Life in Summerville

February 13, 2020
Public Works Art Center Soft Opening

Public Works Art Center in Summerville

Public Works Art Center Building A welcome addition to downtown Summerville is the Public Works Art Center.  It is in the old Post Office at 135 West Richardson St.  Originally built in the 1930s, the building served as the town post office until the 1980’s.  The Summerville Commissioners of Public […]
February 8, 2020

Dorchester Paws – The Place to Find your Perfect Pet

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Dorchester Paws History Frances R Willis established Dorchester Paws in 1972 on Summerville land that was generously donated by Kapstone.  Formerly known as Frances R. Willis SPCA, today it’s known as Dorchester Paws.  Because it’s a 502(c)3 non-profit organization, any donations are tax-deductible.  Their […]
January 24, 2020
Guerins Pharmacy

Guerin’s Pharmacy – a Piece of Summerville’s History

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Guerin’s Pharmacy on Hutchinson Square is an excellent example of warm, southern hospitality.  Guerin’s is the oldest operating pharmacy in South Carolina.  It was established in 1871 and since 1876 there has only been two families who owned the business, the Guerin’s and the […]
December 12, 2019

Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival

Every year my family and a group of friends go to the Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival.  It’s the way we start our holiday every year. What is Mepkin Abbey? Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist monastery near Moncks Corner.  Roman Catholic monks established a community in 1949 on the site of […]
December 10, 2019

A Summerville Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time, and it becomes almost Norman Rockwell-like here in Summerville.  There is plenty to do around town for date nights and family outings. Summerville Events We started the season with the Christmas Tree Lighting and Live Window Display.  Many people came out to celebrate.  The streets […]
November 19, 2019

Palmetto Gaming – The New Gaming Store in Town

Are you a local gamer?  Or maybe you’re a parent or grandparent looking for new ways to connect with your kiddos?  I stumbled upon a new place in Summerville that holds a little spark of magic, which is saying a lot for someone who has never been a gamer! Palmetto […]
November 1, 2019

Summerville Events around town – November 2019

It’s November and with the holidays quickly approaching and fall weather finally here, it’s time to get out and do some things around town.  There is a lot to choose from and I’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the things going on in Summerville.  Let me know if you […]
October 18, 2019

Scarecrows on the Square in Summerville

Scarecrows on the Square is put on by the Junior Service League of Summerville every year.  If you haven’t seen Hutchinson Square this week, the scarecrows have been up since October 13th.  Businesses, civic groups, schools and individuals all contribute.  They’ll be on display this year until Friday, October 24th […]
October 8, 2019

Summerville Events – Oct to Nov 2019

Fall weather is starting to grace our days.  It’s the perfect time to get outside and do some of the things that are going on around Summerville.  Below is a list of events, festivals, live music and feasts coming up in the next month. Edisto Blackwater Boogie October 11, 2pm […]