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Sherwood Forest Crier November 1, 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier November 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
November 1, 2022

SFNA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

The in-person Annual Meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30pm-8pm.

The meeting will also be available via Zoom.

Elections for the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer to serve for terms of two years will be conducted.

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!

A gluten-free lasagna dinner with bread and salad will be served courtesy of the church! The salad will be substantial for the vegetarians. Dinner will feed about 30 people, so first come, first served. Tea and coffee (regular and decaf) will be available.


Halloween in the Forest!

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe Halloween despite a short spell of the devil beating his wife!

Thanks to our hosts and organizers and everyone who helped make it happen again!

If you have pictures, post ’em on the Facebook private group…


SFNA Needs Your Input!

We’re still asking for your help with our Branding Survey to define what makes the Forest special to our residents!

Our request is to take a few minutes to have some family conversations, gather your thoughts and answer a short 4 question survey.

Take the short survey…


SFNA Forest Friends

Good news! We had a great response to our inaugural free native tree offering and 17 trees were delivered to Sherwood Forest neighbors! Keep your eyes open for small green yard signs that say a native tree has been planted in the yard, compliments of SFNA. We’ll repeat the offering again next year, so be thinking about whether you could use a new tree.

Fall is when everyone wants trees with color in their yards. Whether you are picking out trees to plant this fall or next, consider some of the following unusual native trees that do well in our area for good fall color: Chalkbark Maple (a small, southern variation of Sugar Maple), Blackgum (loves moist areas, but will tolerate drier conditions as well – shiny green leaves turn intense hues of yellow, orange, red and purple in the fall), Sassafras (the “mitten tree” with colorful shades of orange and red in fall), Turkey Oak (a small “scrub” oak that loves dry sandy soil and leaves turn a beautiful dark red in fall), Red Buckeye (attractive for it’s red blooms in the spring, it also has brilliant yellow foliage in the fall), and Tulip Poplar (tulip-like flowers in the spring and yellow leaves in the fall).

Whether you have planted a new tree or are considering one, check out the Forest Friends Planting and Care Guidance offered on our website


USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Saturday, November 20, 1pm-4pm

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


2022 General Elections
Tuesday, November 8

To register or check your status, or for other information see the Richland County website…

Sherwood Forest is divided between two voting Precincts: Ward 14 and Ward 17. Ward 14 includes the south side of Duncan Street to Kalmia, the west side of Kalmia south to Mimosa, and the south side of Mimosa to Beltline. Ward 14 is now in the 6th Congressional District.

Contested elections include: Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, U.S. Senate 2, U.S. House of Representatives District 06, and State House of Representatives District 75. There are two Statewide Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

To see a Sample Ballot, early voting information and more, see SCVotes.gov

Links to info on our candidates


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, December 3, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars! The November pickup has been rescheduled.

Adopt-A-Highway program…


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for the rest of 2022 and all of 2023!

Dues are only $20 for a year. Pay your dues or set up a recurring payment now online. Or pay at the next general meeting or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2023!


Subscribe to the Crier to get the email around the first of every month!


Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
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www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier October 27, 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier October 27, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
SPECIAL DELIVERY
October 27, 202

SFNA Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party
Monday, October 31, 4:30-7:30pm on Kalmia!

Cooler weather, leaves are thinking about changing, pumpkin spice is in the air, oh, and hot dogs!

Must be time for the Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party! Dress up your kids, pets or significant other and come out to be neighborly! We will provide hotdogs, chili and chips. Neighbors can bring sides or desserts. BYOB. Then the kids can trick or treat in the Forest!

The 400 and 500 blocks of Kalmia will be blocked off for the treats and tricking.

Contact Lauren Bradley at 678-637-5347 or Violet Beets at 803-403-5980, or email social@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more info or to help out.

Facebook event…


Trunk-or-Treat
A Spanish-speaking congregation of the Sherwood Forest ARP Church will have a Trunk-or-Treat event the same evening from 5-7pm with several cars with the trunks open and decorated for Halloween and filled with goodies. There will also be home-made ice-cream in the Fellowship Hall of the church.


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard. Join us at 6pm to meet and greet your neighbors!

The SFNA will elect our Board of Directors for 2 year terms. The officers are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Executive Committee Members. If you are interested in serving, contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618-402-8736‬ or president@sherwoodforestneighbors.org.

A lasagna dinner will be served courtesy of the church!


Crier emails
Stay up to date on neighborhood events, other local events and information of interest with our monthly email newsletter.

