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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, April 1, 2022

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier April 1, 2022
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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
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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.

Sherwood Forest Crier, March 1, 2022

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

Walkable Neighborhood!
As seen in ColaDaily, Columbia scored 35 out of 100 on Walk Score’s walkability meter, making it a “car-dependent” city. But Sherwood Forest scored in the top five most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods!
Read more…


SFNA February General Meeting Minutes
A number of topics were discussed including speed limits, street humps, road repairs, neighborhood entrance signs, and future events.
Read the minutes…
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!


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, March 20, 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.

Dr. David Coyle from Clemson Extension will be the speaker at the March Open House. He is an entomologist specializing in forest health and invasive species.

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


Welcome Spring Street Party
SFNA will sponsor a street party on April 2 on the 400-500 blocks of Kalmia Drive!

Mark your calendars!

More details to come…


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

Please plan to 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!

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


City of Columbia Reforestation Program
Keeping the Trees in the Forest!

An SFNA neighbor alerted us that the CoC had recently planted three trees on the 3800-3900 blocks of Yale. This was done as part of the CoC’s Forestry and Beautification Department’s Reforestation program which plants trees to replace those which die or have been removed due to safety hazards in the City’s right of way.

Tree planting is done from November to March when the trees are dormant so it is a little late for planting this season. But you can see if your property is eligible and start the process now by contacting Ann Huyler, Reforestation Program Coordinator, at ann.huyler@columbiasc.gov

More info…


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


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!

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

JOIN NOW!

SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor | SFNA Twitter

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

Sherwood Forest Crier, February 1, 2022

Sherwood Forest Crier, February 1, 2022

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

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

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9 from 6:30pm-8pm and will be held via Zoom.

The meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8035302436. Meeting ID: 803 530 2436.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Reducing the speed limit in our neighborhood to 25 mph as Shandon has done.
  • Getting speed humps added on Kalmia and possibly other of our streets.
  • Identifying streets that need maintenance so we can give a consolidated list to the City or DOT.
  • Promoting Sherwood Forest as the home of the UofSC Belser Arboretum – both to promote the Arboretum, and also to promote SF as a great place to live.
  • Adding entry way signs identifying our neighborhood.

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


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, February 12

Please plan to 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!

Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 9:30am. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves.

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


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, February 20, 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.


Crier emails
These informational emails 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 information of interest to the neighborhood, 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


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!

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

JOIN NOW!

SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor | SFNA Twitter

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

Sherwood Forest Crier, January 1, 2022

Sherwood Forest Crier, January 1, 2022

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

Holiday Parties in the Forest!

The Allen’s Way Family Fun event was a great neighborhood success! Thank you Kay Hampton and Margaret Bodman for a fantastic Holiday Event! The children got to meet Santa and take a hay ride. It was a delightful! See some pictures on the SFNA Facebook group…

The 12th Night Adult Drop-In scheduled for Friday, January 7 has been canceled due to the worsening COVID-19 conditions.

Please remember to implement all pandemic protocols being recommended to combat the surge at all your gatherings and activities in the new year.


Two for Twenty for Twenty-Two

Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association now for ’22 for only $20.

But wait! there’s more! Get 2 for only $20!

Join now for ’22 and join for a new member neighbor at the same time for the same $20!

SFNA works to provide opportunities to create neighborhood unity, provide information of interest to our neighbors, and promote and enhance the Forest as a desirable location to live, work, and play!

The SFNA can speak with one voice to address issues affecting our neighborhood regarding City services, utility work, code violations, and other problems or opportunities.

Dues are used to provide refreshments and cover other expenses at our meetngs and events, support the Arboretum (in particular, the gardens at each entrance which SFNA had installed and maintains), refill pet waste station bags, install and maintain street sign toppers (which unfortunately is an ongoing task), for our online presence, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Pay your dues or set up a recurring payment now online at sherwoodforestneighbors.org or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205, and you will be paid up through 2022!


UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, January 16, 1-4pm

All are welcome to join us at Open House, always 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.


SFNA November General Meeting Minutes

Officers were elected and reports from the President and Treasurer were presented.

Read the minutes…

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, February 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!

Refreshments will be served.


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, February 12

Mark your calendars!

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


Almost Everything You Need to Know About Garbage and Recycling in the Forest!

Get your new year off to a tidy start with the pickup schedule wizard and ways to responsibly deal with your refuse!

Read more…


Crier emails
These informational emails 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 information of interest to the neighborhood, 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


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2022!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. 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!

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

JOIN NOW!

SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor | SFNA Twitter

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

Sherwood Forest Crier, December 1, 2021

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier December 1, 2021
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
December 1, 2021

Holiday Parties in the Forest!

Family Fun with Santa!
Saturday, December 4, 4pm-7pm

Join your Sherwood Forest Neighbors Saturday December 4th from 4pm-7pm on Allen’s Way culdesac for some holiday fun. Neighbors are invited for a Christmas drop in with hay ride and visit from Santa.

BYOB, park on Bloomwood or walk, and bring a mask if you want your child to sit on Santa’s lap.

Night Out with Adults!
Friday, January 7, 6pm-9pm

The 12th Night Adult Gathering is set for Friday, January 7th hosted by Regina Monteith at 530 Kilbourne Road. The property is known as Bloomwood, the original 1920’s home of W. Gordon Belser.

Strict Covid-19 proof of vaccination is required. Traditional potluck protocols will apply with beverages furnished by the Association.


Two for Twenty for Twenty-Two
Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association now for the rest of ’21 and all of ’22 for only $20.

But wait! there’s more! Get 4 for only $20!

Join now for ’21 and ’22 and join for a new member neighbor at the same time for the same $20!

SFNA works to provide opportunities to create neighborhood unity, provide information of interest to our neighbors, and promote and enhance the Forest as a desirable location to live, work, and play!

The SFNA can speak with one voice to address issues affecting our neighborhood regarding City services, utility work, code violations, and other problems or opportunities.

Dues are used to provide refreshments and cover other expenses at our meetngs and events, support the Arboretum (in particular, the gardens at each entrance which SFNA had installed and maintains), refill pet waste station bags, install and maintain street sign toppers (which unfortunately is an ongoing task), for our online presence, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Pay your dues now online at sherwoodforestneighbors.org or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205, and you will be paid up through 2022!


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

All are welcome to join us at Open House, always 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.


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
The regularly scheduled clean up has been postponed to a date to be determined.


Crier emails
These informational emails 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 information of interest to the neighborhood, 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


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2022!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues 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!

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

JOIN NOW!

SFNA Facebook Page | SFNA Facebook Group | SFNA Nextdoor | SFNA Twitter

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Columbia, South Carolina
www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org
© Copyright 2021 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.

Sherwood Forest Crier, November 1, 2021

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier November 1, 2021
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
November 1, 2021

Halloween Hot Dog Haunting!
We think all in attendance would agree that the bash was a blast! Crazy costumes, happy kids, and good food and company! Thanks go to our hosts Lauren Bradley and Violet Beets, and to everyone else who contributed to make the event one to remember!

If you have photos, post them on Facebook with the tag #sfnahalloween2021


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

The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 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!

Topics for discussion include having the speed limit changed neighborhood-wide to 25mph just as Shandon did, having speed bumps installed on Kalmia, neighborhood events, activities, and priorities for 2022.

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 Mark Hering at 803-360-9527‬ or markhering@aol.com.

Refreshments will be served.


Two for Twenty for Twenty-Two
Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association now for the rest of ’21 and all of ’22 for only $20.

But wait! there’s more! Get 4 for only $20!

Join now for ’21 and ’22 and join for a new member neighbor at the same time for the same $20!

