Garden Club Most Patriotic Mailbox Award

SIGC 4th July Mailbox Awards May 2020

Seabrook Island Garden Club Announces:
Most Patriotic Mailbox Blue Ribbon Award

Flags are waving
and our pride is high
decorate your mailbox
for the 4th of July!

How to enter the contest:
Please send your address ONLY to:
The deadline is June 29, 2020.
The Seabrook Island Garden Club will be judging mailboxes July 2, 2020 and the first 30 addresses will be eligible for the Most Patriotic Mailbox Blue Ribbon Award. This is a great opportunity to show off your creativity and Patriotic spirit!

-Submitted by Kristen Gregory, SIGC Publicity Committee

Posted in Events, Organizations on Seabrook

Mayor Has Not Imposed Curfew Tonight, June 1

During an emergency meeting this afternoon, Charleston County Council adopted an ordinance declaring the existence of a State of Emergency due to civil unrest. As part of this ordinance, the county has imposed a curfew between the hours of 6:00 pm on Mon. June 1st and 6:00 am on Tue. June 2nd. This curfew will apply only to unincorporated areas of the county (ie. outside the corporate limits of a city or town).

As of 4:30 pm today, several municipalities throughout the county have implemented (or are in the process of implementing) curfews, including: Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, and Sullivans Island. Some municipal curfews will begin at 6:00 pm, while others are expected to start at 8:00 or 9:00 pm this evening.

At this time, the Mayor has not imposed a curfew within the town limits of Seabrook Island. The town will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and will distribute additional information if circumstances warrant.

Residents and visitors who are planning to drive to or from Seabrook Island between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning are strongly advised to check with local authorities before departing so as to avoid violating a county or municipal curfew. As a reminder, all areas of Johns Island and West Ashley will be subject to Charleston city and county curfews. Stores and restaurants at Freshfields Village, which is located in the town limits of Kiawah Island, may also close early due to a planned curfew.

For more information about the Charleston County curfew, please visit the Charleston County website. To view the county’s emergency ordinance, please click here.

Property owners and managers with rental guests should forward this information to their rental guests. Owners and managers of commercial establishments within the town, especially those with employees who reside in an area subject to a curfew, are also encouraged to share this information with their employees.

-Town of Seabrook Island



Posted in Town of SBI

All Club Operations To Close At 6:00 pm Tonight

All Club Operations To Close At 6:00 pm

Due to Charleston County issuing a curfew this evening from 6:00 pm-6:00 am, all Club operations will close by 6:00 pm this evening.

We will reopen for regular business hours in the morning.  Thank you for your understanding in keeping the safety of our staff and Club members a priority.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Club

Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricane Season Begins

Hurricane Hints BannerThe Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and runs until November 31. In fact, two weeks before the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, tropical storm Arthur became the first named storm of the year and then last week, tropical storm Bertha made landfall and deluged us with rain. What can we expect to happen this hurricane season and how can we prepare?

According to top forecasters from Colorado State University, an average hurricane season has 12 tropical storms, six of which are hurricanes. In 2019, there were 18 named storms, six of which were hurricanes. Early predictions indicate that 16 named tropical storms will form this year, eight of which will become hurricanes. An added challenge now is the COVID-19 health crisis and the need for social distancing, which adds another layer of complication especially should we need to evacuate. Based on our recent hurricane history in the Lowcountry, now is the time to plan and prepare for the likelihood of hurricanes in 2020.

In the past, the Town of Seabrook Island and the Town of Kiawah have hosted Disaster Awareness Day to help residents be prepared for any weather emergency. However, in light of COVID-19, this event will not be held this year.

Tidelines will again provide a series of articles outlining things you can do to be prepared for a weather emergency. The first two articles will provide checklists of preparations to perform early in the summer and then in mid-summer. The first will appear in early June and the other in late July. The third article will provide a checklist of actions to take as a storm approaches and will be published if and when needed. The fourth article will address the steps to take for evacuation and sheltering when deemed appropriate and will be published if and when needed. Our entire Hurricane Hints 2020 can be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website. Look for the dropdown menu. This dropdown also includes a comprehensive listing of resources pertinent to hurricanes.

