Photo by SANDI FAHY
PEOPLE AROUND TOWN: Meet Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent, Pinellas County Schools. Dr. Wilcox was caught on camera while addressing a group of senior citizens at the Gus A. Stavros Institute last fall.
Congratulations to Jamie and Denise Westlake, who recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary ... Congratulations are also in order for Bill and Helen Love, whose special day was February 28 ... Hats off to Horton Townes, director of the Handicapable Ministry at St. Paul United Methodist Church, whose work with persons with disabilities and their families was recently recognized by the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern United Methodist Agency for Rehabilitation. Townes was one of two persons throughout the southeast to receive the prestigious Robert M. Pitzer Award ... Lisa Hartley will serve as chairman of the upcoming WGA Invitational at Clearwater Country Club. Shirley Zuzack is co-chair. Arlene Moody chaired the recent Rally for the Cure event ... Friends of Mary Boys want her to know they are thinking of her and wishing her all the best ... Warmest wishes go to Louise Auburn, who is 96 years old today! Others who share her March 1 birthdate are Karen Meno, Joyce Long, Nancy Slone, Ruth LaFrance, Janice Hammond, James Gray, Carole Purvis, Carol Hindman, Michael Mullins, Dennis Furnell and Connie Potts ... Hope you remembered Kathleen Carroll's birthday yesterday ... Nancy Bennett, Linda Hardin, Barbara Whitley, Carolyn Hunt, Jeff Bueg and Robert Taylor turn a year older tomorrow, while Saturday brings the birthdays of The Rev. Buzz Rabatin, Bill King, Marge Galloway, Joan Snyder, Chelsea Coleman, Ann Clark, Dave McConnell, Jodi Dixon, Chase Burwell, Betty Purchase, Bob Thatcher and Ann Wilson ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Michelle Brooks, Judy Black, John Leahy, Barbara Sweeny, Sue Ellis, Trinity Hines, Debra Austin, Chris Johnson, Andrea Hawi, Christopher Slaughter, Lisa Dexter and Jo Anne Fisher ... Be sure to wish Lori Owens, Jay Carpenter, Peter Keck, Denise Fleischer, Helen Kraus, David Bair, Gloria Fowles and Scott Young all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... Helen Sykes, Larry King, Christine Kilgore, Lori Hirsch, Dana Gray and Rick Owens are entitled to have their cake and eat it, too, on Tuesday ... The birthdays of Jennifer Garrett, Allison Keck, Cecelia Smith, Kathleen Matheny, Tom Hayes, Pat Johnson, Bill Wood, Laura Coleman, Richard Simon and Alex Boggs are coming up on Wednesday ... A little bird told us that avid golfers Norm Enzor, Darrell Clark and Tom Vest had birthdays in February ... Among the celebrities who turned a year older this past week: actress Bernadette Peters, 63 on Feb. 28; actress Elizabeth Taylor, 75 on Feb. 27; actress Joanne Woodward, 77 on Feb. 27; singer/songwriter Fats Domino, 79 on Feb. 26; and actress Betty Hutton, 86 on Feb. 26 ... Reader Liz Dunton says gossip is something that goes in one ear and out the mouth ... Have a good week, everyone.