Friday, August 28, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, August 27th-29th

Next Weekend, The Blythewood Butterfly Festival: A Special Arts-Based Festival Celebrating the Monarch ButterflySaturday, September 5, 9:00 to 6:00 at Doko Meadows Park

This Weekend in          Blythewood    
August 27th, 28th & 29th

Good Luck to all our Blythewood Teams this year!

The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Monthly Breakfast Meeting, September 8 at Doko Manor.

 This will be the annual high school football coaches meeting where the WHS and the BHS coaches and athlectic directors will present their outlooks and take questions about the current year.
Doors will open at 7:00, with breakfast at 7:30, catered by Lizard's Thicket and Iron Brew of BW.  Please register in advance
at and go to the Eventbrite link. 

For more than ten years,
the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce has been in charge of the town's annual Christmas parade.  However, the chamber board has recently decided to focus more on traditional chamber activities and has begun the transition to a citizen-committee-run Christmas parade with the town's blessing. 
The goal is to have the parade continue to act as a college scholarship fundraiser for deserving, local-area high school seniors.  This year's parade, on Sunday, December 13th, will be run by the chamber and the citizens committee together; with the 2016 parade run solely by the citizens committee.  The chamber would like to hold the first committee meeting in mid-September.  If you are interested in being a part of this exciting new effort, please contact the chamber's office manager, Kitty Kelly at (803) 712-3806 or

Blythewood Library
Friday Family Storytime
August 28 and September 4
10:30 to 11:00

Share books and songs for the
young and old!

Thursday, September 3
2:00 to 3:00

Learn to Download eMagazines
for adults
The Richland Library website has free eMagazines you can download.  If you have an iPad or other devices, bring it along and learn how to save money downloading magazines.

One more week and counting...
Blythwood Butterfly Festival: A Special Arts-Based Festival Celebrating the Monarch Butterfly

Saturday, September 5,
9:00 to 6:00 at Doko Meadows Park

The festival will celebrate the endangered Monarch butterfly through both visual and performing arts and will include educational information, informative sessions and exhibits in a community-wide effort to help sustain the migrating populations of the Monarch butterfly. 

Those interested in selling arts and crafts and those artists interested in submitting artwork for the Blythewood Butterfly Festival art competition should contact festival director, Jean Bell, at or call 803-550-9323 or 803-394-2179

Did You Know: "The caterpillar is a voracious eater, capable of consuming an entire milkweed leaf in less than five minutes. They gain about 2700 times their original weight, and in the process, excrete an abundant quantity of “frass” (or waste). "
"The Monarch butterfly can cumulatively lay about a maximum of 250 eggs per day at the rate of one egg at a time. The witnessed highest number of eggs laid by a monarch butterfly in captivity is 1179."
Thanks for the facts,

Town of Blythewood

Monday, August 31
Town Council Meeting
7:00 p.m. Doko Manor

Tuesday, September 1
Planning Commission Meeting 
6:00 p.m. Doko Manor

Town of Blythewood Election
Candidate Filings...

Filing Date Ends
September 2, 2015

Citizens desiring to be a candidate for 2 Councilmembers positions, terms ending in 2019,...

1 councilmember's position to fill the unexpired term of Bob Massa which ends November 2017 ...

and the Mayor's position, term ending in 2019.

Contact the Municipal Clerk, Melissa Cowan, to pay the required fee and file a Statement of Intention of Candidacy by the above date.

The general election will be held November 3, 2015 at Blythewood Park on 126 Boney Road. 
For more information call the Town Clerk at 754-0501.

Town of Blythewood Board Vacancies

Mayor Mike Ross
and Town Council are accepting volunteer applications from citizens interested in serving on the boards of the:

  •  Planning Commission ( 2 Seats) ,
  •  Board of Architectural Review (2  Seats)  and the
  • Board of Zoning Appeals ( 2 Seats). 

Applicants must reside in the town limits. All of the Seats are for a 3 year term and expire 9-30-18.

 Interested residents should submit an application online through the Town’s website as follows:
(1)    Go to .
(2)    Click on the Resident Resources link.
(3)    In the brown navigation frame on the left, click on the Boards and Commissions link.
(4)    Click on the Interested in Serving link to open the “Board or Commission Interest” form.
(5)    Complete the form and upload your resume or supporting information (or bring hardcopies to Town Hall).

If you need additional information about the purpose or duties of these Boards, please contact Melissa Cowan, Town Clerk at 803-754-0501.

 Doko Manor...a great Venue for:

Birthday Celebrations
Weekday Business Meetings
Family Reunions

Doko Meadows...

The soccer, football and Lacrosse fields, plus the amphitheatre and the multi-purpose field can be rented for a small per hour fee. Call  Pat Connolly at Town Hall for pricing.
No grills can be used at Doko Meadows and there are no picnic tables as yet.

Could be a great gift for the Town of Blythewood! 

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