Please plan to attend the 2023 Disaster Awareness Day
onThursday, June 1from10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Seabrook Island Club
The Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 is quickly approaching! With South Carolina as one of the most vulnerable states in the nation to be impacted by hurricanes, emergency preparedness is especially important for residents of barrier island communities.
The program will focus on hurricane preparedness covering preparation, evacuation, and return. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event with the opportunity to win the “Grand Prize.” The first ten attendees will receive a free NOAA weather radio. Reception and complimentary lunch will follow. No RSVP is required.
Don’t miss an opportunity to take a crash course in disaster preparedness and learn how our community will handle a disaster or hurricane scenario. It’s also a great opportunity for residents to speak to our emergency management officials in one place. For more information, contact Robin Ochoa at email@example.com.
This week has been filled with false crawls, storms, beautiful sunrises, and some very high tides. We also have 2 new nests, bringing our total to 3 for the 2023 season.
May 19, 2023 One of the wonderful things about our beach is the never-ending variation we see. The beach seems to change every day we go out. Unfortunately, with the high tides we’ve had with the new moon, storms, and erosion in places, the bird nesting area on North beach was completely washed over. A total of 5 bird signs have been retrieved, one of which was way down by Boardwalk 5. The tides came perilously close to Nest 1 that was laid on Mother’s Day but due to the foresight of Valerie and Mark Doane, it had been relocated to a spot that was high enough to prevent it from being washed over.
The wildlife we have on Seabrook Island is truly a treasure and everyone is aware of the ubiquitous presence of alligators but we now have photographic evidence of a croc nesting in the wrack on the beach here.
May 20, 2023 The mommas visited us during the night but didn’t find any suitable nesting sites. Three obvious false crawls were found. The first false crawl was found close to boardwalk 6. The determined turtle walked along the rocks before returning to the sea. This false crawl was soon lost to the sea and would have been missed if the walkers had gone out any later. Two more false crawls were found on the beach in front of Camp Saint Christopher.
May 21, 2023 No new nests but the crew walking between Boardwalk 6 and Boardwalk 1 had an interesting morning. A momma came in and walked along the rocks just north of Boardwalk 6 before returning to the water. This was the first false crawl of the day. When the walkers returned along the route, they found another in-and-out crawl at the tide line that wasn’t there when they made their first pass. Maybe the same momma was playing a game with our walkers?
Nest #2 – May 22, 2023 Joleen Ardaiolo and Tobie McMahon were the lucky walkers to find the crawl on the beach in front of Camp Saint Christopher just short of the kayak shed. Pictured are walkers Joleen and Tobie with JoAnne Lewis who assisted with the nest. The nest was left in situ.
We also had 3 obvious false crawls. One momma tried hard to find a spot but the rocks were in the way and the other two were halfhearted, in and out, crawls near the incoming tide.
May 23, 2023 Quiet morning with fast incoming tides. Good to know that nests 1 and 2 are secure and safe above the high tide line.
May 24, 2023 It was a gloriously cool morning, and the tide was low enough that all areas of the beach were easily accessed. Two turtle mommas must have wanted to enjoy the night air as we had two crawls, but both were just in and out with nothing to show for their trouble.
May 25, 2023 Another morning with no new crawls but the Camp Saint Christopher beach did have some excitement. The walkers found 29 dug up egg shells in the dunes about south of the dead trees. Judy Morr and I checked out the damage and determined it was the remains of an old nest that had hatched (or boiled) and been inventoried a year or more ago. While it was obvious raccoons were the culprits, we have no idea what attracted them to this unfruitful location.
Nest #3 –May 26, 2023 Every walker remembers their first nest but lucky first year walkers Brandy Embrey, Mollie Korski, Laura Wendling, David Williams and Lori Chait actually saw the momma laying that first nest. The momma was finishing up her nest when the walkers arrived. After carefully covering her eggs, she began the long crawl back to the ocean, happily followed by the walkers, including veterans Sandy MacCoss and Jane Magioncalda.
This large and experienced Turtle left 146 eggs. Nest # 3 was relocated to higher ground south of Boardwalk 2. Videos of the turtle’s return to the sea are included below so we can all experience some of this joyful event.
Not much else to report other than a pelican meeting with the addition of a shrimp boat near the point of Camp Saint Christopher.
May 27, 2023 We had high hopes that the rain would bring the momma turtles on shore to nest but the efforts of our intrepid turtlers were for naught. We did have one potential crawl but after being checked out by a few of our experienced crew it became apparent the disturbance was not created by a turtle. Special thanks to Sandy MacCoss and Nancy Chomel who braved the cold and rain with me to check out the disturbance and to the walking crews that braved the weather. The photo of The Gores and the Millers shows how cheerful we remain under adverse circumstances and the pelican photo, taken by Marnie Ellis with J-Anna Smith, shows the weather really was for the birds! No shrimp boat in this morning’s picture.
