by Sandy Fahy
Congratulations to Maggie Doucette, who was recently named City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for January. Congrats are also in order for the Marshall Street AWWTP Operations staff, who received the city's Team Award for January/February ... A tip of the hat to Arlene Barton, who used a 7-iron to make a hole in one on Hole #12 of the Largo Golf Course earlier this month ... Kudos to the following members of the Clearwater Aquatics Team on their showing in the recent SYS meet in Sarasota: Tyler Small (1st place overall, boys 8 & under); Matthew Hirschberger (2nd overall, boys 10 & under; Macy Marshburn (2nd overall, girls 10 & under); Alex Katz (1st overall, boys 11/12); Morgan Perrotti (1st overall, girls 11/12); Ryan McRae (1st overall, boys 13/14); and Taylor Katz (2nd overall, girls 13/14) ... Bill Bilodeau, president of the Pinellas County Native Plant Society, was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Clearwater Garden Club ... Did you know today is Joy Sturgis' birthday? Lisa Byrd, John Fleming, Laura Lahm, Joy Sturgis and Mary Teller are among those who share her January 29 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Cecelia Hopwood, Carl Rieben, Dean Merritt and Esther Vreeland earlier this week ... Candy McDaniel, Mildred Whitcomb, Kelly Anderson, Doris Sofarelli, Colleen Turner, Carolyn Wood and George Compton are among those turning a year older tomorrow ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Lela Garnett, Timothy Harrigan, Jr., Jim Flemming and Robert Blanc ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Peg Cameron, Trish Shea, Janet O'Brien, Allison Williams, Sharon Brown and John Parker ... The birthdays of Al Klein, Les Novak, Linda Anderson, Shirley Johnson, Tom Wolkowsky and Patricia Stanton are coming up on Monday ... Those entitled to have their cake and eat it, too, on Tuesday are Leeley Myers, Anne Nelson and Phillip Jones ... Wednesday brings the fourth day of February and the birthdays of Lucille Jackson, Ann Bole, Jeanbelle Bodtke, Dr. Dave Petrik, Jean Santay, Lori Clark, Anita Williams, Helen Allen and Patricia Bateman ... A little bird told us the following persons recently had birthdays: Helen Whyte, Carole Diaz, Hailey Brown, Matthew Olson, Nancy Currey, Janet Timms, Joel Gurian, Eric Coyle, Courtney Howdeshell, Shawn Grady, Sylvia Green, Dick McMurry, Trudi Schamore, Greg Patterson, Joan McClung, Leslie Alestra and Kerri Silvernell ... Congratulations and best wishes to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Ted and Diane May, Sylvia and Vic Wickman (Jan. 31); Bill and Helen Sykes (Feb. 4). It's anniversary #45 for the Wickmans. The Sykes will be toasting 48 years of marriage ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Steve and Liz Hopwood, whose special day was January 10 ... Ruth Deaver says if you enjoy reading a spicy book, read a Mexican cookbook ... Have a good week, everyone.