Sherwood Forest Crier, November 1, 2023

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier November 1, 2023

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November 1, 2023


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

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

  • Guest Speaker: Richland County Councilman Don Weaver
  • Police Update MPO Gibb
  • Updates from the Arboretum, Forest Friends, Treasurer, Social and more
  • Presentation of new neighborhood logo
  • Elections

Here is the complete meeting agenda…

The meeting will also be available on Zoom. Zoom ID: 863 8990 6648, Passcode 649565


Sherwood Forest Branding Task Force (BTF) Update

Big thanks goes to all that have found time to participate in the important work relating to our beautification, image and positioning projects. We value your leadership and contributions.

There will be a ceremonious unveiling of the new logo image and its application on our media at the Wednesday, November 8th quarterly 6:30 meeting

Bring neighbors for the celebration of this milestone.

Pat Mason
Vice-President


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 18, 9:30-11am

Please join our volunteers for a fun morning of talking trash! We have been picking up litter in the neighborhood for 7 years now and your help is needed. This is a family event and kids are welcome. Donuts will be provided.

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.


Honorary Friend of Sherwood Forest

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10/15/23 – USC Arboretum Director, Dr. Trey Franklin (left), receives official certification as Honorary Friend of Sherwood Forest acknowledging and saluting their education, preservation and community engagement over many years.

Pat Mason
Vice-President


Forest Friends
Do You Have a Sick or Dying Dogwood?

Many in our area do. Dogwoods are beloved native ornamentals, but, for a variety of reasons they have not been doing well in our urban area in recent years.

Anthracnose, which is a fungal disease, is one of the major problems. It’s widespread attack on our local dogwoods has likely been facilitated by overplanting and improper placement. Any plant that is overused becomes susceptible to disease – it starts in one plant and easily spreads to nearby plants.

How does improper placement factor into dogwood decline? Dogwoods need fertile, moist soil with good drainage. They are understory trees and require dappled lighting with protection from the hottest rays of the day. When dogwoods are placed in the middle of a hot sunny yard, or surrounding larger shade trees are removed, dogwoods become stressed, grow more slowly, and become more susceptible to a variety of pests, including anthracnose.

If you have a sick dogwood, it’s probably best to remove it and replace it with a different type of tree that is suited to your yard conditions. Late fall, early winter is the perfect time to plant a tree – just don’t plant exactly where a tree has recently been removed – plant at least 10 feet away from that spot.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Common Dogwood Problems: Pests And Diseases Of Dogwood Trees

Here is a good listing of native plants by the conditions in which they thrive published by the South Carolina Native Plant Society.

Valerie Marcil
Forest Friends Lead


USC Belser Arboretum Events

November Book Club
Sunday, November 5 at 3pm
The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams
Jerry Wallulis, USC Emeritus Professor in the Department of Philosophy, will lead the discussion.

Open House
Sunday, November 19, 1-4pm

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

Regular Volunteer Work Sessions
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-Noon, Thursdays, 4-6pm
Weather and work schedules can occasionally change these times.

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


Sistercare Fund Raising Event
Sherwood Forest Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Buffet: BBQ (3 sauces), Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Banana Pudding
Dine In or Carry Out
Cost: $15 per person

With every meal purchased, we will donate $5.00 to SisterCare to help with their supplies for families especially during the Christmas season.

Sistercare is a non-profit based in Columbia, SC that provides services and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their children. They assist with shelter, food, and any necessary supplies for these families.

More info…


Municipal Elections 2023
Tuesday, November 7

Tyler Bailey, Jesse Bullard IV, and Christa Williams are running for Columbia City Council District At-large.

Incumbent Will Brennan and Moe Baddourah are running in Columbia City Council District 3.

Please note that Ward 17 will be voting at the Midlands Tech Student Center, 316 Beltline Blvd for this election.

More info…


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

Become a member or renew your membership!

The SFNA is a volunteer organization of neighbors working to create a greater sense of community in the Forest.


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


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October 24, 2023


SFNA Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party
Tuesday, October 31, 5:30-7pm

Dress up your kids, your pets and yourself. Hotdogs and chili provided. Neighbors can bring sides or a dessert. BYOB and a chair if you’d like.

Parade down to the party with your neighbors! Yale side of the neighborhood gather at Mimosa and Kalmia at 5:15. Bloomwood side, gather at 4000 Bloomwood at 5:15.

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

Bring a decorated or carved pumpkin for the First Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Winner has bragging rights for the year and could win a spooky prize.

Contact Lauren Bradley at 678-637-5347, Violet Beets at 803-403-5980 or Sarah Powers at 803-269-7346, or email social@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more info or to help out.

