Sherwood Forest Crier, November 1, 2021

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier November 1, 2021
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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

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 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…

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

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 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.


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