Part-time Seabrooker Catherine Farley is a physical therapist with an undergraduate degree in Nutrition. She is also the mother of three children ages 10, 8, and 5. Her business, called Creative Sole, LLC is in Charlotte, NC., and the name describes her vision for living a resourceful life with creativity. Catherine’s first column will appear on Sunday.
Submitted by Tidelines Editor
There have been regular sightings of Black Scoters on our Seabrook beach. But Scoters are winter visitors that are often seen in the ocean at some distance.
Although rarely seen here in summer, they are now on the SC eBird Rare Bird Alert. By now they should be way up north on tundra lakes. These are sea ducks, but are now very close to shore. We’ve even seen a few standing on the beach!
Submitted by Aija and Ed Konrad
Editor’s Note: I believe I saw one of these among a flock of gulls on the beach last week. It definitely stood out from the others. I thought it might be hurt and walked close to it. The bird didn’t fly away, but just paddled into the surf.
Dr. Roy Sessions will be authoring a series of articles for Tidelines. He is a Seabrook resident who specializes in cancer related health conditions. Please click to read his first article followed by his bio-sketch.
Continue reading “Guest Columnist Roy Sessions, MD: Redefining Hope”
Dr. Roy B. Sessions, a Cancer surgeon with superb credentials, is joining the Tidelines Blog with a monthly column. I interviewed Dr. Sessions one lovely Sunday afternoon, sitting outside on his flower covered deck in Seabrook. I had read two of his proposed columns for the blog and was impressed at his patient-focused treatment approach.
“Cancer care should be circumferential”, said Dr. Sessions, meaning everyone on the team should be giving support to the patient. “Cancer patients are intimidated by the illness; they are consistently frightened and scared, thus it’s the doctor’s responsibility to see that the patient understands what is going on. If the patient said he understood what I was saying, I would feel I had connected”, said Dr. Sessions.
In his retirement, he wrote a book about how the cancer treatment should unfold. The book is titled “The Cancer Experience, the Doctor, the Patient, the Journey”. In this book, Dr. Sessions lays out how important the role of understanding the cancer diagnosis and treatment is to the patient and the things the doctor can do to make the experience more understandable. The cancer experience should evolve with the help of a team of experts, all with one goal of getting the patient through the very difficult and frightening experience of cancer.
He talks about the toll cancer medicine can have on the doctors and other specialists caring for the patient. He feels this is part of the reason doctors can be arrogant; it is a self-protective mechanism that helps the doctor steel himself/herself from the pain of the patient. This may be true, but emotional involvement is critical to the process.
Years ago, doctors were unquestioned, and a deferential attitude was given to them which fostered an unrealistic attitude as to how the world was. Today with insurance companies setting up the rules, the doctor’s word is no longer accepted as gospel. The doctor is no longer the final arbiter of treatment. The modern attitudes have made the upcoming generation more inclusive. Dr. Sessions sees a young generation of people who is in tune to the emotional needs of the patient. Part of the message of his book is to help young people be good cancer caregivers.
We are delighted that Dr. Sessions has agreed to contribute to Tidelines. His first column will be posted on Sunday. It is entitled “Redefining Hope”.
Tidelines Editor Barbara Burgess
The Seabrook Island Club has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Sean Hardwick, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Seabrook Island Club was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 1996 and is one of 894 courses in the world to currently be designated as such. Continue reading “Seabrook Island Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence”
The South Carolina DNR has announced new limits for the recreational use of Deveaux Bank. Deveaux Bank is the small island in the middle of the mouth of the North Edisto River in front of the Pelican’s Nest. It is a major bird sanctuary along the Atlantic coast for brown pelicans and other species. Anyone planning to visit Deveaux Bank should read the following release from the SCDNR on the new restrictions.
Submitted by Tidelines Editors
A hungry child is incapable of learning. Feeding local, hungry children is what this Seabrook volunteer effort is all about. We have recently learned that there are a number of families, right in our own back yard, on Johns Island, who do not have the resources to feed their children properly. During the school week, students are fed in school, but on weekends, parents and caregivers struggle to provide for their children. As a result, they arrive at school Monday morning famished. We would like to make sure they arrive at school ready to focus on their studies.
With your help we want to institute a program to support Mt. Zion Elementary School’s effort to combat hunger with a weekend food program which will be known as; Backpack Buddies, Seabrook Island. The goal is to send students home from school on Friday afternoons with a backpack full of nutritious and tasty foods and snacks for the weekend. Continue reading “Backpack Buddies on Seabrook Island”
Allison Townley of SIPOA is a Notary Public. She can be reached through the SIPOA Office.
Submitted by Tidelines Editor
Did you know that the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission offers a diverse variety of activities, camps, festivals and events throughout the year. Activities are for the young and not-so-young! They host bird walks, teach kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing, archery and rock wall climbing, to name a few. They offer first aid training, basketball clinics, adventure camps for kids and so much more. Please go http://www.ccprc.com/calendar.aspx to view their calendar of activities and events or to http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?nid=1458 to request a catalog of the County’s Parks & Recreation programs. This is a great source of activities if you have people visiting!
Berkeley Electric owns and maintains the street lights on Seabrook Island; if one needs attention for any reason, all you need to do is contact them at the link (below). They need the closest street address to the problem streetlight.
Submitted by Guy Gimson
2018 June Tidelines Workshop
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Click here to see this weeks Turtle Patrol photos.
As Seabrookers are preparing for the spring season and maintaining their yards they should be mindful of maintaining a buffer area between their yard and any adjacent water bodies. The attached piece of literature provides an informative set of guidelines and recommendations for maintaining backyard buffers. These guidelines were produced by SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) as an educational tool for stormwater quality . Please keep them in mind during your planting and clearing activities this spring and make sure that your landscaper has a copy as well!
Link to OCRM Backyard Buffer Guidelines
Submitted by Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP
Director of Engineering
Seabrook Island POA
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