Facebook event…


Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday October 28, 5pm-7pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church along with Iglesia Biblia Latin America (IBL) will be doing a trunk-or-treat activity in the parking lot at Sherwood Forest ARP Church. Everyone is invited!


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

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

Draft minutes from the 3rd quarter general meeting…


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 18, 9:30-11am

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.


Please consider joining the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association today!
Dues are only $20 for a calendar year. Pay your dues now online at sherwoodforestneighbors.org/paypal or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205!

The benefits of membership document on our website explains what it’s all about.


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Sherwood Forest Crier, October 1, 2023

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October 1, 2023


Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party!
Tuesday, October 31, 4:30-7:30pm

Dress up your kids, pets and yourself. 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, Violet Beets at 803-403-5980 or Sarah Powers at 803-269-7346, or email social@sherwoodforestneighbors.org for more info or to help out.


Forest Friends
Right Tree, Right Place

Fifteen of our neighbors took advantage of our free native tree offer this fall! Trees will be delivered in early December, the perfect time to plant trees in the South. Our Forest Friends group helps neighbors to figure out which trees will work in which spots in their yard. This helps ensure that the trees will thrive. Most natives are pretty hardy, if they are planted in the right place.

For example, dogwoods thrive when protected from the hot sun by shade from larger trees, but planted in the middle of a hot sunny yard, they become stressed and often succumb to disease. Most oaks, on the other hand, do very well in hot sun and will grow to provide shade for those lovely dogwoods and your house, reducing your energy bill in the summer.

If you missed the tree order and are considering buying a new tree for your yard, do your research and make sure you choose a tree that suits the conditions of your yard. And watch out for those power lines! Plant only trees that will get no larger than 10-15 feet near power lines. Allow for lots of clearance from utility lines and structures when planting large shade trees.

Valerie Marcil
Forest Friend Lead


Sherwood Forest Branding Task Force (BTF) Update

  • A huge salute and thanks goes out to Lani Stringer and David Johnson for donating their expert creative skills in designing two options totally suitable to serve as our new logo element. The BTF will review and voice their recommendation at the next gathering. Next step is designing the SF Home Plaque (that will be a neighborhood fundraiser and pride tool) and six Gateway signs.
  • To date, we have raised $1,800 toward the Beautification Gateway Signage budget of $17,850. A second grant application is in the hands of City officials. Note, this is likely a three-year project.

Pat Mason
Vice-President


USC Belser Arboretum Events

October Book Club
Sunday, October 1 at 3pm
Everyone is invited to join the USC Belser Arboretum Book Club as we read and discuss The Nature of Oaks: the Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas Tallamy. Meet in the Outdoor Classroom
More info…

Open House
Sunday, October 15, 1-4pm
Extending our exploration of oaks in the October book club, Dr. Herrick Brown will guide a walk around the trails to identify oak species. Dr. Brown is Curator, Andrew Charles Moore Herbarium at USC.

November Book Club
Sunday, November 5 at 3pm
The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams
Jerry Wallulis, USC Emeritus Professor in the Department of Philosophy, will lead the discussion.

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

Regular Volunteer Work Sessions
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-Noon, Thursdays, 4-6pm
Weather and work schedules can occasionally change these times.

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


Sherwood Forest ARP Church News

Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday October 28, 5pm-7pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church along with Iglesia Biblia Latin America (IBL) will be doing a trunk-or-treat activity in the parking lot at Sherwood Forest ARP Church on Saturday October 28 from 5pm until 7pm. Everyone is invited.

Pot-luck Bible Study
Every Thursday evening, the church has a pot-luck dinner and then a Bible Study. This starts at 6pm and ends no later than 8pm. The current bible study is the book of Revelation.

Interested in Limited Day-Care Program?
The church is considering a limited day-care program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am until noon launching in January. There is an investment of resources to do this so the church would like to gauge the interest from parents in the Forest.

Contact Pastor Russ Harless via email or 803-727-8431.


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

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

Draft minutes from the 3rd quarter general meeting…


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 18, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars!

Please join our volunteers for a fun morning of talking trash! We have been picking up litter in the neighborhood for 7 years now and your help is needed. This is a family event and kids are welcome. Donuts will be provided.

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.


The Lourie Center Continuing Education Courses
For adults over 50
Fall Semester, October 2023

The one-hour session topics include:

  • The Role of Nutrition and Diet in Healthy Aging
  • Collaborative Songwriting
  • Birds of South Carolina
  • From Slavery to Civil Rights: South Carolina’s Long Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Let’s Talk American Democracy: The Critical Role of the Electoral Process

The Lourie Center is located at 1650 Park Circle, near the intersection of Blossom and Pickens in Five Points, and next to Maxcy Gregg Pool and the University of South Carolina campus.

