Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

May 21, 2015


Hope all of you are reading the Herald-Progress from cover to cover. Sometimes it’s hard for this correspondent to find news. They cover everything so well!

Congratulations to Pablo McCrimmon of Chickahominy Middle School, who won a gold medal in film and animation from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Pablo is a 14-year-old eighth grader, who won for his film animation, “The Thanksgiving Song.” He will attend an awards ceremony in New York City, this June.

Stonewall Jackson Middle School principal, Nancy O. Disharoon won the 2014-2015 REB Distinguished Educational Leadership award presented by The Community Foundation. One principal from each Richmond surrounding county won this award. Ms. Disharoon is of course another reason why we have such wonderful Hanover schools. The awards are presented to principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment at their school.

Atlee grad, Dean Fields, is presenting a show at Ashland Coffee & Tea Wednesday, May 27 and has generously agreed to donate proceeds to the MS Society of behalf of Dana and Lee Nelson’s daughters’ Bike MS team, Team Nelson. Please support Dean, and all of those living with MS and come check out the show. Tickets available here: — Lee Nelson

Did you know that New Highland Baptist Church at 9200 New Ashcake Road is having a Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the field next to the church from now till fall? This gives us a new place to shop for fresh veggies, herbs, plants, fresh eggs and baked goods. Parking is available in the church parking lot.  Call (804) 550-9601 for more info. Vendor spaces are available.

On a personal note, my husband, Dave and I will officially celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary May 22, 2015. Dave’s sister, the former Jean Talley, who grew up in Mechanicsville, gave a Talley family party to celebrate Jean and Ray Reed’s 45th May anniversary and our 50th at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Midlothian (Mary and Steve Smith). Jean and Ray will be moving back to Mechanicsville very soon. It’s about time and we welcome them!

Please send us your Mechanicsville news. Nothing is too small for this column. Call me at (804) 746-9142 or email See your events in print. Have a super week!

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