by Sandy Fahy
Patsy Snyder and grandson Kaden Snyder, 2 1/2, were caught on camera at the Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo during the holidays.
Congratulations to Lynn and Gordon Hicks on the new additon to their family. Matthew Elder Hicks was welcomed into the world on December 20. He weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz ... A tip of the hat to Cheryl Brouette, who recently received her bachelor's degree in liberal studies from the University of Tampa ... Applause, please, for the team of Steve Hall, Tony Scordino, John Beal and John Nelson from Clearwater Country Club, who took first place in the recent Pinellas Cooks & Chefs ACF Tournament at Dunedin Country Club ... Did you know today is Jean Hamilton's birthday? Joyce Maddox, John Stima, Ruth Duncan, Ralph Moon, Debra Mackay, John Wigle and David Authier are among those who share her January 10 birthdate ... Hope Kacey Call had the best birthday ever yesterday ... Brittany Sisson, Lois Nixon, Maritza Silva, Linda Cochran, Jerry Call, Amanda Becker, Sean Skinner and Frances Fowler are among those turning a year older tomorrow ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Mary Howard, Amy Maguire, Shirley Anderson, Andrea Higgins, Myrtle Cassidy, Haven Poirier, Ann Sabo, Diane Craig and Judy Jackson ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Mary Burgess, Elizabeth Vogt, Mary Ann Olden, Betty Rollins and Bob Alex ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Gail Ector, Ellen Gilbert, Ryan Meek, Steve Nohl, Ruth Hickman, Ruth Goodwin, Mary Mistal, Colette Simonelli and Frank Williams ... Be sure to wish Evelyn Holdren, Steve Elliott, Kathy Owens, Carol James and Bryan Stanley all the best on their special day, which is Tuesday ... The birthdays of Susan Sisson, Peggy Jones, Deborah Hauser, Connie Van Wyk, Sally Foote and Elisabeth Lawson are coming up on Wednesday ... A little bird told us Sandi Meriwether, Nancy Weinert, Terry Swatzell, Anita Carroll, Mary Kathryn Florie, Mary Edwards, Trudy Clark, Beck Weinert, Deborah Williams and Ida Canelis turned a year older recently ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Bruce and Joyce Frey (Jan. 10); Allan and Ann McGregor (Jan. 12); David and Monica Adams (Jan. 13) ... Belated anniversary congrats are in order for Nick and Susan Katte (Jan. 8); James and Elizabeth Bush (Jan. 7); John and Judy Genevie, Wayne and Kinnear Smith (Jan. 4); Virgil and Joy Sturgis (Dec. 16) ... It was the late Danny Kaye who stated, "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can" ... Have a great week, everyone.