A family reunion is what brought over 50 members of the Nichelson clan to Clearwater recently. Eleven of those attending stayed with Rex and Delores Nichelson while here. Delores said some family members came from as far away as California to attend the get-together ... Kudos to recent high school grads Sara Kolhoff and Jon Didier. Sara plans to continue her education at Ohio State University. Jon is headed to the University of Central Florida ... Best wishes to long-time Dunedin residents Gemmy and Coleman Brown, who are moving to Loveland, Colorado ... Jana Fine, head of Youth Services for the Clearwater Public Library System, was a featured speaker at the recent 2006 Florida Literacy Conference in St. Petersburg ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Eugene and Carole Manley (July 27); Gene and Maureen Belote, Larry and Bonnie Rosendale, Elsa and John Juliano (July 28); John and Wendy Thomas, Bill and Beverly Byxbee, Dan and Sonja Mettee (July 29); Richard and Sallie Devine, Doug and Sandy Prior (July 31). It's anniversary #39 for the Mettees ... It's birthday time once again for Alyson Fiegle, Brenda Hiers, Suzanne Donaghue, Diana Baker, Donna Gibson, Rosemary Larke, Winnie Slack, Lucy Hopman, Neva Gamble, Adeline Collins, Pembe Idrizi Bekiri and Helen Rutherford. All celebrate their special day today, July 27 ... Bring out the party hats tomorrow for Virginia Cyphert, Nancy Zareczny, Jack McWhirter, Donald Rath, Maureen Hammen, John Fisher and Ted Hobbs ... Be sure to extend all best birthday wishes on Saturday to Leo Coughlin, Michelle Ladd, Loraine Jokel, Margie Rieske, Kitty Solomon, Joan Crook, Chris Koberna, Ginny Baird, Katie Foster, Matthew Weyant, Curtis Nielsen and Mason Nye ... Did you know Jessica Griffin, Gail McMurtrey, Christopher Bogart, Jane Velotte, Martha Place, Violet Young, Mary McGarvey, Audrey McFall, Peter Jones and Gail Miller turn a year older on Sunday? ... Diane Cox, Cecelia Rice, Dottie Sabatino, Caroline Stills, Jennie Shapiro, Lois Filbey, William Wiand, Katherine Escobar and William Howard have birthdays coming up on Monday ... Tuesday brings the first day of August and the birthdays of Raelene Hawi, Karen Davis, William Parker, Monica Wilson, Megan Lane, James Carter and Robert Bentley ... Those entitled to have their cake and eat it, too, on Wednesday are Sandra Anderson, Elizabeth Barrett, James Barber and Scott McCauley ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Betty Hoverman, Edward Escobar, Dot Hogan, Helen Shoemaker, Sean Carroll, John Murray, Kay Bach, Walter Bach, Clark Sullivan and Bill Bosworth earlier this month ... Ever wonder who invented the tooth brush? According to reader Betty David, the first brush with bristles originated in China in the year 1498. Bristles came from hogs, horses and badgers before nylon bristles were developed by Du Pont in 1938, she said ... May the coming week be a good one!
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