More info…


Municipal Elections 2023
Tuesday, November 7

Tyler Bailey, Jesse Bullard IV, and Christa Williams are running for Columbia City Council District At-large.

Incumbent Will Brennan and Moe Baddourah are running in Columbia City Council District 3.

The last day to register to vote in-person is Friday, October 6 by 5pm at the Richland County Voter Registration Office.

More info…


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

Become a member or renew your membership now for 2023!

The SFNA is a volunteer organization of neighbors working to create a greater sense of community in the Forest.


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


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Sherwood Forest Crier, September 1, 2023

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier September 1, 2023

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September 1, 2023


Letter from Your President

Hello neighbors!

This month’s topic is security. At our last meeting, Captain Blendowski of the Columbia PD shared with us that our neighborhood is relatively safe. No incidents were reported in the last 6 months and car break-ins are still our greatest threat. His advice: Lock ‘er up overnight and don’t leave electronic devices or guns, yes, guns in your vehicles. There are also more and more home-owned security cameras that can capture and lock up these offenders. Call 911 for help or 803-252-2911 for non-emergencies.

At last week’s meeting of the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods, Trevon Fordham was the guest speaker. He is appointed as the Director of the Office of Violent Crime Prevention for Columbia. He has extensive experience in criminal justice. He told us about the initiatives they are pursuing. The environment for crime is poor lighting and vacant homes or lots.

The average age for offenders is 16 to 25, with victims averaging 16 to 35. Social Services has identified those at highest risk are repeat offenders in this age group and are focused on providing education, job training, and job opportunities as the most successful solutions. This approach will provide better choices for offenders to break the dysfunction that ruled their previous actions. If you want more info on Mr Fordham’s program call 803-545-3031 or contact him via email Trevon.Fordham@columbiasc.gov

Please take time to review the minutes of our last meeting. Our membership and attendee lists keep growing. Be part of our movement to build a better community in our neighborhood.

Taking Pride. Nurturing Roots.
Gail Wojtowicz, President SFNA


Forest Friends
Forest Friends Native Tree Giveaway

Our second annual tree giveaway is underway! Our goal is to help neighbors replace trees they have had to remove, or fill in where one is needed, in order to maintain and improve our urban forest.

See our Forest Friends info on our website for photos of trees planted last year and more information about the importance of native trees and other plants.

Trees will be in three gallon containers or smaller, so they will be easy to handle and plant. We will provide guidance.

If you would like a free tree this year, please email Valerie Marcil with the type of tree you would like – small, large, flowering, fall color, etc and what the conditions are where you want to plant the tree – shade, sun, wet, dry. You can list a specific type of tree if you like. We will have an exact list of available trees by September 9, but because we will need to order quickly, we need to know general interests as soon as possible!

Don’t delay!


Artists In Residence
Appreciate Artists? Come have some fun!
Gemini Arts
2847 Commerce Drive

Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, Noon – 6pm

Be among the first to discover the new artist studio and exhibition gallery being created five minutes from Sherwood Forest near Owens Field and Hunter-Gatherer at the Hangar. When completed Gemini Arts will be the largest group of artist’s studios in the Midlands.

Sherwood Forest neighbors are invited to come preview what’s being created by some of our finest artists. Get enthused and enjoy the first art exhibition the weekend of September 16-17, noon to 6. Come by for the eye candy. Chat with artists.

Participating artists include Ron Hagell, Kate Heald, Charles Hite, Michael Krajewski, Michael Naughton, Britty Pointer, Lucas Sams, Fred Townsend, Ashley Warthen and more.

Maybe spring for some fresh and amazing new pieces for the house!

Gemini Arts is SC a non-profit being produced by Sherwood Forest Artist In Residence: Ron Hagell


USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, September 17, 1-4pm

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

Regular Volunteer Work Sessions
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-Noon, Thursdays, 4-6pm
Weather and work schedules can occasionally change these times.

October Book Club
Sunday, October 1 at 3pm
Everyone is invited to join the USC Belser Arboretum Book Club as we read and discuss The Nature of Oaks: the Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas Tallamy.
More info in the Arboretum Newsletter…

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


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

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

Draft minutes from the 3rd quarter general meeting…


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 18, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars!

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


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

Become a member or renew your membership now for 2023!

The SFNA is a volunteer organization of neighbors working to create a greater sense of community in the Forest.


