• Local Business Spotlight ~ Nothing Bundt Cakes

    Life in Summerville is proud to welcome a brand-new business to our town!

    Summerville residents are eagerly anticipating the opening of the only Nothing Bundt Cakes shop located on this side of the bridge. The new shop will be located at 1202 N. Main Street in the new plaza behind Sticky Fingers.

    If you have never had the pleasure of tasting one of their cakes, you are in for a real treat. You won’t find all different kinds of cakes, pastries, and cupcakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes. The name says it all! When you do something really well, there is no need to do anything else. Believe me, they succeed at making the best bundt cakes ever!

    Nothing Bundt Cakes specializes in making THE BEST in quality and flavor bundt cakes. They use only the finest ingredients and all 11 cake flavors and frostings are made on-site every day! So, don’t worry. Your bundt cakes are always fresh. Nothing Bundt Cakes come in 4 different sizes. My favorite is the mini bundlet. It is just enough for one person, but the taste will leave you wanting for more! Have a celebration or a party coming up? Get your supplies right in the shop. It makes it super easy! The best part is cakes are available for those who venture in the store (and always come out smiling), call ahead orders, or have the cakes delivered. 

    Right now a soft opening is planned for the end of September, but that could change depending on when the shop is able to open for business. To make sure you know when they open their doors to the public, please like their page on Facebook.. Also make sure to sign up for their Exclusive E-Club, where you will receive their official opening announcement, free bundtlets on your birthday, and get buy one-get one free bundtlet coupons sent straight to your email throughout the year! To sign up now, simply click here

    Welcome to Summerville, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and congratulations on being the Local Business Spotlight!

  • Dorchester and Berkeley Shelter Information for Hurricane Florence

    Dorchester County

    Dorchester County will open a pet-friendly shelter at DuBose Middle School, located at 1005 DuBose School Road, Summerville, SC 29483 at noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

    Residents evacuating to a shelter should pack minimally, bringing only the essentials i.e. bedding (blankets or sleeping bag, pillows, air mattresses or cots) personal hygiene products, a form of identification, all medications, important documents, a change of clothes, food and water for 3-4 days.

    Residents who feel they may need to relocate to a special medical needs shelter should call the SCDHEC triage phone line at 1-800-578-2031. 

    Shelters at Summerville High School, Woodland High School and St. George Middle School will be on standby to open if/when the need arises.

    Shelter Transportation is available. 

    Pets

    The Shelter will only accept crated, small, domesticated animals. At least one family member must remain on premise.

    Residents who would like to utilize the pet shelter will be responsible for bringing all pet supplies including, but not limited to the below:

    1. Leash
    2. Vaccination Records
    3. Pet Food
    4. Water & Food Bowls
    5. Sheet or Blanket to cover Kennel
    6. Litter and Litter Box
    7. Medication (if needed)
    8. Training Pads for kennel

    Use the map below to locate an open shelter in Dorchester County. View larger map

    Public evacuation shelters do NOT provide comforts. Shelter evacuees will be required to shelter in hallways while winds are in excess of 39 mph. Shelter capacities are determined by allocating 15 square feet per person. Shelters meant to provide a safe and secure structure from a storm or another disaster.

    What To Bring To A Shelter

    • Bedding – blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows
    • 1 Day Food Supply – consider special dietary needs
    • Essential Medications – fill any prescriptions to ensure enough supply 
    • Phone and Charger – bring extra battery packs or solar chargers
    • Personal Hygiene – toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. 
    • Clothing – consider rain gear and sturdy shoes
    • Infant Needs – formula, diapers, etc.
    • Unique Family Needs – consider persons who are elderly or have special medical needs 
    • Emergency Kit 
    • Children’s Items – reading books, stuffed animal, or coloring books

    Berkeley County

    Berkeley Middle School

    Cane Bay High School- This a pet-friendly location. Citizens must stay with their pets during their time at the shelter. Pet owners are NOT allowed to drop-off their pets at the shelters.

    Goose Creek High School will be open as a shelter to Berkeley County residents. It will also be a primary shelter for Charleston County residents in need of a shelter.

    St. Stephen Elementary

    The shelters will open in coordination with the evacuation orders (12 p.m. Tuesday, September 11).