SFNA works to provide opportunities to create neighborhood unity, provide information of interest to our neighbors, and promote and enhance the Forest as a desirable location to live, work, and play!

The SFNA can speak with one voice to address issues affecting our neighborhood regarding City services, utility work, code violations, and other problems or opportunities.

Dues are used to provide refreshments at our events, support the Arboretum (in particular, the gardens at each entrance which SFNA had installed and maintains), install and maintain street sign toppers (which unfortunately is an ongoing task), for our online presence, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Pay your dues now online at sherwoodforestneighbors.org or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205, and you will be paid up through 2022!


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

All are welcome to join us at Open House, always 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.


City of Columbia Municipal Elections
Tuesday, November 2

The City of Columbia municipal election for mayor and an at-large council seat will be held Tuesday, November 2.

More information at vote411.org…

To see a Sample Ballot and other voting information, visit SC Votes…


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Postponed

The clean up regularly scheduled for Saturday, November 13 is postponed to a date to be determined.


Bringing the Forest Back to the Forest!

Longleaf pines used to cover our neighborhood and much of the coastal plain, and we are lucky in the Forest to still have a few examples. Longleaf pines (Pinus pilustrus) are distinguished by their 9″ to 12″ dark green needles, large 6″ to 10″ cones, and their unique grass and bottle brush stages as they grow. There is a young stand near the Bloomwood gate in the Arboretum. Look up when you are on your walk to see if you can identify others in the neighborhood!

Neighbor Valerie Marcil is placing a seedling order to be received the week of November 8 and will share them with anyone in Sherwood Forest who would like to nurture one! They will require a little patience, a sunny spot and a bit of watering the first year or so, but once established they will be very hardy, withstand severe windstorms with long taproots, and perhaps provide habitat for the endangered red cockaded woodpecker.

Contact her at (803) 331-1138 or vallg29205@gmail.com.

More info on longleaf pine…


Crier emails
We are making an effort to send out these informational emails around the first of every month to keep neighbors up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest. It’s cheaper and better for the environment not to print and pass out fliers! But we could all probably use the exercise!

If you have information of interest to the neighborhood, 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


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2022!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues 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 2021!

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

JOIN NOW!

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Sherwood Forest Crier, October 22, 2021

Sherwood Forest Crier, October 22, 2021

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier October 22, 2021
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October 22, 2021

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

The Halloween party is a favorite neighborhood event for the kids and the young at heart. On October 31, 4-7pm on Kalmia 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 Sherwood Forest!

Please be personally responsible regarding mask wearing in close quarters and social distancing for everyone’s well-being!

  • 4pm – Toddlers and Preschoolers events (Halloween candy hunt and more)
  • 5pm – Parade up and down Kalmia
  • 5:30pm – Movie on the lawn begins
  • 7pm – Goodnight before the Kalmia Ghost arrives and thanks for coming!

If you want to participate in the toddler and preschooler candy hunt, please drop off candy in the basket on the front porch of 501 Kalmia Drive.

Drinks will be limited. Please bring your own water bottles with your beverage of choice. BYOB.

SFNA will serve hot dogs and chili. Sherwood Forest ARP Church will host a special dessert table. Neighbors should bring something to share.

Contact Lauren Bradley 678-637-5347 or Violet Beets, 803-403-5980 or email social@sherwoodvorestneighbors.org for more into or to volunteer for this event.

Facebook event…


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 10, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 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 Mark Hering at 803-360-9527‬ or markhering@aol.com.

Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!


Upcoming Elections

Richland One School Board Special Election
Tuesday, October 26
Leslie Harvel, Hamilton Jacobs, Robert Lominack and Jim Manning are candidates for the at-large seat in a special election to complete an unexpired term that runs to the end of 2022.

City of Columbia Municipal Elections
Tuesday, November 2
The City of Columbia municipal election for mayor and an at-large council seat will be held Tuesday, November 2.

More information…


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


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2021!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues 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 2021!

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

JOIN NOW!

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