by Sandy Fahy
A tip of the hat to Rich Baker, who recently made a hole-in-one on the 11th hole at Pinecrest Golf Course. Rich used a 5-iron to accomplish that feat ... Kudos to Christy Flees, who was named "Kiwanian of the Year" by the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City in Clearwater. Christy was also recently elected as the club's vice president for 2008-2009. Kat George is the new president. Other officers who will serve in the coming year are Dale Tindall, president-elect; Diane Urwiller, secretary; and Kay Skelton, treasurer. Directors are Dr. Don Auerbach, Frank LaMagna, Roy Workman, Maurice Mickens, Jim Ewbank, Daryl Waterman and Doug Williams. Jeff Cesta is immediate past president ... Mike and Rose Watkins were among the more than 30 Pinellas Talking Book Library volunteers honored at a luncheon hosted by the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative and Talking Book Library in December ... Friends of Robert Richards welcomed him back from California earlier this week ... Friends of Alice Marini want her to know they are thinking of her and wishing her all the best ... Congratulations to Bruce and Joyce Frey on their upcoming wedding anniversary. Their special day is January 10 ... Did you know today is Marion Crane's birthday? Sandi Meriwether, Lisa Murphy, Jennifer Tudor, Judy Block and Timothy George, Jr. are among those who share her January 8 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Aurora Moss, Anita Carroll and Thomas Montgomery yesterday and those of Sandra Huff, Richard Pearson, Phyllis Havier and Norman Davison earlier this week ... Laura Montgomery, Gladys Heebner, Kacey Call, Stephanie Bough, Judy Cottrell, Joanne Baker, June Metzger and Walter Flitcraft are among those turning a year older tomorrow ... The birthdays of Joyce Maddox, Gene Ginn, Jane Campbell, Ralph Moon, Jean Hamilton, David Authier and John Stima are coming up on Saturday ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Maritza Silva, Amanda Becker, Frances Fowler, Linda Cochran, Brittany Sisson and Lois Nixon ... Be sure to wish Shirley Anderson, Diane Craig, Judy Jackson, Andrea Higgins and Rebecca Roman all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... Tuesday brings the birthdays of Betty Rollins, Mary Burgess, Jackie Moore, Elizabeth Vogt and Mary Ann Olden ... What do Gail Ector, Ellen Gilbert, Colette Simonelli, Ruth Goodwin, Ruth Hickman, Mary Mistal and Steve Nohl have in common? All were born on January 14 ... A little bird told us Betty Seara, William Huff, Carol Kenyon, Kirk Baugher and Judy Bassick recently had birthdays ... Tina Haggart says we should keep our New Year's resolutions secret. That way nobody will know when we break them ... Have a great week, everyone.