by Sandy Fahy
PEOPLE AROUND TOWN: Meet (from left) Peter Summers, president of the Pinellas Genealogy Society; Cheryl Rennacker of the Caladesi Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; and Bob Bryan, past president and current director of education for the Pinellas Genealogy Society. The three were caught on camera at a recent genealogy workshop.
Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: David and Irene Redd (March 15); Dan and Deborah Sykes, Lewis and Elizabeth Dale, Brandon and Julie Clarke, John and Elizabeth France (March 17); Tom and Marge Piernick (March 18) ... Belated anniversary congrats are in order for Kevin and Caroline Barnett (March 2); Royce and Priscilla Hobby, George and Sandra Meyers (March 1) ... Did you know Nancy Wood, Sheila Smith, Karla Myers, Danene Rice, Linda Riggs, Charlotte Parker, Pam Pearch, Gary Reynolds, Sue Jones and Chip Fowler turn a year older today, March 12? ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Kathleen McDougall, Karolina Nagy and Kelly Tiano yesterday and those of Jennifer Jacobs, Paige Nielsen, Virginia Hamrick, Kelly McFrederick, Betty Wise and Liz Wright earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Gladys Nobles, Blair Clarke, Sarah Hilker, Walter Brashear, Christy Petrie, John Crandall, Gary Young and David Campbell ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Ann Marie Aldrich, Gloria Blackburn, Ellen Cambell, Elizabeth Reynolds, Ann Spittle, Sally Starrett, Lisa Smithson and Jane Broker ... Be sure to wish Christina Otto, Karen Clark, Jay Archer, Mabel Goldsmith, Ann Spear, Charles Randolph, Sue Williams, Tommy Thompson and Richard Garrett all the best on their special day, which is Sunday ... The birthdays of Sissy Scharf, Priscilla Allen, Anna Patton, Charles Riggs III, Joseph Maguire, Laurel Johnson, Beth Daniels and William Banks are coming up on Monday ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Tuesday to Judy McNeil, Alicia Wolfe, Joyce Paquette, Kathy Strong, Robert Smith, Rose Bellinger, Brittany Bennett, Christopher Vaughan and Kevin Barnett ... Wednesday brings the 18th day of the month and the birthdays of Bonnie Mann, Alice Changstrom, Jane Mayfield, Alicia Sorenson, Wende Anderson, Ethel Hall, Viola Freeman, Cynthia Garrels and William Prior ... A little bird told us that Betty Cowan, Cecelia Smith, Sue Wagner, Carol Piper, Joan Snyder, Kasey Watson, Marilyn Jones, Karen Meno, Marguerite Dawson, Millie Van Ham, Sue Hartranft, Carol Feeherry, Doris Prater, Kathleen Sprague, Nancy Slone and Joseph Hall recently had birthdays ... Ever wonder how many rivets hold the Eiffel Tower together? According to Marie Bellinger, the answer is 2.5 million rivets! ... Have a great week and a happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone.