History of Charleston – Seventh of the Series

PictureOur Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.

The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to each article of the series as it becomes available.

To read this seventh article, “Charles Town’s First Wall Was Not Built To Keep Out The Sea” click here.

To read the previous articles six articles, click here.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: File/Staff   In 2019, historians tried to determine the path of an early city wall where these bricks were exposed during the construction of a new hotel at East Bay and Cumberland streets.)

Posted in In the News

Bird Feeder Cam at Kiawah Island Town Hall

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Enjoy watching backyard birds but don’t have feeders of your own?  Now you can watch the local Lowcountry SC birds enjoying the Kiawah Island bird feeders at their Town Hall.  Just click below!

Bird Feeder Cam

-Submitted by SIB

 

 

Posted in Nature, SIB

City of Charleston Curfew Tonight

The City of Charleston has announced a curfew for Friday, June 5, from 9:00 pm until 6:00 am tomorrow morning.

If you are heading downtown, you should plan accordingly. Live 5 News reports the city is taking this precaution in advance of anticipated protests this weekend. Thus you should check your local news source in case there are additional curfews in the next few evenings.

To read the complete story, click here.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in In the News

CORRECTION: Let’s Get Up and Go! Balance 3

Please note:  The link to the video in this morning’s post did not work properly.  Here it is again with the link to Mark Durinsky’s video of balance exercises.

So with limited access to The Lake House, have you had a chance to work on your balance?  This is our third post with videos of Mark Durinsky, one of the personal trainers at The Lake House, showing us several exercises to improve our balance. As we all know, problems with balance can cause falls, broken bones, and even lead to an overall decline in health. We need to make sure we are doing all we can to maintain physical agility as we age so that we can live the lives we want.

If you’re a little shaky on your feet, we hope you have been practicing the balance exercises that Mark Durinsky showed us last week.  To change it up a bit, Mark has a few new exercises aimed at improving balance in this short video. While the Lake House is closed and you’re staying at home, take a few minutes each day to run through these exercises and the other exercises that Mark demonstrated in our Balance 1 and Balance 2 posts, and make them part of your ‘new normal’ daily routine.

If you are hesitant to start trying out exercises on your own, please contact Jamie (jmogus@sipoa.org) at The Lake House to help you hire one of the personal trainers for a few sessions until you can do these exercises on your own. The Lake House instructors have also created a series of video exercise programs to help keep us in shape while use of The Lake House is limited. Please contact Jamie (jmogus@sipoa.org) if you’d like the monthly subscription to the videos.

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  Google pics)

 

 

Posted in Health and Wellness

A Day at the Museum Musée d’Orsay

A Day at the Museum
Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The history of the museum, of its building, is quite unusual. In the center of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first “work of art” in the Musée d’Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.  Enjoy!

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  Musée D’Orsay website)

Posted in The Arts

Let’s Get Up and Go! Balance 3

So with limited access to The Lake House, have you had a chance to work on your balance?  This is our third post with videos of Mark Durinsky, one of the personal trainers at The Lake House, showing us several exercises to improve our balance. As we all know, problems with balance can cause falls, broken bones, and even lead to an overall decline in health. We need to make sure we are doing all we can to maintain physical agility as we age so that we can live the lives we want.

If you’re a little shaky on your feet, we hope you have been practicing the balance exercises that Mark Durinsky showed us last week.  To change it up a bit, Mark has a few new exercises aimed at improving balance in this short video. While the Lake House is closed and you’re staying at home, take a few minutes each day to run through these exercises and the other exercises that Mark demonstrated in our Balance 1 and Balance 2 posts, and make them part of your ‘new normal’ daily routine.

If you are hesitant to start trying out exercises on your own, please contact Jamie (jmogus@sipoa.org) at The Lake House to help you hire one of the personal trainers for a few sessions until you can do these exercises on your own. The Lake House instructors have also created a series of video exercise programs to help keep us in shape while use of The Lake House is limited. Please contact Jamie (jmogus@sipoa.org) if you’d like the monthly subscription to the videos.