If you have questions, suggestions, announcements, or information of interest to the neighborhood, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Subscribe for free, no membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

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Sherwood Forest Crier, October 1 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier October 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
October 1, 2022

Halloween in the Forest!
Monday, October 31, 4:30-7:30pm

Cooler weather, leaves are thinking about changing, pumpkin spice is in the air, oh, and hot dogs!

Must be time for the Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party! Dress up your kids, pets or significant other and come out to be neighborly! We will provide hotdogs, chili and chips. Neighbors can bring sides or desserts. BYOB. Then the kids can trick or treat in the Forest!

The 400 and 500 blocks of Kalmia will be blocked off for the treats and tricking.

Contact Lauren Bradley at 678-637-5347 or Violet Beets at 803-403-5980, or email social@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more info or to help out.

Facebook event…


SFNA Gets Results!

SFNA worked to get neighborhood potholes fixed and have Sherwood Forest designated a 25mph neighborhood through constituent services and persistence with government folks!

Let us know if you have neighborhood concerns that we might be able to help with.


Branding Survey

A task force made up of volunteers in your Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association led by our VP Pat Mason is embarking on a project to build an image and identity that reflects how we all feel.

This first part of the process is meant to discover WHY residents and your children love living here. Our request is to take a few minutes to have some family conversations, gather your thoughts and answer a short 4 question survey.

Take the short survey…


SFNA Forest Friends

We hope everyone survived the little blow we just experienced, and family and friends are all safe!

Every time we have a big storm, we lose some trees, and folks often get scared and decide to cut down trees in their yard.

Please think carefully, though, before you cut down trees. If you are concerned, get trees evaluated by a professional arborist. Most healthy trees weather storms just fine. And trees provide so many other benefits. They actually help to absorb all the water from storms that would otherwise run off, erode property, and cause flooding. Large shade trees can lower summer temperatures by as much as 10 degrees – and it takes about 40% coverage of a given area to have that cooling effect. So every tree is important!

Our inaugural offer of free native trees for neighbors was a success! We are partnering with the Midlands Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society to order 15 requested trees. Most folks were interested in trees with fall color or spring blooms. Some of the favorites with blooms were Red Buckeye, Dogwood, and Redbud. Larger trees chosen with great fall colors were Blackgum, Sweetgum, and Persimmon. Keep an eye open for some of these new trees in the coming months!

While ordering through Forest Friends for this year is closed, the fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials. If you are looking for natives that support pollinators, birds, and other wildlife, check out the October 14th and 15th Midlands Native Plants Sale.

Did you know that pollinators contribute to one in every three bites of food we eat?! And pollinators rely mostly on native plants.

More info on Forest Friends…


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Saturday, October 16, 1pm-4pm

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Our guest speaker is Joshua Stone, UofSC Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, who will talk about home-grown edible mushrooms, and show us of the non-edible but interesting fungi in the Arboretum.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


SFNA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm

The next Annual Meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30pm-8pm.

Elections for the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer to serve for terms of two years will be conducted.

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!

Draft minutes from the August 10 general meeting…


2022 General Elections
Tuesday, November 8

October 7 – Registration deadline

October 28 – Deadline to apply for absentee ballot for General Election

To register or check your status, or for other information see the Richland County website…

Sherwood Forest is divided between two voting Precincts: Ward 14 and Ward 17. Ward 14 includes the south side of Duncan Street to Kalmia, the west side of Kalmia south to Mimosa, and the south side of Mimosa to Beltline.

Please note that US Congressional map redistricting now has Ward 14 in the 6th Congressional District!

Contested elections include: Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, U.S. Senate 2, U.S. House of Representatives District 06, and State House of Representatives District 75. There are two Statewide Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

To see a Sample Ballot and other voting information see SCVotes.gov


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, December 3, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars! The November pickup has been rescheduled.

Adopt-A-Highway program…


Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, September 1 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier September 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
September 1, 2022

National Night Out 2022

NNO was a great success enjoyed by all who attended!

Thanks to Sherwood Forest ARP Church for hosting us, the Columbia-Richland Fire Department, the musical entertainment, the volunteers who helped to set up the event, and to the neighbors who came out!

See a few photos on Facebook…
(You must be a member of the SFNA private group on Facebook!)


SFNA Forest Friends

The Forest Friends committee is accepting requests for free native trees 3-5 feet tall in 3 gallon containers until September 18th. We’ll help you choose a tree that suits your yard and needs. Contact Valerie Marcil for more information.

We’ve also just learned that Dominion Energy has posted new guidance on plantings appropriate for powerline areas. Learn why they trim and spray under and around lines, and how and what to plant to avoid drastic cutting and spraying on the Dominion Energy website.

