Saturday, May 22, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Events on Seabrook Island

Start your weekend off on a good note! 

Freshfields Village will host three nights of music beginning Friday, May 28, 2010.  Men of Distinction kicks things off at 6 pm.  This versatile group provides music for the whole family.  Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.  You'll want to stay for the night.

Saturday, May 29, the 1st Annual Seabrook Island Car Show will take place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Lake House.  This free event is open to all Seabrookers and their guests.

Head back over to Freshfields Saturday night.  From 6-9 pm,  The Great Society Band will be sharing the group's  extensive musical repertoire ranging from the 1930's classics to current popular favorites.

Sunday night, May 30, Congdon & Company will close out Freshfields' Memorial Day Weekend concert series.  Eat an early dinner in the Village, then head out to the Green to see and hear some great music.

2010 Turtle Season Begins on Seabrook Island!

Turtle nesting season has arrived on Seabrook Island. Nest #2 was found yesterday on North Beach.

The first sea turtle nest was found at the end of Pelican Watch Beach.

Keep up to date on Seabrook Island's turtle season by visiting the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol's website:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Restaurants: Red's Ice House--Open??

Red's Ice House Bohicket Marina location out on Seabrook Island opened tonight!

Stay tuned for the reviews.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Restaurants-Sunrise Bistro-Now Open

Restaurants are popping up all over John's and Seabrook Islands! 

Sunrise Bistro, opened last fall, at 1797 Main Road (that's the corner of Main Rd and Maybank). 

Brian Appelt and Jessica Walentechick, former chefs at Hege's, are filling the breakfast void with Sunrise Bistro.  The bistro is open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 am-2:30 pm. 

Sunrise Bistro stays open after dark on Thursday nights for "Pizza and Pasta" dinner.  One Friday night each month, the restaurant is open for a special menu night.

Read what The Island Connection had to say about Sunrise Bistro.

Restaurants-New Moon Pizzeria and Pub-NOW OPEN

**2016 Update--New Moon is closed** Loophole Pizza takes its place.

The restaurant spot located at 2817 Maybank Hwy wasn't vacant long after Hickory Hawg moved to North Charleston.

New Moon Pizzeria and Pub is now open in the shopping center located at Maybank and River Road. Offering specialty pizzas, burgers, chicken sandwiches, wings, and salads, New Moon is sure to have something for every member of the family.

New Moon's operating hours are: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm to 12am, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm to 1am, Sunday: 4:30pm to 10pm.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Leatherback Sea Turtle Stranding

A leatherback sea turtle washed ashore May 11, 2010 on Kiawah Island. Poor fella didn't make it.

Here are some photos:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Things to do in Charleston, SC

Here's a great list of 17 things to do and see in the Charleston area.

Many of the "to-do's" are free! The list includes popular stops on John's and Wadmalaw Islands (e.g. Angel Oak, Rosebank Farms, Irvin-House Winery, and Charleston Tea Plantation).

Somehow, my to-do list just got longer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Southwest Airlines landing...

in Charleston, SC!! Well, maybe not so soon.

SWA announced today it will begin serving Charleston, SC (CHS) next year.

Here's the scoop: Finally SWA is coming to Charleston!! Looks like the fun starts March/April 2011.

Here's the story:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Seabrook Island Lake House

Here's a new video tour of the Lake House:

The Seabrook Island Lake House is much better in person!

Pirate Treasure Trove Musuem now open!

Charleston’s first authentic pirate treasure gallery is now open. Galleons Lost is located at 165 King St.

The gallery offers pirate treasure including shipwreck treasures, gold doubloons, jewelry, and more.

Galleons Lost
is open Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

Do you feel like I do?...

Tickets are now on sale for Peter Frampton's August 3, 2010 show at the PAC.

Check out the PAC's site:

First Flush FesTEAval-May 16, 2010

The Charleston Tea Plantation out on Wadmalaw Island is hosting its fourth annual FesTEAval. This year's event includes musical headliner is Robert Randolph & the Family Band. Other musical guests include: Mark Bryan's Chucktown Music Group, Cory Chisel and Crowfield.

There will be activities for the kiddos including a jumper castle.

Tickets are $20 (Kids 6 and under get in free). For more info, click here:

Blessing of the Fleet-Rescheduled for May 16

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival has been rescheduled for May 16, 2010.

You may recall the original "blessing," April 25, was canceled due to inclement weather.

For more on the re-scheduled event, read the Post&Courier's article: