Life in Summerville

June 2, 2021

The White Meeting House – The First Place of Worship in Summerville

The first settlers of the area were a group of Congregationalists from Dorchester, Massachusetts.  They sailed on the schooner Friendship with their minister, Reverend Joseph Lord, down the Ashley River.  They arrived to the area in 1696 and named their new settlement after their home township, Dorchester. Old White Meeting […]
May 28, 2021
Bee City Honey Shop

Bee City – A Love of Honeybees

Bee City Beginnings Bee City Farm is family-owned and operated.  Started over thirty years ago,  the family has a love for honeybees and a passion to educate people about the importance of bees to our world.  Right on their farm, they make many products from honey and beeswax.    Bee City […]
April 27, 2021
Charleston Earthquake 1886

Charleston Earthquake of 1886

Epicenter is in Summerville It is called the Charleston Earthquake of 1886, but did you know the epicenter was in Summerville? The reason it is called the Charleston Earthquake is because of all the damage that occurred in downtown Charleston. Summerville in 1886 was considered rural with far fewer buildings […]
March 16, 2021
One Coast Design

One Coast Design – The House and the Business

One Coast Design: Drawn to a Story The Coburn Hutchinson House in Summerville is both a studio and home to designer Michelle Woolley Sauter, owner of One Coast Design, specializing in custom interior design. After purchasing the home at 125 E. Richardson Ave. in 2018, Michelle and her electrical engineer […]
February 1, 2021

Summerville Events Around Town – February 2021

February is the month of love and presidents.  Break out of the winter blues and go do something!!  There is a lot to choose from and I’ve compiled a shortlist of some Summerville events going on in town. Valentine Card Making for Kids – Feb 13, 10-11am Children ages 3-10 […]
January 21, 2021
Pine Forest Inn

The Pine Forest Inn History

The Pine Forest Inn The Pine Forest Inn is a lost treasure in Summerville.  It sat on sixty acres and welcomed its first guests in 1891.  The internationally renowned hotel had four floors, elevators, and 150 sleeping apartments.  They hosted several famous guests, including U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William […]
January 14, 2021

Events in 2021 to Look Forward To

The New Year has arrived and with it, hopefully soon, the END of Covid19.  Vaccines will be available and 2021 will return to normal activities.  We will see smiling faces, give hugs, and attend the activities that were canceled in 2020. Events in 2021 Some activities we can hopefully look […]
January 8, 2021
Gyspy Parlor

Gypsy Parlor – a Cuban Delight

Gypsy Parlor Beginnings Stopped in at one of our newest restaurants, The Gypsy Parlor.  Magdalen Arango is the Executive Liaison.  She shared with me their history and how they started.  Originally it was a Food Truck.  After several permanent locations opened, they retired the food truck.  Now, the Gypsy Parlor […]
December 31, 2020
Summerville Events

January 2021 – Summerville Events Around Town

It’s January, a brand new year, thankfully and it’s time to get out and do some things around town.  I’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the things going on in Summerville that can be Covid safe.  Let me know if you go and how you enjoyed the event!! Summerville […]