A tip of the hat to Kevin Burke, who was named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2006 at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium ... Elmer Williams will serve as president of the Largo Historical Society in the coming year. Other officers are Don Forehand, 1st vice president; Karen Donovan, 2nd vice president; Martha Williams, corresponding secretary and treasurer; and Pat Morrison, recording secretary. Directors are Martha Gibson, Charlie Harper, Sandy Harper, Marilyn Short, Doug Van Atter and Marie Van Atter ... Supporters of the Abilities Guild filled the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall for "Jazz at the Murray" on February 10. The concert featuring Rose Bilal and Trio was a benefit for Abilities of Florida. Toni Alexander was event chair. Her committee was composed of Roberta Christenson, Marie Gage, Gloria and Bill Hollingsworth, Anne Lauder, Virginia Meyer-Ingersoll, Jackie and Roger Ormerod, Al Tower and Deborah Vaters ... Dr. Lee Goscin-Penny was guest speaker at the February 12 dinner meeting of Eta Sigma Eta alumnae chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Her presentation at Alfano's Restaurant focused on women's health issues ... Congratulations and best wishes to Greg and Jean Stock, who recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary ... Congrats are also in order for the following couples marking anniversaries in the coming week: Wayne and Cathy Purdy, Don and Pat Rath (Feb. 18); Jay and Teresa Ozbun, Tony and Sherry Conte (Feb. 19); Clyde and Nancy Smith (Feb. 20) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Kurt and Lauri Kalivoda, whose special day was February 6 ... A little bird told us June Arata and Dot Palmieri are among those celebrating birthdays this month ... "Happy Birthday" greetings are in order today, February 15, for Patricia Littler, Olivia Lumm, Dorothy Sanders, Sarah Diamond, Carol Manley, Kelly Bauler, Catherine Pelletier, Joyce Ford, Andy Jeffrey and Bob Williams ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Mary Schmidt, Gloria Connolly, Bob Zimmerman, John Ridinger, Vicki Lomas, Rick Berdeski, Amy Ditwiler, Sue Davis, Robin Rilling, Richard Brown, Robin Wright and Faith Ryan ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Shannon Caste, Kelly Nail, Stefanie Stewart, Paul Steele, Renne Nolan, Craig West, Connie Smith and Tom Kirkpatrick ... Did you know Sunday is Connie Opitz' birthday? Others who share her February 18 birthdate are Irene Cross, Ursula Metallo, Sarah Gilmore, Sally Murray, William Blanchard, Dawn Cleland, Helen Pine, Anne Phillips and Mark Cockerham ... Be sure to extend all best birthday wishes on Monday to Isabel Koehl, Lori Hensel, Sandy Campbell, Dee Crews, Rick Davis, David Lovell, Sarah Stanley, Don Snipes and Elizabeth Lombardo ... Among those turning a year older on Tuesday are Carol Scheffer, Jenny Cockerham, Jean Thompson, Jackie Lawler, Helen Wilsey, Courtney Enigan, Ed Hawkes, Dolores Bernard, Don Jones and Carie Brown ... The birthdays of Martha Wharton, Karen Hutto, Beth Goodgame, Jean Johnstone, Geraldine Reynolds and Elaine Jackson are coming up on Wednesday ... Comedian Tom Smothers turned 70 earlier this month. Author John Grisham was 52 last week ... Marlene Havens says there are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who have no idea what has happened ... Have a great week, everyone.
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