by Sandy Fahy
A tip of the hat to Ricky Hess, City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for August ... Newlyweds Katherine and Adam Lane are back from their honeymoon--first, a cruise to the Virgin Islands and Bahamas, and then, a trip to Niagara Falls ... The Hungarian Club of Pinellas honored its longest married couples at a "Wedding Anniversary Celebration" luncheon at Stacey's Buffet in Largo a while back. The celebrants included Daniel and Margaret Verestoy (60 years); John and Veronica Milhalie (59 years); Charles and Giselle Guggenberger (56 years); and Frank and Elizabeth Biscotto (55 years). Congrats to all ... "Happy Anniversary" to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week: Joseph and Hilary Sosa (Aug. 20); Stan and Margaret Noseworthy (Aug. 21); Jim and Bernice Beaton (Aug. 22) ... It's birthday time once again for Judith Morgan, Betsey Sanderson, Susan Daniels and Kelly Frazer. A little bird told us all turn a year older today, August 20 ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Jan Stevens and Carolyn Brooks ... The birthdays of Casie Colamarino, Dennis Kellenberger, Florence Gowrie, Amy Thompkins, Christina Chase and Edward Brown are coming up on Saturday ... Be sure to wish Christy Skinner, Carol North, Margaret Stewart, Paul Chance, Emily Distler, David MacNamee, Pam Robinson and John Dougherty all the best on their special day, which is Sunday ... Monday brings the birthdays of Betty Huff and Barb Moniz ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Tuesday to Rita McGregor, Holly Morris, Doug Davis and Sara Campbell ... What do Kimberly Johnson, Herman Gaillard, Anna Randolph, David Stoner, Priscilla Hobby, Katie Williams and Cory Center have in common? All were born on August 26 ... A search for what item first brought Thomas Edison to Ft. Myers in 1886? According to Anna Smith, Edison was looking for a suitable filament for his incandescent lamp ... Have a great week, everyone.