SOCIALLY SPEAKING by Sandi Fahy
Hats off to U.S. Postal Service mail carriers Neil Hunt and Jimmy Walterick, recipients of this year's "Outstanding Mail Carrier" Awards presented by the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Talking Book Library. The two were recognized for "their dedicated and outstanding service in the delivery of talking books" ... A tip of the hat also goes to Vanessa Herbest, Zayda Janiak, Win Maw and Aaron Puig, who are among the students recently selected as members of Pinellas County Schools' 2006 5th Grade Honor Chorus ... Margaret Amburgey was elected president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Chapel-By-The-Sea in January. Other officers who will serve in the coming year are Grete Wrede, vice president; Jane Banks, secretary; and Joan Matthews, treasurer. Mark your calendars for the group's annual spring bazaar, which is coming up on March 21 ... Liza Campa-Flanagan has been re-elected president of the Belleair Bluffs Business Association for 2006 ... Congratulations to Bob and Beryl Sydnor, who recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary ... Congratulations are also in order for John and Linda Williams and Bill and Helen Love, whose anniversaries are coming up on February 26 and 28, respectively ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Kurt and Lauri Kalivoda, David and Robin Vanhook (Feb. 6); Wayne and Cathy Purdy (Feb. 18); Clyde and Nancy Smith (Feb. 20) ... Did you know today is Mary Lou Miller's birthday? Margaret Hyde, Mike Branscombe, Robert Reinke, Don Carlson and Renee Stonewell are among those who share her February 23 birthdate ... Sara Tomalesky, Kelli Lightner, Fay Schroeder, Phillip Doganiero, Beth Burton, Mary Walthall, Florence Johnson, Ron Norman and Ed Michels turn a year older tomorrow ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Saturday for Marian Davis, Kimberly Ann Grinsted, Stephen Carson, Eileen Urquhart, Virginia Dallas, Sherry Porritt, Dee Lewis, Blake Masters, Irene Davis and Donna Hutchins ... What do Sue Cottrell, Connie McGinnis, John Anderson, Bill LaFlam, Russell Stevenson, Erin Mullins, Callie Raymond, Lacey Raymond, Fran Bradford and Crystal Sweeney have in common? All have birthdays coming up on Sunday ... Be sure to wish Emily Vermeer, Dorothy Carmichael, Fred Bickel, Bill Ward, Barbara Stephanik, Phyllis Walls, Scarlet Myer, Karen Brown and Al Cawood all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... "Happy Birthday" greetings are in order on Tuesday for Amy Pitman, Janice Negley, Peggy Moon, Robert McClellan, Jeanne Howes, Chris Brown, Pam Shinsky, Vicki Adams and Andrew Gordon ... Since this isn't a Leap Year, wonder when Leticia Morgan and Jamie Frayer will celebrate their birthdays? Both were born on February 29 ... Wednesday brings the first day of March and the birthdays of Nancy Slone, Louise Auburn, Michael Mullins, Dennis Furnell, Joyce Long, James Gray and Carole Purvis ... Just learned the birthdays of Faith Ryan, Sarah Gillmore, Joyce Mattison, Helen Wilsey, Alan Eldridge, Scott Walker and Pam Yancar have come and gone. They were earlier this month ... Special to Leeley: Please get well soon! Your friends are thinking of you and wishing you all the best ... Have a good week, everyone.
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