• 2018 Summerville Red, White, and Blue on the Green

    The Town of Summerville will kick off the Independence Day celebrations with the annual Summerville tradition of fireworks at the Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex at Gahagan Park on 515 W. Boundary Street. The park will be the center of old-fashioned 4th of July family fun with musical entertainment, games, children’s’ activities, jump castles, and the ever popular patriotic newspaper hats.

    This is a FREE community event. Please do not bring your pets to this event.

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
    ​ 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Fireworks will begin at dusk. This is a weather permitting event.



  • Local Business Spotlight: Orangetheory Fitness

    Our local business spotlight for June is Orangetheory Fitness!

    If you have ever driven down Main Street and shopped in the plaza with EarthFare, you have seen Orangetheory Fitness. Maybe you have seen Orangetheory Fitness, but you don’t know what it is all about. You might think it is “just another gym”, but it’s not.

    What makes Orangetheory Fitness different?

    The theory behind what Orangetheory Fitness does is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). Members are
    provided a heart-rate monitor to enable the accurate tracking of the heart rate during the five-zone interval training
    sessions called the Orange 60. This is not the type of gym where you go and pick your machines and maybe reach the desired heart rate to achieve results. At OTF, the goal is for you to participate in a 1 hour group personal training workout that will create the “Orange Effect” in you.

    What is the Orange Effect?

    The Orange Effect takes a one hour class and enables you to burn extra calories for up to 36 hours. Not only do you get the benefits of a high intensity group training class, you get support from the personal trainers who lead the group.

    Do I have to already be in shape to participate?

    Absolutely not! Orangetheory Fitness training classes are for EVERYONE, from beginners to OTF veterans. The trainers are able to work with each student and tailor the program specifically to the person’s needs. That means if you are coming off an injury, they can work around that and help you reach your goals.

    Each studio is also equipped with state of the art equipment, sound, lighting, and decor. They also have separate men’s and women’s restrooms and showers, as well as lockers.

    If you are interested in finding out more, they are offer a FREE first class. In addition, anyone who joins and mentions seeing Orangetheory Fitness on Life in Summerville will get $10 off/month on their top membership options!* Get healthy and save money! What could be better than that?!?!

    Please support our businesses in town by sharing this post! Also, please follow Orangetheory Fitness Summerville on Facebook and Instagram!


    *offer valid only at the Orangetheory Fitness Summerville location

  • Dr. Dorothy Baker

    Local Business Spotlight: Summerville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

    Living in a community means that you come to know who is in business in your town. In an effort to bring attention to the businesses right here in our own town, I have started a monthly Local Business Spotlight. It is my hope that you will not only come back to see who gets the spotlight next, but that you consider doing business with our spotlight of the month. As a fairly small town, it is important to make sure we don’t forget the people who have chosen to pursue their livelihood and passion in the town of Summerville!

    So, join me in celebrating our very first Local Business Spotlight partner, Summerville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics!

    Dr. Dorothy Baker leads a wonderful staff of caring professionals who seek to make any dental experience a positive one. Dr. Baker is joined by Dr. Kathryn Stroud Bullwinkel, Orthodontist, and Dr. Katie Polley, who provides the practice’s older patients with high quality esthetic, and restorative dentistry.

    In May of 2017, Summerville Pediatric Dentistry moved into a brand new location in Collins Square at 384 E. 5th North St. in Summerville, while the Orthodontics part of the practice remains at the original location at 405 W. 5th North St.,


    Dr. Baker and her staff are a vital part of our community. It is her belief that “God has blessed her with the ability to practice in the Lowcountry, and seeks to glorify Him through the care she provides all of her patient families.” Because of that belief, the involvement of Summerville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in local events and charities is always something that the practice participates in when given the opportunity.

    Summerville Pediatric DentistryIn 2017, Dr. Baker was awarded the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Pediatric Dentist from the Summerville Journal Scene.  Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, Summerville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a great choice for the dental needs of your family!

    As a thank you to our readers, Dr. Baker and the staff at Summerville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has generously donated a money saving coupon for new patients to use! Feel free to print it out for your first appointment.




  • Reminisce Community by CalAtlantic Homes

    Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Summerville is a community called Reminisce. Located off of Butternut Road in the Knightsville section of Summerville, Reminisce offers quiet, family-friendly living with proximity to I-26 and downtown. With nearly 100 years of combined experience, Ryland and Standard Pacific have combined to form one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. CalAtlantic Homes proudly builds thoughtfully designed homes from coast to coast, with outstanding quality and an unwavering commitment to true customer service.

    Reminisce, a place where families and friendships are brought together.

    • Quiet, rural community, but only minutes to dining, shopping, schools, etc…
    • Incredibly friendly community – perfect for any stage in life.
    • Neighbors come together to host several events throughout the year to continue to build friendships.
    • Beautiful new phase open surrounded by protected wetlands for ultimate privacy and relaxation.
    • Several prime homesites available with your choice from nine diverse floorplans – anywhere from 1,409 sq. ft. up to 3,807 sq. ft.
    • Eight quick move-in homes available and ready for move in October & November of this year.
    • Spacious zero-entry community pool, along with covered cabana, picnic tables, and a kitchen – perfect for summer pool parties!
    • Students attend Dorchester II schools

    Reminisce offers single family homes starting from $205,000 and range in size from 1,409 to 3,807 square feet. New phase now selling, surrounded by protected woods for ultimate privacy!

    Please let me know if you would like to schedule a showing!



  • Did You Know Summerville Has a Town Theatre?

    Many people in and around the town of Summerville pass by a building located in Hutchinson Square and have no idea what is there. In a small building located at the end of some shops is the historic James F. Dean Community Theatre which houses the Flowertown Players. If you have never been to one of the shows, make sure to check one (or all) out this season! Some great shows are on tap!

    The James E. Dean theater was built in 1935 by Carolina Films, Incorporated. Each performance is handicapped accessible and offers a sound system for hearing enhancement for the hearing impaired. Admission ranges from $15 – $25 per person. The theatre is located at 133 S Main St, Summerville, SC 29483.

    What is set for the 42nd season?

    Make sure you check out the special member pricing for the season!