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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

March 2, 2017


Greetings to Mechanicsville. It would be too wonderful to have spring come early. This nice weather is putting spring dreams in my head. I’ve moved all the snowmen to their storage box. If we do get snow again, I’ll be in a house with spring flowers.
BusyBees Kidsignment is having its semi-annual consignment sale on March 3 and 4 at American Family Fitness in Mechanicsville. Consigners can make up to 75 percent of their sales. Shoppers at Busy Bees:
It is a great one-stop-shop for all you need for your children with great deals on gently used items such as maternity clothes, children’s clothes, baby equipment and more. Visit their websites or
The Hanover Book Festival is back; bigger and better. It will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Times Dispatch Community Room at 8460 T. D. Boulevard in Mechanicsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested in selling your books there, please contact Joanne Liggan at, right away. Table spaces are going fast. If you have no books to sell, come and enjoy seeing the authors, vendors and excitement that will be present that day. There will be four workshops for those interested in writing, marketing, editing and how to hook young readers on a series. All workshops are by professions at a minimum price for your convenience. There will also be a place for children to enjoy some fun activities. The mission of Hanover Writers is to keep people reading and supporting authors. It is non-profit, open to the public and free. There will also be a few sponsor vendors with interesting products and food for sale.
Congratulations to Emily Dixon, a fifth grader at Mechanicsville Elementary for winning the Dare Essay and Post contest.
It’s not too soon to mark your calendars for the MS Walk, which this year takes place in Richmond, on May 6. Plan to walk or just come to the event to support Dana Nelson, a Mechanicsville resident who suffers with Multiple Sclerosis I’ll give you more information next week on how you can help.
Send your news by calling (804) 319-7968 or email Love your neighbor and have a good week!