Thursday, March 10, 2016

This Weekend in Blythewood March 10th-12th

This Sunday, March 13th Spring Forward... Adjust Your Clocks !!

      This Weekend in          Blythewood    
March 10th, 11th &12th

 This Sunday, March 13th
Spring Forward all the vendors and supporters who came to MJ Mickens' event last Saturday.  Great crowd, great food, fun auction and a great cause!

 The Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting 
 of Dr.Steven Barnett's Medical Practice on Blythewood Road has been rescheduled until Thursday, March 24th. Hope to see you then. 

Blythewood After 5
March 17th,

Our March, Blythewood After Five networking event is also our Grand Re-Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the new world headquarters of Pure Power Technologies. 
This cutting-edge, advanced manufacturer of diesel fuel injection systems recently became an independent company. Now the Blythewood location is the company’s world headquarters and they have big plans to expand and become a major force in their industry and in the economic development of the Greater Blythewood area.  Don’t miss this opportunity to tour their state-of-the-art facility and enjoy another wonderful business networking event. 

 Please register in advance at

Students who live
or attend school in the 29016 area
or whose parents are active in the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce
may apply for a scholarship
being awarded to seniors who plan
to attend colleges or universities.

The application information and forms are on line at or call the Scholarship Chair, Sandy Khan, 
at 803-735-7979 for more information. All applications must be submitted by April 18th. 

Don't forget about
Camp Discovery's Spring Break Camp
for ages 6-11,
starting March 28- April 1st.
Each day the students will focus on a different "Wildlife 101" topic. Register online at or call 803-754-2008.


The Blythewood gymnasium at the Blythewood Academy, is situated on land given to the School District by the Hawley family.  Mrs. Hawley still lives across the street from the gym  and is now in her nineties.  The gym was built in 1938 for about $15,000 under the supervision of the WPA.

Blythewood Library

Family Storytime 
Fridays, March 11th & 18th
Share stories and songs with great storytellers at the library.

Saturday Storytime for Families
Saturday, March 12 & 26
10:30 to 11:00 am
Share stories, songs and more!

Please sign up at or call 691-9806 for more information.

St. Patrick's Day
is next week!
 Get out your GREEN!

Town of Blythewood

Board of Zoning Appeals
Monday, March 14
7:00 at Doko Manor

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

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

The Richland County Vector Control Program
will soon begin spraying
for mosquitoes.
 Residents are urged to do their part to keep the flying, buzzing insects under control.  

Here are a few preventive measures
 to use as you inspect your yard:
  • Empty, overturn or remove water-holding containers.
  • Use EPA registered insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to the instruction.
  • Clear drainage ditches of debris and weeds.
  • Pack tree holds with sand or cement.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters
  • Stock ornamental ponds with top-feeding minnows.
  • Maintain swimming pools properly. 
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and containers used to root plants at least weekly.
  • Put a screen on rain barrels to prevent mosquitoes from accessing the collected water.
Truck spraying in our area will usually be conducted between midnight and dawn. Beekeepers and people allergic to the products resmethrin or permethrin are urged to notify Vector Control by calling the County's Ombudsman Office at 803-929-6000.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and skills with the traveling Wall That Heals, please call Hazel Kelly at Town Hall, 754-0501 or email her at
The Wall That Heals will be in Blythewood starting May 26th.

The Blythewood Garden Club
and the Blythewood Historical Society
invite the community 

Thursday, March 17,
to the South Carolina Native Plant Heritage Event
at 7:00 pm in the Blythewood High School Media Center

Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium, USC will speak about S.C. native plants and Elizabeth Sudduth, Director Irving Department of Rare Books at USC will talk about Mark Catesby's Art and Work, an 18th Century naturalist and artist who studied and painted plants and animals of the Carolinas a hundred years before Audubon.  


Blythewood Historical Society
Preservation, Advocacy
and Education

Your membership is Historically Significant!

For more information or to request a packet call 803-754-0638, 803-261-9689 or 333-8133 (voicemail only) or write to us at

The Westwood High School
Actors theater
will present "Little Shop of Horrors" 
March 17 & 18
at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students age 8 to college, seniors citizens and the military and $3 for children 7 and under.  Call 691-4049 Ext. 35703 for more information.

The Miss Blythewood, South Carolina  Scholarship Pageant
is taking donations for its inaugural Beauty Pageant
to be held next October.

 Be the first to make a donation to put us on the map.
 Donations can include:
Monetary donations, prize/incentive donations such as gift certificates, goodie bag items, flowers etc.,

Refeshment donations for the contestants, judges and volunteers, or
Service donations such as photograhers, or videography services.  
The committee is working hard to make this an event to be remembered!  The donation forms are at Town Hall.  For more information call Traci Cooper,


 Remember Doko Manor
as you plan your
next family reunion, special birthday party, business meeting or wedding and reception. 

for details and pricing or call Town Hall
at 754-0501.