Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Weekend in Blythewood Oct 30th-Nov 1st

This Weekend in Blythewood
October 30th, 31st & November 1st




Also... Don't forget to get out and vote on November 4th.  Your vote matters!

   To the Westwood High Football team for being # 1  in the region this week!  To the Lady Bengals volleyball team and tennis team for their wins: To the Lady Redhawk Girls' tennis team;  To the District 2 Honor Choir Students;  To the 4 Westwood High school students who won awards in the S.C. State Fair art show:  To the Westwood High School Council students for top honors at the Southern Association of Student Councils Convention in Atlanta;  And to our Citadel cadet for being on the President's list .  Our High Schools are the best!

Now You Know..The answer to last weeks question....Mardenia and J.L Sharpe had 5 sons.  The oldest, John L. III, was the curator of Rare Books at Duke University and an expert on rare manuscripts and tablets.  He is fluent in many languages and is an expert translator. Thanks to all the Sharpes in Blythewood who do so much for our community! Patrick K. was the first to answer the question and will be given a treat from Town Hall.

Can you guess what installation Mr. H. B. McLean, Mr. W.B Cooper, Mr. Walter Ballentine, Mr. E.S. Eargle and Mr. D.L. Branham supervised in 1948? In the Historical Society's papers, Blythe-Words, it was stated as "one of the greatest improvements that has come to Blythewood in many years". Do you recognize many of these names? They were instrumental in so many aspects of life in  the early days in Blythewood.
If  you know the answer to this question email to receive a treat from Town Hall.
 Mark Your Calendar

Westwood High School's Chapter of the National Beta Club will host the first Jeanne C. Schmidt 5K race on Saturday, November 1.  The event will benefit Palmetto Health Foundation's Camp Kemo Program.  Registration is over, but contact  Jairad Hydrick at or call 609-7375 for more information.

Blythewood Library hosts a Family Storytime each Friday 10:30 to 11:00.

Saturday, November 1,  Blythewood Bookworms for ages 9-12 from 3 to 4.  Join the Book Club and have fun hearing about some great books! 

Wednesday, November 5, at 10:30 Hands-On Art for ages 3-5.  Join the crowd for stories and simple art fun for the little ones.

Also... If you have any ideas for the renovation of Blythewood Library now is your chance.   Email your thoughts or ideas to DesignFreely@RichlandLibrary.

CELEBRATING OLD-TIME BLYTHEWOOD: On Sunday, November 2, the Blythewood Historical Society will dedicate two historic structures that were relocated in April from Langford Road to the grounds of the Langford-Nord House for preservation purposes. The dedication ceremony begins at 3:00 PM at the Langford-Nord House, followed by live music and an ice cream social. The two historic structures—Mrs. Clara’s Sandwich Shop and Tom & Tallie Boney’s Dairy House—are included on the Town of Blythewood’s list of historic features and are symbolic of rural life in Blythewood in the early 20th century. The owners of these structures, Dorothy Martin Blume and Zelda Boney respectively, donated them to the Blythewood Historical Society for preservation. The structures will be open to the public during the Society’s regular hours: Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 PM, and Saturday, 9 AM to noon.

The Christian Assistance Bridge Program is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner Thursday, November 6, at The Farm in Ridgeway. The event will feature live music and a menu catered by Blue Marlin.  Individual tickets are $50 and sponsorships are available starting at $500.  To purchase tickets go to or contact Aggie Davis Jones at aggiedavis65@gmail or call 803-403-4408. The money from the fundraiser will be used for emergency assistance to individual or families in need from Blythewood.

Muller Road Middle School will host its 2nd annual Fall Festival, Saturday, November 15, from 9 to 2 p.m.. Join in the fun with face painting, bounce houses, vendors and good food!

ABOUT THOSE SIGNS: Because a significant number of signs within Blythewood town limits must be brought into conformance with town sign ordinances by 2016, the Town of Blythewood will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to explain the current sign ordinance requirements, offer guidance for compliance, and hear feedback from affected businesses. The meeting will be held at The Manor at Doko Meadows starting at 6:00 PM. All businesses, organizations, or individuals with an interest in the sign ordinance or signage within the town are invited to attend this meeting.

The Gamecock equestrian team is back in action on Friday, November 1, when South Carolina hosts SEC rival Texas A&M at One Wood Farm (1201 Syrup Mill Road) in Blythewood. Friday's meet will begin at 2 p.m. and admission is free. Friday's meet will be South Carolina's last home meet until January 31. Fans are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes (no masks) and there will be Halloween candy provided at the marketing table. The  team just picked up their first SEC win for 2014-2015 season.

The first monthly meeting of the Blythewood Beekeepers Association will be held on November 5th, 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Valentina's Restaurant 135 Blythewood Rd.  Whether you are a seasoned beekeeper or you want to learn how to keep honeybees, please mark you calendar for this event. For more information call Scott Derrick at 803- 754-0444.

The report we hear at Town Hall is that many of the morning walkers now have regular walking partners they see each morning on the trail.  I hope as you walk and talk,  you are solving all the world's problems!

Doko Manor is the best deal in town for weddings, family reunions and parties.  Call 754-0501 or go on-lline to for booking information.

Sunday October 26th the Blythewood Bengals defeated The Carolina Hurricanes at Dutch Fork High School to claim their third consecutive SC Midlands Pop Warner Championship.  The Bengals are led by their head coach Rodney Singleton and Assistant Head Coach Carlton Edwards.  They will appear in the first round of the MidSouth Pop Warner Regional Playoffs in Raleigh on November 15th to face either the Capitol City Steelers or the Pender Hurricanes.
The Blythewood Youth Football and Cheer Association is a non-profit affiliated with Pop Warner Little Scholars.  We serve approximately 160 to 180 boys and girls from the Blythewood, Ridgeway and surrounding communities.  To learn more about our program please visit