Sherwood Forest Crier, August 1, 2021

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier August 1, 2021
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August 1, 2021

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

The next scheduled SFNA general meeting is August 11. We plan to meet in person at the Sherwood Forest ARP Church on the corner of Wilmot and Beltline.

The three currently declared mayoral candidates (Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Johnson, and Daniel Rickenmann) have agreed to speak starting at 7pm for 10 minutes and answer questions for 5 minutes each. The City of Columbia municipal election for mayor and an at-large council seat will be held Tuesday, November 2.

Meet and greet with refreshments starting at 6pm. The general meeting with a safety report will begin at 6:30. A meal will be provided by the church!

Tameika Isaac Devine campaign website…
Sam Johnson campaign website…
Daniel Rickenmann campaign website…

If you have questions, answers, requests, offers or comments about the neighborhood, you can join the discussion in our SFNA private group on Facebook at Only your neighbors can see who’s in the group and what is posted.

How Many Sherwood Forest Neighbors Do You Know?
Tuesday, August 3, 6pm-8pm

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes and enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It is celebrated on the first Tuesday in August which is August 3 this year. Many neighborhoods host block parties and other community events. In the Forest, we are suggesting taking the opportunity to walk the neighborhood and get to know your neighbors!

National Night Out website…

Dominion Tree Trimming

We have been alerted that Dominion will be trimming trees in the utility rights of way in our neighborhood in the next few months. We are trying to get a more definite date range.

“Over the next few months, Gunnison Tree Specialists will do the tree-trimming and brush-cutting work along with cleanup of trimming debris in yards following the routine maintenance. The cleanup work may be scheduled after the initial trimming is complete. In some areas, another contractor will need to follow up with a herbicide treatment.”

Here is a map of the rights-of-way…

See an article by our neighbor Valerie Marcil on ways to minimize damage to your landscaping…

City of Columbia CRT Officer

Our CRT (Community Response Team) Officer! Officer David Gibb is the Sherwood Forest neighborhood contact at the Columbia Police Department. Come and meet him at our August 11 general meeting.

Here is his report:

“City of Columbia South East Region Community Response Team Officers arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with multiple property crimes to include burglary and car theft within the past several weeks.

Nicholas Hayes is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with second degree burglary, auto-breaking, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, petit larceny, and strong arm robbery. He was captured by CPD officers after a foot chase at Blossom and Maple Street on July 16.

Hayes is accused of breaking into a vehicle on Wilmot Avenue and stealing valuable electric tools, and stealing two vehicles from a Devine Street convenience store on separate occasions. He is also accused of breaking into a King Street home and stealing tools and valuable jewelry. Investigators continue to determine if Hayes is connected to other similar crimes in South Columbia.

*All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.*”

Report a personal or property crime immediately to the City of Columbia Police by calling 911. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or the non-emergency number 252-2911 or our CRT (Crime Response Team) Officer David Gibb at Then alert your neighbors!

Visit the Columbia Police Department for more information.

UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, August 18, 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.

Please note that trails are natural and hilly in sections. Restrooms are not available. Please leave pets at home. Visitors are asked not to park on the lawns of surrounding properties.

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

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see UofSC’s Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page.

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 21

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

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 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!