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  Google pics)

 

 

Posted in Health and Wellness

Seabrookers Are Watching

Have you watched a terrific show or movie at home lately? Maybe you’ve discovered an interesting series on Amazon Prime or Netflix or another media service provider. Tidelines invites you to share your recommendations. We’ll publish a list now and then showcasing the variety of things that Seabrookers are watching.

Silent Witness (TV Series 1996- )
Crimes through the eyes of a British team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

 

 

The Inspector Lynley Mystery Series (TV Series 2001-2008)
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Berlin Station (TV Series 2016-2019)
Follows a CIA team in Berlin and their clandestine activities.

 

For more information on content, try IMDb (Internet Movie Database), an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content.

Another really helpful app is JustWatch. This allows you to search any show or movie to determine which content provider has it available for streaming, rental or purchase and the cost. Once you set up a login, you can also add titles you are interested in to the JustWatch “watchlist.” It has more features but this is a start. We love the app! “- a Tidelines reader

Submission Guidelines

  • Include your name (although it will not be published), the name of the movie, series or show you are recommending, and email this information to Tidelines at seabrookislandblog@gmail.com.
  • Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the show and its content.
  • Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.

Share your recommendations with other Seabrookers so we can all enjoy entertaining content at home. We welcome your submissions.

Tidelines Editors

 

Posted in The Arts

The Seabrooker June 2020

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The June 2020 edition of The Seabrooker can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website.

Click here and select the June 2020 link to read the following columns:

    • “From Town Hall” on page 1
    • SIPOA “President’s Letter” on page 13
    • SIPOA “Administrative News” on page 13
    • “COVAR Corner” on page 14

Tidelines Editors

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook, SIPOA, Town of SBI

Turtle Patrol Report Week Ending May 31

The Turtle Patrol had a busy week with 4 nests and 6 false crawls. The Walkers also had to navigate around and through storms and rain on several days.

Monday, May 25
A busy holiday Monday with two nests and two false crawls.
Melissa Andrews called first with a crawl north of boardwalk 1. Bill and Linda Nelson responded and found Nest 10. The nest was moved 60 yards further north. There were 125 total eggs but 2 were broken at the bottom of the nest.

Veronica L’Allier and Bob Mason then reported a crawl 80 yards north of boardwalk 7. Bill Greubel responded and found Nest 9 on his second probe. The nest had 88 eggs which were moved back and 15 yards further north.

Thursday, May 29J-Anna Smith reported a crawl north of boardwalk 1. Bill Greubel responded and found Nest 11 which was left in situ.

Sunday, May 31
Joshua and Amanda Shilko reported a crawl near the end of the bird nesting area on North Beach. Mark and Valerie Doane investigated and Valerie found the eggs with her first probe! The nest was below the high tide line and the 126 eggs were relocated 175 yards north of the trash can adjacent to Nest 10. After the satisfaction of discovering a nest, the Shilkos also enjoyed watching dolphins strand feed in the river.

-Submitted by Gary Fansler

Posted in Nature, Organizations on Seabrook

Do you know…? Beach Etiquette

Do you know… the Town of Seabrook Island is responsible for the beach below the high tide line and SIPOA takes care of the beach above? SIPOA works with the Town of Seabrook Island to ensure that we keep our beach pristine and safe. The SIPOA rules were developed in conjunction with those of the Town:

  • Stay off the sand dunes. No people or dogs may walk on sand dunes. Also, vegetation, such as sea oats, may not be removed from the sand dunes. The dunes are protected because that is where the loggerhead turtles lay their eggs and where endangered/threatened bird species make their nests.
  • No littering. All trash, paper, bottles, cans, dog excrement, and other litter must be removed from the beach. If you see trash on the beach, please take a few minutes to pick it up. Trash is dangerous for wildlife and can pollute our waters. Balloons on strings are especially dangerous for the turtles. There are trash receptacles at the end of each boardwalk and several places on the beach. Glass containers are prohibited on the beach.
  • Don’t leave things on the beach. Unless the Town has granted special permission in writing, all personal property (tents, tent frames, chairs, umbrellas, clothing, coolers, toys or other beach equipment) left unattended on the beach after sunset is considered abandoned and will be removed at the owner’s risk and expense.
  • Restore the beach after digging or constructing. For the safety of all beach users and wildlife (such as turtles), fill in any holes you or your pet dig.  In addition, level any sandcastles or sand art as people may trip on it, especially as the tide starts to cover it.
  • No fires. No grills, cookers, or any heating devices using fire are allowed on the beach. Building or maintaining a fire or open flame is permitted only above the high water mark and when advance permission has been granted in writing by the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association. (Permits may be obtained by submitting an application via the SIPOA website.)
  • No chumming.  No chopped or ground fish bait is permitted on or within 600 feet of the beach.  This does not affect or prohibit the baiting of crab traps or the placement of nature bait upon a hook and line. Code enforcement officers have the authority to require persons engaged in fishing from the beach to cease fishing if, in their judgment, circumstances indicate that cessation of fishing is in the interest of public safety.
  • No motorized watercraft or vehicles. Launching or landing of motorized watercraft on our beaches is prohibited. Negligent operation of any vessel or watercraft on or near our beaches is also prohibited. Motorized vehicles may not be operated on the beach except as authorized by the Town.
  • Crossing over or onto private property. To get to the beach by way of private property is not permitted. Access to the beach is by way of SIPOA boardwalks or areas designated for that purpose. SIPOA boardwalks can be identified by their numbers 1 through 9.  Click here to see the location of the boardwalks.
  • Beach towels, bathing suits, and other clothing.  These should not be hung on or draped over exterior railings of homes or villas.

These are taken from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Sections III. E. 3.; V. A. 2 – 5; and VI. B.  To see the Town of Seabrook Island Beach Management Ordinance, click here.

If you have an emergency on the beach, call 911, not the Gatehouse. Non-emergency situations can be reported directly to Beach Patrol (843-718-6083) or to Town Offices at 843-768-9121.

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.

Tidelines Editors

Posted in SIPOA, Town of SBI

Space Station Visable in the Sky This Week

It was an exciting day on Saturday, May 30 when SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It has been 5 years since the US launched the last space shuttle mission. It was even more exciting the next day when they successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

The ISS travels at a speed of 17, 500 and orbits the Earth about 16  times a day.  It is approximately 255 miles above Earth.

At certain times of the year, it is visible to the naked eye in the sky above us.  For the Charleston area, this coming week is a good time to get a look at it.  To find the times when you can see it, go to spotthestation.nasa.gov  and type in Charleston, SC.

Tonight you will be able to see the Space Station at 9:54 pm for about 2 minutes.

According to an article on CNBC, it will look like a fast-moving airplane and unlike a star, does not flicker. The article also talks about the brightness of the ISS coming from its massive solar panels, which reflect the light of the Sun. As the third brightest object in the sky, the ISS becomes easy to spot once you know when and where to look. To read the complete article, click here.

There are several good online sources about ISS.  A free app called GoISSWatch tracks where the space station is. Another free app called SkyViewLite will pick up the Space Station before you can actually see it.  Earthsky.org is a good website for information on how to spot the Space Station.

Tidelines Editors

(photo credit: Geir T. Birkeland)

 

Posted in In the News

St. Christopher Offers Weekly Day Camps

In lieu of its traditional camp, Camp Saint Christopher will offer four weekly day camp sessions this summer. Campers will gather from 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays, starting June 22. The day camps are planned through July 17.

Campers who have completed second through eighth grades may attend the entire week or half a week (Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday). Each week will feature a different theme. Most weeks will include activities such as sailing, kayaking, crabbing, camp games, and visits to the camp’s herpetarium and mud pit.

Campers are welcome to register for multiple sessions. The camp welcomes overnight stays by parents during the same weeks.

For more information, click here.

Contact:
Justin Johnson, Director of Summer Camp
jjohnson@stchristopher.org
843.813.7665

-Submitted by Doug LeBlanc

Posted in Organizations on Seabrook