Last, please keep in mind that the Tidelines staff, all volunteers, will make every effort to keep our followers informed of the status of storms, evacuation procedures, and recovery efforts during such an event assuming we have Internet capability. Please also check the Town of Seabrook Island’s website and watch for SIPOA’s e-blasts. In addition, both the Charleston County Emergency Management Department and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Hurricane Guide contain a wealth of information on hurricanes.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Weather

SIHAF Launches Online Auction Fundraiser June 1

SIHAF bannerFighting Island Hunger With Healthy Food and Clean Water One Meal At A Time

The need is great, and growing and there is a way you can help!

27% of Wadmalaw residents and 15% of Johns Island residents live below the poverty level. That’s nearly 4,000 people who struggle with hunger here on the sea islands. Founded in early 2015, the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) was formed to ensure that consistent and dependable sources of food reach the people in need. This need has grown by leaps and bounds during the current health crisis and with the critical unemployment levels, causing SIHAF to seek increased funding.

The foundation’s annual fundraiser, The Gullah Celebration, traditionally generates funds from sponsorships, donations, ticket and food sales, and a silent auction to sustain the programs and our partners for the year. Plans for 2020 were in full swing receiving pledges from faithful contributors and donations of auction items, when the pandemic hit the lowcountry and the world, ultimately forcing the cancellation of the Gullah Celebration 2020. With 2019-2020 funds running low, we are now proceeding with the silent auction, virtually. We invite you to participate in our Online Auction.

What: The 2020 Gullah Celebration Online Auction! There are getaways, gift certificates, beautiful upholstered chairs, jewelry, accessories, baskets, quilts, services, toys, golf and more! In addition, rare watercolors from the family of Marilyn Matthesen, who lived and painted local subjects on Kiawah Island, and rare photographs from the collection of Susan Budnick, donated to and by Kiawah Cares are available.

How: Click here to join the Online Auction. Simply follow the directions to enjoy a new online experience for a very worthy cause. Bid generously and often! Share the link with friends, family and neighbors.

When:  Bidding begins 8:00 am, Monday, June 1 and continues until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Pick up of items will be 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 13, in the Church of Our Saviour parking lot (4416 Betsy Kerrison Parkway).

Where: In the comfort of your own homeSit back and relax, perhaps with a cool beverage, and peruse the auction list. Shop for items of convenience and beauty, for gifts, and just for fun. Bid full value and more and enjoy your own generosity!

Donations to the SIHAF may be made at:

Submitted by Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation

Posted in Fundraisers, Organizations

Brown & White Pickup June 5

The next monthly Brown and White pickup is Friday, June 5.

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. See the SIPOA Garbage Schedule 2020 here.

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 Pick Up 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.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in SIPOA

Update on Curfew, May 31

As a follow up to our previous post, this is an update from Joe Cronin, Town Administrator.

Countywide Curfew in Effect Beginning at 6:00 pm on Sun. May 31

In conjunction with curfews issued by the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston, Charleston County Council has issued a countywide curfew from 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 31st, until 6:00 am on Monday, June 1st. The Town of Seabrook Island is located within Charleston County and is subject to this curfew.

A curfew requires people to stay indoors during the hours of the curfew; however, employees are permitted to travel to and from their places of employment. Residents and visitors of Seabrook Island are advised to stay indoors between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am to avoid violating the countywide curfew. Businesses may prefer to close so as not to encourage the public to be traveling to and from their places of business.

For more information, please visit the Charleston County website.

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

-Submitted by Joe Cronin, Town Administrator, Town of Seabrook Island


Posted in Town of SBI

Charleston County Curfew Tonight, May 31

Charleston County Council has confirmed there will be a county-wide curfew in effect from 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to 6:00 am on Monday, June 1, 2020.

This curfew applies to the entirety of Seabrook Island.

The City of Charleston has also announced a curfew for the City with a request that non-residents leave the peninsula by 6:00 pm.  Residents of Seabrook Island are urged to monitor local news to stay informed about this curfew.