-Submitted by Anne Snelgrove, Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol
Momentum: Songs We Love July 14, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 pm and 9:30 – 11:00 pm Forte Jazz Lounge 477 King Street
Momentum, presented by Charleston Jazz, is an exciting, electric band with some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry. Led by Demetrius Doctor, they create an eclectic mix of Classic and Contemporary Fusion, R&B, Soul Jazz, and Gospel. On this special evening, Momentum plays some of the most beloved songs by Stevie Wonder, Jon Batiste, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, and Snarky Puppy and features and exciting group of All Star musicians!
Demetrius Doctor – Keyboards Stachia Simmons – Vocals/Percussion Corinthian Doctor – Vocals/Percussion Dave Grimm – Guitar Lee Barbour – Guitar LaVontá Green, Sr. – Bass Calvin Baxter II – Drums
Seabrook Island has been spared from the worst of nature’s wrath the past several years. It is important to remember the potential to be hit with many weather emergencies including floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes is ever present.
As we approach the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30, now is the time to plan and prepare for the possibility of a hurricane affecting the Lowcountry.
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 mid June and the other in 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 2023 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.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has announced their 2023-2024 season. Much-anticipated guest conductors, extraordinary guest artists, and concerts full of delightful music will be the highlights of the season.
The Masterwork concerts will be led by phenomenal guest conductors performing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Verdi, Holst, Dvořák, and more. Holiday Pops returns in December, with special guests to celebrate the season with holiday tunes. In January, the worlds of music and movement will merge to bring Cirque de la Symphonie – aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen will share the stage with the CSO in choreographed splendor. For the closing series concert, Associate Conductor Kellen Gray will conduct a program celebrating the influential Harlem Renaissance cultural movement of the 1920s and 1930s.
For information about season subscriptions, click here. Individual tickets for the 2023-2024 season go on sale in August.
Danielle Patterson was born and raised in the East Bay Area of California surrounded by creativity from a young age. Her mother and father were both artistic, as were her grandparents. Art was a part of everyday life, and all forms of creativity were encouraged throughout her upbringing.
As a watercolorist, her paintings capture the beauty of the low country and her family’s cherished memories. Her latest portraits of her daughters, inspired by Gustav Klimt, aim to capture the sheer joy her children bring into her life.
After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting and photography, Danielle began her professional career managing the gallery of National Geographic Photographer, Frans Lanting.
Later, after moving to Fort Mill, SC, she struggled to find a job in the art field. Her creativity did not go unnoticed. She used her creativity to manage the marketing for a Pediatric & Orthodontic practice. Danielle and her husband, Warren Patterson, built a home on Seabrook Island and fell in love with the natural beauty and the strong artist community.
Danielle joined the Seabrook Island Artist Guild shortly after moving to Seabrook and enjoys attending artist demonstrations offered by SIAG. She has attended workshops led by Laurie Meyer and Dwight Rose as well. Danielle’s passion for creativity also extends to her Financial Services company. There she puts her marketing and development skills to work building her business and serving her clients.
When Danielle is not working, she loves spending time with her family, working out with her fit-camp group, painting, gardening, and cooking. She is grateful for the inspiration and encouragement the artist guild offers and hopes to become even more involved in the years to come.
Please join Danielle for the Artist of the Month reception Monday, June 5 at The Lake House from 4:30-6:00 pm.
-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:00 pm Charleston County Public Library 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston
Join members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus (CSOC) for a celebration of American music and poetry. The CSOC will perform the complete Frostiana by Randall Thompson, encompassing seven complete Robert Frost poems in a choral setting. The chorus will also perform two pieces by Aaron Copland. Directed by Larry Speakman (guest conductor) and accompanied by Susan McAdoo.
Do you know… there are 40 pages of SIPOA Rules and Regulations that govern life on Seabrook and ensure the quality of life we enjoy here? Whether you are new to Seabrook or a long time resident, it’s important to be aware of these rules and regulations.
Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) and the Town of Seabrook Island care about the safety and security of all property owners, residents, renters, and visitors to our very special island. Our small, tight-knit community depends on the spirit of cooperation and the sense of responsibility of everyone on the island to be aware of and respectful of these rules.
To remind everyone, Tidelines has created a helpful series of posts entitled Do You Know… that explain the relevant regulations associated with the various activities of our daily living. To learn about each topic, simply click on the links below or visit Tidelinesblog and click on Do You Know in the navigation bar.