Thursday, June 25, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, June 25th-27th

The Town of Blythewood extends its deepest sympathies to the 9 victims of the recent tragedy, their families and to the Town of Charleston.  Our hearts are with you.

    This Weekend in          Blythewood    
June 25th, 26th & 27th

The Town of Blythewood extends its deepest sympathies to the 9 victims of the recent tragedy, their families and to the Town of Charleston.  Our hearts are with you.

ROCKIN’ RED, WHITE & BLUE: The Town of Blythewood will host its 2015 "Rockin' Red, White & Blue Celebration” on Friday,
July 3, at Doko Meadows,
(rain or shine). New this year is WWE wrestling from 3 to 5 PM, and the D.B. Bryant Band is
back on stage from 6 to 9 PM. Fireworks will start at 9 PM! Local food vendors will be on hand with plenty of picnic food. Bring your lawn chairs (no coolers please) and your family for a fun-filled night! Admission is free!

Blythewood Library

Friday, June 26, 3:00 Criss Cross Mangosause for Families.
Hear stories and songs from Latin-America as you go from Mexico to Argentina,  the Caribbean Sea to the Andes and the Amazon to Patagonia.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 Family Storytime for the whole family.

To register for programs, sign up online at or call 691-9806. 

Mark your Calendar...

Coming Soon...start cleaning out the attic or basement!

 Sept, 11th & 12th
The Big Grab Yard Sale through Blythewood, Ridgeway and 

For more information call: Blythewood Visitor Center at 803-550-9323 or the Fairfield Co. Chamber of Commerce at 803-635-4242 or Ridgeway Town Hall at 803-337-2213 

Town of Blythewood Meetings:

Town Council:
Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Doko Manor

Planning Commission:
Monday, July 6 at 6 p.m. at Doko Manor

How hot can it get? 

Don't forget the Blythewood Farmers Market, every Wednesday, 4:00 to 7:00.

If you are interested in joining the Blythewood Farmers Market please contact Michaela Barno at

Doko Meadows and Doko Manor...

Birthday Celebrations
Weekday Business Meetings
Family Reunions

 Give us a call at Town Hall,  
754-0501  ( M-F, 8 to 5) for information and prices or visit  

Our Lost & Found box at Town Hall is full of items left in the park. 

A bit of history from the Blythewood Timeline ... as I think of the 15,000 people who walked over the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston last Sunday to honor the 9 victims of the recent shooting.

In 1883, young Michael Langford left Blythewood to attend Vanderbilt Medical School. Upon graduation he opened a medical practice in Chapin and then in 1893 returned to Blythewood.

 Dr. Langford visited his patients on horseback or horse and buggy and then owned the first car in Blythewood.  In the early 1900's he built a house on Langford Road at Sandfield where he lived and practiced medicine.  In 1912 he was elected the Town Magistrate.

 Dr. Mike, as he was known,  practiced medicine until his death in 1930.  All of the school children in Blythewood School marched from the school to St. Mark's Lutheran Church for the funeral.  It is estimated that Dr. Mike delivered half of those children who paid their respect to this important Blythewood figure, the doctor who brought them into this world.

The scale and situation is much different than in the Charleston Peace Walk, but the message is the same. We share love and respect for those who work hard to make things better for all of us.