by Sandy Fahy
How many of our readers know that June 20 is American Bald Eagle Day? The majestic bird pictured above was recently caught on camera while soaring above a local lake.
Congratulations to Bola Oni on obtaining her degree from St. Petersburg College in May. Congrats are also in order for 2008 high school grads Savanna Shore, Courtney Meek, Kevin Kidwell, Jill Sears, Anna Hays, Michael Rainwater, Kristin Lemire, Lesleyanne Drake, Bridget Hendricks, Jenny Cockerham, Katie Mackenzie, Caitlin Frank, Corey McNamee and Stella Frazier. We hear Courtney, Jill and Caitlin are among those who plan to continue their education at the University of South Florida ... A tip of the hat to Marianne Lynch, who was named "Volunteer of the Month" for May at Belcher Elementary School ... "Happy Anniversary" to Dan and Doris Martinez (June 19); Dick and Barbara Abbott (June 20); Jay and Kristyn Wadsworth, John and Brenda Hiers, Bob and Kathy Biddle (June 21); Troy and Joan Craft, Bob and Margaret Metz, Larry and Marge Dimmitt (June 22); Bruce and Carol Littler, Herbert and Eleanor Rowe (June 23); John and Carole Cowan (June 24). It's anniversary #33 for the Hiers, #17 for the Dimmitts. The Littlers will be toasting 45 years of marriage ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Darrell and Lisa Webb, Michael and Betty Gorsage (June 17); Vance and Marsha Wegner, Dan and Jane Provenzano (June 11); Henry and Sharon Halikas (June 6); Mike and Kelly Grimshaw (June 3); Peter and Doris Lilly (May 25) ... Did you know today is Tiffany Burgos' birthday? Elizabeth Peterson, Heidi Stricker, Danielle McKenney, Chelsi ByRoade, Toney Lowe, Sr., Barbara Humphreys, Eric Peterson, Patty Coleman, Margo Skicewicz, David Stender, Lisa Shadroui and Graham Culkar are among those who share her June 19 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Michelle Watson, Bob Fryer, Laurie Closson and Susan Stewart yesterday and those of Kendra Polachy and Timothy Amburgy earlier this week ... Drina Meyer, Dan Lovell, Terry Huff, Ann Hurst, Kitty Skinner, Bebe Kelly, Kathy Sterba, Blake Doganiero, Allen Caldwell, John Cowan, Weston Smith, Winston Haydon, Roger Cochran and Johnny Clanton will be turning a year older tomorrow ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Virginia Bundy, Christopher Enigan, Marion Lamkin, June Brashear and Stefen David ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Christina Kautz, James Merritt, Andrew Mink, Mark Petersen, Madison Kebler, Tom Zelinsky, Drake Freeman and Paul Meeker ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Suzanne Buchyn, Chucky Lomas, Eddie Oddo, Stacy Peavier, Marjorie Baarman, Wes Brockman, Kally Harvard, Rob Lahm and Betsy Adams ... The birthdays of Esther Johnson, Ashley Ellingham, Ann Howe, Carol Alexander, Anna Reed, Daniel Meek, Alex Fryer, Stephanie Smith, Lindsay Cowart and Zachary Weems are coming up on Tuesday ... What do Honey Deutsch, Jane Price, Nicole Logan, Thomas Persing, Jana Wildridge, Connor Myers and Bethann Bennett have in common? All were born on June 25 ... Just learned the following persons recently had birthdays: Alice Taylor, Rachel Maloney, Linda McGeehan, Dustin Lovell, Carolyn Nail, Shirley Peterson, Gwen Scott, Jim DeLanoy, Amy Jonson, Tom Jonson, Doris Hoshal, Mary Bunch and Stephen Lahm ... Have a great week, everyone.