Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier August 1, 2020
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August 1, 2020

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm-8pm
This general meeting has been cancelled.

We are considering having a Zoom meeting. Would you be interested in virtually attending a neighborhood general meeting? Email us or use the poll on our Facebook private group.

Topics could be: Safety / Community Policing, Pandemic Effects and Resources, Improved Pedestrian & Bike Infrastructure, Back-to-School Plans, Gills Creek Greenway, Neighborhood Events...

Speakers might include: Chief Holbrook and/or Sheriff Lott, Mayor Benjamin, City Staff, Richland One Staff, Gills Creek Watershed Assoc Staff...

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.
#MaskupColumbiaSC Campaign
Wear and Share Expressive COVID-19 Face Masks

Tapp’s Outpost, in conjunction with the City of Columbia, is pleased to announce #MaskUpColumbiaSC, a project to encourage all citizens to protect themselves from potential exposure to COVID-19 by wearing protective face masks when in public.

The #MaskUpColumbiaSC campaign gives Columbia citizens of all ages the chance to express their individual imaginations and inspirations by wearing fun and expressive face masks, sharing with everyone through social media, and entering the photo and video contest at the website, hosted by Tapp’s Outpost.

The City of Columbia and Richland County have both put mandatory mask ordinances in place.

For information on the ordinance or mask distribution, visit: City of Columbia COVID-19 and Richland County Facemasks

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:
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Using and making cloth face coverings

Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University
City of Columbia CRT Officer Report
The South Region CRT (Community Response Team) Officer Mason L. Frier is the Sherwood Forest neighborhood contact at the Columbia Police Department. In normal times, he attends our quarterly general meetings. Here is his current update:

We are looking at a 27% decrease for property crimes year to date from last year.

That’s awesome, but we still need to lock our vehicles, and secure valuables and FIREARMS inside our homes! We’ve made several key arrests over the last months pertaining to autobreaking in the surrounding neighborhoods, which is where that decrease is coming from.

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 Mason L. Frier at (803) 391-6203 or Then alert your neighbors!

City of Columbia Police Department website
UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, July 19, 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.
SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 22
Clean ups have been cancelled. Feel free to freelance!

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.
Sherwood Forest Neighborhood History
Sonya Hodges-Grantham, our unofficial neighborhood historian, has collected vintage artifacts of Sherwood Forest and the Original Frogtown Community. She will show photos and have another Zoom presentation soon. More info to come...
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 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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