For emergency response call 911

– Submitted by The Town of Seabrook Island

Posted in Town of SBI

New SIPOA Office Hours

SIPOA Banner June 2018

The office will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Please make sure to wear your mask if you need to come into the office, and keep your social distance. Only 9 persons are allowed in the building at a time, including staff. Please be patient while we process the person ahead of you. We are encouraging property owners/residents to refer to our website as much as possible for forms and general information.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in SIPOA

Erosion & Renourishment Webinar June 4

SCDNC Erosion-Renoursihment Webinar 2020

Join SCDNR for their “Bringing the Outside In” series:
Ways to connect with the outdoors while staying indoors!

Our educators and biologists are offering a series of online programs every Thursday at 3 p.m. Each program will last about 45-60 minutes with live chat options for an interactive participant experience.

Erosion and Renourishment: Unearthing Coastal Treasures
Thursday, June 4, 3:00 pm

First comes erosion, then comes renourishment. Katie Luciano from SCDNR’s geology team will explain the natural erosion processes happening in our coastal environments and the use of renourishment to keep some beaches from disappearing. Ashby Gale, owner and paleontologist at Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC, will share with us fossils unearthed in the process, from giant animals that roamed present-day South Carolina in the last Ice Age to remnants of sharks and whales that swam above our shorelines 30 million years ago.

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Posted in Nature

Gaillard Center Presents Lowcountry Listens Series

Charleston Gaillard Center presents Lowcountry Listens Series
Contemporary Violinist Daniel D.
June 3 at 6:00 pm

The Charleston Gaillard Center will present Lowcountry Listens, a free, virtual music series showcasing local artists. Presented in part by PNC Bank, each performance will be recorded on the Gaillard Center stage and will air online for five consecutive weeks on, on Facebook Live, and on YouTube Live. June 3, 2020 kicks off the series with Contemporary Violinist Daniel D., Featuring DJ Calculations Of and Keyboardist Beatman Fresh (Shelton Desaussure).

The Lowcountry Listens lineup includes:

  • June 3 – Contemporary Violinist Daniel D., Featuring DJ Calculations Of and Keyboardist Beatman Fresh (Shelton Desaussure)
  • June 10 – Brendan James – an American singer-songwriter in the pop/folk genre, akin to Jason Mraz, David Gray, and Elton John.
  • June 17 – She Returns From War – Charleston’s singer / songwriter, Hunter Park, is She Returns From War. Park has established herself as one of the strongest songwriters coming out of the modern south.
  • June 24 – Grace Joyner – A singer / songwriter, Joyner weaves a beautiful and delicate balance between reflecting on the trials of young love and showing a remarkable commitment to self-development.
  • July 1 – Will Blackburn -With a voice that recalls a timeless blend of Ray Charles, Van Morrison, and Jeff Buckley, William Blackburn joins such artists as Frank Ocean in crafting modern soul songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  CGC e-mail)

Posted in The Arts

Getting Fit and Staying Active!

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For your convenience, we have created an online reservation system. The following will be available for online booking:

  • Lake House Fitness Center
  • Lake House Indoor/Outdoor Pool
  • Lake House Group Exercise Classes

If you would like to book an appointment, click here.
If you would like see the list of group exercise classes, click on this link.

We have updated our facilities schedule & guidelines for property owners, visitors and rental guests. You can view them by clicking on this link. If you have visitors or rental guests coming, please be sure to pass on the information.

Our primary goal is to keep residents, guests and staff virus free.  We are trying to accommodate owners, their families and rental guests in a manner that is reasonable and fair for all.   However, the State restrictions impose occupancy limits and health and safety procedures. Please keep in mind that social distancing and personal safety recommendations remain in effect at all times. Also, although facilities are open, the decision to use the facilities is a personal one. Before resuming social activities, everyone is advised to evaluate their health risks, determine the level of exposure they are comfortable with, and take personal precautions accordingly.

SIPOA will have staff stationed at each entry point. We ask for your compliance, patience, and understanding toward other property owners and guests, to allow everyone an opportunity to enjoy our facilities in this challenging time. Please extend the same courtesy toward staff members as we move forward – they may deliver info people don’t want to hear, but are in place to allow us to comply with all requirements for opening facilities.

Thank you!

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Health and Wellness, Lake House, SIPOA