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


Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
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Sherwood Forest Crier, August 1, 2023

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier August 1, 2023

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August 1, 2023


Letter from Your President
Please attend our quarterly meeting this coming week. I understand that there are a hundred reasons you might have to not attend. But I ask you to take just an hour to see the things which are blooming in your community. Attendance and membership are up. We are embracing our forest and our neighbors. We have started a campaign to include more art in our spaces and lives. Our volunteers just need you to say yes. Just an hour of your time, from 6:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday the 9th.

If our camaraderie is not enough to draw you then come for the Duck Donuts and coffee. And better yet, bring a neighbor with you. Peer pressure is the strongest force on earth. We are better together.

Taking Pride. Nurturing Roots.
Gail Wojtowicz, President SFNA


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

We will have a Police update from MPO David Gibb, updates on social events, and news from the Branding Task Force.

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

Here is the current meeting agenda…

The meeting will also be available on Zoom. Zoom ID: 863 8990 6648, Passcode 649565

Draft minutes from the 2nd quarter general meeting…


National Night Out Reminder
Tuesday, August 1, 6-8pm

Shandon has invited us to a NNO event at Sims Park with freshly grilled hot dogs, an ice cream truck serving cones, with music and mingling with elected officials, CPD officers, CFD firefighters and games for the kids.


Forest Friends
Free Trees and Watershed Champions!

Our Forest Friends group is working with the Midlands Chapter of the Native Plant Society to coordinate another native tree giveaway for this fall. The tentative plan is for an event around South Carolina Arbor Day, which is December 1 this year. Planting trees later in the fall is best for SC. A list of tree options will be available in the next month or so – stay tuned and be thinking of where you’d like to add a new native tree!

Meanwhile, several of our neighbors have recently qualified as Watershed Champions, a program just launched by Gills Creek Watershed Association that encourages sustainable yards and awareness of our own property’s impacts on the watershed. I’m sure many of you could qualify for this certification without doing another thing, and others by taking just a few simple steps. The application is FREE and anyone in Sherwood Forest who applies before the end of this year will get a free sign, as well, if you notify Valerie Marcil. Take a look at the program and open up the application to see how to qualify (easy peasy).


USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, August 20, 1-4pm

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month. Open for walkers and volunteers Wednesday and Saturday 10am-noon, Thursdays from 4-6pm.

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


Mail Theft and Fraud

Unfortunately, the Forest has seen a few instances of mail theft from our mailboxes, both incoming and outgoing. Outgoing is more problematic since you are likely mailing checks and the red flag is a signal to thieves!

Mail theft can lead to financial issues and identity theft.

For that reason, it is not recommended to place outgoing mail in your mailbox.

The Forest is lucky to have a blue United States Postal Service (USPS) collection box at the heart of our neighborhood!

A few tips include:

  • Try not to leave letters and packages in your mailbox or at your door for any length of time.
  • Hold delivery if away or ask a neighbor or friend to collect your mail for you.
  • If you do not receive a check, credit card, or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the sender as soon as possible and inquire about it.
  • Consider using one of the USPS’s certified mail services for large checks or valuable documents.

For USPS online services…

Report mail theft or fraud to the United States Postal Inspection Service…

Of course, having a neighbor pickup up delivered packages from USPS or other delivery services off your porch if you are going to be away for the day or longer can help foil the thieves as well!


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 18, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars!

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


Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

Become a member or renew your membership now for 2023!

The SFNA is a volunteer organization of neighbors working to create a greater sense of community in the Forest.


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


Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
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Sherwood Forest Crier Update, July 23, 2023

Sherwood Forest Crier July 23, 2023


Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier July 23, 2023
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SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER UPDATE
July 23, 2023

National Night Out Update

SFNA held our own NNO Celebration last year, but it was hot and a lot of work! So here are two alternatives: one indoor and one hosted by our neighbor neighborhood.

We had a little mixup on the dates and times for our two NNO celebrations in the July Crier so here is the right info!

The City of Columbia Police with Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) support will be hosting a National Night Out indoor event at the Columbia Convention Center on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30-8pm with neighborhood display tables, prizes, etc.
More info…

Then on Tuesday, August 1, Shandon will host a NNO event at Sims Park from 6-8pm with freshly grilled hot dogs, an ice cream truck serving cones, with music and mingling with elected officials, CPD officers, and CFD firefighters. A fire truck from the Devine Street station should be on hand. In addition to the playground, there will be games like cornhole, bocce, and basketball. Shandon has invited Richland Library Wheatley to have a book/reading station, and other local organizations who might wish to have a presence at the event.
More info…

And the Shandon Neighborhood Council has invited Sherwood Forest to join their festivities!

