Sherwood Forest Crier, October 1, 2021

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier September 1, 2021
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October 1, 2021

Mark Your Calendar!
SFNA Annual Halloween Hot Dog Party

Sunday, October 31, 5:30-7pm

The Halloween Party is a favorite neighborhood event for the kids and the young at heart. 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!

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

Contact Mark Hering at 803-360-9527 or for more into or to help out.

Facebook event…

Dominion Tree Trimming

Dominion is trimming vegetation along right of ways between Yale and Rosewood from Kalmia to Wilmot (4000 and 4100 blocks), Mimosa between Yale and Rosewood, Wilmot from Rosewood to Azalea (4300 block), and a short block of Azalea.

The is the only work scheduled at this time in the Forest. Only customers that received notification from Dominion on 7/26/2021 will be impacted.

If there are any questions impacted customers can contact the DESC call center at 1-800-251-7234 or email Your request will be entered into their database and tracked.

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

City of Columbia Police Report

Our CRT (Community Response Team) Officer David Gibb is the Sherwood Forest neighborhood contact at the Columbia Police Department.

He reported no significant events in the Forest, and advised neighors to “Stay safe, lock your cars, and be vigilant!”

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 803 252-2911 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, October 17, 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.

Mayor of Columbia Candidates
Moe Baddourah
Tameika Isaac Devine
Sam Johnson
Daniel Rickenmann

City Council Seat At Large Candidates
Tyler Bailey
Heather Bauer
Aditi Bussells
John Crangle
Deitra S. Matthews
Aaron D. Smalls
John Tyler

South Carolina law requires you to register to vote at least 30 days before the election. To register or check your status, or for other information see the Richland County website…

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

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, November 13

Mark your calendars!

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

The Federation Center of the Blind Open House
Friday, October 15, Noon-2pm
119 S. Kilbourne Rd.

Our neighbors, the Federation Center of the Blind will be holding its 60th anniversary celebration with an open house on Friday, October 15 between noon and 2pm. See their renovated facility, technology, braille production, and get a history tour and see what they do!

No charge but donations (tax deductible) will be gratefully accepted.

Please RSVP by emailing David Houck at or by calling 803 254-3777.

NFBSC website…

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!