Thursday, December 17, 2015

This Weekend in Blythewood, December 17th-19th

One week and counting until jolly old St. Nicklaus comes!

      This Weekend in          Blythewood    
December 17th, 18th & 19th

One week and counting until jolly
old St. Nicklaus comes!

Blythewood Library

Family Storytime
 Friday, December 18
10:30 to 11:00 for all ages.  Join the fun!

Get Excited and Make something!
Tuesday, December 29
3:00 to 4:00 pm
for ages 6-8 and 9-12
Be creative with all kinds of materials, as we invent, experiment and create.

Please sign up online at or call 691-9806

  Kick off the New Year right by getting outdoors!  Bring the whole family out for
a nature walk at Camp Discovery in Blythewood on January 1, 2016
from 10 to 12 noon.

The hike through meadow and woodland habitats will be led by members of the Midlands Master Naturalist Association. Kids will have the opportunity to make their own bag of trail mix to bring along on the hike, and we'll all warm up afterwards with hot cocoa! 
  A donation of $10 per family is suggested, and can be paid at the time of the hike.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress warmly!! 

 Contact Sara Green, SCWF Director of Education, through email, ( or by calling (803) 609-4778.
Camp Discovery is located at 208 Claude Bundrick Road, Blythewood. 

   The Town has a tree ordinance
that requires any property owner within the town limits to apply for and get a Permit to cut down any tree on your property with a diameter at breast height of 8 inches or greater and measures 4.5 feet above the ground. 

   There is the exception that allows you to cut down one tree of that size every two years without a tree removal permit.
A tree removal permit may be granted where the location of any tree impacts a septic field, where the location makes it a hazard to structures or life, where it may inhibit the enjoyment of a pool, patio, or deck, or where the location of an existing tree provides no alternative but to place a structure outside the permitted building setbacks.  In such a circumstance and also if a tree is dead, dying or diseased, the Zoning Administrator can issue a tree removal permit. If you choose to use a tree service, ask them if they have the required Blythewood contractor's business license.

For further information contact Town Hall at 754-0501 and ask for Kirk Wilson.

Christmas Fun Facts...
to show how smart you are at the holiday dinner table!

   Given the different time zones, Santa has 31 hours to deliver gifts, but his reindeer really have to fly, since that means visiting 823 homes per second.

   The U.S. Postal Service delivers 20 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

 The first candy cane dates back to 1670 in Germany. According to holiday lore, a choirmaster distributed sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherds’ crook to quiet his young singers during Christmas services. Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.

Town of Blythewood

Board of Architectural Review
Monday, December 21
 7:00 pm
at Doko Manor

Town Council Meeting
Monday, December 28
7:00 pm
at Doko Manor

Good News!
Barring weather and unforeseen circumstances, Rimer Pond Road construction will be completed by this week as reported by the manager of the project!  There is a Santa Claus!

A huge Thank You
to the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce and the wonderful Committee that worked many, many hours on the Christmas Parade...and to Kitty Kelly who kept everyone and everything straight! What a great parade!

Did you know...

Santa Claus, Indiana: America's Christmas Hometown:

This famous town is home to the world's only post office with the Santa Claus name!  Visit Christmas-themed attractions throughout the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, such as Santa's Candy Castle, Santa Claus Christmas Store, Santa's Stables, and more.

 Doko Manor...
Let us help with a great        venue for your 2016 wedding, birthday, family reunion or  business events.
(The  2016 calendar is already
filling up! )     

for great pictures,
pricing and details
 call Town Hall at 754-0501
more information.