by Sandy Fahy
Photo by Sandy Fahy
Kudos to Roxanne Lindquist, who was honored not long ago by the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for the 2,483 hours she had accumulated as a volunteer during the past year. Roxanne, who has put in many an hour in the gift shop at Suncoast Hospital, has also volunteered her services at the Largo Cultural Center and Largo Community Center. She was presented a plaque at RSVP's 30th anniversary celebration ... A tip of the hat to Lisa Cook, who was recently named CVS District 5's "Store Manager of the Year" ... Applause, please, for the many groups around town who participated in the recent county-wide coastal cleanup. Chapel-By-The-Sea on Clearwater Beach was among those taking part. Representing the church that day were Jan Kleinhans, Jean Earley, Raelene Hawi, Hannah Hawi, Rick and Cindy Owens, Denise Hawi, Bill and Sue Johnson, John and Stephanie Doran, Rev. Herb and Lorraine Freitag, Candy Zimmerman, Katy Probst, Gina McPherson, Joe and Barbara Blakely, Lamecia and Cassidy Bingham, Renee and Tucker McElwaney and the Muller family (Jennifer, Jeff, Hallie, Annie and Bryn) ... Fourteen homes in the Old Clearwater Bay neighborhood will be open to the public during the Clearwater Garden Club's first ever Home & Garden Tour on December 1. The event will include a wine tasting at garden club headquarters. Persons interested in purchasing tickets may call 298-0084 or 441-2719 ... Sue Jones, former director of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, District VIII, will be guest speaker at the December 5 Christmas Luncheon of the Belleair Garden Club. She will present a program on "Holiday Designs". Guests are welcome. Call 596-8430 for additional information ... Did you know Debora Bickel and Lauretta Ebert turn a year older today, November 29? ... "Happy Birthday" greetings are in order tomorrow for Linda Clark, Dixie Davis, Richard Reynolds, Tyler Jacobs and Patrick Gettings ... The coming week also brings the birthdays of Babs Knutson, Jean Thomson, Scott Ladd, Marlene Rowe, Kristi Anderson, Jo Davis, Linda Amidei, Trenton Purvis and Kris Martin ... Hope Francis Oulton had the best birthday ever on November 24 ... Congratulations to the following couples who recently celebrated wedding anniversaries: Richard and Mary Ann Clemow, Joe and Jean Gill, Mike and Cindy Constantinou, Lyle and Nan Smith. It was anniversary #42 for the Clemows. MIke and Cindy have been married for 12 years ... Congrats and best wishes also go to newlyweds Robert and Virginia McKenna ... Delores Nichelson says the best thing that parents can spend on their children is time, not money ... Have a great week, everyone.