by Sandy Fahy
A tip of the hat to Daniel Rivera on his selection as City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for April ... Congratulations and best wishes to Mary Alice Anders, who is retiring after 43 years with Pinellas County Schools ... Congrats are also in order for Betcinda Kettells, who has been awarded a scholarship by the Florida Library Association ... It's birthday time once again for Greta Jones, Beverly Byxbee, Linda Funke, Alli Romano, Shirley Westrate, Elizabeth Robinson, Gail MacAulay, Rebecca Mathews and Bud Zimmer. All celebrate their special day today, May 14 ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Dick Sterba and Jordan Ector yesterday and those of Phyllis Emerson, Margaret Jacobs, Jennifer Saner and Sue McBride earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Wilma Brown, Emily Pate, Scott Sauers, Kyle Webb and Patrick Griffith ... The birthdays of Julie Easterday, Martha Donald, Freda Caley and Andrea Digdo are coming up on Saturday ... What do Vicki McMullen, Jane Burgos and Jackie Petersen have in common? All turn a year older on Sunday ... Be sure to wish Ellen Dierks, Shannon Constantinou, Kelly Grimshaw and John Green all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Tuesday to Stephanie Doran, Jill Mathews, Wes Pullman, Jean McEvoy, Elizabeth Schroeder and Richard Caldwell ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Wednesday to Bob Fernandez, Joy Brown, Bill Babbitt, Melissa Whittenhall, Bill Madison and Linda Quigley ... A little bird told us that Kalin Winsey, Kenneth Winsey, Betty Dieb, Melissa Barlow, Doris McLean, Anece Hughes, Carolina Bates, Carolyn Randall, Kathy Frishe, Julie Battaglia, Gene Metzger, Judy Koch, Carol Bennison, Ralph Miller, Shannon Riek, Will Bennett, Rosemary Gecan, Janet Patterson, Betty Scarborough and Michelle Salsman recently had birthdays ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Joseph and Ethel Hall (May 14); Paul and Carol Chesler, Bill and Agnes Sinclair (May 18) ... Belated anniversay congrats are in order for David and Sandra Anderson, John and Kathy Paul (May 12); Bud and Joan Anderson, George and Pearl Richards (May 7); Donald and Vicki Lomas (May 5) ... Have a great week, everyone.