NNO’s purpose is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
National Night Out website…


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Sherwood Forest Crier, July 1, 2023

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier July 1, 2023

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July 1, 2023


From your Vice-President…

Block Captain and Branding Task Force Updates

Your Sherwood Forest Block Captain BC’s are Alive and…

  • Listening for their Zone neighbors’ comments and suggestions.
  • Inviting you to join and renew.
  • Showing up at Quarterly Meetings with your cheers and concerns.
  • Finding a couple of hours a month (amidst their busy lives) to lead, serve and engage.
  • Being there should you need a friendly chat.

Let’s support their efforts and give ’em some personal recognition. Connect via the BC Leaders list.

Thanks!

Your Sherwood Forest Branding Task Force inches forward.

Larry Hembree is determined to get SF 501C.3 designation re-instated with SC IRS. Financial records collection and filing of forms is next. Then some grant applications for Art & Beautification projects! Yes, and just maybe some dog park funding.

Your Design Team of Lani Stringer and David Johnson are addressing the Gateway Sign, Logo and Home Plaque image opportunities with an eye on continuity, taste, impact and readability.

The potential Devine Street mural wall (tasteful, artful, forest themed) has been measured by Ron Hagell, (89′ by 5’6″ high at one end and 4’6″ at the other). Yes, that’s 89 feet long, just before you’d turn right into the Burnette’s drive up.

Pat Mason is meeting soon with the wall owner to discuss the opportunity.

Pray.

Business Friends Update

In keeping with the Forest Friends theme, Valerie Marcil and Regina Monteith have concepted five donation levels now available to businesses and residents:

  • Seedling (generic and small, but critical for all that comes after) – $100
  • Redbud (small tree with “bud” symbolizing beginnings) – $100-249
  • Sweetgum (larger tree, with the “sweet” connoting a “sweet” deal) – $250-499
  • Longleaf Pine (long-lasting, large, and resilient) – $500-999
  • Mighty Oak (while not a species, it’s indicative of how important all oaks are, and of course the “mighty” identifies it as super strong and big) – $1000+

Our first Business Friend firm is enrolled! Welcome to the Don Weaver Real Estate Team! Nominate business candidate you like and Pat Mason will reach out.

More info on the Business Friends program…

Forward! March!

Artists-in-Residence Circling Wagons

Sherwood Forest residents Larry Hembree and Ron Hagell invite anyone who is an artist (professional or hobby) or has a great appreciation for arts and culture, to consider participating in a brand-new casual initiative, SFNA Artist Friends. Our goal is to enhance the culture of our neighborhood (what makes it unique, interesting and ultimately a great place to live) by creating opportunities for engagement through artworks and arts experiences that embrace and reflect the SFNA mission and brand.

Arts and culture represent a variety of areas, not only performing and visual arts, but also literary, media, culinary, etc. We will be hosting a gathering of folks in late summer/early fall to explore creative possibilities. Let us know if you are interested in participating or in finding out more by emailing Larry Hembree or calling 803-354-3883.

Pat Mason, Vice-President
Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
803-467-9570


Forest Friends

Here are a few of the healthy growing native trees from our Fall 2022 Tree Giveaway. If you missed it last year, or weren’t ready, or need another, stay tuned for this year’s offerings next month.

SFNA Forest Friends Tree Gallery
(Click for bigger pics!)

Email Valerie Marcil at forestfriends@sherwoodforestneighbors.org with questions.


USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, July 16, 1-4pm

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month. Open for walkers and volunteers Wednesday and Saturday 10am-noon, Thursdays from 4-6pm.

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


Have a Safe and Sane July 4th Holiday!

As of 2022, the City Council of Columbia ruled that fireworks must be shot after 7am and before 10pm daily, with two exceptions: On July 4th and New Year’s Eve holidays, you can shoot fireworks until 1am the following day (July 5 and January 1).

Handle fireworks safely (or not at all!) and be considerate of your neighbors. Or attend one of the professionally managed fireworks shows around town such as Fireworks with the Phil at Segra Park, or Fort Jackson’s Independence Day Celebration.

Fireworks Safety Tips from DHEC

South Carolina Firework FAQ


National Night Out

The City of Columbia Police with Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) support will be hosting a National Night Out indoor event at the Columbia Convention Center on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30-7:30pm with neighborhood display tables, prizes, etc.

Then on Thursday, August 3, Shandon will host a NNO event at Sims Park serving ice cream and hotdogs. The Shandon Neighborhood Council has invited Sherwood Forest to join their festivities!

NNO’s purpose is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

National Night Out website..


SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know! A full agenda will be available on the website.

The meeting will also be available on Zoom.

Draft minutes from the 2nd quarter general meeting…


SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 18, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars!

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


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