Friday, November 13, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, November 12th-14th

The Bravo Blythewood Holiday Market sponsored by the Town of Blythewood will be held:
Friday & Saturday, November 13 & 14, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 15 from 1:00 pm to 5 pm 

      This Weekend in          Blythewood    
November 12th, 13th & 14th

Flood Recovery Open House
Thursday, November 12
from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 
at Longleaf Middle School Cafeteria, 1160 Longreen Pkwy.
 Residents affected by October's devastating flooding can receive first-hand information about flood repairs, insurance, floodplain maps and more.  For more information call 576-2060 or email

Sign Ordinance
Lunch Meeting
November 18 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm  at Doko Manor

Changes in sign requirements for Blythewood town business were approved several years ago and for non-conforming signs, they finally go into effect January 26th, 2016. So that your business will be ready to meet these new requirements,
the Town of Blythewood, in partnership with the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce,
is hosting this important meeting. The town administrator, Gary Parker, and the town’s planning consultant, Michael Criss, will present these changes and take questions.
The meeting is from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Doko Manor, includes a delicious lunch, and is free and open to all who may have an interest in this issue!

 For more information or to register go to 

The Historical Society will have a members meeting Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 at the Langford-Nord House.

The Blythewood
Christmas Parade 
is Sunday,December 13th
at 3:00pm
and is now accepting applications for entries and sponsors.  Entry and sponsor forms can be found at

All net proceeds from the parade go to the Parade Scholarship Fund which awards scholarship money each spring to deserving high school seniors who live or attend school in the 29016 zip code.

Blythewood Library

Family Storytime
 Friday, November 13
10:30 to 11:00 for all ages.  Join the fun!

Blythewood Teen Book Club
Saturday, November 14
at 10:30 for ages 13-18.  
Come share books you are reading and learn what others are reading.  

Please sign up online at or call 691-9806



Town of Blythewood

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, November 16
7:00 pm at Doko Manor

Town Council Work Session
Tuesday, November 17
9:00 am at Doko Manor

The Bravo Blythewood
Holiday Market
sponsored by the Town of Blythewood will be held:

Friday & Saturday,
November 13 & 14,
 10 am to 6 pm 
and Sunday, November 15
from 1:00 pm to 5 pm 

The Holiday Market will be held in the building to the left of the IGA.
 There will be arts, crafts, food, music and a cafe.  Shop early and support our local artists and vendors and Bravo Blythewood!

For more information contact
Jean Bell at 394-2174.

Begin your Holiday Season by Remembering the Homeless

The 36th Annual Thanksgiving Souper
Thursday, November 19th
at Doko Manor

 Chick-fil-A will provide soup, crackers & tea from 5:30 to 7:00 pm with a $5.00 donation.

  For more information go to

Join the
 Blythewood High School Education Foundation & the Bengal Transition Group for
Flames of Hope Virtual 5K.

 Complete your virtual 5K Anywhere, Anytime,Anyway you like!
 Run, bike, walk or wheel your 5K any time during the month of November.

 A $25 registration fee includes an event medal and T-shirt. All funds raised will go to help students, teachers and the staff of RCSD2 who were impacted by the recent floods.

Register at or call 691-4090, ext. 28026 for more information.  

    Doko Manor
Let us help with a great        venue for ...
Birthdays, Family Reunions and Business Meetings 

for great pictures,
pricing and details 

 Call Town Hall at 754-0501 for
more information.

I love to check out the
Historical Society's timeline on occassion to get a perspective of where we came from and where we are now.  At the recent Town Council election debate it was mentioned that Blythewood may grow 60 % in the next 20 years.  Let's go back...

The first telephone service was provided to Blythewood by "Eargle Line" on US 321. This was a party line system built by local residents using poles donated by Boyd Eargle.

Fairfield Electric was started.

Blythewood Road and Langford Road were paved using different sizes of gravel experimentally.

McNulty Road was paved.

Mr. Jolly remembers that Farrow Road, SC 555 was still dirt.

All the candidates at the recent debate talked about growth. We are still fixing our roads and looking at infrastructure!