Christmas Eve in the Fields

BLYTHEWOOD – For the past ten years, Blythewood Presbyterian Church has gathered outside on Christmas Eve for worship, encouragement and fellowship – Christmas Eve in the Fields. This year, Christmas Eve in the Fields will again be outdoors, but with a few COVID-19 modifications: there is plenty of space at 441 Rimer Pond Road to […]

The Grinch in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – If the Grinch was determined to ruin Christmas for the children in Blythewood last weekend, he failed miserably. He made several appearances around town over three days, including seeing the Blythewood High School cheerleaders off to the state championship qualifier competition on Friday and on Sunday entertained at the children’s playground at Doko […]

It’s Christmas in Blythewood!

BLYTHEWOOD – As Freeway Music maker, Sophia Lynch, strummed her guitar to set the mood for the Town of Blythewood’s annual tree lighting, Town Councilman Donald Brock, Jr., welcomed a hundred or so guests socially distanced across the front lawn of the Town Hall. “For more than 20 years, the town hall tree lighting has […]

BW & RW to light trees this weekend

BLYTHEWOOD/RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway will host the Lights of Ridgeway on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Ridgeway Town Hall. Following the tree lighting, everyone is invited to tour the town’s Christmas lights – routes will be provided. There will also be shopping and dining specials at the town’s shops and restaurants. […]

O Christmas Tree!

BLYTHEWOOD – Hundreds of Douglas Firs arrived Monday at the Blythewood Rotary Club’s new Christmas Tree sales lot on Blythewood Road across from Palmetto Citizens Credit Union. About 20 Rotarians unloaded the trees, then set them up for display after the tree trunks were trimmed by members John Hancock, left, and Dennis Ballentine. The lot […]

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 […]

Rotary starts new town Christmas tradition

BLYTHEWOOD – When the man who sells Christmas trees every year on the vacant lot at the corner of Blythewood Road and the Food Lion shopping center mentioned to Blythewood Pharmacy owner David Thames last year that he was thinking about selling his Christmas tree business, Thames, a longtime member of the Blythewood Rotary Club, […]

Good weather, great parade

BLYHEWOOD – More than a hundred parade entries hand-waved through the streets of downtown Blythewood Sunday afternoon as thousands of children and their parents lined the parade route alternately waving back and collecting lollipops and other sweets from elves and candy walkers. The weather settled into the high 50’s under sunny/shady skies. It was the […]

Faust named BW parade grand marshall

BLYTHEWOOD – After being the cover girl for the October 17 issue of The Voice, Annie Faust, 103, has stepped up her game. Last month she was chosen by the Blythewood Christmas Parade committee to be the Grand Marshall in this year’s parade which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8. “I can’t believe it,” […]

Blythewood Tree lighting kicks off Christmas

BLYTHEWOOD – The lighting of the town Christmas tree is one of Blythewood’s most popular traditions, and this year it was one of the biggest. It happens on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Folks from the community gather on the grounds of Town Hall around 5 p.m. They visit, sing along with caroling choirs from area […]