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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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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Posted by Lisa at 12:24 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all who attended and those who helped make it a wonderful day!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, December 8, 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
--Karen Cole, Miles of Lights chairperson
Friday, December 4, 2015
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.