by Sandy Fahy
The Dimmitt Community Center in Belleair was packed for the breakfast which followed the 7th Annual Belleair Classic 5K/10K Road Race on March 7. Some 800 runners participated in this year's event.
Congratulations to Tim Bartlett, who has been named City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for March ... A tip of the hat to the following ladies whose entries in the recent Quilters Crossing Quilt Club's quilt show earned them "Viewer's Choice" awards. The winners were (small quilt) Joan Strednek, 1st place; Bridget Hoffa, 2nd place; Carole Mitchell, 3rd place; (wall quilt) Susanne Thompson, 1st place; Pat Palumbo, 2nd place; Bonnie Ward, 3rd place; (full quilt) Diane DeBolt, 1st place; Dorothy Day, 2nd place; Edythe Panvini, 3rd place; (wearable quilt) Mollie Clark, 1st place; Ellie Fitzgerald, 2nd place; Barbara Campbell, 3rd place. Cindi Clapp's quilt was judged "Best of Show" ... "Happy Birthday" to the American Legion, which has been serving our veterans for 90 years ... Speaking of birthdays, it's that time of the year once again for Beverly Fisher, Virginia Clemento, Dorothy Lomison, Leslie Stewart, Carol Clobridge, Peter Gylfe, Ivette Compton, Danica Steele, Elizabeth Shuler, Geraldine Tinny, Sharon Fetherston, Ron Watson, Lisa Shaw, Judy DiDomenico, Arthur Easterbrook, Caroline Kilbourne and Bill Keeler. All turn a year older today, March 19 ... Hope you remembered Vivian Cunningham's birthday yesterday and the birthdays of Myra Mernagh, Dick Hoban, Pat MacEwen, Jean Robinson, Kerryanne Shuler and Jean Henry earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Marion Cain, Nelda Gant, Emily Hoyt, Jan Watrous, Kristin Juergens, Jean Earley, Wayne Morris, Mary Murante and Tim DuBois ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Lucille Weiss, Sherry Garcia, Kathie Skinner, Denise Hawi, Melissa Fraley, Janice Amburgy, Peg Anderson, Len Willey, Robert Linn and Beryl Davies ... What do Tommy Duff, Jennifer Freeman, Margaret Ward, Justin Narine, Tracey Tyber, Jessica Schroeder, Connie Menefee, Sharon Smith, Brianna Russo, Debra Davis and Amy Sauers have in common? All were born on March 22 ... Linda Green, Lucy Barnett, Betty McGraw Perkins, Sheila Hoffman, Lance Riddile, Ken Meyer, Kathy Weller, Robert Metz, Jr. and Kevin Webb will be celebrating their special day on Monday ... The birthdays of Father Bob Williams, Gladys Peacock, Cynthia Hart, Patricia Higgins, Spencer Rice, Charles Wells, Cory Connell, John Dougherty and Harry Whitman are coming up on Tuesday ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Wednesday to Susan Fowler, Kristyne Kuna, Jane Turner, Eva Reese, Bruce Myers and Catherine Davidson ... A little bird told us Sue Jones, Barbara Gayhart, Richard Simon, Tyler Rice, Charles Teller, Fred Lavery, Jenny Vonhof, Angie Sayward, Bella Shuler, Rose Viers, Judy Schierer, Jane Harkey, Anne Metz, Mildred Burdick, Frances Fowler. Lois Finn and Kay Sloan recently had birthdays ... Congratulations and best wishes to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Andrew and Terri Cabaniss (March 19); Paul and Kim Chance (March 20); Tom and Joan Crook (March 21); Craig and Vicki Robison (March 22); Mike and Joan Kline (March 24) ... Belated anniversay congrats are in order for James and Sallie Brennan (March 14); Eric and Jill Ott (March 13); William and Carmen McCarthy (March 11); David and Bonnie Lovell, Michael and Eva Cannon (March 6) ... Have a great week, everyone.