Hear ye, hear ye,
Here is your
SHERWOOD FOREST CRIER
May 1, 2020
Message from the SFNA
As we enter our second month of a drastically changed social environment, we must remember that even though we have not seen the level of suffering in other areas of our country and the world, a great deal of our good fortune has come because of the measures we have taken. Stay at home orders, social distancing, school and workplace closings and increased attention to hand washing and personal sanitation
have no doubt had an effect to limit the spread of the virus. And now wearing cloth masks has been recommended. So let's keep it up!
Our neighbors and others have been out walking
more than before, and generally being very considerate about social distancing. And many yards have interesting and beautiful flowers and plants. Walking is the best way to appreciate all the wonderful aspects of nature in our neighborhood
If you have any interesting photos or observations
about nature or wildlife in Sherwood Forest, add to our discussion thread in the SFNA Facebook group
For local COVID-19 information:
City of Columbia website
Richland County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info
SCDHEC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control information:
Using and making cloth face coverings
SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
The Saturday, May 9 clean up
has been cancelled. Feel free to freelance!
Please contact Dave Nelson
at 803 447-4793
for information or any questions.
SFNA also thanks Dave
for maintaining the two poop bag stations
in our neighborhood! And please remember that pet waste
in plastic bags or other containers should not be placed in yard debris, but should be placed in the green household waste roll cart
or otherwise properly disposed of!
SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 6:30pm-8pm
This general meeting is cancelled.
UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, May 17, 1-4pm
Open Houses are cancelled until further notice.
Contact Gail Wojtowicz
at 618 402-8736
or by email
or see UofSC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page
. Find event info and sign up for the newsletter on Facebook
City of Columbia Solid Waste
Yard trash services
continue to run behind schedule
because there has been a tremendous increase of yard trimmings and bulk items at the curb.
Only household garbage and recycling in the the appropriate City-issued roll carts will be collected. Bags and boxes of garbage and recycling outside of the roll cart will not be collected
Please double bag any garbage that may be infectious
if there is someone sick in a household. Recycling should remain loose and plastic bags should not be used or placed in the blue roll cart. Plastic bags are not recycled by the City, but can be at numerous retail stores.
DO NOT FLUSH disinfecting wipes
, paper towels or napkins. Only toilet paper should be flushed. Other items can cause sewer blockages
in your home or further along in the system.
Statewide Primary Election
Tuesday, June 9
As of now, the June 9th Primaries
are still on. The deadline to register is May 8
You can vote 1) absentee by mail
or 2) absentee in person
at the Richland County Elections & Voter Registration Office at 2020 Hampton St. At this time, concern about Covid-19 is not reason to become eligible for absentee voting, but being over 65 years of age
, physically disabled
(includes illnesses and injuries), or caring for sick or physically disabled
persons and other conditions are. In-person absentee voting begins May 4
for details on registration and absentee voting
. You can also check your registration information and see sample ballots
for the Democrat and Republican primary races.
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
Of course, you have already responded to the 2020 Census
like a responsible citizen! But in case there was a slip up, you can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
Midlands Gives 2020
Tuesday, May 5
Don't forget your favorite charities. Midlands Gives is the day of giving where over 400 nonprofits across the Midlands
put out a special request for help. United Way of The Midlands
, Harvest Hope Food Bank
, and American Red Cross Blood Donation Services
are examples that directly serve the community. And this is a bad time for many non-profits who have seen a huge drop in revenue. Do what you can to help!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or subscribe online
Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Become a member or renew your membership now for 2020!
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 2020!
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