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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

February 16, 2017


Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. Valentine’s Day is for everyone. If you don’t have a sweetheart, surely you have a best friend or sweet child, niece or cousin who’d appreciate a call or card from you. This is a week to celebrate love. I love the pinks and reds everywhere. Do you?
Speaking of love, what could be greater love than giving of yourself; literally. The Crossings at 8227 Meadowbridge Road is having a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To RSVP, call (804) 212-2110 by Feb. 23.
The Atlee Branch Library will have its Friends Book Sale on March 23, 24 and 25. It changed from its original dates due to a conflict with rooms being in use for other programs. Please bring any gently used books, DVDs. CDs/ Audio books and VHS tapes to the library on Atlee Road at Route 301. Please mark your calendars for the spring book club and call if you plan to donate more than two boxes or bags of books. Call (804) 559-0564 for more info.
For fifth graders, who plan to enter the Rotary Club of Hanover’s essay contest, you must have your entry in by Feb. 28 at midnight to Hanover Rotary Club, P.O. Box 6451. Find instructions at each of the Hanover County Pamunkey Library branches. First place wins $100; second place wins $75 and third place wins $50, besides the honor it is to win this contest.
It’s also time to send in nominations for the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. March 17 is your deadline to submit candidates to be acknowledged for their good work in our community. To receive a nomination form go to: form.
If you’re looking for a little book to read on some of these dreary days, there are copies of “Ice in the Ville” left at Book, Beads and Beyond, The Windermere Gallery and Mechanicsville Rexall Drug Store.
A reader wrote in that she cleaned her coffee machine by letting vinegar run through it. She has cleaned it out again with detergent, water, and baking soda but the vinegar taste still lingers. If you have an answer to this problem, please write me and I’ll print in is next week’s column.
Please send any of your news on birthdays, awards, anniversaries’ or events to or call (804) 319-7968 to leave a message. Meanwhile have a great week. Keep your coat and sweater handy. We just don’t know which to use sometimes.