by Sandy Fahy
Hats off to Joe D'Alessio, who made a hole-in-one on Hole 2 at Clearwater Country Club not long ago ... A tip of the hat also goes to Helen DiGesare, winner of the Women's Golf Association President's Cup tournament at Clearwater Country Club, and the foursome of DiGesare, Rita Carter, Jan Kirschke and Sandi Pisano, winning team in the WGA's recent Rainbow Tournament ... We hear Miriam Hill has written an essay scheduled to be published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings, which is due out in December ... An article by another local writer, Carol Perry, appeared in the March 2009 issue of The Antique Shoppe ... Congratulations and best wishes to Don and Barbara Brash, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Congrats are also in order for the following couples marking anniversaries in the coming week: George and Elizabeth Wilsey (Aug. 13), George and Joanna Gaudreau (Aug. 14); Ed and Betty Shamas (Aug. 16); Les and Sandi Meriwether (Aug. 19) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Ed and Marnie Long, whose special day was August 12 ... Susannah Costello, Jacky Bosacker, Michael Preston and Kim Jackson are among those turning a year older today, August 13 ... Hope you remembered Eva Marcantel's birthday yesterday ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" tomorrow to Marjorie Donnelly, Walter DellaPena, Barbara Wright, Jynx Bailey, Betty Dethmers and Dick Burkhart ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Saturday for Rosalie Bergman, Susan Hall and Cheryl Hale ... The birthdays of Linda Hines, Rebecca Houghton, Ellie Holmes, Robert Curtis, Shannon Spear and Jarrod Mattheus are coming up on Sunday ... Be sure to wish Betty Ferris, Barbara Fryer, Martha Bobwich, Lauren Brady, Jean Bereznoff and Rosemarie Sadovnik all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... "Happy Birthday" greetings are in order on Tuesday for Jackie Ormerod, Marilyn Foster, Mackenzie Chance, John Thorne, Gary Patterson, Marguerite Simpson and Ruth Denniston ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Wednesday to Jim Gibbs, Martha Ginn, Arthur Goodale and Peter Makres ... A little bird told us that Danielle Rock, Deborah Rock, Bill Coleman, Clark Sullivan and Donald Crawford recently had birthdays ... Have a good week, everyone. Keep your news coming to Socially Speaking.