Or, go directly to the newly posted list of native trees and shrubs that will work under or near power lines.

This is a great list of smaller native plants that would be good to use in complement to larger trees. Appropriate soils and conditions are listed for all plants, as well.

If you have specific questions or concerns, contact the City’s Forestry and Beautification Department at 803-545-3860 or Dominion Energy at 1-800-562-9308.

More info on Forest Friends…


Homeowner Insurance Offer

You may have seen a notice in your water bill or in the mail that the City of Columbia has arranged with HomeServe USA to offer insurance for your exterior sewer and water lines, and indoor plumbing.

SFNA wanted to find out more about the offer. Our Treasurer Henry Nechemias found HomeServe charges $9/mo. ($108/yr.; first year is 50% off) to cover both exterior water and sewer lines between your house and the street or water meter.

Henry checked with his State Farm agent who said their rider costs $66/yr. for similar coverage, but with specific limits and a $500 deductible. With State Farm, the maximum benefit drops from $10,000 down to $2,500 when your home is over 50 years old. There is no limit through HomeServe for water lines, and a $10,000 limit for sewer lines.

HomeServe’s website also indicates that they partner with Dominion Energy for an expanded range of insurance coverages, but we didn’t investigate those!

SFNA takes no position regarding these policies, but does suggest checking with your homeowner’s policy first to see if it makes sense to add this coverage through your existing policy rather than buying a separate policy.

Be a smart consumer; check and compare!

HomeServe plan info…


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Saturday, September 18, 1pm-4pm

Join us as L.L. “Chick” Gaddy teaches us about the Trees of Georgia, common genera found in the US Southeast and in the Caucasus mountains of the country of Georgia, where he recently finished a plant expedition. Gaddy is an independent scholar and president of environmental consulting firm, terra incognita.

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


SFNA General Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm

The next Annual Meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30pm-8pm.

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!

Draft minutes from the August 10 general meeting…


Crier emails
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.

If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, August 1 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier August 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
August 1, 2022

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 6-8pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

Join us to celebrate the neighborhood, get to know your neighbors and local City safety services.

  • Door Prizes
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Moctezuma’s Taco Truck
  • Displays on Historic Businesses in the Forest and The Belser Arboretum
  • Live Music
  • Children’s Playground
  • Policemen and a Firetruck!

Facebook event…

National Night Out website…


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30pm-8pm. The plan is to meet via Zoom (Meeting ID: 863 8990 6648 Passcode: 649565).

The Forest Friends committee has invited Ann Huyler, Reforestation Program Coordinator with the City of Columbia, to explain the City’s street tree planting program and how to get a free street tree! Each year the City plants 500 trees along City streets, and residents can request one or more to go in front of their yard.

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!

Draft agenda for the August 10 meeting…

Draft minutes from the May 11 general meeting…


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 20, 9:30-11am

Join your neighbors in keeping our beautiful neighborhood clean! It usually takes each volunteer less than an hour and it can really make a difference. Plus, it’s an easy way to meet your neighbors and a chance to do good. Mark your calendars and join us!

Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves. Pickers and trash bags are provided.

Contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or appearance@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more information.


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, August 21, 1-4pm

Sean Foley, Curator of Herpetology at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, will give a herpetological overview of the Midlands, and lead a walk to look for Arboretum amphibians.

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


SFNA Forest Friends

Forest Friends is a neighborhood program to increase understanding of the urban forest that we live in, with incentives to retain and add native trees.

Forest Friends is taking orders for free trees! These will be native trees 3-5 feet tall in 3 gallon containers. We have funds for about 20 trees, which need to be requested in August and September, with pick-up in mid-October.

Fall is a great time to plant trees, giving roots time to get established before the new growth of spring and hot weather of summer. Contact Valerie Marcil for more information.

The Midlands Chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society‘s August meeting will feature Dr. Bob Polomski, Associate Extension Specialist – Environmental Horticulture/Arboriculture presenting a program about assessing tree health.

The program will be presented via Zoom at 7pm:
Zoom link…
Meeting ID: 863 5575 1107
Passcode: 088268

Please contact Valerie Marcil if you would like to be a Forest Friend!


Crier emails
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.

If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, July 1 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier July 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
July 1, 2022

Neighborhood Profile Updated!

The Officers and Executive Committee, and other neighbors have been fine tuning the neighborhood description for the website, social media and other uses to promote SF using history and current features. You can even use it to market your property, but why would anyone want to leave the Forest?

Take a look at the home page at sherwoodforestneighbors.org and let us know what you think!