  • Important Information regarding Hurricane Florence

    As is the case with living near any coast along the ocean, you sometimes have to deal with the potential for bad weather. Today is no different, although this one has the potential to be history-making. With Hurricane Florence heading the the direction of the coastal regions of North Carolina and possibly South Carolina, the local authorities in our county have asked that we share vital emergency information to those in the area. We still do not know exactly where this storm will make landfall, but everyone is being told to check your evacuation zones via the SCEMD app. All you have to do is enter in your address and it will tell you if you are in an evacuation zone. Even if you are not in the evacuation zone, you are being strongly advised to heed the warnings and plan accordingly.

    At 5am, the contraflow plan will begin, but you will not be allowed on the interstate as they get read for the lane reversal. Exits will be shut down and no one will be allowed eastbound. According to the SC Highway Patrol, there will be NO ACCESS into Charleston for the morning commute. At 12 noon, the lanes will officially be opened for contra-flow. If you get onto the lane reversal, you will ONLY be able to get off at the Ridgeville exit. If you miss that exit, you will have to go up to Orangeburg. 

    From the County: 

    All Dorchester County Administrative Offices, Courts, Convenience Sites, the Dorchester County Library, the Dorchester County Career & Technology Center (DCC&TC) and all Dorchester School Districts Two (DD2) and Four (DD4) Schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and will remain closed through Friday, September 14, 2018.

    A decision on office and school closures on Monday will be made and announced at a later date. 

    The sandbag distribution sites at Gahagan Park, Dorchester County Fire Rescue Station 21 and Wescott Park are out of sandbags. 

    Sandbag distribution will begin at Harleyville Town Hall and the Hutto Ace Hardware in St. George at 5:00 PM, today.

    Dorchester County Government staff and the Town of Summerville Public Work Department worked in tandem to make and distribute 15,000 filled sandbags to Dorchester County residents.

  • It’s Back to School Time Again, so Safety First!!!

    Let the moaning and groaning of getting up early for school begin again. Yes, it’s back to school time again! 

    Along with the excitement of children going to school, seeing their friends, and meeting their new teachers, there is something that the Summerville Police Department wants everyone to remember.

    SLOW DOWN IN SCHOOL ZONES!

    The Summerville Police Department shared a video on their Facebook page this week and I thought it was such a vivid reminder for everyone. 

    Courtesy of the USDOTNHTSA

    Also as important as speeding are the rules are for stopping when you see a school bus. A two lane road would be Central Avenue for example. a 4 lane would be Old Trolley Road. 

    Courtesy of Target Zero

    So many tragic accidents occur even before the students get to school or back to their homes. Be on high alert anytime you are near buses or a school. A child may not realize the danger and dart out into the street or some from behind a car. Accidents happen, but some can be prevented by being proactive.

    Let’s make the 2018/2019 school year a safe and accident-free one!

  • Summerville’s 2018 Sweet Tea Festival

    Did you know that Summerville, South Carolina is home the birthplace of Sweet Tea? It is and that is why each year out town celebrates the sweet concoction that so many love!

    This year’s event takes place during the Third Thursday event on September 20th from 4-8:30pm. 

    Sweet Tea will be flowing throughout the town at various shops and food will also be available. Third Thursday is a weekly event where you can browse the store, eat great food, and listen to local musicians. There will be special 2018 mugs to commemorate the occasion, so be on the lookout for them! The price for the commemorative mug will be announced shortly, but the children’s cups will be $1. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SUMMERVILLE DREAM REGARDING VENDORS!

    FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

    Interested in becoming a Sweet Tea Food Vendor? We cannot wait for all of the delicious food vendors that make this event so special! 
    Follow the link below to fill out the application due by Friday, September 7, 2018. Please note FOOD vendors are REQUIRED to make tea.

    ANTIQUES, CRAFTS, & VENDOR APPLICATIONIf you’re interested in becoming an Antique, Crafter or Vendor, follow the link to our application. All applications are due by Friday, September 7, 2018.

    SWEET TEA STOP​We also have an opportunity to be a Sweet Tea Stop! If your group, family business or organization has The Best Sweet Tea in town, join in the event and show off your sweet tea!