Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier December 2, 2017
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December 2, 2017

Twelfth Night Adult Post Holiday Party
Friday, January 5, 2018, 6-9:30pm
The Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association’s annual post-holiday adult drop-in is set for 6-9:30pm on Friday, January 5 at Regina Monteith’s, 530 Kilbourne Rd (behind the Piggly Wiggly). Regina has again graciously agreed to host our annual 12th Night party at her beautiful and historic home, the original 1920’s home of W. Gordon Belser, known as Bloomwood!

The association will provide a HoneyBaked ham, beer, wine and soft drinks. We ask if you can come that you bring a side dish, snack or dessert. We could use some volunteers to help with the setup and/or cleanup.

Please RSVP to Megan Harrington at 252 904-4721 or, and let her know what you can bring and if you can help with setup and/or cleanup.

This event has always been lots of fun and a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors. If you have a neighbor who hasn't attended, bring 'em along!

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SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, February 3, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the two hour cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. We will meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. We will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring their own gloves.

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

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, February 12, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12 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!

CPD Officer Frier will discuss neighborhood crime issues.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!

New City of Columbia PACE Officer
At the November general meeting the neighborhood was introduced to our new Pro-Active Community Enforcement (P.A.C.E) Officer Mason L. Frier.

To report a crime in progress, dial 911 for emergencies or call 803 252-2911 for non-emergencies.

He can be contacted at 803 391-6203 or

The holidays can provide opportunities for criminals, so take precautions if you are expecting package deliveries, are out at night, or are travelling for the holidays!

City of Columbia PD...

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, December 17, 1-4pm
The public is invited to an open house at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum. The open house program is held the third Sunday of every month, and features a variety of learning elements in these events.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see USC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page for more information.

City of Columbia Recycling Used Cooking Oil
Deep fried turkey is a delight on Thanksgiving, but disposing the leftover oil is always a challenge. Residents can recycle used cooking oil through the City’s Southern Fried Fuels program. Residents may drop off used cooking oil for recycling at the Public Works Facility at, 2910 Colonial Dr, Columbia, SC 29203 from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Southern Fried Fuels also:

  • Saves money: When used cooking oil is poured down the sink, it causes blockages, which costs an average of $1.5 million and 4,500 staff hours.
  • Helps air quality: Biodiesel helps power the City fleet and produces 15-75 percent fewer greenhouse emissions.
  • Benefits the local economy: Midlands Biofuels converts it into a Certified SC product.

Visit the Southern Fried Fuel program.

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.

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