Upcoming Events in the Forest


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, July 17, 1-4pm

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 6-8pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

Mark your calendars for our next community event National Night Out. Since 1984 on the first Tuesday in August, NNO has enhanced the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The best way to build a better community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings; making communities safer and more caring places to live.

There will be food, games for the kids, music, camaraderie, and maybe police cars and firetrucks!

Tell a neighbor. Better yet, bring them along.

Stay tuned! More details to come.

National Night Out website…


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8pm

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30pm-8pm. The plan is to meet via Zoom (Meeting ID: 863 8990 6648 Passcode: 649565).

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 20, 9:30-11am

Contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or appearance@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more information.


SFNA Forest Friends

Forest Friends is a new Sherwood Forest neighborhood program. It is being designed to increase understanding of the urban forest that we live in, with incentives to retain and add native trees. Most of us appreciate our wooded neighborhood, but we may not realize the full value of it.

Each month, this column will focus on a different benefit of our forest. Stay tuned for more information, and in the meantime be thankful for your shade trees that help keep your house and yard cool in our hot summers!

Please contact Valerie Marcil if you would like to help further develop this program. We would especially like one or two younger neighbors!


What Are These Flags and Paint Markings?

In the ongoing effort to update our water and sewer lines, the City of Columbia and its contractors are working in our neighborhood.

The flags and paint markings are installed by utility locator companies to identify the approximate location of buried utilities so that the City contractors or you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line.

The color codes are:

  • Blue – potable water
  • Green – sewer and drain lines
  • Yellow – gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or gaseous materials
  • White – proposed excavation
  • Pink – temporary survey markings
  • Red – electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
  • Orange – communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
  • Purple – reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines

You or your contractor should call 811 or use the South Carolina 811 center’s website a few business days before you begin any digging, including common projects like planting trees and shrubs or installing fences and mailboxes.

South Carolina 811…

National 811…


Frogtown Segregation Wall Dedication Invitation
Saturday, July 2, noon-1pm

Sherwood Forest resident families are invited to participate in a coming together celebration acknowledging the historical roots of the Frogtown neighborhood going back to the 1930’s.

A commemorative plaque on the cinderblock wall will be dedicated Saturday, July 2. Event assembles at 3812 Monroe Street. The project is being produced by descendants of the Founders of the Frogtown Community.

Celebration schedule…
Eventbrite event…


Crier emails
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.

If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, June 1 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier June 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
June 1, 2022

Neighborhood News

New Association Officers
Mark Hering tendered his resignation as President of the Association. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service and support to our neighbors. Vice-President Gail Wojtowicz assumed the presidency.

Our bylaws state that an election is required for an interim officer to serve until the annual elections the last quarter of the year. Gail proposed Pat Mason as Vice President. Ed seconded the motion. Discussion did not reveal another candidate. Pat was elected unanimously to serve as interim VP.


Block Captains
Pat Mason is heading up our effort to re-establish the neighborhood block captains program. Block captains are the SFNA’s eyes and ears in the Forest. For more information, contact Pat at pmason@carolinaliving.com.


Forest Friends
Valerie Marcil has suggested forming a group called Forest Friends to educate, advise and assist SF homeowners on managing their trees and gardens. If you are interested, contact Valerie at vallg29205@gmail.com.


Sign Toppers
Thanks to neighborly volunteers, three missing Sherwood Forest sign toppers were recently replaced! There are still two entire street sign posts that need to be replaced and SFNA is working on that!


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, June 19, 1-4pm

Open House this month falls on Juneteenth and Father’s Day. All are welcome to celebrate the afternoon in the shade of the forest. Gates are open at 4080 Bloomwood Road and Wilmot Avenue.

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

Mark your calendars! Details to come…


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8pm

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30pm-8pm. The plan is to meet via Zoom.

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 20, 9:30-11am

Contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or appearance@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more information.


Crier emails
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.

If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, May 1 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier May 1, 2022
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
May 1, 2022

SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30pm-8pm

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30pm-8pm. The plan is to meet via Zoom.

Items to be discussed include…

  • Status of speed limit change to 25MPH
  • Speeding along Kilbourne Road
  • Status of road repairs
  • Updates to Welcome Packet
  • SFNA Forest Friends program to promote maintaining and adding to the natural forest cover in the neighborhood
  • Upcoming events including National Night Out

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, May 21, 9:30-11am

Join your neighbors in keeping our beautiful neighborhood clean! It usually takes each volunteer less than an hour and it can really make a difference. Plus, it’s an easy way to meet your neighbors and a chance to do good.

Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 9:30am. Pickers and bags will be supplied. Please wear appropriate attire.

Contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or appearance@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for information or any questions.


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, May 15, 1-4pm

All are welcome to join us at Open House the 3rd Sunday of every month. Gates are open at Bloomwood Road and Wilmot Avenue.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.


Richland Recycles Day
Saturday, May 14, 8am-noon

Richland County residents only (ID required) can drop off a variety of household items for Richland Recycles Day at the S.C. State Fairgrounds.

Materials accepted at this event:

  • Electronics (computers, printers, televisions, telephones)
  • Scrap metal (appliances, bicycles, metal chairs, metal shelving, lawn mowers with no gasoline or oil)
  • Tires (car, light truck, motorcycle)
  • Household hazardous waste (paints, stains, sealers, solvents, household cleaners, household chemicals, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, acids, bases, mercury, fire extinguishers, propane tanks)
  • Paper to shred (limit five boxes or bags per household)

For more information, call or see the Facebook event.


Midlands Gives Day
May 3, 2022

Midlands Gives is an annual giving day presented by the Central Carolina Community Foundation to raise money and awareness for local nonprofits. Select your beneficiary from 540+ Midlands-area organizations active in areas including community, faith, health, environment, arts and more.

Midlands Gives


Crier emails
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.

If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

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© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, April 1, 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier April 1, 2022
Hear ye, hear ye!
Here is your

SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
April 1, 2022


Spring Fling Block Party
Saturday, April 2, 4pm to 7pm

THIS IS NO JOKE!

SFNA will sponsor a street party on April 2 from 4pm to 7pm on the 400-500 blocks of Kalmia Drive!

The event is low key. This is an opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another. There will be live music, compliments of the band Neon Browne. Please bring a snack to share (if you wish) and everyone should bring their own beverages!

You would be a fool to miss this celebration!

Facebook event…


UofSC Belser Arboretum April Events

Sustainable Yard Tour
Sunday, April 3, 10am to 5pm

The Belser Arboretum and a home in Sherwood Forest are on this free self-guided tour of 11 sites, including 7 homes, hosted by Sustainable Midlands. It will showcase planet-friendly practices anyone can use at home.

You must register to be sent addresses to the private homes on the tour.

Register at EventBrite…


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, April 17, 1-4pm

Open House falls on Easter this year. All are welcome to enjoy a walk in the spring woods. Gates will be open on Wilmot and Bloomwood.


Earth Day at the Arboretum
Saturday, April 23, 11am-2pm

John Nelson, Curator Emeritus of the UofSC A. C. Moore Herbarium and Sherwood Forest resident, will lead two tree walks at times to be announced.

This event is sponsored by Columbia Green.


Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.

Please leave pets at home for all events.


What is Kalmia?

This is the question which is the answer to the clue “The main street of Sherwood Forest”

But Kalmia is also the name of a plant called Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) also called calico-bush or spoonwood. It is a flowering shrub or small tree related to azaleas, rhododendron and blueberries which is native to the eastern United States. Chances are that it was present in Forest before the land was cleared and so gave the name to the street. There are specimen plants in the Arboretum!

More info…


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30pm-8pm

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30pm-8pm. The plan is to meet via Zoom.

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, May 21, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars!

Contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or appearance@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for information or any questions.


SFNA Calendar

Take a look at our new and improved Calendar on the website! It includes General Meetings, Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickups, special events (aka parties!), solid waste pickups and more.

SFNA Calendar…

You can subscribe using your calendar program by downloading calendar.ics


Crier emails
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.

If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online


Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, March 22, 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier March 22, 2022
Hear ye, hear ye,
Here is your

SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
SPECIAL DELIVERY
March 22, 2022

Spring Fling Block Party
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 4pm to 7pm

SFNA will sponsor a street party on April 2 from 4pm to 7pm on the 400-500 blocks of Kalmia Drive!

The event is low key. This is an opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another. There will be live music, compliments of the band Neon Browne. Please bring a snack to share (if you wish) and everyone should bring their own beverages. Tables will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Facebook event…


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2022!

While you are at it, just provide the name, address and email of a neighbor who is new to the neighborhood or has never been a member, and they will get a gift membership for 2022!

Dues are only $20. Pay your dues or set up a recurring payment now online. Or pay at the next general meeting or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2022!


Crier emails
Stay up do date on neighborhood events, other local events and information of interest with our monthly email newsletter.

If you have questions, suggestions, announcements, or information of interest to the neighborhood, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Subscribe for free, no membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.

To subscribe, email membership@sherwoodforestneighbors.org or subscribe online

Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.

JOIN NOW!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2022 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.