Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

September 25, 2014


Greetings from Mechanicsville where the air is chilly in the evenings right now and fall festivities are numerous on the lovely sunny days we’re having. We’d love for you to share your club’s activities right here in this column, using the number at the bottom of the column. Once I get over lamenting the fact that summer is over, I really enjoy fall.  Hope you do, too.

Top Beginning Teacher for Hanover County of 2014 is Daisy Ashford, an eighth grade language arts and civics teacher at Oak Knoll Middle School. Congratulations, Daisy.  We are proud of you! Last week we congratulated Erin Adams as Teacher of the Year for Hanover County, but I didn’t know about Ms. Ashford’s wonderful honor.

Don’t miss the Great RVA Yard Sale Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Hanover Production Center in Mechanicsville off Route 301. You’ll probably see so many people you know and have a great time picking up bargains. Hope to see you there.

The Atlee Library Friends’ Fall Book Sale will be Friday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Atlee Library’s meeting rooms. A Preview Sale for current members of the Friends will be Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. You are welcome to join the Friends at the door. A huge selection, over 8,000 items of well-sorted books and other media will be available at terrific prices. All hardback books, CDs, and DVDs, are $1 each. All paperback books and VHS tapes are each only 50 cents. The best bargain of all is to purchase a Friends’ book/tote bag for $12 and fill it to the brim for free! During the Fall Book Sale, the Friends of Atlee Library is sponsoring a food drive, collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF).

Please save the date, Oct. 18, for the Faith Festival sponsored by the Hanover Sheriff’s Office – at the Hanover Government Complex. There will be food, games, a bounce house, live music from a professional stage, pony rides, petting zoo, and so much more. This sounds like a lovely way to spend a bright fall day. Each church is asked to sign up for a table to hand out information on programs and services along with some activity or some give-a-ways if possible. Margaret Hughes and Linda Simpson of Gethsemane Church of Christ have offered to coordinate a cake walk as the activity of combined churches. They need cakes! If your church or you would like to donate a cake, please let me know and I’ll forward the information.

The Hanover Writer’s next meeting is Oct. 21 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at The Main Channel office at 6130-B Mechanicsville Turnpike near the entrance to the Battlefield Green subdivision. Several new people have joined the group recently, so it’s a good time to come and visit if you are an aspiring writer on any level. The youngest member is age 11 and the oldest member won’t say how old he/she is.

Send your news to me at or call (804) 746-9142 and leave a message. Have a super week.

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