COVAR Zoom Meeting Wednesday, June 23, 2021

COVAR will be holding a virtual Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Notice of the meeting was emailed to COVAR members on June 4, 2021. The agenda for the meeting will be sent on Friday, June 18, 2021.

If you did not receive an email and would like to be sent the link to the meeting, please send an email to

-Submitted by Joanne Fagan, COVAR Secretary

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King Tides in the Charleston Area June 22-25

A King Tide is a non-scientific term used to describe high tides that are higher than normal. They usually occur during a full or new moon or during specific seasons throughout the year. They can cause flooding of low-lying areas resulting in road closures that may disrupt normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a king tide coincides with significant precipitation.

The 2021 predicted king tides are:

  • Jun 22-25
  • Jul 22-24
  • Oct 7-10
  • Nov 4-8
  • Dec 3-7

Remember to clear debris blocking the drains near your home before predicted king tides and if your home is prone to flooding, you might want to prepare your ground level for flooding.

SCDOT warns: Please use caution in areas that are impacted by flooding. It takes just 12 inches of water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. Never drive around barricades. Turn around, don’t drown.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is leading the South Carolina King Tides Initiative to document the effect that extreme tide events have on our state’s beaches, coastal waterways, private property, and public infrastructure. For more information on king tides and the Initiative, click here.

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CJO Presents Ellington at Newport on Kiawah August 15

The Town of Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council is excited to announce the return to live in-person events! 

The 2021-2022 season will kick off with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and their presentation of Ellington at Newport on August 15 at 7:30 pm at the West Beach Conference Center. 

Tickets ($25) go on sale for Kiawah residents on Friday, June 18 and for non-residents on Monday, June 21 on the CJO’s website. 

Please review the following information as we prepare to welcome you back:

  • Patrons can expect to see some new, friendly faces at our events! This season, we will be contracting professional event staff to provide ticket scanning and support to our resident volunteers.
  • All tickets will continue to be available online. Property owners within the Town of Kiawah Island municipal boundaries are eligible for a 3-day lead time on tickets to select events. Property owners who previously registered for early access tickets will be emailed their 2021-2022 season access code today.  If you would like to register or did not receive your code, email your name and Kiawah Island address to Keely Laughlin at
  • For the time being, events will have reduced capacity. We will continue to evaluate this policy as the season progresses. We recommend face coverings for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

-Submitted by Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council

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Summer Happenings in Freshfields

Summer is upon us and Freshfields Village has several activities going on during the week.

Farmers Market – every Monday afternoon during the summer there is a Farmer’s Market on the Village Green featuring fresh organic produce, local food products and Lowcountry crafts. Stop by from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to purchase some goodies!

Shag Night – Join Freshfields Village and Doin’ the Charleston for Summer Shag Night on Tuesday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Are you a shag dance pro wanting to dust off your dancing shoes? Or are you new to the area and want to learn the basic steps to the official dance of South Carolina? Head to the Lakeside Dock to enjoy beach music tunes perfect for shagging.


Jazz Night on the Green – The Village Green is the place to be Thursday, June 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm featuring Table Top.  Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets for this complimentary event.

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SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting June 21, 2021

The SIPOA Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 1:00 pm, via teleconference.

You can access the agenda by logging into using your property owner login information. Click on the main Overview page, then “Community News,” and scroll to Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting 6/21/21.

Zoom links and dial-in information for the meeting are listed on the agenda. If you do not have your login information, please email

Note: Links do not work on the GateAccess app.

-Submitted by SIPOA

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Monday Morning Bridge is Back

Good News! Monday morning bridge is back in the Osprey Room at the Lake House. The bridge group meets every Monday from 9:00 am to noon. You don’t need a partner. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to join us please contact Ilse Calcagno at 843-768-0317 or

-Submitted by Ilse Calcagno

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Enormous Flock of Whimbrel Discovered on Deveaux Bank

On June 15, 2021, an announcement concerning Deveaux Bank was so interesting that it was announced at a special event held at the Charleston Museum to an audience filled with some of the state’s most notable naturalists. After years of monitoring and documentation, our backyard barrier island was found to be a stopover for tens of thousands of Whimbrels.

The largest-known flock of whimbrels was discovered roosting in coastal South Carolina.

Read Post and Courier’s article  and the news release from SCDNR about the announcement.

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Reminder: SIV Open House June 21

Seabrook Island Village Neighbors Helping Neighbors (SIV) invites the Seabrook community to an Open House on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Oyster Catcher Community Center. Learn about the services SIV provides, meet our current members, and get your questions answered about becoming a member and/or a volunteer. Come and enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks, appetizers and more. 

In a nutshell, what is SIV? SIV helps community members of any age remain independent and active in the community. SIV volunteers are vetted and trained, and deliver services which may include, but are not limited to transportation, companionship visits, reassuring calls, minor home maintenance, and basic help with technology. Come meet us on June 21 or click here to learn more about SIV membership and volunteer opportunities.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Village

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Traffic Alert: Accident on Main Road Near Dollar General

We just received notification from St. Johns Fire department that there is an accident on Main Road near the Dollar General Store (923 Main Road).

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive it.

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Traffic Alert: Accident on River Road at Coquina Dr.

We just received notification from St. Johns Fire department that River Road is closed in both directions due to a vehicle collision at Coquina Drive which is near Plow Ground Road just north of the Charleston Executive Airport.

Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive it.

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Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is a yearly observance remembering the date, June 19, 1865, that the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced in Galveston, Texas, eliminating slavery completely in the United States.  Galveston was one of the most remote regions that still had slaves, thus this enforcement freed the remaining enslaved peoples. Texas was the first state to declare Juneteenth a state holiday in 1980 and 46 other states commemorate this date in some manner.

There are several activities in the Charleston area celebrating this date. The Lowcountry Festival has weeklong events which include a family day of fun on Saturday June 19.  Juneteenth Freedom Fest, also on Saturday, June 19, is at Riverfront Park and celebrates family and freedom with fun and fireworks.

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Do You Know…? Fireworks, Firearms and Fire Safety

Do you know… 
who is allowed to bring firearms and fireworks onto Seabrook Island?

Fireworks Feb 2019

SIPOA has restrictions on who may bring a firearm onto Seabrook Island and limits the use of fireworks, firearms and fire as outlined below:

  • Fireworks are prohibited by both SIPOA and the Town of Seabrook Island except protected public displays (such as those sponsored by SIPOA or the Town on the Fourth of July) which are authorized in advance, in writing. Sparklers and toy cap pistols are not treated as fireworks and are allowed by the town.
  • No person other than a property owner or full-time resident may bring any firearm onto Seabrook Island, as per SIPOA.
  • The Town’s Code of Ordinances and SIPOA prohibit the discharge of firearms, to include crossbows, except for law enforcement officers or individuals undertaking a controlled hunt as part of a duly authorized wildlife management program.
  • Anyone making a fire on the beach must have prior written approval from SIPOA. Bonfires are allowed above the high water mark only. Construction debris and treated lumber may not be used in beach fires. Propane fired grills, cookers, and heating devices heated by fire are not allowed on the beach.

These are from SIPOA Rules and RegulationsSection XI. A. and C. and the Town’s Code of Ordinances.

Property owners should share this information with visitors and rental guests. Our Do You Know…? posts may be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website.

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