currently under a Storm Surge Watch and Flash Flood Watch. Depending on the ultimate timing and track of the storm, high tides and heavy rain may cause inundation on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Coastal flooding and beach erosion are possible along the coast.
  • The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. The region may see a total of 3-6” of rain, with higher amounts possible in localized areas.
  • Beachgoers should be aware of the possibility of dangerous rip currents. Heavy winds may also cause tents and other beach equipment to become airborne. The town’s Beach Patrol personnel will remain on the beach as long as it is safe for them to do so. (For more information about rip currents, including what to do if you or a loved one is caught in a rip current, please click here for additional information from the U.S. Lifesaving Association.)
  • As with any storm, the track of Tropical Storm Isaias remains uncertain. However, the entire coast of South Carolina remains within the “cone of uncertainty.”

The Town of Seabrook Island has increased its emergency readiness status to reflect that tropical storm impacts are likely. At 1:30 pm today, the town convened a meeting of its Disaster Recovery Council to discuss continued preparations with community organizations and agencies.

At this time, Seabrook Island Town Hall is expected to remain open for regular business hours on Monday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm). If conditions warrant, any change to the operational status of Town Hall will be posted on the town’s website and social media channels.

At this time, residents, property owners and visitors are advised to monitor local media outlets for updates on Tropical Storm Isaias. Forecasts are updated regularly on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov. Residents, property owners and visitors are also encouraged to review their preparedness plans. Additional resources are available at the following links:

Official updates regarding Hurricane Isaias from the Town of Seabrook Island will continue to be posted on the following channels:

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.

The next town advisory is anticipated to be distributed by 3:00 PM on Monday, August 3rd, unless conditions warrant an earlier update.

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

 

Posted in Town of SBI, Weather