VillageChurch presents Night of Hope on March 23

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s VillageChurch will host Night of Hope at Palmetto Citizen’s Amphitheater in Doko Park on Tuesday, March 23, featuring former USC Football Chaplain Adrian Despres. The church’s pastor, Erik Estep, said the public is invited to hear Despres present a message of hope. The VillageChurch Band will lead the music, and there will […]

Dr. Portia

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Historical Society’s Women’s History Month’s presentation featuring Blythewood’s first female doctor, Dr. Portia Lubchenco, was held at the Doko Manor on Sunday.  Presenters for the program were, from left: organizer of the event Doris Coleman, Blythewood attorney and Dr. Portia researcher Bob Wood and screenplay writer Millie West. The program detailed Dr. […]

Doko Rib Fest set for March 13

BLYTHEWOOD – The second annual Doko Rib Fest Cookoff, sponsored by the Town of Blythewood will be held this Saturday, March 13, in Doko Meadows Park There are to be three competitive cooking divisions, each with entry fees and trophies presented to the winners. Total prize money distributed per division as follows: 20 professional teams […]

Blythewood Historical Society presents Women’s History program March 14

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society will feature Blythewood’s first woman physician, Dr. Portia Lubchenco in its first Women’s History Month celebration set for Sunday, March 14 from 3-5 p.m., at the Doko Manor. A remembrance of the life and legacy of Lubchenco, the first female doctor to practice medicine in Blythewood will be presented […]

BH month program set for Feb. 26

BLYTHEWOOD – In celebration of Black History Month, the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum will host a virtual black history program, “And Still We Rise.” “Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concern for the health and safety of our community, we will not have an in-person event this year,” program director Doris Coleman said. We will […]

BW okays July 3 fireworks, awaiting Commerce approval

BLYTHEWOOD – Council voted Monday night to go forward with the July 3rd Fireworks in Doko Park. Due to COVID restrictions, the popular event, which draws as many as 5,000 to the park every July 3, was not held last year. Because it was cancelled after it was scheduled, the Town was obligated per contract […]

BW remembers and thanks veterans

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society’s annual Veterans Day event lived up to the hype. About 200 people turned out in ideal fall weather Sunday afternoon to honor, remember and thank veterans at the Palmetto Citizens Credit Union Amphitheater in Doko Park. As the ceremony opened and the strains of the National Anthem swelled in […]

Blythewood Christmas Parade canceled

Tree Lighting Set for Sunday, Dec. 6 BLYTHEWOOD – During a special called meeting on Oct. 29, town council voted unanimously to host the town’s annual tree lighting, but voted to cancel this year’s Christmas parade. The vote on the parade was 4-1, with Mayor Bryan Franklin voting against. “I’m a ‘no’ because I really […]

Blythewood Artists Guild Holiday Market

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Artists Guild may have found a new permanent home, right in the heart of Blythewood at the Doko Manor, where the group held its annual Holiday Market last weekend. “We had a wonderful turnout of both vendors and shoppers,” one of the event’s organizers, Susan Pence, said following the three-day market. […]

Veterans Day set for Sunday in Doko Park

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum and the Town of Blythewood will host the town’s annual Veterans Day Celebration at Doko Meadows Park on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3-5 p.m. The event will be held outside at the Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union Amphitheater and the park to allow for social distancing, with […]