Wednesday, April 5, 2017

seeking your input

Mayor Hamilton would like to join us at our next neighborhood meeting to discuss development, zoning and other issues critical to the south side of town.  He wants to hear from us about our concerns.  Please also tell us about your interest in high speed cable from Smithville.  Please take the quick confidential online survey; your voice to the city: https://tinyurl.com/mx7nzzn 

An update on Sherwood Oaks Neighbors:

What we are: Voluntary, non-restrictive, no mandatory dues
neighborhood association for Sherwood Oaks I & II, Woods Edge and Sherwood Estates
What we do: Act as liaison with City of Bloomington, organize neighborhood projects, and social activities, tree plantings, neighborhood yard sale.
Ongoing Projects: Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood  Email Alerts, Liaison with Crawford Apartments, neighborhood meetings December luminary display throughout the neighborhood, upkeep of neighborhood sign, Little Free Library and sharing neighborhood news and information.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Meeting Minutes from 10/23/16 Park Pitch-in




What a beautiful day we shared at the Fall Pitch in at the Park Sunday October 23, 2016.  Approximately 25 Sherwood Oaks Families came together with little ones in costume to play, enjoy treats and discuss some of our current issues in the neighborhood.  Entertainment was provided by Anna Wrasse , and everyone brought their favorite fall desserts.

Melissa Patee from Smithville Fiber Services spoke to our group about the possibility of fiber optic lines being installed in our neighborhood.  We will be starting a campaign to share the information and find out what kind of interest we have from the neighbors.  We must have at least 200 of the 500 homes interested in order to move forward with consideration from Smithville Fiber Services.  Please help spread the word that Smithville Fiber may be coming!

Bob Boch spoke to our group about the large number of multi unit housing complexes being built mainly in the South side of Bloomington and requested anyone interested in joining with him to voice our concerns to the City to please let him know.    If  you are interested in voicing your concerns, please email Sherwoodoaksneighbors@gmail.com.

Tisa Bowden finished up by discussing the increasing number of stolen signs and pranks happening in the neighborhood.  SON will be working on providing more information to the members concerning our Neighborhood Watch contact person.  Lastly the 2016 Sherwood Oaks Neighbors Miles of Lights luminary display was mentioned.  If you are interested in helping with the display this year please e-mail sherwoodoaksneighbors@gmail.com. Thank you for all who attended and those who helped make it a wonderful day!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Pitch in at the Park



October 23     3pm-5pm

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      Fall Pitch in
         at the park
Join us in the park for a time of fall fun and fellowship.  
Entertainment will be provided by Anna Wrasse (annawrasse.com).
Let the kids run and play while we gather around some great food and discuss what’s happening in our neighborhood.  
Topics:  
Smithville Fiber Company Services for our neighborhood
Protecting Property Values (voicing our concerns)
Neighborhood Watch
Future events   
Facebook:  Sherwood Oaks Neighbors     Sherwoodoaksneighbors.blogspot.com




JOIN SHERWOOD OAKS NEIGHBORS FOR FALL FUN!

We will discuss current neighborhood issues

PLEASE BRING   Your lawn chair    

Finger foods to share                 

Kids in costume for candy treats  

Books to donate to the Little Library


SHERWOOD OAKS

PARK

1600 East Elliston Drive
Bloomington

OCTOBER 23, 2016
3:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Miles of Lights wrap up 2015

On December 6, 2015 Sherwood Oaks Neighbors held it's annual Miles of Lights luminary display. The neighbors pulled together to put on a spectacular display to celebrate this holiday season. Luminaries lined the main thoroughfares of the Sherwood Oaks, Sherwood Oaks 2, Sherwood Estates, and Woods Edge to bring our neighborhood together in this annual tradition. Each individual candle cast only a small light in the dark night, but when joined with the thousands of others lit the night in a powerful and uplifting display. May this be a season of hope and peace!

Thank you to all of the neighbors who donated their time and talent to make this event come to life. Sherwood Oaks Neighbors collected over 110 pairs of socks to donate to the Shalom Center and the display was enjoyed by people throughout the city.

--Karen Cole, Miles of Lights chairperson

Friday, December 4, 2015

Miles of Lights Letter to the Editor

Published Friday, December 4, 2015 in The Herald-Times 

To the editor:
On Sunday (Dec. 6), neighbors of Sherwood Oaks, Sherwood Estates and Woods Edge will line their streets with luminaries for all to enjoy.
The annual Sherwood Oaks Neighbors Miles of Lights tradition began on the very day of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Two years later, Miles of Lights happened to coincide with the third anniversary of that horrible tragedy.
Now back to back unspeakable violence in Paris and San Bernadino serve as a backdrop to our neighborhood lights.
And so, Miles of Lights has come to be about more than just setting out candles on a dark December night.
It is about people coming together to make something beautiful for each other, remembering just how precious life is.
Each light matters.
Every neighbor matters.
Our candles are not the concrete action needed to fight the proliferation of guns and culture of violence in this country but they are, at least, a visual statement that there is still more light than dark.
The violence does not define us.
It is not who we are.
Peace.
Lisa Wrasse
Bloomington

Friday, October 30, 2015

Time to Plan Miles of Lights 2015


Dear Sherwood Oaks Neighbors,
It’s that time of year again! The air is turning brisk and December is fast approaching. In past years we have established a beautiful tradition of lighting the main streets of our neighborhood with luminaries. We want this tradition to continue and need you to step forward! Our goal is to line Allendale, Bainbridge, Laura, and Jamie making a continuous line from Winslow to Rhorer!  We’d be linking together all of our neighborhoods (Sherwood Oaks, Sherwood Oaks II, Sherwood Estates, and Woods Edge) in a beautiful holiday display. 
We are planning the luminary display for Sunday, December 6th. In order to make our goal we will need your help. We need donations of white paper bags, candles, sand or money to purchase those supplies. We also need volunteers to help with this undertaking. 
If you are interested in helping out in any way, with either donations, planning, or setting up the luminaries, please email sherwoodoaksneighbors@gmail.comThere will be a Luminary Committee meeting at my home, 1203 E Woods Edge Way, on Sunday Nov. 8th at 2pm. Please attend if you can.
I look forward to lighting up our neighborhood with you. 
Thank you,
Karen Cole
Sherwood Oaks Neighbors Executive Committee