by Sandy Fahy
PEOPLE AROUND TOWN: Meet Rush Dozier, who celebrated his 90th birthday not long ago. Dozier is an active member of the Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron.
A tip of the hat to Scott Batten, City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for January ... Congratulations are in order for the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Walter and Helen DellaPenna (Jan. 20), Timothy and Janene McKenney (Jan. 22) and Clark and Ann Marie Lea (Jan. 23). It's anniversary #14 for the McKenneys ... Did you know today is Gloria Nims' birthday? Courtney Maywood, Beth Nelson, Shirley Wilder, Ann Cornett, Deb Vermeer, Elaine Losey, Donald Lomas, Jr., Margaret McLane and Barbara Fricke are among those who share her January 17 birthdate ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Dottie Dennis, Leanne Mallory, Caroline Green, Maxine Bright, Brandi Looker, Cheri Crutchfield, Jean Kadlec, Timothy Magidson and Cara Tromer ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Amanda Kellogg, Scott Kellogg, Harriet Knight, Flo Schaffer, Robert Williams, Don Nixon, Mary Bartholomew, David Jewell and John Goldsmith ... Be sure to wish Delores Nichelson, Kara Leuz, Laurie Anderson, Staci Dolgos, Lindsey Settlemire, Dalton Settlemire, Lucas Heier and Bill Jahnes all the best on their special day, Sunday ... The birthdays of Lisa Johnson, Jamie Poppler, Lauren Braciak, Judy Koontz, Judy Northridge, Bruce Crevasse and Lucille Carter are coming up on Monday ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Tuesday to Betty Smith, Billie Zimmerman, Helen Whyte, Bill Reeves and Greg Long ... Wednesday brings the 23rd day of the month and the birthdays of Hillary Bowman, Anthony Marshall and Margaretta Short ... A little bird told us that Beryl Cobb, Greg Patterson, Margaret Noseworthy, Melinda Royster, Robin Nightingale, Esther McDonald and Bruce Roberts turned a year older in recent weeks ... Laurie Peacock says there are three elements of success: aspiration, inspiration and perspiration ... Have a great week, everyone.